New Release


what's built on sand will always move

hard to stand on what you cannot prove

construct an inside, with no ceiling or door

what once was a home is now the corner store


of wanting people to love

beyond the scenes of the play

keeping teenage dreams sewn in the seam

of the pocket of your father's (favorite) regrets

'he meant well', you say, he meant well


we used to have the new release,

treasure grip it like un-melt-able ice


the summer we lost the old truck

same week we were kicked out of our old dump

landlord says we have to pay

landlord lives five thousand miles away

and it's our molasses hearts stuck out there on the porch

in the house of discarded arts, we're tearing apart

we're tearing apart


we used to have the new release

treasure grip it like un-melt-able ice

we used to agree

magic doesn't come the same way twice


in the cemetery of her shoes illusion came unglued

in the palm of her feet

against the grain of her skin

stored in the stomach of the street

where they've always been

in the vein of the beat

where we've always been

with the fingers of the heart

we're tearing apart, we're tearing apart


...and we read fairytales and sang lullabies.

and the moon threw off her shawl and declared;

"clemency for mankind!"


oh, the hours we lost in the hair of the gods

mortals die and replace themselves

a last charlatan resigns

to make due with the rates, make due with the rates


the emperor's clothes dress for themselves

while I mind-shape scent recorders

the emperor's clothes dress for themselves

while I dream of secret colors

arrange disorder

in a significant way

leave the trouble-tied facts

to the amnesiacs

cause we've got to have the new release


oh, the hours we lost in the hair of the gods

when time was left at the door of the world

oh, the hours we lost in the hair of the gods

when the clock itself became absurd


we got the new release

treasure grip it like the first pair of eyes



Words by travist.paine. 2001



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