a bed I don't want to lie in

by Dark Tones

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tracks 1-5: "side A"
tracks 6-10: "side B"

loop from track 1 of ??? at ???, march 2017; tape noise found at silent barn, april 2017
loop from track 2 of crowd at webster hall, sept 2014
loops from track 3 of chord organ, dec 2015; piano, spring 2016
loop from track 4 of drums in saugus MA, summer 2016
loops from track 5 of voices in brooklyn apartment, march 2017; evan rapport playing saxophone in room in basement of 66 w 12th st, fall 2015
loop from track 7 of feedback at jacob riis beach, sept 2015
loop from track 10 of piano, spring 2016

made from feb to may 2017
vox on 2 and 6 by zoe zelkind

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Track Name: skeleton chair
i will try simply to listen
to sounds
polluting the air
at 6 in the morning
i feel like the skeleton chair
strings across the room
the hand that makes them tuned
leaves me a skeleton chair

it only feels like what its not
like waking up before any alarms go off
and that coffee maker breathes
and when i leave
it will never breathe again
under the same name
just outside the door
or underneath the window
i just kept staring at the floor
but i could've turned around

i go out
only to come back
to hear rain dripping through the cracks
a note played on
an old busted
chord organ
in the other room -
or not
i can't tell
just try to leave a mark
on a wall
in the dark
to match the resonance of a hollowed out turtle shell
and i didn't turn around
Track Name: A bed I don't want to lie in
i don't have an answer
put it out of my mind
please don't make me figure it out

messing with a lighter
talking out of my ass
please don't make me say what i mean

tapes all hissing and warbling
finally quit trying to stay up
made a bed i don't want to lie in
Track Name: mortar
then sound finally came out
and a cold silence was dispelled
holes were bored into the sides of it
strings were stretched over the shell
maintaining an islandness
low resolution address

clothes draped over the heater
just a place to rest my hands
the sound seeps through the
cracks in the
mortar between the bricks
in the world searching for purpose
low resolution address