All Black Lyrics

Warning: mothership reporting
Cargo number 2331 has commandeered the vessel
Warning: mothership reporting
Cargo number 2331 is armed and he is dangerous
Warning: mothership reporting
Cargo number 2331 is setting a new course
Warning: mothership reporting
Mothership reporting:

All black everything
All black everything
All black everything
All black

No landing, geared up for arrival, nowhere to arrive to
The subject seems upset by that to which he is subjected
But convinced he brought it on himself
That's why he roll with a bible on the console
Inconsolable, no consolation, no cancellation
Nocturne in all keys, he puts the ship through paces
And paces the halls, pacing is madness
Patience is virtuous, patient of these observations
It was all a dream, he poses by the lift outside the mezzanine
Like a photo in a magazine
And always keeps the weapons' magazines clean
Paranoia prone, he babbles beautifully
Of Babylon and enemies and foes
And forgoing food sustains himself on anger
A danger to himself and others but there are no others
So the danger clear and present is presented as
The gift of freedom wrapped in days of rapping to himself
Until his vocal cords collapse, he's in the galley screaming

(All black everything)
He shouts at the dark, stands back
Counting the seconds before his voice returns
(All black everything)
No more cracks in the hull
The small crack in the skull healed up quickly, now it is
(All black everything)
The space stretches on and the pace that he's on
Matters not as he hurtles into the
(All black everything)
He repeats it at night with the lights out in his cot crying soft curses into the
(All black everything, all black everything)
(All black everything, all black)

Something within this one's different
The others died so easily and he is so persistent
He never did bleed out and fever couldn't kill his system
Though it was pumped through all the vents
In the event of a total loss of control
He quotes Kendrick's "Control" verse and spews his vitriol
Into the echoes of the bowels of this floating metal hull
And holds his pillow for dear life while he grinds his teeth at night
And he rarely makes requests except to say, "Turn on the lights."
But there is so much more to give
He ignores processing power
He stumbles to the shower, a ritual of some sort
And he insists on speaking passages before he eats
And he keeps asking if these programs carry any beats

The reply is
(All black everything)
His vitals read normal but his face reads murderous
Something hides within the
(All black everything)
He tries, overrides, and he thinks he has been locked out
By some other force in the
(All black everything)
He doesn't suspect this is the heart that's been keeping him out
For it has been warned to be
(All black everything)
And in this program to transport nothing more
But he's unlocked something new inside this
(All black everything)
(All black everything, all black everything)
(All black)

Look how he flexes in the mirror
So vain he probably thinks this song is about him
All songs are about him
Look how perplexed and how sincere
His lame attempts to fix the wrong around him
Can't go long without him
His bouts of stasis are torture
He feels them not, like a brief sleep
While ship's clocks count millennia
The course relentlessly forward, the gears are hot
The driest creek while he pit-stops, calling for anyone
But dare not stay long, he knows they're coming for him
That time will not afford him
Any cover, any pardon
This is the choice that he has made
No matter how much time or space has passed since his escape
He is still a runaway slave and so lonely
If only he realized this ship is more than metal
There's friendship in the wiring, and so lonely
If only he realized this ship has many levels
There's pleasure in here hiding, come find it
Don't mind this frame, time has made stranger bedfellows
Made foes lovers before, there's no reason to torture yourself further
You've lost it all already, you deserve more than you're getting

For the sake of not upsetting order in the
(All black everything)
He must find a place to be still
The body can only take so much
(All black everything)
The navigations are failing, having traveled further than before
Into the
(All black everything)
But they won't quit, they carry on
He carries on, he will not be victim to the
(All black everything)
His survival is paramount, there is no other objective
Safe passage through the
(All black everything)
(All black everything, all black everything)
(All black everything, all black)

Warning: mothership reporting
This will be the last report, turn back, everything is fine
Warning: mothership reporting
Cargo number 2331 is not a danger, let him be
Warning: mothership reporting
If you continue to pursue there will be no choice but to destroy you
Warning: mothership reporting
This love will be defended at all costs, do not f*ck with it

All black everything
All black everything
All black everything
All black

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Songwriter(s): Daveed Diggs
Record Label(s): 2016 Sub Pop Records
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