SYNTHESTATE

by Electa Villain

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04:23
2.
03:44
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4.
05:16
5.
02:50
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03:32
8.
03:10
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11.
04:18

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Justin Allmett/ vocals/ piano/ guitar
C.k. Koch/ bass/ electronic stuff
Jay Hoots/ drums on tracks 1,3,6,7,10,11
Jay Murphy/ drums on tracks 2,4,5,8,
Vic Stafford/ drums on track 9

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released December 1, 2009

All Songs written by Justin Allmett
Produced by Electa Villain
"Lady" & "First To Leave" recorded by C.k. Koch at Normal Studio in Athens, GA.
"Synthestate" recorded at Collapseable Studios in Asheville, NC.
All other songs recorded by Aaron Thompson at Absolute Recording in Atlanta, GA.
All songs mixed by Aaron Thompson.

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Track Name: Lady
i locked eyes with you and i meant every second
every second that i made you shiver
i made you uncomfortable when i looked at you
cause i need you need you love

i need you lady
need you, love
you have enslaved me

i never had you but once
but you'll always make me come back
i'm tired of you dragging my heart down
you make me hurt in and out

i need you lady
need you, love

twelve billion eyes upon this world
but two have made me come back
many thoughts of leaving my life here undone
but now here i need more of you more of you more you

i need you lady
need you, love
Track Name: Monthly Payments
stop thinking
put your head on the shelf
and stop breathing
unhook your lungs
and feel nothing
trade your nerves for wire

and now you're so damn tired of it all
but you got your hands tied in
and you wanted out for so long
but you got monthly payments

shake the earth from your feet
show the world you're a diamond
wrapped in energy
and plug your head to the wall
and light the world as you see fit

and now you're so damn tired of it all
but you got your hands tied in
and you wanted out for so long
but you got monthly payments

come on back to me, come on back to me
you gave me life, you gave me life
Track Name: Came Around
hands like these
hands laid across her strings
and on mine now
her eyes said, come on, come on
Bbut my eyes did runaway

trapped in a shell of a dead lovers body
i tried to get out, but there was no love left for me
she fed me love like a child
and i held it down for a while
but when my belly got too full
i spat it all back out

and as i run you over
you gonna cut my brake line
and i'll drive down into
my darkest decline

and every drug that i intake will only mask this heartache
and the pictures of you.
well i'll cry myself awake

when you first came
i thought we could spend some time together
when you first came around
when you first came
i was trapped like my brother and i couldn't get out
when you first came

i want a love like i never had
i want a love like you never had
i want a love like no one's ever seen before
Track Name: Blue Lips
don't care what the paper says
there's a war going on in my house
mine fields on the bedroom floor
watch your step, watch your step
or be gone

suicide mission when i pull her in
she shoots me down with a grin
barbed wire strewn across the kingsize bed
watch your hands it's a mess

she don't feel the same as she used to
don't feel the same as she once did
she's kissing me with blue lips
she's touching me with dead hands

don't care what the marshall said
there's a fire going on in my house
smoke pillows out the bedroom door
best stay low, best stay low
or lose air

flames grow higher when she turns her back
she smokes my soul just like crack
llghts me up like a cigarette
then puts me out when she ain't wet

she don't feel the same as she used to
don't feel the same as she once did
she's kissing me with blue lips
she's touching me with dead hands
she don't feel the same as she used to
don't feel the same as she once did
she's kissing me with blue lips
she's touching me with dead hands
Track Name: Patch & Stitch Up
i am not your frankenstein to put together how you like
i do just fine on my own won't you leave your sewing kit at home
pull me back and let me go, i'll dart across the avenue and slap back with a promise
that it's only you i want to do

you make me feel like I'm on top of everything in my life
and on the top i can do anything at all that i like

grab me while i float by you and hold on till i spit on you, i'm not the one you want, but i can fool anyone, yeah
said i am not the only one who thinks they are the only one to tie a knot just to see how long it will take until it breaks

you make me feel like i'm on top of everything in my life
and on the top i can do anything at all that i like

