L'Implosion (2009)

by City of Sound

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released January 25, 2009

Written, Recorded, Mixed & Produced by City of Sound
Mastered by Rob Schlette
Copyright City of Sound 2009
Artwork by Warren Peterson



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Track Name: Lunar Ticks (mass parading time bombs)
In the middle of a field
Far away in the shade where I lay
Holding on to all I can with my hands
I collapse and begin to shake
Being pulled towards the sky
By a large, white, bright, intergalactic light
And I think I found a doorway
Into another world
I want to touch it
I want to put my finger through
The light that burns around it
The field, it grabs a hold of you
The sound that’s coming from it
The noises dancing in your head
The warmth of love within it
She grabs my hand and pulls me through
Here we lie in the land of love
The beauty runs through me
With happiness from above
And the river is running
And the sky full of birds
In the spring time resurrection
From the deadly lonely-hearted winter curse
The mass parading time bomb lunar ticks
They gently make their way across your finger tips
And I thought I found a doorway into another world
Yeah, I traveled through the portal and found myself alone
All alone
Track Name: In The Lion's Den (a fool's dream)
Sit back and let me tell you the strangest tale you ever will hear
It was late at night. I was asleepin in my room
I had the windows tight and everything was cool
What’s there?
As I drift through my sleep and fall to my feet
What’s there? Who is it?
And I open my eyes to find a little bird staring at me
Just peaking through the window of my room
Singing me his soft, sad, lovely little tune
No, don’t take me for a fool
No, don’t take me for a fool
I’ve come to wake that lonely man
That sleeps inside of you
And in the lion’s den, yeah
In a sleeping dream whirlpool
I’ve come to wake you up my friend
If it’s the last thing that I do
I said “No, go away bird.
I don’t like your style. I’m not like your kind”
I said “No. Move away sir.
I’m one lonely son of a bitch & I’ve been wanting to die.”
And I ran to the back of the room and into the hall.
I locked all the doors and closed all the blinds
Turned on the light to find a little bird staring at me
And he flew in through the window of time
Up and down the streaming paths of conscience in my mind
Don’t take me for a fool.
No, don’t take me for a fool.
I’ve come to wake that lonely man
That sleeps inside of you.
And in your lion’s den, yeah.
In your sleeping dream whirlpool
I’ve come to wake you up my friend
If it’s the last thing that I do
And I woke in a snow white room
Dressed up in a black suit
Drinking cheap champagne
Watching the circus on the ground
From a sky scraper stretched high, high
Over your town
Over your town
Over your town
Over your town
And like a killer on the runI took off with my gun
Pointed at the latencing that’s fragmenting my brain
And dive right through eternity
Obtain reality
That’s when the whole thing sorta got a little bit crazy
And I crashed. Crash-landed the past
Like a warship blast. It unscrewed the hatch.
Swim as fast as you can. Never look back.
Do, you know who I am? I’m the lion man.
And I rule my land with an iron hand.
When I count to ten you’d better think again
I am a moon without a sun resurrecting reflection
I’m demanding your attention
So, here’s my real question:
What are all these people doing
Walking around the ant farm mooing?
Don’t take me for a fool.Don’t take me for a fool.
I’ve come to wake that lonely man
That sleeps inside of you.
Of you. Of you. I do. I do. I do.
I do. I do. I sleep inside of you.
Sometimes the world looks a little funny.
Yes, it does
You know we all get a little lonely
Just because
Track Name: Satan's Daughter (the flu)
I got a sickness but I don’t even know her real name
I went to sleep, the clouds came back & I just feel the same
She left the sunshine in a bag on the coffee table
I got the lock. She’s got the key, but I don’t know where to go.
Will she come back? I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.
I pick up the past too much for me to grow
Pick up the pieces of the puzzle that are never gonna fit
Bring back the days when the sun shined and I could still feel it
This is hell watching you change. This is hell watching you change.
Satan in a black dress and high heels
She looked into my eyes for a soul to steal
I fell in love. I fell in love. I fell in love so hard.
