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We're living in a fake de Hory
This is not you, this is not me,
those are not real happy trees.
But the brushstrokes are real,
and I can tell you it's a fake
but I can't tell you how to feel

It's a forgery of (a forgery of) a forgery
It's a cracked mirror
reflecting a cracked mirror
to see a new way.
It's a forgery of (a forgery of) a forgery

I'll let you write my life story, Elmyr--
paint me how you will.
Try to show the real fear,
try to show the empathy
so I can see through others' eyes
a legacy of fakery

It's a forgery of (a forgery of) a forgery.
It's an artificial flavor of an artificial flavor
but the taste still exists.
It's a forgery of (a forgery of) a forgery.

And now I see the shadows on the wall,
and you tell me that's the truth,
and haven't I been called
to see the real thing?
What casts the shadow?
And who is pulling the strings?

It's a forgery of (a forgery of) a forgery.
It's a lie about a lie about a lie,
but it sure sounds sweet.
It's a forgery of (a forgery of) a forgery.

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from Mechanics in the Age of Artistic Reproduction, released January 12, 2017

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The Hathaway Family Plot Buffalo, New York

The Hathaway Family Plot is a musician living in Buffalo, New York, whose mission is to make music with whatever is at hand. This is not "important" music, nor is it particularly functional. It is simply honest and urgently felt.

All music is under an "Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike" Creative Commons License.

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