Hollow & Akimbo

by Hollow & Akimbo

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released 11 February 2014

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Track Name: Trunk of a Dead Tree
All that aside, they were right about you. Right about you all along.
Not that it matters at all, but I don't think I love you.
I wouldn't know if I did though, not anymore, and not ever before,
just like forever before.

All those sirens break the silence, all those gawkers stare.
I'd be fine just living life in the trunk of a dead tree, trunk of a dead tree.

The more that I think about this, the more that I think about this,
and nothing much else seems to come from thinking about this for such a long, long time.
It's been a pretty long time.

All those sirens break the silence, all those gawkers stare.
I'd be fine just living life in the trunk of a dead tree, trunk of a dead tree.
Track Name: Singularity
Should know enough not to get caught with your hands red,
but the color you've got has a purplish hue to it instead.
And try as I might, searching low and then high, all that I can find
is a version of you and a person there who can't remember.

Well, I thought pretty hard, and decided I'm back where it started,
and the last time I left you were on your way home.
But try as I might searching low and then high, nothing comes to mind.
Home again, wondering when it'll add up.
It adds up.

Don't know how I ended up in this place, so far from everyone I know.
No, how? Near everybody now.
So in this case, as a singularity,
I am more than happy to pull you back in,
into no singularity ever again.

Should know enough not to get caught with your hands red,
when whatever you want is hovering right over your head.
And try as I might, still the only thing I can find
is a version of you, as a person there who can't remember how it adds up.
Track Name: Fever Dreams
I'm just an ocean. An aromatic pool, fast asleep.
Well, I have nothing, and I want nothing,
but I am something that someone wants,
so no more dreaming for now.

They had a notion, the fever dreams of fools,
bathed in cruel, green light.
Nobody knows me like you know me, 'cause nobody is me, like you are.
A simple bond to make, an easy one to break.
Track Name: Still Life
Stole off under the moon.
You and I had raced to the orange grove
without so much as half a clue.

Are you following? Are you upright?
And how can I know for sure?

I think I've gotta guess
I was petrified, you were frozen,
and both our bodies turned to stone.
Though as guessing goes, I'm a poor bet.
I'm only one for four.

I can't help but picture all your wooden bowls
full of plastic fruit.
You placed them perfect, and they're staying put
just like a still life.

If the sun would just keep on blazing, light bouncing off my face.
If the earth would just stop rotating, and hovering around in space.
If the oranges would never rot, and if the leaves would never fall
If everything stayed the same forever, I wouldn't care at all.
Track Name: Door to Another World
My footsteps are falling hard on the road between my house and your
little one bedroom apartment,
in a city where I just cannot understand how the one ways work,
how they twist and bend.
Are they all dead ends? Why won't anyone tell me?

So I guess it's good I just plain forgot to get into my car before setting out to find you.

A door to another world, it opened right beside me.
On a normal day I'd step right through, but this ain't no normal day.
I don't have time for that kind of thing right now.

My footsteps are falling hard on the road between my house and your
little one bedroom apartment,
in a city where I just cannot seem to find anyone who can give me peace of mind.
Are they all false friends? Why won't anyone tell me?

So I guess it's good I just plain forgot, not to blow up every bridge before setting out to find you.
Track Name: Molecule
One of the few minor benefits to the shocking discovery
I made in the morning, without any warning,
I had simply forgotten what it was like.
This isn't a joke, man. I'm as thin as smoke, man
and I can pass through anyone,
and as far as I can tell I can't affect them.
It's just the same as it ever was.

Hitched a ride, and as you passed by
I laid face down to the floor.
Will you pass by again?
And so I stole a couple things for fun,
but in a few years, I'm a stranger to anyone.
Even in my own eyes, even back in Shanghai.
Caught a glimpse, but it's gone again.
This isn't a joke man. I'm as thin as smoke, man,
and I can pass through anyone,
and as far as I can tell I can't affect them.
It's just the same as it ever was.

Why won't the light bounce off of my little molecule, like it did only yesterday?
Track Name: The One Who Has to Carry You Home
Well, when the water reached the top of the pedals, you knew
that in a moment there'd be something to say about something you think, or maybe what we should do.
But no thoughts seem to come to mind. No, there's no thoughts around of any kind.
With my arms swinging back and forth and up and down and starboard to port.

I can't believe the future finally came. Can we wait another day?
Cause I've been working on the sidelines so long I lost the way.
There's an old man knocking at your door,
trying to get a good solid look at your piano.
He don't know what it's like to dream in half-ellypticalico.

Well, when the water crested the top of the white keys,
you knew that it would only be a matter of time before all of the black ones got covered up too.
But I know what your hands can be when they're just flat-out ignoring me,
and I know you don't know what it's like to be the one who has to carry you home.

I've got the feeling that the future is bubbling up out of the ground,
but I've been working on the sidelines so long I can't believe.
There's an old man knocking at your door,
trying to get a good solid look before
you float down with the rest, to see exactly where you're going to go.
Right next to me, but only just because you don't know
what it's like to be the one who has to carry you home.
The one who has to carry you home.

And none of the signs are pointing home.
In over your head, sinking like a stone.
It's not that bad. It's so-so,
cause I've got you and we don't know
that none of the signs are pointing home.
In over your head, sinking like a stone.
It's not that bad. It's so-so,
cause I've got you floating next to me.
Track Name: Did You Lie?
I watched you sink slowly into the void.
I was laughing so hard that I almost died.
Sorry about that, just a tiny faux pas.
But the look on your face just then, it reminded me of some TV show I saw.

No, that's not right, can you try it again?
Your mouth was ajar and your nose was a little bit longer.
Ah, nevermind I guess. I can tell you are not in the mood.
There isn't a long time left, and the void is upon you.

Now I'm not the kind kind, though I don't mean to be cruel.
But you're up to your neck now,
and I don't see that there's much that I can do for you

It's hard to say what you're paying for.
Did you lie? Did you try to get over?
I'll stay until you fade out.
Track Name: Lucky Stars
I've got all the time in the world, only broken pebbles floating by.
I've been paddling out into the night. I'm adrift, and yet I'm not.
I've been hoping against hope again, to wash up on the shore.

Thank your lucky stars, you said, and let the light flood in
through your throat and nose and eyes, ergo, it was a new day then,
and though it's not exactly quite the same place, I'm gonna get there.
I'll get there.

Carved a faint lemniscate into a ceramic tile I'm clinging to.
I've been wondering which way is up. I've got ideas, then I don't.
I've been hoping against hope again, to crash land.

Thank your lucky stars, you said, and let the light flood in
through your throat and nose and eyes, ergo, it was a new day then.
and though it's not exactly quite the same place, I'm gonna get there.
I'll get there, I'll get there, I'll get there…
Or will I?
Track Name: Instead of a Head
This is not my secret garden hiding in the space behind my wall.
This is not the house I think I grew up in, it looks nothing like it at all.
And when I shook you, man, demanding answers, well I guess you gave me some,
But you gave me none that I could use.
Not one that meant a thing to me.
Not one that matches up to my memory.

You are not my crooked sibling lying through your teeth to get away.
This might be that hole I dug, but that's not why I traveled all this way.
This looks like my vicious circle, though I've thought that many times before.
This is not the house I think I grew up in, it looks nothing like it all.
And when I shook you man, demanding answers, well I guess you gave me some,
But you gave me none that I could use.
Not one that meant a thing to me.
Not one that matches up to my memory.

Instead of a head, I grew a camera.
No need to toss and turn, stare all you want.
No, it's no big deal now.
I can never recall but I always remember.