Flash, Dissolve, Fade

by The Stoned Beatle

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released March 5, 2014

The Stoned Beatle - piano, vocals, bass, drums, guitar, keyboard, trumpet, percussion
The Other Cyrus - vocals on track 1

All songs by The Stoned Beatle except
FW/KP by Destroyer/Animal Collective

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Track Name: Your Heart Is Pure, and Your Mind Is Clear and Your Soul Devout
Give me lightning and give me thunder
And I will tear them both asunder
Into forms that I can recognize
The practice that will give me purpose

Forsake our tired, crying eyes
That try us in these trying times
Let us end not in a whimper nor a shout
But in a scream to pierce the showering doubt

Your heart is pure, and your mind is clear
And your soul devout

If these clouds burst and rain falls on me
And the holy seem to me a one trick pony
Will you have the patience to console me?
To confront the troubles that control me?

Demons, they die last in these dying days
But I love them in a terrible way
Your virtues will outlast this withering phase
And I love you in my secret way

Your heart is pure, and your mind is clear
And your soul devout
Track Name: Wishes That Come True
Her dreams are wrapped in celluloid
Her loves are captured in polaroids
She's drunk and dancing with some elegant friends
At some ghost party she never could attend
Oh no

And here's to the wishes that come true
Your wishes stayed wishes, but they were true to you
Will you make love with a phantom tonight?
Let your spirits hold you and tell you it'll be alright?

And we're in the same scene
It's the scene in which we watch
Two actors on the screen
Share their love and then they part

And we feel the same thing
Though we're years and miles apart
Through this concurrent dream
Our blood flows through the same heart
Track Name: America
America, America, I'm lonely
America, your sons and daughters don't know me
America, your stars can't console me
America, America, you own me

America, America, you owe me
America, America, you don't owe me

America, I'm singing to your canyons
America, your echoes->my companions
America, I'm slipping through your wires
America, your holy, empty spires

America, your sounds are jarring chords
America, your unity is discord
America, I only want your silence
America, there is heartbreak in your silence

America, I hate what you have made me
America, I hate you because you are me
America, I hate you for this hatred
America, we're just drunk and acting stupid

America, you've overstayed your welcome
America, I know when I'm not welcome
America, I know I'm saying nothing
America, in that we are in common
Track Name: Have I Become My Home?
Have I become my home?
Have I become an empty face?
To paste on blackened billboards in outer space?
Where nobody can see them, but I still pray
That I'll make it there someday

Some night, sometime, anytime

Blind, vain, fatal fame
Am I an actress to be rearranged?
Place me in poses of pain and grace
Smear sadness on my painted face

Oh blind, vain, fatal fame
Am I an actress to be rearranged?
Portray me in poses of pain and grace
Smear some sadness on my painted face

I am sure I am a wounded bird now
But not the kind you're thinking of

I will splice your soul into mine
Track Name: Absence/Halos
Would you even notice the absence?
Their spirits are drifting right between us
Fluttering projections from the other side of the screen
We see nothing but the shadows

"Some of us can only live in songs of love and trouble"
Alexandria sifts her sovereign hands through the rubble
These pillars were raised in trouble
These ruins were laid with love

It's but another harmless heartbreak
Dear, you shouldn't get so upset over things you can't control
The quivering halos of icy, shivering angels
Will splinter their dizzying light
And shed their hopeless faithlessness
Upon us
Track Name: Safety Not Guaranteed
When I'm sleeping, there are movies inside my head
You are the actress, and I'm the leading man
We were born for our roles, reciting lines we've never read
When I'm acting, I'm more alive than I've ever been

And I can hold you in celluloid pictures
I can hold you up on the screen
And I can hold you in celluloid pictures
I can hold you when I'm in the scene

But our safety's not guaranteed
You're lying in the grass right beside me
But the film reels are all burning
This warmth is only momentary

We are projections sputtering in and out of frame
In and out of focus, the reel is spinning still the same
In one scene you are dying, in another, I am dying too
Then we're young and dumb again; our love is virgin and brand new

And I can hold you in celluloid pictures
I can hold you up on the screen
And I can hold you in celluloid pictures
I can hold you when I'm in the scene

But our safety's not guaranteed
You're lying in bed right beside me
But the colors are all fading
This glow is only momentary

I only see you in my movies, but I love you more than anything
Track Name: Good Is I and I Is Good
It was all just smoke and mirrors circling the drain
It was all just smoke and mirrors just circling the drain
It was just notorious lightning with no loud thunder in its wake
It was all a projection, and I was just dust in its beam

I tried to replicate the glow, but the curruption was in the source
The flaw was within me, of course, of course, of course
I tried to replicate the glow, but the curruption was in the source
The flaw was within me, of course, of course, of course!

This is where I belong, to sing in the dark to the deaf
Yes, I deserve this; I sing to the deaf, and I am deaf, of course
This is where I belong, to sing in the dark to the deaf
Yes, I deserve this: I sing to the deaf, and I am deaf, of course!

It began in C, so it should end in C
Seem right
Steer sigh, sigh steer
But, it was always in G, so it will end in G