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1.
Anastasia 02:14
I once met a girl, an anesthesiologist yeah she seemed so friendly when I counted to five and then I dozed off in the middle of the night tired, in need, you go to bed alone and just when you would wake up you find out she's not there the door is open, the lights are on they had tied you to the bed she opened up your bag and saw the things you keep in there she told you that love could be so ruthless and yet so kind she really held you tight and put it in the IV line and just when you would wake up she’d taken off your pants and just when you would say no she’d grabbed your underwear was it real or a scary dream? I’m traumatized I know ask her out on a second date? I really don’t think so, no she brought a clown in the room, oh no he read the chart and told her to go don’t leave me now, oh Anastasia! they rolled the bed into oblivion I closed my eyes and counted to ten don’t leave me now, oh Anastasia!
2.
Long-legged Fred joins the Creeps he met the islander’s needs God boarded a sky rocket Fred pierced his eye socket I know you’re in for the kill she took a hand of sleeping pills God knows I wanted you Fred only trusted you am I Fred? No. Long-legged Fred joins the Creeps
3.
dominatrix 02:11
just stop beating she hit me hard, tied to a mattress adjust your TV set she enters through the static I just got knee pads she shot me twice in both my knee caps just said "pretty please" but she don't know what it means not so talkative, it seems CH these are the demons in your head there are no monsters under your bed just a skeleton in the closet when I get up I hope you have left just stop teasing she fondled me with rubber latex 10 strokes of her cane she's driving me insane just don't need you I'm not returning all your phone calls and keep away from my family you don't dress properly CH
4.
riveteen 01:55
I feel like coming home leaving the traveler’s road and you could be the only person I will never really know she fixed her hair one more time he stretched his arms out to the sky and then he folded space-time to get her back in his arms tonight and I insist you take him to stop the walls from shakin’ I found a sleeping cat a moldy loaf of bread the wizard’s pointy hat and his owner dead it smells like fire a stranger called me and now there’s a copy of me outside and I fear the coming night
5.
blue whale 02:13
carve the shape of a whale on your arm in the end sense is lost death always comes at a cost CH and father smells of vodka and lime he’s always having a real good time and mother won’t reach the bus stop today if I leave the game she will die swim in an ocean of love and meet the angels above draw a blue whale on your arm and wash it off with a scrub CH read the sign, there is hope reverse time, I could’ve helped you out I need to know if you’re safe on the other side
6.
poignant 02:02
one in the bed, one on the couch she wants to move out of the house is this what we have come to? is this a phase we can go through? does she buy some time or is she over me? one in the belly, one passes through like a wounded animal you had to shoot is this what we have come to? is there still a future for me and you? does she need some time or is she over me? lights on, do keep the lights on there’s a darkness creeping in and over me at 2 A.M. she broke the news I found a way to carry on and now you’re a ghost in the room the silhouettes of you and me had been there on a sunny day I hope the end resolves to the tonic
7.
run back towards the home plate she has a see-through I wish I knew her a gunshot in the backyard his eyes are piercing he missed a soda can no-one understands you just try to memorize the names of Family Ties and then Mallory started shooting crystal meth she saw I was looking really sad man versus time a patient’s central line infected by a pornographic check your water supply and then you find a way to leave your lover behind she was all you needed
8.
down by the riverside you knelt broken pottery in your hands and you weep he was the man seafarer on the streets was cast ashore but told you he would leave and meet the ghost on the road pale it flows the ghost he knows pale it flows (pale it flows) see how the soldiers fought their lives part their hair with brilliantine coming home on leave and met their ghost on the road pale it flows the ghost they behold pale it flows (pale it flows) “He the prosperous man … … But shall have his sorrow for sea-fare” [Ezra Pound] the strait it is the strait it is the strait it is how great it is to put your feet on the ground I might as well kneel down and kiss the solid ground and I know your love will bring me home this time
9.
the wolves in the pack can smell your loneliness but they will leave you alone ‘cause they don’t need you every single day I could stand up and pray or start to drink myself to death too obvious an end I’m used to the cold I’m used to the fact that there is no shoulder around me come and stay with me and hold my hands in yours the day you left they came back and now there are wolves at my door

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#4 in The Doorman Compact Cassette Series

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released July 29, 2018

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