Everything vs. Nothing

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Mixed by Jack Holway and Matt Polise

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released January 20, 2017

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Track Name: Soliloquy
Velcro ripping
You and I alike
Getting lost
All while on a hike

You say I'm always in your way
Well maybe sometimes your way is in me
The weather seems to emulate
All the feelings in your soliloquy
All this interplay is so played out, kapeesh?
And a bridge is just a dock
If there's no land to reach (on the other side)

And everything that you do
It causes something to move
There's momentum in your everything
The universe is a room
Planets are furniture too
And the stars are held by strings

Can you hear that sound? (Velcro ripping)
It gives me chills, you see? (You and I alike)
Can we get back to the town (Getting lost)
across that hill? (All while on a hike)

And in this time I feel alright
But I might try and feign a smile
Well some be cruel and some be kind
But it's all part of our design
And in this time I feel alright
Track Name: Chacu Chacu
A Sunday night like many other nights
Until the on ramp threw us in the sky
A heart attack, we were all in the Cadillac
With only death to defy
At least we had our seat belts
Last thing I thought to myself was,
“Sometimes we take the ground for granted.”
A drink’ll skew I think a few of your senses
And make you see the road all slanted

One loud crash and we’re laughin’
But it wasn’t enough for us
You could call what’d happened
One cold shower
Was it fate or was it up to us?
Well it’s not for us to know
Sleep it off like it’s nothing
Still hammered head to toe

We saw Count Dracula
Immaculately lit on television
Sometimes we pay electric bills
More often than we really pay attention
We had several billion things to say
And only settled on some of them
There was a glass of wine
You wouldn’t stop pouring
‘Til I said “when”

Now the room’s filling up with
My merlot and it looks like
That one scene from the Shining
And I’m feeling
Ambivalent to the drink and drown
It just might be time to go
Now here we are in a vacuum
And everything

Is packed away, finally gettin’ just
A little space. Your head’s a house
And I slipped down the staircase
We agree, nothing really matters
Anyone can see
And the galaxy is V-A-S-T
A-N-D-T-I-N-Y

The next pay-per-view boxing match
Needs to be Everything vs. Nothing
And leading up to the match they’ll talk trash
And try to catch each other bluffing
The winner takes the purse and
Some will curse all up and down about
How it should’ve gone
There’s a frisson in the air
And it’s due to what’s goin’ on

Dazzled spectators clamored
And the audience rushed out
What was really the answer?
All is hush now
An open field seeing all we are
Sunlit from below
Took some time organizing
Everything

Packed away finally gettin’ just
A little space. Your head’s a house
And I slipped down the staircase
We agree, nothing really matters
Anyone can see
And the galaxy is V-A-S-T
A-N-D-T-I-N-Y

Always
Track Name: Devices
It’s a Monday and it’s bright out
I told myself I was through being a night owl
But who’m I trying to kid?

There’s this yard sale we should check out
And if it’s not any good we’ll get the heck out
But over here, look at this
It’s pure bliss

Haddaway couldn’t say what love is
It’s harder to explain when it’s not your kin
We could get together, I really wanna buy it
But left my cash at home
So put the feelings back in the bargain bin

It’s a luxury a night out
I wanna rip out a page or get the white-out
I mentioned Nietzsche again
Nietzsche again

But it’s fine I’m taking time out
So maybe pull up a chair and get the wine out
And then we started to kiss
What’s this?

Basically what we are’s complicated
Rev each other up and then let us go
Even destiny’s got to give herself a break
For what she doesn’t know
Unto our own devices we’re left alone
Track Name: Love in Tennis
If we stand before the light
We get replenished
Everyday and every night
It’s never finished
If you’re wrong or if you’re right
We’re still deluded
There’s no referee in sight
It’s been excluded

Hit a ball across a court
You’ll be the racket
Send it long or send it short
It’s all how you smack it
Call it “zilch” or call it “nought”
Like love in tennis
If you pilfer what we got
You’re in our business

We see the line. We see the net
And over time we do forget
You think you’re sly. The game is set
(We want to believe that)
We’ve seen the sides. We know to let
The money fly. We place a bet
We trust our eyes and then regret

I might be dreamin’ but from where I stand
I’ve got these feelin’s and they cannot be canned

Then we laugh until we cry
And we are each other
We just live a separate life
From one another
Now it’s time to break the tie
And we get together
Long enough to roll our eyes
And cut the tether
Track Name: Here Lies My Bank Account
We go and push our own buttons
That’s how we know the work gets done
If we get close to each other
We eliminate our right to run
Then we go wait our own tables
Passing the buck to where it’s from
We’ve found a fun way to suffer
Spend all our cash until it’s gone

Now we have packed all our luggage
Stand by the curb. Stick out your thumb
No taxi cabs will be comin’
Head back to the bar, the day is done
We will never ever see
How anyone could disagree. We’re not done
We could still offer another
Reason for you to say
“I can finally breathe. I’m feelin’ I’m an easy
Target any time or season, rhyme or reason
If ATM’s dispensed our feelings
I could really afford it all
No kept receipts or fake money
My downfall is my fault”
Track Name: Art History
You’ll want to go this or that way
See the lighting but not the shade
Contradicting everything you say
From here on out you scribble your fate
The sketchbook is a calendar page
And what you draw is every single day

The months will add depth and dimension
It’s art history, so pay attention
Now rough it up and smooth it out
What’s this one about?
A whisper and a shout

All this time
Dark and light
To live and die

Some people go to extreme lengths
To be blue when they don’t know they’re pink
There’s a color to your everything
All this contour. See it on display
And you claim that you don’t see the shape
It isn’t free but you don’t have to pay

We’re harkening back to a style
No one has seen in quite a while
We’ve made it ours. We’ve spent the time
Like wind to a chime
Leaving to arrive

All this time
Dark and light
To live and die
Track Name: Kismet
I found a way
And I don’t wanna leave but I don’t wanna stay
I found a reason today
To be leaving whenever arriving
Kismet
It’s fate. Or do we call our own plays?
See now, I’ll say
Every June to every May

Will I still be around for several?
Every year that I think I might exist
Well it might be, you know it might be true
But I won’t wanna live forever
Every time that I think I won’t I do
What I might do

Another day
Well I don’t wanna steal and I don’t wanna pay
Another quandary to face. Should I go with the milk or the OJ?
Sometimes we blaze
New trails all the old ways
Delight or dismay
The question still remains

Will I still be around for several?
Every year that I think I might exist
Well it might be, you know it might be true
But I won’t wanna live forever
Everytime that I think I won’t I do
What I might do
Track Name: So Long
So long
Far gone
Go on
Show’s off
Though dark
The stars
Go on
For so long