Pit Sounds, Vol. I [2013 Remaster]

by Billy Z Duke

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1.
Oath Take an oath and swear yourself To anything more or less Cut a piece off with the knife of your choice Dip it in your cup It soaks right up Floaters Somebody told me to write about you But I think it was you in disguise I wear a nippled skin The shivers let you in And sometimes they let me out side Count to a hundred I'll hide you only sink until you drown and then you'll float again you only sink until you drown and then my little drama queen pretends the light is green forgetting her glasses for fun and there are no mistakes (until the water breaks) that ignorance can't overcome for as long as you're willing to run you only sink until you drown and then you’ll float again you only sink until you drown and then you'll float again into the rising wind a blister is your closest friend just don’t break the skin just don’t break the skin you only sink until you drown and then you’ll float again into the writhing wind a blister is your only friend
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B4 They Come 4 Me lash him to the limbs of trees no more tangles no more tears suck it in and fit the mold or behead your goose of gold he broke down inside a jail and on his knees began to wail the secrets jumped from him like fleas how long before they come for me? just another ton of steel let your hands fall off the wheel dissolving slowly in the mouth coast is clear then spit it out scent if strong becomes a trail a siren surfaced like a whale dragged for miles on his knees how long before they come for me? a likeness stapled to the board my flesh is but the dogs' reward ophelia atticus in schism mazeltov grimacing body electrical eaten kiplinger pass the lasagna dentata ephemeral duck in a brown bernaise sauce celibate inskiluft hans christian andersen epitaphony baloney morose
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Allowance 04:36
Allowance don't be embarrassed by the sight of my scars you see they wash off in the shower just let me know how much you want it my son and i can save you from the torment to come but it's important to remember to imagine that your chromosomes are consciously in charge of you and they don't give a fuck about the plans you made while daydreaming in second grade they've put you on the stage and now they won't allow you they won't allow you down you can't get over being cryptic my son and i can't work without specifics on this one flames of history or ice cream and infamy just give me something to go down in or on it's important to remember to imagine that your mother is at home and waiting up for you when this is over how will you explain the size and color of the stain you made while managing to not look proud she won't allow you she won't allow you down it's important to remember to imagine that your lover is asleep and half on top of you under the covers now you take a respite from the building of your pedestal and put me up to test it out you won't allow me you won't allow me down stare your money in the face this whole world is wasting for you my son for you my son
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Cupidity (About an Arrow) stop reading the letters and just eat your soup there's a fuck of a lot of believing to do and i can't recall how to do it not a twitch of the lid or an arch of the back it was only a moan as a matter of fact an unbroken bone till you threw it and the arrow sticks straight out through the heart of me and to think i feel it now as a part of me there's no reason to do it and no reason not to except for the fact that i really don't want to but when has that stopped me before don't have any more time for these you's and these i's i'm making a world where no pronoun applies and engraving our names in the ice and the arrow sticks straight out through the heart of me and to think i feel it now as a part of me will i pay for all this time or was the payment made in kind i could still feel the weight of your eyes on my back it was only the moment right after the fact
5.
