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Dream Together

by Bipolar Explorer

Released 01/01/2017
Slugg Records
Released 01/01/2017
Slugg Records
NYC dreampop trio, Bipolar Explorer, follow up their critically-acclaimed albums "Of Love And Loss" and "Angels" (Best Albums of the Year, 2013 & 2015 - Ground Control Magazine) with this breathtaking new work. "Eclectic, steadfast, powerful" - PopMatters
  • 05:57 Lyrics
    Thirteen

    (instrumental)

  • 05:39 Lyrics
    Not Alone

    Wherever you are
    We’re just a heartbeat apart
    And I’m not alone
    With no arms to hold me
    Let your spirit enfold me

    I’m not alone

    Light my candles
    In all and holy trust
    Pray over the pieces
    But it’ll never be enough
    Nobody told me
    And the saints ain’t coming through
    Help me summon my faith
    The same way I believe in you

    And should Grace befall
    And I hear you call
    I’ll know
    Let all Grace befall
    For I hear you call
    It’s so

    Through the night with lights on
    And into the day
    Forever broken
    I’ll remain un-awoken
    Til I hear you say

    Wherever you are
    We’re just a heartbeat apart
    And I’m not alone
    With no arms to hold me
    Let your spirit enfold me

    I’m not alone

  • 06:17 Lyrics
    Dream 3

    When it’s all but over
    When there’s no one true
    When I fall and failing
    When I ache for you
    When it’s all too heavy
    When I feel so small
    When there’s only heaven

    The precious spell and time will tell
    The world the tale
    How I’m in love with you
    I do

    When the day betrays me
    I can only crawl
    When I’m far past caring
    For myself at all (anymore)
    When I’m so forsaken
    When the darkness falls
    When I pray just to be taken

    The precious spell and time will tell
    The world the tale
    How I’m in love

    In holy dreams
    You speak and come to me
    In a fountain mystic thick
    And coolly in your hair
    You beckon to
    Then kiss and hold me
    I beg to stay forever there

  • 06:24 Lyrics
    Radioside

    Radioside

    Ear to the mirror
    To hear ya calling
    Sheer veneer
    Shimmer and shine
    Words ascend, electric speed
    Cascade right back to me

    On the radioside

    You’re all ethereal
    Miracle material
    Words ascend, electric speed
    Cascade right back to me

    On the radioside

    You’re all ethereal
    Miracle material

  • 04:18 Lyrics
    View

    (instrumental)

  • 05:24 Lyrics
    Listen

    The more I listen for
    At silence’s door
    The life before
    So bruised and sore
    My spirit torn
    For evermore
    If I could only
    Fly
    Fly to you

    No matter where I turn
    With every breath I only yearn
    And ache and weep
    And beg and burn
    And pray each day
    For your return
    Fly
    Fly to you

    Rest now
    In the garden of ours
    And I’ll be along
    To reverse every wrong
    In just a little while
    I’ll meet you there
    Listen
    Through the tallest of trees
    And the warm Summer breeze
    In just a little while
    I’ll meet you there

  • 04:47 Lyrics
    Fireflies

    (instrumental)

  • 06:04 Lyrics
    Ever and Ever Forever

    Hey!
    Shine your light on
    Shine your light on
    Shine your light on me

    You’re a sight for sorest eyes
    The most heavenly surprise
    And I believe, yeah I do I believe,
    I believe ‘cause of you

    Hey!
    Shine your light on
    Shine your light on - shine your light on me

    A thousand times I prayed to die
    Just to let me find you somehow inside the sky
    But now I see
    Yeah, it’s true I can see
    I can see ‘cause it’s you

    Shine your light on me...

    And you never left my shattered heart
    You’re all and everything I ever wanted from the start
    And I believe, yeah I do I believe,
    I believe ‘cause it’s you

    And all the pain that came before
    All those fled no-weather friends
    It doesn’t matter anymore
    I believe!
    I believe and it’s true!
    I believe!
    And I’m here now with you!

    Shine your light on!
    Shine your light on!
    Shine your light on me

    Ever and ever forever and ever
    And I don’t mind
    Ever and ever forever and ever

    Shine your light on!
    Shine your light on!
    Shine your light on me!

