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by The Founders

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Recorded December 11, 2012 by Adam Riviere (of Playground Productions, LLC, of course!) in the Founders House, somewhere in the suburbs.

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released December 29, 2012

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Albert the Owlbear
2007-2012

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Track Name: These Buildings are Made of Rooms
In the back, on a shelf
Is a key that you'd better not lose
Down the stairs, ticking walk
Tip and lock in the back of your shoes
In the front, in the tree,
Digging roots, is some tired refuse

But there's no hope it'll ever make it out on this side
Nope, it's a goner, what a fallacy, right?
Look out, something inside is alive!
Look out, something inside is alive!

On the street, on the side
Is a door, is a front behind
In your head, in your ear,
Is a voice, is a question declined
On the street, right beside
Is a choice: never seek, never find

But there's no hope it'll ever make it out on this side
Nope, it's a goner, what a fallacy, right?
Look out, something inside is alive!
Look out, something inside is alive!
Track Name: Tonight at 6
'Til tonight at 6, we'll wait to watch
To see what they will say to me
Kaleidoscopes inside a box
Give cracker-jack soliloquy

Maybe tonight at 6, they'll tell the part
About the girl who learned to be
An alias without a spark
In cracker-jack soliloquy?

Yeah, tonight at 6, they might reveal
The name of who is said to be
The activist who won't conceal
The source of their soliloquy

Will tonight at 6, I recognize
The face they put upon the screen?
He'll share my hair, my ears, my eyes
Might even have my history
He might be scared, he might be wise
He might be what they want to see
He might prepare my alibi
In cracker-jack soliloquy
Track Name: King of This Castle
Oh, you mad machines of the future!
Taking my days for all to look upon!
Pretending that I might have days to come!
And keeping eyes affixed upon a fixture!

From somewhere far beyond the clouds of nylon,
Purple planes ensconce the skyline for the nighttime
With their happy bombs
But as the king of this castle,
All that I can say is, "I'm not gone."

Oh, my steed, his stead he tread in silence!
I kept my bit in hand and drifted left
Prevailing winds all pushed and pulled my heft
But oh, I need to break the speed and violence!

But don't, don't drop me off!

From somewhere far beyond the clouds of nylon,
Purple planes ensconce the skyline for the nighttime
With their happy bombs
But as the king of this castle,
All that I can say is, "I'm not gone."
Track Name: Get Out While You Can!
All bets are off!
We took turns guessing how the tabs would drop
Our one mistake was thinking something might stay aloft
But now we know better
We took to the roads
The highest ones, that all the saints foretold
But now we see that "ancient" gets too old
Yeah, now we know better

Because it's not enough just to say "Hey, I can be tough"
When fighting's half the battle, it's a gamble just to see who stands
So I say, get out while you can!

Well, I've been caught
Where you could save or lose what all you've got
The space between getting saved and getting shot
But now I know better
Than to tempt fate
My hesitation's taught me not to wait
So when you're positive that it's too late
Yeah, then you'll know better

Because it's not enough just to say "Hey, I can be tough"
When fighting's half the battle, it's a gamble just to see who stands
So I say, get out while you can!

As far as futures go, you're in the air, trying not to look below
But don't trust gravity to break its laws and let you down slow
Still, then you'll know

Better watch your head!
Your ears don't seem to hear a word you've said
Your eyes don't see the blood you've bled
Your brain don't know better
Better, better run!
There'll come a day when you will see the sun
When you forsake everything you've done
Yeah, then you'll know better

Because it's not enough just to say "Hey, I can be tough"
When fighting's half the battle, it's a gamble just to see who stands
When you're stuck in the middle, you can twiddle your thumbs and watch
While the real people sacrifice you pawns for their master plans
So I say, get out while you can!
Track Name: Aliens
I bet you can't connect
I bet you can't connect
I bet it doesn't make sense
I bet you can't believe
I bet you can't believe
You probably don't exist
I think you'd rather die
I think you'd rather die
I think you're full of doubt
I think you're stuck inside
I think you're stuck inside
I bet you can't get out

I bet you can't breathe in this atmosphere
I bet you'd give anything to make it crystal clear
You can't comprehend how it all turns pale again
You don't understand, you're aliens

I bet you saw the hunt
I bet you saw the hunt
I bet you saw it online
I bet you never fought
I bet you dodged the shots
I bet you fled the front lines
I think you're hardly tough
I think you're smart enough
To know who's on your side
I think you'd be just fine
I think you'd be just fine
I think you like to hide

I bet you can't breathe in this atmosphere
I bet you'd give anything to make it crystal clear
You can't comprehend how it all turns pale again
You don't understand, you're aliens