The Gurgler

by Alpha Strategy

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Alas I hear the tone of the witless aside Whispers are liquid onto porcelain And hardly enough to warrant a reply Unlimited options a thing of beauty Nay nay nay nay Despite the warmth Unique to the east I smell like a went tent The terms of procurement Upon which requisition is aleak I send all my faith and love Please carry it along Saying nothing of the flies in my mouth But kudos to those who'd Keep to their own campfire
Granted the choice To the Neris he'd go Back to surface twice Three scours between ice floes Basin beloved, bits are battered Decanter's dearest deep fried fragments Spread 'em out for Sunday supper Like blazes, the first chance he gets He's gonna run on straight out to the wine press Right eye to tasks grievous to be borne Left to languid loam A rub of the cloth fails to redress Asked if his thoughts were profound Or if he thought of nothing at all Let it plunge down and save us Arrogantly telling me He's got this oral business licked Some of these processes could persist Amongst old piles of magazines With leaves that had blown in Or next door at the gas station Where self-serving acts meet with felicitation
It's hard to say Why they smiled when he arrived The yoke of his infractions Now wreathed around his neck Pinned down in the same clothes He's worn for a week Wilted charisma And a fire upon which he'd pissed Sat before the door Show me to the lane If you could, if you will They broke my teeth with large stones They trimmed my toenails back to the bone I accept the implications These implications I have accepted
Parada 03:42
Per the agreement he'll watch a bus drive onto the lawn It'll let a bunch of people out While a figure chops at roots of trees with an axe Something'll bite him real good And an unfamiliar woman will want to take his picture As he leans against a post Bread tube hot dogs got his hands full Blocking rat holes up with steel wool For carpet burn healing he's hopeful And he's got a look on his face that could easily be accompanied by the words Accoutrement! Accoutrement! With one or two items he's seen to Free to blare away to himself What are you to her now Once she'd wake up at 3:00, and start rambling about God He'd squeeze her tight, hands running through her straight auburn hair When he left town she couldn't go back to that apartment for days Still on the floor were those things for him she'd wear A stupid road map of sore eyes A stupid road map of reddened itchy eyes
The Gargler 04:17
I am for you And you shall see Of all I find distasteful There's no need to remind me Pour down, a thousand eyes staring back The gargler's a card and he needs to be dealt with Like the water passes from the tap to the drain You get out at the station and you and hop on a train Try and live like normal people for a couple of days Slope on through a cobblestone street All out in the cold while good friends are asleep She'd write, hello boss Is everything ok with the girls I mean is it fine, alright, is it everything I looked at the woman and the woman looked at me Glaring spots of disinterest Internment levels of lassitude Make a bigger fool out of myself than the usual
Slunk out to the country To the woods that I know Slithering between my ears And atop my head I certainly wish I'd done something better instead Could've ran a needle through the stye Though I got carried away in the prime of my life Squirming around in my hands Until my time is through Walking's all I could proficiently do
We are not in a room Bawling and cursing And eating the same thing with one plastic spoon We are in a room much like this place Yeah he will be a wild man, the one who caused me to wander away He will dwell where it pleases him And walk the halls of his home in peace Therefore I must return to be sporting To play with dangerous tools To partake in mountaineering To participate in the Triple Crown To be a sport and oblige


released August 31, 2018

All music by Alpha Strategy 2017-8, including Ben O'Brien on 1-3, 5

Rory Hinchey: Vocal accompaniment, lyrical composition
James McAdams: Six string electric guitar
Evan Sidawi: Four piece drum kit
Dan Edwards: Four string bass guitar

Recorded at Electrical Audio, Studio B, March 2018
Engineered and mixed by Steve Albini
Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Services
Artwork by Graham Lambkin

Released by Antena Krzyku


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