This Is Dead Aesthetic Junk

by Slow Buildings

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released November 29, 2011

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Track Name: Nice Guys Finish First
I saw into the future
Just the other night
A man felt free to be kind
Sensitive or even contrite
Crying at a movie?
It wouldn’t garner stares
And writing in a diary
Surely would be normal
It shows we care

If you’ll go won’t you go today
Cause there’s no way
I’d ever, ever want to
Throw precious hearts away
There’s no way
I’d ever, ever want to go

I’ll be the voice of reason
And stay calm in a fight
Learn a foreign language
Just to read to you at night
I’ll help you with your homework
Send out all your bills
Make an extra trip just to see you
I’ve got mad relationship skills

And I always treat you kindly
Though your love’s a bitter song
And working on your Blackberry
All day and all night is just wrong
And if you think it’s nice now
Wait ‘til I get you home
I’ll bake you brownies and we’ll trip all night
Because I want to know
But you want to go
I think you want to go

I saw into the future
Just the other night
A man felt free to be kind
Sensitive or even contrite
And when I looked around me
No one gave a damn
You could be the one to tell me
I’ve got life
I’m living like ham
Track Name: She's Candy Covered
There’s a girl you want
To give undying love to
But there’s no way, I know
You think she’s sweet as candy
But she’ll break up your family
So there’s no way, I know

Take you for a lover?
Take you for a fool!
Touch her heart of ice
You’ll never feel so cool

You think she must be candy covered
‘Cause she’s the sweetest thing
I’d never take her for a lover
Because you’ll break that ring
So buy some flowers for another
You’ve got to do the right thing
To make a songbird sing
She’s not the sweetest thing

I’ve an eye for many others
It’s my right to choose
But take a good thing from another
Well, that’s the way
That’s the way I’ll lose

There’s a girl you want to
Give undying love to
But there’s no way, I know
You think she’s cute as a button
But she’s a carnal glutton
So there’s no way, I know

See her after work
You see her when you can
But when your time is done
She’ll go home to her man
Track Name: Glass Joe
They call me Glass Joe
‘Cause I’ve a long way to go
You won’t see me, I won’t see them
They won’t see me, I won’t see you

They call me Glass Joe
Ah, you don’t even know
You won’t see me, I won’t see them
They won’t see me, I won’t see you

They tempt me with money
And tell me everything will be very good
They tempt me with money
But they never want to help me
They only want to break me
They don’t do any good

They call me Glass Joe
I’m the loneliest soul
You won’t see me, I won’t see them
They won’t see me, I won’t see you

Smash glass
Who’s last?
They don’t even know
Think fast
Who’s last?
They won’t even show

They call me Glass Joe
‘Cause I’ve a long way to go
You won’t see me, I won’t see them
They won’t see me, I won’t see you
They call me Glass Joe
I’m the loneliest soul
You won’t see me, I won’t see them
They won’t see me, I won’t see you
Track Name: Christian Army Falls
I got the message when I was 5
Jesus died so I could be alive
Life was boring, but now it’s divine
At 6 I’m born again, and He’s my bottom line

The seeds that you sow
They’re what I know
Everything’s fun, and I will play
The seeds that you sow
They’re what I know
I’m useable, abusable
I know no other way

And I don’t want to die today
The Christian Army’s on it’s way
And I’m a Christian soldier
You’re the prey
I heard that someone has to die today

Foul agnostics with tempted souls
Will spend eternity like burning coals
There’s a devil in deep disguise
If you squint you’ll see him in enemy eyes

The seeds that you sow
They’re what I know
Everything’s fun, and I will play
The seeds that you sow
They’re what I know
I’m bendable, expendable
I’ll work for judgment day

Don’t you know we’ve got the biggest little army?
Lots of boys
To make your preference turn
Every one is just an apple in her eye
And I need to go
Before I cry
There’s something in the way

