[Loners]

by Absofacto

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[Loners] is not an actual official album! Sorry to yell, but want to make sure you understand (and as we all know, the best way to make sure your message is understood is to scream at the top of your lungs). This is a place for new tracks without homes. Some of them may spin off into collections, or albums, or whatever I want, but for now they are here.

I make no promises about what it'll be like in here other than that new music will come and go. It might get weird. Who knows? It's all in the name of making more good music, faster. Fewer droughts!

As always, if you love this music and want to ensure new Absofacto tracks are released as quickly as possible, consider paying for it. Thanks!

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released 04 June 2013

See songs for individual credits. Artwork by Chris Everhart / The Silent Giants.

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Track Name: Möbius Strip (Thru My Fingers)
Brake lights, in two infinite rows, converge in a line
disguised as the way home.
Ignoring your signs,
I idealized in my mind, it's why
you slipped right through my fingers.

New life poured out of your lungs
a simple idea, but spoken in tongues
that I'll try hard to decode
while passing the time on the infinite drive
back to the place you came to arbitrarily refer to
as the center of the start.
I'll be back in your heart.
Better get used to the concept.

You slipped right through my fingers.

The signs say nothing at all.
And time, I watch it slow to a crawl.
The signs might be a lie
but for you, well...
I'll drive and drive and drive and drive and drive
Track Name: Backfire
made a big plan, huh
are you a mouse or a man?
sounds like it backfired, sounds like it backfired
who are you fooling?
could it be you?
when you tried to get over
but it got over you again
over you again

dotting your t's and crossing your i's
hate to tell you, but it's a poor disguise
tossing your soul over the wall
sounds like it backfired
sounds like it backfired

made a big plan huh
are you a mouse or a man?
sounds like it backfired, sounds like it backfired
who are you fooling?
no one at all
when you tried to get over
but it got over you again
over you again
Track Name: Geiger Counter
You were shaking like a leaf
clinging hard to a sleepy branch
and holding on for your dear life.

Well if you fall, then you'll fall in
and you'll spiral randomly
no way to know where you're gonna land.

and all the plans that you have made
they are a million miles away
waiting for you to come home

and there's no breeze i've ever felt,
no blow that I've been dealt,
that could carry us back again

but you can't stay here
any more than I can
any more than a hot minute or a heavy second or a half-life
the cracked static of a geiger counter

You remind me of a place
the kind of world beneath your feet
that disappears when you go there

then you're trapped under the street
drinking light through a sewer grate
like you were born on a leap year

but you can't stay here
any more than I can
any more than a hot minute or a heavy second or a half-life
the cracked static of a geiger counter

it's getting louder and louder

but you can't stay here
any more than I can
any more than a hot minute or a heavy second or a half-life
the cracked static of a geiger counter

when you wilt I will love you
and we will mix when you crumble
we'll disintegrate and blow away.
Track Name: On a Ladder Leading Nowhere
My teeth are chattering.
No speck of oxygen in my lung.
The air is thin.
Around me is all infinity.

They circle the ground and stare at the sky for my fall.
No one else was dumb enough to climb it at all.
I follow the smoke, dropping crumbs as a joke
but they're not really a joke

Does it matter?
Does it matter at all?

They only built the start...
forgot the counterpart, there's no end.
Too late to turn around...
I'd never reach the ground

May as well keep pulling rungs
and follow lines past the sun,
on to other stars,
and maybe I'll pass through one.
Till the day will come when I can't move a thumb,
following the trail of crumbs.

Does it matter?
Does it matter at all?
Nah.
Track Name: Lies
There's a funny thing that happens to me
every time it rains outside.
I almost hesitate to tell you.
I'm afraid you won't believe me at all…

because I used to lie all of the time
I know that you know that
but I've drawn the line,
I'm not making up any new lies.
I'm just maintaining the old ones...

Tiny gods, invisible to any instrument you know.
Too small to hold, and truth be told
they're impossible to either prove or disprove.

because I used to lie all of the time
I know that you know that,
but I've drawn a new lie line.
Yeah, I've drawn the line
It's a writhing kind,
but I still try and hold a couple toes at the edge

There's a funny thing that happens to me
every time it rains outside
I see 'em standing there...

They walk out of the rain
Who's that? What's this?
Nobody but me even knows that they exist
They only ever say, with tongues like knives,
"Nobody but you even knows we are alive."
Track Name: If You Want
If you want to walk away, then you can
and if you want to take your time, then you can
but if you want my advice, you should stick it out for a while
You should know by now, we can work it out if we try

If you want to speak your mind, then you can
and if you want to speak mine, then you can
and if you want my advice,
I don't know why you would,
but in case you want it it's all yours,
but what do I know anyhow?

If you want to go today, then you can
or if you'd rather just stay, then you can
but if you want my advice, you should stick it out for a while
I think a good thing's coming
(although I could be wrong by a mile)

If you want a new world, go build one
and if you want some more time, just take some
if you don't want me anymore
I guess that that's okay
I don't know what I'll do
but I'll be glad for you (in a way)

If you want a new life, just make one
and if you want some new love, go find some
If you don't want me anymore
I guess that that's okay
I might bug out,
but I'll get over it in a number of days
(if I can at all)