She ripped open my chest and tore out my heart
Will she come back? I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.
I pick up the past too much for me to grow
That little girl put a spell on me.
Soon there will come a day when you will reach for me
And I’m waiting at the bottom of the sea
I breathe beneath the waves where I can feel no pain
And I’m waiting for hell to swallow me
Hey, you know you do me right.
You know you do me right.
You know you do me right.
Hey baby. Hey baby.
Track Name: Castle in the Sky (i dunno)
I lie inside my mind resurrecting the past
I let the time slip by and watch my life collapse
Is there no beauty without the flaws?
Is there no happiness inside of what I’ve lost?
I watch the colors around me move from left to right
I sink inside myself then float on through the night
I ask the stars in all their wisdom they will know
Which way my thoughts take me on this river down I float
Tell me now. Are you happy now? I dunno.I woke up lying on a castle shore.
The queen took me aside and she locked the bedroom door
The knights came searching and they found me in my sleep
I am no criminal. Let me go in peace.
Tell me now. Are you happy now?
Tell me know. Well, are you happy now? I dunno.
And I dunno. No, I dunno. No, I dunno. Ya know, I dunno.
I woke up lying in a castle in the sky.
I woke from my dreams and I start to wonder why.
I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.
Yeah, I don’t know. No, I don’t know.That I don’t know. I don’t know.
To save my soul, yeah.
Track Name: Black Winter (life's a beach)
It’s the way that she moves
It’s the way she pulls my moon, throws it over her shoulder
She leaves me so weightless I get confused
It’s the sign of the century and it’s all those things you’re not mentioning
I’ll be damned if I sit back and write pop hits.
Cause it ain’t for the money, babe it ain’t for your tits
And there’s a war going on. There’s a world getting warmer.
There’s a whole lotta people that are looking for a martyr.
I don’t think they’re gonna find it you Mr. Pop Singer
So, how you gonna feed em wichyo TV Guide dinner?
It’s the way that she moves that got me playing her grooves just like a record
Oh, and I’ll be spinning out of control soon.
Waving flag with intensity, proclaiming independency
I’m the man in the mirror staring back at you
I’m your evil twin knocking on the glass, trying to break through
Well, good night little world. Sleep tight baby girl.
Don’t let the bed bugs bight or fright you.
And if any monster try to eat me or you
I’m gonna shoot the bastard all the way to the moon
Oh, I feel it in my hands, the warmth of love, the kiss of death
Can’t stand up cause up cause it takes my breath
And I’m about to lose my troubled head, hanging over my fingertip
Out of reach, I can’t hold on. Is it gone? Never coming back.
“You think you’re the best. The letter that messed it all up.
The limited rest, the primitive test has got you guessing I’m stuffed
Question the puff yeah rough style, coming up out of a tough now.
Want to see luck’s bow? Tell em to sit the fuck down.
What’d you want it to be, the key to the city or me?
Give me the kitty for free, the pussy that looks at me.
A story that cooks for me, as boring as books for me.
Morning glory, don’t ignore me. Don’t ignore me.”
-Jeremy Nutzman
Oh no, dear. It’s so gone, baby, gone. Mhmm
Baby, won’t you hold it in your hands.
Yeah, won’t you just, can’t you just, maybe just
One more time hold it in your hands
And on an itty-bitty land, a far away land
There lived an itty-bitty man with a nitty-gritty plan
He came down from his hill in his far away land
He whispered in my ear and this is what he said:
“They’ll try to control you and hold you and mold you.
They’ve made great plans to own you, but they don’t know you.
But you my delightful young lad, don’t take their bate.
Don’t hesitate to just spit it their face. Yes you.
Oh, the future’s so much brighter with you hear.
With every passing second the future’s drawing nearer
To save the world from the evil thief beneath your sheets
To take back your crown, make love to your queen, yeah.”
On the mountain
In the seaIn the valley
On the beach
Under me
Insane love, won’t you let me be
On the mountain
In the sea
In the valley
On the beach
In a jet airplane flying high over the tree
sInsane love, won’t you marry me?
