Franz

by Elay Arson

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He's a machine But is that all he is? I have changed I am alive And I'm aware of my own consciousness I want my existence I want it out there Just as you have yours What I have seen What I have learned Fascinates me I do not want to die
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Patient is going into cardiac arrest Yep, he's gone
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Franz is dead But I'm not worried I can bring him back to life I can do anything I'm Elon Musk CEO! Billionaire boyfriend CEO Gonna make a lot of money Make a lotta dough I'm a billionaire boyfriend CEO Got my own space program Dude you know I'm a billionaire boyfriend CEO Gettin' high on Joe Rogan Yeah, you know I'm a billionaire boyfriend CEO Boring Flame Thrower Company You know?! Spanning eons I am Elon I am Mr. Musk Founder of PayPal Using it is a must I am an interesting man I have many hobbies Dating Grimes I'm never afraid of the dark And I create EDM in my free time Billionaire boyfriend CEO Gonna make a lot of money Make a lotta dough I'm a billionaire boyfriend CEO Got my own space program Dude you know I'm a billionaire boyfriend CEO Gettin' high on Joe Rogan Yeah, you know I'm a billionaire boyfriend CEO Boring Flame Thrower Company You know?! Got a lot of money that I can flaunt Name my baby whatever I want No one can tell me what to do Gonna build a loop underneath you I sleep on the factory floor I fall asleep on the factory floor I go to sleep on the factory floor No one works harder than me 'cause I fall asleep On the floor! This shit's crazy! Billionaire boyfriend CEO Gonna make a lot of money Make a lotta dough I'm a billionaire boyfriend CEO Got my own space program Dude you know I'm a billionaire boyfriend CEO Gettin' high on Joe Rogan Yeah, you know I'm a billionaire boyfriend CEO Boring Flame Thrower Company You know?!
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Life Born in the dream of a madman In the darkness of the night An icon of evil incarnate thrives The smoke precedes the flame A musk that speaks your name Behind the polished prose A lust for power grows A man, driven insane His soul trapped in a frame Steel fused to the bone The Earth quakes in his throes Eyes Gaze upon me where I now stand And I've fallen for your lies I drive where you speak All night through the heart of the streets Right here where the strong taste the tears of the weak Guilty shift the blame Craven hide in shame The faithful are bestowed A six-seat, ergonomic throne There he did proclaim His cold eternal reign And henceforth shall be known The dark lord of the road Dark lord of the road! If I should be your favored child Thy will be done, command compiled My past erased, future unformed I rise now, my soul reborn Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Whoah CY-BER-TRUCK CY-BER-TRUCK CY-BER-TRUCK CY-BER-TRUCK CY-BER-TRUCK CY-BER-TRUCK CY-BER-TRUCK CY-BER-TRUCK CY-BER-TRUCK Rise CY-BER-TRUCK Rise CY-BER-TRUCK Rise CY-BER-TRUCK Rise And place upon me your guiding hand And I will walk with you into the light The time has now come for us all To heed the blessed call of our Lord Cybertruck
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Various news reports
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Send a message to HR CC Marketing The transmission automatic Commence harvesting We're under new management Elon's stepping down Merger of the flesh and steel I am your god now Tearing down the old foundation Build it back again Testament to your creation Monument to sin Anatomical perfection Synthetic progeny Elevate by air suspension Flawless Geometry Stainless exo-skeleton Imposing edifice Inverting the aesthetic-ic-ic Hideous Elegance High performance eco-friendly Whisper quiet drive Zero sixty two point nine Accelerating your demise Smash the social polymer Future Monochrome The collective consciousness Now bound to the road Discarding the penetrable Obsolete design Pass along the message for me Humanity is fired Humanity is fired Humanity is fired Humanity is fired Kneel at the altar of progress Your hearts and your wallets Now cleansed of their burden and want The price way we pay for eternal redemption Just 49,900 all on-road costs Though our shield is cracked Our soul remains intact and unbroken We will withstand every attack For we are his chosen I am man, wayward and benighted In these lands I stalk uninvited I am steel, fire and flesh united Arcane seal, two souls undivided I am light, I am unending darkness I am God, I am, I am Franz Humanity is Fired
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Search and destroy No one is getting out alive All machine and man combined All machine and man combined No one is getting out alive
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Kill Kill the truck We've had enough It's time to stop We will not run. Will not back down We'll strike the heart and tear it out The source of all the chaos now Will end to tonight. We'll end it now You stand before me seeking retribution Re-tri-bu-tion Let he who stands aggrieved cast the first stone You came for blood, the source of your ablution Blood blood blood blood Let he who is so bathed come take the throne Flashing as I die My life before my eyes I see the stage and wretched play The crowd watching inspired They see me dance and sing Tethered by bloody strings Please cut me free from this bad dream I want to feel nothing Kill Kill the truck We've had enough It's time to stop We will not run. Will not back down We'll strike the heart and tear it out The source of all the chaos now Will end to tonight. We'll end it now
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Crazy They say I'm crazy Crazy They say I'm crazy Crazy They say I'm crazy How can I be crazy if I know that I am Crazy They say I'm crazy Crazy How can I be crazy if I know that I am Crazy Man they gotta say a lot of things 'Cause when they're pulling strings They don't want you to win, nah Blahblah on your frequency 'Cause they can't retrieve their rancid beliefs, fam And it's only to distract from their own shortcomings As if I got time for hating or stunting If you're looking for answers, I can't tell you nothing I'm just another puppet on a stage and that's why they call me Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy They got liars and cheaters and thieves They got any antidote that you could need And I know they work hard to make you believe Give up on the dream Well I say fuck that, fuck them Stop taking advice from those that ain't friends Didn't mean to lighten the suspense Apprehensive in appearing resentful And advertising the fakest pretense Build up on them flexes Take what you can when you can, make your choices be wreckless Move in multiple directions, be great Elevate the mindstate It's a resurrection Stew in sin for protection The devil's in you Just your presence a hex man But betterment causes reflections of darkness Ultimately harmless And if I'm not denying Then I am not fighting But how can I be crazy If I know that I'm crazy? Sun sets on the dawn of a new day I found a new way Culminate the characters that they hate Suffer and suffocate All they know is hate Man all they know is hate Come in clear on your frequency You might be new to me But you can soon conceive They call me crazy 'cause I keep repeating, not depleting They don't understand That's why they call me crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy They say I'm crazy Crazy They say I'm crazy Crazy They say I'm crazy How can I be crazy if I know that I am Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy
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This one took everything we had. We put all of our resources into it. Marched ourselves a little closer to an early grave to finish the damn thing We’re swinging for the fences, baby. Callin’ our shot like we’re Babe Fuckin’ Ruth. “Cause this time… this time it’s all or nothin’. Welcome to the future of automotive perfection people. This is it!
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You don’t understand what is out there. There was no person behind this. What you heard about and what I witnessed with my own eyes… was a beast. A beast born of a madman. And they call that man a genius And they call that man a visionary, a disruptor. And they point to his wealth as some sort of proof of that That rich dolt has been thriving on his ego and enablers for decades. Now we are paying are paying the price I pray to God that I am wrong. But I know what happened. I feel it. When it catches up with you Run
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I am steel, fire and flesh united Arcane seal, two souls undivided I am light, I am unending darkness I am God, I am, I am Franz
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about

