Weary Anthropologist

by Aplombed

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released 29 May 2014

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Track Name: Cut the Line
There is no breeze to move us further along
the leaves fall down in straight lines, releasing yellow shadows
and all along we sat and thought that they could move
but from the start they were just shadows on the lawn.

If I'm not back in twenty minutes cut the line
and get the hell out of this place, I know you've waited long enough.

And there may come a day when my words can transcend these actions
and you can call it anything you want but luck.

Falling up and falling down.
You're falling up, I'm falling down.

You never want to know the things you ought to know
like all we had was luck, like all we had was luck
be careful what you say, I remember everything
and all is lost in smoke, and I'll be lost in smoke...
Track Name: Barren Womb
I was less afraid when I was seventeen,
at twenty-four the world’s just mean.
And I fade away lighter every week,
won’t somebody color me?

There’s a barren womb inside me too, inside me too,
for all the things I’ve got to make.
So fill me up with fountain pen ink,
precious paper, a bottle to drink,
all my memories come through…

Today you wrote me to ask why I’ve not been writing,
it took so many drinks to find where I was hiding.
You filled me up and wrung me out,
now there’s this broken sheet of ice that never melts.
Track Name: Waltz
Pull it together, dispel perfunctory plans
I've had a few of them but...

They'll fix you up. Mend broken wings. But I don't have wings
I have feet on the ground that keep dragging me forward
and I can't remember the same way
feet on the ground that keep dragging me forward
and I can't remember the same day

Please don't remember me.

Trying so hard to just move ahead, but I can't forget all the things you said.
Retrograde motion just wears you thin, depression's a room I have been locked in.

They'll fix you up, mend broken wings, so you won't need someone like me.
Track Name: Time Machine
If I could be okay alone don't you think I'd lock myself inside my room?
To write a better story, and quit wasting all my time to write "The End."

And all the secrets that you hold, you thought you'd never tell
and now you're pouring them on me like I'm a flower in a drought
and the saddest thing I've ever heard just came out of your mouth.

Damn you all. I'll break every heart string on this guitar
So I can keep on talkin' when I'm inside a coffin, don't you know?

And waiting for the future is like waiting for the past to rearrange.
If I could find some way to finally ditch these old dilapidated dreams...
I'll find a time machine, and I will save you from your past, yeah I will save you from your past.
If it were up to me, I'd put a cast around your heart and I would save you from the things that I can't bear.

Damn you all. I'll just keep on writing, to me it's not a hobby, it's my only chance,
so I can keep on talkin' when I'm inside a coffin, don't you know?
Track Name: Curses
Kiss the anchor, and I’ll sink to a new depth
kiss the balloon, and fly out of this ancient mess

Guess Kipling said it - guess it makes perfect sense:
that those who believe in curses are those who die by curses
and I believe in curses, I believe in curses
and I will die by curses, I will die by curses
all alone…

Just give me one last chance and I swear I will make it up to you
we can’t revise the things we say but we could call this chapter two
if the antagonist outlasts me, or the characters all suck
then we’ll just write another story ‘cause I’m too stubborn to give up
life is all we’ve got so let’s just live.
Track Name: Breaking Silence
Sarah, I'm not sorry. Tried to save you from this, but you betrayed me.
So you went under the knife to become the lovely wife
that he found in all those dirty magazines and movies.

Same song, second verse. Always write down too much, dispel the worst of my words.

And you didn't want to do it, and it's all so fucking sad you thought you had to do it.

Let the record show, that I am the bravest coward you know
Let the record show that I almost did enough to
try to save a natural beauty
try to save a natural beauty
try to save a natural beauty
try to save a natural beauty
try to save a natural beauty.
Track Name: Kind of like a Painting, Sort of like a Song
Let me paint you a picture
that's me hanging on your wall
the colors used to be so bright
you've lost your shine

The paint has dried

Let me paint you a picture
that's me hanging on your wall
the colors used to be so bright
your colors used to be so bright
but now you've gone and lost your shine
how'd you ever lose your shine?

The paint has dried

I want to paint a picture that never ever ever dries
I want to paint a person who never ever ever lies
who never lies
who never cries
who never dies.