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Local State Inertia

by Horace Pinker

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1.
You move like slowly falling rain Your eyes are empty in a haze There's no defiance no one brave It's all cleared up we walk away Can you describe the local state inertia Where you live seasons don't change And you adapt your ways Rise and fall the peaks will fade And all your fears allayed Your eyes adjust to constant shade When the moment comes we'll look away This landscape suited to a distant gaze And only silence can break the sameness You can't reply the fact remains inertia So how can we be sure Of whether this will come and go Or whether skies just move so slow Can you enlist the local state inertia You can't fight back the fact remains inertia
2.
I am so single-minded My virtue is a symptom But the end-stage hasn't come Bite my tongue open up What I see it seems so simple But our time is running out Every moment make it count What I see it seems so simple But our time is running down Slow and tightly wound This works like medication Triggers no reaction And the cause I always knew Now I got the answer diagnosis simple Your prognosis isn't sound Everything it seems so simple But our time is running out Every moment make it count
3.
Less Of You 03:18
You had so much time to say What was going on Stealing words between the songs Silence filling up No space to find my tongue The more I live the more I learn Everything has just begun Every trace that slips away So much less of you each day I can't wait to get back there In time hollow out my head To make it rhyme This fictional romance for me I've got no time to read What is going on Stealing chapters writing songs Words are filling up But the space seems empty The more I write The less I have to say Anything I've got no time to work it out This moment doesn't seem enough
4.
No Frequency 03:09
This silence shy Signal sent to reach out Past a point I present to you You sent me down Out of touch no frequency Couldn't live without it No one there to speak out No one there Tuned in on stereo Tearing into me Stylus needle and ego Feel the tug Why take the turn Pass that station to the other side Look back at life When I saw you there No one was there
5.
I feel so tired the pavement burns So uninspired read Salinger White tree lined, gated, blinds Chain store suburb rushes by hold Your eyes on just one spot and focus Still he took the train drank all night anyway Right now everything that happens here Somehow everything that matters Just a little time I need to move into the after Just a little time that I take to get on by Just a little time Low rent fix a 4-wall lullaby I sing to open up To get some closure and I'm lost inside my head Eighteen ways to speed redemption Bring me to the hospital The only thing that comes to mind He said that they're all phonies Look at me
6.
Failure can't replace Who I have to blame For the memory of this taste Like a heart just stops one day Death and sales will wash away The good and the bad All the demons that you had Got charms and pills you should take Build your strength endure this pain Glad you got a way You think that you can deal With this shame Cause I just found my place Walk away I think I found my place Won't complain glad you got a way Cure this sickness snake oil business Circus side show high tech miracle But a heart just stops one day Sudden change in the make that way Modern-day catastrophe just walk away Got charms and pills you should take Build your strength endure this pain Hey will we all listen up this time Right now I can't afford to miss my ride I won't go and disappear this time
7.
I can march like Sisyphus And repeat on an endless loop I can march like Atlas With my baggage on my shoulders All the quiet guilt Keeps me handcuffed to my boulder Even now I only think I need a better cover to disguise But it's worn off and I call this trepidation On this worn down road I come On this rutted path I'm stuck And I go no hesitation I don't let myself get too close Staying at this distance Won't get burned like Icarus I always have a steady fear It's alright I'll stick it out stay In my own atmosphere Even now I only think I need a better engine Won't burn out But it's worn down And I call this trepidation Always out of reach
8.
This well-worn path We go over and over again Used to feel so new I've felt this all before Some change and you stayed the same Won't conform to the system Stayed true Yeah you got your principles We so respected about you Always got your back We go over and over again First to stand up for your friends Last to stand down with What will be said When you're not around Who's in charge When you are gone
9.
This small town where I'm from Sound of the road the tune I sung Insular words undone same old story Just like anyone Count the days and I'm done I close my eyes and I'm gone Pattern and cycles down All these echoes of what's been done Not a line I stole from you Not the street that we once knew That it wouldn't last When I see the damage done When I listened to what you spun Almost fell when I was young Moved out of line to stand as one
10.
Synesthesia 03:59
Sign that keeps you here Rooted in this place See an image near Green light pitch black See a vision sound I'm in motion lost and found Stare out from this place Ordinary day Empty talk can't hear myself What this dream state takes from me Empty drink this silence breaks What this dreamlike stasis takes Ten years late still the same What it takes to break away It's a pact we all observe Rules an ordinary day See that green light Rooted in this place Pitch black space right See that green light Synesthesia Empty talk can't hear myself What this dream state takes from me It's a pact we all observe Rules an ordinary day

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released October 7, 2011

Horace Pinker:
Greg Mytych - Bass|Vocals
Bryan Jones - Drums
Scott Eastman - Guitar|Vocals
Guest Players:
Karl Eifrig - Guitar
Elizabeth Elmore - Vocals
Don Meehleis - Guitar

Recorded by Mass Giorgini at Sonic Iguana Studios 2011
Assistant engineer Philip Zumbrun
Design by JP Flexner
Thanks to all our families and friends
C&P OffTime Music 2011
www.horacepinker.com

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Horace Pinker Chicago, Illinois

Horace Pinker has toured the world relentlessly, playing in more than 20 countries and featured on some of the biggest festivals. They have released 8 full length records, 14 EP's, appeared on over 30 compilations, network TV shows and various magazines. They continue to defy the trends and release powerful music with thoughtful lyrics that cannot be pinned down to a simple category or genre. ... more

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