Delaware

by "Awesome"

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1.
Delaware 02:28
Where did you go when we needed you most Locked up in the attic room Back behind the shelves Disappear through a crack in the wall Wedged between the bricks Smaller than an insect dream And getting smaller still Approaching the state of zero But never getting there Where did you go Stowed away in the pocket of a man out to sea But do not look now, there is nothing to see I’m starting my life over, back to A-B-C "Estás seguro, senõr?" y dije, "Si" Where did you go when we needed you most Where did you go when we needed you
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When it rains in the middle of the ocean It seems pointless with no one to watch the droplets hit Or to listen to the sound of water versus water You could say that when it rains in the middle of the ocean It’s not raining at all There is no smell except salt No windows flying past curtains Only a single gull lost and laughing You could say that when it rains in the middle of the ocean It’s not raining at all Surface tension spitting Fish asleep to the sound of droplets on the roof If no one’s there to hear it, no one has proof You could say that when it rains in the middle of the ocean It’s not raining at all A sky of water becomes a body of water No lines in between, no touch, no color, no name you can call When it rains in the middle of the ocean It’s not raining at all
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Soliloquy 00:50
Something is outside tonight Climbing over fences and jumping ditches Getting closer The air is wet tonight Can you hear that It's in the backyard now Over by the swing set Listen to it Something is a ghost Tracing the volume of an empty room The clock spins in reverse Sweeping the numbers like a useless broom Chase it off It comes back anyway Knocks over trash cans It’s up to something behind the garage Shh... it's moving Look It's staring at us
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Del 04:05
Del She lived under the world Such a sad and lonely girl With feathers for hair and skin made of pearl She gave her mind a twirl So her plans would all unfurl Into a wish ipon the crescent moon curl What did you do What did you say I read the news But nothing can explain Del She didn’t know her own power She found out at the top of the hour yesterday And though, at first, it all seems tragic It’s funny that everyone now believes in magic today Del O where did you go There’s so much that we don’t know About how you did what you did Your legend still grows
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Waffleman 01:40
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Fuba Wuba 01:33
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Zeno's Rock 03:30
Yes, it's a dream But when it's happening, I know that I'm awake I taste my mouth, it tastes just like my mouth Yes, it’s a rock But so immense that none can tell which way is up And stars extinguish when I look at the stars Don’t move I’m halfway there My life will not be long enough But I know which way is up I'll travel half the distance In a single well-placed step My life will not be long enough But I know which way is up I'll travel half the distance In another well-placed step I taste my mouth It tastes just like my mouth And stars extinguish When I look at the stars I know that you’re on the top The cataclysm came And I’m the only one Who went up Don't move I'm halfway there I'm always halfway there I know that you're on the top The cataclysm came And I'm the only one who went up Yes, it's a dream
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What did you do the morning you found Gills below your ears And little fins under your arms Was it relief you felt or fear Where did you go When air got too thin for your lungs Water and salt filled your head As you sloshed and flopped in your four-poster bed In the air between the piling and the sea There’s nothing human, nothing left of me In the dark, cold water I fill my chest Slip off my body, slip to the bottom and rest What did it matter they never saw you again You were at the back of the line You were out of focus, nobody looked twice No eyes could read you but mine That night I drank all the gin Ran aground on your porch, can I come in Why did your lips change pink to blue And why couldn’t I set a hook into you In the air between the piling and the sea I watched you become what you were meant to be In the dark, cold water I look up at the sun What a curse it is to walk and talk and run In the air between the piling and the sea There’s nothing human in me In the dark, cold water I fill my chest Slip off my body, slip to the bottom and rest They’ll find me tomorrow A closed casket to hide The skin that couldn’t follow Your fading white glide So could you look to my gravestone at the top of the dune And the man who couldn’t follow your cold water tune Read my name in the rock by the light of the moon The man who couldn’t follow your cold water tune
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Take it from a doctor of philosophy Standing here, exactly where you used to be Every little thing that crosses your way Has got a little thing to say I hope you're listening because you're going to need it someday Look, you're growing smaller exponentially It's too late, your boat is floating out to sea This is going to sting but don't be afraid You've got to learn to swing decay Come along and sing with me, hip hip hooray! Are you aware Take it from a doctor of philosophy Standing here, exactly where you used to be Look, you're growing smaller exponentially It's too late, your boat is floating out to sea Ing! Ay! Are you aware
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Gone 04:46
There isn't a sound The beds are made Morning gives way to afternoon shade Dishes unused Upstairs corner room bare You're searching for a sign that I was there You love me only when I'm gone It's getting late And, sluringly sincere Your drink is whispering proposals in my ear I'm seeing double And both of you have asked me to stay My face in your neck, your head is miles away You love me only when you're drunk When you're gone
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I dream of a bathroom Brown and red tiles Sports-page wallpaper Instead of urinals, a trough The sink runs hot water right when you turn it on There's soap in the shape of an eagle The hand-towel is an old shirt There's a tin of chalky grease that I run through my hair As I gaze into the mirror and flirt with myself Hey, baby I wanna be- I wanna be your American boyfriend I'll pick you up in my truck I painted black I wanna be your American boyfriend Drinkin' gasoline from an old smokestack I want you to want me Like I wanna want you I want to place a want ad in wont for you To want to want me wantonly too I wanna be, I wanna be I wanna be your American boyfriend Tonight I'll give you the Roman Empire's rise and fall I wanna be your American boyfriend I'll cook you breakfast that's high in cholesterol
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Rob in Space 02:49
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produced and mixed by Mark Nichols
except 14 mixed by Jody Bardacke-Wilson and 11 mixed by Rob Witmer

executive producer: Bruce Oberg

recorded at Avast!, engineered by Jody Bardacke-Wilson with additional engineering by Sanjay Sharma

2, 3, 4, 9, 16 words by Tim Sanders

featuring:
Eric Ray Anderson, Mark Boeker, Tracy Hyland, Brendan Kiley, Mark Nichols, Montana von Fliss

special guests:
Emmy Burns (4), Bill Osebold (7), Laura Etling (14), Matt Fontaine (16), Reggie Watts (16)

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released October 7, 2005

mastered by Mark Guenther at Seattle Disc Mastering
artwork/layout by Tim Sanders

(C) & (P) 2005 "Awesome" / Bandor Smash (BMI)

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