LIFE​.​TIME.

by eric avery

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released February 15, 2013

recorded by myself
mixed by michael patterson
mastered by paul logus

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Track Name: Beneath the Ground [quark]
WE are distilled. we are what remains. vestigial. bleached and skeletal. barren and exposed. on an open landscape on a planet returned to the hands of apes.

one sprig in the dry soil. there to remind. theres a source unseen. theres water beneath the the ground that feeds the sky we breathe. its where its always been.
always.

we are distilled. we are what remains. you call this decimated. i call it fighting weight. that which doesnt kill wont always make you stronger still. when is anything ever that simple.

we wont completely disappear. at least not yet.

if you want out then by all means best of luck you never belonged in here with US.
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Track Name: The Only Secret Is There's No Secret At All
its like writing letters to santa claus only...

ra, mars, ka, the mother mary, baby jesus, aphrodite, zeta, zeus, moses, xenu, memphis, satan, horus, ahabunagu, gujoguji, the petra loa, jehovah, balu, ganesh, galaru, tara, david, baki, mirtir, ba, mary magdalene, tefnut, krishna, pali, thor

its like writing letters to santa claus only this time someones got to die

open the mind. widen the scope to include all the religions you don't believe. then just add one more to that list and youll see me. i dont want to make small the big mystery with simple old tales from old men of elves and fairies

from the small choice of gods that inhabit your town.

ka, the mother mary, moses, xenu, memphis, satan, horus, ahabunagu, gojoguji, the petra loa, jehovah, balu, ganesh, galaru, tara, david, baki, mirtir, ba, mary magdalene, tefnut, krishna, pali, thor

open the mind. widen the scope to include all the religions you don't believe. then just add one more to that list and youll stand with me. i dont want to make small the big mystery with simple old tales from old men of elves and fairies

from the small choice of gods that just happen to inhabit your town.

driving nails into effigies. does it keep you safe from harm. does it give you pain relief. dont want paradise. dont want your sacrifice. i just want my time. just want my little while.
Track Name: Thank You For Leaving
theres no price you want to pay
just a price you want paid
just an old story with some new stars

the older the colder the slower the motor the mouth
that mouth is now just a slot for coins

thank you for coming back
thank you for leaving again

just another man
another man another plan
trying to shout above the crowd
trying
trying
trying
to paint heaven
trying to paint heaven on a ceiling
Track Name: Road
sometimes it seems simple enough
one man one road
but then you arrive someplace
dont recognize a face
where did you go wrong
somewhere along the way

the boy the man the mother the son
he leaves a hero but he wont return one

fall from the sky with feathers of stone
they just slow me now on the road we are on
ill make my way
slow and not steady
ill be the change
ill be the change that doesn't take
ill be the change that doesnt take place
ill be the bullet to pierce the heart of the infidel
if youll be the gun

there'll be be hell to pay
the road to hell is paved
Track Name: Fade (after Eliot's Hollow Men)
here we are now
this time is ours
passing hours obedient to the Big Buy
save save
preparations made for a storm that never came
just fade

my tv let me down again
wont stop yelling
wont say any thing
punching holes in everything
just to fill it all up again with these things
Track Name: The Ballad of the Great Portable American Neighborhood
theres a great big pillow in the suburbs
the war is on
giant rock in the center of the city
we can all sleep on

you are always looking for the boxes
to put it all in
in the window over the sink
as if theres always a remedy

christ of convenience
for the parish tract
a weekend appearance to sign photos
autographs

you were always looking for the boxes
to put it all in
in the window over the sink
as if theres always a remedy
Track Name: Cage
scent carries the news of the world
home to the animals i live alongside
creatures of the small cage
smaller than my own
and whenever it all gets quiet
looking out through the kitchen window
youre haunted by the murmuring
of something better
of something else

you thought you could build yourself a safe little home
as the four walls went up you saw less and less
you didn't notice you built yourself a cell

i might complain and cry
but still i climb inside

everybody loves a cage
everybody knows loves a cage
Track Name: Goodbye
hunker down
it might get darker still
hunker down
sometimes you know it will

you said, "it isnt fair."
and i said, "i know."
they said, "you wont make it home."
and you said, "i know."

hunker down
it might get darker still
hunker down
sometimes you know it will
sometimes you know it will
sometimes.

goodbye my friend goodbye.
no sky to fly into
go on ahead, ill be along soon.
theres no liftoff and no countdown to...
goodbye
goodbye my friend goodbye
goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

goodbye.