Ideas vs. Follow​-​through (vol. 2)

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released June 7, 2011

All instruments and vocals ~ Mike Miles

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Track Name: 24 Hours
Concentrate,
deconstruct.
Struck by lightening,
by a stroke of luck.
Awaken me,
epiphany.
These things occur
only in my dreams.

I am always afraid of something that is
24 hours away.

Can't you speak?
Can't you tell?
Can't I question,
question myself?
Raised to be,
and not to be.
Locked inside this cage
and free to leave.

I am always afraid of something that is
24 hours away.

Step outside my body,
stand beside myself
and see,
that even I
misunderstand me.

So much is gone,
so much is missed.
So much for greeting
with a goodbye kiss.
Raised to be
and not to be.
Locked inside this cage,
holding the key.

I am always afraid of something that is
24 hours away...
Track Name: Fonder
How completely beautiful
and ugly all at once...
Not crushing my heart so badly
that it won't beat.
The deepest red and shimmering,
slowly as it runs
from my chest down
to my feet.

And I am so thankful
that you care enough
to let me live
without your love.
So grateful
that you're giving up
to give me time
to feel sorry for myself...

What a perfect feeling,
tearing me in two...
To each side, my body
has collapsed.
How can I describe it?
The way I feel when you
slowly slip the knife
into my back.

And I am so thankful
that you care enough
to let me live
without your love.
So grateful
that you're giving up
to give me time
without your love...

So thankful
(So thankful I am, so thankful I am...)
that you care enough
to let me live
without your love.
So grateful
(So grateful I am, so grateful I am...)
that you're giving up
to give me time
to feel sorry for myself...

And I am so thankful
(So thankful I am, so thankful I am...)
that you care enough
to let me live
without your love.
So grateful
(So grateful I am, so grateful I am...)
that you're giving up
to give me time
without your love...

So thankful
(So thankful I am, so thankful I am...)
that you care enough
to let me live
without your love.
So grateful
(So grateful I am, so grateful I am...)
that you're giving up
to give me time
to feel sorry for myself...
Track Name: Spacy Stacy
Spacy Stacy finds her place in the sun.
A place where all the clothes are folded
and the dishes are done.
Motherhood's like being shot from a gun.
Spacy Stacy finds her place in the sun...

Spacy Stacy finds her place in the sun.
Forever fertile
and her bosom stays eternally young.
Motherhood's like damage already done.
Spacy Stacy finds her place in the sun...

The sun...

This one,
this one will help you sleep.
This one,
this one will keep you awake.
And this one,
this one you shouldn't take...

Spacy Stacy finds her place in the sun.
Where her best face is always on display
for everyone.
Motherhood's a rocket straight for the sun.
And Spacy Stacy's day has finally come...

This one,
this one will help you sleep.
This one,
this one will keep you awake.
And this one,
this one you shouldn't take...

Spacy Stacy finds her place in the sun.
A place where all the clothes are folded
and the dishes are done.
Motherhood's like being shot from a gun.
Spacy Stacy finds her place in the sun...

The sun...
Track Name: D's Blackface
The ugly thoughts inside my head are black.
The ghosts that live beneath my bed are black.
The always-impending afterlife is black.
The man who's sleeping with my wife is black.

We fear what we don't understand.
We fear what we don't understand.

The drooling dog behind the fence is black.
My antagonists are always dressed in black.
My hands are tied behind my back,
my body stuffed inside a sack,
the train is coming down the track,
it's black, it's black, IT'S BLACK!

We fear what we don't understand.
We fear what we don't understand.
We fear what we don't understand.
We always fear what we don't understand.
We dont...
We don't!
Track Name: Lightspeed/Godspeed?
I'm not going to hell,
but hell will surely come to me.
For just as I have friends,
I have my enemies.
I will walk through fire,
and I will sleep on broken glass.
And all that once was mine
will fade away from me...

Fading,
fading fast,
right past
all of that
at the speed
of light...

You see, lightspeed
is faster than godspeed.
For I have seen the light,
and I have not yet seen god.
Track Name: Circles And Triangles
Cut out the paper coast
into circles and triangles, so
that very little
is left to waste...

