Rapid Reality

by Radical Dads

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1.
Disintegration We’re going piece by piece This used to be a mountain town Now it’s just the sea We’ll travel by boat Get stuck out in the fog We don’t know where we’re going, nowhere It doesn’t matter at allDisintegration We’re going piece by piece This used to be a mountain town Now it’s just the sea It’s just a line of demarcation It’s just a matter of degrees We’ll change with the seasons And we will bend in the breeze We’ll change with the seasons And we will bend in the breeze You run aground and I’ll swim under Subduction zones where we will meet We heard a sound that’s just like thunder Shifting plates beneath our feet
2.
Pink Flag 02:08
Half undressed on the beach And we’ve got nowhere to be Pink Flag’s in my head and I’m floating into the sea Your eyes on the water but all you see is the deep I think I died a second before I fell asleep You take it all, and you take it all away. The summer sun is set in sky to blow away The water’s rough and filled with muck but you jump in The summer sun is set in sky Half undressed on the beach and we’ve got nowhere to be Pink Flag’s in the air and it’s floating into the sea Your eyes on the water but all you see is the deep I think I died a second before I fell asleep You take it all, and you take it all away. The summer sun is set in sky to blow away The water’s rough and filled with muck but you jump in The summer sun is set in sky to blow away and you take it all away and you take it all away
3.
We had moments We had minutes Conversations left to finish Second guesses Bad impressions Poorly-made public addresses Time flies in my direction You told the papers, when you were questions I just don’t get it you were confessing Why break the rules, when we just want to bend them Then it all comes back to me on the pages of Rapid Reality like a slow-moving storm across a screen Zooming headlights Crystal castles No other cars can get passed us I paid my dues and I paid my rent I joined the society of sediment Then it all comes back to me on the pages of Rapid Reality like a book we read in zero gravity Yeah it all comes back to me on the pages of Rapid Reality like a slow-moving storm across the screen
4.
Marine Layer 04:24
Winding the day away on the 5 You said you’ve never seen such a sight By the time we get there, it’s covered in fog and we’re stuck in a marine layer of our love Dolphins are causing a traffic jam swimming through a blue you can’t understand By the time we get there, it’s covered in fog and we’re stuck in a marine layer of our love You’ve taken by the palm trees, the rustling of the Santa Ana breeze Wildfires scorch the sea and burn free into oblivion You’ve been taken by the mountains, the dancing of the fountains, seeing stars in bathroom stalls at the outdoor mall We’re laying under mysterious skies I can hear an airplane flying by By the time we look up, it’s covered in fog and we’re stuck in a marine layer of our love You’ve been taken by ocean the Pacific in slow motion We’re in a state of geographic extremes You’ve been taken by the wide road, cloverleafing as the sun goes down, following paths past famous homes to the edge of town
5.
Hi Desert 03:41
Southern California I’ll see you in the morning, last night You knew where I wanted to be You knew it would turn out just right Boats by the side of the road They are homegrown You spend too much time on the telephone And those smothering lines, I’m doing just fine Just be grateful for what you own Low classic moon Hi desert night We laughed ourselves to bed until we just got it right Experimenter’s puzzle It was shaped like a funnel You were about to give up Until you realized it was just luck The din of the cellophane stops Unraveling plots I was sighted, but seeing dots And those smothering lines, I’m doing just fine Just be grateful for what you’ve got Low classic moon Hi desert night We laughed ourselves to bed until we just got it right Palm treetops On wavering stalks We couldn’t believe our eyes, so we called it outta sight Famous for his credits, we followed him around all through the night
6.
Dust USA 02:27
Unsuccessful attempts it depends where it ends Dotted lines dividing the year In the convex mirror the road disappears follow directions you whispered in my ear Stay close to the maps there’s no need to unpack Cause we’re not staying here In this doomed atmosphere Petroglyphs on worn down cliffs If we don’t stop we won’t know what we missed Southwest bliss on monoliths Service roads going off the grid Debate the finer lines in your head You can’t make sense of what you just said And it’ll all turn to dust It’s enough to bury both of us It’s enough to bury both of us It’s enough to bury both of us It’s enough to bury both of us It’s enough
7.
Shackleton 06:44
Stay silent as a filmstrip screened in outer space Watch out for the clip man the slow crush will keep us in place Stay steady as a flagpole planted on the moon No wind to interrupt us from our impending doom You sold your songs And now they’re featured in a biopic about Shackelton They were too long A stretched out throng Now they will begin the show A theme song to the ice floes The affairs were all muddled and the ventures didn’t take Heading south for comfort your last chance to vindicate Antarctic exploration misguided and misplaced The truest unbeliever told you it’s not a race You sold your songs And now they’re featured in a biopic about Shackelton The tundra’s drawn like shades at dawn He becomes a champion A name to build an age upon But it’s gone Yeah it’s gone You were looking for a secret handshake But all you got was a wave
8.
Stampede 03:27
There's a stampede coming, and it's headed right for you Stampede coming, it's going to turn you black and blue You think that you can take it head on, but you were wrong wrong wrong You think that you can take it head on, but you were wrong wrong wrong There's a stampede coming, you can see it in the dust It's bigger and faster and stronger than you, and that's some damage you can trust You tried to move on through You tried to shoot them too You tried and you tried but the stampede will conquer you Tying up the country With rail and metal tacks You can move the goods and services But you can't keep ‘em off tracks One mass and they'll all pass Even when your railroad days are through It's just the necessary friction, of the machine It's just the necessary friction, of the machine It's just the necessary friction, of the machine It's just the necessary friction, of the machine It's just the necessary friction, of the machine
9.
Go 45 05:08
Your winter boots carry more than just one life You’re kicking their design snorting cold air to get high Your American mind severed from this place and time It’s the finest we could find and they’ve given you the sign go on and try Why don’t you? Come on now, we’re gonna make it up somehow You missed the boat it was a beacon in the night this ship’s frozen on thin ice a parcel of your paradise new American minds behind Midwestern venetian blinds save a seat at the cineplex for me I can only go 45 on these streets go on and try Why don’t you? Come on now, we’re gonna make it up somehow couldn’t you see that? now didn’t you know?

credits

released May 21, 2013

All songs on Rapid Reality recorded, mixed, and mastered by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets, except for "Marine Layer," which was recorded by Sean Greenhalgh and mixed by Phil Palazzolo at Seaside Lounge. Art by Dana Schutz.

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