Houses Shine Like Teeth

by The Invisible Cities

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1.
01:23
he's on the couch again cigarette in his mouth he's talking trash again about the aristocrat again the house is too big the house is too small we can make tunnels under the walls
2.
corpus callosum to the east coast green velvet hills below houses shine like teeth they line up like zippers through the circuit board i go the claustrophobe is doing his best he's underground with catekismet he's running all around his nest still finding out what is it insecticide i've concluded can only hide things from the deluded searchlight painting the sky i'm looking out for you
3.
03:27
v tserkve you come running in with your sails full you bring the sun in and all the glass glows it makes a bright day and with the right look it's done the right way where the saints go i i wanna follow where the saints go i from the closet it comes tumbling and like a gray cat it takes a run in and all the glass glows it makes a bright day and with the right look it's done the right way where the saints go i i wanna follow where the saints go i i end up dead i lose my head i'm lost i'm drifting i see a cross i can't recall the last time it all didn't matter i break my head i break my legs i break my bed i break right open cold in grain and disdain and i'm in the grave i'm in the grain i'm in the pain it makes me ugly so touch me i'm grateful james it won't go on and on and on and on and on
4.
you've got books and you've got shirts you've got phoenix in the dirt sheep dogs herd you i've got ratso i've got traps you've got your moby's dusty tracks say hello to everyone you pull your knees up and you say you're gonna break a fin the only reason the club was made was to let you in double stink eye when you choose even wise men get to lose games they bore you pushy thoughts and mango prunes piles of paper piled on you you write reports we play war you pull your knees up and you say you're gonna break a fin the only reason the club was made was to let you in you pull your knees up in the shade in the thick and thin the only reason the club was made was to let you in red eft crawls under a rock cameras battle after dark for what they don't know you send pictures of your sibs but the joke is really this it's something we don't know you pull your knees up and you say you're gonna break a fin the only reason the club was made was the let you in you pull your knees up in the shade in the thick and thin the only reason the club was made was to let you in
5.
02:36
i can't atone for it now that it's blown to bits can't understand it it's not how i planned it and it's evident i didn't make a dent i kicked the door in of embarrassment when i found out looks like i flipped out yeah no doubt it was me who flipped out i'm rememberin that i should count to ten and i get to two or three and start forgetting again it was a ton of bricks match on the tindersticks you said that one thing it should've set me thinking when i found out looks like i flipped out yeah no doubt it was me who flipped out ooh when i found out looks like i flipped out yeah no doubt it was me who flipped out
6.
does this seem too specific? i'll check the list again. these days it's all transpacific you and me on either end. sliding up the wire to your headphones you on your moonlit bus ride home a little song about the scenery to make you feel a little less alone. continental drift divide nothing seems to fit it seems everything's a miss or close enough or maybe not but you and me on either end. sliding up the wire to your headphones you on your moonlit bus ride home a little song about the weather to make you feel a little less alone. sliding up the wire to your headphones you on your moonlit bus ride home a little song about nothing to make you feel a little less alone.
7.
over the rooftops over the trees see the boy with the red balloon here we go carrier pigeon take the message cmon danger, danger see you later all along the highway overgrown and cracked people at the shoreline wading out for crab carrier pigeon take the message cmon danger, danger see you later
8.
03:46
forty nine red de soto diplomat crossing the tracks kicking up dust in the back the sun is setting down among the trees and fields and fields and fields (what do you think of that?) she said "it feels too much like a movie" and i said "what's wrong with that?" what's wrong with that? what's wrong with that? what's wrong? never even had a chance to go it never even had a chance to go it alone never even had a chance to go it never even had a chance fifty two steps from the curb to the door sometimes i can't recall the shape of your face anymore ba ba ba ba ba. no reaction to me no reaction no reaction to me no reaction ah ah ah ah.
9.
02:30
10.
pythagorean theorem requires a right triangle and fires with an 'a' side and a 'b' side reaching over toward the taller 'c' side 'a' squared plus 'b' squared the sum equals 'c' squared opposite the angle ninety degrees wide the hypotenuse likes saying it is the 'c' side the other two keep stretching they don't mind they're crafting copper etchings they're just fine 'a' squared plus 'b' squared the sum equals 'c' squared isosceles it could be but 'a' and 'b' don't worry about whether they're twins
11.
01:38
san jose fifteen miles away on and on and on traffic backed up for miles san jose twelve miles away on and on and on traffic backed up for miles
12.
everybody sits around the table hands in their laps waiting for the call sometimes it never comes
13.
05:53
what is there to do i am singing to you what is there to say i say it anyway what is there to find i left it far behind what is there to feel i feel it all the time ah ah ah what is there to say nothing all the way what is there to find nothing all the time what is there to me no no not me what is there to me nothing i can see nothing i can see what is there to show i left it long ago what are you to me nothing i can see nothing i can see that's what you are to me. ah ah ah ah ah ah what is there to do i am singing to you what is there to say i say it anyway what is there to find i left it far behind what is there to feel i feel it all the time what is there to take restless and awake what is there to know nowhere left to go what is there to say say it all day what is there to fight yeah, and it's alright and it's alright and it's alright and it's alright and it's alright
14.
02:24
moving through the tube all lined up for you like children on their way to school just pushing through now they're running up the stairs who needs the railing in their hands what's there for you to understand while you're standing there you say there's nothing you say there's nothing left to do you say there's nothing is there really nothing left movies in the dark they make you walk around the park and i hope i make some kind of mark not like the kind that you got there's just one thing you forgot i say i'll put it in the metal box and i close it up cause there you are not minding the flock just say there's something just say there's something left to do just say there's something tell me there's anything left
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(free) 01:00
16.
been so lucky since you been gone lost my frown and i love this town

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released April 15, 2009

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