And now I want to cry today
They took my pastor far away
He’s into sex and meth
They say that he’s gay
But I have faith that he will find His way
Track Name: I Am A Strange Loop
In the wake of the morning
I could still walk away from you
From the mountains and valleys
And the peaks you put me threw
You could lift me above this
But you’ll only let me down
Because you know that I’ll be waiting
When you knock upon my door

‘Cause I’m strange
I’m so strange
I’ll be alone again tonight
And I don’t think that that’s right
‘Cause I’m tame
And so vain
Like a million more tonight
And I don’t think that that’s right

In the light of the morning
I could still walk away from this
From the people and faces where I aim
When I want to miss
You can take me to heaven
You can lead me back to hell
Because you know that I’ll come running
When you’re offering me more

And I don’t know why these things must die
I see it happen every day
You can run, you can fight
You can kick if you like
But there’s nowhere to go
No place to hide
When you slide
Track Name: Hanz Blixx
Are we ready? Are we set? Are we good?
‘Cause we ain’t found nothing yet

They’ve got me working for a crap wage
They’ve got me buried on the back page
I combed the place, there’s not a trace
I’m ready to run

Oh, I’m always looking for more
Oh, I’m always looking for more

Momma told me -
Be what you are
Not everybody is meant to be a star

Is it hidden in a safe place?
They’ve got me looking for a save face
I took the train, to the plane
I’m ready to run

Oh, I’m always looking for more
Oh, I’m always looking for more

And I know, yes, I know
Nobody ever really wants to see me
See, I’ve taken all a good man can take
I’ve seen this all before
No one ever really wants to see me
When I’m knocking on their door

Are we ready? Are we set? Are we good?
‘Cause it isn’t curtains yet
And are we nervous?
Or are we bugged?
There’s a mic hidden underneath the rug
Track Name: Return Of the Black Smurfs
We’re coming over the mountain
We’re bursting like a fountain
We’ve got this thing where everyone will lose
All their gold and bounty
Their grumpy and their pouty
Their bullshit ‘cause we’re taking off our shoes

It’s an invitation, anyone can go
Although there’re complications, I know
‘Cause it’s the hardest thing to grow
I need you here by me

We’re rolling like a snowman
We’re bouncing like a kicked can
We’ll shake this tree ‘til everything comes down
We’re marching across the prairies
And all the dignitaries
Are on their knees and looking like a clown

There’s no application, anyone can go
Although there’re reservations, I know
‘Cause it’s the hardest thing to grow
I need you here by me
Yeah, I know it’s the hardest thing to let go
I’ll keep you here by me

So where would you go to
If your little dream is dead?
I’d think of all the places I’d go instead
And yes I’ll go instead tonight

We’re coming over the mountain
We’re bursting like a fountain
We’ve got this plan where everyone will lose
We’re speeding across the ocean
We’re dizzy from the motion
We’ve got this thing to wash away the blues
Track Name: The Company We Keep
Yes, I know that the sun it burns
And I can’t look away
I run in place ‘til my feet are bleeding
Moving everyday
You can run, you can kick or fight
Run in place but it just won’t make it right
Yes, I know that the sun it burns me now
And how

Yes, I know that the sun it burns
But I can’t look away
Run in place ‘til my feet are bleeding
Moving everyday
It’s a thrill, cold and vespertine
Put it on, but it just won’t make it mine
Yes, I know that the sun it burns me now
And how

I know the company we keep
I know the memories we seek
Are we fearful of an ordinary man?
I know the company we keep
And your heart is like the ocean
Very deep, and very still
Until it storms, it always will

Yes, I know that my friend is gone
But I can’t look away
Now he hides in a web of lies
So I look to yesterday
Once he cared, but they hooked his mind
It’s somewhere, but it’s just too hard to find
Yes, I know that my friends has gone away
To stay

And your heart is like the ocean
Very deep, and very still
Until it storms, it always will
Cause until it’s up it’s all down hill
And I know that you’re somewhere

