Asthmaboy - Wanderers

Lyrics
1. Get Me Away (Mercury)

i'm no use, there's nothing left
i'm not ever coming back
exit forward, entrance back
i'm not ever coming back

get me away
get me away from here

drown me in your photon bath
half awash in deepest black
exit forward, entrance back
i'm not ever coming back

just get me away
get me away from here




2. Bonfire (Venus)

when we're high
with wind blowin'
in my wings there's lots of love

to shut off when(ever) you say
you put up, everyday
drink the poison when we're sad
open big with your hands

to shut off when(ever) you say
you put up, everyday
what was different?
why are we here?

when we're high
with wind blowin'
in my wings there's lots of love

to shut off when you say
but put off, everyday
what was different?
why are we here?

far away from (the) people here
live our own lives
and yield to our years




3. This City Has Known Us (Earth)

rested well on the train last night
but had to drape my coat on
it's so cold here, and just like up north, it's raining cats and dogs
a final april evening breathes in through the door, to find you there

this city has known us
this city has
this city has grown

you held us all in your arms, for some time
and how i wished to belong, to you
collected all here, in boxes and bags, directions where to go
a final april evening breathes in through the door, to find you there

this city has known us
this city has
this city has grown




4. No Ups, No Downs (Moon)

it's the end of the line
for the wrong or right reasons
you can lie to yourself

with all the boyish progressions
flying wakeless and weightless
can never fall to the floor

or so you're finding out
you've no ups and no downs
or so you're finding out
you've no ups and no downs

the maths and the code
that keep you in sequence
to fight or to flee

at the tip of your toes
with your boots off the stairs
you begin to derive them

or so you're finding out
you've no ups and no downs
or so you're finding out
you've no ups and no downs

we see you outside the door
but we won't let you in




5. I Will Let You Down (Mars)

great canals, siphon the seas
before we choke on the rust in defeat
fuck what could have been

the parasite that bleeds from my brain
the iron oxide back home on the range
no i'm not losing it, love... but

i have let you down
i will let you down
all the way down

its nothing that i wanted you to see
but you had all of these tricks up your sleeve
no, i'm not paranoid, love

oh, how i wanted to be
a dark valley that could wind its way free
now it's become perilous... and

i have let you down
i will let you down
all the way down

I wanted to walk through the weeds
without needing the bubble to breathe
just once before the final note

i have let you down
i will let you down
all the way down




6. Careful Where You Hide (Jupiter)

careful where you hide
careful where you hide
because i'm on your side
because i'm on your side

it's always this way
you gave up some(where) along the way
laid out on the tile, for some time
you swallow whole to let dissolve

the monster
will pick and devour your life

the monster
the monster in your eyes

the monster
will pick and devour your life

the monster
the monster in your eyes

we all hide
and this is my hour, tonight

we all hide
and this is my hour, tonight

we all hide
and this is my hour, tonight

we all hide
the monsters in our eyes

i will rest
on jupiter tonight

i will start
on jupiter tonight




7. The Sandwalk Wood (Saturn)

Instrumental Only




8. My Hat Will Be Black (Uranus)

verns is doing nicely
will move him sunday
if i can get someone to take care of him at home
we have to watch him closely
to keep him from sitting up straight, or standing
we were so pleased with his form

my hat will be black




9. Operate (Neptune)

think your turn
came and went
take a number
pay the rent

snap a picture
fold the page
barely breathing
we operate

give it up
take your dose
make it fast
im gonna choke

take a moment
to percolate
shut your mouth
and operate

so if you call
and no-one's home
i will trust you
to leave me alone

and if you hold out
and if you hold out
and if you hold out
its getting old...
the same old...

you operate
how appropriate
it's open ended
a fight to the death

you operate
how appropriate
you'll get your fever
a fight to the death

an opiate
to operate
you won't share
you won't stop

you operate
how appropriate
you'll get your fever
a fight to the death

they march in time
ooh i feel their eyes




10. Last Will (Comet Halley)

so this begins my last will and confession:
pack my bags, drown my car under that torrent cloud
a vapor trail as subtle as the past that pried me open
and here where you aren't, the atmosphere is right

just don't breathe in twice
don't breathe in twice

i'm sure by now, the people here, would have learned to love me
by different names, pleasantries, my comet halley
adjust the lens and light, to see what they see
'cause we all become what they want us to be, don't we
don't we?

we are for you
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Asthmaboy - Later Days

Lyrics
1. Disappearing Trick

why don't you say something?
this silence is deafening
putting a ringing in my ears
maybe along the lines of "how are you?"

i never knew you could disappear
so well, and so for real
where'd you learn a trick like that?
i'd like to learn when you get the chance

so next time i want to treat someone like shit
i can practice your disappearing trick
along the lines of you
but this will never do
until he knows that
all the words he wants to
are all the words he's not supposed to say

why don't you say something?
you're too busy, well that's ok
i understand it's getting late
tomorrow you've got a busy day
and the day after that
and the day after that
and the day after that
you're busy too

but i wouldn't even know
since my questions simply roll
down the hill on which you lived
before you just went and disappeared

so next time i want to treat someone like shit
i can practice your disappearing trick
along the lines of you
but this will never do
until he knows that
all the words he wants to
are all the words he's not supposed to say




