Farewell, Reality or How to Philosophize with Nothing Left

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Farewell, Reality or How to Philosophize with Nothing Left is I Cut People’s third and last installment in a series of cut-ups deep in the throes of social angst and isolation. This is more than just a collection of polemics, these cut-ups make an attempt to raise important questions and insight into modern philosophical, social, and political dilemmas. Optimistic tendencies are sprinkled throughout and counterbalanced by a hefty dose of pessimism. Awareness, solidarity, and enlightenment are encouraged while overcoming a constant influx of negativity and bad news. Rather than relying on one or the other, optimism and pessimism are treated as equals, both necessary to construct a healthy state of being in a digital world in which our sense of reality is on the verge of collapse. After an unstoppable array of chaotic offenses, I Cut people finalizes the series by reminding the listener about choice, something that in a world of mostly answers and the illusion of a whirlwind of options, is becoming obsolete.

“There are more idols in the world than there are realities: that is my ‘evil eye’ for this world, that is also my ‘evil ear’…” – Friedrich Nietzsche

* Farewell, Reality or How to Philosophize with Nothing Left, like other I Cut People albums, is meant to be listened from start to finish without spaces between each track.

Samples: All samples stolen from television news programs, commercials, pharmaceutical ads, talk shows, dramas, christian programs, reality tv.

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released March 12, 2017

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Track Name: Hopeless Forever
Looking for a drug?
OK Google
This
This is you
You
You
Me
You find you
suicidal
You
You
Everything
Will not survive
Hey
Hey
Thoughts
Literally, you blink your eyes
Yep
and
life feels
limited time
People can sit home on their couch
When you’re looking for answers
I was able to quit
I quit
It’s not too late to
quit
So, today
I quit
me
Hopeless
and
Hopeless
Hopeless
Hopeless
Hopeless
Hopeless
Forever
I quit
Want to know what makes us us us?
Never get tired
Oh, good for you, man
What are you talking about? This is insane! Take a walk around the block. Go for a long drive
to where else but the mall
You don’t
quit
I did it, I
Some mornings you wake up and you feel like, where am I, I don’t know what is going on
I don’t want to
watch
I refuse to
watch
Suffer
Suffer
Suffer
Suffer
Suffer
Suffer
Tomorrow night at 10 on CNN
Alright, forget Trump and concentrate on
this
I just threw it and I nailed it, it was like, oh my gosh, thank you Jesus
thank you Jesus
thank you Jesus
I just threw it and I nailed it
Jesus
it was like, oh my go…
I nailed Jesus
it was like, oh my go…
I nailed Jesus
I nailed Jesus
I nailed Jesus
I nailed Jesus
I nailed Jesus
I nailed Jesus
I nailed Jesus
I nailed Jesus
It was like, oh my go…
To survive
crazy
Americans
need
a
digital life
Americans
need
a
cigarette
Take my breath away
There was no more thinking
Take my
brain
away!
There was no
understanding
There was no
cigarette
When we come back life
disappointing
It’s glorious, like
that was it for me, that’s why I'm quitting
Track Name: I am Infinite
Um…so…
Question
existence
Which you are you?
Be the you, you, you
I am, I am, I am, I am, I am, I am
infinite
I am
one
I am
everywhere

————Walt Whitman————
The east and the west are mine
The north and the south are mine
All seems beautiful to me
——————————————

