zeroption | tempus breve est

from 1983 s realpolitik to the group s most recent release, zeroption confound

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zeroption: from no where (2018)

01. zeroption - from no where / i think reality s a dream perception subsumed by the stream it is a game in which i seem to never find out why i am i think reality s a dream i try to measure what i say i try to say just what i mean i came from nowhere i m going straight back there i think reality s a dream / Recorded on August 21 2017 and September 17 2018. Released on October 14, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: your affliction (2018)

01. zeroption - your affliction / everyone i meet is the same now no brains and no thought that s why i dropped out i live by my own rules i have never sold out a ringing silence fills my ears it resonates the cycles it channels all the noise i am trapped by your affliction the tendrils you call freedom they will not free me i am not diseased i was in a sleeping dream childhood lost i did not scream all this time in numbers and rhyme i found the reason not to die / Recorded on September 22 and October 13 2018. Released on October 14, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: tomorrow is too late (2018)

01. zeroption - tomorrow is too late / i am alone and gone tomorrow is too late there is no future it is today / Recorded on July 25 and August 5 2018. Released on October 13, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: it s you (2018)

01. zeroption - it s you / Recorded on August 17 2017 and October 1 2018. Released on October 10, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: summer breeze (2018)

01. zeroption - summer breeze / Recorded on July 12 and 28 2018. Released on October 1, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: you choose to (2018)

01. zeroption - you choose to / Recorded on July 7 and August 3 2018. Released on September 12, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: the night gets darker now (2018)

01. zeroption - the night gets darker now / i took a turn in this life somehow, i ll never find my way back home / Recorded on May 2 and 4 2018. Released on September 7, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: pain i spill (2018)

01. zeroption - pain i spill / please try to understand i didn t fade away i was in your thoughts not too long ago. yes i still get a thrill each drop of pain i spill it s evidence that there s something still inside / Recorded on July 30 and December 29 2017. Released on August 15, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: you give me nothing but an early grave (2018)

01. zeroption - you give me nothing but an early grave 02. zeroption - you gave me nothing but an early grieve / your worn out promises elicit no surprise. it s all been said before, my heart is packed in ice / Recorded on October 7 2017 and February 12 2018. Released on August 10, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: wish you away (2018)

01. zeroption - wish you away / work for nothing you acquiesce / Recorded on August 17 2017 and May 26 2018. Released on July 22, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: consider (2018)

01. zeroption - consider / consider these people then their way of life their habits their manners the very tones of their voices look at them attentively observe the literature they read the things which give them pleasure the words which come forth out of their mouths the thoughts which make the furniture of their minds. would any amount of wealth be worth having with the condition that one was to become just like these people by having it? / Recorded between June 10 and 13 2018. Released on July 2, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: now it s gone (2018)

01. zeroption - now it s gone / the ship was wrecked, some thing went wrong. and now it s gone / Recorded on December 6 2017 and February 22 2018. Released on July 2, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: flying by (2018)

01. zeroption - flying by / fifty years on, i should be dead! yet new ideas from the same old head! you stood still, but not where you were. if you ve been passed, then i m your future / Recorded on August 13 2017, April 28 and May 26 2018. Released on June 19, 2018. Featuring "the young mothers": Kealan, Gord and Chris.

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zeroption: without you (2018)

01. zeroption - without you / i m in love again. without you / Recorded on November 19 2017 and April 27 2018. Released on June 9, 2018. Featuring "the young mothers": Kealan, Gord and Chris.

