Naked and Afraid

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released February 10, 2017

Music and Lyrics: Zach Tipton
Additional Vocals: Fern

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Track Name: Twisted History (No Key)
i smell the stink of my dirty laundry
the scent permeates my lukewarm room
i inhale while i stare at the swinging blades
and i contemplate my fate
in this half-and-half life

my twisted history has taught me not to fight
the urge to fight the urge to exit
then why does total revolution seem right -
through the door?
i think i lost the key

i bank on foundation
i vote in security
i click refresh, but i don’t update
i fidget in a fortress where i fixate on a screen
hey, if i hit escape, could i face
a half-and-half life?

my twisted history has taught me not to fight
the urge to fight the urge to exit
then why does total revolution seem right -
through the door?
i think i lost the key

i peer through the glass
for minutes or hours
i watch a parade
of people and flowers
they say - it’s okay -
- rise, realize you’re in power -
but the rumor dissolves
when i start to revolve
so, i stay...

locked in and in charge - no wasted energy
i bite the nails in my floorboard hands
i count new cracks - will i split before my ceiling fails?
if i hesitate, could i fake it through
the half-and-half life?

my twisted history has taught me not to fight
the urge to fight the urge to exit
then why does total revolution seem right -
through the door?
i think i lost the key
Track Name: Wild and on the Run
wild and on the run

a spark
a seed
a need
to feed an instant

behave
be cool
the rules
produce resistance

wild and on the run

the shock
the touch
the rush
to trust a signal

my blood
my nerves
converge
and converse in symbols

wild and on the run

better than insane conditions
tethered to a dream
rather than maintain position
i give away my territory

an itch
a noise
a voice
rejoices and i

react
repent
but i don’t regret my choices and crimes

wild and on the run

better than insane conditions
tethered to a dream
rather than maintain position
i give away my territory

wild, wild, wild, wild
Track Name: Highways of Knowing
steady and still, ready to bounce
gps mapped to your doorstep
when i drive, i don’t mind
i follow signs like i’m falling

i knew sooner than i thought
i knew sooner or later i’d use the fuel

i don’t sleep or stop despite
stalled visions of a traffic jam
whether or not i change lanes
if i turn, the road remains

i knew sooner than i thought
i knew sooner or later i’d use the fuel
Track Name: Belly of a Romance
we're old enough to sow this land
and do our daily tasks
we grow and guide a perfect plan
and perform the noblest acts
but we're too young to understand
that phases don’t make facts

we’re in the belly of a romance
barely holding onto our shit

we’re well grounded
and we’re not afraid to read our books
or fool ourselves with fun
we ought to risk a closer look
see how the string was strung….
but the soil is strong
and if we inspect what we cook
we’ll eat what we dig up!

we’re in the belly of a romance
barely holding onto our shit

we may disobey
what our guts say

but we’re alone
and purely emotional
and we don’t have a fucking clue
and neither do you
Track Name: Dust
Sweet dream - well worn - morning buzz - on a mission
dust! dust!
earthbound reject - checklist - optimism
dust! dust!
which path? - not yet - i tend to stick with indecision
dust! dust?

in a cloudy state
i gaze
onward
struck by a
temporary feeling

“home”

crave the taste of static matter - last to grasp a nature walled in
dust! dust!
automatic digest - best to question - guess i’m all in
dust? dust? dust? or dust?
built to filter - catalog - cognitive - but i can’t quit stalling
dust! dust! dust! dust?

in a cloudy state
i gaze
onward
struck by a
temporary feeling

my favorite trip led to fire
i stood here
i stood there

my favorite trips lead to fire
i stand there
i stand here
always home

in a cloudy state
i gaze
onward
struck by a
temporary feeling
Track Name: From the Heart
i don’t want you crossing me
i don’t like to deal with logic
i don’t care to feel nostalgic
and i don’t need your counseling

but when you dwell on defeat
send the rhythm to me
i’ll beat what you can’t destroy
when you drift into a void in vain
you can blame it on me

when you decide to wonder if
the two of us are not worth saving
think again before you cave in
though we can cease if you insist

but when you dwell on defeat
send the rhythm to me
i’ll beat what you can’t destroy
when you drift into the void in vain
you can blame it on me

we could live in harmony
because I am not your enemy

but when you dwell on defeat
send the rhythm to me
i’ll beat what you can’t destroy
when you drift into the void in vain
you can blame it on me
Track Name: Echo (My God)
i can’t breathe!
i can’t sleep
when you speak
and repeat the same tired lines!

and each night,
until light,
you strike at
and ignite my fantasies!

i don't agree with you!
go ahead! i’ll argue
about how the shit went down
when i try to pass through
what you push as the truth
you bring up things i shouted out loud!

another evening with an echo
oh, my god!
Track Name: Cornered
cornered…

in your corner,
you can’t comprehend
your disorder.
could i be a friend?
did you talk to the doctor?
what was her diagnosis?
was is psychosis?
or altered dopamine levels?
definitely biochemical…

it pains me to sedate you
but sit back and count to three
and relax, mister
this won’t hurt

dull my senses
fade to white
i’m defenseless
not divine
am i crazy?
maybe lazy?