Never been to church
Don’t know Jesus
Don’t know
the devil
That’s me
Don’t know Abraham
Don’t know
you
Don’t know Noah
That’s right
Don’t know
soul
Don’t know
social media
Don’t know Moses
Don’t know
Jesus
Don’t know
cell phones
Don’t know
out of Egypt
Don’t know history
Don’t know faith
Don’t know covenant
Don’t know speaking
Don’t know
tweeting
Don’t know nothing
nothing
seems beautiful to me
Now’s your chance
experience
nothing
Do you have any idea what is going on?
Uh..
Nothing
is beautiful to me
We now know
nothing
I’m glad we have a mind melt
Eyes opened
Blind
Define
meaning
Track Name: Free Speech, Motherfucker
And look where life can take you
ke you
ke you
ke you
Trump
ke you
Trump
paus
ke you
Trump
ke you
Trump
Oh my goodness
ef
Trump
ef
the bible
ef
Trump
I would die and go to hell before i would
ef
Trump
That is the most disgusting thing i have ever heard
I don’t wanna
ef
Trump
It’s time to
ke you
Trump
What?
I don’t wanna
ke you
Trump
The power of death!
Uh, something happened
Putin
Surveillance
ke you
Trump
tweets
right now
I love
Trump
k
I love
Trump
Ok
We’re getting some breaking news
showing
Trump
behea..
Imagine watching that happen right before your eyes
See that?
It’s like
addiction
anti
Trump
Spoiled
turkey
Trump
The press
crucified
Trump
I hate
free speech, motherfucker
How’s this…uh…how is this…uh
Putin
Crazy
Trump
is
tormented
Trump
is
the true evil
Did i just literally make a deal with the devil
Trump
addiction
Trump
scares the crap out of me
Trump
is
guilty
trump
addiction
Trump
is addic
That’s right
Trump
is addic
He’s
addic
I know that
Trump
is addic
but, who cares?
Trump’s winning
Worst nightmare
The biggest ef up in history
Trump
is
tv
everyday
It’s all day?
America runs on cocaine
2 lines, 100 dollars
Wow
Take
Trump
Putin
Track Name: Secret Lives of the Super Disturbed
Breaking news
Real, already
We should get the oil
Next on
Secret lives of the super
disturbed
Like
this man
How many times do I have to answer this question?
Loss of life
Isn’t that good enough?
Up and walking
Failure
OK, this is amazing
By the way
Everyone is looking forward to
Looking forward to
excruciating pain
in just 3 minutes
This one is dead
Like your
excruciating pain
Life
Let go
Stop the pain
Unreal true story
OK
Happened
That’s a true story
This is true
We sure think so
In about 5 minutes
Beauty
killed
Like your
terrible
wrinkles
There’s a big difference between
eyes
and
light
Brilliant, I mean, I’m just wha wha I’ll just…
Actually, you’re kinda blind
What did you just say?
I know
Wake up
But listen to this
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
You can push that button
Disappear
I’m not there
Adios
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you, nothing
I love you
I love you, nothing
I love you
I love you
nothing
zero
I wanted
more
Track Name: They-self
I feel like
people
work
not enough
Those people are ready, but we need more
We need more
manic
shoppers
Jump!
Credit cards
Just buy it
Sure, you could buy this, but why miss out on this?
Real
manic
suicidal
shoppers
Objects
We believe you’re just a number
Ok, here’s me, end of the day
(loading a gun, firing it)
Consumers
You know, like one of those machines
people
that keeps repeating themselves over and over
Feels just like I’m a
machine
Desensitized
It does
Can you feel something?
Don’t worry guys
sufferers
it’s almost over
monotony
it’s almost over
and life
pain
thoughts of suicide
drug overdoses
sadness
ends
It’s something we don’t think about much
People
live in isolation
people like me
and rarely encounter people
Jump!
The best part about this
artificial
life
life
is the shopping
Like
like
for everyone
We are
machines
I’m gonna live like the average person
I go in, I have the procedure, and walk out
one of those machines
This is they-self
We’re always here
We’re always here
They’ll never know
Mrs. Kramer, why did you break
your phone
What are you talking about?!
I’m going to have to place you under arrest
This is
they-self
Stop paying attention to
they-self
We know how it feels to be treated like
a machine
You have a morning routine
You have a morning routine
But, they’re not all the same
Your body was made for
they-self
Your body
works around the clock
Here’s me, end of the day
(gunfire)
I’ve got a big night planned with
they-self
This is
they-self
Join us
Join us
I’m a robot
Like
help
You call this normal?
When everything is designed around you
the
customer
I am
busy
I make money everyday
Why don’t you, uh, step into my office
You’re
fired
Now
I
do not
make money everyday
