Artbreak

by Konrad

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1.
Are you really there? Or are you just a product of my imagination? A little dream I had one long and drowsy day. Are you really there? Or are you just a product of my fantasies? A simple shadow of a dream within a dream within a dream. Are you really here? Two feet upon the ground your head up in the sky. Horizon acting as a diamond in your eye. Are you really here? Or are you just a product of my imagination?
2.
Up and Up 04:32
Sour patch kid got me flippin' my lid, can't find her location cause shes off the grid. Seems like I'm living in the land of the dead. On the up and up. On the up and down. On the down and down got me feeling so low, they don't make medication for this situation. On the up and up like a positive thought, till I hit the ceiling fan and my head gets caught. Then I say ouch cause you know that it hurts! On the up and up. On the up and down. On the down and down like an opium den, and I cant feel my body when your in my skin. Then you pump helium into my head. On the up and up. On the up and down. On the up and down like a teeter totter, high up in the sky and then deep in the water. No middle ground just a polar yo-yo on the up and up. Everybody knows that the world ain't right, but you don't gotta bitch and moan about it all night. On the up and up. On the up and down. On the up and up but I'm scared on heights, so you can't cut me loose like a runaway kite. Turn on the lights in the middle of the night. cause you're up and up. Cause you're up and down. Going down so low I think I'm going to hell, at least I wont be cold and my friends are there. Then you show up and start giving me hell. On the up and up. On the up and down. Everybody knows that there's thought control, but you don't gotta think about it all the time. On the up and up. On the up and down. Everybody knows (you can ring my bell).
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Oh Forever 03:03
Oh forever what's forever when tomorrows only on your mind? Moments...slipping away time and time again. Oh forever what's forever when tomorrow's only yesterday? Moments...slipping away gone again. Cigarette butts and I don't care. Move your name right over here. Cigarette butts and I don't care. Don't care 'bout the weather. Oh forever what's forever when your gone beyond zero return. Carried...forth in translucent displays of light. Oh forever what's forever when your gone beyond the here and now. Carried...forward into grades of light. Cigarette butts and all is fine. Upward bound and out of mind. Cigarette butts and all is fine. We can storm the weather. Cigarette butts and I won't budge. Move no more it's understood. Cigarette butts and I won't budge. By your side forever. All the smiles out about. Can't replace your devlish grin. And I have to thank you. All the silver in the bank. Can't repay what you gave. And I have to thank you.
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Statues 02:03
I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for being somebody I'm not. It's not that complicated...no kitchen sink. Everywhere I walk there's a crooked sidewalk, everywhere I look there's a broken mirror. It's times like these that I feel so isolated. I've been standing in place for you like a statue. I've been dreaming of you again I need to wake up. I've been standing in place for you like a statue. I've been dreaming of you again I need to wake up. I'd rather be jaded with modern times than be some kind of wind-up pantomime. I'll meet you all again on the long hard road to the middle. Everywhere I turn there's a pitfall waiting. Everywhere I go there's a trap door floor. It's times like these that I feel so blank and faded. I've been standing in place for you like a statue. I've been dreaming of you again I need to wake up.
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Circles 02:54
A crippled friend to find on lovers lane. Crack your back on Sunday night. Who can be the one? Into town. Singing "I've been searching for disaster faster than the common cold". No boundaries or lost love today oh-oh. I've waited for you, running in circles. Dead ends and heartache are all I can find. A plastic star outside of silly space. Gravity and wasted days. Who could count the cards but me and you? Singing "I've been flirtin' with disaster faster than the common cold". No boundaries or lost love today oh-oh. I circled the globe four times (it sucked). I went to space got bored (came back). I went to hell been there before (looking for you). I circled the globe four times (it sucked). I went to space got bored (came back). I went to hell been there before (looking for you). I've waited for you, running in circles. Dead ends and heartache are all I can find. A marathon to run on broken dreams. Patch em' up and hit the street. Who could be the one, into town. Singing "I've been earning my disaster faster than the common cold". No boundaries or lost love today oh-oh.
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Woke up feeling strong today. Dreams washed the grime away. Like gutters cleansed with overdue rain. Debris floats to the drain. Separating into fragments. Another day pounding the pavement. Wishing I was back home. Vast asleep. Counting android sheep. Woke up feeling soft and shaky. Just another day in the Navy. Not the thoughts I thought I had. Dreams of my lovely dead dad. Dissipating inspiration. CPR motivation. Wishing I was still a kid. Either that or old and dead. What comes around goes around. We're on top of a merry go round. What comes around goes around. were on top of a spinning rock. What comes around goes around. And around. Ah. Somewhere in the circulatory system blood flows righteously I think I read about it once or twice in a poem. Somewhere what comes around doesn't go around, Just stays in place so stagnant. Looking for a plot to shake it up.
7.
Are you see through? Invisibility. All I can feel is your energy. Are you see through? Invisibility. All I can feel is your energy. Are you the great compromiser? I am not. I surf the waves for you the tide won't bring me back. I connect the dots for you the lines don't illustrate. Are you see through? Casper in your day glow. Vapors in your state. Calling inner you. Are you see through? Casper in your day glow. Vapors in your state calling inner you. Are you the great compromiser? Hope your not. I'm breaking bread for dead the pacifism path. Switch blade reactionary situations won't hold us back. Outsourcing somewhere. Nowhere is feeling at all. In-sourcing out there. Nonsense is leading us all.
