monophobia

by big goose

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about

recorded over the space of a couple months between February - May of 2016

wanted to do something simple

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released June 22, 2016

album art by Leta Lalonde (letalalonde.blogspot.ca)

guitar(s), piano, vox - Angus Watt
all songs - Angus Watt

Mixed and Mastered by Glen Hollingshead

Production - Angus Watt, Glen Hollingshead, Oliver Hollingshead

All tracks recorded at Hi Lo-Fi Studios except for Empty Frame (recorded at Angus' home studio)

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Track Name: frost
circling around the apartment block
with the intent of a letter gone postal

drank my coffee in the shower to pass the hour
while the frost crept up the wall

piloting the drone
that buzzes
long and slow

you watch yourself
curl up
into another set of bones
and feel at home

piloting the drone
that buzzes
long and slow
Track Name: windowpane
seven years of my life
spent hung up on magazine racks
in shopping malls on the edge of town
discarding headlines as if they were facts

each time
it's the same
pressed up
to windowpane

seven months by flickering light
flipping through cheap paperbacks
smoking out the window at night
ash piled up in neat little stacks

each time
it's the same
pressed up
to windowpane

seven hours go by as twelve
scouring this room for signs of life
they get swept 'neath the carpet
each time i lock the door and turn out the light

each time
it's the same
pressed up
to windowpane
Track Name: knots
spent all last spring
pumping on your chest
to make you spit
out solar wind

cracked your ribs
and helped you tie
your world to a string

and nothing could compare
to these knots
in your hair

i choked on words
and was not heard
on second thought
i tied a knot

what was the first sign
was it made clear
i tried to read your mind
tried to swallow your fears

pulled at your loops
but only by yourself
could you have stepped
out of your noose

and nothing could compare
to these knots
in your hair

i choked on words
and was not heard
on second thought
i tied a knot
Track Name: halves
i awoke
with an anchor on my chest
and all i could think of
was how you'd be impressed

did i go too far this time
did it seem as if i'd lost my mind

you left
in the middle of the night
and on your way out
you even turned off all the lights

did i go too far this time
did it seem as if i'd lost my mind

together we'd fight
all the time
i hate all your friends
and you don't think i've been trying

did i go too far this time
did it seem as if i'd lost my mind

when we met
you were full of light
we'd talk and dance
and laugh through the night

did i go too far this time
did it seem as if i'd lost my mind
Track Name: sleep debt
i'm paying sleep debt
with a blank cheque
and this months statement
a sad state of affairs

i'm paying sleep debt
with the last of my cents
it's like building a wall
to keep things

in
to keep things out
to give some shape
to this doubt

to keep things in

got a mouth like a picture
head like a frame
eyes are the curtains
keep drawn across my face

i slept while my brother
lost what's left of his mind
and i am certain
that for me there is

time
to kill
time to lose
there is no time at all

there is time
Track Name: china doll
he held her in his grasp
like a windup toy
she undid a clasp
out poured all her joy

she began to crack
just like
a china doll

only to be glued back
apart
as a whole

he chased her while she slept
each time she awoke
his fingers round her neck
turned into smoke

she began to crack
just like
a china doll

only to be glued back
apart
as a whole
Track Name: empty frame
saw you the other night
at the market
with the leaking neon sign

solemn and weird
i waved
from across the aisle
then walked home in the rain

spend your days
circling the drain
bleached your hair
and changed your name

do you still fold
the pages of books you'll never read

and are you still
lining the walls
of your house
with empty picture frames

spend your days
circling the drain
bleached your hair
and changed your name