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released November 30, 2016

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Track Name: Philip Glass Explains It All
I’ll draw the music
And you can sing the ones
1+1+1+1

The world looks so strange
From way up here
I can see through
All my heroes

Transparent minds
What does it mean
Charlatans
They were just like me

Do you listen to what you like?
Or do you like what you listen to?
Don’t tell me the truth
Is the best that you can do

There’s a crack in the record
Where the times collide
A crack in the rock
Where I can hide

Let me sit just a little bit
Closer to you
I’ll recite the bad reviews

You want to know
All of my tricks?
I’ll confess my hidden fifths

No, don’t leave yet
Just six more words
I renounce my former works

Do you listen to what you like?
Or do you like what you listen to?
Don’t tell me the truth
Is the best that you can do

There’s a crack in the record
Where the times collide
A crack in the rock
Where I can hide
Track Name: Unring the Bell
Don’t take the walk
Unwind the clock
The broken street
The yard of weeds
The gate unlatched
The deal at last
Don’t take the walk

The crouching stairs
The dancing air
The peeling hall
A stormland fall
An open door
The last before
The stormland fall

Unring the bell
Unring the bell
We slept we woke
And it was gold
This little room
I’ll keep it whole
Unring the bell

Unring the bell
Unring the bell
We slept we woke
And it was gold
This little room
I’ll keep it whole
Unring the bell

Unbreak the glass
Rewrite the past
The lie untold
The fire cold
The truth unswayed
By fiction played
Unbreak the glass

Make straight the hill
Expose the film
A little spill
Upon the floor
Is heading for
That eastern shore
Make straight the hill

Unring the bell
Unring the bell
We slept we woke
And it was gold
This little room
I’ll keep it whole
Unring the bell

Unring the bell
Unring the bell
We slept we woke
And it was gold
This little room
I’ll keep it whole
Unring the bell

Unring the bell
Unring the bell
We slept we woke
And it was gold
This little room
I’ll keep it whole
Unring the bell
Track Name: Ride
I am the tattooed lady
The queen of half dark things
The impossible on Main Street
The bird held by a string

I’m beauty in the backroom
See the half-growns blush
I am carny from carny
I am dust from dust

I can speak the language
That the locals understand
And I can speak the language
That the locals can’t

Come take a ride
Come see the show
You’ll need it sooner
Than you want to know

The sun goes down
And the lights come on
And you’ll be happy
For a little while

Ride, ride ride ride ride
Ride, ride ride ride ride

I’m the sleeper on the bed of nails
Cinderblock on chest
I’m the girl behind the curtain
Lifting up my dress

I’m the one who stays up late
In the living lot
I’m the one who finds the mothers
When the little girls get lost

When you’re turning in the breeze
I hold your life in my hands
Because you always pass inspection
If you pay the county man

Come take a ride
Come see the show
You’ll need it sooner
Than you want to know

The sun goes down
And the lights come on
And you’ll be happy for a little while

Ride, ride ride ride ride
Ride, ride ride ride ride
Track Name: The Bullet on Its Way
If the butcher bird is calling
And the sycamores are bare
Then the waiting season’s over
And the flying time is near

We will step into the darkness
Where the stationmaster waits
And we’ll listen for the singing
Of the bullet on it’s way

I just want a cool had to hold me
While I burn, while I burn

I just want a still voice to tell me
Tell me when the night is gone

We’ll be walking in the borrowed clothes
Of someone else’s son
While the branches pluck our ankles
Like they’re daring us to run

And the banner of our daydreams
Will be fame among the brave
As we listen for the singing
Of the bullet on its way

I just want a cool had to hold me
While I burn, while I burn

I just want a still voice to tell me
Tell me when the night is gone

We’ll cross the frozen river
When the light is on the hill
And any man who’d stop us
Is a man that should be killed

We’ll be calling from our castle
Tell us, now who is the slave?
And we’ll listen for the singing
Of the bullet on it’s way

I just want a cool had to hold me
While I burn, while I burn

I just want a still voice to tell me
Tell me when the night is gone
Track Name: Love Is Made of Blood and Bone
Close your eyes
Excise your hand from mine
Replace the screaming joint
With one that doesn’t cry
Keep on cutting
Till everything is new
Now tell me quick
Are you still you

Love is made of blood and bone
It bleeds it breaks it can’t stay whole
And love is brave and so controlled
To measure o¬ut the final dose

If it shatters
Will the pieces kill
If it doesn’t
The memory surely will
I’ll give you back
The ring shaped like a tear
And we’ll remember
How to say goodbye

Love is quick but ending’s slow
The bleeding edge of life exposed
A painting in mercurochrome
The lines are messy when it goes

(I held a jewel and went to sleep)

Love remembers all of those
So many children in one grown
And love will keep you tied to home
When you would fly yes love’s the stone
Love is hunger twice transposed
Unrecognized when you go home
Love is grisly love is gross
See Tarrare eat Berlioz

