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by Matt Lebofsky

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Long lost recordings on good ol' 4-track cassette done between 2001-2003. Just me and my Tascam and my instruments and a couple really crappy microphones. Lots of raw materials and raw performances. Glimpses at my naked brain back in those days. I recorded hundreds of songs during these years. These are some of the better ones that I'll probably never get around to redoing before I die, so have at them!

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released April 23, 2003

Written/performed/recorded/mixed by Matt Lebofsky
During 2001-2003

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Matt Lebofsky Oakland

I am/was in many bands. Bodies Floating Ashore, miRthkon, Secret Chiefs 3, MoeTar (courtesy of Magna Carta Records), Faun Fables, Research & Development, Fuxedos, Three Piece Combo, Fuzzy Cousins, Mumble & Peg. Herein you'll find my solo stuff and other oddities, pretty much entirely played/recorded by me unless noted otherwise. ... more

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Track Name: 7.5 Minute Map
I'm lost... I'm lost...
I'm lost!
I'M LOST!!!!!
Track Name: Think Again
Hair on my arm standing on end
I won't waste a second to fill out this stupid form
Sweat on my palms - frost in my shoes
I won't take your crap because I'm told I'm not the norm

In my shadow there's a penny
Indestructible and copper
A show stopper
Do I dare to pick it up? No!
It's not worth it
It's not worth it...
Track Name: But! But! But!
Noon - I made it to lunchtime - my screen is a blur
My eyes - they can't barely focus or make out the words
I have a dream I could fly away out of this pen
But till then it's but! But! But!

Three - the day's almost finished and soon I'll be home
Where I could watch TV and drink all alone
My heart - it's getting old
It don't pump as fast as it used to
Still I do this but! But! But!

Five - it's happy hour but I am too sad
I've wasted a lifetime and my health is bad
Damn all this equipment!
This cholesterol is like glue
Sticking to my butt! Butt! Butt!

I have I dream I could fly away - I could fly away...
I have I dream I could fly away - I could fly away...
I have I dream I could fly away - I could fly away...
I have I dream I could fly away - I could fly away...
Track Name: Studboy
You seem uptight - don't look alright
Dumb clothes - bad hair - go get some air
I've no conscience - I've no conscience..

You seem anxious - sweaty - nervous
Skin hurts - brain swell - can't dance so well
I've no conscience - I've no conscience..
Track Name: Influx Positron
Influx positron - influx positron
I must look out for the electron!
Influx positron - influx positron
If I meet the electron it means sure annihilation
Influx positron - influx positron
It's some kind of sick cosmic ping pong
Influx positron - in flux!

Influx positron - influx positron
Jesus Christ I hope there's no electron!
When he drew the atomic plans
I don't think god worked very long
Influx positron - influx positron
How can such tiny tiny things act very wrong?
Influx positron - in flux!

There's a word for the river
To describe its course of action
Not random - not planned
But still twisting unpredictably
Beneath the blue... open... sky.......
Track Name: So Damn Sure
Don't speak unless you explain
How you're playing this game
I am so confused
And don't ask unless it's your plan
To understand
And not just be amused
Now the dam breaks...

Oh - it's a giant riddle
With no answers ahead - or before
And I'm stuck in the middle
How can you be so damn sure?

Don't try to prove it again
I'll only get it when
Your logic makes sense
Because you don't follow reason
You don't follow truth
You think power of youth is experience
But you're wrong...

Oh - it's a giant riddle
And we'll argue till 3:00, maybe 4:00
But I'm still stuck in the middle
How can you be so damn sure?
Track Name: Watching the News
Oh! Sucker time is here
My most favorite time of year
Line right up and face your punishment
Oh! There is no excuse
Not to take abuse

I will rip your earlobes off
And gouge your eyes out with a spoon
And wedge inside your rectum a bassoon
I will make you listen to a
Kenny G or Yanni tune
And maybe you'll be happy

Oh! Sucker time is now
And all torture is allowed
Let me calibrate my instruments
Which make you less than whole
Dig into your soul

I will make you eat twelve hot dogs
Then run ten miles around this track
I will pull your heart out through your back
Then I'll whisper "all is well"
As everything around turns black
And maybe you'll be happy
Track Name: Herrkartoffelkopf
Ich liebe dich Herrkartoffelkopf
Ich liebe dich Herrkartoffelkopf
Ich liebe dich Herrkartoffelkopf
Wo ist diene Nase? Wo ist diene Nase?

Ich liebe dich Herrkartoffelkopf
Ich liebe dich Herrkartoffelkopf
Ich liebe dich Herrkartoffelkopf
Wo ist diene Nase?
Ich habe diene Nase gegessen!!!
Track Name: I am on Acid
It's a beautiful day - people go to the park
But I'm in my room enjoying the dark
The sun is all bright - not a cloud in the sky
But I'm staying in and I'll tell you why
It's 'cuz...
I am on acid! I am on acid! I am on acid! I am on acid!!

Beautiful day but I'll stay inside
because my pupils are way open wide
I guess I could wear some sunglasses
But don't you think then it would be obvious that...
I am on acid! I am on acid! I am on acid! I am on acid!!

It's a beautiful day then I hear the phone ring
After hours of silence that sound's a terrible thing
I daren't pick it up - what if it's my folks?
If I talk to them now they'd probably both have strokes
'Cuz...

I am on acid! I am on acid! I am on acid! I am on acid!!
Track Name: Banana for Breakfast
Banana for breakfast - banana for breakfast
Banana for breakfast - banana for breakfast
Banana for breakfast - banana for breakfast

Banana for breakfast - banana for breakfast
Banana for breakfast - banana for breakfast
Banana for breakfast - banana for breakfast

I don't have any time to eat anything else
I don't have any time to eat anything else
I don't have any time to eat anything else
I'm in a fucking rush - fuck off.
Track Name: Take me Home
Take me home
Where the skies are blue
The fields are gold
The beer is warm
The guns are loaded
And your shed's dilapidated
Track Name: Sticky Crotch
Going to lunch with Jenya and Steve Lew
Went to Bongo Burger
Bongo Burger
Bongo
Bongo Burger
Burger
Bongo Burger Burger
Where I spilled an entire Dr. Pepper (with ice)
On my crotch!!

And so I had to spend the rest of the work day
With a sticky crotch...