Future Perfect

by Readership

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Hey now, you want to escape from the real world There's a place off the map we can go Beyond “here there be dragons” there's a sacred space No news, we can escape and lay low For a minute, for a moment For a minute, for a moment we just wanna see stars Shining through the dark Shining through the dark Hey now, you want to escape from the real world There's a place that I know we can go No phones, no TV, turn off the radio No news, we can escape and lay low Say a prayer for ourselves To the goddess of mental health (please hear us)
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There's a train wreck coming, you can hear it around the bend You can smell it in the air, you can feel it in the sand There are places in the desert where someone made a grave I guess we better stop digging if we wanna be saved If the sun is going down, it's going down with you If the sun is going down, I’m going down with you They'll say they never saw it coming, 'cause they didn't read the signs And they kept the blinders on until the cars collided Now it’s ashes and cinder in a plume to the sky I guess we better stop breathing if we wanna survive If the sun is going down, it's going down with you If the sun is going down, I’m going down with you Down with you Down with you (when the sky is looking up...) Nothing ever comes from nothing And nothing ever could
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Pretending to care, vacant stare, an empty suit Full of empty air Pretending I’m there when I’m a million miles away Stuck in a day-dream, just pretending to care Floating through space Focused on a point behind your face A million miles away Just enjoying a daydream Pretending to care while thinking of a joke I heard last night Watching TV shows Pretending I’m there, curling my lips into a smile I can hold it awhile, I am pretending to care You might think this act is rude But fake news sells much better than the truth So next time you want to know What I’m thinking when I’m thinking it Just think it through
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Color Bars 01:28
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I am my mother's son I win the words but come undone It's a wreck by a thousand cuts Empty pockets, full of air Empty headed, I lie when I say I don't care And I don't care And we've all had bleeding hearts for something We’re all just bleeding out for something else We are trouble We are a puzzle We are a Rubik’s cube and life is just a bubble Waste of pixels, waste of paint Bite your tongue and contemplate It’s a wreck by a thousand shakes And we've all had bleeding hearts for something We’re all just bleeding out for something We’re all just bleeding out for something We’re all just bleeding out for something else Has our blood turned frozen? We left a door open, now the cold is slipping in Have once warm hands turned to ice? You know, I don't think I know you when you're like this
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Ghost Town 03:49
This is a ghost town And I got the skeleton key I'm the man of the hour Finally getting into everything You got books to read I got songs to sing Got no one to tell us We won't amount to anything This is a ghost town This is our town
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Coda 00:56
Had a dream that we were architects with our blueprints all a maze We'll never know what we are building from the cradle to the grave For a minute, for a moment For a minute, for a moment we just wanna see...
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Buyer Beware 06:12
Every time I close my eyes, I think of you I got a brain the size of Rhode Island ‘Cause I can’t think when someone's smiling She's got a smile like Saddam Hussein Always hiding something in a guarded frame I do my level best to keep a level mind I do my best to keep these thoughts inside Have I been talking to a vacant stare? Have I been singing to a dirty mirror? Do we even know if we don’t care We don't care? Buyer beware I’ve got a problem and I'm in distress It's so bad I'm just a marionette She’s got a laugh like Kim Jong Un Just a little cracked, yeah, a little out of tune Every time I close my eyes, I think of you

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Adrian writes songs for Readership, a West Chester and Philadelphia, PA-based jangle pop band. They listen to a lot of '80s and '90s music and enjoy animal memes on the internets.

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released September 4, 2020

File under hope (despite the times).

Adrian Morse - vocals, guitar
Gabe McCall - bass, vocals
Gregory Matthew - drums, vocals, synths
Matt Lee - guitar, keyboards

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Annalise Curtin - vocals

Words and music by Readership as noted. Catboat Music© 2020. Recorded by Gregory at The Mannequin Lair. Mixed and mastered by Dave at The Gradwell House <http://www.gradwellhouse.com/>.

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Adrian Morse Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Adrian creates songs stitched from historical yarns, literary scenes, and relatable blunders of personal experience. A veteran of countless musical missteps, unrealized bands, and aborted projects, his recent works include an acoustic LP and a series of increasingly unpopular releases with the power pop band Readership. He resides in Philadelphia and has a nice cat (who even has his own song). ... more

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