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zeroption: what you did (2018)

01. zeroption - what you did / you bought a house and some furniture, enjoyed your vacations and driving your cars. you built a layered mass of subtle props and, after life, a west facing plot. the manicured lawn, the well positioned trees. the deep carving extends memory. because you are gone. your life has been consumed. but by what? and for whom? / Recorded on August 7 2017 and March 2 2018. Released on June 9, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: under the sycamore (2018)

01. zeroption - under the sycamore / on the highway when it s late at night i m in love in the moon light under the sycamore as you go by quick it smells like heaven. i lack sweetness in my life. with you i could look through it all to where the power resides. in your eyes / Recorded on September 5 2017 and February 21 2018. Released on May 15, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: no one believes (2018)

01. zeroption - no one believes / i don t care what you believe you can t justify all this fraud with your duplicity. life isn t an abstract projection the concrete grinds us down and we all have a maker to meet. talk of history distorts reality a lack of sympathy increases entropy. no one believes a long time ago you were once strong / Recorded on November 25 and December 22 2017. Released on May 15, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: like a million (2018)

01. zeroption - like a million 02. zeroption - used to / bang bang went the rhythm. hit my body like a million forever lost when night meets day, for they believe they know the way. when their lives flash before their eyes, will they see truth or lies? / Recorded in December and August of 2017. Released on April 19, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: if i had known (2018)

01. zeroption - if i had known 02. zeroption - not real / in the fall of eighty three, with everything in front of me, i turned my back on life itself, longing for what used to be. as a joke, i lost my heart, i lost my mind, i lost my art, focused on an ideal of a truth, not reality. i was with you. it was the truth. it was my heart. it was for you. i discovered, recently, time ravages unevenly. you are still in my heart like comic books and hockey cards. though it s caused me so much pain, i think of you, and in my brain, i know it is not real, but could i do it again? it was the truth. i lost my heart. it was with you / Recorded in July of 2017 and February of 2018. Released on April 4, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: not beating (2018)

01. zeroption - not beating / there are dreams that are left empty. that is the way it goes, uh huh. there are hearts that are not beating. you just get one real chance with life / Recorded in January of 2018. Released on April 4, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: i cause static (2018)

01. zeroption - i cause static 02. zeroption - inevitable / i cause static. its automatic. not albino, just so you know. so powerful, willing and able. we plug the label. bad and bold, mean and old. write in code, when i m able. still a zero, won t take shit. still a hero, looking for a hit / she s all dressed up like a well kept grave, save grace, dignity, charm. "inevitable", now easy to say, "she should have stayed on the farm" / Recorded in December of 2017. Released on March 26, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: i had to (2018)

01. zeroption - i had to 02. zeroption - the grenadiers / i never understood the consequence of not believing i was a soul unlike another. i thought it wasn t real, just fantasy, perceptual. how could i be unlike my brother? to know that time is all we have, forever is today and time is in between us. how can i wait to act and hope for a new day when all i see is useless? to exist beyond temporal bonds? part of me responds, "if i had to, could i live forever?" / Recorded in August of 2017. Released on March 26, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: by the collar (2018)

01. zeroption - by the collar / i m back! i m too damn powerful. i m still alive! so get evangelical. king, queen, prince or just zero, cop a stream and listen to your hero. open up your mind and take a little trip. reality. pass me the clip. just listen to what you ve been missing. take a hit, your eyes will glisten. i m a legacy, you know I keep going. upstream. got to keep rowing. from the past to the present. just a slave, just a peasant. where am i going? where am i from? got no i d. still on the run. scream and dance, holler! got you by the collar / Recorded in December of 2017. Released on March 17, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: no one knows that you are dead (2018)

01. zeroption - no one knows that you are dead 02. zeroption - live at the bronte seniors centre / do you not think it s a mistake to leave this world without a trace of who you are and what you say, lean and the fat, thunder. pain in my heart, wind in my hair, i breathe. live each moment, our times not long, together. though no one knows we still exist, will no one know that you re dead? / Recorded in October of 2017. Released on March 17, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: water color (2018)

01. zeroption - water color 02. zeroption - foot stomp / resistance faded like a water color in the sun. your well cut dresses bought the likes of everyone. no expectation of privacy. no thought of personal security. there will be no game. i refuse to play. i know that you see me. there will be no game. i refuse to play. i don’t want to be you / Recorded in December and October of 2017. Released on March 3, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: de list (2018)