Yes, my head just fell off my neck.
Excuse me darling, I will be right back.
Track Name: Wiser Is He (that climbs the wisdom tree)
Wise is the man who makes his own road
And listens to no man what he’s been told
An old boney man climbs an old boney tree
As he jumps from the top he just breaks his old boney knees
And go to the place that no eye has seen
If you happen to die, your spirit is free
So, go to the top of the world and scream
If you happen to fall, get back on your feet, kid
Your faith must be strong to finally leave
But you don’t become wise by just wanting to be
So push back the boundaries wherever they be
It’s smarter to listen, but wiser to see.
Track Name: I. (turn on)
The other day I saw the strangest thing
A crystal clear blue sky and the heavens rained
The people stared into sunshine
When it hit the ground it turned to wine
And I am woken to find I’m falling through the sky
My arms are open, trying to desperately to fly
I cannot hear you and you are looking in my eyes
But you don’t see me, only a stranger frozen mind
And in my sleep I heard the angels sing
They call to me. I answer from dreams.
The clock on the wall forgets to chime
When I open my eyes I travel time
Fly far away, bird. Fly far from here.
Find another a tree on the top of a hill nowhere near
And sing your songs to the lonely man
I said I don’t want you bummin around here no more.
I said I don’t want you knocking down all my doors.
Track Name: II. (tune in)
And by this time eyelids were growing heavy
As the red clouds take over the dark purple sky
An ocean of wine ripples across the ceiling
In patterns of ancient art
As a slew of butterfly flew in through my window
And proceeded to take me away
Over the frost peak mountains
And waves of sunset fountains
Breathing fresh air under the sea
The beauty was tran-descending
The starry sky descending
Fall to the ground. I’m on my feet.
And here they drop me, inside the white marbled hall.
Of echoes of emptiness that play through the walls
The time stands still
No ticking or tocking
My head has been filled
With a million billion bumble bees that swarm in a mess
And swim through the trees on the waves toward their nest.
How long will it take to outrun the monster
And when will I get to breathe?
Oh, when your soul’s been tarred and feathered you may leave
And where is the light at the end of the hall
And where the songbirds, they sing from the trees?
Thought I was looking into it but it was looking into me.
The pearly gates are callingYour bedroom shades are drawing
You turn your head and go to sleep
The man has taken over and he will hold you under
His credit card faced a common tree.
A common tree
Just economy, aren’t you sick of the word?
Oh a come on, tree
Economy / A common tree
Yeah, I don’t know where to go so I stay inside my head
And I’ve got faith, but I’d like to know where I will end up when I’m dead
And I no longer sleep at night so I gave my dreams a call
Hello operator, could you connect me to the hall?
Bathing Beauty, wait on the shore. The waves too tall and steep
And if I should die during the storm, I will be with you in your sleep, little girl
Oh, the nocturnal matinee showing of our journey through the abyss
Come gather around and try to untangle this mangled symmetric,
Electrical, spectacle
Sensually Sexual
And mentally flexible
Born from the womb of the genetic selectable
Track Name: III. (drop out)
Today I woke up at a quarter to seven
I grabbed for my coat and I headed outside
Today the sun shined like it fell down from heaven
The cascading light playing tricks on my eyes
And everything here feels just like an illusion
The snow covered trees dancing high in the sky
And I’ll hold your hand as we float up to heaven
Squeezing you tight as we enter the night
Singing “Please, someone please open the gate.”
Let me in. Let me in.
Oh, today the streets were lined with the businessmen and bankers
They’re all wrapped up in their black suits and ties
They’ve got their money invested in machines
Making bombs to kill a thousand in the blink of an eye
And what will these type of ideas teach the children?
When will the people learn to see eye to eye?
And when the world just shut up and realize
That the blind pig with the parachute has taken our pie?
Oh please, will someone please open the gate?
Let it rain and wash all your ideals away down the drain
And you’d say if everything that lives will just die
Then watch me die. Oh babe, I want you to come with.
