A Neuron Poem Soon

by Pagan Wanderer Lu

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When life ain't a ball pool the height limits are set by the men at a desk up a mountain I sometimes fear I'll turn into one of them but I'm thinking about beats when I'm supposed to be working Like a nest full of chirping baby birds life demands that you open a can of worms When you're writing spreadsheets for The Man It's hard to feel that you're part of a divine plan Grasp the nettle, step outside watch the christmas tree lights it takes an input transducer to get that effect we don't have to destroy to dissect And I fear that I'll turn into one of them but I'm thinking about synths when I'm supposed to be working When I purchase pineapples I forget to consume one in every two I'll pay the bills but that's it I don't want the rest of that shit I'm not cut out for an adult life every plant I've ever owned has died Even the cacti... Life should be a ball pool the only rules are written by the people that we'll soon be replacing If I get to 92 life will still be new still books to get through I watch the fireworks what if a universe lives and dies with every roman candle? What if a god's eye view considers me and you mere specks in a pretty explosion? I fear that I'll turn into one of them and I'm thinking about death when I'm supposed to be working I never knew a straight and narrow life could feel so messed up as this
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Margam Park 04:29
The day we went to the aviary The whole world bathed in cyan The chirping of distant cages and the anaesthetic calm I felt like I was visiting you in a mental hospital or maybe you were the one visiting me? The end is nigh my password is password we dance around sad architecture round and round and round it goes new improved arpeggios Present our work as a series of accidents beloved foma, the clothes of the emperor Keep one eye on our egos where it stops no one knows My sandwich boards proclaim our doom you hide your sadness in cartoons Read our future in tea leaves merrily merrily down the stream So they can't be blamed if they don't see it coming when they find us both with our heads in the oven Way to take one for the team life is nothing but a dream We were so far away from the city We could actually see the stars I've got an interesting back story without the fashion sense or scars I lay down in the grass and I felt grateful to be so small the time signature of my heart is still 4/4
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Across the wasteland we'd vowed to return charred fragments of words still dance on the listless breeze We built a library here all our knowledge in one place books stretching away as far as the eye could see Spend my childhood wandering through the pages communing with the great minds of the ages All my life I felt it hanging over me Now amidst the ruins can I make my peace? It was my home and all I'd ever known I assumed others worshipped knowledge as I did I couldn't imagine those who believed words unread and inert could ever inflict hurt then one day they came with torches aflame they were stretching away as far as the eye could see They'd militarised stole the secret of fire from the gods they would burn so fearful of what they'd learn condemned the books that contradicted their creed not hopeful of an afterlife we made our retreat on that night my parents came to usher me through the tunnels choking, frightened, stumbling and we left them behind to the mercy of the fire those precious equations preserved in paper I couldn't take them with me the voices of history silenced forever lost to the embers the book burners the book burners with torches aflame as far as the eye could see
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Dots 02:37
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Real Fun 03:33
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Self-released compilation of b-sides, remixes, and outtakes from European Monsoon.

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released September 21, 2010

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Pagan Wanderer Lu Cardiff, UK

Electronica fuelled indiepop from South Wales.

Now recording and releasing as Andrew Paul Regan www.andrewpaulregan.co.uk

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