Dirt Songs

by the transcendents

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1.
Get ‘em high Keep ‘em satisfied The customer Is always right Get ‘em doped Before they get duped Read the exclusive In the daily news We keep our customers happy…
2.
They tried to teach me before all of this there was nothing But I kept on thinking that there must’ve been something Could have imploded or been an explosion Right here and now there’s just no way of knowing Can’t find the answer if I aint got a clue Darker than dark and smaller than small Half of the half of the infinitesimal Keep on splitting and let ‘em collide And let the matter spill over the side Can’t find the answer if I aint got a clue
3.
Don’t ever think you can contain me I’m not here for your entertainment Little poodle doggy pulling on a leash You’re barking mad up the wrong fucking tree Hit me. leave me, it shits me you don’t believe me Five bucks a pop you can keep your money Suck your sour face just as sweet as honey Places to be and things to do Rather be anywhere than here with you Hit me. leave me, it shits me you don’t believe me
4.
Swept away in the flood, safe in the knowledge I’d done Everything that I could Washed up in the mud, covered in blood Wondering if i ever should have taken a second look It’s so easy, it ain’t easy Sequels in sequence come around weekly It’s so easy, it ain’t easy Sequels in sequence you can speak freely Crawling to higher ground, a place away from the sound Of the rush and the crush and the incessent pound Somewhere that I have found, existing in the here and now That is not actually bound by the borders of my immediate surrounds It’s so easy, it ain’t easy Sequels in sequence come around weekly It’s so easy, it ain’t easy Sequels in sequence you can speak freely
5.
Tell me do you wanna dance In a fashion happenstance Come on come on come on And take a chance, I can't believe I even have to ask Ahhhhh - Such a sensible head Ahhhhh - Gotta be better off dead Won't you drop me a line Come on come on come on Give me a call sometime Let me know you're feeling fine
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I want it when I want it I want it when i want
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02:55
Propped up on blocks it’s been a long time since I had any wheels Undergrowth perimeter I know exactly how it feels Rust stains and streaks running down my sides At least I got an ocean view moving with the tides Sitting forlorn at dawn I haven’t got any cargo Going nowhere fast you know I’m not a winnie bagoe My wallpaper’s faded and my carpet smells like piss Curtains ripped and drawn it’s all hit and miss I’ve heard things - best I dare not speak I’ve seen things - best I do not share I’ve thought things - I can not take back I’ve done things - For which I fear Windowsills scattered with all manner of things Feels like I’ve seen a lot more winters than I have springs Broken dirty mattress sodden with the stench Gas leaking silently from the cylinder underneath the bench Don’t know why they brought you here or why you came back Got something to show you hidden in a sack Come into the caravan the last thing you heard them say Come along we’re going on a long holiday
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Recognise - my very eyes reap the rewards - onwards
9.
Solid mainframe, old domain name Breakneck sun deck, dragged from a burning wreck Up the creek, for a week Bleached terraces, made a mess of it Quick dime quiet time, nothing’s ever quite right No news is good news, one is not amused Just gotta soldier on - I’m OK, I’m OK, I’m OK Put on a brave face - I’m alright, I’m alright, I’m alright Nodding, smiling - I’m OK, I’m OK, I’m OK Keeping up appearances - I’m alright, I’m alright, I’m alright I’m OK, I’m alright I’m OK, I’m alright I’m OK, I’m alright I’m OK, I’m alright I’m OK, I’m alright I’m OK, I’m alright
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The clocks have stopped Night sky said goodnight The party it ended Message never sent But the river - the river still flows The car was parked Wishlist was finished The sun it faded And we never made it But the river - the river still flows
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Big dick Richard he was blowing like a storm He was out of breath and ideas in equal measure Should have been kicking back some place warm Living out a golden life of leisure But wrong choices and dumb decisions That shit it’ll catch up with you And once it’s too late to implement revisions Well there’s not a lot you can do So our mate Ricky running out of puff He bent over with hands on knees Nobody had bought into his bluff He was gasping as stupid as you please Big dick he let his eyelids close The darkness behind them was stained red He could smell the stink on his clothes And the last thing he ever said Was a kind of indiscernible muttering Underneath his own faltering breath As his heart and will were stuttering And he embraced his own slow death
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02:53
Fields of alignment, abruptly lifted Terms of engagement, violently shifted Well the fourth fucking time, the land liquefied All the people could do, was watch from the side We're living in the swampland - the dirty swampland Yeah we're living in the swampland - the filthy swampland We're living in the swampland - the foggy swampland Yeah were living in the swampland - the muddy swampland The earth was moving, the dirt was shaking The ground was trembling, and people were breaking We're living in the swampland - the dirty swampland Yeah we're living in the swampland - the filthy swampland We're living in the swampland - the foggy swampland Yeah were living in the swampland - the muddy swampland
13.
04:48
Messenger to the gods Absence of atmosphere Fifty-seven Million from the sun Core-mantle boundary Surface arising Thievery Mercury Radar reflection Solar constant Thievery Absence of atmosphere Thievery Mercury
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02:27
There’s a beetle in the sink And metal in my mouth Regret for what we did To remove seeds of doubt Burnt by the sun Dark of the mountain We both knew better But couldn’t hold on These are the times We make our memories Taking everthing ‘til there’s nothing left for me There’s a beetle in the sink And metal in my mouth Drinks on the rocks Straight run heading south Burnt by the sun Dark of the mountain All the things left unsaid A-mongst all the shouting These are the times We make our memories Taking everthing ‘til there’s nothing left for me

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released March 8, 2017

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The Transcendents are based in Christchurch, New Zealand. The second full-length album - Dirt Songs - is OUT NOW! Download for free or grab a 12" heavyweight gatefold vinyl copy while ya can!

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