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Pastiche Soul Machine

by RICH MYSTICS

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released October 29, 2013

RICH MYSTICS is Barney Cortez & Nick Bockrath

Additional musicians:
David Butler, Drums 1, 2, 3, 8
Tom Hamilton, Drums 5, 7
Eric Slick, Drums 4, 6

Recorded, engineered, and mixed to tape by Matt Schenck 2013

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Track Name: Birds Of Paradise
Panic on panic on
To get your signals right
Terrible terrible
You never see your light
Where is the victory?
I never worry
Chemical chemical
In your intention
Salt of the gutter so raw and colored

Chorus: 
Birds come walking in the clothes they wear (Birds of Paradise, you'll never kill me first))
Birds come walkin, paradise in our hair (Birds of Paradise, a modern warrior)

City wide city wide
Pull down the people
chemical chemical
Are we just creatures?
Eloquent eloquence
Beasts are indifferent
City eyes city eyes
See a pretty cool creature
 
Salt of the gutter so raw (Don't panic on panic don't panic on)
And colored

Chorus: 
Birds come flying in the clothes they wear (Birds of Paradise, you'll never kill me first))
Birds come flying, paradise in their hair (Birds of Paradise, a modern warrior)
Track Name: I Saw You
We were born in the city
There's nothing too pretty around here
So I keep a dove on my shoulder and a gun on my tongue
Till the walls fall down

Too much thinking is bad for you
You bathe in the future you pollute

Cardboard lovers running through this zoo
Nothin could change my mind cuz I think it's true

Till I saw you.. 4x

Yeah I love the city
Because you don't have to be pretty around here
But you really freak me out
Satin skin, a horse so proud you walk above

Too much thinking is bad for you
You bathe in the future you pollute

Till I saw you
Till I saw you...

Sing it for me
Track Name: Only Rock n Roller
Lately, it seems these times weren't meant for me
Walking down a lonely street, banging my head against the concrete
Knock some sense into me

Smoking my last cigarette
I could see that no one dressed like you that night
You said "this DJ ain't right ,
we want the boys to play"

So glad I found you
My only rock n' roller
So glad I found you
And now your my baby

Verse 2:
We walked out of the club and it felt so right
With you by my side
Talking for hours, playing guitar with the record on
You knew every song

Smoking my last cigarette
I could see that no one dressed like you that night
You said "this DJ ain't right ,
we want the boys to play"

So glad I found you
My only rock n' roller
So glad I found you
And now your my baby

Bridge:
You know I've got to roam
If you leave me cold and blue
I wouldn't be surprised at all
My little rock n' roller
You know you can't control that kind of girl

So glad I found you
My only rock n' roller
So glad I found you
And now your my baby

End dialogue: 
Girl: "Hey, who's that girl I've been seeing you around with?

Me: "Umm you talking about Loretta?"

"Yeah I guess she's the one."

"What?"

"So do you love her?"

"Do I love her? You ask a whole lot of questions. Well to be honest I really do. I mean, I've only known her two nights but it feels like a lifetime. You ever felt like that before?"

"I guess."
Track Name: Painted Gold
On magic carpets I woke to hear harps and
The hum of vacuums in emptied out ballrooms
The princes are calling you
Put on this cape with orders to invade the east
As they ate bloody meat
with scenes of a victory, and orgasmic dreams crossed their brains
But that's not my terrain

Chorus:
Stolen Pieces
They're just pieces of junk, they paint it gold
They're only pieces
For the rotting and old pale faces 
Thanks for the traces of love

On fake lawns we walk across yawning
So bored with the moonlight we cut out the sunlight and 
caress cardboard cutout wives

They built a new mall and we drive with a mission
To buy more of anything, for seconds our souls can sing
To lands we've erected this on
We give them this song

Chorus:
Stolen Pieces
They're just pieces of junk, they paint it gold
They're only pieces
For the rotting and old pale faces 
Thanks for the traces of love
Track Name: Star Kids
Star kids, sent to the station for a life or two
Star kids, written on your face I know it must be you

Space child, you're such a strange girl
Space child, what could you use in this world?