01. zeroption - de list 02. zeroption - forgotten song / i m the idiot but i m a realist. i m the a but i wanna de list. not levellin , i m level in. price uh house uh here, stash treble n. i m in season, uh, they got reason. crossed a line, uh, now they say treason. on a good day i ll be making a joke, though it s all fun and games, will i end up broke? / Recorded in November and October of 2017. Released on March 3, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: for today (2018)

01. zeroption - for today 02. zeroption - contusion / you never listen to what I say. i m property, an asset to parlay. you hide behind the garden wall. a paradise, at least, for today. all you have is what you buy to show. what you don´t have, you will never know. reality can t hold you back. you can t escape, certain fate / Recorded in December and October of 2017. Released on February 16, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: we re looking (2018)

01. zeroption - we re looking 02. zeroption - in soviet america 03. zeroption - punctuality / you traded on your beauty and youth, but time has passed and now we re looking at the truth. define yourself by your perceived need, a distant illusion satisfied by your greed. prices rise and prices fall, the cycles live beyond us all, and when the thief comes in the night, your faded glories are easily quantified / Recorded in September and July of 2017. Released on February 16, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: accidental death (2018)

01. zeroption - accidental death 02. zeroption - signifies nothing 03. zeroption - if it / 'accidental death' the coroner ruled that you 'fell from the train' 'poison' made you sick, you 'choked' and 'drowned' before the fire came. i feel safe with my lawyer standing here, right in front of me. i feel safe with my lawyer standing here / Recorded in September and July of 2017. Released on February 1, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: nice dress (2018)

01. zeroption - nice dress 02. zeroption - i ve been to space before 03. zeroption - you no / nice dress, nice shoes, and without them you would look as good. your heart. so cold. your hands are warm, but your face is old. / Recorded in July of 2017. Released on January 26, 2018. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: endgame (2017)

01. zeroption - endgame / a naked self identity, converges time: eternity, glides out of ideology, survives atonal harmony. contaminated consciousness, lamenting the impossible, survivors that will not survive; existence beyond temporal. i m living in a garbage can, i m living in a garbage can. oppressive continuity, woven into a tapestry, subsumes the non conceptual, mimetic and the gestural. fragmented subjectivity, proves logic's own absurdity; empirical reality, dispels claims of autonomy. i m living in a garbage can, i m living in a garbage can. / Recorded at Ruin 'em all Lake View 2011, and in Oakville in January 2017. Featuring "delroy 'n' elroy": Kealan and Gord.

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zeroption: alaska (2017)

01. zeroption - security risk 02. zeroption - your house 03. zeroption - isda 04. zeroption - ft / you are a security risk, i m sorry to say, that you ll have to go, you are a security risk, our relationship, hit a new plateau, you are a security risk, nothing can be done, now you ll have to leave, you are a security risk, everything has changed, there s no point to grieve / your house is great! the fact is you bought it, it s a total apple! your house is great! your super landscaping! it s a total apple! your house is great! a thirty k fence! it s a total apple! your house is great! the fact is you like it, it s a total apple! your house is great! your house is great! / idea they could not achieve, subjective mode of reaction. transcendent absurdity, binding tangible intention. loss of personal unity, an omnipresent regression. extreme impossibility, inner outer and in between. i s d a, i s d a, life as we know it, we know that it will change. illusory continuum, synthetic justification. existential conformity a priori subjectification. extreme sentimentality, epoch impossibility, accursed negativity, incomprehensibility. i s d a, i s d a, life as we know it, we know that it will change. / front page, in numbers, long view, lex, letters, comments, gillian tett. companies, markets, john dizzard, simon kuper, lunch with ft. vanessa friedman is so haute. jancis, lander, rowley leigh. ludovic hunter tilney. books and travel, how to spend it. peter aspden, art and reviews, moneypenny cost center blues; harry eyres and tyler brule; david tang s in agony, house and home, hot property: savills, leggett and soetheby s. ft / Recorded at Alaska Street Studio, London 2013. Engineered by Bob Earland. "You're not the worst band I've ever recorded. You know your limitations." Featuring "thefashionhaters": Kealan, Gord and Mark.

