Fate Can't Be Outrun

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Originally a musical movement for an imaginary soundtrack I made inspired by the novel Robopocalypse. I was standing in line in Pearson Airport in Toronto waiting to check my baggage when a song started running through my head that I loved, but I couldn't quite place it when it hit me that it was this piece of music I'd written. My next thought was that if my subconscious had dredged it up and I was loving it so much that it needed to be a song.

I'm sure I didn't start off with a clear conception of who the narrator of this particular song was, but I started to realize that it was a fighter, someone in the military. Eventually I came to visualize him as some grizzled lieutenant, a veteran of a number of conflicts who was finally meeting his match.

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They blot the sky
They black the sun
We grimly see them come

We race away
We scramble fast
But fate can't be outrun

We hide away
We dig down deep
We try not to get sixed

The rules have changed
All bets are off
We can't find a fix

Blood runs thick
Blood run deep
Fight hard to stay alive

They slaughter us
Without remorse
Few of us survive

There's no time for feeling sorry
There's no time for feeling bad
There's no time for taking time
There's no time to be had
There's no time left for dreaming
All of us are going mad

Robots like mosquitos
Choking off our breath
Robots bringing waves and waves of awful painful death

They boil up from the depths
And crawl up from the beach
No matter where we hide we're never out of reach

Our mistakes are biting hard
But they can't be undone

We jump the scales
We fight the odds
But fate can't be outrun

RUN!

There's no time for feeling sorry
There's no time for feeling bad
There's no time for taking time
There's no time to be had
There's no time left for dreaming
All of us are going mad

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from BEGAT, released September 25, 2016

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SIRR Rothesay, New Brunswick

Please take and share the music. SIRR is a musical project led by Mark O'Connor (marocon@rogers.com) along with collaborators like guitarist Mark Hill, Paul Healey. drummer Steve Hill and many other collaborators from Wikiloops. SIRR makes catchy pop/rock music with electronic or rap elements. ... more

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