Stranger Things Before

by RAKAM

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released 21 May 2012

Produced by Marc-André Roy & John Wilson
2011

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Track Name: Too many LPs
Peter, Paul and Mary had a couple of albums : one too many. So, I didn't purchase the whole collection and I didn't bother with the connection with Pete Seeger nor Bob Zimmerman. Didn't reason with Ornette Coleman. Tomorrow is still the damn question. Ruth Crawford was a wonderful woman.

Went to the store, I took it to the floor and I told the clerk to give me some more of the Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. They had a thing going as long as it lasted. The thing about Burt Bacharach is that you shouldn't waste too much time on that. Dusty Springfield had as much sex appeal as a cooler with wheels.

Now, Bruce Johnston man he had notion. I've seen boys on the television wear the same shirts everywhere they're going. Girls in boxers paper-duck bathing. Brian Wilson, what's his problem? Syd Barrett of the Pacific Ocean? Arnold Layne, now you know he's insane. He won't even come in when it's raining.

A&M... got too many LP's. Gonna braid my hair like Gino Vannelli. Montreal is a city where to drive your car like it's 1973. Barry Manilow, I wouldn't go solo. Herbie Mann, come on clap your hands but I'd rather listen to Purple Rain. Prince, motherfucker you know he's the man.
Track Name: Human convoy
Don't follow in the steps of a human convoy

I told you once and I do believe you heard me

Don't follow in the steps of a human convoy

Change is coming your way but you won't see it

Don't follow in the steps of a human convoy

Carrying on our way to move onto the outside

Don't follow in the steps of a human convoy

Man is dead, it was even said he couldn't even lumber
Busy in the way that most people seem to turn to these sorry days

I raise my voice in a thunderous notion, combat noodle

Don't follow in the steps of a human convoy

Convince you to throw away the wire

Don't follow in the steps of a human convoy

Travelling under circumstances properly known as...

Don't follow in the steps of a human convoy

Cause to laugh at the disturbed with my hands up

Don't follow in the steps of a human convoy

Man is dead, it was even said he couldn't even lumber
Let alone to self-help himself, it will never sell
Your novel isn't worth it, you're not even in the circuit of the left alone
Everything is made up, safe for you to wake up
Track Name: Le jazz dans la rue
C'est le jazz dans la rue, t'as pas tout perdu
Tu n'as rien inventé, t'as pas de tenue
Le jazz dans la rue, c'est sous-entendu
Y'a les flics qui descendent sur ton Avenue


C'est le jazz dans la rue, l'en ai convenu
Ton papa, ta maman sont les bienvenus
Le jazz dans la rue, quelque chose qui pue
Caché dans le monde et Auld dans les buts

Le jazz dans la rue


C'est le jazz dans la rue, j'en ai marre du menu
Offrez-moi quelque chose, Saunders j'en ai lu
Le jazz dans la rue, je te passe en revue
Sous le firmament, ennemi en sus

Le jazz dans la rue


C'est le jazz dans la rue, c'est si saugrenu
Le jazz dans la rue
Track Name: Your vibrations
(instrumental)
Track Name: Long Island beaches
On Long Island beach I have fell in love with you
I lost myself in the season of a dream and the dream was something I had never knew

On Long Island beach I have fell in love with you
I can't go on because the sun is strong

On Long Island beach I have fell in love with you
I had to swim in a river of Mountain Dew

On Long Island beach I have fell in love with you
I'm not sure if the drugs are working but I've been down and I would like to know why

On Long Island beach I have fell in love with you
An imaginary space, the morning looks like a pillow case fortified like a wet dream
Track Name: Lesser known gimmick
I reek with self-esteem and you know it
The only difference is : I don't bother showing it
I reek with a lesser known gimmick
You would probably take me out just to test it to the limit

I reek with self-esteem and you know it
You tricked me into stealing the part where I admit it
The reason why I am over-medicated is to pressure up the horrors in the mirror of my contradictory open mindset


Der frohliche, mein vater, wandersmann, das wandern schaffet frische lust
Guten tag, wanderer, ein wanderbursche sein, froh singet stet mein mund, und schwenke, meinen hut


I reek with self-esteem and you know it
I will show you what I mean, don't bother with your quipping
To repossess our land as we know it
We must ordinarily take it back and redistribute it to the myth