Flabbergas Station when you hear them church bells ringin' you better wake up singin' well i like to hear a woman sing like she don't care what kind of shapes she makes out of the air talkin' to a person that she knows ain't there and ain't never been in any way described as fair you had a dream you stuck a flag in someone's head owned him like a personal eclipse you said but wouldn't want to prematurely interpret the product of the consciousness that you sublet and now that you happen to mention it hurts me to pay close attention the experiments have proven we can still waste time til we have to make some more to waste and that's just fine i don't intend on lingering way past my prime get the guillotine and call the boys at channel 9 it's all gone past, it's still going past so make yourself a baby put your pity in a cask throw the pigskin at each other but make sure it's stuffed with dollars or you might not be inclined to make the catch the whole world is cutting and pasting and billions of turkeys are basting no matter what i do it doesn't feel like sin and the turkey's so much colder than it's ever been the gravy has a skin so thick it's growing hair and several lies and alibis are grazing there i'm the whitest other white meat in the melting pot habitually wanting only what is not before you make a sandwich let me ask my lunch just how the hell you learn to stop it all at once my last meal is being reheated my last words are being repeated the governor awoke me at the crack of dawn in his hand an open jar of grey poupon (I said) feed your propaganda to someone who cares i know that mars is cold and venus all hot air and earth is somewhere in between debating the meaning of green... wake up singing every day dem bones ain't never dry or are they or are they well i hear they built a future on the other side hop up on my back this is your last free ride just a silver token at the next turnstile but if i'm not mistaken spurs are out of style i don't like the sound of hallowed ground, so fill it up but don't drink what's in the bottom of the cup the acids may deprive us of our natural teeth but rest assured that soon the farms will breed their meat without a heart or a brain then what i eat and i will be the same... wake up singing every day dem bones ain't never dry I said i been through the desert on a horse with no name it feels good to be out of the rain in the desert you can remember your name cause there ain't no one there to give you no pain said la la la will you call my name will you walk on by dem bones ain't never dry or are they or are they my last words are being repeated my last words are being repeated
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When the Moon i have nothing to do with this but i kind of wish i did i have nothing to do with this suppress suppress suppress killing for the right to get down with your arms sticking up into the new sound dying for the right to get down with all your arms sticking up into the new sound get down there's no time to inform you now i'll search you out when i have time i will take these keys out of my mouth and unlock you just hold tight i'll be back with all our friends tonight and then you're free when our victory is guaranteed i'll unlock you this time we stand you have no need to know the plan don't protest your ignorance is for the best i just wish i could take your place inside this cage but i must fly feet first into the face of rage and then the moon turned into electric tape and then the moon turned into and we danced and we danced and we danced in 2
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Room Temperature Blues Lamentation #1 you didn't cut me but you gave me the knife you didn't cut me but you gave me the knife you didn't touch me but you made it inside you didn't cut me but you gave me the knife Lamentation #2 i dared the wind to take away my home i've been trying for years to clear away the stones the earth is turning to keep the sun out of its face the moon steals the covers the clouds stay fixed in place or so my teacher said did we have to come all this way to find we came the wrong way? perhaps i should call upon x and tickle her defense with double blind charades and phallic monuments surrounded by razor wire fence did we have to come all this way to find we came the wrong way? (did we have to come all this waaaaaaay) did we have to come all this waaaaaaay to find we came the wrong way? find we came the wrong way? did we have to come all this waaaaaaay?! to find we came the wrong way! to find we came the wrong way? to find we came the wrong way! to find we came the wrong way? to find we came the wrong waaaaaaaaaaaaay! o chromosome! o chromosome! o chromosome! o chromosome! please tell me why! why, chromosome? o chromosome! o chromosome! (yeah)
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Ophidiophage "adam and eve refused the snake" in petrified writing on the cake chewing the ruse a thousand times to keep it down butterfly wings in marmalade stickiest bed i ever made both hour and glass are made of sand but you prefer to stay my hand please bring me a dream that won't dissolve between the scour of ball against lid for seven hours meteor please survive the shower what can you make (from such a dry clay) but a mistake my face is not cloth nor is it soft as down my face is cost Mercury (Slight Return) and when you were under you wanted to be you wanted to be her you wanted to be you wanted to be you wanted to
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Sunspots 04:24
Sunspots I'm not your friend and we're not even and I'd appreciate it if you didn't call me again she said I don't know much about being invisible as she lay down in a pool of sound so clear and disappeared keep afloat like a bottled note too busy drafting and scrapping to notice the boat now I understand why Picasso demanded that both her eyes be on the same side of her face fixing her in place and if i'm lucky I'll catch another glimpse before the apocalypse devours the moon and flattens the mountains alive in the heat sunspots and inkblots and groceries still in the car parked outside the bar read your stars and count your cards and lick up the salt from the tears that you kept in a jar she said I'm never sure what they mean by inflammable as she got wired and her arm caught fire in the den counting back from ten and if i'm lucky I'll catch another glimpse of her apocalypse devour the moon and flatten the mountains alive in the heat of the sunspots and inkblots and groceries still in the car parked outside the bar (she said I'm never sure...)
10.
