LYRICS

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ASTERION

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Somebody told me 
As if they know me 
“Listen, you gotta beware.” 

Somebody told me 
It wasn’t holy 
So, somebody sold me a prayer 

‘Round every corner 
What could be waiting? 
Somebody told me, “Beware.” 

Avoiding decision 
Ever debating 
‘Cause somebody told me, “Be scared.” 

Asterion 
Asterion, speaking of the stars 
Asterion 
Asterion, this harmony of ours 

Lay your head down 
Lay your head down 

Lay your head down upon my lap 
And listen to me sing 
Let’s fall into the center 
Of everything 
Be quiet, be mindful and 
Don’t you fight a thing 
Let go of that silly piece of string 

Part of the problem 
Perpetuating 
“Listen, you gotta beware.” 

Self-evolution 
Is the solution 
Being the star of this affair 

Asterion 
Asterion, speaking of the stars 
Asterion 
Asterion, this harmony of ours

 

BACKWARDS MONEY

Not a single day goes by it doesn't burn
The surface of the earth
Not a single opportunity to learn
The wages of your worth

Backwards money in the door
Goes back to what we did
Before
Before

How to get from A to B the mystery
Of getting in the game
Being in the now while cashing out for history
How you ever gonna stake your claim?

Backwards money in the door 
Goes back to what we did 
Before 
Before

If this is a game
I'm losing
I'm falling up the stairs
Like in my nightmares
And it's never happened to me
Before
Before

Backwards money keeps your feet from
Ever touching the floor

 

COLOURS

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Can’t read the words through all 
The colours in my head 
Making out the story from 
The things that you said 

Lay it on my lightly, 
I’m nervous and I’m strange 
(Colours, colours) 
Set the scene and set me up 
For some brilliant change 
(Colours, colours) 

No one else knows how to give me 
The show how you do 
When you lure me into your 
Shade and hue 

Take me some place far from here 
Some darkened back room 
Or one of your islands with its 
Traces of doom 

What happens next is 
A tick then a tock 
And balls are in motion 
For bombs going off 

No one else knows how to give me 
The show how you do 
When you lure me into your 
Shade and hue 

Headaches from the movie 
Motion sickness from the book 
They could never reach me in the way you reach me 
With your Goodbye Look

Colours, colours
Colours, colours
Colours, colours
Colours, colours

 

COMPANY

Haven't you ever wanted
To make somebody's dream come true?
Half my life all I've wanted
Is to someday sing a song with you
But will you ever know me?
And will I ever know you?

I have painted a picture
Where you are standing next to me
You are a central fixture
My heritage my company

But will I ever know you?
And will you ever know me?

I see it in my mind
How you will come to find
Room for me in your heart
Room for me in your life

I could be like a blister 
The living trace of where you've been
Or I could be like a whisper
The cosmic goosebumps on your skin
Trying to remind you
That you have left a Cheshire grin
Showing up right when I need you
Then disappear again

But where am I to start
Combining world's apart?
The thread throughout my life
The pulse within my heart

 

COUNT ME IN

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Count me in 
Count on me 
3, 2, 1 
1, 2, 3 

On my count 
My amount 

Did you wanna count me in? 
Alright, then 

On my count 
My amount 

Count me in 
Count on me 
3, 2, 1 
1, 2, 3 

Count me in 
Count on me 
3, 2, 1 
1, 2, 3

 

EDGES

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The anxious are the edges
That life has defined 
The borders are drawn 
Through this body and mind 

Thick-skinned don’t notice 
The edges thin-worn 
What they’re busy undoing 
While their doing’s being done 

When you push it to the edges 
Without checking for the pulse 
When you push it to the edges 
Without checking for the pulse 

When you push him to the edges 
And then ask him for the most 
When you push her to the edges 
And then ask her for the most 

Edges only are expanded by 
Permission of the host 

Push it 

Push, push it 

Push it 

Push, push, push it 

Push it 
Just as far as buddy wants 
When you disregard the edges 
You start dropping your croissants 

The anxious are the edges 
That life has defined 
The borders are drawn 
Through this body and mind 

Thick-skinned don’t notice 
The edges thin-worn 
What they’re busy undoing 
While their doing’s being done 

When you push it to the edges 
Without checking for the pulse 
When you push it to the edges 
Without checking for the pulse 

When you push him to the edges 
And then ask him for the most 
When you push her to the edges 
And then ask her for the most 

Edges only are expanded by 
Permission of the host 

Push it 

Push, push it 

Push it 

Push, push, push it 

Push it 
Just as far as buddy wants 
When you disregard the edges 
You start dropping your croissants 

Push it 
Edges only are expanded 

Push, push, push it 
Edges only are expanded by permission of the host 

Push it 
Edges only are expanded 

Push it 
Just as far as buddy wants 
When you disregard the edges 
You start dropping your croissants 