2.Erase Her

i feel tired now
i wouldn't hold your breath 'til our next meeting
the way you depressed my chest
whenever you crawled in from your secret evenings

there's always a paradox involved
watch what you say to me
i'm not hungry for you to feed me a lie
there's always a way to mess things up
if you compose them without any real meaning

when the dusty summer air is right
i'll find the courage and realize
to erase you from my mind

you can't see the other side
but when it comes around
you'll see, it's nice

you'll erase her in due time

i should have woke up then
instead of replaying scenes time and time again
but how can you once be, then never again
without even fucking blinking?

i should have called the state
they'd take you away for much, much clearer reasons
than those that were given to me
so you could take a cop handcuffed to the railing

at night when these troubled thoughts begin
you'll have to count them all out of your mind
to erase her in due time
and because the wound there is so fresh
you'll pour and pour the iodine
or else completely lose your mind

and all things end
i feel tired now




3. An Abbreviation

i like that she has cats on her shoes
and a little tattoo
it says life in polski
the city of portland, it misses me

can't it shift parallel to the coast
and fold three hundred miles?
to form the highest peak around
with a train that tunnels underneath

of which i would ride
of which i would ride

i like how she curls her head toward me
when she's falling asleep
but when eyes close the hours transpose
into a thousand tiny seconds
they count down 'til the very end
when the ground settles home again
before i depart for an apathetic north
we will say goodbye

until next time
we wave goodbye

the very second
we cancel out the times
you will be waking
when i reach the other side
beneath the surface
of our north and south divide
abbreviated
i wish we had more time




4. Fast Asleep

i could stare for hours
at your fast asleep face
something keeps me warmer
than your blanket self
tonight

stop pretending and breath
or i'll put my hand up your sleeve
you return from slumber
to kiss me on the cheek

but i am only dreaming
and you've been gone for weeks




5. Down To The Puget Sound

god sent a flaming message from space today
to destroy the human race
right down, even to the puget sound

everyone thought he was going to send his son
but instead they got a billion tons of rock
that pounded down into the pacific crown

upon arriving, this fiery ball
destruction rained down upon us all
even down, down to our little town

we held hands close, at the edge of the earth
as the pacific died of thirst
no-one even cried
we just all stood there petrified
as the earth began to divide

it's a shame that we'll never know
the conclusion to our favorite shows
we will never know the outcome
of those fanciful lives on tv

after the earth had split in half
it's gravity relaxed
down, down to your waning frown

we held hands close as we spun into space
and we waved down
down, back down to our puget sound




6. Do The Math

all your abstract ideas
exist in high atmosphere
multiplied to anyone else
and your value disappears

cause there's nothing inside
you were never occupied
vacant eyes still unseen
as deep as a magazine

do this math
do this math




7. Russian Song

the patient pleads
please take our legs! please take our feet!
we've nowhere left to go
we've nowhere left to go

the nation sleeps
as fearless leader takes the streets
our silence is a stone
he'll use to strike a blow




8. One Thought Per Second

i realize i must observe this
that i just can't expect to know when
you're right, i tend to over-think these things
at one thought per second, i just made my first mistake

so the mighty back has broken
and sooner than you might have thought then
i just want to settle down some
not a lot, just enough so i'm cozy and warm

it's too soon, yes i've observed this
when distance is a complication of choice
but every second of my travel to you
is worth the time it takes, just to hear your voice

far far away, will you stay, will you stay?

for once can things just fall in place for me
why must this intuitive sense invent
i'm trying not to parse your prose to death
when instinct wants to tell me half of what you meant

far far away, will you stay, will you stay
if only just the weekend?




9. Motion Picture

everyone knows we'll never make it
too young to grow old
this is what it has to be

this place is so cold
my room is two by two
to save the rest of us few
this is what it has to be

but where do we go?
this way or that way?
a path of unknown
this is what it has to be

soon

show me where i must begin
sign me up, sign me in

more than happy to fit in
tie them up, tuck them in

push the pedal to the floor
do your worst, give me more

bang my head against your wall
a broken face, a broken jaw

soon

introduction and farewell
which is which, you can't tell

you whisper first, and then you yell
you told me that you couldn't tell

i know exactly what you mean
i know exactly what you mean




10. Hypnos

Instrumental Only




11. The Traffic Still Moves

no, it's not what you want
it's what you can't get
soon i hope you'll realize
that the traffic still moves
while you sleep

while you sleep
while you sleep

no, it's not what you are
it's what you can't be
to be the bearer of bad news
i won't wait patiently
while you sleep

while you sleep
while you sleep




12. Later Days

i can't breath in all these things
oxygen in my veins
circulate to my brain
one way out, then back again

later days
later days

this place is so nice
with you here at my side
gravestone framed city lights
the close of a year
near the end of our time

later days
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