Chinese Opera

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I wanted to make a new kind of song that we never played before. One with lots of parts, and was hard but still really fun to play.

I felt like Westerners would call stuff Chinese if they really meant "inverted" or "different", like Chinese checkers? It was invented in Germany... Anyway, so I called it "Chinese Opera".


If fame is just the way to your heart
let me lead you to the stage thats made of
dismembered body parts
fame is just the way to your heart
then let me lead you to the stage thats made of
cocaine opium scars
hey now don't you cry
this knife immortalizes when we get that blood
to discharge

and as my tentacles crawl to you
you wake up groggy confused
you're so sedated and invaded into
and so stretched out in the nude
but we're fucking for peace
and then you rub on my teeth
and then you cut it
but fuck it
and you're spreading the tears in your dress

kyuujyuu nanayon do
taihen da

ichi ni san shi


from The Human Error, released January 9, 2016
Written by Erica Butts
Guitar/Vox: Erica Butts
Guitar: Franklin Savulich
Bass: Gabriel Bond
Drums/Vox: Isabelle Baker

Recorded by Mulberry Sound Recordings (Zack Klein, Tim Erbach, Daniel Aleman, Marcel Rudin)
Mixed/Mastered by Rod Shepard at Xanthi Studios


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