Smell Smoke

by Vundabar

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released February 23, 2018

Releases 2/23/2018
Recorded by Keith Abrams at The Head Room, except for "$$$", "Diver" and "Glass Hand" which were recorded at Sonelab by Justin Pizzoferato. Artwork by Jaime Knoth. Mastered by Carl Saff.
Drums and percussion by Drew McDonald
Bass by Grayson Kirtland on "$$$", "Diver" and "Glass Hand"
Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard, synth and percussion by Brandon Hagen

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Track Name: Acetone
Now that this suit’s
Taken shape
Wonder will it bend or break

Oh yeah, I know how that one goes
Oh yeah, will it burn off all my clothes

I don’t want you to see the way I’ve been
Doled out a bleached persona
No, no monochrome deliverance
Burns off like acetone

Either way it would mar skin beneath
An heirloom to our pedigree

Oh yeah, I know how that one goes
Oh yeah, will it burn off all my clothes

I don’t want you to see the way I’ve been
Doled out a bleached persona
No, no monochrome deliverance
Burns off like acetone
(I heed stainless steel boots, Need a stainless steel suit, live a stainless steel life, in a stainless steel room, I got stainless steel time, this is a stainless steel mind, stared up at a stainless steel sky. Hello up there!)
Track Name: Harvest
There’s nothing that’s poetic about a bedsore
When stasis is damage
I cleaned the bowl of fruit I brought
It sat till it turned to food for flies
See how they dine on trials awry

But later I came over
The house smelt heavy
You said to me

I don’t ever wanna be
Contest
Harvest
Let me rot in the field, set the seed
I don’t ever wanna be
Contest
Harvest
Let the moss, let it grow over me

You brought that dog up, could you put it down?
You found out
Too much to hear so ear gave in
Then on the following sunday the devil rose out
But he came back
He dresses like a business man

Like you were
When you were younger
Did you find what you were offered?

I don’t ever wanna be
Contest
Harvest
Let me rot in the field, set the seed
I don’t ever wanna be
Contest
Harvest
Let the moss, let it grow over me
Track Name: Tar Tongue
It never take so long
It never take

Walked myself into the black woods
Everything’s too dark in this light
Need some shade to obscure the tar ball
Leaves to weave an unending night
Black tar bubbled right out of my mouth
Made a road wherever I’d gone
Highrise, franchise all to my surprise
Paved the way and they had come

I wait
Pacing at the gate
With one coin under my tongue
It never take so long
It never take

I’m a moth, you are a porchlight
Head smashed in against your glow
Left some dust to tarnish the outside
Sighed, said it’d suffice and go
If I knew the rock would not reach the top
I would want to be a useless machine
But even then I’m still one of them
A thought; a box; a long walk

Aw gee, what’ve you done to me
I chose a path of three
Track Name: Tonight I'm Wearing Silk
That’s when I reach for my dissolver
That’s when I feel dystopia
That’s when I reach for my resolver
That’s when I think I get the joke

Beat my head against the wall and I pray for a crack
But nobody told me that the wall hits back
Mother pariah come and rescue me
Somebody tell me how it ought to be

A big star, Hollywood!
I’ll be the tower of ivory
It’s made of human teeth
But that just doesn’t bother me

That’s when I reach for my dissolver
That’s when I feel dystopia
That’s when I reach for my resolver
That’s when I think I get the joke

I would swallow any stone it takes to trade the day away
What route to choose just to delude
Vacation homes and tanqueray
The pedigree of piety but mister if you disagree
How will you miss your two front teeth
Tonight I’m wearing silk

Spray on tan
Silk on hand
Sam I Am
Have I been here before?
Spray on tan
Silk on hand
Sam I Am
I’m wearing silk
Track Name: No People to Person
There is no person to people this vehicle
There’s not a soul to fill the tank
The engine idled for a while then died
No one left to know it not a rock

Who could the owner be I wonder
Of this American machine
I think they seeked a drink
They found not enough to drink but to drown
Track Name: Big Funny
Hospital receipts
They make a coffin seem so cheap
You listen to that old hen speak
It’s almost like he knew what I mean

But you don’t know how it feels
No you don’t know how that feels

Consecrate the shrink that sat on the machine that mangled this one's body
Can you give a vessel what it needs

But you don’t know how it feels
No you don’t know how that feels

Government job, he followed us around the block
To see if we were feigning loss, what a discerning eye he’s got
Track Name: Diver
And I am a deep sea diver
And I’ve been underwater a long time
I can’t remember which side, which one’s wetter

Papa what are you lookin for down there? “I am a diver cuz I couldn’t take the air”

And I’ve been thinking about my sinker
Is it lead or silver?
I can’t remember which one’s better

Papa what are you lookin for down there? “I am a diver cuz I couldn’t take the air”
Track Name: $$$
Do you know how money talks
Honey money doesn’t talk
Money screams

Godbless the frankness of Franklin the thief
At least he is honest in his dishonesty
Track Name: Hold A Light
There’s a fire on the road
There’s a fire I’ve been told
And that flame will never cease
It was fueled by gasoline
You lit it long before I
And that’s why it makes me cry
You got to die
But I will burn in your old flame
Track Name: A Man Loses a Hat
I was a man in a hat
But then I lost the hat
Where does that leave me at?
I know I am only what I show
Only am what I sow
So why did you have to go?

So who will be my own?
Will block the sun?
Now that you’re gone
And who will shield my eyes
From those bright lights they put outside
Oh oh oh

Now I’m too torn up to be seen
No more bill concealing
The fissure proceeds to leak
Then I ran to everyone I’d seen
In a hat just like mine
But they declined to give me the time due a contingency on their hat’s lifetime warranty
Only then did I wonder why one would take pride in having hindered eyes
But just as I passed that thought
I passed that Shop
My
Hat
In
Stock (so I bought it)

Yeah You will be my own
Will block the sun
Now that you’re home
Yeah you will shield my eyes
From those bright lights
They put outside

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