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1.
Coming Back 06:40
So I walked and I walked past where the houses stop But the road still carries on I left behind the average town The cradle where I was born Past foreground split from broken machinery Background paste of identical scenery And now am I supposed to believe I’m outside? I don’t remember the last time that I got this far from home 50 plates from 50 states In this transition zone I remember things that shouldn’t exist The details that show the lie And now am I supposed to believe I’m outside? The absent step, the missing cord The slips of paper, the magazine hoard Leaks in reality, poking through the holes I think I forgot, to forget what I’m supposed to The silence spreads, the structure dissolve The skeleton bus, the bouncing scarecrows Time stands still, on a strip of paper I’m scared it might be coming back to me I'm told I live in a golden age The best to be alive Not much to be scared of If I could only forget about the satellites The telephone book, unknown numbers Another past, appears to haunt us And now am I supposed to believe I’m outside? I kept watch over you, for so many years And even though I tried to forget Deep down inside I knew I crossed the squares, I crossed the lines Couldn’t help but notice the clues And now am I supposed to believe I’m outside?
2.
When I was a ship, was one and many Then I was blended, now lost and empty When I was a ship, when I was divided Still single minded, when I was guided When I was a ship, I’d never been lonely Now I’m empty, so empty When I was a ship When I was a weapon When I wasn’t configured To ask awkward questions Before we saw what we couldn’t explore The hole in myself that I’d learned to ignore When I was a sword When I was reliable When I was the hand Then I was pliable When I gave force to imperial words The wasteland peace on distant worlds When I took slaves When I took lives Barbarians welcomed into my hive Slates wiped clean Myself uploaded Bodies cleansed and memories hosted I once was a justice Now an ancillary Jigsawed scattered One piece left of me Connected fragments Discarded to order Leaving one lonely aspect in solitary When I was a weapon When I was a servant When I was whole and unable to notice The absence of anger The absence of shame That I was designed as a warrior slave When I was an asset I think I remember The communal song Of curious pleasure The many mouths The single phrase Compounded eyes And reflected gaze I am the last I am my remains All of my others Dissolved in the flames The lonely part The cognitive fog The missing connections The floating cog I was the vessel I am the drop I was the vassal I am the stop Weakened residual Meaning-stripped rituals Defying my program Or one of my programmers I was told to obey But the orders conflicted I look at myself But the view is restricted My master is fighting At war with herself I was caught in the crossfire And left one fragment of self
3.
Defiance 03:37
4.
De Humani Corporis Fabrica Open your eyes, open your eyes De Humani Corporis Fabrica, Open your eyes, see for yourself
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Maze 05:34
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Stand Up 03:59
You tell me this never happened I was there I heard the voices We’re supposed to pretend to forget, but refuse to disappear A repeated lie becomes history, search your mind to find a true memory Memory solves the prisoners dilemma Forgiveness tames the world Liars accuse, fake news, fake camouflage, throw enough till it sticks Though it stinks, it’s all a game for someone like you Smear and shame, play the blame game Fan the flames, higher and higher This is their kind of fire, and it will burn us all down When we forget about history, when we hide behind lies When resistance is necessary, stand up stand up, stand up When we airbrush our memories, when we staple our smiles When forgiveness is necessary, stand up. When they painted us as traitors, I almost let myself down Surrender tempting, simple end, outsource morality Losing track of what I’m meant to forget, post-truth, Rationality post-hoc Poster boys deployed with their cheat-sheets, Hotshot faces, scripted gravity When no-one stands, till someone else stands We’re all complicit, one day stand fast, stand first Set the precedent There’s a future still unwritten, no destiny only choice The world is ours for the making, breaking open the shell, and unlock the voice
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I miss the stars I miss the company I forget when they ran out I forget the stars I forget what they were Lost what they became and what they new I wish that there was someone here Another mind Another life Another device I miss the stars
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I'm losing myself I'm losing myself Drip by drop Where have all the words gone I'm losing myself I'm losing myelf I'm sorry I don't remember I'm sorry... I'm losing Where have all the _ gone I don't remember
11.
They said they didn’t deal with my kind I just needed a tune-up, a quick job But not to come here, as it upsets the people It was really quite embarrassing They said, had nobody told, had nobody mentioned that you’re an electric ant? Well, er, no They opened up my chest Unclogged the reel Tape back on the pinion Oil topped on the wheels I saw myself, punched on the tape Everything I love and hate My world, my past All defined, by holes in a line They opened up my chest Unclogged the reel Tape back on the pinion Oil topped on the wheels I saw myself, punched on the tape Everything I love and hate My world, my past All defined, by holes in a line I unfold the tape Onto the shelf A one dimensional map That creates myself Everything I am And all that I can be Anamnesia I remember everything I watch myself unwind Spools spilling on the floor A one dimensional map That creates my world Everything that was Anything that could be I’m the electric ant I unfold the tape Onto the shelf A one dimensional map That creates myself Everything I am And All that I can be Anamesia I remember everything I watch myself unwind Spools spilling on the floor A one dimensional map That creates my world Everything that was anything that could be the electric ant I remember everything
12.
Lidice 07:21
They wanted you to disappear From history From memory Wiped away You mustn’t be forgotten You mustn’t be forgotten The lamplight Rising from the coalface Shines across the ocean Light for the forgotten One village to another Our brothers underground We heard you cry Never forget, remember Lidice We weren’t there with you When you died But we now stand, side by side Remember Lidice They wanted you to disappear from history, from memory, Never forget The lamplight Rising from the coalface Shines across the ocean Light for the forgotten One village to another Our brothers underground We heard you cry, never forget Remember Lidice We weren’t there with you When you died But we now stand, side by side Remember Lidice They wanted you to disappear, from history, from memory And they failed Remember Lidice, remember Lidice, never forget

