The Hacking

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The Hacking's self titled is Dustin Dustin Dustin's fourth release as a solo act. Produced by Dustin, DJ Richardson and Colton Davis, The Hacking is a combination of Indie Rock vocals and guitars with Industrial style drums with elements of folk, western, and art rock and one track with electronic aspects. There are many parallels between this release and the first record such as the drum style, many of the lyrics, the re-recorded version of I Heard a Story's title track, and even the album art. It is the logical next step in The Hacking's timeline.

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released June 23, 2014

All instruments, vocals, and lyrics written, arranged and performed by Dustin Dustin Dustin
Instruments produced by Dustin Dustin Dustin and DJ Richardson
Vocals produced by Dustin Dustin Dustin and Colton Davis

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The Hacking Little Rock, Arkansas

The Hacking is an energetic diverse five piece percussion-heavy indie garage rock band with concentration on their harmonious vocals and technical style.


Dustin Dustin Dustin
Erickson Skinner
Justin Cole
David Richmond
D.J. Richardson
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Track Name: The Feast
I tried to tame a wild beast but I just became the feast
I tried to ride a wild horse but now my ass; the floor
Track Name: Elements
Sometimes I think good feelings never last
and the ones that hurt us most are here to stay
Sometimes I think we're here just for laughs
...or maybe I just want it that way

We're just the building blocks of something bigger
We're just the elements of God
We're just the building blocks of something better
We're just the elements of God

I see things clearly from the inside
Just a smaller part of a bigger piece that I'm not programmed to understand

And the beauty of it all is how ugly it seems from our perspective

The reflection in the stream you were't supposed to see
It leads to Mother Nature wondering how she came to be
The relection in the water you weren't supposed to use
It leads to Mother Nature noticing her abuse

We're just the building blocks of something bigger
We're just the elements of God
We're just the building blocks of something better
We're just the elements of God

I see things clearly from the inside
But still dream of being out of the box shaping you into what I see fits best
You can be my building block
Just let me do the rest
Track Name: We're All Gods
I stopped believing in God way before he stopped believing in me

I stopped looking to the sky way before I started looking to the sea
Cause the things I want and need can't be found in the ground below me
But if I dig far enough I might just find my roots
And nothing's as hard as seeing that the things you hate inside you were there from the start

We're just the product of our parents made to reproduce
"I'll bring you to this world to have no purpose and to have no use
I'll tell you how hard it was for me
That you can do better
I'll teach you how to fall in love but skip how to forget her"

We're all gods on the day our kids are born

"You mean the world to me
I didn't live until you breathed
So go out there and make your way
For the love of God and for your family's sake"

It takes one to get the complex
To become a god it takes two
It's not about the act of sex
About making a new you
So if you think you're brave enough
Let's put it to the test
Let's become one new person
And let them do the rest

But nothing's as hard as bringing all the things you hate inside you into the world

I'm just the product of my parents
Made to reproduce they brought me to this world to have no purpose and to have no use
They told me how hard it was for them, that I could do better
They taught me how to fall in love
But skipped how to forget her

We're all gods on the day our kids are born
Track Name: Any Other Way
Let's all take a look at ourselves and find what we hate the most
And expose it
Yeah, don't enclose it
Because when we find out the truth
We'll make our way back to our youth
And when we admit that we're wrong
We'll find that all our demons are gone

Let's all take a look at ourselves and see our loved ones as ghosts
Cause they're dying
And they're trying to let us down
With their love and their faith
Or lack there of

And I am trying to get better
And I am drying but getting wetter
And I can tell it's getting harder everyday
But I can't see it any other way

Let's walk in each other's shoes and see if you can't help but lose
Your composure
Without your own shoulder
To cry on but you'll move on
Just like you always do
When you're you

Let's walk in each other's shoes and see if we can find good news
In each other
Cause sometimes a brother can see
What his siblings can't and won't
Or could, but don't

