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Think Of The Children

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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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Track Name: Baseball
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
Track Name: Catherine
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
Track Name: Buckets
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
Track Name: Think Of The Children
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
Track Name: Reckless Boating
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
Track Name: Slender
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
Track Name: The Longest Vine
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
Track Name: Take Me Out To Ernie's
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
Track Name: Oh, You Two
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
Track Name: Featherweight
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?
Track Name: Eyes So Round
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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