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released July 27, 2013

Recorded and Mixed by James Treichler

Mastered by Ryan Brewer

Album Art done by Thomas Lee Joseph Frye

Artwork arranged by Pat Bright

Violin on Jedidiah performed by Alleya Weibel, Cello by Teddy Lerch, Trumpet by Ian Simon



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Track Name: Judging Giraffe Always Looks Down
I can see it
With lightening bolts and filaments
A starry eyed innocence
Nothing bad to say
Dollars and cents
Comfortable pay
We live in a comfortable way
Because comfort matters
Practice good manners they say
Please and thank you
At ease soldier
Let us pray
And give thanks to god
in "HIS" name
We'll pray our children do the same
Your son
Your daughter
Propaganda fodder
My lightening bolt
My filament
I'm certainly getting my fill of it
Track Name: Keanus Becomes The Reeves
Thoughts bounce around
In webs inside of heads
Each ones a seed to be sown
Out of which sprouts vines
That inevitably grow
Remove the soil
At the time of death
Removes the roots every human gets
And the costume you wore in this life
Wilts just like a once blossoming mind
So i bury the thought
Of a traveling soul
With the body from which it came
I buried it
As if it were a seed that grows in a garden
I buried in my head the thought
Of a lifeless costume born again
Into an extensive wardrobe collection
Track Name: That's A Fact
What is a body
Other than a robotic extension
Rendered useless by time
And barely functional
In the brief period of capability
Controlled by chemicals
Fueled by chemicals
Made of dirt and filthy water
The earth is my cradle
Where i will someday recycle
Spiders in bed
Crawling on to where my body ends
Helping me meet new friends
And chew through
My circuits
Until then I'm hiding
Track Name: Shitzo
We sang the same songs
But were unhappy all along
The heart beats slower wen alone
Mine pumped once last week
But not once more
You're a painting in the dark
You fell out of a tree
And bumped your head
On every leaf
Now all you see is art
My stomach burns so much
Trying to recreate your artwork
I feel hurt
Drinking every word
Almost absurd how many songs
But It's not called a problem
If there's nothing wrong
Track Name: Peas
What was your name
And have we met before?
Would you like to be my friend?
I haven't got a single one
I think i had one once
But that was some time ago
I'll never forget
You were my only friend
For the longest time
Track Name: Watercolor
If I had the chance
I'd paint the world a different color
It would be hard to see each one
With all of them bleeding through
To the other side
One day I'll see
Colors again
Bright and defined
Dull and Blurry
Not one looks like me
If I had the chance
I'd paint myself out of every picture
I've ever been in

The dissonance in my voice was not heard. So not one word was said. Your voice is like music to me. But why have music when you can have silence? And so she sang. And so i listened. A harmony in the distance. I can hardly tell the difference between the saddest song I've ever heard and my best friend. And on this day, the 22nd, the wind blowing your dress and a picnic just for two. I knew that i could love you. You're beautiful, you are lovely. If you want to be perfect then you'd forget me.