    You’re a sight for sorest eyes
    The most heavenly surprise
    And I believe, yeah I do.
    I believe,
    I believe ‘cause it’s you

    Ever and ever forever and ever
    Shine your light on me

  • 02:56 Lyrics
    Along Those Lines

    (instrumental)

  • 05:06 Lyrics
    She Hears You Calling

    She hears you calling

    Early this morning
    As day broke to dawn
    As dreams gave way to waking
    I heard this psalm
    Your angel was there with a message she sent for you
    She’s heartsick and worried
    And only wishes you knew
    ‘Cause it’s so very true

    She hears you calling

    She knows how you're aching and lonely
    The pain you can hardly bear
    But lead with your heart and don’t break apart
    She’s preparing a place for you there

    She hears you calling

    And she remembers and loves you more
    Than merely mortal
    On earth
    You could ever know
    And she promises
    Just keep the faith
    In the blink of an eye
    Together you’ll go

    She hears you calling

  • 05:19 Lyrics
    Tail O'er Fin

    Well, it’s two if by sea
    One if by dry land
    And it may not be the way
    We had things planned
    But the riptide’s strong
    And I can’t see the shore
    I’m under for the third time
    And you’re the stuff
    Of mariner’s lore

    Don’t you know that I’m all the way in?
    Head over heels
    And tail right over fin

    Trailing your long red hair, you take me there
    Down twenty thousand leagues
    It's magic there
    And I don’t care
    That I can’t really breath
    As we swim by
    And seahorse ride
    Smile each aquatic friend
    Past Octopus Garden
    So happy, I’m starting
    To get the bends

    If it’s only just a dream
    Don’t wake me
    Don’t wanna know
    Take me wherever your spirit may lead me
    Into the deep blue
    And below

    Curled up with you on the seabed I’ll come to know
    Gratefully in your arms in our new home
    Life’s as before In this parallel universe
    All lost is found
    Thank god I drowned
    Ya know?
    It could be worse...

    Don’t you know that I’m all the way in?
    Head over heels and tail right over fin
    With you

  • 10:38 Lyrics
    To The Other Half Of The Sky

    I need you more than ever

    Tell me the story
    Of where we come from
    And then return
    So deep inside my heart
    Where you’ll remain and always burn
    The most beautiful spirit
    Ascension!
    The miracle made true
    Blessed, precious treasure
    Need you more than ever

    I need you more than ever

    God bless your soul

    I need you more than ever

NOTES
ABOUT THIS ALBUM: Their sixth album, NYC dreampop trio Bipolar Explorer follow up their critically acclaimed albums “Of Love and Loss” and “Angels” (Best Albums of the Year - Ground Control Magazine, 2013 and 2015, respectively) with this breathtaking new work.

Released on New Year’s Day 2017, DREAM TOGETHER found immediate praise from WFMU’s Liz Berg as “just a great album for winter” and USC filmmaker and author Alexandra Dennis-Renner writing on the day of its …
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Angels

by Bipolar Explorer

Released 01/01/2015
Slugg Records
Released 01/01/2015
Slugg Records
New York's minimalist indie dream pop rockers follow up their acclaimed double-record "Of Love and Loss" (Slugg Records, 2012) with this electric and evocative new five-song album.
  • 07:22 Lyrics
    You Are

    And you're everywhere

    In everything

    You're all I know

    I wait for you

    In everyplace that I can go

    Hear you sing to me

    From some sweet somewhere

    Close my eyes to see

    All I wanna be is with you there

    And your name is love

    And your soul is true

    And everything you told me

    Is just what I'll do

    And everyday is faith

    That I'll find you where

    The earth meets the sky

    Where your soul and mine

    Meet the air

    Where you are

    And it's okay now

    Just to say now

    Any day now

    We'll find our way how

    To where you are

    Hallelu!

  • 07:27 Lyrics
    All

    And every word
    And everywhere
    And every thought
    And every prayer
    And every road
    And every thing
    Whatever hope
    Could ever bring

    Just so ya know…

    And every place
    And every trial
    And every face
    And every mile
    And everyone
    And every line
    With every sun
    The fault’s all mine

    Just so ya know…
    All and all…

    And everyday
    And every year
    And every breath
    And every tear
    And every step
    And every time
    And every dream
    I live behind

    Just so ya know…
    All and all

  • 04:10 Lyrics
    Angels

    Call the angels in for free

    Let it all come to be

    Call the angels in for me

    Let it all come to be

     

