Retro

by Time Baby

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Sergey K
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Sergey K Приятные треки, и на удивление неплохие собственно для раннего и демо записи. И кстати, в основных релизах не сказать, что с миксом и мастерингом существенно лучше — на уверенные 6 из 10. Favorite track: Be Your Color.
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mathie such a treasure trove of wonderful! Favorite track: Be Your Color.
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This is a collection of early recordings and demos, from 2003-2010. Most of these tracks were recorded when I knew virtually nothing about mixing and mastering, so the sound quality generally isn't great. However, I still like some of the songs enough to make them available.

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released November 22, 2014

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Time Baby Fayetteville, Arkansas

I'm a big nerd who also happens to love dream pop and shoegaze. I try to combine those things into something pretty.

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Track Name: Rainy Hong Kong
Through the evening's low lights
We try to imitate the clouds
Drop flowers out the window
Cast down by breezes to the crowds

And then the sky explodes

We've covered our heads with their towels
Spread glasses round the floor
Call the rain to come into our room
We'll decide tomorrow

And then the sky explodes

We're always being robbed
Of history by seconds
Something so small
Can drag us down
Drag us along

The neon glows in showers
We scorn our lights and steal away
The silent troops cry outside
Tonight we're safe
Why do we write this
Track Name: Be Your Color
You stand on mountains to be tall
And colors wrapped around your chest
You’ve made me young for one last day
My sticky hands unwind the last three thousand years

And maybe this is not worth saying
Your fingers on my arm forever
It’s not where you’re from
Just where we go
Draw me inside the colors

I place this aging ring upon your hand
You’d smile but never realize
There’s happiness, but we’ll be safe
To remember on our dying day

And maybe this is just like last year
But give me your bones, make me better
I’ll sleep like Christmas
For only one last smile
I wish I could be your color
Tangled up in your forever
I wish I could be your color
Trust your difference, clapping for your ghosts
Track Name: Valentine's Lament
This should have lasted longer
Blue-gray sky and sheets and wonders
Not the welcome I expected

But then you realize the books are gone
And all that you can do is make your own

An electromagnetic haze
Fell like snow on the streets where we played
And crawling lost in the drifts we realized

That tiny worlds like ours are damned
To repeat the same collapse
Over and over, hand in hand
Until we’ve forgotten how to stand

So I sent a valentine out to all those who long
But who know they can never go home again
And seeking their solace in stripping destruction
Deny all the beauty in the world they can access

And oh…how I loved you in spite of this

So my memories of you
Will be tied to the nastiest weather
But what comes with the sunshine that always follows?
Track Name: Emerald
This is you
On a bed in Beijing
Bathed in worn lantern light
Lying behind paper screens showing
History unrelated to me

In some parts of the world
There are only stars
From the ground to the sky
And we watch them
Like drifting in heaven
All composed in emerald

This is you
In rivers and forests
Still as stones, claiming these seconds
While across the world
Old men write laws
To steal these precious stones
Before we even feel them

In some parts of the world
There are only stars
From the ground to the sky
And we watch them
Like drifting in heaven
All composed in emerald
And we watch them
Like drifting in heaven
All composed in emerald
Track Name: Marionettes
Leaving the spires of Moscow for Paris and spring
Going abroad as Scheherazade, living legends of coquetterie
The republic's imperialist daydreams embodied in me
The instrument of imagination learning lessons in mortality

But the harlequin of the Ballet Russes died
His impresario growing like dreams
Now the clown of God finds his hands and feet tied
Caught up in the trap of the free
Caught up in the trap of the free

Oh Sergei, is this your most fabulous play
Marionettes who determine the dance
Ingenue, trophy, muse, or coquette
Teach me my role of the day
Teach me my role of the day

But you must find it odd
Your Scheherazade
The gold odalisque of your dreams
Here in your bed
Caressing the head
That trapped me with all of its schemes

Backstage I was always the focus you wished you could be
Panting and blue, strange ingenue, admirers orbiting me
But with Romola, my bride, I sailed home to find
The greatest scandal was waiting for me

Yes, Sergei, you fired me, and Jean now ignores me
And Misia has far greater fawns to ensnare
I'm no longer your clown but Parisians remember
The harlequin I used to be
My strings have been cut but the world will remember
The puppet that I used to be
Track Name: All Your Actor Friends
It’s whispered in circles
Whispered in circles
Meetings colliding and you showed up
Empty handed again

From the wings to the balcony
It’s whispered in circles, whispered in circles
That you turned up
Empty handed again

Welcome to your proclivity
For boundless sensitivity

Which age has led you
To this decision, to this decision
Society’s enemy
So early and so cordial