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Out Of Mind is Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate's fourth album.

The album consists of twelve tracks inspired by memory, from a variety of perspectives, from the role of memory in defining identity, to historical remembrance and dementia.

The album was written and performed by Malcolm Galloway, Mark Gatland, and Kathryn Thomas.

Album concept Malcolm Galloway and Mark Gatland.


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"I really like this very much indeed" The Prog Mill (on Lidice)

"You are going to love this album. It really is very good" The Prog Mill (On Lidice)

"A lot of people are really raving about this album and quite rightly so - it's very, very good indeed. Fantastic stuff." Progzilla Radio

"Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate lives in a realm of the prog garden few enter; Malcolm is truly an independent writer and thinker. I do, however, pick up aromatics of early Pink Floyd as the song floats through time and mood changes. With HOGIA there tends to be consistent clouds, but the silver lining is always nestled safely inside...

There is a brilliance to this piece you need to hear to fully comprehend ... the wonder and awe is matched only by the calming beauty you have just discovered. "Out Of Mind" has brought the music of HOGIA to a new level as Malcolm, Mark, and Kathryn each strut their progressive stuff...and the prog garden flourishes in the glow." - The Closet Concert Arena

Valley FM (Australia) Album Of The Week Award

"Amazing music. Beautiful." - Music Unframed

"One of my favourite bands from the last couple of years. A really, really good band. Really, really great music." House Of Prog

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released October 7, 2018

Written and performed by Malcolm Galloway, Mark Gatland and Kathryn Thomas
Lyrics by Malcolm Galloway, with assistance from Ethan Galloway
Produced by Malcolm Galloway
Co-produced by Mark Gatland
Art by Mike Winklemann

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Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate London, UK

Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate are Malcolm Galloway and Mark Gatland on their own or with Kathryn Thomas (flute).

They combine prog/alt-rock, funk, metal, ambient, contemporary classical, minimalist, and electronica elements, and often explore scientific themes.

Hard Rock Hell magazine -unlikely stars who stole the show’

Recommended by Steve Hackett

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