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Dynamic Tension

by The Tumbledryer Babies

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1.
Why go outside to meet the girl I like and suffer heartbreak from the rejection? I won't have to deal with any of that from the environs of my teenage bedroom Red oil-based gloss paint and Anaglypta on the walls Covered in A4 sheets of lyrics and a poster of Niagara Falls If you saw me at the beach one day I'm sure you'd kick sand right in my face I'm basically the before model in the ad for Dynamic Tension My broken body still supports my pot belly and my arms flow like a noodle I can't help being a chinless freak who looks like a Who from Whoville Can't even hide behind the music I make for my lack of physical exersion It's good in my book if you like the way you look but I've never been that kind of person If you saw me at the beach one day I'm sure you'd kick sand right in my face I'm basically the before model in the ad for Dynamic Tension
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Our core can be so blind To what we are assigned Some people have to learn to match up Outside with inside Those clown comics have to try To fix their hearts or die Fix your heart or die A good heart is more than just tissue But yours is only sinew Another way to show the world You don't have a decent bone in you Fix your heart or die
3.
NASA boffins are hard at work Deciphering the things you do I'm surrounded by idiots At least I'm aware that I am one too If you've been to university It doesn't mean you can't be dense It must be hard for you to pick a side From that position on the fence It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault You're too stupid to see I'm stupid too It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault You're too stupid to see I'm stupider than you Every day I'm confronted by The people who know it all I'm in the gutter because I know I'm dumb The writing is on the wall I expect nothing from you So what do you want from me? I'll admit I'm wrong, you'll double down Let's leave each other be It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault You're too stupid to see I'm stupid too It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault You're too stupid to see I'm stupid too It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault You're too stupid to see I'm stupid too It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault you're stupid It's not my fault You're too stupid to see I'm stupider than You are looking to go Buy binoculars to See I'm stupider than you
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Flop 01:33
Did you hope one day I might not be a flop Waste my life in the way you approve Not be such an embarrassment to you Well, beauty's more important than conflict Failure? I don't even know you I don't know anything else either Should've learned some skills when I had the chance Pogo on your grave because I don't really know how to dance I'm a flop! Did you hope one day I might not be a flop Be what I was intended to be Once it was the year of the ox Never been a good year for me Failure? I don't even know you I don't know anything else either Should've learned some skills when I had the chance Pogo on your grave because I don't really know how to dance I'm a flop!
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As much as I would like to I'll never set the world alight My legacy is an unheard scream into a digital void Late night vagrant Best to look away for your own sake Who wants to pay for a digital download? & it's hard to even get an FM foothold Perhaps my songs are too throwaway Even for a throwaway world Where's my Ivor Novello? In my mind I'm Scott Walker And my weird doom gives you a lift In my mind I'm Lee Hazlewood It comes out all wrong but you get my drift No idea what I'm doing but I don't let it stop me I'll leave a sizeable back catalogue But I'll leave no money Where's my Ivor Novello? Maybe when I'm dead My kids will be impressed But for now I'm not weird enough for the weirdos & not straight enough for the rest Am I boring? Who cares! I'm not even at my best! But I keep on So where's my Ivor Novello? I said, where's my Ivor Novello?
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I want to open for Gina Birch In a theatre or a church I could even run the merch stand If I opened for Gina Birch On Gina's tour I'd treasure that forevermore I like The Raincoats and The Hangovers So I would love it on Gina's tour I'd drive us round the country Dover to Pontefract Try my best to be funny And be a good opening act For Gina Birch I want to open for Gina Birch I want to open for Gina Birch I want to open for Gina Birch
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How can I Make you alert To my presence Or my name on a shirt I want to impress you But you loathe me All I want is for you to Award me a trophy So that maybe I'll feel Deserving Maybe I'll feel Worthy Maybe I'll feel Like a real person Maybe Maybe I'll feel Like Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink
8.
Why did you give me a name that means strong? Were you being sarcastic or did you just get it wrong? Or were you trying to show me Preemptively, how you'll never know me?
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Astro Turf 01:02
Why would you astro turf your lawn? Why would you plasticise all the ground that you walk on? What sort of drug are you on? Why would you astro turf your lawn? Why would you astro turf your lawn? What will become of all the creatures thereon? No tweet of blackbird at dawn Why would you astro turf your lawn? Why would you astro turf your lawn? Water table peril when East Anglia's gone What species of bee will you mourn? Why would you astro turf your lawn?
10.
147, that's my blood pressure Something else I don't measure Seek validation Acquire hypertension Maximum break Maximum breaking point I am aware I get dumber and uglier each year It's called growth But go ahead and lie to yourself
11.
My conversation is like a locked groove Over and over, I say the same thing A pound in the jukebox that lasts five pints You'll feel drained when you go home tonight I didn't mean to bore you It's been a while since I saw you Please, I implore you To listen to my story For a while I am the worst of George Bailey I'm at the top of the ancient belfry And so to no one at all, I pray The pavement's never looked so grey And then I remember I don't want it to be December If next year's worse than the one before I'm going out in a fireball This time it's time for a louche Christmas
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I am a booth at a convention I can't command your attention The low hanging fruit jumps out at you So I fail to get a mention I don't deserve your time Like sour grapes on the vine Our opinions differed on what might be considered Ethereal or sublime Do I want your attention or not? I can't be sure I am white noise in a sea of talentless men who can sing Slightly better than me

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Recorded between 02 May 2022 - 08 February 2023 in Room 237.

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released February 21, 2023

All songs written and performed by A Moore.

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