Reflux

by King Toad

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released October 10, 2003

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King Toad Iowa City, Iowa

Making a noise and multi-tracking it since 199something, mostly here in my room/s in Iowa City, IA.

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Track Name: Unnatural
Why do you talk in your sleep again?
Why do you walk past my house again?
Spring summer fall is a process
Everyone moving's a process that ends

Why are you stretched on my lawn again?
Why are you stuck in my head again?
The cold dead chill of nothing
Sustains itself on nothing with no end

These lights are unnatural, a dot on the timeline
Behind them no eyes & no mind to observe itself
It waits for you, save yourself, bury your intentions
Well it waits for you, save yourself, share your time or swallow it whole

All your secrets, locked in boxes
All your secrets, cut & dried
Track Name: The Button
Draw your face, carve your smile, hold your expression on the back of your hands.
Wait in the place we will meet outside.
Put your hands on my head and my heart.
Save my place, wait outside, explain yourself to me, stake your claim to me.
You've got your rocks laid down, 5 miles wide, buried under you and me.
If you had the button we'd be dead by now, 'cause life's an inconvenience you could do without.
Put your hands on my head and my heart.
Throw down all your matchsticks, show me your hands.
Cough up all the ways we swallowed the land.
Choke down all the plans they knew you knew we'd understand well.
Throw down all your matchsticks and show me your hands.
Draw your face and hold your smile, keep your intentions on the back of your eyes, 'cause
I am always waiting for you and I'm always next in line.
You will take what's given and I'll take what's mine.
Track Name: William Tell
William, William Tell
Turn me into someone else
Lie back on the ground, except for the noise I could believe this
Hand under your chin, nervously twitch, you don't believe me now
Your hand is shaking as you draw the glass to your mouth
You're always looking but you're never looking in the right place
William, William Tell
Turn me into someone else
Track Name: When It's Dark
When it's dark I will stand in your yard, I will climb over your fence just to be where you don't want me.
The sound of a piano pushes out through your closed windows, I will stand here and I will listen until it stops.
Standing on the train tracks, all the frogs they yell tonight, and their voices carry further than the traffic.
When it's dark I will stand in your yard, I will climb over your fence just to be where you don't want me.
There is a low, humming buzz pushing on your head, and it is putting you to sleep.
Its whistling overtones will wrestle with your dreams, they'll press on you until you come awake.
It is the night air in your ears, it is your blood circling.
When it's dark I will stand in your yard, I will climb over your fence just to be where you don't want me.
Track Name: Stories To Get Through
Missing two days, they found the letter tucked underneath your mattress, see your footprints down the hall that tell them nothing.
There's something hidden between the words spelled simply, but they don't notice that I can carry you, and I will.
Gone for two weeks you're at the hotel standing outside waiting, and no one seems to notice you, your blue shadow.
Spring burst open, green and bloated, tendrils reaching round the side lawn til they finally get to you.
Carry you, I can carry you, I can carry you, oh I will.
We're in the backyard sinking under.
We're in the water sinking down.
Little bubbles floating upwards.
Watch our breath break little waves, top to bottom, burst black, yeah we notice it all.
Track Name: Roll Me Over
Roll me over & over again.
You will find yourself in a situation you can't stand, you can't stand, no.
Throw me over your shoulder again.
You can drag me to the ends of the earth but you'll never be free of me, and then roll me over once again.
You can drag me to the ends of the earth but you'll never be free of me again, never again.
Roll me over & over again.
You can throw yourself, you can push yourself up to the ceiling, the rafters, but you'll come back down and then bowl me over once again.
You will find yourself in a confrontation you can't win, you can't win.
Roll me over & over.
It's never gonna happen again.
You're never gonna be the one to find it.
You're never gonna see the end.
It's never gonna happen again.
Track Name: The Time It Takes
The only place we'll ever meet is in the spaces when you breathe
Everything is here forever, everything is here forever now
The only way to fall asleep is to believe the thing you see
Everything is here forever, everything is here forever
The only time we'll ever meet is in the time it takes to leave
The only thing you'll ever see is just the darkest light of sleep
The end of me
Track Name: Enfolded
Stand under lidless eyes, calls me through the dark, black as falling rain
This pounding at the door calls me in my sleep, ear held to the ground
Enfolded in your arms again
Eyes, the lights in the field, flowers in the yard, hold me to the ground
This pounding at the door, plant in blackest earth, haunted by the sound
Enfolded in your arms again
Track Name: Blank
Hand all your time down to me
Talk leaves you tired, leaves you weak
Sit yourself down, rest as long you please
Keep your eyes wide open, hands on your knees
Pinpricks as wide as the sea, oceans pooling when you breathe
Air-white, no lights to deceive
This place is empty, chairs all facing the wall, walls & floor all washed to one
This place in nowhere, blink your eyes & you're gone