random walk theory

by Nat Lyon

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released August 16, 2016

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Track Name: maple
big house
little house
back house
barn
the connected farm
a noble scheme
roughly paced out in feet
adding on
only as needed

the surveyor laughed
unrolling a map
asking, where the hell are we?
it took them a week
to name all the streams
and significant features

after meadows spread
and all the farmers fled
got to
feed industry
the fields went to fallow
and now the squirrels are
quite confused
by the headlights

by the headlights
i'm the boy
waving to headlights.

it's just a place you drive through
there are maple trees there
it's a dot on the map
there are maple trees there
at the fork in the road
there are maple trees there
Track Name: humidity
i don't care for humidity
she doesn't care for me
tonight, humidity
could be the death of me

it's like a greenhouse filled with
aggressive whispers
in a temperate zone
high five, Anthropocene

no, it's not you
it's the humidity
we're walking around on eggshells
and talking in subtle tones

it's like a greenhouse filled with
aggressive whispers in a
temperate zone
high five, Anthropocene

high five, Anthropocene
we're walking around on seashells
high five, Anthropocene
we're walking around on seashells
high five, Anthropocene
we're walking around on seashells
high five, Anthropocene
we're walking around on seashells
Track Name: dope bike man
fuck me, man
i started this

i know that
i was there

i started this

i know that
i was there

i started this

'93 - Homer Babbidge Library
I watched him burn a wire

fucking genius.

that's a dope bike man.
that's a dope bike man.
repeat. and stuff.
Track Name: flashlights and leashes
when Emma's head
hit the kitchen floor
and her eyes closed
she looked so beautiful
i'm recycling bottles like a natural disaster
drop a dream
inside her head
before you wander
off to bed

then climb the stairs.
then climb the stairs.

nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah
i want to see you in the morning
nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah
i want to see you in the evening too

before the sun comes up
i'm outside
with the flashlights and leashes
while you make the latte's
and put yourself together
she's so lovely
she's so lovely
despite the driving rain
kiss her on the face
check the Mini Cooper's brakes then
run the dogs out

nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah
i want to see you in the morning
nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah
i want to see you in the evening
nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah
i want to see you in the morning
nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah
i want to see you in the evening too.

ok. i do.
Track Name: on some toxic beach
there's a tiny family
that lives inside my TV
they're dancing around
just like Kwakiutl clowns
the conspicuous consumption
really brings you down

every one
wants to lie in the sun
and dream on
some toxic beach
every one
wants to lie in the sun
and dream on
some toxic beach

raindrops taste
just like drops of gin
let's go for a walk
we'll drag the dogs
we're happy and high
and fully loaded tonight

every one
wants to lie in the sun
and dream on
some toxic beach
every one
wants to lie in the sun
and dream on
some toxic beach
Track Name: the experienced traveler
panic airport call
she forgot
her
passport again
now it's 6:00 AM and
I'm doing 95
met you at the gate
had to park slightly illegally
kissed you one more tome
and then watched you go
and watched you go

flying business class
is not an option
in the last row again
sitting near the toilet
fucking middle seat
by the time that you land
you'll be well prepared
you wrote a marketing plan
because you couldn't sleep

so come home soon, ok?

on the ground
in the car
i'm coming home
i hope you know
I tried to call
got 0 bars, 0 bars
Track Name: Tom Nevers
the passage was quite pleasant
people stopped and admired the dogs
the dogs like that
we arrived at a rented house
in Tom Nevers
it was getting dark
we dumped our stuff
and raced to the beach

demolition derby
by the sea
the women were swearing
and kids were cheering

while men did magic with duct tape
i popped a pill
lit a cigarette
and held you close
we watched the sun go down
over Nantucket Sound
while kids ran through
a muddy field
with sparklers

we've had semi-serious conversations
about globalization and Nantucket

(as I recorded the surf, a shark went by about 20 meters off the beach).

we've had semi-serious conversations
about globalization and Block Island

we've had semi-serious conversations
about globalization and Cape Breton
Track Name: Hampton Station
mail train
at Hampton Station
mail train
at Hampton Station
mail train
at Hampton Station
mail train
at Hampton Station

there is a mail train
at Hampton Station
there is a mail train
at Hampton Station
there is a mail train
at Hampton Station
there is a mail train
at Hampton Station
Track Name: porcelain
the first time i saw you
you were
filthy but clean
you were walking
walking around
like some guy
like some guy named jim
or something
odd that we found
your mobile phone
on a
restricted naval base
i don't ask questions

why would i?

beautiful evidence
and
illegible field notes
that year
spent in Cambodia
sort of messed with your head
i get that.

i get it.
Track Name: buddha and duck are friends
Buddha and Duck are friends
they meet at the lake every day
they can't communicate
it's completely non-verbal

so they sit by the edge of the water
and they hold hands
so they sit by the edge of the water
and they hold hands
so they sit by the edge of the water
and they hold hands
so they sit by the edge of the water
and they hold hands
so they sit by the edge of the water
and they hold hands
so they sit by the edge of the water
and they hold hands
Track Name: Tiger Lilly
Tiger Lilly
Tiger Lilly
Tiger Lilly
Tiger Lilly

Tiger Lilly

Let's go for a walk
we'll jump the stone fence
into the forest
it's deciduous

hey buddy,
get down
way down.
hey buddy,
get down
way down.
hey buddy,
get down
way down.