And I am trying to get better
And I am drying but getting wetter
And I can tell it's getting harder everyday
But I can't see it any other way
Track Name: Best Friends
I turn my body towards as I set my sights north
I pin your body to the floor and show you what you're worth
Like a vaccine into the skin, I'm moving in
I'll show you my definition of the words "best" and "friend"
Track Name: The Old Lady Out in the Desert
We try to hide from the afterlife while we're running straight towards it
We count the days until we die and when we do we cry
I feel alone in a quest for life with only death at my side
At least I know my one true friend is with me 'til the end

We're just machines processing collected data
But only that which our senses can perceive
There's only one of us and it's made up of all of us
But that's not counting you or me

We're not supposed to know

To the old lady out in the desert
I never want to see you again
You opened doors that I can't reclose
And ignorance is bliss, my friend

There's only one of us and it's made up of all of us
But that's not counting you or me
Track Name: Completely Disappear
Your breath, like the sea, washes over me
Stresses ugly head, reared, completely disappears
A stranger, a danger, the only one I see
Your breath, like the sea, it calms me

Calm me down. I'll calm you down.
I'm here for me but I'll stick around
Calm me down. Yes, I'll calm you down.
I was lost until you were found.

Your breath, like the Earth, making knee-scrapes hurt
I made all of your fears completely disappear
Still a stranger, still a danger, the one I used to see
Your breath, like the wind, touching other men

Calm me down. I'll calm you down.
I came for me but you fooled around
Calm me down. Yes, I'll calm you down.
I stood up as you hit the ground

I forgive the past's lust
as the future rises up
I forgot how to trust
...but not how to love...

Your breath, like the sea, washes over me
Your breath, like the Earth, making knee-scrapes hurt
Your breath, like the wind, touching other men
Your breath, like the sea, it calms me
Track Name: I Heard a Story
This lack of interest, it's nothing new, it's made it's nest
It's here to stay awhile but that's okay cause I'm not a child
My head's no longer filled with simple do's and don't's
My head's no longer filled with simple dreams and hopes

"Do I cause greatness or disaster?"
I'm betting on the latter
With all my chances shattered
My body torn and tattered...

But I guess that's to be expected when your body's Infected with the fear of infection, yeah.
I never now how to deal with the gap that silence has made. Oh no, no
I never.... But I bet you haven't either
Cause you're such a crowd pleaser
"Anything you need, I'll be right there"
I never know.

Oh, I think it's funny when you wake up in the morning
And the world is upside down and the ground is all black clouds
Now I sell myself cheap. Because I love money more than me
But that's soon to be forgotten when my body's dead and rottin'
Yeah, I ran away from home and ended up alone.
Guess that's to be expected when your body is infected

With the fear of social situations, anxiety, anticipation,
Confrontation, segregation, an ever increasing lack of patience
Maybe society's not right for me
I probably need psychiatry
You should probably stay away from me
Cause after all these years... only one thing is clear

I never know.
Track Name: The End (Best Friend)
I tried to tame a wild beast
But I just became the feast
I tired to ride a wild horse
but now my ass; the floor

I tried to buy myself time
But I just lost my dime
You're like a drug I used to take
A drug they no longer make

Every time I see you My heart hits the floor
But for a different reason than before
"Perfection is boring, so let me see your flaws"
But instead I just got the claws

We're all just torn between two different things
Like marriage vs. summer flings
Cause you know I think you're prettier when you're covered in sweat
and with your eyes full of regret

The truth of the matter has yet to set in
But I assure you when it does it's the end
Straight out of the bluffs, you were a diamond in the rough.
You took what you needed until you got enough.

It's the end, best friend
This is the end, my best friend










I know I've said some terrible things but that's why a guy my size shouldn't get drunk
But I won't blame it on the alcohol, it's not like it makes it any better at all
I hope you believe me when I say I never meant for things to be this way
I made my mistakes and hope that you can
Learn to look past them and help me become a man

I hope this song has put a smile on your face
But if it hasn't and I'm still a disgrace
Then let me know and I'll try to move on
But I still think that you're the only fish in my little pond
Please say you'll see me again
Please say you're still my best friend