Wherever life takes you
they-self
is there
I am
they-self
they look like this
Welcome back
Where did she go?
I’m lost
Uh
Come back
Sorry
Mari…Mar
They
have spoken
We’re done here
They were so helpful
They’re coming
Computer
You found
your
self
Ok
Ok
Let’s try again
You found
they-self
I don’t know what that is, but yes
It’s about
questions
You
collapse
everywhere
You’re
not
in charge
You want
they-self
Members for life
Let’s pretend this is
your
self
You found
your
self
now at the end of
your
life
Saturday at 8
Alright guys…we’re gonna uh, move on
Track Name: So Emotional
Why are you so emotional?
Um…
Why are you so emotional?
Um…
Why are you so emotional?
Um…
Why are you so emotional?
Um…
I
don’t know
Are you sure?
There’s no
memories
There’s no
questions
There’s no
life
And everyone
died
You could spend your entire life
Plus 50 bucks
Yet another
life
We were stuck
Yet another
died
Yet another
doesn’t sleep
You
died
Life
Join us
Join us
He’s gonna win
Join us
in
hell
Do it again
Join us
in
hell
hell
hell
Or don’t
I can do whatever you want
Hey, here’s an idea
If we don’t have a wall
I’m from
And we deport these criminals
Born in the U.S.A., I was!
they will keep coming back
For those last minute invites
killing more of us
Join us
in
the U.S.A.
Why are you so emotional?
Oh look we’ve got
Fear
You waking up from
Nightmare
a dream that really came true
That’s how you become
American
Track Name: We are Counting Down
We are counting down to the Super Bowl
We are counting down to the Super lowB
We are counting down to
chaos
We are counting down to
the mess
Exciting
We are counting down to the crisis
Crisis
Perfect, lead the way
I want chaos
I kinda have a thing for chaos
What?
Did you make that?
Mess
I did
I did
Hey come look what Lisa made
Everybody is talking about it
in America
Yep
True
Not me
I thought we were supposed to be talking about
chaos
Who knew?
What did he say it?
Crisis
Cri..no, but it was
I stopped counting
down to the
nothing
Finally
When you’re close to
nothing
Counting
victims
That’s right
Thank you, America
Eat up every
collision
Mistake
The world is coming to an end
Are you kidding me?
Well…
Thinking about upgrading your
confidence
20 times a day
An hour or two here and there
4 times a night
How often do you feel the urge?
How often do you feel the urge?
How often do you feel the urge?
How often do you feel the urge?
How often do you feel the urge?
How often do you feel the urge?
How often do you feel the urge?
How often do you feel the urge?
How often do you feel the urge?
How often do you feel the urge?
Well the answer is
Wait…wait…
So, are you going to tell me?
What?
Track Name: Remove Me
Call now
Let’s do more
more, more, more
school
We got a little high before
school
More
experience
More
education
More
computer code
I wanted him
more
more
computer code
More
bureaucracy
I love stuff give me more stuff
More
things you haven’t heard of
Technology
It’s about moving forward
People lost everything
Anything else?
Luckily for you
and more
More
die
More
die
now you can
Die
Today
We got high
today
It’s your lucky day
It’s gone
always
What’s next?
Tomorrow
What do you want to do?
Lie, lie, lie
more
I’m dying
I’m dead
Hi, I’m Ted Carcass
Wow
Dead
I could tell right way
this
is something you do now and then
I can manage my stress
Wake up
It’s not going to happen anymore
It’s not going to happen anymore
Wake up
I didn’t think there was anything else to talk about
Then i realized, there was
Track Name: The Return
Jesus returns this spring
with a gun
This is not a screensaver
Jesus
didn’t exist
See, we told you so
Uh, no
No
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
I can’t tell you how much happier I am
You have problem
Loser
You know it
Are you missing out on
Jesus
with a gun
I’m all done with this guy, box him up
Yes, sir
I looked my boss right in the eyes and said
wondering what’s in the box?
Jesus
with a gun
I told him to back the hell off…but he raised up to shoot…so i fired (gunfire)
Everything happens for a reason
Not
Breaks my heart
OK
Track Name: Our Digital World
Didn’t recognize
nature
Facts
Drones
Look at that score, alright
This is TV
This is our point of view
This is
the digital world
This is
nothing
for everyone
We didn’t have any
friends
No one
This is isolation
This is wrong
This is
fake
media
channels
24/7
You really should be watching
oh, a commercial
Order now
Watch
Have your credit card ready
No problem
No
children out to feed the birds
This is beautiful
Take back
TV
then smash it into a tree
It’s a power TV
thinking
for
you