Edges only are expanded by permission of the host

 

11:11 (ELEVEN ELEVEN)

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Everything in moderation 
On this lonely station 
Bottom of the bottom line

Over being over-patient

It’s an over-under weaving motion 
Like a magic potion 
When you cut along that dotted line
Add it to the one adjacent

Over being over-patient

(One one dot dot one one)

Over being over-patient

 

EPCOTETTE

Someone’s got a lot to do 
Painting every single room 
In the house 

Someone takes the far and wide 
And she fits it all inside 
The house 

Do doot doo doodle doodle doo 
She’s an asset to any crowd 

Somethin’ in the dryer just a 
A little bit to long so trust 
It’s hers 

Walls made out of paper cuts 
Lighting made of “ifs and buts” 
All hers 

She’s an asset to any crowd 
An asset to any crowd 
But she won’t say a word out loud 

Till she knows what she wants 
Then it’s back to her own little world 

Shrinkey dink it down to business 
She will show you that’s all this is 
Don’t forget the horitculture 
Also on the miniature scale 

She’s an asset to any crowd 
An asset to any crowd 
But she won’t say a word out loud 
When she does it’s a sort of flash 
And it suddenly all makes sense 

When she knows what she wants 
Till she knows what she wants 
She’ll be here in her own little world

 

EXPRESSIONS

Trying to find expressions in a face that doesn't have them
Trying to find the answers from a source that doesn't grant them

The thing about intentions is you have to set them and then let them go
The thing about intentions is that over time they start to show

Wrinkle, wrinkle, wrinkle like a
Crinkle cut fry
Wrinkle wrinkle wrinkle wrinkle

Trying to use expressions when you can't recall the meaning
Trying to gather forces that are surely worth convening
Trying to find expressions...

The thing about intentions is you have to set them and then let them go 
The thing about intentions is that over time they start to show

Wrinkle, wrinkle, wrinkle like a 
Crinkle cut fry 
Wrinkle wrinkle wrinkle wrinkle

Tippy toe, tippy toe, tippy toe toward attitude and answers
In tremolo tones and tomes to try
To find patterns
In the caverns
Of the Forty Winking Woods

Trying to chance encounter but it isn't gonna happen
Coming in out of towner while the demi-gods are nappin'
Trying to find expressions...
In a face that doesn't have them
And it isn't gonna happen

The thing about intentions is you have to set them and then let them go  
The thing about intentions is that over time they start to show

Wrinkle, wrinkle, wrinkle like a 
Crinkle cut fry 
Wrinkle wrinkle wrinkle wrinkle

Wrinkle, wrinkle, wrinkle like a 
Crinkle cut fry 
Wrinkle wrinkle wrinkle wrinkle

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Staring quietly
Deeper into the bag
Considering what to reach in and get

Gently tumbling
The contents of the bag
And wondering if you've had the best yet

And you have to admit
There's ever less to choose from
But you're willing to bet
The best is still yet to come anyway
And you spend your spare time
Snacking on your options everyday
Oh, everyday

Stand up to stretch
Open your favourite door
The cool air hits you everywhere

Time passes by
Some things weren't made to last
The frosting from the cake is all that's there

And you have to admit 
There's ever less to choose from 
But you're willing to bet 
The best is still yet to come anyway 
And you spend your spare time 
Snacking on your options everyday 
Oh, everyday

Day day day, day day day, day day

  

FROWNFETTI 

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Enough, enough  
Enough frownfetti!

 

FUTURE MOVING

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What would it take to know that 
Love is pushing forward 
On my behalf when I am 
Feeling like a coward? 

I stop what I’m doing 
I go back over all the positivity 
A curse I’m avoiding, 
Which has a crippling effect upon me 

I can feel the future moving through me 
I can feel the future moving through me 
I can feel the future moving through me 
I can feel the future moving through me 

What would it take to know that 
Love is pushing forward 
On my behalf when I am 
Feeling like a coward? 

What would it take to know that 
Love is pushing forward 
On my behalf when I am 
Feeling like a coward? 

Failure, rejection 
The higher self can only see the successes 
Pretend in believing 
In every “no” resounds a 
Chorus of “yeses” 

It progresses 

I can feel the future moving through me 
I can feel the future moving through me 
I can feel the future moving through me 
I can feel the future moving through me 

What would it take to know that 
Love is pushing forward 
On my behalf when I am 
Feeling like a coward?

 

IRON IN THE GROUND

Many people don't want ideas in their head
They'd rather sit around and drink wine until they are dead
And I don't blame them

"Please don't write a song that will get stuck in my head,
'Cause I don't wanna think about a word that you said
When you stop playing."

My buddy Louie had it right
When he said look inside your mind
'Cause inwardly you're endless
Try to comprehend this
You might like what you find

Many people don't want to think about stuff
Just want to be a palm person, and that is enough
To keep them going

"Please stop making art that I can't understand
If you don't got a genre then I can't like your band
And plus – it's boring."

