a mallard among swans

by there will be fish

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about

this was supposed to be my first full-length album. it turned out to be ~22 minutes long.
since this album was completed, my style has changed drastically, though it was only a few short months. these tongue-in-cheek tracks feature a few actual riffs, and lyrics written three years ago by a immature 15-year-old me bragging about getting drunk.

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released May 5, 2011

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there will be fish Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

an adult with a computer and a few musical instruments.

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Track Name: a well-overdue lament
A well-inspired lullaby
whose words are undefined
resounds throughout my cerebrum,
and echoes through my mind.

And I would let my feelings out
like you know I should
and I would tell you how I felt
if only I could, if only I could

A well-constructed skyscraper:
dimensions yet unknown.
The hammers pound my temples out:
my brain’s construction zone.

A well-thought-out invention but
the purpose lies at rest.
Some food for thought to whet the
faithful thirsting in my chest.

And all these thoughts above my mind
float high and out of sight.
I’d climb up on a ladder… oh,
but I’m afraid of heights.
Track Name: the taste of defeat
Your reaction was priceless when I told you I loved you.
They surrounded your house and I couldn’t retreat.
I was embarrassed beyond being naked in a mob scene,
The way that you scared me was a talent so sweet.
I turned around, mortified, to see you there smiling.
A smile I’ve never seen on your face so concrete.
You jumped in my arms and I lifted you sideways,
Never again with the taste of defeat.
With tears in my eyes as I kissed you so gently,
Never before was my life so complete.
“I’ll never let go,” you whispered to my ear, so softly.
And then I woke up from my cold, lonely sleep.
Track Name: wheat thins
remember the time
you poured milk in the candle
yeah
well neither do I
and we laughed
well after midnight
and you broke your headphone jack

I don’t remember
why you had milk and candles
or how much
we drank that night
but it was a good night
and I needed to feel good
if only for
a moment’s time

and remember the time
I tried to wake you up
after the cot
collapsed beneath your head
and I threw
all the m&m’s right at your face
and played an air raid siren

I don’t remember
why we had m&m’s
or how much
we drank that night
but it was a good night
and I needed to feel good
if only for
a moment’s time
Track Name: gallons
I guess I'll be playing alone tonight.
It's well established; I've lost the fight.
So I'll lead this company into the deep blue
and I'll bleed an extra gallon for you.
Track Name: a song without chords (now with chords)
It’s been so long
Since I’ve written you a song
Just when I thought that you were gone
For good
Is when you froze all of my thoughts
Again

Because
You lied to me all of this time
I thought I’d offer you a deal
But first we have to get rid of
The past

Because
You hid your feelings for and from me
I thought that you deserve a penalty
Of living only in and for
The past

Oh yes
Do you remember that?
How you used to hold my hand?
And I called you in the night?
(Or early in the morning)
Through the thunder and the clear
Skies

If only for
Another minute of my life
I would consider it a day
Well spent

I hope
You can find a way to repent
For all the pain you caused me
And all the times I said I’m sorry

And that’s the plan
I wrote you a song
I hope it echoes through your head
Like the whispers of the dead

And when you hear all of these truthful words
I hope that you will be reminded
Of all those times you broke my heart
But now I’m hoping for a new start
Track Name: bearded woman (a drinking song)
it’ll put hair on your chest
they say, they say
but never at rest
are they, are they
“you’re manly at best”
touché, touché
but i cannot be
your beard

for late in the night
cafe, cafe
with a primitive sight
of prey, our prey
we’re rising upright
obey, obey
when the sun
finally
disappeared
Track Name: an eggroll-encased hotdog
it’s odd
we talk
about these things
and it fazes us
for naught

-

i dreamt:

i sat
upon your bed
my pants
around my knees

your finger
touched
my healing
wound

-

i grabbed your wrist
embraced it
brought your blood
unto my lips

and engulfed
your carpal tunnels
in a canopy of love

-

and then i
pressed my wrists
against yours

and the scars
stained me
instead

and you smiled
i held your hand
and then i died
enough deaths
for the two of us
Track Name: never
you are my best friend
and i love you to no end
so i've really got to know
why you have to let me go

you said
i never want to see you again
i never want to see you again
i never want to see you again
my one and only friend

over summer we talked twice
and we sat like stupid mice
staring dumbly in your eyes
trying to pick at your disguise

i tried my very best
not to end up like the rest
but we grew apart at last
and it happened way too fast

when you said
i never want to see you again
i never want to see you again
i never want to see you again
my one and only friend

you've got your friends at school
and they think that they are cool
with a bottle filled with rum
jesus christ they're fucking dumb

you've got to understand,
they don't love you like i can
i mean, as a friend of course
but they treat you so much worse

they said
i never want to see you again
i never want to see you again
i never want to see you again
my one and only friend

you were my best friend
and i loved you to no end
so you really got to know
that i have to let you go

they said
i never want to see you again
i never want to see you again
i never want to see you again
my one and only friend