    Because a lifetime is just not enough

    And the earth could never hold me

    Because I still need you so much

    So let the love that has so blessed us

    Finally take me to my rest

    And then…

     

    Call the angels in for me

    Let it all come to be

    Call the angels in for free

    Let it all come to be

     

    And I’m so sorry

    For every mistake

    My heart just breaks

    To think that could have ever made you cry

    It tears me up inside

    And everyday now

    I pay now

    And pray somehow

    Please Heaven to allow

    Let me find you inside the sky

     

    Call the angels in for me

    Let it all come to be

    Call the angels in for free

    Let it all come to be

    Let it all come

    Let it all come

    Let it all come

    Let it all come to be

    Call the angels in for me…

  • 09:48 Lyrics
    Can't I Be With You Now?

    Can’t I be with you now?
    Can’t I be with you now?
    Cause you’re my only home
    And I’m so all alone
    Can’t I be with you now

    I’m all the way down
    And I just wanna go
    I’m all the way down
    And I just wanna know

    Can’t I be with you now?
    ‘Cause I just wanna go
    And I just wanna know
    Know all I know you know
    See all you have to show
    Go everywhere you go
    Can’t I be with you now?

    I’m all the way down
    And I just wanna go
    I’m all the way down
    And I want you to…

    Can’t I be with you now?
    Cause you’re my only home
    And I’m so all alone
    Can’t I be with you now?
    ‘Cause I just wanna go
    And I just wanna know
    Know all I know you know
    See all you have to show
    Go everywhere you go
    Can’t I be with you now?

  • 05:36
    Sunset Crush
NOTES
ABOUT THIS RELEASE: Hailed as "eclectic, steadfast and powerful" (PopMatters) and "taut, urgent and altogether haunting" (Ground Control) NYC's Bipolar Explorer follow up their acclaimed double-record "Of Love and Loss" (Slugg Records, 2012) with this powerhouse EP - an electrifying and evocative collection of five new songs - recorded, according to the band, "live, noisily and in a hurry" at their studio in Hell's Kitchen. Credits and a short bio of the group follow...

Summer Serafin …
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BPXmas

by Bipolar Explorer

Released 12/02/2014
Slugg Records
Released 12/02/2014
Slugg Records
New York's minimalist indie dream pop rockers bring their emotive, moody vibe with this Christmas album of traditional carols and one new original holiday work.
  • 04:27 Story Lyrics
    It's Christmas, Sweetheart

    In dreams I weep to wake from

    Because I'm bound to you

    Oh, thank god for the day

    I was ever found by you

    The snow was falling

    And so did I

    So sweet and kind and true

    It made me cry

    To ever have to say goodbye

    It's Christmas, Sweetheart

    I can feel your footstep on the stair

    Smell your ginger sweetness in the air

    And I know you're everywhere

    It's Christmas, Sweetheart

    I can feel your footstep on the stair

    All I want is just for you

    To take me with you there

    In dreams I weep to wake from

    Because I'm bound to you

    Oh, thank god for the day I was ever found by you

    So I'll remember, darling

    What you said

    About a life of love, so better led

    It's Christmas, Sweetheart

    (Spoken) Michael: Happy Christmas, Summer.

    (Spoken) Summer: I can't wait til you're here!

  • 04:30
    Emmanuel
  • 06:19 Story
    In the Bleak Midwinter
  • 04:54 Story
    The First Noel
  • 04:34 Story
    Silent Night
NOTES
ABOUT THIS RELEASE: Hailed as "eclectic, steadfast and powerful" (PopMatters) and "taut, urgent and altogether haunting" (Ground Control) NYC's Bipolar Explorer bring their emotive, moody indie-rock dreampop vibe to this new collection of Christmas songs. Featuring one original holiday composition and new arrangements of four traditional carols, recorded, according to the band, "live, noisily and in a hurry" at their studio in Hell's Kitchen. Credits and a short bio of the group follow...

Summer Serafin …
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Of Love and Loss

by Bipolar Explorer

Released 10/26/2012
Slugg Records
Released 10/26/2012
Slugg Records
Critic's Pick - Best Albums of the Year (Ground Control Magazine), this double-record is of, for and about the group's fallen bandmate, MIchael's Love & Partner, Summer Serafin. From NYC's premiere Minimalist Indie Rock band...
  • 06:12 Story Lyrics
    Letter (to the Darkest Star)

    Love you like no other
    Come for me
    Never be another
    Come for me
    Took you, took your brother
    Come for me
    No reason I can discover
    Come for me
    Only lonely
    Come for me
    Everything that you told me
    Come for me
    From nothin' but dirt
    Come for me
    Do nothin' but hurt
    Come for me
    And I can feel you
    But I don't know where you are
    Won't you take
    However distant or far
    Come to me in secret dreams
    From the darkest star
    Won't you take me where you are?

