A Most Clever Disaster

by Our Fair City

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1.
All the water we produce Trickles down into vaults made of ears To be broken in by us We're just so thirsty
2.
So I said it loud And the antennas in your ears picked it up The radio station in your head processed it all Then you said one louder A catch of breath Cause what I had ran out on me There was a note in my chest that said I'm not coming home The room was full but not with flesh and blood It was enough to lift the house And the things in the basement finally knew What it was like to be outside They were doctors They were poets (We were) We were alive We were, well we used to be We used to be They used to be mothers and they used to be fathers They used to be husbands and wives But tonight they're just people breathing in tones Breathing in tones
3.
Shake the quiet from your shoulders Cause I know you wanna talk I got a shiner on my fingers When you come to inspect And a loose tooth slowly drifting To the mark you left on my neck And if I were on my death bed Would you be dying too Days are passing and arriving Like words memorized Don't say love It loses its lust I tried to say I lost grip Where are you now
4.
Oh god, I'm an outlet You're no poet but you still write Oh god, you can stand again But you're sure as shit that you're not shitting anyone So you lay down again Lay down again Move their weight in gold to a higher plane And perched, the eyes guarding the words Through teeth and tongue they travel They use air but they don't fly How does it feel to make it bleed You are the outlet I am the poet
5.
You were a body That couldn't take it So you curl up To fill in the four corners of this bed Gonna hold it against you Cause your skin is warm You stay on your side of the room And I'll stay on mine Make sure it's clear to me God knows that could mean anything I heard a whistle from your bed That says I'm not asleep yet Come hell or high water I'll tell a secret I should tell
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Story on top of story The sun warms our bodies Flailing in the sand Left behind to fill your lungs with water You're lost in the current But you're not the same You're lost in the current But you're not the same Don't move your mouth to speak Make it so you don't think You won't want to or need to Close your eyes to communicate Let us know soon Speak morse code with electrical figures And copper wire branches Lose your legs in your sleep Leave your body behind In time
8.
We are both sinners and saints In the same body It just depends on who you like more It just depends on who's pinned to the floor My legs are sturdy Your hands are dirty My legs are sturdy Your hands are dirty If you unwind yourself you can stand A voice shouted ripping the sky in half This is what you get When you mess with god, the devil And everything between
9.
Beverly 02:42
You were thin like wine in glass Taking to the pool beneath you You resembled stained glass in a church But now you can't be spotted Cause the lord and gravity have other plans for you Well maybe the strongest words belong in a letter But you know my penmanship is sub-par Yeah I thought I had all the time in the world for this Yeah I thought I had all the time in the world for you Cause I know you had all the time in the world for me Cause the lord and gravity have other plans for you Cause the lord and gravity have other plans for you
10.
Were you listening when I asked For this to all pass If I say it any louder The answer won't get any clearer The answer won't get any nearer Yeah it's slow like city streets And it hurt like wisdom teeth Would it be any different if I weren't here? In a rundown room You were painting our insides Colors I didn't know You could see from here And we all just disappeared Yeah it's slow like spring weather And a godspeed like sundials Yeah it's slow like city streets And it hurt like wisdom teeth Are you listening? (Tell them we're busy) Are you there? (Tell them we're tired and don't care) Are you listening? (Tell them we're all so sorry) Are you there? (Are you there?) Yeah it's slow like city streets And it hurt like wisdom teeth
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Holotype 04:27
The sun came traveling towards my house We talked about this for years on end The well started boiling until it ran dry But the water was happier in the sky You lay still until I came near Without stories to pass the time What do your hands feel like From sixty miles away? Sea giants knock at my door I ask if they know this tune They'll take it back with them to the shore And you'll hear it in the night Like your favorite lullaby It heavies your eyes But I'm up for hours building card towers Just to knock them down Is it safe to say It's worse off this way I hope I'm in your stories Cause you're in all of mine I hope I'm in your stories Cause you're in all of mine

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Released on Signal Recordings © 2010
Recording, Mixing, & Mastering by Brian Malvey
Additional Recording by Dave Leonhardt
Artwork by Brian Anderson

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released August 29, 2010

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