Boom!

Find another host,
for this dead cell is shapeless,
and it died
when the earth began to shake...

Life is an afterthought
when you think about the aftershock
and how we could all just sleep right through it.

Boom!

The great tectonic shift,
the architects and bricklayers lift
their bodies
out of bed,
stretch and yawn...

The Pacific Rim adrift,
floating on a fragile rift,
we wonder
where
our circles and triangles have all gone...

Life is an afterthought
when you think about the aftershock
and how we could all just sleep right through it.

I couldn't call you if I wanted to,
the phone lines are down...
I couldn't call you if I wanted to,
the phone lines are down...

Cut out the paper coast
into circles and triangles, so
that very little
is left to waste...

Boom!

All the roads are closed,
we'll have to
find another host,
for this cell died
when the earth
lost it's shape...

Life is an afterthought
when you think about the aftershock.
Life is an afterthought
when you think about the aftershock
and how we could all just sleep right through it...

Boom!

How could we all just sleep right through it?

Boom!
Track Name: Destroy The Horse
The hypocrites will twist your lies
wrap them 'round and 'round your thighs,
stick the ends into your eyes
'til all you see are lies.

The hypocrites will take your kids,
manipulate their fragile id's
more effectively than you ever did,
and then they'll take your kids...

~And ride off
into the sunset...
into the sunset...
and destroy the horse, of course, of course,
of course.

The hypocrites will tempt your fate
with healing words and fresh debate,
the devil's tongue is whet with hate,
he love's to tempt your fate.

The hypocrites will break your heart,
it shatters into tiny parts,
it shows you just how jaded you are,
and then they'll take your heart...

~And ride off
into the sunset...
into the sunset...
and destroy the horse, of course, of course,
of course.

Of course!

The hypocrites will hold your hand,
walk you through the motions and
let you fall and watch you land,
and then they'll hold your hand.

The hypocrites will save your life,
deliver it from pain and strife,
help you close your eyes and see the light,
and then they'll take your life...

~And ride off
into the sunset...
into the sunset...
and destroy the horse, of course, of course.
They'll ride off
into the sunset...
into the sunset...
and destroy the horse, of course, of course,
of course.
Track Name: Screaming Bloody Murder
Your lack of education,
it does not seem to phase you.
The prom was not your gig, man.
The prom was not your gig, man.

Life is pretty easy,
like Mommy said it would be.
Wash your hands before dinner.
Wash your hands before dinner.

Well, you call out from the mountain.
You're screaming bloody murder,
you're screaming bloody murder.
With you hands wrapped around the victim's throat,
you're screaming bloody murder...

This place has a dress code,
here's your complimentary halo.
One size fits all.
One size fits all.

Well, you call out from the mountain.
You're screaming bloody murder,
you're screaming bloody murder.
With you hands wrapped around the victim's throat,
you're screaming bloody murder...

Dump her body in the river,
then dive in and try to save her.
You're screaming bloody murder...
Track Name: Far-off
At this moment
I am ready
to take what is rightfully mine,
and leave the rest behind.

Oh dear,
we could disappear
to some far-off place
where no-one could reach us.
Leave all the poets speechless,

singing, 'I've lost my way'...

All these fine people,
they tricked us into putting
our trust in them,
then they exploded into space...
where glass shatters like human grace.

Well, there's plenty of gas in the car,
the road to ruin is poorly marked

and I've lost my way...

At this moment
I am ready
to take what is rightfully mine,
and leave the world behind.

Are you coming with me?
Do you want to explode into space??
Because I know there is a place for us,
I know there is a place for us

and I've lost my way...

Are you coming with me?
Track Name: Another Moon For Neptune
Deep-sea blue
and swimming without fins.
Devil's red,
drowning in your skin.

Tonight, I am out there...

Out where the wind blows
with words to the wise,
"Galileo
had stars in his eyes."

Tonight, I am really out there,
I am so far gone...

Triton was sentenced
to methane-ice.
His brothers and sisters
were left to die.

Tonight, I am out there.
Tonight, I'm another moon for Neptune...