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shoulder surfing

by the complex engine

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she was a slip in time this friend of mine a slip in time she messed with minds for no reason she messed with mine always said, the strangest things always said, the weirdest things always said, the little things will go she moved with grace and ease wherever she pleased with grace and ease she was always lost but she always had that one way back always said, the strangest things always said, the weirdest things always said, the little things will go She said I'm gonna float on the whispers you've never heard I'm gonna lie in your sleep every time you wake I'm gonna sing in the choirs of your mind I'm gonna seep through your memories until you break I watched my friend unwind spin undone and turn unkind with no peace of mind she went flying back she had lost all track all the little things gone all the little things gone
I talk in circles cos I can't stand squares its a lifetime decision for people with no vision goin' nowhere Well, we've drawn a strange geometry it's just two dimensions you and me tangled symmetry We stand looking outto see where we've been with one easy move we've unraveled the truth the lala bird sings We have scaled new heights to see what we've destroyed I put a cross through it through everything returned schadenfreude When I cover my eyes I see a silhouette fall When I cover my ears I hear the oceans form There ain't nothing left what the fuck.
that sure is fucked up, yeah and you won't say it straight that's a whole world of pain to bring into play that's jaw dropping dumb, yeah for this age of mistakes run from your fears run from your ideas you've got an odd way of seeing things you've got an odd way of hearing things I wish I could help when you're lost in the pounding, noiseless, storm.


released November 1, 2017

Drums on (1) & (2) - Myles Alpress, tracked by Tom Healey
- (1) & (3) Catherine Walker thelowlow.bandcamp.com
- (1) Rachel Bailey and John Guy Howell thebrokenheartbreakers.com
Violin (2) - Sam Prebble

Mastered by Simon Lynch at Stebbings

Artwork - Hamish MacDonald slovenlyhame.co.nz
All else unless credited - Mike Stoodley


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.....Flickers of Cabaret Voltaire..…jabs early 80s Gaelo-celtic geetar melody generously wrapped in an Eno-esque crust with undertones of post-industrial industrialness"

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