End Times Blues

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released December 21, 2016

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Track Name: Sonic You
i am weak
i know my own body
is concentrated camp
i'm kitsch and happenstance
you know it's true
always the fool rushing in

i am not afraid of anything
no justice, no karmic suffering
i am not afraid of anything
that's justice, that's karmic suffering

my wit's quick
my tact is sharp as nails
i am a holy cloud
i seed the holy ground
a planted flag
on martian soil

i am not afraid of anything
no justice, no karmic suffering
i am not afraid of anything
that's justice, that's karmic suffering

eyes like mirrors
reflecting the light
ya friendly ghost
with the most

now the days pass right through us, we walk through the walls
we never sleep anymore

now i'm losing blood just like the sun sheds light
onto the moon, on everyone, so brightly
if you believed
believed in me
Track Name: Losers
I will not apologize
for my muscular phrasings
or the volume of my scrapings
my love slurs
you got the shine on you
you've got the shine
though the day is dull, we paint it chrome
you're a dandelion blown by a child
a wish hung in the sky
an anarchy dream

I love the way we keep each other warm
Losers, do not let yourselves get caught in this malaise
We will teach us to win someday

you're a haunted mausoleum
a scribe's poem
a verse on a bathroom wall
the holy ghost
bizarre angel singing bizarre hymns

I love the way we keep each other warm
Losers, do not let yourselves get caught in this malaise
We will teach us to win someday
Track Name: Creation Myth
Too blue ocean toys and sparkling guitars
Hid in a psychic garage, behind the radiant star
Hidden in the shadows
Nurse of day
There is no increase
And there is no decay

(doot doot dum dum)

A mansion of voices
The choir of lonely churches sing
Angels weep when they hear
We are made of all their tears

Keep coming to your home when your alone
Tossing rocks at your window
We think fast but we move slow
We bend and break

Sinner song you've taken me
Up and o'er the cherry tree
Blossom kiss and swallowed key
Secret bliss, infinity

I'm not like them, I'm not like that
I'm no burned Rome, I'm your advocate

Sinner song you've taken me
Up and o'er the cherry tree
Blossom kiss and swallowed key
Secret bliss, infinity
Track Name: End Times Blues
Got a message on string-tied cans
A dispatch from the sky
"Oh my God, the world is ending again!"
We're digging tunnels through ancient maps
'Til we fall off the edge
And get lost on other planets
We sit on out parents roofs
Watch it all come unglued

We spread new ideas!
We build all new rooms!
Live transmit broadcast
"End-Times Blues"

I grind my teeth until their sand
I part the sea with both my hands
You broke up
(but) they can't change Us
Track Name: Bad Dreams
I drink right out of the spigot
On the lawn of teenage charm and hypocrisy
and at age 23, I am convinced, it never leaves you

all My bad dreams just came true

And every night We sleep in separate beds
And every morning seems polite
it never ends

some days I think my brain's a waste of space,
it can not destroy or create anything
just when you think You're smart,
the world will break Your heart
You see the hurt in everything

And every night We sleep in separate beds
And every morning seems polite
it never ends

all My bad dreams just came true
Track Name: American Haikus
I don't mean to be so doom and gloom
silly kid, You don't exist
drugs and Husker Du
won't save You, or any of Your friends

authors of north american haikus
ask Ourselves,
"What would Jack do"
it can feel so good
to break the rules, once in a while

someday You'll see,
that there's nothing
more to Me
how did We ever fall in love?
I don't know.

if You wanna go
You can jump right out that window
You could load a gun
bet You've got a number of reasons

like James Dean,
the grease on our cheeks turns to blood
on the street
it's a lusty, teenage fantasy
and I'm glad! I'm ecstatic!

in time You'll find
all that hopin', and all that prayin'
just kept You waiting
for the next big thing
but it never came

if You wanna go
You can jump right out that window
You could load a gun
bet You've got a number of reasons

if You wanna go
if You wanna
the moon will bleach Our bones
We'll pretend that Rael loves Us
Track Name: Book IV
my friends brought me to the hospital
you were there too
I had a temperature
Doc says I'm sick for pieces of you to swallow
Now I'm counting cotton balls soaked in ammonia
They look like stars
but they won't mend me, no prayers or surgeries

we drew blood now
now we know you're one of us
more deep cuts, another planted seed
Park City white girls, foil kissers
American boys blowing smoke from the cold

my heart's a squid spurting ink
in my lost boy vampire brain
(read book IV until ya go insane)
i wrapped my brain 'round that bomb
and now I'm setting it off
just to find what heaven's really made of

we drew blood now
now we know you're one of us
more deep cuts, another planted seed
Park City white girls, foil kissers
American boys blowing smoke from the cold

now there's nothing left, that book is all blank pages
all my thoughts leak out of my head
in bizarre hymnals, ledgers and decimals
that drain the whites right out of your eyes
Track Name: Spacemen Fall
i was born inside of an egg that was made out of plastic
tv screens, b-movies that you know were fantastic
amnesia, a lost boy on a foreign planet
they asked me " Are those pieces gold? or are they tin-foil?"
and "does it think? like we think?"
" does it dream deep in its sleep about being good?"
"can it be? Even spacemen fall in and out of love?"

do you wonder why the moon hangs low on certain nights?
Muhammad, Gandhi, Jesus Christ got down on their knees and God said it was good
they found out even spacemen fall in and out of love

I am not ashamed of any mess i've made
did you even know my name?
will I ever learn mine?
Track Name: Lebensraum
this is how the west was won
at the barrel
of a gun
and
it was traded for trinkets,
it was coughed into blankets

We're so poisonous, aren't we?

