A Great Menace Weighs Over the City

by The Obsessives

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My City 03:05
you better go and hide. cus it’ll be a lot of time. the power’s on all night. the cost will be so high. i think that’s alright. with this menace over my city i know i must release me. my fear is that i’ll find changes happen all the time. with some noise i’d creep in hoping to wake you up. i’d expect your arms outstretched and two eyes full of love.
Military Man 02:46
my uncle by the sea, he never knew me. but he brought coca-cola to my ancestors. the labrador retrieved a smile from the queen then peed on my shoes in front of the queen. giggling queen stop laughing at me. i’m humiliated. i’m a funny story. military man from the eastern bloc can you be sensitive to make it good for both of us? i am american. just follow my voice. there’s a better land there’s reason to rejoice. your eye’s aren’t tracking me and there’s no love in your voice. giggling queen military man wronged me. humiliate him.
i feel my hand tighten up so i let one go but i miss my mark and end up in the snow. the other boys laugh but they don’t know. i can see you in the kitchen singing to the kids. they seem to know this song they seem to really love it. in this dream i’m a parent. what’s the trick don’t wanna think about this. i can see you in the forest, translucent. i throw myself at you right then the scene changes. god why can’t i just have this. be my big hand. be my right hand man. cus i got no plan.
Drug User 02:39
the drug dealer whose number i acquired looked more like a drug user. that made me feel way worse :( nothing against drug users. my girl alicia i try to love you like a movie <3 every night over the telephone i say what i can to change the mood.
My Mood 02:30
what’s it like to be on the tail end of my mood? does it feel like i want it to? do you know I'm fooling you? do i know? is it true? i expect what you can give. i’m let down by the days and i am let down by the nights. just expecting new light.
teacher is mad. i am toast. “yes or no” but i want both. into two lines. you can decide, evil or nice. which is your line? i am in the garden of eden.
he’s agitated, inebriated, what can he get away with? if i took you to a private place and i requested we released what we collected i am sure it would be nice, but our friends might feel neglected... thank u for listening


jackson and i wrote and recorded this baby for straight kicks this august before leaving for college. hope u n-joy.

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released December 7, 2016

thanks to greg labold for the tape machine, evan bernard for the other tape machine, stevie and chris for helping us get this released, and to corrinne james and tim curley for helping with art and layout


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