Television

by Song Club

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Cover art by Lauren Smith

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released January 3, 2017

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Track Name: Ben Swisher - Channel Surfing
[CH. 01]

“I am a vibrant and crystalline burst of clarinet.”

[CH. 32]

“I would not think to touch the sky with two arms.”

[CH. 07]

“Someone said that I swim like a swan but it was not a compliment.”

[CH. 26]

“Blossoms on three different branches, which for us, per- [...] none.”
Track Name: Lindenfield - On the TV
whatever the hell i sang
Track Name: Jacob Lyman - Orange and Cream
Saw some trash on the screen
Despite a lack of skill was still a man of means
He spouted hate and I agreed
All because I saw him on TV

Heard the words and I believed
I knew my side would not deceive
But our control would bring reprieve
All because I heard it on TV

That’s my guy Orange and Cream
Bloated cartoon fool who only thinks in tweet
Gave my support so he’d succeed
All because I knew him from TV
Track Name: Tom Brinton - Two-dimensional Individuals
I don’t have room for any more
Two-dimensional individuals.

Take all your medicine
Dr. Who, Dr. Quinn.
Dr. House is in my house.
Get him out. I want him out.

You wanted it to feel more real,
How much more real can it feel,
To witness as your nation
Becomes a TV station?
Track Name: Lauren Smith - I Won't Move Like They Move on TV
I am not a harlot
I won't move like they move on TV
Young but I am tarnished as your marks have been cast upon me
Still, I am not a harlot!
I won't move like they move on TV
Track Name: Alex Vincent - Weatherman
TV's on and the weather man is gone
Where did he go
Ain't nobody know, maybe gone outside

Don't spend too much don't waste it all away
Just wait it out
And keep an eye til they decide to come around

It's cooking out here won't someone let me in
Maybe buy me a drink
Let me wander about til I've done my time

Take my money and take my phone away
Won't nobody know
Won't nobody care until it's all too late

Ima check once more just to see what I can find
Motivational thoughts
A ticking bomb and broken clock

Weatherman's taking a break for way too long
Did he slip on the ice
Did he find a new job or did he just go home
Track Name: Caleb Darger - Sink in My Head
There’s nothing on TV, and nothing to say
Wide awake, trapped in your embrace
Could I seep through the carpet like dust over time?
And disappear from constructs of mind

Late in the morning you know where I’ve been
Come without warning and sink in my head
Late in the morning you know where I’ve been
It did nothing for me I want it to end

No way to stop now, I’ll bleed ‘til I’m dead
Eternity, my new enemy
All bets are off now, forget what I said
So cursory, your comfort with me
Track Name: Company Vacation - Jesus Died for Me, Still a Virgin
Born into a lowly manger
Then a 30 year cliffhanger

He died side by side with heathens
cancelled after just two seasons

Holy bed where I watch cable
Jesus died so I am able

Jesus under anesthetic
Who knows if he’s gonna make it

Sterile walls of Israel’s stables
Died upon the operating table

Holy bed where I watch cable
Jesus died so I am able

The musical improved the fable
Superstar: a decent playbill

Crucified to have His will done
Died again just for Mel Gibson

Naked girls on Television
Jesus died for me, still a virgin

Holy bed where I watch cable
Jesus died so I am able

Wasn’t even syndicated
Jesus Christ: was he overrated?
Track Name: Jared Clark Gay - Parasocial
You called me fun
You called me brother
And in my prime
Like a mother

You held me tight
You gave me comfort
And all my time with you
Was filled with wonder

Kid
In your window
Loved your
TV show
Track Name: Emily Brown - Taco Prayer
When Kyle and I go out for tacos, sitting at our table
That’s the only time I ever find I’m face to face with cable
And we’re talking over salsa, sort of glancing all about
Then we’re both engrossed in some Spanish Judge Judy watching people shout

Then we have this conversation, when it's been a couple minutes
About attention spans, reality shows, how invested we were in it
And I'm always so surprised, uncanny lure of the TV
Heaven please preserve our talking and please bless the rice and beans
Track Name: Eli Scheer - 2,073,600 Tiny Specks of Light
2,073,600 tiny specks of light dance across an ocean of black.
These weird machines.
Far sighted.
Trying desperately to convince us all that any of this means something.