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They didn't know what it was They didn't know what it did But they entered the competition on the Back of the Pepsi lid So how am I looking with my eyes streaked wide? Sure­footed on the mountain in my Nike cushioned stride Babes are singing candy down my ear replugged insides There's a moral in there somewhere, but I can't remember why An application born for this An app for you, an app for shit For spelling out the shopping list Of all you missed, of all whose kiss Never touched your lips Of days piled into your in­tray That kind of got in the way Of your ever­present Sweet nothingness. They didn't know what it was They didn't know what it did But they entered the competition on the Back of the Pepsi lid Please accept our sincere apologies It wasn't him, it wasn't me It was just someone's parents who couldn't read And didn't learn from history You shouldn't let this bother you Just get a grip, and with a twist of the wrist Delete the fuck out of everything that Bothers you. You shouldn't let this bother you Just get a grip, and with a twist of the wrist Delete the fuck out of everything that Bothers you.
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Imagine every day of your life Written in a book Everybody wants to read it Wants to take a look What were you thinking? Who did you meet? How did you feel? What did you believe? Did she really love you? Did they understand What was it like In such a famous band? Imagine every day of your life Written in a book Songs like a first embrace That can never be emptied Of their love Of such a time and place She needs to imagine Even now Where did they come from The sounds that you heard? What were the meanings Behind every word? She said she knew Eleanor Rigby In real life Then she read the news just like A Day in the Life Songs like a first embrace That can never be emptied Of their love Of such a time and place She needs to imagine Even now Where did they come from The sounds that you heard? What were the meanings Behind every word? Loves you (whoo!) (whoo!) Loves you my sweet lord.
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Venus Rising 03:07
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Down and down the echoes go Round and round the waters flow The sun rang out across the fields And the guns made the river glow When I enlisted And I could hardly stand When the railway left me here I slept inside A tent torn up by wind And then The dawn rose slowly Across my tattooed skin Down and down the echoes go Round and round the waters flow The sun rang out across the fields And the guns made the river glow When I enlisted They gave me guns and beer And I could hardly stand When the railway left me here I slept inside A tent torn up by wind And then The dawn rose slowly Across my tattooed skin By the embankment Leaning on my knee I waited for the enemy I could hear In the richocheting sky Words I should have wrote you When I had time.
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Dust Requiem 03:44
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Citizens United is a compilation album that features bands and artists from Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. I (Nicole) am the pivot for this project because all the artists featured are my friends and I pulled the album together.

The inspiration for the album came from emails from my LA based screen writer friend Dave Gebhardt who was driving back and forth from LA to Albuquerque in mid 2012 to visit his mother who was dying of cancer in a hospice there. His meditations on the declining state of American politics, corporate consumer culture, war and American history, love and connection, The Beatles, the aching beauty of the desert landscape, and the death of a loved one were profoundly moving. I suggested we work on a project that captured some of these feeling and ideas, and the result several months later – with a little help from our friends – is Citizens United

It is a diverse album both musically and emotionally. Citizens spans Velvet Underground drone pop, Beatles-esque tunes, glam-rock, folk-rock, cinematic soundscapes, to poignant and darkly funny spoken word meditations on death and American culture.

The title is a reference to the 2010 Citizens United v Federal Election Commission ruling by the United States Supreme Court, which effectively removed restrictions on corporations donating unlimited sums to politicians and governments. The ruling has been highly divisive in American society, and spawned grassroots movements to change the constitution to make it clear that “corporations are not people”. Its a massive undertaking, but more and more State legislatures, starting with Montana are passing resolutions in support of this movement, to try and stem the tide of political corruption, demolition of democracy and concentration of corporate power on a scale not seen since the 1890s ‘robber baron’ oil trusts

Calling the album Citizens United is a way of acknowledging this ongoing USA political struggle (which will have implications around the globe), on a scale and importance of the civil rights and anti-Vietnam war movements of the 60s. But also reclaiming the term as what it should really mean, which is about people – in our case artists – joining together to be good citizens helping each other and supporting democratic ideals and practices.

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released October 21, 2013

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Nicole Skeltys London, UK

Nicole Skeltys has released 12 albums in styles ranging from electronica, psychedelia and folk rock. This page hosts her folk rock/folktronica output including with the Melbourne based Dust Revival Band and the London/ Los Angeles based The Disenchanted. Latest LP 'Deal With Your Disenchantment' is a 21st century woman's response to Dylan's classic albums of '60s/early 70s, all originals. ... more

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