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zeroption - yeah right (2017)

01. zeroption - yeah right / yeah right, you know i ve heard this one before, yeah right, "this time it s different" (yes i m sure), "well we re doing things better than ever before,", "with sound fundamentals and structural reform", yeah right, yeah right. yeah right, the data set supports your view, yeah right, "this time its different" "yes it s true", "well we re smarter and we ve learned from past mistakes", "new rules of valuation help us innovate", yeah right, yeah right, yeah right, yeah right. / Recorded at Ruin 'em all Lake View 2011. Featuring "the Sauroids": Kealan, Gord, Chris and Jamie.

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zeroption: end of youth (2015)

01. zeroption - end of youth Recorded in Oakville, 2015. Featuring "null string army".

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zeroption - 45 (2010)

01. zeroption - 45 02. zeroption - sleeping 33 03. zeroption - sleeping 45 04. zeroption - sleeping 78 05. zeroption - 45 again / i m forty five! i m still alive! i can t believe i m forty five and still alive! i should have died! a thousand times! i should have died, i should have died, but i m alive! / The collection is structured to represent a reflection on the passing of time. The actual time (2010 to 1997 to 2010 to 2043 to 2010) is marked by the rotations per minute designation of phonographic records. The first selection, 45, is a positive expression of the elation due to cognisance that personal physical survival is probably much more due to chance than fate. The three variations on the theme of sleeping (Luke 8:52) are based on the perception of time in relation to the point of view of Lazarus (John 11:44). At 33, there is no feeling of the present; things are becoming. 45 is now, but now is forever. 78 is a realization that projection, and life itself, is finite. 45 again is the response of the fatalistic vox populi (the chorus) whose linear outlook denies them the joy of the present, and thus precludes victory through art and subsequent immortality. The future is neither forwards or backwards but actually here today, spinning. Recorded at Ruin 'em all Lake View 2010. Featuring "the Sauroids": Kealan, Gord, Chris and Jamie.

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zeroption: to be determined (2009)

01. zeroption - hail mogambo 02. zeroption - try baby try 03. zeroption - all your friends 04. zeroption - code eight 05. zeroption - alf fields Recorded in Oakville from 2007 to 2009. Featuring "null string army".

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zeroption - hail mogambo 2009. Recorded in Oakville in 2009. Featuring "null string army".

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zeroption - tragedy and hope (2008)

01. zeroption - systemic collapse 02. zeroption - go down / nobody buys, nobody sells, nobody works, and it all goes to hell! credit retreats, then we hyperinflate, commodities rise, and we ll all do great! / Recorded at Ruin 'em all Lake View 2007. In the studio with zeroption - thursday september 6 2007. Featuring "the Sauroids": Kealan, Gord, Chris and Jamie.

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zeroption - systemic collapse 2008. Featuring "the Sauroids": Kealan, Gord, Chris and Jamie.

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zeroption - code eight 2007. Recorded in Oakville in 2007. Featuring "null string army".

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zeroption - go down 2007. Featuring "the Sauroids": Kealan, Gord, Chris and Jamie.

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zeroption - com o passar do tempo (2005)

01. zeroption - com o passar do tempo 02. zeroption - maria moite 03. zeroption - un canadien errant 04. zeroption - let me go Recorded at Ruin 'em all Lake View 2005. Featuring "the young mothers": Kealan, Gord and Chris.

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zeroption - maria moite 2005. Featuring "the young mothers": Kealan, Gord and Chris.

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zeroption - com o passar do tempo 2005. Featuring "the young mothers": Kealan, Gord and Chris.

