Paved Mountain

by Radical Dads

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It could be a still life if you want it to be It could be a still life if you want it to be Take it all apart and put it back together your own way The lines that divide also multiply in their own way First the water’s rough and then it freezes That’s how it appears as parts in pieces It could be a still life if you want it to be It could be a still life if you want it to be Take it all apart and put it back together your own way The eye of the mind hits the slope of the line in its own way First the water’s rough and then it freezes That’s how we see these parts as pieces First the plane is flat, then it recedes away from us To the vanishing point that we believe in First the water’s rough and then it freezes That’s how we see these parts as pieces First the plane is flat, then it recedes away from us To a vanishing point that we believe in
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Paved mountain is cut they take it apart with white gloves Haul it all the way Across the state on the back of a flatbed Take it out of a natural space, out of a human head Megalith on its way To its slot in LA Behold the sojourning rock Beckoned by a cultural box Take it on a trip across the state A tour of the Southland Transformed its ugly fate We will call it art when it lands Megalith on its way To its slot in LA Levitation transcends You’ve got powerful hands You float it above their heads to see if the people feel the reverie It’s ideal for modern idolatry Either way, either way, either way
4.
Institution 04:35
We're setting off again We're setting off again We won't take no We won't take no We're setting off again You painted a panorama with no resolution The horizon line dissolved the heart of the movement It was time to go, the opening would not close Take your place in the institution Your friends turned their heads, they’re pretending you’re dead But that was your solution You started a chain reaction with no resolution The painter’s forms dissolved your former conclusions With the lights down low, spiraling out below You’re a goner at this institution Heresy’s your big win. Now it’s time to begin So that was your solution Setting off you’re setting off again Setting off you’re setting off again You’re mounting a monument with no resolution The cycloptic heads stare down the piling illusions Will the smoke rub off, from a cold wrist watch? You've got guts says the institution. Who needs friends when you’re dead or when you’re curled up in bed And that was your solution Setting off you’re setting off again Setting off you’re setting off again You won’t take no to your invitation You won’t take no to your exploration Not when you’re setting, setting off again You won’t take no to your invitation You won’t take no to your exploration You won’t take no to your invitation You won’t take no to your exploration You won’t take no, you won’t take no You won’t take no
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The Sea 04:32
We were walking Down by the ocean I was running The stones across my fingers I was thinking About navigation We were a stone's throw from the land This pebble's speckled with the light of the day The salt is drying up but won't go away I was thinking about my collection and I was thinking about all the things that stay I want to throw it back because the shine will never last It's just one dull moment leading into the next This destitution was not cut out for me My best friend is all I really need The sea, the sea, the sea is receding from me The sea, the sea, the sea there's something chasing after me I want to throw it back because the shine will never last It's just one dull moment leading into the next First it crumbles then it breaks then all the rest fades away
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Heyooooo Let's go! Heyooooo We're pioneers! We're moving faster, so the satellites won’t follow And you're dizzy mapping, what you know isn't there All the holes in your charts leave a hum ringing in your ears that won't let go You know I did I did I told - you so - I know - I know I did I told - you so - you so - I told you so Well I can hear it burn I can hear it burn I can hear it burn I can feel the heat on my face and with it the Slow recessions Lost dimensions I'll admit that all along we're wrong They’re all wrong Melt away, mountains melt away Melt away, melt away Melt away, mountains melt away We'll chase the ghost
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Backswing 02:34
It starts with a backswing Now it’s flying over the fence You’re calm and collected A man awake in a trance You go your own way No use in sticking around A sphere goes up But it’ll come back down With a little luck It hits the ground It starts with a backswing Now you’re flying over the fence If you’ve come to collect me I’ll be curled up inside of the tent on a moon landing take the samples when darkness descends you once said demanding the dust inside of my head You go your own way Flight of the silver ball While it’s going up We get pulled back down And the radio pulse can be felt all around While it’s going up We get pulled back down When the news erupts You’re nowhere to be found Laika went up So could anyone They shot them up So would anyone You brought it up So would anyone, anyone, anyone would
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I can hear your voice But I don't know where you are Following the noise That I captured in a jar The signal's very strong But the message is bizarre The codex has been lost So I won't get very far The moon, has turned black and metallic Settling for bruises, burned into its ground Get out, of a gravity that foils you With a broken telescope, you can follow in the cracks to the next star Tiny black holes in your fancy theories I'm jumping through and disappearing Tiny black holes in your bathroom mirror Taking up space but you never see 'em Tiny black holes in electric city Hit the last switch but nothing happens Tiny black holes in the dusty island Universe shrinks and but still we're leaving Goodbye black holes goodbye flat earth goodbye dark sea goodbye my good man Buy black holes buy more flat earth buy more dark sea and save the moon men Good-bye

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released June 23, 2020

Paved Mountain was recorded by Sean Greenhalgh, Phil Palazzolo, Julian Fader, Carlos Hernandez, and Radical Dads in New York, New Jersey, and California. Mixed by Julian, Carlos, Phil and Radical Dads. Mastered by Amar Lal. Art by Anna Haifisch. Design by Robbie Guertin.

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