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This can't be real
This doesn't seem real

Seems like a scripted event
Ask "What would be different
If the whole thing were fake?"
The answer is NOTHING

You pledge
Your allegiance
To a flag
That's been bought and sold

This can't be real
This doesn't seem real

Hello cruel world
Ruled by evil
Say hello to a brave cruel world
Our dark age has already begun

I propose that nothing
We just witnessed was real
A Play
Market research
Showed would placate
An arrogant
That's used to abuse


from Hello Cruel World, released January 11, 2017
Composition - Performance - Production
Ryan Shepard 2017



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The Evening Redness in the West Vancouver, British Columbia

This solo output of musician/producer Ryan Shepard

It casually melds the sneering lyrical warnings of NOFX with the militaristic melodic precision of early era Megadeth overcast with a dreary grungy gloom.

These are sad songs about the end of the world.
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