Introducing Light Pollution

by Balance Lost

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released October 1, 2012

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Track Name: We're Definitely Ready
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"
Track Name: You're Conducting Electricity
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
Track Name: Shoulder Peeker
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
Track Name: Stupid Little Fish
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
Track Name: Frisbee in the Dark
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
Track Name: Duel
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
Track Name: Half An Avocado
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
Track Name: Carrier Penguins
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
Track Name: Mika
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
Track Name: Airship Revival
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
Track Name: Machines
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