even the stars that glisten bring focus to the moon

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this album is kind of a compilation of scrapped / loose tracks spanning from 2014 - 2017 but i think it actually makes a fairly solid project when taken in this form

wish i had more to say <3

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released June 13, 2017

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Track Name: preoccupation
every room is empty
lizard brain speak tempts me
everything that's sacred
gets swiftly wasted

no way out
preoccupation

useless brain
the evil of evolution
provided us no solution
but inevitable collapse

double-edged sword
a tad too tough to swallow
a light we'd like to follow
to inevitable collapse

the self-aware
self-destruction sequence
the loosely guarded secret
of inevitable collapse
Track Name: city song pt. 1
advertising energy that arcs across my everything
the billboard flickers dimmer every time
hope is openly executed while the people sing,
"faster this time,
better this time"

i'm losing the means again

advertising energy

"faster this time,
better this time"
Track Name: i've seen everything
i've seen everything
i'll ever need to see
a bare body
an obsolete machine
a queen naive
a phantom in the breeze
outdated fantasy
that's begging me to leave

i've seen everything
i'll ever need to see
my fading green
dream obituary
the static screen
a love that only leaves
outdated fantasy
that i no longer need
Track Name: toothpaste
people make me feel afraid
they pray to tubes of toothpaste
and evil is a normal place
they stay to lose the earthquake
okay

i don't want to do what humans do anymore

i can see their faces in the trees
and i will let their hatred enter me
endlessly
Track Name: despair
despair, despair
to never be there
unfair, unfair
undeserved fanfare
it's out of control
it's out of my hands
it's taking a toll
now how do i stand

alone

(i can't)

i try to be what this world what it wants me to be
Track Name: coming, going
coming,
going
Track Name: my naive
my love
in you i came to be
my naive
beautiful enough

my love
crying at the roadkill's grave
companionship disease
can't be saved

we've had such a long way down

miscommunication
holy miscommunication

we've had such a long way down
Track Name: garden / city song pt. 2
involuntary isolation contract frozen in my mind
comforting hold garbage disposal opening is old and blind
i gave you all the change inside my pocket
i gave you all the change inside my pocket

i should be tending to the garden

you are the city in the distance
shining and indifferent
allergic to consistence

you are the city in the distance
an angel with a mission
a temporary visit
to love that has a limit

i should be tending to the garden

_____


advertising energy
faster this time
better this time
Track Name: rabbithole
it's a funny little thing
the shards of glass that quickly pass through conversationing
that plastic wrap that shrinks and laughs while suffocating me
it's a funny little thing

in my head

a rabbit hole that screams
and overflows to drown the hope of assimilating

it's a funny little thing
the mental tasks that overlap and scramble the machine
the little man without a plan that's always asking me

"what have you done?
and what are you doing?"
Track Name: i wish you could know
if home is where the heart is
my whole house is filled with garbage
i can't find a way to make you know

the dirty laundry spilling
brush my teeth when i feel willing
i can't find a way for me to show
a way for you to know

i wish you could know
ugly
i wish you could know
dirty

the dusty shelves deluding
every passing day still proving
i can't find a way to make you know

snow-covered windshield wipers
snow-covered rear-view window
i can't find a way for me to show
a way for you to know

i wish you could know
ugly
i wish you could know
dirty

i wish you could know
Track Name: slow
try to go forward but i'm moving so slowly
moving so slow
Track Name: eden
isolationist garden of eden
the pleading of weeping trees
dead angel pariah people
the only voices that seem to speak to me

what have they done?
they left me staring at the sun

i can't be the only one
Track Name: dumb
race the brain
to chase the aftertaste
a waning wave
we're all dumb

shake the pain
a dying day to waste
the cresting wave
we're all dumb

face a poisoned place
a waning wave
we're all dumb

face the home of hate
a cresting wave
we're all dumb

you can chase the wave
until it breaks
Track Name: up in the air (elvis depressedly)
all of this feeling that kept me alive no longer lives here
and now i feel nothing, something inside turned the lights out
i understand you, so i don't know why i can't break through
and you understand me, so i don't know why you would stay here

everything i knew is up in the air
Track Name: sometimes (song for a first dance)
sometimes i don't wanna live
sometimes i forget how to talk
sometimes i don't know anything at all

but sometimes i talk to you
and sometimes you talk to me
and sometimes i know everything

i don't know how to try
but i will try for you
i don't know how to live
but i would die for you
Track Name: my friend rodrigo makes beautiful music
my friend rodrigo makes beautiful music
and he thinks i make beautiful music
and sometimes i think we both make beautiful music

my friend rodrigo is from toronto
and i live in new jersey
and he's visiting new york city
and that's close to me

my friend rodrigo's in new york city
just like my first girlfriend amy
me and her would go to the nitehawk theater on weekends to catch some movies
and i'd order a few too many $8 beers and cry myself to sleep
and i'd cry myself to sleep

my friend rodrigo's in new york city
where i applied to art school when i was 17
and an asian guy gave me and my dad a tour and his hair was died green
but i couldn't afford to go there
so i went to the middle of nowhere
and wrote some songs and so
that's how i met my friend rodrigo

my friend rodrigo makes beautiful music
and he thinks i make beautiful music
and sometimes i think,
"the world is small!"

(my friend rodrigo's in new york city and i'm going out there to see him - and it feels unreal, like i cast a stone into the ocean and the ripple is standing there right before me, a person i sort of know in some way through the songs i sing and the things i say and the gunk that i scrape out of my brain.

my friend rodrigo's in new york city and i'm going out there to see him and somehow that's really touching to me. somehow that's really touching. my friend rodrigo makes beautiful music and he thinks i make beautiful music so i'm going out there to see him. somehow that's really touching.)

my friend rodrigo makes beautiful music
and he thinks i make beautiful music
and sometimes i think
Track Name: 111 5th ave new york, ny
ooo, you were walking on the water
apartment fallout shelter
it's seven in the morning when

you, advertising the horizon
i'm just starting to like it
reflecting off of every piece of

you

you, a city in the distance
even the stars that glisten
bring focus to the moon