My buddy Louie had it right 
When he said look inside your mind 
'Cause inwardly you're endless 
Try to comprehend this 
You might like what you find

You might like what you find

An iron in the ground
Buried in the dirt
An iron in the ground
Made it worth the effort

Buried in the dirt...
An iron in the ground 
Made it worth the effort

An iron in the ground 
Buried in the dirt 
An iron in the ground 
Made it worth the effort

But many people don't want ideas in their head

 

LIKE OXYGEN

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It’s like oxygen, a need’s a need 
Won’t last long without a puff 

And like oxygen, it’s all or nothing 
If you’re here at all, you know you’re all 
And all’s enough 

I need a 
Spotlight 
I need a 
Highlighter pen 
I need a 
Amplifier where signal goes in 
I need to 
Make something unignorable out of the tiniest thing 
I need to 
Press any key to begin 

Just begin 

Find any place that it’s true 
Thereby already win 

All of this goes down 
Down deep 

Deep down 

Down, down, down, down, down, down 

Down within 

I need a 
Spotlight 
I need a 
Highlighter pen 
I need a 
Amplifier where signal goes in 
I need to 
Make something unignorable out of the tiniest thing 
I need to 
Press any key to begin 

After a spin 
Shoes that were once very new needing good breaking in 

Find softened pleather now 
Now right 

Right now 

Now, now, now, now, now, now, now 

Comfort Inn 

It’s like oxygen 
Like oxygen 

It’s like oxygen 
(Oxygen) 
A need’s a need 
Won’t last long without a puff 

It’s like oxygen, a need’s a need 
Won’t last long without a puff 
And like oxygen, it’s all or nothing 
If you’re here at all, you know you’re all 

It’s like oxygen 

I am a 
Spotlight 

(Oxygen) 

It’s all or nothing 

I am a 
Amplifier where signal goes in 
And be sure I’m gonna 
Make something unignorable out of the tiniest thing 

I am a 
(Oxygen) 
Spotlight 
I am a 
Highlighter pen 

I am a 
Amplifier where signal goes in 
And be sure I’m gonna 
Make something unignorable out of the tiniest thing 

Press any key to begin

 

MAGIC

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I grant myself magic
I receive magic

I grant myself magic 
I receive magic

And that's why missing frames
Dissolve beneath the glaze
Of animated grace

 

ONE OF US

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One of us is just around the corner 
One of us is just around the block 
One of us is running for the border 
One of us is running from the clock. 

One of us on the other side of tomorrow 
All of us are here 
We’ll find each other, we are here 
There is only one of us, after all 

One of us is just around the corner 
One of us is just around the block 
One of us is running for the border 
One of us is running from the clock. 

One 
Of 
Us 

All at once, where an up is down (is, and isn’t) 
All at once, you’re here 
We find each other, we are here 
There is only one of us, after all 

After all 

After all 

One of us.

 

OUR FIRST DAY

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When I first met you 
Wasn’t it your first day on Earth? 
Welcome home 

Ooh, all the stories you told me then 
Were like stories about somebody else 
But you really knew how they felt 
As if you’d been there yourself 

When we plan and dream 
It’s like a trip to Venus or Mars 
Welcome home 

Ooh, all the hopes that you shared from your heart 
Weren’t just stories about somebody else 
You really know how they felt 
As if you’d been there yourself 

It’s so very nice to meet you 
As recycled tapes stop fluttering 
Repeated scenes stop stuttering 
It’s so very nice to meet you 

This is our first day 

It’s so very nice to meet you 
As recycled tapes stop fluttering 
Repeated scenes stop stuttering 

Is this your first day here? 
This is my first day here 

This is our first day 

If time’s the framework for show our brains work 
You might want to follow your heart 

‘Cause there’s a spiral, which “takes a while” 
Yet happens at once from the start 

And when you spin it while you’re in it 
Particles fling and align 

And every moment can be aglow with 
Whatever, wherever, whenever, whoever, 
However you are in heart and mind 

And when we connect 
Another circuit complete 
Welcome home 

Ooh, only moments ago till we meet 
The future and the past? No big deal 
Living in a gyroscope wheel 
Because we know how we feel 

It’s so very nice to meet you 
As recycled tapes stop fluttering 
Repeated scenes stop stuttering 
Is this your first day here? 
This is my first day here 

This is our first day 

It’s so very nice to meet you 
As recycled tapes stop fluttering 
Repeated scenes stop stuttering 

Is this your first day here? 
This is my first day here 

This is our first day

 

REVELATION

Waking up from a century long nap
It was all I could do not to laugh
As I stepped in the shower
After the hour had passed

Observing the water begin
Trickling down this Human Grade Skin™
Like a guy in a novel
Who's having a revelation

