Finals

by Matt Lebofsky

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The Gardener 02:56
I'm not using seeds I'm not expecting anything to spring out of these holes Except maybe passing souls I won't need to water I won't even check to see if they bear any fruit Except I could dig up bones And put them all together with some glue and some wire Dress them in fake fur - that's what I'll do - I'm inspired And pose their skeletons out in the yard or on my car Just like the old days Press their tiny skulls into my face while I'm asleep Just like the old days Stand them in the window looking out into the world Just like the old days I'm so alone...
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Out in the field there's an unending yield When their speech is refined and spines aligned You're just a corpse that wrinkles and warps Soaking up all the sun once death begun Where are they now? Under the plough? Or on the factory floor? Behind that old painted shut door? In the jar full of bleach? Overhead where no one can reach? Up in the air you can sense lack of care As the risk ain't so bad with that landing pad You're on the ground where lots of insects surround As they drool at the beast awaiting their feast Where can they be? Outside of me? Or on the factory floor? Behind that old painted shut door? In the jar full of bleach? Overhead where no one can reach? Long way down - neverending fall One wrong word - there's no answer Long way down - neverending fall One wrong word - there's no answer Long way down - neverending fall One wrong word - there's no answer
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I don't belong anymore Yet I'm still around Life closing up another door Yet there I'm found Happily reading your letters And inspired to still speak the truth Such precious gifts are wasted on youth I don't remember your face Yet I shake hands Life puts me back in this place Where forests stand Happily basking in sunlight And inspired to sway in the breeze Such precious gifts I still receive
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When I wake my dreams all break and quickly melt away Morning java in my vena helps me get on with my day And I see that face behind the reg - I fall over the edge Ring me up and I fall down Bake me till I'm golden brown So I stay - fill up a tray - too shy to say hello Sit alone with my fruit scone And watch her knead the dough She sculpts the rounds so perfectly I wish that dough were me Ring me up and I fall down Bake me till I'm golden brown
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LIfe Defying 02:22
You're just treading water - you got no real cause What are you afraid of? What gives you such pause? Find it in a bottle - look it up online There are many answers but you're out of time! Don't be such a downer - there's too much to do Wind can lift you higher - suns are feeding you Yeah you're old and tired - hard to stay afloat Don't be self-destructive - it insults us both!
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In your house I feel home Let me stay for one more moment in your house On your lap I'll sit down Let me dream about the future on your lap In your life I begin For the first time I remember in your life Let me make the world I wanted in your house
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I'm a smooth ass singer when I never make a sound I am real good lookin' if there's no one else around I can talk forever without saying any words I can find you in a crowd Even though my vision's blurred I have tons of money but can never hold a job I've a neat apartment but the rumor's I'm a slob I'm a top notch lawyer in a world without a crime I'm a patient lover without wasting any time I'm a white house intern and I won't drop to my knees I'm a forest ranger - get the hell out of my trees! I'm an angry old man but I'm feeling ten years old I'm a swimsuit model standing outside in the cold I'm an avid reader but all books put me to sleep I'm a scuba teacher but I'm afraid of the deep I'm a race car driver but my car ain't all that fast I'm a world class sprinter but my leg is in a cast I'm a top notch lawyer in a world without a crime I'm a patient lover without wasting any time I'm a white house intern and I won't drop to my knees I'm a forest ranger - get the hell out of my trees!!
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I begrudge you nothing But you got everything you want And you get everything you want I am not as pretty So you got everything you want And you get everything you want You have suffered far less Yet you got everything you want And you get everything you want I'm the cautionary tale!
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Life's decision: creepy vision Godly mission: composition Your position: brain incision!
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I live in a lonely town There's smoke and litter all around But I've got no plans to move on I work in a boring place People who never have a smile on their face But I've got no urge to retire I'm keeping it real I focus on all the tiny things I feel And think about bigger things And the hope that these ideas may bring But I don't know who deserves them...
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Passerine 03:25
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Drunk Uncle 02:20
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There is hope for a future but today don't feel so blessed As I stare at the papers and the mess Still I cling to a promise that somehow I'll get some rest There is help if you need it - when the random pushes back And you're faced without warrant an attack There is always tomorrow when the world will cut you some slack Don't be sorry - don't be sorry - don't be sorry Don't be sorry - don't be sorry Don't be sorry - don't be sorry - don't be sorry Don't be sorry - don't be sorry...

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released July 5, 2009

All songs/words written, performed, engineered, and mixed by Matt Lebofsky

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I am/was in many bands. Bodies Floating Ashore, Monstrika, Secret Chiefs 3, miRthkon, MoeTar, 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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