cornered…

in your corner
you stumble around
you’ve been sort of…sick
now, you’re freaking me out
is it fever? is it feeling?
could she heal you? are you hopeless?
did you notice
your altered dopamine levels?
definitely biochemical...

it pains me to sedate you
but sit back and count to three
and relax, mister
this won’t hurt

dull my senses
fade to white
i’m defenseless
not divine
am i crazy?
maybe lazy?

did you notice your altered dopamine levels?
definitely biochemical...

it pains me to sedate you
but sit back and count to three
and relax, mister
this won’t hurt

dull my senses
fade to white
i’m defenseless
not divine
am i crazy?
maybe lazy?
maybe both
Track Name: Grieving Season
good morning!
you don’t have to reply…
but I hope to survive this grieving season
and these bitter holidays
even though i owe you an answer
how ‘bout a laugh slash cry?
or cake?
a smoke?
a drink with a shadow if he shows?

i’ve been dying to celebrate
grey skies
and my great
Loneliness

don’t sweat or fret about an invitation!
i heard you preferred surprises
won’t you pick a melody
a song to sing for these bitter holidays? ok?

i’ve been dying to celebrate
grey skies
and my great
Loneliness

Goodbye?
Gone...
yet omnipresent
lifeless though luminescent
looming overhead
Like a crown...
Life of the party
life is departing

I’ve been dying to celebrate
Grey skies
And my great loneliness
Track Name: The Center Stone
if you happen to be stranger
i’d love it more than truth
i’d like to see you triumph
if it belongs to you

beyond the chain of existence
praying and raging on a center stone!

i promise not to cancel masses
or tear a single soul
‘cause i believe in chaos
and moments of control

beyond the chain of existence
praying and raging on a center stone!

i don’t intend to interfere
or set a limit to your reach
if you wanna choose an easy route
you’re more than free

beyond the chain of existence
praying and raging on a center stone!

such high, high hopes

beyond the chain of existence
praying and raging at the center stone!
Track Name: My Apologies (Just a Bug)
i roll a pair of dice in a paradise where i won’t win
designated as a parasite but i don’t sin
i stroll along the shell
in a tongue-tied hell
of my creation

my apologies for my mythologies
but i’m just a bug borne by an odyssey

i take a chance and bet on a dance and let my cells divide
in the body of a transcendental flesh design
i break through barriers
as a carrier
of my creation

my apologies for my mythologies
but i’m just a bug borne by an odyssey

i might overcome the climax...
holy legend has it i will overcome...
i must overcome this climax...
i’ll be damned if i’m guilty for what i’ve done!

my apologies for my mythologies
but i’m just a bug borne by an odyssey

i’m just a bug borne by an odyssey
Track Name: Doubt Et Al.
i scrutinize and hypothesize
and i collect my knowledge
i analyze a photograph
it’s pretty clear -
when i can accept -ish-
you intercept

doubt, personified
what should i deny next?

i flip a coin and join the rest
and i adapt, i’m happy...
i play the part with company
You’re ever near - no -
buried within me
never so sure

doubt, personified
what should i deny next?

i flee the scene and trash the mask
you swear you caught me wearing
i confess, "yes", and I address
the magic mirror -
if i can ignore you
i can endure

doubt, personified
what should i deny next?
Track Name: I'm with You / Oh, Yeah!
if i could be anyone in this world
i’d be me
because i’m with you

if i could be anywhere in this world
i’d be here
because i’m with you

since i love you
could you love me
without contact this time?

i recall i met you when i felt unsound and broken
open to the notion of a different game
i could not resolve an inner oscillation
you patiently waited on a veering wind to suspend

if i could be anyone in this world
i’d be me
because i’m with you

if i could be anywhere in this world
i’d be here
because i’m with you

since i love you
could you love me
without contact this time?

settled and unfettered in a heavenly bed together
i mistook you for a god and offered a cross
i commanded you to manage me - battle me - handle the
weight of my wishing - while i implied to fuck off

if i could be anyone in this world
i’d be me
because i’m with you

if i could be anywhere in this world
i’d be here
because i’m with you

since i love you
could you love me
without contact this time?

i began to listen to the mystical pulse from within
the vicinity of my skin
every visit from or mention of you had potential
unless i pressured you or pleasure spiked when i hid

oh, yeah!
we forgot to get stoned!
We’ve been talking too fast!
we’ve abandoned our reason!

oh, yeah!
we forgot to get stoned!
We’ve been walking too far!
we’ve abandoned our reason!

if i could be anyone in this world
i’d be me
because i’m with you

if i could be anywhere in this world
i’d be here
because i’m with you

since i love you,
could you love me?
Track Name: Thou Art Art
thrown into an empty frame
someone calls you by your name
borders determined by unstoppable forces

learn to point and separate
what you love and what you hate
layers of language only color a surface

thou art art and a figure of speech

then you test your fresh technique
while a world shits its critique
you shape a pattern out of habits or fortune

origami plots unfold
into stories often told
but keep it subjective - god - unless we deserve it

thou art art and a figure of speech

you’ll become a monument
i’ll decipher what you meant
after you die...or before if you're lucky

thou art art and a figure of speech