No More Lonely Robots

by Heroic Spear Thrower

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1.
Stir 04:17
stir might be mine blue eats up the sky i send out a sigh when you say goodbye stir, nuns on the run stir, shouts like the sun mix up my thoughts faster loosen up my thoughts faster stir stir i try to find clouds on my lap lie your hand is too high your lips are too shy stir, nuns on the run stir, shouts like the sun mix up my thoughts faster loosen up my thoughts faster stir stir, nuns on the run stir, shouts like the sun mix up my thoughts faster loosen up my thoughts faster stir
2.
Faces 04:16
what happened i don't see your faces still scare me the night without warning it fades into morning you walk now with faces smiling freaks of nature naive words of passion crawl through me forgotten wanting never brings wishing never works breathing never lives dreaming never gives what happened i don't see your faces still see me i paint smiles on faces lacking social graces wanting never brings wishing never works breathing never lives dreaming never gives
3.
rose in my hand vampire thorns that seek my life colors stain the sand petals witnessing the murder strange silent slumber repose relief watch over me sweet strong belief thorns in my hand changeling rose that took my life sweet delicious red thirst no more and live again silent slumber repose relief watch over me sweet strong belief silent slumber repose relief watch over me sweet strong belief
4.
Flashback 03:18
5.
dear one that held the light reflections cast aside enmitys face you wear please dont stop and stare dear one i burned you bright but silence is all you sigh the hand accepts the nail at least that nail dont bite all i want is a secret symphony to hum along to all i want is to send unfriendly fate away with my fear all i want is a dying tear to say i'm glad you were here dear one of fame and fright i guess this pains alright substances take your place substance without a face dear one please take a bow a graceless curtsy now the light that fades away still shines on one more day all i want is a secret symphony to hum along to all i want is to send unfriendly fate away with my fear all i want is a dying tear to say i'm glad you were here sounds of babies breathing life at night swim in the heated rhythm light at night dance with the cherubs in her eyes at night
6.
Slackers 04:52
i paint and color skies junkies ask me why i say it is to die for i paint and color skies slack off and black out and i like to capture sighs they fit around my eyes they come in all shapes and sizes they can mean you're sad or high slack off and black out and lick the sky and wave goodbye out of world out of delight lick god and taste his eye out of time out of his sight i try to eat the light maybe then i'll shine real bright but tummy aches and brilliant innards are all i seem to keep inside slack off and black out and lick the sky and wave goodbye out of world out of delight lick god and taste his eye out of time out of his sight i paint and color skies i paint and color skies
7.
empty eyes empty sighs dreaming lies empty lives nothing sees me nothing feeds me again nothing wants me nothing needs me again empty love tastes like dust empty space stay in place nothing sees me nothing feeds me again nothing wants me nothing needs me again though the nothing hurts moonlight fades with a curse i repeat this verse nothing always comes first nothing sees me nothing feeds me again nothing wants me nothing needs me again nothing needs me again
8.
Shallow 05:46
braided waves dust the beach slated for erosion muttered thoughts spill the tide waiting for emotion shallow unfettered thoughts reminiscent shadow lost paper love that shines and smiles shallow shadow shines inside painted days touch the sky reaching for another baited rays fill the eye fading in-to eachother shallow unfettered thoughts reminiscent shadow lost paper love that shines and smiles shallow shadow shines inside play with the wicked wind forget feeling drop in and think my mind for me forget thinking funny way to feel the same forget healing see october in her eyes forget feeling shallow unfettered thoughts reminiscent shadow lost paper love that shines and smiles shallow shadow shines inside, me
9.
L.N.O. 03:05
sleep til your blind canes dragging pillows far behind sleep til your blind november's infant wrapped in spring's demise sleep til your dead sweet satin lies beneath your head sleep til your dead only one can fit into this bed sleep til your blind sleep til your blind
10.
Tumbleweed 05:35
so you left the big old west you rode back into town undressed said you'd find a way back home untie Trigger, let him roam so you found his shoe no luck only glue so you rode back home to me it's been years since you came back you just couldn't quite find the knack until you spilled it out on the floor laid right down and slept some more so i cleaned it up i used 7-Up you never came back round no more home, home where i roam home, home where i roam home, home where i roam

about

Old Songs, New Life.

My love for songs and the recording studio are what I hope to be the prominent features of this album. A foundation of rock instrumentation, contrasted with threads of electronic elements, manipulated by gadgets. But throughout it all, a love for lyric - painting with words, evoking images with sounds.

This has been a long time in the making. Many of these songs were written back when I was in the recording industry program in college in the 90’s. Most were written as part of the band I was in at the time – Build Happy Monsters. We recorded those songs on 4 track cassette, but never released them. A couple of them were created as part of recording projects by various fellow recording industry students. And one was never recorded at all before now.

Sometime after graduating college and building the beginnings of a modest home recording studio, instead of writing new songs (lazy!!), I started re-recording these songs – mainly just for fun – to see what I could do given I was not limited to 4 hour blocks of time in the studio anymore, nor had to compete with the band next door in between takes. Eventually they evolved and I realized the songs deserved the upgraded treatment they were getting. So I kept at it. And kept at it…

Hence we are here. In one sense, this album took way too long to finish and release. But I recorded and mixed albums for other bands during this time, and have learned much. This had a great influence on these tracks as they are here now. So, in another sense, if I had finished this project 5 years ago, it would not sound like it does today.

credits

released October 15, 2016

Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Rueger at Lovefish Productions.

Chris Rueger – vocals, guitars, bass, synths, drum programming, trumpet
Kim Rueger – bgv on Silent Duplicity, piano on Shallow
Andy Calmes – drums on Stir, Faces, Secret Symphony, Slackers, Shallow, Tumbleweed

All lyrics by Chris Rueger.
Music on 1, 8, 10 by Chris Rueger.
Music on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 by Chris Rueger and Todd Christopher.
Seagulls sound on Stir by juskiddink:
www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/100724/

Special thanks to Jason “Big J” Taylor for helping name the album.
Cell tower photography by Kim Rueger.

All songs ©2016 Chris Rueger and Todd Christopher, except 1, 8, 10 ©2016 Chris Rueger

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