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TSDMP 1996​-​2001

by Cynthia Nelson

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four-track recordings, some of which were written and recorded in about an hour, some of which were re-interpreted for later recordings, recorded at home in louisville, kentucky and new york city.

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released December 1, 2001

cynthia nelson: guitar, flute, voice, tambourine
daniel littleton: mixology, keyboards, viola, much patience

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Cynthia Nelson Portland, Oregon

cynthia nelson writes songs and sings them and plays them on instruments. in order of appearance: ruby falls, retsin, the naysayer, the sophie drinker music project, cynthia nelson, cynthia nelson band. new album forthcoming in 2017.

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Track Name: double happiness (on-me)
i used to feel so high in here but now i feel so normal
i used to feel so high in here but now i feel so weird
the ones who are carefully watching
they do not know me at all
the ones who are shaking the snow from their boots
they do not know me at all
they crawl out of dreams and lean against walls
the bricks are so becoming
they become real, they do their tricks
i write down what they're saying
here's to the opening upward
the horizon is always a bird
the ones who are hoping their hearts will not break
i'm hanging on every word
i used to feel so high in here but now i feel so normal
i used to feel so high in here but now i feel so free
Track Name: angela
such a fearful scene
shame in a velvet hat
the day seeks intervention
angela's been doing that

wrong notes speak all the world
if it's good and gradual
lost in a gentleness
plastic bracelets name you best

hey around the corner
are the folks that knew her better

shy arising occupation
it's a worrisome flame
angelina on the bed
arrangements had not been made

hey around the corner are the folks that knew her better
she shot the outside chance
plastic bracelets name you last
Track Name: o-mouthed
skin-deep are the charming mouths
whole-hearted blues arranging for the chumps
to writhe upon a bowl
a sugar bowl of snow
ancient o-mouth weave catastrophe cold
could you step out of the phone
could you rock my gypsy soul
could you o-mouthed seek me whole
recumbent, asinine
recumbent, warm and blind
Track Name: lyric from the song
so there was to be no playing
a certain sequence hit the sky
there was to be the nailed-down feeling
indeed a science in his eye
and i guess that i go in all directions
i'm in the clouds
and he'll find out
that i didn't mean to be so smart
this part of sorry is only a start

don't go taking the lyric out of the song
you know that's very bad and wrong
Track Name: rescued from obscurity
the stamp collection
is ever present
see-through envelopes
communication
a plastic paper weight
holds careful announcements
i'll be coming through your town
don't know you much anymore

an endless circle
of baths and breakdowns
communications down
paper or cyber
get thrown off of highways now
and why even mention
a blown-out tire
a broken convention