Introducing Light Pollution

by Balance Lost

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Tom Morton Chiming guitars and breaking hearts. Favorite track: Half An Avocado.
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1.
Every day I think of you a little less But some nights I have a relapse Will it ever fully heal? This wound deep in my breast You say "kanske", I say "perhaps" We're definitely ready We're definitely ready We're definitely ready Are we coming or not? Open hands or clenched fists Tell me which holds more I used to know the answer No I'm not so sure We're definitely ready We're definitely ready We're definitely ready Are we coming or not? Every day I think of you a little less But some nights I have a relapse Will it ever fully heal? This wound deep in my breast You say "kanske", I say "perhaps"
2.
Do you ever feel like You're conducting electricity Don't know where it comes from Some say it's inside of me Science is not my specialty But I think this may be half true It only ever happens When I'm around you Be my equal Be my opposite React with me And my memory it works better In your presence I remember And my dreams are more vivid Did you mean it? Will you live it? Be my equal Be my opposite React with me
3.
Get your nose out of my business I can see you in the corner of my eye Trying to sneak a little look in Facing straight ahead, but eyes off to the side I won't pretend it's of no interest, cos it is And you seem to need to know what's in this book But you'd read a bit and then you'd tire pretty quickly Overall I think it's better just not to look Cos you wouldn't come to my gigs You won't spend money on my album Yeah, you'd probably call it "noise" You'd tell your kids that The music you grew up with Is infinitely better than anything they'll ever like So read your stupid newspaper since you brought it all this way You're probably not able to decipher my handwriting anyway. I won't pretend it's of no interest, cos it is And you seem to need to know what's in this book But you'd read a bit and then you'd tire pretty quickly Overall I think it's better just not to look
4.
I'm a fish flapping at the end of the pier Please throw me back into the sea I'm not quite sure how I ended up here My gills are open but I cannot breath If any of you did the things I've been through At the least you would have the bends I don't know how but I made it out I can't say the same for my friends They're all dead Or soon will be They're all dead Turned to sushi I'm a flag flapping at the top of a pole Please pull me down to half mast There are other poles but I am alone A symbol stuck in the past There was a time when I used to fly Of me you could be proud But acts of shame were done in my name Now there's people uder the ground They're all dead Turned to wormfeed They're all dead Prematurely They're all dead Or soon will be They're all dead Turned to sushi They're all dead Or soon will be They're all dead Turned to sushi
5.
I think I love you too much Sensitive to the touch Can't have life without pain We'll do it over again Travelled over the world Fell in love with a girl Cannot go home again Things will not be the same This time felt different Put on your trainers and run To the top and fall off Everything has to stop Travelled over the world Fell in love with a girl Cannot go home again Things will not be the same Don't want this day to end Losing you as a friend Afternoon in the park Frisbee til it gets dark I think I love you too much Sensitive to the touch Can't have life without pain We'll do it over again
6.
Duel 03:36
It's not big, clever or cool I'll come up, up slowly and challenge you to a duel No matter the victor, you will take the spoils I'll return empty handed I'm walking around town Trying to find you But there's millions of people and the chances are slim Boats in the harbour I can't even call you This room is destroyed And I'm going in I'm walking around town Trying to find you But there's millions of people and the chances are slim It was only one kiss I can't even call you This room is destroyed And I'm going in
7.
She's half an avocado filled with olive opil, balsamic vinegar and lemon She's an accidental holiday to somewhere weird and out the way and backward like Bosnia or Yemen She's the moment when your fingers touch the strings And it doesn't even rattle, just rings clear and true The one for you The one for you The one for you Where everyone sees flaws I just see open doors A winking sign that reads "Please come on through" I dreamt about your voice On the telephone The news is never good Please come on home The doctors really tried Nothing they could do But I am still alive And so are you I'm a Yo La Tengo album, I might not have your favourite songs But I'll always comfort you, so listen We are an ancient relic, an artefact or amulet that should be kept in some exhibition But instead was lost and buried underground Mysterious and precious, never to be found The one for you The one for you The one for you Where everyone sees flaws I just see open doors A winking sign that reads "Please come on through" I dreamt about your voice Did you dream of mine? I put it on a record So you could listen any time
8.
In a couple of hours The last of the snow will thaw and drain off By this time tomorrow There will be no sign That we ever met If I live forever I will not forget The last time I saw you You said you would be in touch I had no way of knowing I would miss you this much You did not receive The things I've been sending I'll contact you somehow Using carrier penguins I thought you were lost The music was too loud Then I saw you running Towards me through the crowd I was waiting for a feeling that would linger Was it always out of reach Or did it slip through my fingers? In a couple of hours The last of the snow will thaw and drain off By this time tomorrow There will be no sign That we ever met If I live forever I will not forget
9.
Mika 03:25
Mika Your sister I love her I don't know how to tell her in a way to make her care A new crescent moon Shines in heaven Train ticket reads 11/11 Love remains beyond my grasp though I see it everywhere Mika How are ya? There's bigger things in life to worry about if you look beyond your nose Mika Tell her I'll always be there Even though I'm far away, but that's the way it goes
10.
If I ever make you cry it will be for joy I know you know I'm not like the other boys If I ever make you cry it will be for joy I know you know I'm not like the other boys Racing towards red lights as if they're turning green Spare a thoght for me as you read your in-flight magazine Racing towards red lights as if they're gonna turn green Look out your window seat, far below I'm a tiny figurine This candle can never go out It just changes colour based on what I've been thinking This candle can never go out It just changes colour based on what I've been drinking If I ever make you cry it will be for joy I know you know I'm not like the other boys I'll quit my apprenticeship, leave the company behind I can't sit here waiting for someone to give me a sign This candle can never go out It just changes colour based on what I've been thinking This candle can never go out It just changes colour based on what I've been drinking This candle can never go out It just changes colour based on what I've been smoking This candle can never go out It just changes colour based on what I've been drinking
11.
Machines 03:38
As I sit at my desk Wathcing the clock For time to tick down Use every minute you've got The obsolete machines Left over when we go What will they think of us Will they ever know How we loved And how we cried When our families grew older And eventually died Living out life in a world of machines Do they work for you, or do they work for me? Will they survive when we drop the bomb? Do they get affected by the hydrogen? Will they run on coal? Do they have a soul? Or a cockroach with a remote control And people trying to assume my position I'm on a mission I wanna be self-sufficient Will the machines remember when I'm gone? Got a music box, gonna switch it on Go hydroelectric, wind or solar Mattward Ho! with the bass controller When our skin has decomposed Will they put all our bones On display in a museum For all the future drones

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released October 1, 2012

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Catchy guitar and synth pop with drum machines and samples. Currently residing in Kyoto, Japan.

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