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released October 23, 2018

WRITTEN/PERFORMED BY FRANK AMERICA | PRODUCED/ENGINEERED/MASTERED BY SSELEMAN

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FRANK AMERICA is an author, emcee, poet, philosopher, singer/songwriter, comic, essayist, researcher, actor, writer, director and producer.

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Track Name: FRANK
"free, liberal, generous" "outspoken,"
from Old French, franc "free (not servile);
without hindrance, exempt from;
sincere, genuine, open gracious, generous;
worthy, noble, illustrious" from Medieval Latin francus,
"free, at liberty, exempt from service,"
as a noun, a freeman, a Frank"


"Today we have with us a group of students among america's best. to you we say we have only completed a beginning and we leave you much that is undone. there are great ideas undiscovered. breakthroughs available to those who can remove one of truths protective layers. There are places to go beyond belief. Those challenges are yours in many fields, not the least of which is space, because there lies human destiny." - Neill Armstrong
Track Name: STAGE SET
"Well I just think it looks so ridiculous and impossible. Um.. and you can tell it's real because it looks so fake, actually. We'd have way better CGI if it was fake. Um..." - Elon Musk

Space Ship
Fake Shit
Stage Set
SpaceX

understand? I don't understand shit
all i over stand is the place i'm standin'
what i cannot stand is the plans they plannin'
cuz they just rockets man they ain't even landin'

Space Ship
Fake Shit
Stage Set
SpaceX

yeah? it's just a roadster up in outer space
it's so real you can tell it's real cuz it's fake
know the deal that they privatizing the parade?
my brand is North when we chat you can call me Frank

Space Ship
Fake Shit
Stage Set
SpaceX

Taxi ISS is like an Uber to the moon
Flashback 69 Tricky Dickys on the phone
The Shining was a secret ya that only Kubrik new
Now' its Ready Player One and 237 is the room

Space Ship
Fake Shit
Stage Set
SpaceX

Whaddup Gmornin' dawg how you feel?
You just woke up from a world huh that wasn't real
You Woke as Fuck now you Opened up to what you feel
So never duck when you rollin' up on your next meal

Space Ship
Fake Shit
Stage Set
SpaceX

understand? I don't understand shit
all i over stand is the place i'm standin'
what i cannot stand is the plans they plannin'
cuz they just rockets man they ain't even landin'

Space Ship
Fake Shit
Stage Set
SpaceX

Space Ship
Fake Shit
Stage Set
SpaceX

Outro
Track Name: ISHMAEL
call me ishmael
in a world where
the white whale of our whole society
is pleasure seeks gain all fame and notoriety
where the image precedes the essence
where polish and gloss replace the face of your predecessors
where you wish to speak
but stuck behind the concrete blocks of your next tweet
baffled, flummoxed, loner, smokin' through the words he
so sane he'll testify in a straight jacket with a birds beak
cant hit delete in a culture that never sleeps
like the space between the days of the age of world peace
are you asking me if the soul ever sleeps?
chance is then you're a slave that identifies as flesh meat
check mate dead meet, tempt fate, deadly,
next day text me and we'll rectify the next beat
"But be this as it may, certain it is, that with the mad secret of his unabated rage bolted up and keyed in him, Ahab had purposely sailed upon the present voyage with the one, only, and all engrossing object of hunting the white whale."- Moby Dick
Track Name: AUTUMN TREE
(thunder)
"Oh that's Just God Moving Furniture"
"Word"

Vision to Vision to Paper
Precision Incision to Wakup
Envision the Vision our Maker
We Reppin the Deed on the Paper

All of this earth yeah we got it
We want for shit cuz he got us
You ain't got shit if you tossed it
Cuz what has been given is awesome

When in your gettin gonna get it?
Why are you sitting' even a minute?
heaven is a windfall felt
and a vision for the lift all ship ship
shape

