Gravity​/​Repulsion

by Michael Beach

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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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Track Name: You Were A Mirror
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
Track Name: I Never Had Enough Time With You
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
Track Name: Endless Plain
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
Track Name: A Vision Of Modern Love
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
Track Name: Freddie Dreams Of Mars
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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