slant front desk

by Nat Lyon

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about

Ten new pastoral-punk / janky drone-pop songs. CD version includes a bonus track. Releasing 13 May 2018.

credits

released May 13, 2018

T. Plunkett, guitar (2)
Aimee Kanzler, modulated cello (9)
S. Reichert, piano (11)

Recorded at farm0182

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Track Name: mouse trap
mouse trap...

we fought under bloody stars
we fought in the bloody bars
we live near the burned out cars
we know what the passcodes are
we know where the bodies are

for the union
for our union

we beat each other up
night after night
then somehow managed to
stumble home
under fading moonlight
and I'm still drinking
but I think- I think I'm alright
maybe I'm kidding myself
by feeling closer to you
you

when the boat got wrecked in October
as the orange oak leaves burned
and as cold water ran down Central Ave
it reminded me of the things
I'd never have
and one of the things on that very
long list
was
you
but now I guess that I'm finally
through
with
you

I guess I'm finally
through
with
you

god damn it.
Track Name: the new economy
Tuesday fell
like an anvil
impossible to ignore
because that dream job
the one you dreamed of
had become a chore

there is security
in obscurity
but if you stand out
you'll get nailed back down

avoid human contact
in the cube farm
make excuses
to get your job done
watch the clock tick
sneak out for a cigarette
watch the clock tick
then wreck a spreadsheet

there is security
in obscurity
but if you stand out
you'll get nailed back down

(groovy instrumental break)

there is security
in obscurity
but if you stand out
you'll get nailed back down

check the org chart
on a daily basis
not sure why your
box always moves
reconsider
that new car purchase
be quietly indispensable

there is security
in obscurity
but if you stand out
you'll get nailed back down
Track Name: field trial
your red rimmed eyes
spelled desperation
I knew you were trouble
when I met you at the fence.
I took you out
to Fading Fall Meadows
it looked like a Wyeth
despite your bear suit and all

yeah, I think you're pretty cool too.

we will take many long walks together
I'll be back in touch as soon as I am better
let's start out slowly
and talk about the weather

field trial

field trial
Track Name: riding high
welcome back
riding high
magic

there's no time to dream
about what it might mean
riding high
I think everybody's getting twitchy now
riding high
I think everybody's getting twitchy now

high in the Alps
high in the Alps

riding high
magic

he looks dead cool, I'll tell ya
the race is on the table
pain written all over the face
he's just hanging on
he's just hanging on

riding high

high in the Alps
high in the Alps

now we know
now we know
now we know
now we know
riding high
Track Name: sharks and seals
I have to admit
that I have never
seen the clouds so low
or these post-industrial rivers
flowing so slow

the good doctor called
because he'd lost his
car keys
in the snow
we wandered around for an hour or so
up to our knees
on an icy beach

don't turn your head
and don't be distracted
by the sharks in the sea
because I've read quite recently
that they've all split the scene
they're hunting seals again
in Italian suits
and very fancy boots
Track Name: alprazolam
full moon
and I couldn't sleep at all last night
like a sailor
winding his sheets too tightly

the cat says it's four
and when I turn out the light
I can see you in the dark
but I can't hold you quite
as tightly as I used to maybe

but it's ok
things will be different today
it's ok
because I self-medicate

I talked to my doctor
she's very nice
I sat with my shrink and repeated it twice
they drew some blood
and scanned my brain
then sent me home to you
Track Name: gardener
when the apple tree
has lost its leaves
roll up your sleeves
and grab your saw
when the apple tree
has lost its leaves
roll up your sleeves
remember what you saw

when the wind blows
and there's rain on your nose
don't worry
I've got your coat
winter winds blow
as the boat stalls
don't worry
I'm coming home

home
Track Name: then/when
1, 2, 3, 4, we all fall down
locus 5, 6, 7, and 8
1, 2, 3, 4, we all fall down

you said that I was
your favorite artifact
in the ruins
and as we scratched
at the bottom of
level 23
we found a
carved bone pendant

you dropped a GPS
datum point
I took a photo
of the object in situ
and one
with your shirt off
we bagged it
and tagged it
then moved on

the quiet of the site
sounded like white noise
I was one of the boys
and you should surely
get tenure for that

1, 2, 3, 4, we all fall down
locus 5, 6, 7, and 8

that was our last day
in Syria
Track Name: trailhead
I will meet you
I will meet you
at the trailhead
some day
maybe next year
maybe yesterday
I will meet you
I will meet you
at the trailhead
some day
I will meet you
I will meet you
I promise

I will meet you
I will meet you
at the trailhead
some day
I will meet you
I will meet you
I promise

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