THE RIVER WILL RUN AND THE RIVER WILL BREAK

on a vision for the mission case you really wanna listen gonna glisten go

AH

page for the path on passion seek
on a page from ripped old ship where the captain sits under palace seas
oh the pageantry / marching in the place where the palace be /
harken to the stars when falling from the sky like the signs on the leaves of an autumn tree

you glow i glow i know who knows
who knows?
ergo ego ergo ego we go to
right in and wanna whip up with it
in the taste of da mystic wiz kid
same as everybody wants all thats true
i'm gonna sip on it until the dream wanna come right badback and follow you

over da stat
over da rap
over the cash
over the past
over at last
beholding the path
to golden atlast
now thats on a map

AH
whadya call a game they need a leadah?
Ah
whats in a name for all believers?
AH
whadya call a game in when they need a leadah?
Ah
whats in a name for all believers?

REPEAT

Vision to Vision to Paper
Precision Incision to Wakup
Envision the Vision our Maker
We Reppin the Deed on a Paper

All of this earth yeah we got it
We want for not cause he got us
You ain't got shit if you tossed it
Cuz what has been given is awesome

AH

page for the path on passion seek
on a page from ripped old ship where the captain sits under palace seas
oh the pageantry / marching in the place where the palace be /
harken to the stars when falling from the sky like the signs on the leaves of an autumn tree

over da stat
over da rap
over the cash
over the past
over at last
beholding the path
da golden atlas(t)
now thats on a map

When in your gettin gonna gonna get gonna get it?
Why are you even sittin' even sittin' even sittin' a minute?

heaven is a windfall felt
and a vision for the lift all ship ship
shape
(thunder)

THE RIVER WILL RUN AND THE RIVER WILL BREAK

page for the path on passion seek
on a page from ripped old ship where the captain sits under palace seas
oh the pageantry / marching in the place where the palace be /
harken to the stars when falling from the sky like the signs on the leaves of an autumn tree

over da stat
over da rap
over the cash
over the past
over at last
beholding the path
to golden atlas(t)
now thats on the map

like the signs of the leaves on an autumn tree
Track Name: SMOOTH WATER
wait what are we talking about here?
"he's a flat-earther"
well i prefer geocentric direct realist
obviously there are altitude shifts
in valleys mountains n shit ,
however once you hit
see level the earth appears to remain entirely flat
as far as we know

water don't adhere
to the exterior
of a spinning sphere
that's why im sittin here
it don't take a seer
to see the lake from here
the earth is water man
and the water's clear

yer filled with water too
just as the spirit moved
breath on the waters knew
how to paint our highest groove ~
horizons level too
that's cuz the waters smooth
its just the devil who
told you what you saw ain't true

that name is dun to me cuz im ova dat
geocentric direct realist up in this bitch where you at?
cuz i be talkin' bout erything that's plane to see
ain't no curve from a plane how its at the beach?

you talkin' scientism… talkin gravity?
tesla said the theory just a beggar taken for a king
you ain't gotta model so why we sposedta care?
don't need a model of my bowels prove da shit is there

i don't need a model for my soul to know
the seed don't need a model for the tree ta show
the cedar from the oldest forest that'll grow
to be there like a golden taurus battle call
the season for the oldest chorus that we know
the keys in da ignition of the star that lives within you now
the reason for ambition is the part of you that gets it wow


yes we know you think the earth is tilted at 23.4 degrees,
spinning at 1,000 mph, orbiting our sun
93 million miles away at 66,000 mph,
while the entire solar system. located in the orion spur circles the galaxy
at half a million mph once every 240 million years, meanwhile the
whole galaxy, which is ~5.8 quadrillion miles in diameter, moves extrargalactically to the tune of of 1.4 million miles per hour towards the constellation vega*."

but…

water don't adhere
to the exterior
of a spinning sphere
that's why im sittin here
it don't take a seer
to see the lake from here
the earth is water man
and the water's clear

yer filled with water too
just as the spirit moved
breath on the waters knew
how to paint our highest groove ~
horizons level too
that's cuz the waters smooth
its just the devil who
told you what you saw ain't true