Star kids, lost in a daze of sounds and shape and space
Star kids, a different shade in fields of eccentric machines

My mother, she was such a strange girl
My father, what could you use in this world?

Star kisses, nobody knows what brings the lights around
Star kids, boy or a girl with sequins in your heart

Star child, I'm an estranged boy
Star child, I could use you in my world
Track Name: Substitute
In brown boots you asked me if I'd like to play inside
But I'll stay right here and watch the animals fight in the streets
When I'm in my vase it's easy to explain the hole I see
In all you slags. You're so pretty but your nose just isn't clean

When the bottle's passed around I always poison true
But in the middle of a laugh I suddenly think of you

Chorus:
I'm trying hard to get you
In the back of my mind
I'm trying hard to get you
In the back of my mind, I just don't have the time

To walk again inside this cage and tomb
I'm loose
I pick up every substitute for you

Backwards there's a war between forward but that gets to be a bore
They come here in a line, with general compliments 
And then I lie around too long like some dog that's overfed
By hanger-ons and dealers left so fast, I can't recall a name

When the bottle's passed around I always poison true
But in the middle of a laugh I suddenly think of you

Chorus:
I'm trying hard to get you
In the back of my mind
I'm trying hard to get you
In the back of my mind, I just don't have the time

To walk again inside this cage and tomb
I'm loose
I pick up every substitute for you

You're not a substite
You're not my substitute
Track Name: XXanex
Cheating here for you, I'm not here much I'll give a note to you
Well she let me go in a crowded room, champagne in her hands

Through all the laughter, I was just a disaster for you
The lines were blowing, it's hard to know these days don't you say?
It's hard to know, it's hard to know these days don't you say?

Cheating back to you, the jungle's stuck in the bones of two
Why'd you let me go in a crowded room, champagne in your hands?

Through all the laughter, you were just a disaster for me
I never learned right, every night I was needing a friend
It's hard to find, it's hard to find those roses again

It's blurred by noon, morning after pass me the blue vase
The landlord's ranting that he's putting us out this time
Oh not to worry

Cuz I'm cheating back to you, I'm not around  much, I'll leave a note for you
Why'd you let me go in a crowded room champagne in your hands?

Through all the laughter, I was just a disaster for you
The lines were blowing, it's hard to know these days don't you say?
It's hard to know, it's hard to know these days don't you say?

It's hard to know, it's hard to know these days don't you say?
It's hard to know, it's hard to know these days I heard you say.
Track Name: Velvet Radio
Alien blues song dropped from space
With the alien dirt child saving the race
From the fake screen so out of place

Static Buzz clinging to the top of my brain
As a cell phone's ringing on a funeral train
May the freaks wake and sing out of phase

2D formula's a candy disease
cruising with the radio rotting your teeth
cruising with the radio rotting your teeth

Open mouths haunted by the ghost of the dead
Suped up centerfolds couting their bread
As earth's poets prophesize from the trash
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Chorus:
Dropped into the love below
Broadcast into earth's radio they said hello hello
We've got so far to go
The junk won't save you from all you know
But it's teaching us to kiss the stone they said hello hello
On a velvet radio

Digital priests wipe the dust off their face
Internet preachers clickin for fame
Don't you call them by name

The nation's savior fell into role
Ice cold boys watch the characters fold
Your mother is calling you home

2D formula's a candy disease
cruising with the radio rotting your teeth
cruising with the radio rotting your teeth

Alien dirt child call to the sun
The radio days are a busted gun
Gotta shoot it and run

Chorus:
Dropped into the love below
Broadcast into earth's radio they said hello hello
We've got so far to go
The junk won't save you from all you know
But it's teaching us to kiss the stone they said hello hello
On a velvet radio