Asterisk (Remastered 2015)

by Atom Orr

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1.
Keep telling yourself it'll get better... Keep telling yourself it's a footstep away. She's got turntable trouble, skipping over the rough spots like Soyuz Cosmonauts. She smells like cotton candy and smoke machines... Keep telling yourself it'll get better... He's got a fashion sense of an undertaker, a freestyle maker. He closes his eyes... She smells like cotton candy and smoke machines...
2.
Seventy 02:28
I feel it coming, I feel it coming out feet last. I'll do what I should've done, I'll “H.G. Wells” it and blast out of here. I've found a new day in the past. When all you could get was Bud, Miller and Pabst. Mirror, mirror on the ball, Can you tell me what I lack? A blue Continental to go with my T-Rex “Cadillac”. I'm out of here. I've found a new day in the past, with brand new faded photographs. We're all just trying to find our way to someplace.
3.
Tune out the humming... Tune out the buzzing... Coming in loud and clear. Don't worry. I've got the story in my little black box. I can see right through you, no need for my X-ray truth machine. We're riding the white knuckle rhino. I'm better than ever. Went on a bender of king-size certainty. I can see right through you, no need for my X-ray truth machine. We're riding the white knuckle rhino. You can't take away the sound. The selection of no direction, going anywhere, somewhere... anywhere, just somewhere.
4.
You've got the green means go... You've got the green means go... You've got the green means go...
5.
F*cked Up 03:23
I just f*cked up your sing-along song, no radio for sure. I have my semi-mental ways, here's my emotional d’jour...yea... Excuse me do you know where I can get the “Idiot's Guide to Me”? You know the real story's in the trash not in the magazines... yea... Don't you know that I'm sorry? But you get what you pay for, and you'll get what you deserve. Fill it up with colorful catch phrases that you can recall, the “whole truth” doesn't matter, but what you remember most of all...yea... Don't you know that I'm sorry? But you get what you pay for, and you'll get what you deserve. I could give you explanations, first, I'd have to give a damn… first, I'd have to give a damn... first, I'd have to give a damn...
6.
Vertigo-Go 01:59
No matter how much I pretend, I'm like a crack in the windshield I can't mend. Vertigo-go, go away. Vertigo-go, go away. Given everything except what you needed? Ever feel like you've been cheated? Vertigo-go, go away. Vertigo-go, go away. Christ I don't think it can last. Better get it on, get it on fast. I just need a little time. In a soft-serve second, I'll be fine. Vertigo-go, go away. Vertigo-go, go away.
7.
Little Birds 01:46
Little birds. Fast hearts. Little birds. Fast hearts. They'll leave you in the cold, but they'll come back in the Spring. Even when they’re sad they sing. Little birds. Fast hearts. Little birds. Fast hearts. They'll sing for you and eat your bugs. It's the tiny strips of tin foil that they keep away from, but not the baths they're taking in the day's sun, and when they've taken all that they can take they fly away...fly, fly, fly away. Little birds. Fast hearts. Little birds. Fast hearts. They'll sing for you and eat your bugs.
8.
Shovel 03:21
Dig. You make me wanna dig. I let it get to me since 1979. Love. I want to be so in love with the idea of love. Turn out the light, turn out the light, they'll love you for your entertainment, they'll kill you for your politics. You say it's gonna be O.K. ...Tune out the humming, turn on the stereo...Tune out the humming, turn on the stereo... The more I dig, the more I pull up worms. The more I dig, the more I pull up worms.
9.
We love being “oh so glossy”. Nice and glossy yea... fat and happy, the genuine article. Nice and glossy... It's always easier to make believe that it's better living, through chemicals. Making a living, not a killing. Are you willing to be happy? Oh so glossy... It's always easier to make believe that it's better living, through chemicals.
10.
It's a heady, sickly sweet, overflowing trash heap. Come inside. Close the door. Draw the shades all the way down. You left me with my pants around my ankles. Found. Leaving not a trace from your vinyl fingertips. PLEASE LET ME PLEASE LET ME I'm sunlight terrified. Your eye shadows me and my 8-track mind. It's just the tip of my destruction. You left me with my pants around my ankles. Found. Leaving not a trace from your vinyl fingertips. PLEASE LET ME PLEASE LET ME I took “good-bye” straight out of the box and I set it down. You left me with my pants around my ankles. Found. Leaving not a trace of your vinyl fingertips.
11.
Where are we going? My powers of observation are facing a black out. My half-flung wonder, love, is so easily said and gone. Things are closer than they appear, though my optimism's gone straight to hell. My half-flung wonder, love, is so easily said and gone. I don't feel any younger, but it feels right. Doomed to the fringe from the get go. My half-flung wonder, love, is so easily said and gone. I don't feel any younger, but it feels right. I'm still coughing up the words to say. One by one, they’ll come cause' it feels right.
12.
Cluster 02:43
I walk, you run. I'll take you under. So God damn perfect, I almost believe it. Reach across with one hand at a time my love. I want, you need. We take until it's over. So God damn perfect, I almost believe it. A secret no one knows, I just knew, my love.

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Remastered 2015 of just me freakin' out with drum loops and drum machines...

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released June 16, 2015

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Atom Orr San Diego, California

Atom Orr is Christopher Hoffee performing, writing, recording, mixing, mastering everything but the drums, marimbas, and congas. Matt Lynott lays it down on those instruments.

Based in San Diego, CA by way of Memphis, TN...Atom Orr mixes up quite a few genres and does what it wants. We don't tour. We just make stuff up and send it out. We live on making music, helping others, and eating burritos.
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