Wisdom Teeth

from by Alan Goffinski



About this audio:
Most voices telling you how to live our lives are nonsense. Advertisers, religious figures, pop stars, nation states. They all want something from you. Mostly money. Nobody is selling a self-help book out of the goodness of their heart.

About this visual (Brandon Schaaf):
Without a healthy dose of doubt, you overfurnish. And overfurnishing makes it hard to identify what really belongs.


You don’t make it easy to see through the smoke.
Your weapons are useless when you need them the most.
You don’t make it easy. I’m losing my grip.
When you jack like a hammer I crack like a whip.

Up for debate in a bodega basement;
all of the words that abated your statements.
I don’t know.
Prognosticating bourgeoisie coterie.
The cult of the king or the caliph charisma
You manufacture Mr. Cobra Commander.
Never known
To any believer, friend, or defender.

AUMF against the force in Fallujah.
If I don’t accept your intent, what’s it to ya?
Terpsichorean cosset with treason.
Sweet ballerina, deceptionista.
There are things I believe that I don’t know what to do with
And a brain that won’t let me declare it a nuisance.
Does it show?
je pars pour les grand peut-etre, ooh my darling.

Do you hear the sound of the gunshot coming in just behind the beat?

If you’re gonna fight you better fight to win.
If you’re gonna bite you better break through the skin.
If I’m gonna get fucked you better leave it in.


from Language Burier, released June 3, 2016
Written, performed, engineered, produced by Alan Goffinski.
Mastered by Adam Wisz.
Artwork by Brandon Schaaf.



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