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Think Of The Children

by Kodacrome

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1.
Baseball 04:49
we caught an instant where the light fell simply through the right arrangement of the frost/through the clouds configured around the baseball spinning past the acorn shaking clean off that was back when coney was your carnival/that was back when pluto was a part of us we can see you've grown accustomed to the low blows
2.
Catherine 05:00
catherine never learned to love/but it was not for lack of looking for an honest man/an honest man just taking an honest stab honest men pay no regard/to the science of your story arc/they're better off just living on and on finding satisfaction in rejections you interpolate/following the fraction of the heart that doesn't calculate virtue never was the cause/of any innovation worth its salt/better off an answer to a fault faulty men pay no regard/to the science of your story arc/better off just living on and on
3.
Buckets 05:11
are you alive the craft is weakened/it's cracked and leaking/faster than the best of buckets could mediate the land is distant/but we're days and days in now/longer than the best of company could entertain is this how you've survived/underbelly to sky/are you still keeping your distance while keeping afloat/i haven't heard otherwise my heart is filthy/would you please forgive me are you alive/i haven't heard otherwise/how could i have known/you're still scratching off tickets and standing outside are you still one of the ones/are you still one of the fools holding out hope
4.
corners cut when a square's not enough/you're in knots again/you're in knots over box-clever men nickel plugged when a penny's not enough/you're in knots again/you're in knots over blox-clever men stretch your arms and stretch your fingertips/to the outer edge of your tether/wrap your mind around a tempo/that your speeding heart might double corners cut where a square's not enough/you're in knots again/you've gotta think of the children stretch your arms and stretch your fingertips/to the outer edge of your tether/wrap your mind around a tempo/that your speeding heart might double play your backhand/play your minuet/like the audience you remember (like the stallion you were born to be)/wrap your mind around a tempo/that your speeding heart might double at the edge of your tether for a box-clever man
5.
to be the victim of a reckless captain/flooring the throttle toward a first impression/a teenage lesson learned from a crow's nest/a glimpse of heaven from the wrong side of the lens to be the victim of a savvy sailor/a politician dressed like a neighbor/the sands expanding in quick succession/a glimpse of heaven from the wrong side of the lens should have seen your face hanging on the rudder to be the victim of a savage coastline/made imperceptible by thunder moonlight/the rocks expanding in quick succession/a glimpse of heaven from the wrong side of the lens all the machines from the days on the rock are losing steam and drained of their lot
6.
Slender 04:48
cast your gaze across the room/lock upon a slender volume/lock upon a golden spine/press the letters into place/shine a light right through the center/think of all the words that failed him/and think of all the times he's tried you could pour your whole self into a canyon, or can you? you could pour your whole self into a thimble, but would you? you could pour your whole self somewhere closer to the middle, you couldn't tell the difference, could you? there's a stranger is his seat/but he wouldn't dare to bother/so he writes it on his feet/and it wouldn't be the same if the letters came out easy/think of all the words that failed him/and think of all the times he tried
7.
three dozen circles round a star/and a paltry membrane keeps us apart/and a tallowy bubble keeps us from drifting/and the greediest trees keep on growing the same way three dozen circles you've gone round a star/and a faulty memory keeps us to parlor talk/and a system of rails keeps us from coasting/while all the ivy in whales keeps on crawling the same way you can try to take it back if you think your voice will carry from the bottom of the longest vine
8.
you can tally all the ways/ that the city looks so different/than the time you came before/you can pin it on the waters/on the dam of cellophane/that you stretched from top to bottom/little boat plugged up with cotton all the whales had a spark and the sharks had a way you can take me to the palms/you can take me out to ernie's/slip a stone inside a glass/you can dress me in a sack/you can dress me in a lampshade/so we won't be welcome back
9.
Oh, You Two 04:57
oh, you two/hardly amused by a test to the things you choose/such a plain pair of fools oh, you two/not you too oh, you two/i have seen how you celebrate/tried not to look at you/not you too and you must derive some pleasure/assigning weight to your conjecture/that there must be something missing/you've convinced me/you've convinced me too
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11.
have you got a grip for anything but enemies? have you got an eye for measuring proximity? stripes and salt and things to stack/i wouldn't trade them for a feathered-friend/stacks of wood and sacks of cash/i wouldn't raise them for a heavyweight have you got a stomach for anything but memories? have you got an arm for muscling proximity?
12.
you'd rather exit like the devil than paint yourself content and shackled you'd rather blame me for the cruel, cruel weather i'd rather button up than blither who's to blame for the lot you found was it slippery fingers was it your eyes so round who's to blame for the lot you found the dirty money on the mattress for when you dive right in and roll around you'd rather savor than imagine selecting crimes of plot or passion you'd rather lavish me with fatalism than pick a time to have your dinner burn your coal into steam and turn your steam into clouds rain down upon the heads riding rails around

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released May 18, 2018

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Kodacrome Brooklyn, New York

Elissa (vocals synth) & Ryan (synth, electronics).

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