Play One on TV

by Able Baker

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I’m not a well man but I play a good one well on TV
your strings attach to my arms and legs
and pull until I’m tangled can’t move or reevaluate

but that ain't the worst of it
oh no it delves much deeper into the core
see my heads attached telepathically to your carelessness
I sink back into restlessness

or come wrestle with me now
I’ve sharpened my tongue I know that yours remains fine
but not the sharpest one could cut these cords you’ve strung
and maybe I even like them around me

don’t get me wrong I confuse lose the signal
there's a dying dream parked in the mouth of my driveway
cut the line I drag it out slo mo to what end can you see it?
I’m lost in these clichés

I fumble for the words
as you spew them out like an actress
if I were well-rehearsed
maybe the trains would've brought me back to my senses faster

I wish I had eyes in the back of your mind’s intentions
but what’s the use in attempting a futile prevention?
static plays songs to the depths of your heart
and that’s the place to begin to feel

you can’t get nowhere without a prompting
any sound must be indicative of something
a beat any drop all empathy is cut off
and progress takes more than just changing channels


released March 5, 2016
Timothy– vox, guitars
Thomas– drum set, manipulations, computer music
Adam Jordahl– bass

Produced, recorded, & mixed by Earthman
Artwork and design by Caleb Vanden Boom



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