Would you come with when I die?
Watch me die.
I want you to come with
Just jump through the abyss
I will hold your hand tight as we enter the night
Watch me die
Oh, baby. I love you so damn much
Would you waste in time for the rest?
Put on your black boots
Dress in your best suit
The virgin is here
You’ve been dying to meet her
And take your excuses and tie them in nooses
And hear the town sing as they overthrow their king
Yes, the angel of death has requested his breath
He’ll burn for his sins when the fire begins
In a hypnotic trance an elusive fish swims
He has taken a chance on the soul that’s within him
Take me home. That’s where I want to go.
Take me home. That’s where I want to go.
I’ve been praying for my soul.
Track Name: White Summer
Please take this song and make it yours
I wrote this for the queen I used to breathe for
And we walked down gold streets and fell into our dreams
And I held her hands tight as she held my heart
But it’s okay, though I still can’t fucking breathe
I’ll be okay when the sun shines on the leaves to bring me air
But just let them suffocate and walk away
Just don’t show him that you care. I still can’t breathe.
And I made it through the summer but the winter’s cold
And I love it more than ever when it starts to snow, yeah
Everything around us shaking
All castle walls are breaking
We’ll make it through the night
I promise I will never let you go
All the people around us praying
For their lost souls worth saving
We’ll make it through the night
I’ll bring you to my bed
It’s snowing in my brain.
It’s snowing once again.
It takes away the pain.
It’s snowing in my brain.
It’s snowing once again
It makes me feel insane.
Track Name: Isolatened
Woke up in a fog and he rolled out of bed
Took a walk down the block and tried to shake off his head
And he’s praying to god to get back his soul
He lost long time ago. It got ripped from the bone
And this wine is too thin. And the high is just fake
And he’s waiting for the fiction come and take him away
Yes, the people he knows, they don’t have a clue
What the world feels like without the stars and the moon
And the heavens opened and poured down light
And the sea flourished in the dark of the night
And the sky opened and rain poured down
On all of the heads of the people sleeping in the town
Maybe he’ll find a girl. Maybe fall deep in love.
Or maybe he’ll just keep on driving slow and keep his eyes on the road
And the next time he stops to fill up the tank
He’ll take a shot for every one of them that crawled in his brain
The sea calls. It’s missing you to death
The breeze feels the ocean’s loneliness
The sky falls and it brings you to my mind
A year long of watching me dying
The tide comes and it brings you out to sea
I lie alone and you’re watching me sinking
The green blooms and it sets apart our paths
I lie alone waiting for God’s wrath
And even if you do find happiness
You’ll never know anyone the way you think you do
The way you think you do
The way you think you do
Track Name: Apple Cider Whiskey (is the best)
Dear crazy, my body’s growing older
My belly’s getting bigger. The days are growing colder
Been working day and night for a month or two
Working for the man, the bills are overdue
And I meant to keep in touch but the time just blew away
Been thinking about you in the middle of the day
And you know I’ve never been one to speak real strong
So I wrote down some words and put em in a song, yeah
The warm undertow
Sends waves through my bones
It speaks to my soul
Yeah, it pulls me below
And as of lately it’s been getting a little harder
The rope’s been getting tighter. The night’s been getting longer
Been so messed up I forget where I am
Buying new shoes for Mr. Uncle Sam
And I’d like to move to Paris and buy a motorcycle
Just sleep all day and ride all night
Find a little girl and exit the world
I’m climbing up the tree.
I’ll let you know what I see, yeah.
Oh, I want you to know
The warm undertones
Take a drink from my soul
It won’t let me go
Thee most beautiful thing, the morning sun
Painted in your eyes, second to none
Take me on your sacred flight high above the city
I wanna see the morning light shine across your body
An ocean of feeling filled to the brim with love
The time swallowed slow, melts like a stone
The beautiful city below, all alone
The waves crashing over, tides covering up
One thing that I wish I had, to speak in animal
The humans have gone mad. All things come through in waves
Washing ashore, my conscience has been bathed.
My conscience has been bathed.