transient lines

by westy reflector

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2000 miles later, just beyond the dream state transformed, on a wave-smashed boardwalk, we sat in silence, and waved goodbye to our grey sky undertow. after all the love had come and gone, you and I kept holding on ‘til there was no one left to blame. and after all the love had come and gone, there was no use holding on to what we became all those miles later. 2000 miles later you and i found nothing but unknowns. In a twilight aurora, underneath Orion’s sword, we waved goodbye to our grey sky undertow. after all the love had come and gone, you and I kept holding on ‘til there was no one left to blame. and after all the love had come and gone, there was no use holding on to what we became all those miles later.
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06:20
she walks into union square sends the pigeons flying didn’t think i’d find her there didn’t think of trying she sits on a bench above the subway as the trains rumble by i see her shake inside the hiss of a subway’s brakes it means everything and nothing just the same a city to strangers one city two strangers one city too strange dreams between drags on a cigarette while i watch under the lights of an august city that will never stop red street, the light of a taxi’s brakes it means everything and nothing just the same a city to strangers one city two strangers one city too strange
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03:54
ursula, i can’t be in love with you even though you’re famous now, even though I knew you once, just as ursula, you were such a lucky girl got paid to collect shells, you were never gonna fail but you’re just a reflection of everything we used to be you’re a figurine, a die-cast figurine who made the men blue and all the women green and now you’re up for bid as a figurine ursula, you were not from my time but you were more than a tight bikini, in the middle of a spy movie starring ursula, i can’t love you anymore even though you stole that scene, even though you’re a pin-up queen [ch] [solo] ursula, i’ve grown away from you that was another me, you’re not a woman to call my own you’re just a reflection of everything we used to be you’re a figurine, a die-cast figurine you made the men blue and all the women green and you’re covered in cinema sheen you’re a figurine ‘cause all the men are blue and cinema’s so sheen so now you’re up for bid as a figurine you’re up for bid
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There’s a fire in the arcade It’s never going out A cold war never ending A whole world cast in doubt Just remember I'll be easily found 'Cos you lit the place on fire, but never burned it down You blacked out Coney Island And shorted out the games You left the Cyclone to the ocean And chained me to your name Now I’m the lone Defender A dream that never fades And today became forever Inside these arcade flames Now you’re dancing on my ashes I’m dispersed into a cloud You got everything you wanted Locked me in from without Just remember I'll be easily found 'Cos you lit the place on fire, but never burned it down
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04:48
i blow my mind almost every night with my early girl and a couple transient lines it’s not that i have too much time it’s just that i make time to fry i am slipping in and out of time watching as my neighbors fly out their windows way up high every time i close my eyes but this mass hallucination is just a restless indication that we can’t deal with how really real all of this really is you can take a holiday from reality whenever you like i go offline anytime i have time with my early girl and a couple other close friends of mine you say you want to feel real why do you want to feel real? there’s no need to feel real. you shouldn’t have to feel real. you can take a holiday from reality whenever you like
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fragments and fractals of an enlightening, challenging year.

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released November 12, 2013

all songs written, performed and programmed by westy reflector
except:
riding waves: programming, rhythm by jeffrey melton
02:50 night sky dead letter office: piano by jared brickman

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"a cloud fitted with an iron scaffold…
in stereophonic splendor."
- disquiet

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