Body Out

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released March 3, 2014

Written and Performed by Gus Watkins
Mastered by Merritt Benton

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ACTN Minneapolis, Minnesota

Enigmatic avant-garde pop. Pronounced by saying the letters.

Music writers from around the world have called the band's work textured, intoxicating, nifty, fuzzy, cinematic, innovative, soulful, incredibly catchy, complex, sinister, offbeat, moody, stunning, gloomy, dark, and enigmatic. ... more

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Track Name: Living City
The machines wouldn't leave us alone
We had forgotten how to be without them
Took them in and became their home
Cannot remember if we'd ever known

Grew into a living city
The prototype of new creation
Anywhere I want to be
Everyone is always with me
Everything is always on me
Everybody's thoughts inside me

Evidence has clearly shown
We are addicted to the energy
The safest thing we've ever known
The allure of fire without the blackness of coal

The pleasures of the sex without the burden of a baby
The spirit of the dance with your feet up
The urges of the appetite no worry for the belly
You were sold magic, not freedom
Still it was easy to believe them

Eyes down, heads bowed
Hold it with reverence
Track Name: Body Out
Take my body out from the equation
So there isn't any doubt that I am God and
Turn me upside down and see what drains right out

Caught up in the illusion, caught up in your dream
Touch the ground coz you found out that the ground was there
For you to touch

You can not turn it off so fast
You can not find a way to make it last

Let the world pass by
You know it's gonna keep on spinning
And he who sets the rules decides on who is winning

The ants, they march along,
And we're just as real as them
But the fattest of queens can not fathom the truth
The signs are all there but she has no proof

You can not turn it off so fast
You can not find a way to make it last
Track Name: Alone Together
We are alone together

Woke up in mourning
Found out I'd been married
Suddenly unable to untether
Sat at its table
Studied its face
Got up and wandered around the learn the layout of the place

We are alone together

The last thing that I wanted
Was to go chasing my regret around
So I tethered it to my drunkenness
And tied another one on

We are alone together

There is no tragedy to unite us
Just those little deaths that we face when we meet
And get back on our feet
There is one word I would use to describe us
One thing we can hold to remind us

We are alone together
Track Name: Should've Known
When I walk out that door
It's all gonna change
It won't be all sky
And it won't be all rain

In the murky black depths
When you cast out your net
You don't have a choice
You just see what you get

When you were out there walking alone
You should've known
And you couldn't help but make it your home
That's how it goes, you should've known

When you were out there walking alone
You should've known it wouldn't be easy
Should've known it wouldn't be fair
When you were out there walking alone
I was floating out in the air

When the air is thick with possibility
It's possible I don't know what I want
What I want, it changes all the time
So time will tell me everything this time

When you were out there walking alone
You should've known
And you couldn't help but make it your home
That's how it goes, you should've known that's how it goes

I've got this odd memory
Can't tell where I've been
If I saw myself now
I wouldn't recognize him

When I see my reflection
It's only perception
Cast down from the depths
Beyond recollection
Track Name: Step Away
If you go slowly
I do not mind
Everyone gets where they're going
In their own time

Hold out for me
I am coming, I am
One step away

Everything changes
It rearranges
How do we ever expect to heal?

Hold out for me
I am coming, I am
One step away

I am holding out for you
I believe that you will arrive
I am coming, I am
One step away

There is nothing to rearrange