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zeroption - seventeen (2005)

01. zeroption: government 1981 02. zeroption: realpolitik 1983 03. zeroption: liveyourlife 1982 04. zeroption: othersmayhateyou 1983 05. zeroption: alwaysfree 1983 06. zeroption: missedout 1983 07. zeroption: peace 1983 08. zeroption: purple 1982 09. zeroption: truth 1982 10. zeroption: lesson 1981 11. zeroption: darktower 1982 12. zeroption: traitor 1982 13. zeroption: silent 1982 14. zeroption: idontwant 1982 15. zeroption: whycantyou1982 16. zeroption: fourtenths 1982 17. zeroption: tohellwith 1983 Tracks 1 and 17 recorded at Seafare Oakville 1981, 1983. Track 2 recorded at Comfort Sound Toronto 1983. Mixed by Thom Wilson. Track 3 recorded at Accusonic Toronto 1982, Engineered by Paul Galienne. Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7 recorded at Comfort Sound Toronto, November 1983. Engineered by Blair Packham. Tracks 8, 11 and 14 recorded at Speers Oakville. Tracks 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16 recorded live. Featuring Kealan, Gord and Stuart.

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zeroption: 8:20 into the future (1997)

01. zeroption - you're cute 02. zeroption - that's sudden 03. zeroption - a thing for women 04. zeroption - tekrar merhaba 05. zeroption - in sight 06. zeroption - little time left 07. zeroption - this close 08. zeroption - i think i can Recorded in Oakville, 1995 to 1997. Featuring "null string army".

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zeroption - you let me down (1995)

01. zeroption - you let me down Recorded at Ruin 'em all Lake View 1995. related video: zeroption - you let me down 1995. Featuring "the young mothers": Kealan, Gord and Chris.

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zeroption - something to believe in - realpolitik (1984)

01. zeroption: realpolitik 1983 / the end always will justify the means, regardless of moral and ideological dreams, self interest the only guiding force, to institute an era of a brave new course. the spirit of the ages past, has given way to a goal unmasked, the wars for peace in foreign lands, leave pacifists with bloody hands. a new toughness of mind has quelled all hope, that we will resist the rule of the rope, pragmatism is the new mainstay, an excuse for the realpolitik world of today. /"On the surface, the song reflected an applied cynicism but underlying that was a commentary on the hardcore scene which was exploding and imploding at the same time. The scene had started out as self taught, 16 year old d.i.y.ers playing their songs for each other and networking with others of like mind around the continent. From there, pro musicians got involved, along with management and money. The big names like Social Distortion were drawing 3500 kids a night in LA and had attracted enough attention via riots and Entertainment Tonight to finance tours but they would come to Toronto and get fifteen people. We were totally ignored in Canada because we were not part of the machine. No press, no airplay, no sponsorship, no mention of our shows. By 1983, things started to change and the management companies started buying out bands in order to cover the turf, but didn't have any idea what was good or bad because they were so corporate. The scene changed and any band that had actually been in it for the right reasons quit. The fan base had changed dramatically as well. The scene went from groups of individuals to a herd. Realpolitik was our farewell to an era." -kd Recorded at Comfort Sound Toronto, November 1983. Mixed by Thom Wilson. Engineered by Blair Packham. Released on Better Youth Records' "Better Youth Organization Presents...Something To Believe In" (BYO-004) Side 2, Track 5 in 1984. ℗ Elroy Music 1984. Featuring Kealan, Gord and Stuart.

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zeroption: peace 1983. Featuring Kealan, Gord and Stuart.

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zeroption: silent 1983. Featuring Kealan, Gord and Stuart.

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zeroption: fourtenths 1982. Featuring Kealan, Gord and Stuart.

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zeroption: purple 1982. Featuring Kealan, Gord and Stuart.

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zeroption: lesson 1982. Featuring Kealan, Gord and Stuart.