Maudlin Fair EP

by Id Iota

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released April 14, 2016

Christian Lemay, vocals.
Dustin Goodall, guitar.
Blair St. John, bass + drums.

recorded + mixed by Dustin Goodall @ Unsalted Audio.

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Track Name: California Wasted
everything's wasted, we'll just lose it to the ocean
I'm prepared to tolerate all the mass confusion
don't look to me for such drippy emotion
'cause you know that I've got it, that flaw called devotion

(californias waiting)
hope I get there on time
(californias waiting)
hope I make it alive
(californias waiting)
all drowned stragglers aside
(californias waiting)
we'll always make it alive

everythings wasted, we'll just lose it to the ocean
but before we do, apply sun-screen lotion
walk up the surf and go through the motions
finding a pearl through a century's pollution

(californias waiting)
hope I get there on time
(californias waiting)
hope I make it alive
(californias waiting)
all drowned stragglers aside
(californias waiting)
we'll always make it alive

everythings wasted, we just lost it to the ocean
but before we did, thanked you for inclusion
we walked up the waterfront to enjoy the confusion
I tried to warn ya, it's a lovely delusion

(californias waiting)
hope I get there on time
(californias waiting)
hope I make it alive
(californias waiting)
all drowned stragglers aside
(californias waiting)
we'll always make it alive

california flooded
still too shallow to dive
Track Name: Permanence in Pencil
first time you made my mind
was the first time I changed it

when you make my mind
you defy it's cheap limitations
when you make my mind
you rewind it's loose expectations

but each time your brilliant brain
betrays it's perfect frame, honey

unless tomorrow's future
is different from today's
you must believe in a blank slate
since you keep it so empty and plain
ought not think, dearest
for the will lead to thoughts
thoughts unwelcome, thoughts are seldom
what you think you thought

and I thought it was love
just the ideas more than enough
when you're young and dumb
yeah
but I still believe
that the melody echoes
the writers memories
and I still believe
that the painting will reflect
the painter's fantasies

but paint-by-number isn't jazz, babe
though every craft has it's math, honey

your accuracy seems rough
re-multiply and add it up
you're trying to stand with two left hands
and I'm trying to build you a crutch
your mind's like your canvas
you've coloured yourself confused
maybe I could be the glue
when your right mind finds you
when your right mind finds you
when your right mind finds you
so I won't think, when I think
I think into a thought
thoughts unwelcome, thoughts are seldom
what you think you thought

now we know who we are
yeah we're just a little pissed about it
Track Name: One Cent Vaudeville
was full of good ideas last night
yeah I had my share
it's too late for shoelace conversations
tied up in knots again
it's early to be drinking overproof
already sick enough looking at you
yeah
they say rain brings misery
but we've got priorities
that means places to drink
today's buzz feels natural
familiar like ritual
every time we get behind the wheel

for three whole days, I remembered
everything I had to say
dropped the conversation with fidgety hands
lost my voice again
left drunk with ruined plans

every fake smile says that every words pretend
every fake smile says that every words pretend
when they say vaudeville is dead
when they say vaudeville is dead

I'm so full of good ideas
Track Name: Bitter Tea
I've travelled nowhere, and I've learned nothing
I'm missing the point but I'm still arguing
brew me a cleansing drink served fresh from the tree
I'll tell you what I think, but not for free
and you'll believe me

I can't swallow bitter tea
you can't convince me
'cause I don't open my mouth and talk about it
I've already said enough
it's probably OCD

when I arrive there, I'll be sure to call
I would meet you there but you packed and moved on
all that's left's poison laced with aspartame
I wouldn't trust it, but that's just me
I'll tell you that for free

I can't swallow bitter tea
you can't convince me
'cause I don't open my mouth and talk about it
I've already said enough
it's probably OCD

so wait, stop
I've got more to say apparently about
fights fought
this never ends, no one ever
shuts up
I've got nothing important to say, so I'll
wait, stop
I ran out of shit to say anyway

I needed too much so I went to the source
there's not enough and I need more
if you can't satisfy my restless mind
I'll leave you and my heart behind
everyone's alone and everyone's bored
we'll leave each other but we can't afford
to be saving time that's better spent
maybe all we need is better friends

I needed too much so I went to the source
there's not enough and I need more
if you can't satisfy my restless mind
I'll leave you and my heart behind
everyone's alone and everyone's bored
we'll leave each other but we can't afford
to be saving time that's better spent
maybe all we need is better friends