And your heart is like the ocean
Very deep and very still
And your friend is like a shark
Who’s waiting silently to kill
And he will
Track Name: 1's and 0's
In the hallways of darkness and egos
I look around to see
A friendly face or a window to somewhere
An escape for me
The grand poobahs
I’ve tried hard to please them
I think they’re hard to appease
I took their lessons
And they took me for granted
They think I’m just disease

They’re clutching at 1’s and 0’s
For making heroes
For making fun
It’s nothing but 1’s and 0’s
Never heroes
They’re making none

And I don’t care what you say
‘Cause you’re crazy
I know we’re not learning one single thing
To help in the real world
Or help someone

No 2’s?
No 2’s!
You’re the only 1
Track Name: Secrets Kept, Secrets Lost
There’s a girl I love
And she cares for me
And this girl I love, I know all about her
Except for what she wants from me
And I know I do not need her
But I have to see her
It’s illogical
But it’s the way things seem to be

And I know
There are secrets between us
I’d rather die than tell
But I wonder if mine are safe as well
If she wants too much
So I’ll give too much
But I know that I’m no fool
And she can be so cruel sometimes
Or she can be the sweetest girl in the world

There’s a girl I love
And it feels brand new
After years apart, because we never wanted
To be told just what to do
And I know I can’t believe her
But I can’t deceive her
And there’s a million different things
To say about the ways I’ve been warned

There are secrets between us
I’d rather die than tell
But I wonder if mine are safe as well
If she learns too much
‘Cause I’ll talk much
‘Til she thinks that I’m uncool
‘Cause she can be so cruel sometimes
Or she can be the sweetest girl in the world

And I’m sickened by the circles
I’ve turned to keep her near
She has no love besides
The one between her eyes


There’s a girl I loathe
And in deceit she’s clothed
And these deeds I do, it’s like they’re just expected
But she never gives, just takes
And I find I cannot help her
And I’ll find no shelter
In her one-way eyes
She cuts me up like I’m birthday cake

Still I know
There are secrets between us
I’d rather die than tell
But I wonder if mine are safe as well
If she’ll talk too much
‘Cause she’ll drink too much
But I know her heart’s unwell
And she can be so cruel sometimes
Or she can be the sweetest girl in the world
Track Name: Alone In the Summertime
In the summer I hear the lost get found
But when the sun is up
I want to burn this town
And this king of pain is going to lose his crown
There must be something wrong around here
Something bad that I should fear
I struggle just to juggle all the fuss
Like an employee: never free

I’m all alone in the summertime
There’s 50 faces
But there ain’t one girl of mine
I sweat at home
I’m like a lazy bone
Yeah, I know

Hate the cool jerk with the pretty girl
She’s so ravishing she’ll make a straight edge curl
Another two like that and I will surely hurl
There must be something wrong with me
Something wrong that I can’t see
I worry like a jury in a rush
About my pedigree: never free

In the summer when my thoughts go
Round and round, and down and up
It’s a bummer but my love is far
And where she’s gone I don’t know!
I’m drowning in humidity
It could be them, it should be me
I’m sweating like I’m getting a reward
But I’m just lonely
Track Name: Evil Otto
Are you the Reaper?
'Cause you make music
That’s for the dead
Wrapped in a promise with a bow
They want it
It eats their heads
They say you’re evil
You’re really evil
You’ve got no shame
But you’ve a million headless viewers
Cold blood, bad taste, and fame

You’re Evil Otto
And you took my game
You’re Evil Otto
Now you want my name

And there’s greatness in your vision
But there’s darkness in your eyes
Do you ever think of consequences?
No
Well it is no surprise

You’re Evil Otto
Now you want my name
You’re Evil Otto
And you broke my game

And there you go, there you go
Taking everything I need

You’re Evil Otto
And you took my game
You’re Evil Otto
Now you want my name
You’re Evil Otto
And you broke my game

Are you the Reaper?
'Cause you make music
That’s for the dead