Collected Works 2005​-​08

by David Knight

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This hodge-podge of aural glimpses into my musical thinking runs the gamut from lo-fi minimally produced [demo] tracks to more elaborate productions. Some are gems, some are raw and uncut. All contain the blueprint of my soul ...

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released October 1, 2008

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Track Name: a sonogram
we made our own little houses out of clay
and children to play with fire
to burn all our names into the wood
we shaped into knives
to claim our own little place in the sandbox
to hide from the monsters and demons
we made out of clay
though they came from our imagination
- - -
now greed and temptation follow from here
we have always known
we've seen from the earliest ages
only now, only now it's full-grown
Track Name: Scene From a Movie
there it goes
crawls out the window
you terrorize no one
more than i

but i'm not dead
i'm very much alive
tears running all night
all night

come on
what are you afraid of?
pick up your feet
malinger no more

i'm not dead
i'm very much alive
mind racing all night
all night
Track Name: Mur (a twisted harmony)
millions of cell phones
are trained on my ear
built-in computer taps
and drugs for my fears
i'm all they have
it could be anyone else's luck.

muscles and nervous system
are you there ?
brain stem
make him
get out of his chair
i'm all i have
i'm in the middle of a bad, bad dream.

all i can do
all i can even think about
is running away
from all the bills i have to pay
tap into my line
make some harmony

all i can do
all i can even think about
is taking my soul
anywhere i wanna go
weaving my life
into a twisted harmony

it's a brainchip in the motor cortex
take it offline
power off the server
abandon your post
it could be anyone else's luck.

how do i get out of here?
it's one man to reverse
Track Name: Borderline Schizo
i have to say
don't wanna believe that it's a passing phase
i wanna believe in life after death
don't wanna disappear
into full-blown nothingness

so don't delay
the clouds are peeling back on another day
no time to play it safe when there's hell to raise
your spell to break
gotta get this crooked line running straight

so would you please
leave me in peace
would you spare me the gried
i want a carefree love and not a tease
so would you leave me alone

i hate to say it
but this whole affair was always ill-fated
cos i'm just a little boy in grown-up clothes
what do i know
about a cynical borderline schizo

have i lost my mind
to an idealized notion of you?
do you understand?
cos i don't understand you anymore.
Track Name: Desert Bloom
hands tied
and torn in tow
some part of me
was left with you

and it won't blow over
my desert bloom

i sit up in bed
a screw loose in my head
torn in two
the better part of me
is at the zoo
with the monkeys

and it won't blow over
my desert bloom
dear desert bloom
it will all be over soon
my desert bloom
dear desert bloom
we'll return to our present moods
my desert bloom
dear desert bloom
it will all be over soon
Track Name: Igloo
you say "wait for
a way to make your
kind of life
one that sticks"

under rainfall
you wait with me
every week
fingers get so numb

one waves an adieu
one builds an igloo
for the coming year
gobbles me up

and while i transcend
biologic ends
on a sea of ice
you will learn the sun
apropos of your
impatient goodbye

some days an anvil
these cartoon scandals
blow everywhere
leaves me so numb

once i start to know u
the cold takes ahold
chills everything
the shovel is no fun

and while i transcend
biologic ends
on a sea of ice
you will have learned the sun
apropos of your impatient
goodbye

who doesn't yearn for
a jangly pocketful of change?
a happy-go-lucky
reservoir of peptides in my brain?
irresolute evolutions
culminating in apocryphal refrains?

an igloo on an arctic sea
you're little spot
on the distant arctic plain
Track Name: TonePoem
we are lost in the wilderness
wholly incapable of happiness
we are lost in another kiss
wholly incapable of feeling

a lonely shower falls
it's time we break these outer walls

we are lost in the wilderness
wholly incapable of happiness
we are lost in another kiss
wholly incapable of feeling

a lonely shower falls
it's time we depart from it all
Track Name: I'll Be Your Pot of Coffee
u may be right about me
but i intend to find the answer
i'm not a hypocrite
i'm just saying
you are the antichrist
takes one to know
not that you even care
coz, well, you're insane

i'm not kind of guy that gives you pride
only you can turn the tide
and should you fall into anyone's hands
well baby you can just die, cry

just remember...

i'll be your pot of coffee
i'll be your cigarette
i'll be the movie u put on
to fall asleep to
if you would love me
like in olden days
kiss all those fantasies goodbye

i'll be your pot of coffee
i'll be the boy upstairs
kiss all those fantasies goodbye
and just kiss me

i'll be the movie star
you're dying to go to sleep with
Track Name: Zig-Zag Parade
airplanes fly above
i look up to find them gone
and the heavens open up
pouring rivers upon the ground
and the fortune cooking was lying
when it said things were looking up
cos it doesn't look so on my end
it's neither cozy nor rosy

it's a zigzag parade
all the streets are full of rain
i'm a tourist in my skin
with no sense of where i've been
and if the sun dripped from my lips
i'd break my nose to catch it
like the fool i am

maybe these thoughts are the planes
that would explain where they've gone
and maybe the rain is a metaphor
for the conscious will of god
and the fortune cooking is meaningless
without a satisfied mind
and that's why the notions and feelings i get
are neither cozy nor rosy

it's a zigzag parade
all the streets are full of rain
i'm a tourist in my skin
with no sense of where i've been
and if the sun dripped from my lips
i'd break my nose to catch it
like the fool i am