The Distance Is So Big

by Lemuria

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Lemuria might not sound like they are from Buffalo, NY, but the band was proudly birthed there, following the legacy of an oddly eclectic, if not eccentric, music scene. When you loosen your ears to the sugary indie-pop, you'll discover discordant notes, odd time signatures, and brutal riffs creating menacing yet catchy music.

Their most mature and best effort to date, 'The Distance Is So Big' was recorded at the Magpie Cage with J Robbins (Against Me!, Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring) earlier this year.

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released 18 June 2013

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Track Name: Brilliant Dancer
I found some brilliance
Inside the moat of the hopelessly masculine
Have you ever caught it rain on one side of the street?
I'm nobody because I'm everybody else
And I'm so clear that I'm not that guy
She continues to listen and recross her legs
This is the last place on earth
That I thought I would find her
Brilliant dancer
I stopped showing up to trials
Of the promises that I never made
Give or take three hours of her sight
I live in the dark void
Brilliant Dancer
Please recognize who I am
Or who I think I am
Track Name: Clay Baby
Clay baby, I don't mind
You deserve a marvelous life
But I don't want to come home to federal architecture
Clay baby, I realize
You deserve a convivial life
But I don't want to come home to grim arithmetic
Drunk on my destiny
Paramount love
She takes the air out of my world
I can't breath without her
Facing your back, I can always tell when you're crying
Your voice gets so positive, so compensating
You just want to feel the love
The same love that you give
Is it really that much to ask for? Yes it is.
Track Name: Scienceless
I won't see all of you with my bare eye
They make crooked glass to see the details that pass by
Straight in front of my scienceless eye
I need to be a jerk sometimes
You need to hear the loud engine roar
Without ever moving forward
We both want to be at the top to throw it off
And appear at the bottom to laugh as we watch it crash into the street.
Track Name: Paint the Youth
Fans of Shakespeare never clap for Spear Holder #2
Who stands behind the hero because nobody handed him the clue
That it is never too late to be what you might have been
Did the wide brush paint the youth?
Yes, I like to keep secrets
So I can occasionally surprise you
Did the wide brush paint the youth?
It's never too late to be what you might have been
Track Name: Dream Eater
I really want to be just like him
Can't even count all of his friends
Shaking hands, hugging, patting backs, "man, how ya been?"
I really want to be just like him
He's got to be a millionaire
I bet he also collects art
Does he see me sitting here like this?
Does he think about my life like I do his?
If I was grown up, would he like me?
Does he think about my life like I do his?
If I'm going to be anybody
I better be someone who collects art
Open mouth carp expression on you
Probably true, what I heard about you
I lost focus of the globe I know
It stopped turning and now oscillates slow
I'm pretty sure it won't get better, but it's really pretty to think so
I wish I didn't know what I didn't used to know
Track Name: Oahu, Hawaii
You say that it's not your point
But I tell you that it is mine
Didn't that guy say stick to the path?
Pig with lipstick, medical mutiny
The act of father and son shaking hands
The distance is so big
I was too brave for failure
I got a little cavalier
Oahu, Hawaii
I'm sorry that there is something inside me
That causes this to happen
Quick to buy a round or throw a fist
Slow to open my heart
It looks better than it is
The painted desert is still dry
Oahu, Hawaii
There's a lot of islands in Hawaii
But only a few come to mind
Oahu, Hawaii
Track Name: Chihuly
Use your insecurity as a plea for innocence
You'll have to forgive me
Hypnotic bright shiny teller
I walked into the propeller
It's a loose foundation
Too loose to stand sane on
Shattering Chihuly around my feet
I am fleeing
Mortarboards floating under the butterscotch eye
My interior weather: Aurora Borealis
Shattering Chihuly around my feet
I am sweeping
Mortarboards floating under the butterscotch eye
Amateur Astronomer
Track Name: Bluffing Statistics
When you get everything that you want
You will miss wanting what you have
I will never, I could never be happy with you
If you could never be happy without me
You're bluffing statistics again
And for every second of your labor
You're parading it's evidence
I can't care about everything like a menu with too much pride
Sometimes when someone pushes you down
You don't think why, you just push back
I realize I'm not giving all of me
I am giving you more than I am
The one expression that will define me
Like a face on a coin
Track Name: Public Opinion Bath
One second you're stuck between two proud parents in a studio audience
The past widens, now you're memorizing dynasties of China
You clean out a folder of expired appliance warranties
You organize a yard sale to insult all of your belongings
Time to soak in a public opinion bath
You started making your own bed
Doctor said it will help you feel less like a shithead
The past widens and the future never lasts
Time to soak in a public opinion bath
Track Name: Congratulations Sex
No more congratulations sex
Any aging mascot would place that bet
Aged love sleeps heavily
I've grown unaware of your beauty
Though nothing about you has changed
It is me who is deranged
I hated not knowing what I knew
I'm not dead in the tomb, just lifeless enough to stay
Tired of tragedies being trumped
Tired of romance being sung
Tired of the past being hung like a cinder block around my neck
Covering my heart up
No more congratulations sex
I don't believe that you're reading Finnegan's Wake
Every apology that you make you expect me to reciprocate
Step into the sinking sandpit, start to feel the dull panic
They are patient sadistic onlookers
You are the crashing plane of figure skaters
Track Name: Survivors' Guilt
Participation unwitting
How I left, how you'er calling
Try to stay strong, remember
I am no longer the expeditor of your dream
Now that the mirror has told me what I need to hear
The gloom held me to you like the string that silences the drip
What we lost isn't found by lifting rocks
I am no longer the expeditor of your dream
Track Name: Ruby
Caught your erratic eye looking at a ruby twice my size
I was a corundum once
But now I'm mineral-less in your eyes
Or is it you that has lost your shimmer?
Caught your deviant heart bring in another heaven
I was just a clot
A thick syrup of evidence
I have no shimmer
Dull, mineral-less