Pedestrian II

by Otis Infrastructure

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05:41
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06:18
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recorded in DC and Long Island between May and August 2016

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released August 11, 2016

special thanks to Julie Kearney, who sings on "Tearerdowner"

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Track Name: Oxbow
lonely oxbow, cool and clear
you'll never reach the ocean

with the no current here and no beating heart
the open landscape becomes your arms

if I could push you beyond your frame
give you a chance at the golden gate

would you risk your quiet fame
knowing the desert will eclipse the plain?
Track Name: Hymn For An Alien
eat dinner and lunch
eat dinner and lunch
eat dinner and lunch
eat dinner and lunch
Track Name: Slow Blood
my easy morning swoon
at the light of the sun
and the beauty that my blood is flowing
revolutions, nary a war

power up my limbs
so I can walk down to the lake
and put dead leaves in my pocket
and love them till the bloom again

I think about this thrill
and how craters in the moon
look like an overbite from planet earth
but really are just parts of the landscape

so if this sounds at all like
what has happened to our ceiling fan
it's scorching upon waking up
but I will climb the mountains of you

I will slow the flow of the blood that makes me vitriolic towards the blue...
Track Name: Lozenge
sometimes love
is like lava
ripping up the mountainside
burning all the greenery

and then love
is like a lozenge
soothing the volcano of your throat
a complacent cold shower

I will fall asleep to bad TV
Track Name: Tearerdowner
I'm envious of birds
who can fly without getting attached
to a singular tree or a particular branch
a nest is a nest on a ranch

I struggle with the feeling
of leaving anything behind
people, plastic, salt or pepper
drab turns to fine turns to better than ever

gone gone
gone from the map
I see my old life in the wisp of a cloud
even as I rest in your lap (x2)
Track Name: No Spirits Here
I want to be
my own deity
make tornados at my whim
sing proudly my own hymn

if I give myself to the universe
will it rip me right through
will it rip me in two
will it rip me from you? (x2)

I want to be
Subject just to me
I deserve control
Of the cycle in my soul

if I hold my breath and say a prayer
will it cleanse me right through
will it cleanse me new
will it cleanse me from you?

if I hold my breath and say a prayer
will it cleanse me right through
will it cleanse me new
will it cleanse me for you?