Love is made of blood and bone
It bleeds it breaks it can’t stay whole
And love is brave and so controlled
To measure out the final dose
Track Name: Rabbit Can Read
Rabbit oh Rabbit
Come out of your head
Come run through the garden
That soon will be dead

Come eat the flowers
While they’re in full bloom
Come sing at the sun
And shout at the moon

Yes, empires rise
And empires fall
And gods grow like rosebuds
On golden boughs

The tellers of truth
Are burned in their beds
Their killers exalted
Until they confess

But none of that matters
You’re missing the show
Put down your books
It’s time to go

Come out of the light
And into the den
Look at us, dick
We are your friends

Page turns
Worlds burn
Small things disappear

Page turns
Worlds burn
Small things disappear

The willows and hemlock
Are losing their leaves
He hasn’t been on
The field path in weeks

He’s looking for answers
In Ibsen and Keats
Like how come the smart ones
Still do the wrong things?

The hairs by his mouth
Are turning to gray
And Rabbit’s too old
To start over again

He knows about Strychnine
And vitamin D
And other sweet poisons
Of flower show queens

Rabbit speaks Finch
They annoy him to death
Calling hindgut digester
And cecotrope breath

The others can’t hear it
And all they can say is
Isn’t that pretty
Oh what a nice day

Page turns
Worlds burn
Small things disappear

Page turns
Worlds burn
Small things disappear

Happiness is a warm haunch
Happiness is a warm haunch
Happiness is a warm haunch
Happiness is a warm haunch

Page turns
Worlds burn
Small things disappear

Page turns
Worlds burn
Small things disappear
Track Name: All Land is One Land
My name is Asa
I live under the sea
Two hundred fathoms
Between the light and me

I was a hauler
On the Jenny May
Twenty thousand steel hooks
Every given day

Count the uncounted
Brothers of the deep
All land is one land
Underneath the sea

All bow before him
The cold and sacred cod
And pray to the main line
Forty miles long
We tried to sail through
The barrel of a gun
But the barrel broke us
What a long way down

Count the uncounted
Brothers of the deep
All land is one land
Underneath the sea

When waves rise like mountains
And islands prowl the night
What hope has man
Where birds drown in flight
Some of us are marked
Bound for the deep
Never fall in love with
A man who loves the sea

Count the uncounted
Brothers of the deep
All land is one land
Underneath the sea
Track Name: Tuva or Bust
Tell me where
Did you come from
And who
Who made you

Tell me what
Are you into
And will it
Ruin you?

Will it
Ruin you?

When we feel a wave we’ll roll it back until we find the land
We’ll find the islands by their silence just like on your father’s maps
Well I’ve got line for miles dear and you’ve got sea for days
Although we spend more time in dreaming than we ever spend in waves

Remember when
You were new?
I was once
The new one too

Remember when
You were who’s who?
Back when you still
Had all your crew

Don’t think too hard
We’ll be there soon

Don’t think too hard
We’ll be there soon

We’ll talk about the questions that have broken better minds
The current’s hardly moving, you know we have the time
Should we void the brilliant mind before it builds the bomb?
Is this the man who destroyed worlds? This base and boyish one?
Track Name: I Wanna Do Somethin' Weird to Ya
I know I tend to perseverate
Fixate much, fixate, fixate?
If it’s worth doing anything
It’s worth doing obsessively

Don’t be scared
Pain will purify your tears
Don’t make that face
I’m a little hard to take
Don’t run away!

I wanna do somethin weird to ya
I wanna do somethin weird to ya
Let me do something weird to ya
I wanna do something weird to ya

I wanna do somethin weird to ya
I wanna do somethin weird to ya
Let me do something weird to ya
I wanna do something weird to ya

Just lay still
It won’t hurt that much, it will
The more you flinch
It just gets me more intense
Let’s get this done

I wanna do somethin weird to ya
I wanna do somethin weird to ya
Let me do something weird to ya
I wanna do something weird to ya

I wanna do somethin weird to ya
I wanna do somethin weird to ya
Let me do something weird to ya
I wanna do something weird to ya

You’re my wife I love you
My safety word is orange
Track Name: The Little Snails
It is so hot in the kilning month
And the head of man is a hiding place
It is so hot in the killing month
The chief the chief is like the rain

We are the little snails
Who seek relief, who seek relief
In the fronds of the banana tree
We seek relief, we seek relief

The chief is man’s banana leaf
We seek relief, we seek relief
The chief is man’s banana leaf
We seek relief, we seek relief

Everything is meant to die
This is what I say my child
Everything was made to die
Hunger licks us up like flies

We are the little snails
Who seek relief, who seek relief
In the fronds of the banana tree
We seek relief, we seek relief

The chief is man’s banana leaf
We seek relief, we seek relief
The chief is man’s banana leaf
We seek relief, we seek relief