[*correction Lyra, of which Vega is the brightest star]
Track Name: DOUBLE THINK
duh duh duh duh duh duh double think
duh duh duh duh duh duh double think

oooh cuz im spiritual spiritual
i think you can fukin' feel it dawg feel it dawg
oooh cuz im spiritual spiritual
i think you can fukin' feel it dawg feel it dawg

without a map - how da brain gonna know where the land is at?
what a catch - cuz what we wanna know is where we can't get at
that's a fact - like we diggin for the gold and they hold the axe
i been asked - (not nicely) if i think i'mtypeof cat that they can't get at

they tried to put the fear in me fear in me
i thank God your fukin' hearin me hearin me
they tried to put the fear in me fear in me
i thank God your fukin' hearin me hearin me

but enough about me - what i really wanna say is you can learn to see
so begin with the sea - called it level cause the devil in the plane sight be
then move up to your feet - can you even feel the earth beneath you moving?
now at 30kft feet - flatline skyline you can see from your seat

oooh cuz i'm spiritual spiritual
i think you can fukin' feel it dawg feel it dawg
oooh cuz i'm spiritual spiritual
i think you can fukin' feel it dawg feel it dawg

can you rely on your eyes? does it not seem true sun moon same size?
and what about the skies? you ever seen a star fall upwards guys?
and how bout them lies? if it ain't a law ain't it just theory's disguise?
and what of the ride? if parallax don't exist how does movement preside?

oooh cuz i'm spiritual spiritual
i think you can fukin' feel it dawg feel it dawg
oooh cuz i'm spiritual spiritual
i think you can fukin' feel it dawg feel it dawg

the month by the stars
the moon show the week
the sun give the hours
and the soul never sleeps X3

CLOCKWORK CLOCKWORK

oooh cuz i'm spiritual spiritual
i think you can fukin' feel it dawg feel it dawg
oooh cuz i'm spiritual spiritual
i think you can fukin' feel it dawg feel it dawg

"What are the stars?" said O'Brien indifferently. "they are bits of fire a few kilometers away. We could reach them if we wanted to. Or we could blot them out. The earth is the center of the universe. The sun and the stars go round it."

"Do you suppose it is beyond us to produce a dual system of astronomy? The stars can be near or distant, according as we need them. Do you suppose our mathematicians are unequal to that? Have you forgotten doublethink?"
Track Name: DOUBTLESS
up is up
down is down
roots are roots
crowns a crown
god willin one day
roll up on the pearly gates in a white gown
with all the good deeds I've done outweighin' all that shit i ain't proud

until then ima roll around this den
smile on my face witda normies i fit in
find me at the farmer's market treatin' em like kin
home is how your heart is and i'm starting to move in

theres a lotta things about us some is artists some is giin
but the hardest thing about it is the part that lives within
its retarded to be doubtless when the doubt is creeping in
cuz the part of me that doubts is the part where i dig in

"Really? What about satellites? Don't we have pictures of the earth from Space?" Ever hear of the Blue Marble? "What about the ISS? There's a live feed from the ISS of the earth 24 hours a day. "Are you telling me it's all fake?"Are you kidding me? Are you saying that every astronaut that went to the moon is a fucking liar? What? NASA RASA, JAXA and every other space program in the world is in on it? How could all these people be in on it? That doesn't make any sense. You think it's all a big joke?

What's the motive? Is there a motive?

Everything I've been taught since I was a kid has been that we live on a spinning ball going around the sun. There's a globe in every fucking elementary classroom in America... So you think the companies that sell Globes are in on it too? Wouldn't somebody slip? How could anybody keep a secret for so long? Something that big? It doesn't make any sense. I's entirely improbable. It's an illogical proposition. How am I even supposed to entertain it?

