Music by Kris McDaniel/Ben Bradley with vocal harmonies by Carrie Jenkins.
Lyrics by Kris McDaniel.
Ben Bradley — keyboards, electric guitar
Carrie Jenkins — vocal
Kris McDaniel — vocals, electric guitar, keyboards, drum programming
Carrie’s parts were recorded by Carrie in Nottingham.
Kris and Ben’s parts were recorded by Kris and Ben in Syracuse.
Song engineered by Kris McDaniel.
Art by Paul Prescott using photo by Alistair Norcross.
And you cried and you cried
There’s something shaky about this whole enterprise
You know we’ve heard it all before
Every generation or so
Someone new comes along
To tell us what we’ve been doing wrong
But it’s getting hard to take them seriously
Because it’s always a different theory
It’s always a different theory
But you cried
Please stop doing metaphysic
Please oh please stop
We can’t stop doing metaphysic
We can’t stop, we can’t stop, we can’t stop
You can try with all your might
But F. H. Bradley had it right
It’s something you can try to disown
But you’ve a metaphysic all your own
So tell me, what’s the nature of the defect
Of the metaphysical project?
Is it semantic? epistemological?
I suppose a Heideggerian would say its onto-theological
To science are we insufficiently deferential?
Was our point of view too ahistorical?
Are our debates shallow, no more than merely verbal?
So many worrie
But they’re all so blurry