Abstract Trust

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Abstract Trust is my fun album - I felt very much more experienced since Poor Ian and was excited to show off what I could do. All of these songs were just ideas I wanted to try out, because I know I could.

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released June 10, 2011

Steven Spinks for album art! Check out his band Spiracles!

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Basic Printer Nashville, Tennessee

PLAYFUL INDIETRONICA
//SYNTHPOP OUT OF NASHVILLE TENNESSEE

Don'tbeafraidofthestrange
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Track Name: Let's Get Tough
We're going fast but not fast enough
We're going fast so quick, let's get tough!

So here we go into ourselves!
(A day in your shoes: Ask me how I got in)
Track Name: You Talk Like A Passenger
We roll into to town and fuck the place up Nothin' to do but bow to the king, yeah
When you're spun up this bad, it tends to feel good
So grab a hold and enjoy the ride
I can't help that you're scared and I'm not But then again I'm someone to stop
So come in si-i-i-i-i-i-i-ide
I'll give you a nice tour of my head, yeah

I said before that you talk like a passenger All the better for me to get tough!
Your cracking skull's not conducive to thinking clearly
But that's okay because that's how I live
A certain value arises from a dead body Despite my head it still 'aint gon' be me
So just put up your head and look into the Flaming city we built from our fears, yeah

(Computers might be twice as fast as they were in 1973, but your average voter is as drunk and stupid as ever! The only one who's changed is me. I've become bitter! And let's face it, CRAZY over the years! And once I'm swept into office, I'll sell our childrens' organs to ZOOS for meat, and I'll go into people's houses at night and wreck up the place! MUAAHAHAHAH!)
Track Name: Robot With Wit
I once thought I had shielded eyes but lo and behold
I went and made a million dollars from the one that I owed
Turns out I got a bit more than I know
And there's something to be said about a black box with holes
Just because I'm down and broken don't mean a bit
Because I'll show you something worthy of a robot with wit

Taunting puppets hobbling all around from up above
I tend to see every fucking one as all possible
If you could even talk then I might get all real
But for now I'm gonna settle in and roll in the guilt
I'll say something and then another the next
You'd wonder how I got to be so rich with my mind all vexed
Track Name: Abstract Trust
This is my 'you,' and you don't know who
Through rustic days, and rustic days, and rustic days, and rustic nights, goodbye
and you, you read books, for my brain's cook
And I think you're better you're better, and I think you're better you're better
So how is the weather the weather 'cause we're on a tether a tether
And I don't want to love you now

And here is your 'me,' but I don't believe
When you say hi, and you say hi, and I say bye, and you say hi, goodbye
And so as I should, I'll hide out away
And you'll try, it's no good it's no good and you'll try, it's no good it's no good
I don't want to be in love be in love, I don't want to be in love be in love
I'm both extremes and I can't see you there

And so, here's our 'us,' in all abstract trust
And I say I'm fine, and you say what's wrong, and I say I'm fine, but you stay too long, goodbye
And so here I am, a small humble sham,
And I think you're better you're better, I still think you're better you're better
I know I can't get her can't get her, Will you stay? No never no never
And I don't want to love you now
Track Name: Deconstructed Fool
Who are you, when I don't know me?
There's nothing there to me...
Then what do I see in you?
What do I see in you?

Unfathomable angles...
Sharp and green and purple
Jagging me here and there
You don't even care...
You don't even care!

So what will it be, when there's nothing to see in me and there is structure in you?
I guess I'm the deconstructed fool....I guess I'm the deconstructed fool.

Dark old landscape behind you
Beating heart of red and blue
I'll just sit here in my room
And listen to the songs I know
That keep me 18 years old

So what will it be, when there's nothing to see in me and there is structure you?
I guess I'm the deconstructed fool....I guess I'm the deconstructed fool
I guess I'm the deconstructed fool....I guess I'm the deconstructed fool
Track Name: Solitude
I'm going to close my eyes and sit in a corner
I'll look so far into nothing that I'm no longer here
And then I'll run away through the dark;
I'll sit in a forest
Sit underneath a dry tree and delude into blackness, blackness
Into blackness

What goes on in solitude
I swear the world closes shut
People are drawing skies, and I'm all alone
I'm sitting here firing neurons out of these things that I call eyes
I'm all alone, all alone
I'm all alone

I'm all alone
Track Name: Anablue
I sunk the day feeling astray, and where are we now?
I can't believe in the seven seas, so help me in
You're too blue to even know
Well I'm blue too, so let's go

Come to the depths and learn yourself!

I went around, looked up and down, found nothing but electric goo
I took a swim, you don't get in, but soon you follow suit
You're too blue to even know
Well I'm blue too, so let's go

Come to the depths and learn yourself!

Come to the depths and learn yourself!
Track Name: Dark; Scared
N/a, 'cept for the breath.
Track Name: Ice Satan
I am a dead bird in the midst of something more
Blooming buzzing hearts all across the city floor, oh
I need to see something to change

But my eyelids are frozen
Dreaming about days that never come

I've been in here for years and years
Speaking silent converse to anyone that hears
(I'm not all right, I'm all screwed up.)

I need to see something to change
But my eyelids are frozen
Dreaming about days that never come
I want to open my eyes
I want to open my eyes
I am opening my eyes
I am opening my eyes
(Something is wrong with me: I can't see. When my eyelids are down, Ice Satan comes around. The windows froze. They melted. And I died.)
Track Name: I Swear It's Speaking To Me
The field was enormous and bright
And I came with no one to please
I swear world, that I come in peace
Just stay and let me see, help me help me please

And here we go around the bend again
And here we go around the bend again
And here we go around the bend again
And here we go around the bend again

I swear that it's speaking to me
Crossed up tongue of speech
I never quite catch the whole seed
But I'll plant what I can to get what I need, help me help me please

And here we go around the bend again
And here we go around the bend again
And here we go around the bend again
And here we go around the bend again

I swear it's speaking to me
What else could it be?B
Track Name: Somber Summer
I can't even know where you are, no
'Cause I'm nothing but a lonely star, no
Every summer haze you pass and we look, yeah
Orange lazy sky, it's one for the books, yeah

And I try
I try
To be with you

We'll retreat to your soft house and do what you want
And tell the tales of books you've read and I've not
Nothing ever seems to escape this trust
But still I feel like you just see through us

And I am
I am
The lost color of a flame with no flick
The orange heart of you is to what I stick
The dark landscape where we found our place
It takes one somber summer for hearts to race

Lo-fi vinyl cracked voice
Gramophone conversations 'til morn
A rolled up tape of all our days
And a dark deep orange summer haze

And I am
I am

The lost color of a flame with no flick
The orange heart of you is to what I stick
The dark landscape where we found our place
It takes one somber summer for hearts to race

(-Why do you do this to me? What have I done to you? Tell me, what-what do you want me to do!
-I don't know. Maybe touch my hair or something?
-I can't do that...why me?
-Because everyone else is boring, and you're different...you don't like me Stephanie.)