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Never talk louder than a whisper, someone might be listening
Got this ache that I just can't shake, that I don't see the real you
I don't see much
The sum of these projections don't mean much
feel that if I stop fighting the song will write itself

Here is a dream for the dreamless,
a universe a finer shade of blue maybe purple,
and our hero discovers the true meaning of being human

In fact I never talk at all, afraid that I will make a connection,
with someone somewhere
I thought hard work would fix this confused mess
yet now all I can do is sing this song of death
but hey sometimes it makes smile
go ahead let the song destroy itself

I'm just a sad machine who just wants love, and to maybe fuck and to kill

and I thought about this awhile, I should aim for a rock star's end
oh yeah, so I could change pointless sonata into a meaningful gimmick
if only I had the confidence to sing it
oh yeah, oh yeah oh yeah

but it is so much easier to be quiet
got to find the easy was out
but I ask myself
if you wanted a simple exit, why are you making so much noise
and I ask myself
if you wanted a mellow extinction, why are you making so much noise
I'm not sure


from A Mellow Extinction, released June 5, 2016



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The Phonies Colorado

Electronic/industrial project currently consisting of one phony, Erik Sheader-Smith

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