Gravity​/​Repulsion

by Michael Beach

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1.
We went down Sank in the river We were young then Twice born Twice raised Twice known The heavy hammer The virgin mother Was wringing her hands Before sadness set in The kaleidoscope of love We saw the true nature of our newborn skin We bore the burden of the past mistakes We felt the gravity of the toll that time takes Under our feet was running The river to the sea While we lost our hold on reality You came around You were a mirror You told me get straight Before madness sets in
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You stand before me That golden attitude of lust and beauty Everlasting and endlessly magnetic You disappear from me And enter my subconscious Like a teenage love vanished forever I never had enough time with you You reappear to me A distant self-reflection A faded photograph of desire I never had enough time with you
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There is an endless plain Where memories exist Of both pleasure and pain And all my living friends Say that they’re going insane With their minds out running on it There is an empire of decline On the broken throne of history And all my dead friends Laugh in their graves Or smile in sympathy But I hear the itinerant voice Of memory come calling Just the same Well I heard you fell from that broken throne Trying to balance love and lust And were exiled from that kingdom of decline Having lost the magic touch Returning home after going insane Found your mind turned to dust Well I heard you ran to that endless plain To bury your last crutch Ah, but that old idea That voice in your head you so easily trust That old ghost of memory It never wanted that much
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Big Sky 01:12
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Modern life is a crippled mess Standing straight is a crooked chore Tried to find a friend Tried to forget the wars Tried to take up tripping On foreign shores Still with the voice inside my head Couldn’t put my feet flat on the floor With a modern sense of dread A modern sense of being bored I tried to fall in love with the world Of its own accord But I felt dull And dullness duly reflected I begged forgiveness The laughing swan The tumbling rain The mountain summit Then I laughed too And ran from it I smiled and touched so well The skin of the one who fell I kissed the lips of disaster Then asked to borrow her sense of smell I saw a vision of modern love
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Freddie was just like you Born with a beating heart Just like you He thought he had all the time in the world But destiny came calling Freddie was young Self-confident Educated American Who never did leave the Midwest Had a good job And college debt A new truck And a new engagement She clung to him Said it was her daddy’s fault He often wondered what might have happened With different experiences But he was dutiful Catholic/Christian/Neo-Protestant He could feel something changing Like he was closing in on fate Then one night after work He saw an ad on television For the first settlement on Mars He started classes on weekends He stopped drinking with his friends He felt distant from Heather His mind began to ascend He felt the glory of pioneers The passion of young blood The gravity of spheres And the possession of the flood When the test flight came He was swelling with emotion Nearly bursting at the seams He put the rocket ship in motion As if the universe knew Just how Freddie boy was feeling It blew his beating, beating heart Into a million tiny pieces

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Recorded September 2015 at El Studio, San Francisco

Utrillo Kushner - Drums
Muslim Delgado - Bass
Phil Manley - Recording Engineer
Bob Weston - Mastering Engineer
Miranda Robbins - Cover Sound Painting
Torre DeRoche - Layout/Design

Out September 2017 on Spectacular Commodity

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released September 22, 2017

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