My moms asked me, "what's it matter what's the shape?"
i said it boils down to havin' God up in yer place
if u look at all these white coats mostly atheistic snakes
and they frontin as some preachers stole the ladder from our fate

(i told her) "I'm a Flat Earther Mom.
I got no one to talk to.
no one to relate to."
"People can't even take two minutes to see their way thru"
my mom said, "well there's a lotta them on Facebook."
"Yeah but that's all debate though. I'm tryin' to create crew."
and i get why they hesitate too
people need ta make a living wage dude.
can't spend two broke ass years so they can wade through
the false archives of history's phase two
scientistic reductive materialistic apes who
reprogramed our minds to steal our own gates to
this geocentric palace that was made to
be a dimension for all the ways to praise truth
and a garden for all the days that God has saved you

until then ima roll around this den
smile on my face witda normies i fit in
find me at the farmer's market treatin' em like kin
home is how your heart is and i'm startin' to move in

theres a lotta things about us some is artists some is giin
but the hardest thing about it is the part that lives within
its retarded to be doubtless when the doubt is creeping in
cuz the part of me that doubts is the part where i dig in

X2

just keep pulling on that thread
when you find something that makes sense
add it to the puzzle, and keep tuggin
before you know it,
you'll be standin in a pile of yarn
lookin in all directions with awe and wonder
Track Name: STATIONARY PALACE
chillin' on this holy plane
puffin on the mary jane
son of man if asked my name
wondering' if you're the same
thunder and the falling rain
under-skin like kurt cobain
who can't complain he on a plain 
my stance the same on this terrain

bless aurora borealis 
yes the stars surround polaris
the coriolis is a fallac-
see this stationary palace

I'm in the taj mahal
with the rebel is mahal
and the devils lookin small
cuz there's no curvature at all
when they preach about the ball
getchu think that u should crawl
insignificant and small
when in fact you walkin' tall

bless aurora borealis 
yes the stars surround polaris
the coriolis is a fallac-
see this stationary palace

i gotta question for the scientists
why the horizon rising with
level with my eye n shit
20 miles high with it
is NASA fukin lie its
ISS surviing in
temps that melt aluminum
live streamin on they wireless?

bless aurora borealis
yes the stars surround polaris
the coriolis is a fallac-
see the stationary palace
Track Name: NO CURVE (RMX)
we aint seen no curvature
all over this great big world
they told us that we lived on a sphere
now it don't seem likely

well is it like me
to stay up nightly?
tip of the beak shinin' oh so brightly
a sight we behold together
like birds of a feather
in bad weather (weather)

cuz we aint seen no
cuz we aint seen no
cuz we aint seen no

we aint seen no curvature
we aint seen no curvature
we aint seen no curvature
we aint seen no

we aint seen no curvature
all over this great big world
they told us that we lived on a sphere
now its hashtag fepe (hashtag globexit)

ima hitchya with the tru
deja'vu me an my crew
always knew flat
through and through
while they snooze to the news
ih ih ih ih ih its in our dews what we do (cuz we ain't seen no)

cuz we ain't seen no
cuz we ain't seen no
cuz we ain't seen no curvature
cuz we ain't seen no curvature
cuz we ain't seen no curvature

wah wah wah well game one is done
na na na na na new earth same sone
wah wah wah same earth new tongue
wah wah wah wah wah wayward we've come (cuz we ain't seen no)

cuz we aint seen no
cuz we aint seen no
cuz we aint seen no curvature
cuz we aint seen no curavture
cuz we aint seen no curvature

we aint seen no curvature
all over this great big world
they told us that we lived on a sphere
now it don't seem likely

no it don't
open to seeing it
show us the curve yo
show us the curve
Track Name: HORIZONTAL HORIZONS
the hands of god
the sons of stars
the moon thats crescent
self-luminescent
go and inspect it
equinox, equator, quito, high noon,
3,300 mmiles above you,
1,037 mph the sun moves,
celestial balance
stationary palace
immutable aftermath
horizons rising fast
vertical nautical
vector obstacle
Nye be like why can't I see Span from NYC
I be like why can I see
Chicago city
Joshua Nowicki
photo of the skyline across lake michi-
gan i began to understand the land
and declare that
every night we stare at
the revolutions about polaris
how come see no parallax?
and twilight barely lasts if you below the tropic of cap
and the maps they made greenland bigger than africa
and the antarctic treaty the only peace that's lastin' us
and the living lives of challenger's seven dead astronauts
the the resources mentioned by Byrd the admiral
and that predictive programming showed that 9/11 would happen ya'll
and the black and white checkered tile floor of Dracula
and the reason a sling can take down the giant gargantuan
and the fish that came in from the nets of the righteous ones
and the wish off your lips is the essence of mighty tongues
and the treasures of ships reappear like prodigal sons
on horizontal horizons
so sing me a tune not a fairy tale or a lullaby
cause i'm done counting sheep and too young to let my country lie
Track Name: WE TRUST
yah in the garden there was two trees
don't eat from one the other gonna keep you healthy
but chall fucked up and broke that trust
so get out this garden, and go back to dust

