The Whole World Has No Clothes

by Low Swans

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Douglas Leinen Underneath the well constructed mix of 90's alternative rock and 80's synth pop aesthetics that blend to make something completely modern, you start to hear some really thought provoking lyrics about humanity's direction. All without being heavy handed or over dramatic. Just a simple question of "does anyone else see that this system isn't working?". A great album. Favorite track: The Whole World Has No Clothes.
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The Whole World Has No Clothes was written and recorded in the front room of a suburban house on a suburban street overlooking a suburban landscape that is as scary as it is seemingly secure.

Slow moving cars and groups of kids head to school and back. To work and back. To baseball practice and back. To pep rallies and back. Perpetuating a soothing yet manic rhythm punctuated by the playful shouts of kids and the buzz of professional landscaping equipment.

The rhythm revolves around no beat and the melodies upon no foundation. There is nothing inside the infatuation with success. The games have no audience. The land has no protector. There is no heart inside the Frankenstein.

People are born, grow, mature and die. They require certain conditions to stay alive, to flourish and to provide for a future. Love is the backbone of the orchestra which sings the human symphony. The one to which we dance back and forth, to and from, us to them and them to the next.

There is nothing else.

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released November 1, 2014

Vocals, Guitars and Programming - J. Scarpelli
Vibraphone - Scott Simon

Written & Recorded by J. Scarpelli
Mastered by Brando Triantafillou at Soundcake, Chicago

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Track Name: So Smart, So What?
we need something
something for everyone
I feel nothing
nothing for everyone

the pixel is fading
the man is erasing
my hands are draining
the band is playing
so what?

we're so smart, so what?

too much time with head in my hands
wake me up in time to leave the past
post the bombs and ease the blast
I can say what's on my mind
I can send it up and make a site
we're emptying the infinite paradigm

reach out and touch it,
reach out and feel it
feel the tear in the sky
reach out and touch it,
reach out and feel it
raise your hands cause it's all that is left...

we need something
something for everyone
I feel nothing
nothing for everyone

the pixel is fading
the man is erasing
my hands are draining
the band is playing
so what?

we're so smart, so what?
Track Name: The Whole World Has No Clothes
recently it occurs to me that we're not buying cover with our money
it's time to settle up, it's time to settle in
we're not building walls with our concrete

we're walking straight into the long night
dancing slow to the war drums
between the earth, the sky
the words and the missiles

an explosion is an explosion is an explosion
everybody loses it, the lose it, they lose it...


isn't it obvious that The Whole World Has No Clothes?
everybody knows...

isn't it obvious that The Whole World Has No Clothes?
everybody knows...
Track Name: What You Wanted
most of us live under cover
most of the time we're cold
most of the lies are discovered
and most of the answers are old

we designed exactly our decline
its out of our hands
the closing of man
and you got, you got what you wanted...


we wait on the air to recover
holding our breath til the end
afraid to lock eyes with another
tying our hands to the bench

and we relied on only modern eyes
to feed every mouth and touch every heart
and you got, you got what you wanted....

everyone knows why you do it
and wonders if they could resist
we don't blame for being tempted
we blame you for blowing all of it
and you get, you get what is coming...
Track Name: All of the Lies We Settle For
wherever i land is where you can pick
wherever i fall is where i reach out my hand
and its all by chance

there's too much time before the closing bell
there's too little time to sort out the stories we tell
stories we don't need to sell

all of the lies we settle for keep you warm
all o the lies we settle for never admit

i think this is all cause we want it
we fake the reasons to exists
the answers are resisted
and i don't want it to be forgotten
i want to bathe in the nonsense
all the evidence points to this

all of the lies we settle for keep you warm
all o the lies we settle for never admit
Track Name: Little Boy / Fat Man
with us, I lost something
with you, you could have lost everything
and soon the atmosphere is burning
its the little boy and the fat man

in between the lines we're turning up
the situation's gotten fucked
i wonder where and don't turn up

and i hint at you what IU should push
it pushes back and leaves a burn

the energy of atom bombs unleashes devestating calm
the whole city's out of luck

little boy, fat man
little boy, fat man
Track Name: Not Today
Hear the words as you read my lips
Repeat it back to me
I’m giving you the license to break my heart
Go away come back
I know you have to go
But I prefer to never know
Go away come back
I don’t want you to go… please, not today.

take the ball and I’ll show you the game
to play with somebody else
the seed is planted, no water is spared
you’re ready but I’m not prepared

go away come back
I’m telling you to go away
But obviously I’d rather you stay
Go away come back
I don’t want you to go
Please, not today

Go away, come back... not today
Track Name: Roger
n/a
Track Name: Patient / Healer
tonight's the night I break though
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 in
so you would 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

i will swallow up my tongue
i will act my own age
i will compromise my ideas to the tune of the new age

tonight's the night
Track Name: Drugged Dragon
there's something in the water and it shows
me, the understanding dupe
and the rest of us in rows
arrows bows bodies throes
there's a fight worth fighting
if you promise not to choke
some want romantic shores and bloody births
we built it, we didn't
they brought us worth
a people's ambition
and opposition are all..

sometime's the urge to survive is not the same as the want to stay alive

something's in the water and it shows
me the understanding dupe and the rest of us in rows
arrows bows bodies throes
is the fight worth fighting
if you empty out your purse?
sometimes the worst of the worst
seems like the only and first... it is.
its the stick in your spoke, its the laugh before the joke
its the enemy of progeny
its the progeny of tragedy

sometime's the urge to survive is not the same as the want to stay alive...