I'm alive
This time I've arrived

When you get there you think it looks great
The rooms are quite large and they're closing the gate
To keep out the riff raff" they say "on your behalf"
But just wait

Every morning there is no such thing
Every evening there is no such thing
And for afternoon tea
Or a walk by the sea
NO SUCH THING
And that's why this is big

I'm alive
This time I've arrived

I'm alive, I'm alive

Like a guy in a novel I'm having a revelation

All those lifetimes you've spent by the pool
Of obsidian cosmos and galaxy drool
It's a common mistake
That you're bound to make but it's cool

'Cause one day you will roll on your side
And give up the deafening need to decide
And a pulsating "yes" will
Ooze forth from whence you still hide

And like me you'll sing
I'm alive 
This time I've arrived
I've arrived
I've arrived
I've arrived

 

SHUT A MOUTH

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There is nothing left to talk about 
Nothing left to say, without a doubt 
At least, nothing that we cannot live without 
Right now we’re maybe gonna shut a mouth 

If you want a mouth full of blood 
All you gotta do is bite your tongue 
(I don’t wanna talk about it) 
Sounds like fun 
(I don’t wanna talk about it) 

And if you’re really not in the mood 
For trying to hide, swallow your pride 
(We can start to talk about it) 
Open wide 
(We can start to talk about it) 

But there is nothing left to talk about 
Nothing left to say, without a doubt 
At least, nothing that we cannot live without 
Right now we’re maybe gonna shut a mouth 

Our turn, while you’re turning blue 
That’s really not how this should go 
(If you wanna talk about it) 
Open wide 
(If you wanna talk about it) 

There in the scape of spoken or sung 
Things that are said and left unsaid 
Spin round in our head 

Knot in the throat or tip of the tongue 
Hearing each other but retroflecting 
Own thoughts instead 

Even if that’s not what was said 

A stalemate, of a sort 
On this old tennis court 
So much for back and forth 

But there is still so much to talk about 
More we wanna say, without a doubt 
More to hear we shouldn’t live without 
Right now we’re maybe gonna shut a mouth 

But there is still so much to talk about 
More we wanna say, without a doubt 
More to hear we shouldn’t live without 
Right now we’re maybe gonna shut a…

 

SLIPPERY ROCKS

Rode a horse this summer
Felt the sun beat down upon my face
Not the first I've disappeared without a trace

Oh, when I was younger
Walked along the reservation
Toes in sand and deep in conversation
With the

Slippery rocks in the water
Tell me something I don't know
Please tell me something I don't know

Otherworldly wonders
Funnel down and on the path I find
What got buried in a capsule back in our time

And like all the others
Clicking sticks and joking through weekends
With the hope we were becoming more than friends
Asking

Slippery rocks in the water
Tell me something I don't know
Please tell me something I don't know

And I gather the rocks in my pocket
Just like drummers in a row
Pulse, tell me something I don't know

Oh, tell me the fun thing I didn't know

Were we something?

Or were we nothing?

I still don't know

 

STATIC

When you'd turn it up
I'd feel the sound
You'd found the sound, sound, sound

Why'd you turn it down
So low, so low
Low down, down, down?

I'm calling to request
A favourite song of mine
You haven't played it
In a long, long time

People say it's dull
People say it's bland
Too hard to sing along
To hard to understand

I'm calling to request
A favourite song of yours
You haven't played it
Since you held me in your arms

You don't want the world to know
Our secret telegram
If you aren't gonna say it
Then I guess I am
I am

When you'd turn it up 
I'd feel the sound 
You'd found the sound, sound, sound 

Why'd you turn it down 
So low, so low 
Low down, down, down?

When you'd turn it up 
I'd feel the sound 
You'd found the sound, sound, sound 

Why'd you turn it down 
So low, so low 
Low down, down, down?

Static makes it
Kinda hard to understand
What you are, and what I am
But try tonderstand

 

WANTS TO WANT TO

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I got a friend who wants to want to 
Get out of bed and do the things that 
Other people do 
Like me and you 
A friend who wants to want to 
A friend who wants to want to want to 

I got a friend who wants to want this 
Gets out of bed and tries to care to 
Open up his fist 
To not resist 
A friend who wants to want this 
A friend who wants to want to want this 

A friend who wants to want to 
A friend who wants to want to want to 

Wet wipe in your pocket for sticky situations 
Eat your barbecue and deny the allegations. 
Used to see it that way but flip side of the coin 
Will for will means way for way… 
Yeah, that’s the conversation. 

I got a friend who wants to want me 
To stop pretending one day loose ends 
Will supposedly 
Be more orderly 
A friend who wants to want me 
A friend who wants to want to want me. 

A friend who wants to want this
A friend who wants to want to want this 

A friend who wants to want to 
A friend who wants to want to want to