  • 03:07 Story Lyrics
    Flag Day

    Halfway through the year since you've been here
    Their words don't mean much but who's counting?
    Letters prepared with a frosty air
    The blow-offs keep on mounting
    You could never be sure you would ever have her
    There's no point in denying
    Nowhere to return when every bridge has been burned
    So why not give up for trying?
    Go on - run and hide
    Like every other time
    All those dear, dear friends from way down the other end
    Were oh-so-clear how they showed it
    With all their charms
    Welcome you with folded arms
    The whispers you couldn't hear, now you know it
    As bad as it is, it's as good as it gets
    This empty, idle threat is the best offer yet
    Go on - run and hide
    Like every other time...

  • 07:17 Story Lyrics
    Ocean

    Swallow your tears and make them mine
    Tide's gone out and my mind's made up
    Swallow your tears and make them mine
    Swallow your tears and I'll turn back time
    Tide's gone out and my mind's made up
    Until That Day
    Meet you under the waves-
    Walk all the way to heaven
    Until That Day!
    Until That day!

  • 03:36 Story Lyrics
    No Answer

    No answer
    For the way you are
    The way you are
    In my heart
    All and all and only you
    Nothing to do
    Can't help but fall
    Nothing more to choose
    Happy to lose myself in you
    Just fall
    In my heart
    In my heart

  • 04:32 Story Lyrics
    So Anyway

    Bury me underground
    Where I can't hear a sound
    I'll just slip away
    Like every yesterday
    If I could take your place
    The end you had to make
    I'd gladly make it mine
    Bring you back to find
    All on our own
    Only alone
    For anybody else
    And even for yourself
    There's no one here to see
    Still means the world to me
    All on our own
    Only alone
    Send your dark clouds for me
    What mighta coulda been
    Can now never be
    No need to defend
    We all are in the end
    Send your dark clouds unto me
    I guess you probably know
    Would even tell me so
    There isn't any doubt
    I'm never finding out
    All on our own
    Only alone
    Send your dark clouds for me
    What mighta coulda been
    Can now never be
    No need to defend
    We all are in the end
    Send your dark clouds unto me
    So anyway I guess
    It's only for the best
    We'll have to leave it there
    Still clawing at the air
    All on our own
    Only alone

  • 03:30 Story Lyrics
    Out

    Don't call me out...
    And when you go
    'Cause you're not mine
    I'm just one more
    thing to get behind you
    So never mind
    Forever more, anyway
    Don't call me out
    And every time you stray
    It gets so hard to find a way
    I can't find you
    From where I stand
    Your words aren't clear
    And I can see your life from here
    But never mind
    Forever more, anyway
    Don't call me out
    Don't call me out just yet

  • 05:00 Lyrics
    Moulding

    Keep pushin' what ya know's untrue
    Pushin' me away from you
    And right up to the line
    Of what's yours and what's mine
    Wield your silence to keep me down
    So fuckin' sure I'll just hang around
    Wait forever for you
    Like you're the best I can do
    But this time it's not like before
    I'll follow the moulding around your door
    And outside to a world away
    Where there's nothing more left to say
    Still up to your same old tricks
    Nothing one of your lies can't fix
    And every one of your friends
    Left all at loose ends
    You'll drag 'em all into this
    With your lingering bitterness
    If you can't get your way,
    You'll make everyone pay
    But this time it's not like before
    I'll follow the moulding around your door
    And outside to a world away
    Where there's nothing more left to say...

  • 03:35 Story Lyrics
    Never

    Although you'll never know and it's much too late now
    Even if it's no one's fault how it always breaks down
    Even if there's only so much more that we can even take now
    Even so, there's one more thing I just gotta say now
    I didn't wanna
    I never wanted to
    Fall in love with you
    Thought it something there just for me and you now
    So hard to see you share it with somebody new now
    But maybe it's all you know, it's just what you do now
    I didn't wanna
    I never wanted to
    Fall in love with you
    Can't believe the best thing
    That I ever had
    Could make me feel so bad
    I thought we'd have more time
    I really thought we'd have our whole lives
    I'll have to push that aside
    Pack up my heart, choke down my pride
    'Cause that's him on the other line
    That's his car just pulled up outside
    I didn't wanna
    I never wanted to
    Fall in love with you
    Oh, my love...