Weit in die welt hinein, warum singt dir das vogelein
So freudevoll sein leid, d'rum trag ich ranzlein und dem stab, und mir steckt's auch im blut


I reek with self-esteem and you know it
The object of my call is to survey the market
I realize that it's over in a minute
The only way around is if you shovel snow above it

I reek with self-esteem and you know it
I feel strongly about the way you make me blow it
I reach out for a letter of intrusion
Suspicion is the key to my shooting straight an arrow
Track Name: Ocean liner
(instrumental)
Track Name: Budgetary stereo
Now, the more I cheer the more my preferences veer from one team to the next
Money matters equal sex
In an artful manner, I piss upon your banner
To judge it, consider opinions do falter
I would like to appeal this

Won't you do me a favor baby and do it again

Now, the more I bring something newish to the table
I just fail it like a fable in which tales of betrayal play in budgetary stereo
One side of which is low
I couldn't hear it from a distance so I needed some assistance

Estimated plan, allow me to arrange
Your interior life is strange
The more I bleed I consider it's a lead
Persuasion is a gift going upwards like a lift
I have no one to whom anything to prove
If we come to an agreement, does that make you feel less important?
The more I leave the less it is I steal
The more it is I fear the less it is I clear

Won't you do me a favor baby and do it again

I leer into the future and see nothing but intruders
Most of whom just lack imaginative tact
In troublesome relations, it's a misconducting nation with power-outed vision
So, put it on a trial and test it to denial
I get it from a mile, it's easy to be bribed
So, send them gifts of money
Yes, you sure will end up lonely but not without a story
The colder that it is, every season's in a fizz

Won't you do me a favor baby and do it again
Track Name: Meat fly high
I won't devote my time to the byzantine causes of your nature
I've seen the meat fly high in your walking closet with no deposit
Redirect it to the people you're with

I won't devote my time to the byzantine causes of your nature

I won't devote my time to the byzantine causes of your nature
I've seen the world collide but I fail to see how it's all connected

I won't devote my time
I won't give you a dime even if you tell me the world is on the line of its seventy-second nervous breakdown
Track Name: My favourite piano
I have danced on the roof of the mountain and I oughtn't needed to
I have seen stranger things before appear behind me
I don't care to wish for anything I haven't acquired yet

You've been told by some goddamned fools you needn't any love
You need help yourself

I have torn it down before and I'll do it again

Off to the parade with the kids and the dogs and the balloons
Bing Crosby was there staring back at me

But I wouldn't have a thought / penny for him
Neither less some clothes
And I need a stitch in my brain for my thoughts are dirtier than you
I have inflamed some groceries before and I'll do it again

But you have no love for yourself nor have you respect for me
But I can live without you, let's see if you can do the same

In flames of disavow, give me the tools I need to escape from the world

If I ever see you again in my living room, I will punch you in the throat and throw you out the window
I don't care if it shatters my favourite piano
Just go
Track Name: Never touch money
On a holiday, I could take you away
But you don't know you're Monday from your everyday
On another day, in a Christian way I vote for myself

You can take advantage of my mental image
You can take it away but the profit will stay
On the TV set, playing with the lions where the people come off with their hickory problems

A fantasy, I indulge in the day
Take care of your dreams
The sound of delay

On a holiday, I could take you away
But I will never touch money
Track Name: 2000 indecisions
2000 indecisions and one outcome that leaves no one happy
I used to be so serious, you're making me delirious
Affected by things that otherwise would leave me indifferent

2000 definitions of one and only thing my brothers won't sing
Disconnected on the intern, you're nothing I feel concerned about

2000 invitations to one and the same event, 2000 times sent
I look into the yellow pages for some real friends

Who are you gonna kill this time, girl?
You know you shouldn't expect too much out of love
Time rolling past, I'm growing older
Wake up at last to see things unfolded

2000 indecisions and one outcome that leaves no one happy
I used to be so serious, you're making me delirious
Affected by things that otherwise would leave me indifferent

2000 definitions of one and only thing my brothers won't sing

I wanna make it up to you for all the things that you make me wanna do
If I redefine on someone else's time, I will creep back into your mind
Track Name: Bulk of the world
(instrumental)