How to Mind

by Calm Paradox

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released 01 March 2011

Local Pariah Records (C)(P) 2011.

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Track Name: Retrograde
Sometimes we fight without a cause
A recourse for inverted flaws
Some things we say without a choice
A discourse on retrograde noise

Some lies we have to rehearse
A pleasure to please and to serve
Some fears we face on our own
A product of retrograde home

We’re falling in retrograde motion
We’re stalling in upward propulsion
We’re shooting, we’re shooting our horses
We’re faking, we’re faking remorses

Someday we’ll abandon our fame
Left to the heirs of the trade
And when we lose our devotion
We’ll wallow in retrograde fortune

We're falling in retrograde motion...
Track Name: Boots
Take out your boots from under my bed
Walk away from me with your tail between your legs
But I miss you every time, so be sure you’re back tonight
I’d rather share a married man
than have a cheating a**hole who’s all mine

Take up the chance to take me away
I’ve sublet my room and I’m ready to escape
I hate your hesitation, do you need an invitation
These sunk costs are sinking our ship
if we linger any longer we’ll lose our grip

And I give to you, and you take your due
And I give my love, and you use it up
You better watch yourself
cos I’m giving up, giving up

Take back your promise ring I think it expired
Cos when he runs his fingers through my hair I feel like I’m on fire
On a rocket to the moon, Oh I’m in love but not with you
By the way, I called your wife
You’re right she’s a bitch- good luck, and good bye.
Track Name: Barcelona
I didn’t know, I didn’t know
I couldn’t go, I couldn’t go
with you to Barcelona
because you didn’t want me to come

Your love was pure, your love was pure
I was so sure, I was so sure
but then you left me for Barcelona
now it’s your flag that I burn
Track Name: Clear
I don’t believe I’ve met you before
Hi, my name is vanity whore
Hi, my name is I’m too f---ed up for you
Love, let’s be clear: I don’t like you

I do believe it’s your turn to pay
Boy, I need to have a good day
Boy, I need to know the things I can’t
Love, let’s be clear: we will never be friends

I don’t believe I’ve met you before
Hi, my name is jealous whore
Hi, my name is I’m too f---ed up for you
Love, let’s be clear: I don’t love you
Track Name: Influenza Tiger
The shadows of the clouds
Don’t escape the mountain side
The sun outlines
Their enormous size
As tangible as clouds can get
Is merely a visual trick

Let’s isolate the snowflakes
With our elbows and chins
I caught the influenza tiger
With my hips

Indifferent to the town below
The clouds descend the mountain side
They consummate the wintertime
The snow blinds
As tangible as clouds can get
Is broken down in crystal bits

Let’s isolate the snowflakes
With our elbows and chins
Let’s try to catch the winter
With our wrists
Let’s use friction
To heat our frozen lips
I caught the influenza tiger
With my hips, with my--

The slanted rays emitted by the sun
Cannot warm us up
As tangible as death can get
And never realizing it

Let’s isolate the snowflakes...
Track Name: Sunrise
Before the sun rises
I think we should run
Sprint to a shadow of a smoking gun
Fall asleep and wake up in the park
Before the sun sets
I think we should stop
Ponder our bodies and pawn them off
Open our souls and shut them to the dark

Before you go, won’t you stay?
After you go, just stay away

After the sun rises
I think we should swear
to climb the beanstalk and leap from there
swim across the ether
After the sun sets
I think we should fall
Let go of everything and lose control
dry our tears with the grass on unmarked graves

Before you go, won’t you stay?
After you go, just stay away

I’m shrugging but the world won’t budge
You’re laughing but you’re terrified

Before you go, won’t you stay?
After you go, just stay away
Track Name: Dystopia
You’re a poetic pathetic,
Political heretical, and
Religious zealot lacking
In mainstream fanaticism

I see right through you
I see right through me too

I’m an asthmatic robotic,
Ruthless hypocrite, and
Genuine hypnotic out to
Destroy this brave new world

I see right through you
I see right through me too

Were we not supposed to know?
Were we not supposed to like it?
I’m not sorry that I did
So don’t forgive me in the end

I see right through you
I see right through me too
Track Name: Rich Kid
Rich kid, discard your waste
I need a vintage treasure
Someone once looked over
A body grabbing bragging rights

And how resigned to design
He’s God’s great gift to woman-kind
Oh, what charming sentiments
Your empty-pawed chagrin laments

And love is so abstract
Verified by concrete
Flowers, chocolates, freaking
Fueled by animal pursuit

And how resigned to design
He’s god’s great gift to woman-kind
Oh, what charming sentiments
Your empty-pawed chagrin laments

If you’re so rich, kid
Buy my soul back
From the gypsy caravan
If you’re so rich, kid
Buy my heart back
From the wicked terrorists

How resigned to design...
Track Name: Rites of Passage
Let me pass, let me pass, let me pass
I’ll pay these rites of passage with my innocence
Blood brothers until we die
Reddened cheeks and reddened eyes

I will not cave
To fear of losing face
I will just brave
The mines and hand grenades

Let me pass, let me pass, let me pass
I’ll pay these rites of passage with my innocence
Soul sisters until we fly
Reddened cheeks and reddened eyes

I will not cave
To the fear of losing face
I will just brave
The mines and hand grenades

Let me pass, let me pass, let me pass
I’ll pay these rites of passage with my innocence
Star crossed until we lie
Opened hearts and opened eyes

I’m not gonna cave
To the fear of losing face
I will just brave
The mines and hand grenades
Track Name: This May
Last May is racing through my mind
The people I cut off from in a line
A clean break from the wreckage of my past
First place, cos I’m sick of getting last

This May is pounding in my heart
Waiting for my car to start
So we can cruise the new neighborhood
Talking how they never understood

Next may is running through my head
But now, it’s time to go to bed
So we can dream of the things to come
And wonder if we’ll have any fun