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released March 8, 2017

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Track Name: Passing For A Ghost
at center of patterns
everyone's reflecting
light matter / life after
everyone's projecting

passing for a ghost
passing for a ghost

it shouldn't matter
if there is no life after all
alter the pattern
the center will slowly dissolve
climbing a ladder
though surely the ladder will fall
climbing a ladder
is better than nothing at all
it's better than nothing at all

passing for a ghost
passing for a ghost
asking for the most
passing for
Track Name: Tristram The Manipulator
the sun peeks out
and then goes down
the city lights / the trees and sounds
they call me from my home
into the great unknown
and when i'm in between
it's never the same
it's never the same

give it to your swollen pride
the half-shelf-life of how they made you
beating on the self that died
i know you're pissed and i would be too
bones are dry / a frozen tide
can't give in to the voice of reason
you were made to carry time to share your mind
and try to listen to the subtle sounds of seasons changing
molecules rearranging

we've all got some impossible things to do

I'm not sure that i want to
i'm not sure that i can
i'm not sure but i want to baby
i'm not sure that i can

in the face of evil
and the face of man
i believe i've found out
finding out's a scam
hand in hand w/ evil
poor little man
he believes he's found out
thinks he's got a plan

it seems we're standing all the time
i'd rather sit and watch the seasons changing
and yet when we are underlined
we sit around in housing arrangements

i'm not sure that i want to
i'm not sure that i can
i'm not sure but i want you baby
i'm not sure but i can
Track Name: Yareta Yorona
should have learned this lesson long ago
don't hold a cloud above your head
just to feel the silver lining
trapped in the heat of the moment
and every cloud will lose it's shape
and heat escapes
yet i remain

often
when the garden party asks out
to believe in questions guarded forever
in the cool light of the evening
snakes are never quoted
for the greater part uneven
check the weather
for a moment i thought i saw
an answer fleeting
from the belly / strong and healthy
wearing

silk and lace
now you know i want a taste
and w/ that i'll stay in tune
no i'll never feel alone
and i took the bait
now i'm swimming' in your fate
i made it mine
still you know we're both alone

like clockwork he finds himself again
sitting at the edge of the bed and wondering
what a dream / what a nightmare
why do i keep moving forward?
why have i decided this is forward?
he slips on the boots he had picked out half an hour earlier
and walks out of his apartment patting his pants to make sure
he hasn't forgotten his keys / wallet / phone
it's not raining but a sort of mist hangs in the air
it wets his cheeks
aaaah
the long sigh
a stretch of space / inhaling
a triangle displaced by an oblong teardrop
settling among lost eggs
and an orange glitter without substance breaks off
to question the sour tang of soft dissonance
under the sleeping child's fingertips
dead leaves
always shadows and leaves

i want to save her
from all her future misery
she wants to save me
from such foolish naive-
te
la
ya-
re-
ta
y
la
yo-
ro-
na
Track Name: Cattle Calling
listen to the cattle call
i want the sympathy of others
what's my number?
what's my name?
is on of us already missing?

who knows who we are
who knows who we are

is this real or are we faking?
make-believe a weightless nation
made of fear yet full of wonder
fucking / T.V. / tinder / tumblr

i never knew i'm new here
i'm never new i know you
i've never known that you're there
i'm never here / how dare you?
Track Name: Pagan Feelings
ecstatic
i think i've finally got it
driven
and i feel fairly golden
passion
'cause everybody's got some
madness
and everything is lost when

i tried to hold the sun in vain
white light / i feel the sudden change
dressed up in all my finest clothes
i still stand as a pagan host
why have i negated?
half-light is fadin'
full-moon i've waited
just to watch you wane

two lovers
w/ genitals at chest height
you'll see what it's like
in the jungle

heckle me i won't cry
i'm not a liar / i'm not entire-
ly sure that i won't die
put out a fire
put out the fire
maybe
i could go back in time
put out the madness
undo the sadness
good heavens / lord on high
they think i'm tired
put out the fire
tame me

now i must wear
my own skin
back and forth
how the body spins
all i heard was allegory
all i learned was:
we must lie / we must lie / we must
we must die / we must die / we must

(we must lie / we lust die / we must)
Track Name: Normal One
cut the violence from the tune
leave the rattle and the boom
lift the heavy from the load
made of paper / made of gold

i want to feel myself disintegrate
if in my place you'll stand and wait
for me and
when it hits me in the head again
won't you call me from the dead

life and death are always asking me
what's the difference? what's in between?
i'll use my senses and try to figure out
a way to be / a way to say

goodbye dream-lover
goodbye old friend
i'll look no longer than i need to
wipe the blood from your chin

and if i hold you in my mind
an iron fist around my heart
i never wanted it this way
and when i finally gave it up
i felt i must be losing touch
it might be gone
but i held on

cut the violence from the tune
leave the rattle and the boom
lift the heavy from the load
made of paper / made of gold
Track Name: Oaks Park
alligator on the prowl
drag me under / take me down
to the water / to the sound
ooh-ooh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
pried my fingers 1 by 1
let me know thy will be

done
what will be done
what will
be done
what will be
done

old parts
i haven't all the old parts
and yet i have these old parts
i've held onto
(how did they make it through?)
new parts
i have all of these new parts
so what's to lose?
(where could i make it to?)

call the shots
connecting the dots
analyze
and it's all out of order
live it down
leave it where it's found
tow the line
don't call it 'til it's
over

alligator take me down
to the water / to the sound
of children laughing on a carousel
passing fame is on the ferris wheel
wide-eyed boy / dead girl
don't you hide your faultless carcass
held by 2 parts real
bodies helpless on the battlefield
Track Name: The Great Dialator
i'm happy as can be
are you smiling?
just like me?

i'm unhappy
as you can see
look at my mouth
it's speaking for me

a simpleton in every doorway
thought i was a moon-babe
and that i'd turn the tide
vacillation from the same space
and if i am altered
i'll be satisfied
backspin i don't need but
hurt me i i'll only be older
hopin' we'll open our eyes
and when i haven't one to give you
haven't gone to gather
i know whyyyyyy

hold me down
with one eye open
i've been down
with one eye closed
pull me like thread through the needle
dialate me
great dialator
dial
Track Name: Tongue Clouded
bifurcated tongue
speaks the words that lead the young
but you should know
to let it go away now
act as though in jail
the mouth that lies
the faith that fails you
so let it go
away now

and i won't hold
onto false hope
but boy you know
i've been a fool

and i will walk
on this tightrope
stretched above
the naked truth

passing through a cloud
following the sound
of a horse
behind the door
fist upon the glass
left it in the past
called it a cloud
undo the loud
and boisterous

bifurcated tongue
speaks the words that lead the young
but you should know to let it go
away now

the less i know
the more i dream about a home
out of the past on broken glass
can't take a joke
such foolish pride / you're not alone
the living host will break and pass
Track Name: Conversely (Exit Tango)
hands down into the bottle
half of my open arms are out
turn the inside out
and try to hold it

let's go outside
to get some air
in / to / the / blue

down in-
to the bottle
all these awful feelings go
away
hard to
play along w/
have a stomach full
of shame

step down
into the body
all of your open arms are out
turn the inside out and try to hold me

down for the count
throw me out
into the blue / the blue
i'll try to taste it
i had a chance / circumstance
and then i blew it / blew it
try to face it

down for the count
turn me out
into the blue / the blue
i'll try to face it
i took a chance / circumstance
and then i blew right through
and tried to change it

hundirse en la botella
así es la vida cada día
entrar entre la flor y la feria
scared little boy
this isn't your town