Suppressed Inventions (Album)

by theSlacks

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The first full-length album from theSlacks. Once lost, now found.

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released August 1, 2003

All songs written by Mark Armstrong and Scott Armstrong.

Production: Nick Abbott.
Recorded at Montage. Grey Lynn, Auckland, NZ.

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Track Name: Crescendo
A fist full of dollars and old tab collars running through my head.
An old tennis racquet, a brown suede jacket on the edge of my bed.
There are thoughts of revolution and hot air pollution blowing through my window.
This cannot be my life's crescendo.

Political leaders and parking meters seem to be
The instruments of the government to suppress the free
That's you and me baby, maybe I think they be watching me.
This cannot be my life's crescendo.

People hurry, the working class scurry around the streets
There are botox committees, fake plastic titties and bus-bombings.
All of our political leaders say 'Fuck the Al Quaeda' and we all agree
This cannot be my life's crescendo.

Well, you might like to drink your coffee cold
That's alright but you've been sold and now, baby, you've been told.
Take my hand we'll join the band as it shuffles on past our window
Hold tight this just might be my life's crescendo.
Track Name: 8am.
It's another day, 8 o'clock alarm
Don't be late, your coffee's on anon
You don't know what you want, oh
And you let it own you
So give it all away now.

You want some, it's got you now.
It's too late to run, you can't do without now.
You don't know what you want, oh
And you let it own you so give it all away now.

You read the sign and you reassign to fit the size they make for you.

It's another day, 8 o'clock alarm.
It's okay, you take a pill for charm.
You don't know what you want, oh
You let it own you so give it all away now.
Track Name: Rockbottom Town
I'm not lonely, see I'm a picture of health.
I've got all my faculties but not much else.
And this here system, well I can see that it's going down,
Down, take me down
Take me to the river and blow me out
Down, down, take me down
And tell everyone what's going down.

Out my window, the bus stops and the people pile on
There's a good boy, she'll grow up to be a good little pawn
And next election, be sure and vote for the same old clowns,
Clowns, big, fat clowns
They won't be laughing when the shit comes down.
Breed greed, they need your greed
They got a big fat clown-mouth to feed.

All of a sudden, the switch flips and the lights they all come on
I stand there starkas, the naked light did pierce my naked form
But now I'm addicted
And so I'm bringing the whole thing down,
Down, take me down
Take me to the river and blow me out
Down, down, take me down
And tell everyone what's going down.
Track Name: Mercury Lane
The sign of the times on the bricks of Mercury Lane
It came to me on the bricks of Mercury Lane
All the people they cross over the street to come out of the rain
All they people they, they
Down Mercury Lane.

Was a time when my mind was perfectly sane
Then I met the good folks of Mercury Lane
And the people there came out of the rain, crossed over the street
All the people they, they
Down Mercury Lane.

It came to me on the bricks of Mercury Lane
One night as I stood outside in the rain.
And the people they crossed over the street to come out of the rain
All the people they, they
Down Mercury Lane, down Mercury Lane, down Mercury Lane...

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