Lose weight
O’Reilly here
Well
Now the live channels you love and watch at home are with you anywhere
you’re brain
Life here is
digital
You do not go gentle into that
TV
It’s brand new
television
It’s your TV, take it with you
No
Anyway
let me tell you something crazy
We use heroine
Uhhhh, so anyway
got acid?
Instant bye-bye
digital world
Bye-bye reality
Where does it come from?
I’ve got a few ideas
Did you see the pretty lights?
What you see is our future
You’ll get closer to
the
phony
God
Did you see the pretty
altered reality
But wait, there’s more
powerful
acid
You’ll see things differently
Mushrooms
It’s not hard to have fun when you
double your
magic mushrooms
But grandma, we use
acid
You can use up to 4x less
Wait, i have some backstage, I'll be right back
Tripping
Tripping
Tripping
Tripping
Tripping
Tripping
Tripping
Tripping
Tripping
Tripping
………..
Can you see me?
I just took
drugs
I have drugs
Let me try it
We took drugs
I just started rambling
We’re tripping
Give drugs a try
I just started
twitching
Smile
we’re
crazy
Start planning your next trip
See something with your eyes closed
Wow, sounds like a good time
I dropped
acid
can save your life
Jesus
on acid
and as i’m walking, the holy spirit whispers something to me
Drop acid
and
drop
the
digital world
Then all i could do was stand and watch it crumble
So take me from the wreckage, save me from the blast
So take me from the wreckage, save me from the blast
So take me from the wreckage, save me from the blast
So take me from the wreckage, save me from the blast
Track Name: Draining Our Being (My Retirement)
Fact
Real
people spend less time
No
Did he lie?
Yes
Did you know?
Where’s god
A wiretap
What’s going on?
Why?
I’ve never heard of that before
Guess what?
What?
What else have you learned?
Something new
with every early morning
Welcome
Every late night
Lifetime
and moment away
For free
It doesn’t make any sense
With every click
Which drains your being
call
punch
It was beginning to be a struggle
and paycheck
You die
We were really worried about falling
into this
grave
It’s a metaphor
It’s a bit morbid
I just
Why is it we love
corporate America
Now you can
sell your soul
Why is it we love
the digital world?
This is my retirement
(gunfire)
Why?
Why has this happened?
Why have loved ones died?
Why is there suffering?
Why am i suffering?
Wait
um
Well, you know…excuse me…..oh my god (whispering)…..um.
Track Name: It's Over
Sorry
I was in shock
Hello
Dangerous
What are you looking for?
Well, I think
That’s amazing
Of course
Well, I’m, you know if
I should know
I should
get really drunk by myself
I should
fall down
Fall down
Why?
Painkillers
You said you wanted to feel better
Exactly
Say Hi to
text
text
emails
could come at any time
Kill me
Listen up
It’s time
to
hypnotize you
Everyone should
trust
us
Are you in?
noway
Imagine
everyone
is here
You’re no alone
Everyone
Some contain cameras
Everyone
is
not
here
you’re alone
Are you lonely?
Everyones
personality
died
Something to smile about
Nature
died
Everyones
divorced
Remember
Everyone
died
These numbers are off the charts
devastating
That is typical for viruses like
people
consumers
Alright, I want to end this hour with this
OK
Can you believe that today marks a decade already since Anna Nicole Smith died?
Uh..no
Can you believe that it was 10 years ago today that Anna Nicole Smith was found dead
you’re welcome
in her Florida hotel room?
No
I’m gonna, I’m gonna give a free commercial here
Stop living in
fear
(cough)
Pardon me, I’ve got that flu that everybody’s got
Advertising
She’s real
You’re gonna love
I’m good
We’ll see what happens
Just click a button and
We can’t wait for it
There a story behind my
eyes
There’s no other way to say this, it’s over
I have this idea, you know, you might think that it’s kinda crazy
people can forget
that
everybody dies
It’s over
Track Name: Wild Theories
Oh look
Gold
Love it
See
all the faces
to remem
Hey
let’s continue on
terror threats
um…
Urgent threats
I was wondering if
are you OK
Threats
posted on social media
Why does any of this matter?
Jalapeño chicken fries
Sounds good
Get
threats
Attacks
Arab terrorists
and
ill…illegal immigrants
scattered throughout the country
We are going to
not
keep our country safe
ever
No one kills
terrorists
better than
America
We are going to keep
controlling
country
our
people
our
consciousness
That’s a wild theory
Yeah, I know it is
But it makes sense
Persuasion, but somehow the message doesn’t seem to be reaching
terrorism
terrorism
warning
The United States government