crawlin our way home
callin' on a pay phone
charges be like way roam
for all the day we stay gone

we been in da wait zone
prayin for the day homes
always wanna stay bound
heaven is a way found

christ provide the way round
all the shit that drag down
sacrifice he paid now
back to life to save ya'll

people call him saviah
he da one that made ya
forget about the days that
been looking for the way back

yo in the garden there was two trees
don't eat from one the other gonna keep you healthy
but chall fucked up and broke that trust
so get out this garden, and go back to dust

(repeat verse)

yo in the garden there was two trees
don't eat from one the other gonna keep you healthy
but chall back up cuz christ stepped up
so come back to the garden, cuz in god we trust

(repeat verse)

(repeat chorus two)
Track Name: HALLELUYAH
alleluyah X3 runnin' through ya

ah, gonna tell me how to pray?
no way
i do it every single day
know meh
i been growin' since the day
iz made -- praise to the saints and the sage

alleluyah X4
halleuyah runnin' thru ya X2

go long
so long beyond the dawn
since the morning of da big yawn
my lawn
is the earth so long as
i move widout violence
you call em' continents
to me they just islands...
surrounded by the silence
the ocean of the wisest
the narrow path arises
staring at the skies its
apparent that the highest
is looking down with smiles

(pause)

but crooked crown beguiles
while the golden gown go miles X2

ah, gonna tell me how to pray?
no way
i do it every single day
know meh
i been growin' since the day
iz made -- praise to the saints and the sage(s)

halleluyah X3 runnin' through ya

its game for the mean (thats golden)
while we aimin' for our team (thats chosen)
what you say is what you mean (that oh shit) ~
i've been slayin' within me (what's bullshit)
from the cradle to the sea (that old ship)
cuz the fruits up in the seed (that gorgeous)
u shall know em by they being (that's so crisp)
cuz when we going for the dream (let's hold this)

halleluyah runnin' thru ya X2

alleluyah X4

halleluyah runnin' thru ya X2

u shall know em by they being (that's so crisp)
cuz when we going for the dream (let's hold this)
like we in a lucid scene (and know its)
just a play with the unseen (that's so it)

alleluyah X4
Track Name: MT. MERU (CVR BY MALIN)
found me on the mountain top
loungin' on a cloud with god
thinkin' bout the downward trod
sendin' out the 'all we got'

ima be around this spot
diggin' where the fountains pop
poundin' when the sound is hot
all in for the round and flat

so think about the north star jack
its the center of the whole star map
like an axel on and old car that
is the master of the whole tarmac

ground is where your soul is true
at the center of the whole igloo
can you enter when the gold is you?
who da renter when the notice due?

look within if you dare to
see yourself atop mt meru
look within if you dare to
see yourself atop mt meru

found me on the mountain top
loungin' on a cloud with god
thinkin' bout the downward trod
sendin' out the 'all we got'

ima be around this spot
diggin' where the fountains pop
poundin' when the sound is hot
all in for the round and flat

so think about the north star jack
its the center of the whole star map
like an axel on and old car that
is the master of the whole tarmac

ground is where your soul is true
at the center of the whole igloo
can you enter when the gold is you?
who da renter when the notice due?

look within if you dare to
see yourself atop mt meru
look within if you dare to
see yourself atop mt meru

found me on the mountain top
loungin' on a cloud with god

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