  • 05:38 Story Lyrics
    Necessary Weight

    Maybe a thing or two
    More left to say to you
    On the way to the Love that's True
    But you're always so far away
    Misstep right off the mark
    Words better said in the dark
    Still stuck in my throat and heart
    Always so far away
    Your turn
    Think it over sometime
    Let it burn
    Way it always does mine
    Lay me down on the dash of your car
    And dream of the place I dreamt you are
    Between an ice grey moon and the morning star
    Always so far away
    Walls begin to crumble
    And the ground just falls away
    No matter what they told you
    No matter what they say
    Walls begin to crumble
    And the earth just falls away
    By any measurement or standard
    It's just a necessary weight
    Lay me down on the dash of your car
    And dream of the place I dreamt you are
    Between a steel grey moon and the morning star
    Always so far away
    You're always so far away
    Always so far away
    So far away
    Far away...

  • 05:46 Story
    ... and At That Hour, Above (Perigee-Syzygy)
  • 03:50 Story Lyrics
    Dead End Street

    You can talk yourself into anything
    Believe it's true
    But nothing you can say
    Will ever make me believe again in you
    All you did just to break it
    All you do can't erase it
    Dead End Street
    Lost our way down a
    Dead End Street
    No return
    You tell me where to turn
    When anything that ya wanna
    Is everything that you're gonna
    You tell me who gets burned
    When everything that ya wanna
    Is anything that ya gonna
    Dead End Street
    We can never replace it...

  • 04:56 Story Lyrics
    Anyday

    My stupid hands
    My foolish mouth
    Let the one cover the other
    Never let it out
    I'll never know
    It's so unfair
    Dreamt you float alive above me
    Catch you in mid-air
    If only...
    'Cause now you're gone
    Now you're gone
    And I'm still alive
    And anyday is a good day to die
    Don't sleep
    Can't find my way
    There's nothing left of without you
    All I need to say to you
    But now you're gone
    Now you're gone
    And I'm still alive
    And anyday is a good day to die
    I close my eyes to find you
    I'm right behind you
    'Cause nothing so unkind could be true
    Sleep is finally mine
    And you...
    But daylight shatters
    Daylight shatters
    Nothing matters
    Anyday's a good day to die...

  • 03:37 Story Lyrics
    Comin' Home

    Build their walls around
    Just to keep you down
    But they don't see you
    They don't know
    What they say - don't do it
    Nothing more than a lie
    And they choose it
    They don't see you
    They don't know
    Tell somethin'
    Tell me all
    Can't wait
    I'm comin' home
    You're everything I think of
    Everything I love
    Lived a lonely life
    And swore
    I was maybe alive before
    But whatever that was I don't know
    Built my life around you
    Couldn't ever really live without you
    Just you and me
    I know that you know
    Tell me somethin'
    Tell me all
    Can't wait
    I'm comin' home
    You're everything I think of
    Everything I love
    Comin' home
    Tell me somethin', tell me all
    Comin' home, Summer
    I can't wait
    I'm comin' home
    You're everything I think of
    Everything I love...

  • 05:46 Story Lyrics
    Lost Life

    I still remember the day that we met
    I'm still not anywhere over it yet
    I remember the day that you died
    I only wanna be with you on The Other Side
    And somehow
    Someday
    Somewhere
    Some way
    It was a beautiful life that we had
    And I miss you, now, baby
    Oh, so bad.
    The Light's gone out
    And I ache like thunder
    I still need you
    And I just wonder if...
    Somehow
    Someday
    Somewhere
    Some way...
    Ah!
    Life's so lonely without you
    But I bet
    I haven't even seen the worst of it yet
    All the love inside you
    It saved me
    And I know
    That wherever you are now sweetheart
    Is where I must go
    So, somehow
    Someday
    Somewhere
    Some way
    Ah!