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Campfire embers warm the night. Peak into the fortunes eye. Holy Casper out of sight. Fall into the starry night. Bridges going out to nowhere. Conversations seek and hide. Broken circles crooked lines. Open season you decide. Campfire embers warm the night. Peak into the fortunes eye. Holy Casper out of sight. Fall into the starry bright. Bridges going out to nowhere. Conversations seek and hide. Broken circles crooked lines. Open season you decide. Out of nowhere.
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Nah 03:20
I thought I might begin by fillin' you in, in case you didn't already know. I'll never forget how you got up and left, in fact it was downright pretty low. There ain't no way I wanna, you know I ain't gonna take you back, so don't even try. You can beg, you can plead, you can sweat, you can bleed. Too bad I could care if you cry. That's it! (That's all!) Had fun! (Had a ball!) Good while it lasted, now I'm past it. Sure it was sweet, You swept me off my feet. I miss you now and then but would I do it all again? Nah. You won't find me naked and cold, sittin' on the doctor's table Waitin' to be told, why I'm no longer able feel my heart beatin', give me a good reason why? Kinda went numb just around about the time you told me You were movin' on, said that you were gonna phone me. It's been so long, there ain't nothin' wrong with the line. It's too late to regret it, but you're the one who said it. We're better off being apart. I hate to be a downer, but don't bother comin' 'round here 'Cause I won't have a change of heart. That's it! (That's all!) Had fun! (Had a ball!) Good while it lasted, now I'm past it. Sure it was sweet, You swept me off my feet. I miss you now and then but would I do it all again? Nah. You won't find me naked and cold, sittin' on the doctor's table Waitin' to be told, why I'm no longer able feel my heart beatin', give me a good reason why? Kinda went numb just around about the time you told me You were movin' on, said that you were gonna phone me. It's been so long, there ain't nothin' wrong with the line. Well I hope you learned a lesson, 'cause you'll never be messin' with my head again the way that you did. It was never gonna work; you were too much of a jerk. I'm finally fed up with it. That's it! (That's all!) Had fun! (Had a ball!) Good while it lasted, now I'm past it. Sure it was sweet, You swept me off my feet. I miss you now and then but would I do it all again? Nah. You won't find me naked and cold, sittin' on the doctor's table Waitin' to be told, why I'm no longer able feel my heart beatin', give me a good reason why? Kinda went numb just around about the time you told me You were movin' on, said that you were gonna phone me. It's been so long, there ain't nothin' wrong with the line. Nah...
10.
Softly twisting open cruel. Do you believe in the golden rule? Maybe mischief open duel. Do you deceive now is that your school? Sometimes I'm stuck in the same old rut. Help! I've fallen and I can't get up. Sometimes I'm glued to the middle of the floor, trying to get back to your heart. Beacon blinkin' distant view. Anybody else confused? Sober makeup perfume blues. You believe in the golden rule? Sometimes I'm stuck indecision of a sort. Train is rollin' and I can't get on. Sometimes I'm glued to the middle of the floor, trying to get back to your heart. Tearing fortresses down. Shrinking town. Metaphorical sounds. Drifting days.
11.
Don't stay just go, your words are a hex. I thought that you were psychic you just spied on my text. Don't go please stay, I'll try to get rich. Run to Circle K and buy some quick picks. Just split there's the door you mean nothing to me. so get yourself a moving truck and pack up your selfies. Sorry I'm a mess, my mind is distressed. These words are out of character my heart has collapsed. I'm not sorry but these words are uncool. Everywhere I look I see a mirror and a fool. You need a vacation. Let's fuck all your stress, my place is a mess. The Captain Crunch encoder got confused by your myth. Once again I'm sorry, these words are annoying. I'll just take a xanax and pass out to George Noory. Wake again, face the day, The news is a drag. Sorry I was loaded when I called you the plague. Here's the fix lets be serious I'm shootin' you straight. I'd likely get delirious drunk dial you late. I'm not sorry but these words are uncool. Everywhere I look I see a mirror and a fool.
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Statik 03:40
Past the point of looking back. Forward bound. left right no middle ground. Dead center. Phazes come and go. Woa. Living past the point of livid. Letting go. No easy stitch to sow. Together. Me to get to know you. If you didn't see the path through the timber beaten down complete. Meander. Wander to and fro. Woa. Statik on the rusty radio dial the moments out of time. Falling out of touch like a fading sound echos away. Tearing all apart the illusions that hold us back. Replenishing our dehydrated hearts. Past the point of giving up. Tore it down no easy skit to sound. Your it. Phases come to find you. If you didn't see the point. Soldier on despite your last refuge. Get with it. Days will pile up on you. Statik on the rusty radio dial the moments out of time. Falling out of touch like a fading sound echos away. Statik on the rusty radio dial the moments out of time. Falling out of touch like a fading sound echos away. Past the point of taking back palettes full of previous to give to you. Pulses long to find us how. If you didn't see the path through the forest trumpin' hot pursuit. Surrender. Phazes never mind you. Uh oh. It's a long road. Join together and we make it so bold.

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released August 11, 2017

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Konrad's music puzzles together a unique brand of vocal poetics with a sorted sonic DNA that exhibits strains of indie, folk and electronic.

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