Is it true that the socialites
Are the leading lights of socialism
All your actor friends
Playing patriots again

Welcome to your complicity
Party to duplicity

And sir
What does your new theology hold for me
In this world
Of heartbroken houses mending
Just visions of revolution
Where ladies volunteer
To do the work of peasants
Even you’re not so austere

Welcome to impropriety
Your part in this society
And welcome to your morality
So far from your reality
Track Name: Patient Creation
If it wasn’t so convincing
To fiction-raised children like me,
Watchmaker,
I would have come to doubt your story long ago
But I’m trained to look for resolution

Where even the work of scientists
Can’t completely debunk all the myths

Just think of all the years it took
To get me where you wanted
Your patient creation
Waiting for your blessings
And through the sun and snow
Of a world you didn’t even make
I longed for you
But so much for theology

And so I sift through gears and springs
Trying to find an answer
Some microcosm to believe in
And if I uncover all the fallacies inherent
Well, maybe I can still accept you

Because this love, as I see it,
Is more a case of faith than logic

Just think of all the years it took
To get me where you wanted
Your patient creation
Waiting for your blessings
And through the sun and snow
Of a world you didn’t even make
I longed for you
But so much for theology

And how much evidence will we require
Before we finally change the story

Just think of all the years it took
To get me where you wanted
Your patient creation
Waiting for your blessings
And through the sun and snow
Of a world you didn’t even make
I longed for you
But so much for theology
Track Name: Snow Day
You tried to play the good-guy
But you forgot your lines
You wanted to rest your conscience
But if feels you've lost your mind
And now you're snowed inside your home
I doesn't matter that you want to go
It looks like you'll be spending
Some time alone...

The sun is trying to shine
But it can't break through the clouds
You can see a blue sky
But it's not over your house
And the window's so cold
You can't look out of it and hope
But even if the doors were unlocked
You'd still miss your mark

In the fortress of your room
The darkened lights have got you down
And all the socks that you put on
Won't protect you from the cold cold ground
And the snow where the kids make angels
Subjects you to the devil's boredom
Just remember, it's a workshop
Of your own design

The sun is trying to shine
But it can't break through the clouds
You can see a blue sky
But it's not over your house
And the window's so cold
You can't look out of it and hope
But even if the doors were unlocked
You'd still miss your mark

The cold is a desert where you beg for water
A drop to show things getting better
'Cause you've already cleaned the bathroom
But your guilty fingerprints, they just bloomed
Now you're dying to admit you love her
But you think it might upset your master
After all, a sign of progress was not
What today was meant to bring

The sun is trying to shine
But it can't break through the clouds
You can see a blue sky
But it's not over your house
And the window's so cold
You can't look out of it and hope
But even if the doors were unlocked
You'd still miss your mark
Track Name: Limit
Silence...just hold onto this silence
Tomorrow I'll be worlds away
And all that's left will be the words we said yesterday
It's sunny here, and I can't breathe
I hope you're sleeping and your friends aren't sick
Thank you for proving that my dreams do exist somewhere

We spend our spangled lives planning our demise
We never have the time to make things work out right
And I was born too late to understand my light
I'm sure the others cried, but they never laughed like you

And all the pictures fade, I'll burn them all away
If I'm not there at all, they've been taken anyway
And up above the rain, the umbrellas and the pain
I set my limits low, but you made me think again

Silence...don't leave me with this silence
I want my ears to ring forevermore
Recalling what you said as I walked through the door
It's bright outside, how can I leave
When there's this picture hanging over me
And in your distance, I hear church bells ring

I met you in the sky, by accident, I cried
I never have the time to make things work out right
My limits are all passed, there's only forever left
But I was born to late, and that will be my death
Track Name: Flower Drown (Original Demo)
On a night you don't remember
We dreamed under the same sky
Side by side, black and cold
But you'll remember tonight
Side by side, black and cold
I'm dreaming in your eyes
In your hands...

Weeks have passed in dreams
And as it grows colder and colder
You acquiesce, finally and beautifully
And you'll remember tonight
Amnesiac girl, a sea of flowers
Crushed on your body
I'm in your hands

It's colder now than when I went to sleep
Waking in an ocean
Drowning in flowers

Now under the sunlit sky
I caress to half-objections
But we find our way home
I find my way beneath you
As we disintegrate into flowers
Powdered and scattered
I'm in your hands

It's colder now than when I went to sleep
Waking in an ocean
Drowning in flowers

Again and again we collapse
And when I'm old, I'll want these days back
But here in youth the tears seem endless
Flowers have resolved into another body
Another ocean
I'm drowning in the two of you
And you've already forgotten

It's colder now than when I went to sleep
Waking in an ocean
Drowning in flowers