  • 03:32 Story Lyrics
    Molding

    Keep pushin' what ya know's untrue
    Pushin' me away from you
    And right up to the line
    Of what's yours and what's mine
    Wield your silence to keep me down
    So fuckin' sure I'll just hang around
    Wait forever for you
    Like you're the best I can do
    But this time it's not like before
    I'll follow the molding around your door
    And outside to a world away
    Where there's nothing more left to say
    Still up to your same old tricks
    Nothing one of your lies can't fix
    And every one of your friends
    Left all at loose ends
    You'll drag 'em all into this
    With your lingering bitterness
    If you can't get your way,
    You'll make everyone pay
    But this time it's not like before
    I'll follow the molding around your door
    And outside to a world away
    Where there's nothing more left to say...

NOTES
Critics Poll Best Albums of 2013, Ground Control Magazine (Jan 3, 2014):
"...Winning our vote for most heart-stirring album of the year, it feels and sounds like music that is really from inside someone's own skin, skeleton, bloodstream and remains the most significantly stirring and addictive musical accomplishment we've come across in some time."

Ground Control Magazine review- May 10, 2013:
"Of Love and Loss, the new record from NYC-based Bipolar Explorer is something of a departure from their previous …
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Go Negative

by Bipolar Explorer

Released 2005
Slugg Records
Released 2005
Slugg Records
Guitar-driven, hyper-literate indie rock. Melodic with punky echoes.
  • 02:37 Lyrics
    The Nervous Set

    Anytime at all
    Right step, blue chip
    See right through this
    Dedicate the retrobated
    Great escape clause
    Right step blue chip
    See right through this
    Final station
    Most favored nation
    The nervous set won't let you rest
    No no no
    I might suggest, under duress
    This thing could blow
    Anytime at all
    Red room, ice lip
    Won't pull through this
    This time, your dime
    All will fall
    Red room, I slip
    Won't pull through this
    Not this time
    Or anytime
    You place your bet
    You'll get yours yet
    Oh ho ho
    Lies can't protect an overstep
    I guess I'll go
    'Cause anytime
    Anytime at all
    At all...

  • 03:49 Lyrics
    I Forgot

    Well, ya know, just don't start
    Cause when we come apart
    I'll be the one who smarts
    Reprise the great lost art
    Don't ask, don't tell
    I forgot
    So maybe ya know
    You mighta been told
    Even your team's in tears
    Know what you mean
    It's just I'm not keen
    Whadda you mean you can't drive?
    That's no fuckin' alibi
    I'm always on your side
    All who are left deride
    And you can't spell
    So maybe ya know
    You mighta been told
    Even your team's in tears
    Know what you mean
    It's just I'm not keen to give it away
    Don't give it away
    No!
    Ya know what I mean
    We can't change this scene
    He knows where you've been
    'Cause she knows me, too
    I don't wanna fight
    You'll keep me up all damn night
    Past every warning light
    And nothing if not away from you
    So maybe I know
    I guess I've been told
    Even my team's in tears
    Know what you mean
    It's just I'm not keen
    To give it away
    You gave it away
    Yeah, you.
    There oughta be a law
    To keep this kinda thing off my paws
    I don't wanna see you crawl
    Or maybe that's me after all
    Maybe it's true
    Since you forgot me
    I forgot too

  • 04:07 Lyrics
    Now Hear This!

    Up for down
    Turn your life around

    All this time at the table never did you any favors
    So why stay the course?
    Reading all of the tabloids, tea leaves
    And the coffee grounds for divorce
    It's all over - there nothing left to miss.
    Had their say
    It's another day

    Now, hear this.
    Chatter ad infinitum 'bout
    What no g'American can understand
    Like how did all of our goddamn oil
    Get underneath their fucking sand?
    They're shedding heat and no light
    On every questions of the age
    But there's a twist
    Had their say
    It's another day
    Now, hear this.

    Everything's wrong
    I mean, whadda they want - a list?
    Had their say
    It's another day
    Now, hear this

    I know it gets on your nerves
    But I promise I'll make it up to you sometime
    I know I keep on trying your patience
    Come on over
    Maybe you can try mine
    It's all over - there nothing left to miss.

    Had their say
    It's another day
    It'll be okay
    Now, hear this

    Gimme the up for down
    Turning my life around
    The only way known or found
    Yeah!

