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Syntherference

by Rod West

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1.
Wake Up Song 03:14
it's the early hours of dawn i don't know what's goin' on i just wanna go back to sleep i long to count the frizzy sheep i don't wanna go to school it's just totally uncool i ain't doin' any work my english teacher is a jerk i'll just fall asleep in class they're so easy i know i'll pass i could sit and watch tv eat donuts and drink iced tea better than school's greasy lunch open cookies start to munch i ain't doin' any work i'll just stay at home and lurk wake up now you're feelin' stronger wake up now the days get longer ooo i look in my closet i got nuthin to wear aah i look in my dresser i'll go to school bare what's that stickin up in the mirror it's ghastly, it's my hair
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I'm So Crazy 02:49
so many times i try to tell you see it in my eyes in my dreams it might compel you then you'll realize i'm so crazy i'm so crazy for you all the while my inspiration can't be kept inside you wake my heart to a million phases where i cannot hide i'm so crazy i'm so crazy for you every time i think about you memories distill my soul trepidation can't dispel me i can't fight the urge to rock 'n' roll so many times i try to tell you...
3.
tryna channel jerrah and i'm runnin outta time keep the drinks a comin cuz i'm gonna lose my mind shoulda had a beer or two but now i'm drinkin wine trippin over microphones and breaking all the lines rockin bass and drums with rowdy roddy on the keys gotta turn the heater on so i don't effin freeze try to tell a story that she wouldn't understand talk to the hand the heather hustle
4.
here we are again laughing and smiling into the madness around us not knowing what to say without dumb cliches here we are again can't figure out a way around the sadness don't know what to say without dumb cliches why don't we hold hands and jump tho we don't know where we'll land? there’s a hashtag girl who always sided with the winner if you gave her half a chance she mighta blocked your fuckin twitter the lines are drawn distinctly on the memes she been reposting and she gathers up a following with group chats she’s been hosting now there’s people who been sniffin at the money she been makin and she unapologetic that she bringin home the bacon but the likes and the reposting gotta grip on her emotions and it’s gonna take a lifetime just to spelunk in that ocean
5.
turns out you got a lot to say about a lot of stuff you don't know several times a day in your outrage please take your mask off puking ideas in the charlatan void simulation spurious maven turns out you gotta bone to pick your profile feels so virtuous but inside you're so sick with your outrage please take your mask off puking ideas in the charlatan void simulation spurious maven the boy who cried wolf is crying wolf again the dish has overpowered the spoon the emperor just stole ur clothes forgotten rabbit in the moon they sell the lie they buy the lie it’s the in-fashion passion
6.
You gotta little bit o sunshine I gotta light I'm gonna shine on you it's gonna shimmer for a lifetime i’m gonna tell it cuz it is the truth learn how to learn learn how to learn learn how to learn learn how to learn a long time ago we had a thought to make our thoughts known into the future go writing on the wall was anything but primitive in 1622 we had a thought to make our thoughts seem right beware the acolytes prophecy synthesized as we live learn how to learn learn how to learn You gotta little bit o sunshine I gotta light I'm gonna shine on you it's gonna shimmer for a lifetime i’m gonna tell it cuz it is the truth
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Robots 03:56
robots can’t eat spinach robots don’t breathe air robots can’t go potty cuz they got no holes down there give me something real to love or i will go astray robots can’t eat apples robots can’t tell time robots cannot go to sleep and robots don’t do crime but give us something real to love or we will go astray love is such an easy word to say give me something real to touch and never will i stray love is such an easy game to play robots can go anywhere and still be satisfied robots can say anything they’re programmed to survive but give us something real to love or we will go astray love is such an easy word to say give me something real to touch and never will i stray love is such an easy game to play uncanny valley style body perfect in most every way if programmed right i won't be late not wishing imperfections but elements of surprise away uncanny valley i'm enslaved
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I reached all the back to the first song I ever wrote, back in the mid 80s, to cobble this synth-laden collection of original tunes. Total drum machine and synth domination, with some pop and rock sensibility.

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released December 18, 2018

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