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The Distance Is So Big

by Lemuria

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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
Clay Baby 02:25
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.
Scienceless 02:54
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.
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
Dream Eater 02:49
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
Oahu, Hawaii 04:40
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
Chihuly 03:01
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
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
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
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
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
Ruby 02:20
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


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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.


released June 18, 2013


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