We can take over any country in the world
Fanatics
was plotting
to kill them all
But thou shalt not kill, remember?
Well, the decision is yours
No
We are going to keep our
occupying force
safe
I must fight for my country
We are going to keep our
evangelicals
safe
I didn’t know what else to do (whispering)
We are going to
blow everything up
And you all know what that means
Everyone will die!
That he’s insane?
No, absolutely not
Nope
He’s
Jesus
Let it sink in
No
What…What’s happening?
I have no idea
Can teaching kids in another country how to say
Beeeeep
America
make you a success?
The correct answer is…yeah
Actually
Did you know
martyrs are alive in Islam?
Get excited, world
Imagine your romantic getaway
in Islam
martyrs do not die
any evidence?
martyrs are not destroyed
Be sure to talk to your doctor before you
blow up
yourself
I don’t know what she wants
Medication
I hate this
What, What’s happening?
Let’s see
The guy says
Death will always be
busy
Oh yeah?
but if you can accept its inevitability
sometime next week
but
it makes the whole process
a lot easier
With one click
you look down
nothing
will be dead
It lasted about 10 minutes
I’m
the Antichrist
Really?
Excuse me?
OK
Track Name: Farewell, Reality
He’s a smart guy
No
Yep
He knows what he’s talking about
Well
Do your job
That’s modern life
powered by software
That’s a
fact
Just ask
your
mobile device
Hello freedom
Your
phone
may not always be clear
Ever
Hey man
Mobile devices
They show up when you need them most
Start living comfortably
Yes
No thanks
New smart phone
New smart phone
No thanks
Mobile devices
Text
Internet
Entertainment
Stay at your side through every step
Share little moments
all day and night
When you don’t know what to do next
they
do
Every
Reality’s
worst
nightmare
We’re told to
say goodbye to
Reality
disappears
By the way, on the brink of extinction
Say goodbye to
your family
Ta-da
and hello to
your phone
Gee what could we possibly have to talk about
Online
Tweeted
personal
online
reaction
Obsession
Millions of online followers
Migraine
Headaches
every 15 minutes
We need
the iPhone 7
mobile devices
Communication
We need
nobody
We need
success
We need
psychiatric and depression medications
I was spending half my data
I was spending half my day
watching
hilarious animal clips
The internet loves what you’re doing
Impossible to ignore
my phone
and
the internet
Now in pill form
Uhhh…
Cameras
Cameras
So, go ahead
connect
400 likes?
It’s real
Where did you come from?
My phone
Stay in touch
Text
Keeps us comfortable
24/7
Keeps us
vomiting
It’s real
My phone
Want to get away?
It’s been so lonely without
my phone
I’m going to kill myself
Bye everyone
Take a good
anti-depressant
Wait, you’re real?
Come back
kicking and screaming
I know it’s not the last time we’re going to talk about this
Welcome back
Track Name: Memories, No Cameras
Voice
Be inspired
I’m not there
I’m done
I just want to be
memories
memories
memories
memories
memories
It’s about
memory
But it needs to be remembered
It’s about
memories
For life
Life
Memories
Products
Going to the
memory
bank
Look closely
The messy truth
Do you have a life?
Right now?
Uh…
No
cameras
monitor
our imagination
A modern approach
Divine Intervention
We’d sell
memories
Seriously?
Yep
Memories
ever get in the way of a touching moment
Next
Do I have to?
Welcome back
Wherever you are
OK
Everybody
watch
Anything can happen
Guaranteed
Where’s the evidence?
Wake up
Guess what?
What?
Hurry
This
memory
won’t last long
I love
me
All I noticed was
me
I said
You’re a basket case
What am I doing here
at 3 o’clock in the morning
Looking for a sign
at sunrise
Look into
the sun
But, but that’s the thing
You might be surprised
You might be
nobody
I’m really into stimulating
me
Well, of course
I know what you’re thinking
You were so right about
me
I am
one
with god
I am the Messiah!
Nope
I
was high
Yep
So, tell us your big idea for getting the whole country
high
everyday
And we’re with you
And I want you to be sure that even if that is the only thing you ever do we’ve got somebody ready and waiting
with
pre-rolled joints
Right
I’ll take that
right now
The following ad is being condensed for your viewing convenience
Join us
Operators are standing by
I am
different
Finally
This is us
Thanks so much for watching
us
hit bottom
See you tomorrow
Do you know
everything
We’re building the future for you
Not so fast, Carl
It was….crazy…the people that came
This is what we call
the future

——————————Walt Whitman——————————
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose
——————————————————————————