I was brought in by a cop
the enforcer
of the laws
that
bring Us to Our knees,
make manifest Our
pre-destinies

it seems so treasonous to Me

so We put Our faith in medicine
and the scientific method
the order of operations
to draw the right conclusions

infinitude wants all
the void don't care at all
it's god's wet dream
the big sleep
and our chemicals

I want what's more than human
all My wisdom's gone
My misled passions
everything's all wrong
the drugs We take
wear off before long
that rebel fashion
nothing means a lot

I love nothing but My own dead heart
I love nothing 'cept perfect dark
Our tears rust tin like wet shooting stars
rogue comets come to blow Us apart
Track Name: Eva
Eva must have been made from my rib
each kiss the eucharist
must have been some tigers in those hips oh!
you've really earned your stripes
Eva I'm Yours
and I just want more
time we have been biding, bite your lip and kiss goodnight

we tied our keys to kites that night, burnt offerings of past lives
ashes to urn, our ghosts take flight, now we know time
And I give thinks for anything that keeps us close
And I give thanks for accidents that bring us home

Baby, you're the best medicine
You make me thick when I am thin
So touch me now cuz I am sick
So lay down hands cuz I am sick
Track Name: Desperate Wolves//Beacon Flames
Desperation wolves
In a victim daze
We all laid to rest
We all laid to waste
In a gauze of tangled starlight
Honey seeped out holes in your side

These are desperate times
These are desperate days
We all laid to rest
We all laid to waste
We want to be like the sunrise
Beacon flames, the glare in God's eyes
And the Sun dripped all around You
I go running with my vials

Can you guess the weight of all things we're made of?
How much does it cost to tell a lie?
Can you guess the weight of all things we're made of?
All the bones exhumed with every sigh?
I know I'm real;
It's matter that I can't identify

These are desperate times
These are desperate days
We all laid to rest
How long will we wait?

Can you guess the weight of all things we're made of?
How much does it cost to tell a lie?
Can you guess the weight of all things we're made of?
All the bones exhumed with every sigh?
I know I'm real;
It's matter that I can't identify

In the dark of night the stars spelled out your name
When I blink my eyes everything's erased
The sky was open wide, the stars were flicker flames
I imagine God exactly like your face
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Track Name: Bad Thoughts Time Capsule
I got no need for old memories and their hauntings
everyone knows the past is a ghost - dry bones
i'm just a man trying to get past my convictions
everyone knows the past is a ghost so leave it there

i have found that i can't find a thing i've lost
everything i touch just withers into dust
i keep walking 'cause it's true
(we bad thoughts time capsules)
all my bad thoughts stick like glue
leave me aching for the
(buried inside the)
womb
Track Name: Midnight Psalms (Alright!)
Oh-Oh!
How I miss all of my false prophet whisperings
My lost love
My lost muses!
Oh-Oh!
Now I'm sinking in the weight of all my youth
When it's gone, where does it go?

Alright?!

Boys and girls sleep-walking in their underwear
Tugging at our birth-skins
We put flowers in our hair
Jumping off that cross, reciting all our midnight psalms
Jesus spits out moonbeams
When we wake up it's all gone

I am the slave-pull tide
Captive to the phosphor moon ignite
And if my horoscope is right
The black hole in my heart explodes
We'll dance around the light

Alright!

No more Mrs.
No more Mr's
Sunday school, or nuclear winters
No black books to keep us
Prisoners!
All our words, our songs will lift us up!
Track Name: Pharaoh Beach
"You don't know what I'm capable of
You don't know what's in my soul
You don't know what I'm capable of"

And our eyes are filled with broken glass
forged from circles carved into the sand
that's where your spaceship landed
we got down on our knees

my blood my spit it's a miracle
grow us our love something beautiful

And our eyes are filled with broken glass
forged from circles carved into the sand
that's where your spaceship landed
we got down on our knees
Track Name: Gray Visions (Ineffable Light)
walking like the ghost atlantic
heart as black as bible skins
all good sailors know the stars are maps
but what good is that if you can't swim?
your voice is a shipwreck
i choke on the splinters
it will be so nice to have you back
it's best to keep diving when you see that pearl
drowning in that glow's worth all your wanderings

honesty? or an epic lack of tact?
ragged glory? are we off key?
all our friends are fading to oblivion
all our deepest secrets, our cover is blown

my future daughters, all my future sons
do not pray for rain
we will seed the clouds
with our wishful thinking, all our orphan thoughts
they will be mirror shine and cashmere soft

loose like a tooth to a doorknob tied
we wait in our beds, under pillow prize
but when we wake what do we find?

so it ends when we're old and gray
like a palm marked by lines on the judgement day
no pearly gates, no warm embrace