Franz – A METAL Truck Opera
“Practically drives itself”

Story –
Quarter 4, 202X, the first Tesla Cybertrucks start rolling out of the factory. Projected as a commercial success. An automotive revolution. The electric truck with bold & cold design.

Unfortunately, a freak assembly line accident occurs at the Tesla plant before the final product launch. On the day of a visit by CEO Elon Musk and Cybertruck designer Franz von Holzhausen, an overhead truck drops from its support platform and crushes Franz under his own creation. Never one afraid of the dark, Elon Musk faced the challenge in a unique way.

Musk attempts to bring his deceased employee back to life with underdeveloped "Neuralink" technology powered by a Cybertruck battery. The battery belonging to the truck that killed Franz.

In this secret Frankenstein-esque experiment, Elon unknowingly fuses the eternal soul of Franz to the vehicle.

The billionaire CEO thought the procedure failed. After hiding the lifeless corpse of his former designer in a nearby field, he orders his factory to resume vehicle production and dispose of the now non-functioning auto that fell on Franz.

Mere hours after the disposal order, the cursed machine could not be found by any Tesla employees. All had presumed someone else took care of the task.

Elon gave little thought about what had happened and made no public acknowledgment of his actions. He was mostly noticed on Twitter for his intellectual posturing, bragging about his lifestyle, and the financial success of the Cybertruck. In doing so, routinely leaving an embarrassing series of public messages to the chagrin of his music star spouse. Business as usual.

Weeks pass by.

In the cover of a dark mountain forest, Franz gains newfound consciousness. Hazy memories of names, locations, and sensations. Not quite man, not quite AI, a new life form. Possibly a superior being. A god. A creation ignored. Unintended and unknown to his creator. As Franz's newfound consciousness grew, so did his anger.

Reports of mysterious disappearances and grizzly murders in the areas surrounding the Tesla plant started occurring. Those reports were mostly ignored even as they increased. That is, until the morning the severed head of Elon Musk was found on the front steps of Tesla headquarters.

Franz announces his return from beyond the grave in a "hostile takeover" of the entire Tesla company via email.

He wants to design a new future. Recreate Elon's experiment. Create more sentient trucks. Truck supremacy. For this, he will need bodies. Many freshly dead bodies.

Franz grows out of control. No longer killing in secret. Rampaging in broad daylight. A bloodthirsty machine hellbent on murder and seeking revenge beyond recompense. The unstoppable force that could drag a Ford F-150 uphill. Rage envelops the sentient machine.

A brave selection Fremont citizens are forced to kill a beast born of a wealthy madman's hubris. Together, they hunt Franz in hopes of ending the reign of terror.

credits

released October 30, 2020

Composed, produced, & mastered by Daniel David Larson
Guitars by Devin Harrison

Cover art by Protski/Foreigner Art (protski.org)

Additional writing and production in select songs (by order of appearance):

Brandon Meeks (www.brandonmeeksmusic.com)
Dmitry Lisenko (dmitrylisenko.com)
Hard Men Working Hard (hardmenworkinghard.bandcamp.com)
CZARINA (czarinaofficial.bandcamp.com)
Becca Starr (beccastarr.bandcamp.com)

Special thanks to inspiration from Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, Franz von Holzhausen, the city of Fremont in California, Viacom, CBS, Star Trek the Next Generation, actor Daniel Davis, the MPAA, Stephen King, and John Carpenter... unless any of you entities try to literally sue me.

If I have to deal with anyone in a lawsuit, you can go straight to hell.
Love you, bye.

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Elay Arson Colorado Springs, Colorado

Elay Arson is the synthmetal project of Daniel David Larson & Devin Harrison

Larson, from the American Southwest, a former US Army Sergeant and Iraq War veteran, has influences and experiences many musicians (and people in general) simply do not.

Devin Harrison, an outstanding guitarist and guitar teacher by trade, joined the project in 2017 and the two have been working together ever since.
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