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by Maxel Toft

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1.
Threshing 01:37
2.
Recovery 02:18
We seem to be surprisingly resilient This is helpful when you go to sleep sore and it's weakened when you wake It's not as complicated as forgiveness If it's forgetfulness by design, then that's just fine, we'll be okay This isn't helpful when you lose something important And probably isn't great when abused or emotionally repressed But it works to your advantage in a relationship And for dealing with an ex, I've got to admit, it's simply the best We seem to be surprisingly resilient This is helpful when you go to sleep sore and it's weakened when you wake
3.
MiddleMan 02:41
The middle class is not a myth or some lost civilization But often I feel I'd trade it in to be as lonely as an orphan Because the low really hear the words and I'm feeling all out of sorts Since what is central to this suggestion is only half of the report The message ain't meant for the men in the middle The message ain't meant for the men in the middle Move up or down If you want to be found Sorry, women and others, by "men" I mean "Man" But that is only because the syllables sound nice combined with "meant" So it's true that I cannot deny this obvious open bid To also verbally include y'all, every human in the mid The message ain't meant for the men in the middle . . . When you feel small it is comforting to reflect on something bigger But who would want a life comparable to a Biblical Figure? Where the bad guys are killed, the good guys are killed And the guys in the middle remain unfulfilled The message ain't meant for the men in the middle . . . Sorry, women and others, by "men" I mean "Man" But that is only because the syllables sound nice combined with "meant" So it's true that I cannot deny this obvious open bid To also verbally include y'all, every human in the mid The message ain't meant for the men in the middle . . .
4.
Filming 04:14
I haven't felt like film for a very long time Does that mean I haven't been present? Should I feel unfulfilled or unfairly advised Since I failed to induce a special moment? Have I been distorted by the feelings that films attempt to provide Or has it been a long while since I've witnessed a film that I liked? Oh, to be inspired by something other than a movie And to change my whole outlook before the documentary So, instead of dependence on another vicarious influence Am I committed to living like a film in every circumstance?
5.
Off Track 03:38
The railway as symbolic of a loss is correct Less as an illustration but in more to that effect From natives and minorities and recent immigrants To obsolete John Henry and the rhythmic Gandy Dance The railroad's role in progress is a notion off the tracks For tramps and bums and hobos hurt by railroad bull attacks Today infatuated with innocuous industry We're innocently nostalgic on a trestle of tragedy Fortunately this train is limited by it's rails And if it tries to move cross ways it fails
6.
This Mess 03:42
It's true I don't need you I thought it might get lonely But it turns out I'm a loner And unfortunately it is true I didn't need you It's true The problem's I’m in love With no one in particular But I've been trained to seek Out solutions in the singular It's true . . . So I said, "No" And I said, "Yes" And often, "Okay, I guess" But the answers just contributed more questions to this mess It's true . . . In the dark, we can still be together In the dark, you can be whomever You can be with anyone you see In the dark

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released November 21, 2021

Mixed by sTeve sMith

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Welcome, friends.
This project is a demo tape of sketches.
Thank you for having me over.
We should do it again sometime.

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