  • 03:41 Lyrics
    Kelvin Scale

    There's a fight on
    Leave a light on
    Just one more word and perhaps you've heard
    See ya later
    Infiltrators have ripped out the last page
    Of the directory
    What you expect of me
    Is coming to a head
    Instead of finding a silver lining
    You want what you want - now!
    One of these things is not like the other
    Will you ever even try to uncover?
    Can it really be worth all the trouble?
    To keep comin' back.
    Well, it's a mystery
    See it on your TV
    When your get your facts off the cul-de-sac
    'Cause it's habitual
    Not individual
    So stop it while you can
    Evading all attempts to fix
    You shrug and use some more jiu jitsu
    Please don't pout
    I'm just all talked out
    Don't get your mops up now
    One of these things is not like the other
    Will you ever even try to uncover?
    Can it really be worth all the trouble?
    To keep comin' back?
    Comes back to you.

  • 05:08 Lyrics
    Radio

    All jammed up and the words don't fit anything you feel or know.
    Come out all wrong for who knows how long
    No matter anywhere you go.
    Save it for later.
    Save it for me.
    You'll find that even so.
    It's all in your hands - the high frequency bands.
    And I can be your radio.
    Static and erratic station.
    Always all emphatic situation.
    Tune it in.
    Come in, come in, going out to come over.
    Radio.
    Aural highlight.
    Sight without vision.
    Broadband, shortwave.
    Closed-circuit intuition.
    Fold all ambition to this soul transmission.
    Way to go.
    It's just one more instance calls for distance.
    Every time you find they show.
    It's over the heads of all the rest
    But straight to the hearts of those who know.
    A secret semaphore signal, loud and clear.
    Special broadcast, hard and fast.
    Only we can hear.

  • 03:30 Lyrics
    Not The Truth

    How can you keep talking through as if this were a test?
    Where any of this is leading, now,
    I'm afraid to even guess.
    It's not the truth as we know it makes you flinch.
    But knowing you, you'll make it do in a pinch.
    Conversation with you is easy.
    As far as these things go.
    Just gotta remember keep both feet planted
    As you slip into your next pose.
    Well, it's a bit like mantra
    The way you throw around
    Who you "knew back in the day".
    A backwards psalm to the soul you sold
    And everyone that you betrayed
    It's not the truth...

    Not so famous folk fakin' a weary way forward
    t' hide their shadow pasts from the sun.
    And you do, too.
    I know, 'cause it's what you told your gramma
    To pray that you'd become.
    One mighta hoped she'dve put in a word
    For the rest of us while she had His ear.
    But just the grandsirin' of you, I guess
    Made it too much to expect from the old dear.
    It's not the truth...
    Hope to die and cross my heart.
    But I'll make do without you.
    And that's a start.

  • 01:04
    Eight Miles Above You
  • 02:59 Lyrics
    Can't See You

    You may be there, but so impaired...
    You speak your lines just fine each time...
    Y'always succeed...
    You're well-received...
    I know this pose with my eyes closed...

    Can't see you.

    Given everything you've got.
    You'll find a way to hang me up.

    The high ideals you deeply feel...
    So impress all you address...
    But when you're alone the meat turns bone...
    Their comfort's cold when you're gettin' old...

    Can't see you...

    You well-deceive with make-believe...
    And you pretend you need a friend...
    The notes seem true but I'm not moved...
    I've my doubts, I'll do without you.

    Can't see you.

  • 05:54 Lyrics
    Lonesome West

    What's one more more or less?
    Left on the floor
    With your confession.
    Nothing like a loaded question.
    The kind that always keeps them guessing.
    Don't understand your tears.
    Or if you were ever really here.
    The veneer comes quite clear.
    That's all you've left, left over here.
    Leftover.
    Never what you want it to be.
    Or any part now you concede.
    What's longed longed for laid to rest.
    Over.
    All over.
    It's all over this Lonesome West.
    What's the difference, anyhow?
    What's it matter if you hate me now?
    Flattery'll get us nowhere fast.
    'Cause there's always worse disasters
    Than just the fact that nothing ever lasts here.
    The veneer comes quite clear. That's you all over...

    It always ends the same:
    Can't bear to hear, then just forget their name.
    You tell me who's not to blame
    When any defense can be used against you...

  • 03:19 Lyrics
    Last Night's Amusement

    Set to try
    Just not that high
    For losin' it.
    Black and bruisin' it.
    Can't be missed.
    Won't be second-guessed
    Against your great success.
    And if it mighta divided everyone on your side
    You don't mind.
    Any adjustment
    That'll help to close the sale.
    You don't mind.
    They set you up just to fail.