Hold the Train so my dog has fleas i don't mean to be such a tease but i can't say what i mean without parentheses we all thought you were someone else's friend and called for you to stand at either end i took one step back to fit you in i've been walking backwards ever since i have banged my head suffice it to say that i've bled the restroom was too far so i used a police car the five of us were fifty short of bail so i spent my graduation day in jail i thumbed the page and slit my skin and all the world came pouring in cordless telephone my greeting is only a groan you say you've changed this time but you just changed your mind i don't care so much for rock and roll since it gave my friend a bloody nose well actually it was me i'm asking will you marry me please i've got to get some use out of my knees you can say that your biology's to blame and pay the neighbors' kids to hold your train
11.
Don't Ask the Devil (To Be Yr Altar Boy) "We're sorry. All operators are still busy. Please continue to hold, and the next available representative will be with you shortly. Your call is important to us. Thank you for your patience."
12.
Reasonable Doubt do pictures talk to you? strain against their glossy coffins slit their lips apart do you hear them whisper in the dark well I do from the pages of my book pasted so there's no escaping everytime I look I can hear them crying out I have a picture of you I have a picture of you and it says the things I want it to things I know you meant to say but your voice got in the way and never let them out done in by a reasonable doubt do you remember me? although I never caught your eye I've passed you in the street a hundred thousand times it's true I swear it's true let me introduce myself I am nurtured by the smile you gave to someone else and my scissors gave to me I have a picture of you I have a picture of you and it says the things I want it to things I know you meant to say but your voice got in the way and never let them out consumed by a reasonable doubt when will it say the things I want it to things I know you meant to say but your voice got in the way and never let them out done in by a reasonable doubt I have a picture of you I have a picture of you I have a picture of you
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Mercury 04:39
Mercury hang up and drive it down right through the monster's ribcage sticks in the ground where the partisan lines have been laid cockpit or not it's a swell of a beautiful stage an eye on the polls while the barber takes care of his chin they seem to be rising but really just sit there and spin hogwash or not it's a hell of beautiful grin a world without edges horizon unseen spread out on the surface your mercury dream the look that she gave made it difficult for him to stand not so much seductive as badly in need of a man now we all know her face like her face knows the back of his hand a world without edges horizon unseen spread out on the surface your mercury dream a world without urges inhaling obscene spread out on the surface your mercury dream the euphemisms are the proof that he's saving the day distinguished and silver replacing decrepit and gray as he rolled up the limosine window he was rumored to say nice try delilah hang up and drive
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Only Everything's Alright (Disparate Medley) he's a movie star only drives rent-a-cars met him in a bar said I know who you are took him to my party as the games were starting bottles on the ground are you ready now ooo-oo-oo when it comes to me I'm gonna be ready It's my turn in a minute gonna put my message in it five minutes in the closet with you he is gonna kiss me if he doesn't miss me I'm ready for it now already on the ground try not to get worried try not to turn on to problems that upset you oh don't you know everything's alright yes everything's fine and we want you to sleep well tonight let the world turn without you tonighti If we try we'll get by so forget all about us tonight sleep and I shall soothe you calm you and anoint you myrrh for your hot forehead oh then you'll feel everything's alright yes everything's fine and it's cool and the ointment's sweet for the fire in your head and feet close your eyes close your eyes and relax think of nothing tonight
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Mood Swing {Luscious Jackson} you come and get me when i'm all alone on the corner just skin and bones fever in and fever out you're the swinger who brings me doubt loverboy where you comin' from down there, out back always on the run cool, cool, deep blues you're the shine on my shoes is it in the damp heat inside of me or is it in the fire that we collide i feed you mood swing but you're never satisfied mood swing i can't let you win you bring me up you bring me down mood swing i can't give in to your subtle wiles and your endless miles you love me now but you'll hate me soon in the light of the dark moon smiling faces always turn away you're the kind that likes to play your fun and games take me up and down with the skill of a circus clown you see through my truth i give it up 'cause it's up to you you stare me down how you scare me but my eyes are open wide and i will rise to fight you my delight won't be denied mood swing i can't let you win you bring me up you bring me down mood swing i can't give in to your subtle wiles and your endless miles

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Epitomizing the latter day one-man band aesthetic, recorded in Adobe Audition 1.0 on a Pentium III.

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