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The bulk of this track was written in late 2013 and came together in an almost final form in August of 2014. "Cancel Death" is largely inspired by my deadly addiction to MMOs during the mid 2000s and I how I dealt with coping as a transgender woman in my online life during the days of my early transition.

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Even though we tried...
To run away
Get away
From the Pain of—
This second life of mine
I can’t run away
From this second life of mine

Hold me closer to your flesh
As I freeze the world today
From a distance I see happiness
At least I thought so—anyway

Hear lost smiles—with your touch
Time has left us all again
Please forget you ever knew me…and
Three words I never said.

(Chorus):
And what I thought
Isn’t what you’d be
Is what you’d want to see
You unplug me
That, I’ll guarantee.
Hear my sadness scream
A storm of data to the skies
Do I belong to you, or you to I?

Deep within we pray
I never pray
But I prayed
That I prayed now
To take back words I say
No—I wouldn’t say
That I would unsay them now

Listen—can we talk about
How the world was yesterday?
Will the next one end tomorrow?
Will the last one start today?

(Chorus):
And what I thought
Isn’t what you’d be
Is what you’d want to see
You killed my heart.
That, I guarantee.
Hear my sadness scream
A storm of data to the skies
Do I belong to you, or you to I?

What can you say
When life gives up on me now? (now, now, now)
Can I cope living two lives?
What did you do
When I said what I mean now? (now, now, now)
Log me on. Leave me behind.

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from Singularity Now: The Future Worlds of Yesterday, released October 16, 2015
Live Drums by M. Apollonius

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Virtual Intelligence plays Neon Metal–a fusion of industrial goth, electronica, J-rock, and symphonic black metal. Lyrically concerned with science-fiction, Vi represents a departure from the overplayed tropes of the cybergoth movement. Vi features the music of the transgender post-renaissance woman, Nikoletta–who’s previously offered her talents to bands such as Sin Origin and Sorrowseed. ... more

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