    Paint it up in glory
    Just like a story
    You already know the end to.
    It's not so much that you've been cheated
    You've been deleted
    Like they told you, too.
    Just like they told you.

    "Ooh, can't be missed!
    That must be right!
    At any price!"
    But their advice
    When you take it all
    On faith, unseen, unknown
    Comes as no surprise
    To wake and find
    We're only on our own.

    There's not an excuse left that anyone here can use.
    Whatever you choose
    It comes up spent.
    Like last night's amusement.
    Or yesterday's dollar.
    And not til this hour
    When you'd give anything you own
    Or can borrow
    Not to follow.

  • 04:03 Lyrics
    i and i forgot

    Well, ya know, just don't start
    Cause when we come apart
    I'll be the one who smarts
    Reprise the great lost art
    Don't ask, don't tell
    I forgot
    So maybe ya know
    You mighta been told
    Even your team's in tears
    Know what you mean
    It's just I'm not keen
    Whadda you mean you can't drive?
    That's no fuckin' alibi
    I'm always on your side
    All who are left deride
    And you can't spell
    So maybe ya know
    You mighta been told
    Even your team's in tears
    Know what you mean
    It's just I'm not keen to give it away
    Don't give it away
    No!
    Ya know what I mean
    We can't change this scene
    He knows where you've been
    'Cause she knows me, too
    I don't wanna fight
    You'll keep me up all damn night
    Past every warning light
    And nothing if not away from you
    So maybe I know
    I guess I've been told
    Even my team's in tears
    Know what you mean
    It's just I'm not keen
    To give it away
    You gave it away
    Yeah, you.
    There oughta be a law
    To keep this kinda thing off my paws
    I don't wanna see you crawl
    Or maybe that's me after all
    Maybe it's true
    Since you forgot me
    I forgot too

  • 04:49 Lyrics
    Wire For George (Better Left Forgotten)

    Don't want it.
    Don't need it.
    Your critique's a dead letter, now.
    And how much better!
    Better left forgotten...

    Torch all the bridges.
    Burn and send
    A wire for George from the flocks you tend.
    Crept away at last never to return again.
    Give credit where it's stolen.
    And that's the end.
    I know now that you're nothing.
    Nothing like a friend...

    Do you wanna tear it up?
    Do you wanna tear it?
    Oh, start tearing up.
    Oh, you can't bear it!
    Call me on the phone.
    Call me on the carpet.
    Leave you to your throne
    Ruler of the Tarpit.
    Get stuck there!

    How much better!
    Better left forgotten.

NOTES
"Go Negative" is the debut from Bipolar Explorer - Michael Wells (guitars, bass, vocals) and Yves Gerard (drums, vocals).

It was recorded by Gerard and Tommy Uzzo, who also did the mixes, and features 12 new tunes by Wells, the former guitarist, singer and chief songwriter for NYC-based pop-punksters, Uncle. Gerard, former Patti Rothberg and Better Days drummer, also produced.

The highly infectious melodic, punk-laced, hyper-literate, guitar-driven, "please-don't-call-us-Emo" sounds bring to mind echoes of The Replacements, …
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Moving On To Solids

by Uncle

Released 1998
Slugg Records
Released 1998
Slugg Records
Rent-Stabilized Garage Rock
NOTES
"MORE fun and more drunk than my real uncle. And that's saying a lot..."

This is how Fleshtones drummer, Bill Milhizer, described NYC's pop-punkers, Uncle. "Moving On To Solids" is the 1998 follow-up to their '95 debut, "Thanks For All The Lemons", and the band's favourite. "We grew up," guitarist/singer Michael Wells says. "Sorta."

Following two years of regular gigs around NYC, up and down the east coast as far north as Montreal and as …
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Thanks For All The Lemons

by Uncle

Released 1995
Slugg Records
Released 1995
Slugg Records
Rent-Stabilized Garage Rock
NOTES
"You can't resist having these guys play your party - even though you just know the cops will come and shut it down. With their garage crunch and musical insanity - just listen to "Lemon Lip Gloss"! - and featuring punchy and playful songs like "Shut Up And Bite Me" (about a vampiric, presumably ex-, girlfriend), (the self-explanatory) "Flakey Girl" and a shambolic, Ramones-inspired cover of The Beatles' "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", …
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