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Eerie EP

by The Mercury Tree

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1.
I'm looking down on the grids Looking down on the game How the building walls hide All the zombies inside with their eyes glazed I arise eyes ablaze Others said they thought it best Best if I work on my own So yes, I spend a lot of time alone In a blue Nomex jumpsuit White noise of the engine drone This design is my own Built to carry two souls Rise in the night You can see by my flashlight beam Can't deny it's my flying machine So put that in the hat that you wore when you called it a loser's pipe dream Cause I'm taking you down the pipe with me I'm taking you down the pipe with me Arms reaching in every side Everyone wants to take your seat Beat them back, throw the latch Sorry there's just no spare air Hold on as I turn the key As I'm taking you down the pipe with me I'm taking you down the pipe with me I'm looking down on the flames from suborbital space As I try not to think of what's gone Just the future And I see the future in your face As I'm taking you down the pipe with me Though we may not be alive to see I'm taking you down the pipe with me
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Charred Mess 06:11
Charred mess, charred mess Start with nothing, end with less Charred mess, charred mess Start with nothing, end with less Less than you, I must confess It's been so hard I'm only charred mess Lying blackened on the ground How do the flames keep burning when the fire's gone out? Please explain the contradiction Just an artifact of fiction struck me down Charred mess, charred mess Start with nothing, end with less Charred mess, charred mess Start with nothing, end with less Less than you, I must confess It's been so hard I'm only charred mess Lying blackened on the ground How do the flames keep burning when the fire's gone out? Please explain the contradiction Just an artifact of fiction struck me down I can't feel my way out of you I can't feel my way out of you I can't feel my way out of you I can't feel Hook your heart into my chest Restore this life Restore this charred mess Lying blackened on the ground How do the flames keep burning when the fire's gone out? Please explain the contradiction Just an artifact of fiction struck me down Didn't understand you Oh you never made it clear Couldn't I admit that what I wanted was never here? Charred mess, draw breath Charred mess, draw breath Charred mess, draw breath Charred mess, draw breath Charred mess, draw breath Charred mess, draw breath
3.
Great Circle 05:02
Been so long, hard to tell Where was I? Had to be something there before I fell You as well slipped a thread Something bent, something shifted in your head Try to mesh, interlock Something odd, something off the mark by one degree But you still look to me You entangle me You entangle me In a great circle, in a great circle In a great circle, radiate Reflections in your wake Ripple and fade In a great circle, radiate purple In a great circle, resonate, resonate In a great circle, radiate purple Pilot hole drilling down through the crust I have found samples for analysis Why do I analyze? Here we lie Tremble in paralysis It was me, it was you, it was you, it was me Decide what you decide and I'll agree You entangle me You entangle me In a great circle, in a great circle In a great circle, radiate Reflections in your wake Ripple and fade In a great circle, radiate purple In a great circle, resonate, resonate In a great circle, radiate purple In a great circle, radiate purple In a great circle, resonate, resonate In a great circle, radiate purple I will see you again, upside down, halfway through I can do anything, you can go anywhere No turning back from you
4.
Animal Prime 06:33
Marked by an animal's brain You're the territory the animal reigns Marked by the marks on your face You can sand them down but you can't erase You can't what you think Still I think you could say Tell me now, blind and mighty Was I worth all the pain? Take my innocence, try me While my power's waxing I'm watching yours wane Marked an animal's bite Will you take the fall for this animal's rights? Marked by the marks on your neck Say you hurt yourself, like no one can tell Well I can tell Yes I can tell You can't what you think Still I think you could say Tell me now, blind and mighty Was I worth all the pain? Take my innocence, try me While my power's waxing I'm watching yours wane This is what I told you would happen I told what would happen, and you ignored my warning I told you what would happen, and it happened I told you what would happen, and it happened I told you what would happen, and it happened Pig, dog, albatross Swollen leech Get it off Tell me now, blind and mighty Was I worth all your pain? Take my innocence, try me While my power's waxing I'm watching yours wane
5.
Tell us all with your pride Your astounding accolades in physics Pray they never find All that early research that you plagiarized Paint on the air Illustrate every lie Dazzling, oh, with the details So pretty from the outside Why are you melting under the rain? You were the image I made of paint I made of paint I breathe in these fumes They've been shown to cause disease in humans I know you like them too See their image override these ruins Paint on the air Illustrate every lie Swirling, oh, with the patterns So pretty in the strange light Why are you melting under the rain? You were the image I made of paint I made of paint Paint on the air Illustrate every lie Dazzling, oh, with the details So pretty from the outside Why are you melting under the rain? You were the image I made of paint I made of paint
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I Cancel Out 03:37
You set me up to upset you but I am nothing doing I'm not your Rome I'm not your road to ruin You set me over to one side I wasn't on the packing list The extra part that never fits The extra part that never fits The extra part I cancel out just to reduce the difference I cancel out I cancel out just to reduce the difference I cancel out Reflecting in a double life A double chance for error Pull back the plunger Bulge out your vein of terror And if your pupils dilate wide when I'm injected in your eye Take in the light and try to see the other side Take in the light and try to see the other side See another I cancel out just to reduce the difference I cancel out I cancel out just to reduce the difference I cancel out

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These songs were written during a dark period of desolation and isolation. They are bitter, gleaming fortresses jutting spitefully into the world. Plus, they're fun for the whole family.

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released October 31, 2009

Ben Spees: Guitar, keyboards, programming
James Crutcher: Bass on "Animal Prime"
Mike Byrne: Drums, drum samples

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The Mercury Tree is an experimental rock band from Portland, Oregon.

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