Before & After Disasters

by Low Swans

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1.
with us, I lost something and with you, you could have lost everything and soon the atmosphere is burning the little boy & the fat man and between the lines we're turning up the situation's gotten fucked I wonder where and don't come up I hint at you what I should push it pushes back and leaves a burn and the energy of atom bombs unleashes devasting calm the whole city is out of luck little boy, fat man little boy, fat man little boy, fat man little boy, fat man
2.
04:29
Terrorized on a tuesday morning Again I've missed the step I was never anywhere close To where my intel said its too big a picture To see the finer lines The ones that make one A target in iron sights I didn't see anything I was trained to see Cause it had everything, Every little thing to do with me instant headache in the center of the forehead it's not pain it's embarrassment which is pain take off my glasses rub my forehead rub out the embarrassment forget the future the future is now I didn't see anything I was trained to see Cause it had everything, Every little thing to do with me And maybe I'm the point of a microcosmic joke A cosmic low A dark star's glow
3.
Tonight's the night I break through cause my head's smashed up against the ceiling and my eyes are burned all the way to you burrowed my way so you could let me it so you could let me in open up says me, says you don't take it personally take it home for food and she distracts me while she saves me and she puts the kettle on and calls me lazy she calls me lazy and i will swallow up my tongue i will act my own age i will comprimise my ideas to the tune of a new rage and as the tide turns me out i will sink with the beach i'm the bed at your feet make me breathe, make me breathe...
4.
i don't know what to do i don't know what this is for so i'm gonna save the world i'm taking mental steps i'm letting down my guard i found a way to lose without losing and i'm on TV everyday with everyone else who gets paid but i do'nt like my show i take it with me when i go home and suddenly in front of me... I know you've been wrong before someone will lock the doors, but just come when I call i'll be home when you call i'm saving the world i'm saving the world i'm saving the world i'm saving the world
5.
03:54
lights go out and we lost our heart the truth was out and our hearts would only keep us apart i like the dark anyway cause that is what night is for i can see you anyway with the light from your face sun comes out and we learn again to commune aloud the want and will of a pink heart we'll find the dark our own way when the people lie on the floor cause they gave it up anyway when they played with the whores and then washed by the poor we're just holding on the old way by candle light in the old days go get the kettle while i build us a fire make up a meal and kiss the girl good night and wait for her to cry so we can live a simple life The hood is brown as a bear the paws are filling up all the streets cause without the tv they stare a lonliness a crowd can't defeat so i will get you back on your feet and put us back in the clouds for the pleebs to believe
6.
03:52
grandpa was so noble, didn't question everything my father was so humble, he taught kids how to think but i'm a draft dodger, but i'm a draft dodger my mother was an angel, so fond of everything and there was food upon the table, but i refused to eat cause i'm a draft dodger, i'm a draft dodger war is in their system i'm a draft dodger war is in their system and i'm a draft dodger i'm a draft dodger...
7.
the ego is shot cause no one will listen to a kid without a clock, both hands still missing i'll trace back my own steps to find them wading in the kiddie pool my feet are down the drain akward cough like everything is cool anyone can drown in 100ft of ocean but i take myself out in adult swim i could sell my whole lot and sail off to the big and blue and keep what i can't shake and hope they see it the way I do but you can't fight off the truth when all you do is face it you'll sail straight off the earth before you lie down and take it anyone can drown in 100ft of ocean i take myself out in adult swim...
8.
05:11
electron clouds one in two spots apearing round nucleus and i'd travel time to stop me from choosing what my other self should have left behind but what would be lost in that unpredicatble world? singularity in a multiverse world we are becoming me multiversed a chorus in a cloud of pearls and i'd travel time to stop me from choosing what my other self should have left behind but what would be lost in that unpredicatble world? and i'd travel time to stop me from choosing what my other self should have left behind but what would be lost in that unpredicatble world?
9.
i'm up all night now losing every minute now i'm throwing up my hands to the wind you and i and you and you me and myself aren't at all amused when's the time gonna come? i'm up to my neck tying up my tongue threatening the deck cause i'm no longer having fun and i will always uphold your love and we all go swimming and we alway hold our breath when we should be building boats it's alright now i'm over dissapointment now i just threw up my hands and joined the wind the sky is mine i try and i try pay no mind to the man who lay behind when's the rain gonna come it's dry like a joke control is a mirage and it's just giving me hope but i'm no longer having fun and i will always uphold your love and we all go swimming and we always hold our breath when we should be building boats...
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03:10

about

originally i made this available as an album by "The Johns", but it certainly wasn't that band playing and the music doesn't represent what that band was about and so I am repurposing it here, with some updates that maybe or may not be apparent.

Before & After Disasters is 10 songs all with their unique character, which i hope come together with a common thread.

the lyrics are much more vague than i'm used to writing, which give the album a quality that i hope translates as either intriguing or at least so meaningless that you get the feeling it has to mean something big... which it might.

the music is crafted in structure, but loose and unconventional in production... which could be a euphemism for "it sounds like it's not done right" or "genius".

the cover photo was taken by Jeremy Farmer(http://www.jeremymfarmer.com)

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released May 15, 2013

cover photo by Jeremy Farmer (www.jeremymfarmer.com)

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