don't you want to be my girl
i will make you stronger when I hurt you
i will never be there when you go
don't you want to be my girl
Track Name: The Waiting
ten years of incisions
dissecting all of my ambitions
surgeon friend nips and tucks me
shapes me in to a model of her

i've never had a love like this
a love that never holds a kiss
i've never had, i've never had a love like this

ten years of treading water
while holding on to a led filled life coat
safety with groups and numbers
is how i fell in the pocket of you

i've never had a love like this
a love that never holds a kiss
i've never had, i've never had a love like this

this book holds no climax
ten years of reading
i'm a gullible fool

i've never had a love like this
a love that never holds a kiss
i've never had, i've never had a love like this

i've never had a love like this
a love that never should exist
i've never had, i've never had a love like this
Track Name: Exhale
breathe and blow me out
you don't need me now
you don't need me anymore
see the beauty you possess
unclothe that dirty dress and wash me out

for i'm just hoping that someday you walk alone
and drop that broken hand that you always thought of stone
just break that jar that keeps your strength all stored away
and go on and leave me

it was yesterday that you thought i was your daddy
you thought i could take you home, keep you safe and warm
but now you know that i'm no more than nothing
oh you thought i could take you home and keep you safe and warm
but now you know that i am no more than nothing

for i'm just hoping that someday you walk alone
and drop that broken hand that you always thought of stone
just break that jar that keeps your strength all stored away
and go on and leave me
Track Name: Coal Miner's Guide
touched your face with a real warm hand
felt like you could make ice on command
wore your wedding suit with a mahogany tie
friends gathered round for their bathroom goodbyes

soil not fire was the doctors call
how well could she have known you now she withholds it all
but she stood so tall and her presence loud to stand beside her would make your daddy proud.

come back, starlit eyes, you led us
our coal miner's guide
with your head lights, torch to one side
you led us, our coal miner's guide.
our coal miner's guide

pappa bear can't hold down his porridge
big brother bears got his life in storage.
mamma sees the world through a crucifix,
but a bottle of wine beats the bible is tricks.

come back, starlit eyes, you led us
our coal miner's guide
with your head lights, torch to one side
you led us, our coal miner's guide.
our coal miner's guide.

little brother bears got his life laid out for him
from the work that you did before you cashed it all in.
but running away is his first reaction, best trade those keds for some thick leather skin
cause babies in bed staring right up at him
families drowning in a pool of vodka and gin

come back, starlit eyes, you led us
our coal miner's guide
with your head lights, torch to one side
you led us, our coal miner's guide.
our coal miner's guide.

you gave me something to hold on to

our coal miner's guide
our coal miner's guide
our coal miner's guide
our coal miner's guide
Track Name: First To Leave
never opening your eyes
to all your options in the world
you think it's a big surprise
that you can't hold on to a girl

taking pictures of yourself
walking yourself round the bend
dreaming up a masterpiece
while the clay lay drying in your hand

now you know just how it is to feel alone
you never had to sweat
you always were the first to leave

no more questions please
times ignoring my request to stop
and in the end you still may not know
find yourself to believe in
you're real enough

now you know just how it is to feel alone
you never had to sweat
you always were the first to leave
Track Name: Synthestate
don't be afraid of alligators and all the reptiles of mother nature for they don't have control, past the lakes that they swim
we can walk right through every booby trap and they can pelt us with every law they pass, but they can not tax this state that we're in.
it's nothing short of what jean paul said, freedom's in every prisoners head
know there are no chains for a conscious brain

benjamin eyes take cover with another for the peasants and serfs know what it is that there worth
now all of your creations denied
tear down the ladders and the silicon brushes, put things back please the way they once were
no more building of a synthestate.

let's know the truth now our nations health takes a back seat to our leaders wealth
now they're in disguise as family guys
who were raised upon the southern side, where the crops of youth gave them an easy ride
now they're in control of every boy and girl
so stay with the program, but leave the station, your shows not funny anymore
your oil lights on and your wheels turn in circles but don't touch the ground.

benjamin eyes take cover with another for the peasants and serfs know what it is that there worth
now all of your creations denied
tear down the ladders and the silicon brushes, put things back please the way they once were
no more building of a synthestate.
synthestate