Conversations on an Airplane

by Bill O'Connor

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released December 5, 2011

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Track Name: Into the Sleep Machine
this is where the story starts
a stupid boy and his stupid heart
brags about his basement
in airplane conversations

grandma would be proud of him
he found a cure for oxygen
now death is a convenience
now death is a convenience

I tell myself when I go to bed
the monster's after them instead
like sinners and complainers
not stupid entertainers

ghosts that make me talk this way
like demons moving through my brain
now death is a convenience
now death is a convenience

talk is cheap if its mechanical
into the sleep machine under alien control

seventeen just ain't that young
to move to france and buy a gun
travel through the future
find your love and shoot her

build a tower made of stone
hope that god leaves you alone
prophesize the rapture
history channel special

talk is cheap if its mechanical
into the sleep machine under alien control

jesus showed me the galaxy
put all my friends on a tiny screen
we all laughed and played monopoly
and I go bored of heaven
I got sick of living I said

talk is cheap if its mechanical
into the sleep machine under alien control
Track Name: Creature Feature
solidify all these statues in the sky
and redefine what it means to be alive

creature feature
smooth move but everybody's gone
and all along we were wrong
we belong to a world of treason
broken signs hanging from the trees
and all our thoughts
all were lost beneath the sea

when I look outside
its a fucking shame I can't deny
that I can't defend
the only beating heart of my one true friend

awesome possum
great whites that don't put up a fight
and all along, we knew why
we belong to a world of treason
broken signs hanging from the trees
and all our thoughts
all were lost beneath the sea

and in the midst of time
soliloquy will find you
barrel down like a lightning bolt
into the endless sea
and in the misty morning
the jeckylls and the hydes
awake from restless sleeping nights
their fears set aside
they said, "this age is ours
be who you are
choose confidence over consequence
don't let your heart grow sour"

pleased to meet you
forecast is beautiful at last
it doesn't hurt when we hold hands
I understand I fucked it up
but you know words are not enough
I need those meanings always keeping me awake
and when the world is coming to an end
I'll take out my picture of you
and think about all the times that could've been
Track Name: Everything is Cyclical
power up computer
don't expect the system failure
suddenly the future is encoded in DOS command
ctrl alt delete them
terrabytes will memorize what lived
and eventually, the robots will make a stand

and we'll be eating our food
from the bottom of the ocean
we'll grow thick skin
and we won't have to wear sun lotion
cause we are all crustaceans

the undead destroy all mortals
dead preseidents control time portals
and lock up ghosts with elephant eyes
who still believe they can see the sky
it's a lie, jesus stole all the oxygen
so he could walk on water

while we swim in radiation pools
I begin to colonize the moon

we'll be eating our food from the bottom of a crater
we'll grow thick skin and we'll have to stop space invaders but we'll cal it love to see
the universe stares back at me
a little science project carbon-based machine
if we're all just chemicals
and everything is cyclical
only you can be deceived
my little carbon-based machine

little baby grow to be
little baby speak so freely
hyptnotized by tv screen
your opinion counts like an iron cloud
at least you hold your head up high
Track Name: State of Mind
wide receiver decides to see her drunk
and stoned while she's talking on the phone
with her blood sucking lawyer, well he's
gonna join you for brunch
he's gonna punch you in the face
for a taste of those waffles betty makes
they're awful, you're screwed

celebrities suck on margaritas nude
it's crude, just chillin' by the pool
it's a disaster movie, spectacular boobies turn
and burn a sex drive in the earth

I know I know we're pissed at the government
5 dollars for a pack of cigarettes
kill me slowly kill my uncle first
he's well versed in chemistry

a vixen unto the energy
your world sucks
and science ain't enough
to serenade the weak and feed the poor
your systems adore your crying and trying
to figure out this dying
its not in your catalog of sin

I know I know we're pissed at the government
5 dollars for a pack of cigarettes
kill me slowly kill my conscience first
I'll light a fire to your hurst

show you to the coroners to see
five fingers counted
everybody shouting through their teeth
"goddamn the death, goddamn the sleep
goddamn these chinese teaching me
to write them checks for a house on main street
in the city the girls are pretty
they'll make you laugh
they'll make you cry
they'll make you believe it was love at first sight
it's a state of mind
it's a state of mind

and you're welcome to analyze
when you're ready to criticize yourself
and all your fucked up shit inside

I know I know we're pissed at the government
5 dollars for a pack of cigarettes
kill me slowly kill my talent first
I want to be the worst you've seen
this side of the silver screen
I'm not an actor I'm just some creep
who thinks the words come easy
I'm a state of mind
Track Name: Euphoria
master ketchen taught me karate
I beat some kids up at a party
we fought for days
just to see if I could still feel pain

played the trumpet back in high school
I got picked on, locked in the bathroom
I stayed for years
just to see if I could disappear

boss me around the place
at least I found a space

between the waves of sound
where god is kind and people proud to be
part of some big energy like this before

first communion I got shit-faced
the blood christ, my god it tasted divine
I cried for weeks and bowed my head
when I heard the angel speak

" I see you mortals
hide your happiness in your heart
you clench your teeth at night
and all you want to do is fight
c'mon, c'mon, I would pray for your son
if wasn't exactly like you
now there's nothing we can do

but hide in waves of sound
where god is kind and people proud to be
part of some big energy like this
and the spiders stop spinning their webs
and check their bank accounts instead
catch the rain in nets of grace and wish
just wish to be free

I paint my fingernails in chrome
levitation makes me bored
Track Name: Time Machine
stop the earth from turning faster
become machine become a master now
burn hard drives into bone
download an app to raise the undead
to go to bars with automated friends
never be alone

and I'll carve in stone
everything the humans know
and go up in smoke and fly

when I was young I built a time machine with legos
travel through the galaxy
discover future parts of me
in love, in pain, til it all just feels the same

a physicist will split the atom
sell my happiness on amazon
make my demons proud
now sally talks to ghosts through quija
and sees her future in her tv screen
she turns the volume loud

and I'll break my back
if I never learn my college math
I can't afford a home and fly

louder than a dying star explodes
stronger than the currency
super human powers speak through love
and through pain, til it all just feels like

magicians conjurers afraid
the lion will escape his cage
for centuries remain the same
pollute and stay

until the universe will march
to the beat of every heart
Track Name: Cloud
what takes flight
and makes you light will take you home
what makes war
keeps you stuck to the floor
will keep you bored

little boy asked a question
"when we explode,
and the bombs fall down
where do we go?"
I don't know

you've got some nerve
to question the system you deserve
I thought you were happy
getting drunk with your friends
playing xbox360
if you get any smarter your head will explode
so whats wrong with just doing as you're told

what pumps your blood gives you nothing but love
will keep you warm
what makes pain keeps you playing the game
will keep you bored

grinning smiles to carry through the day
stupid bibles to keep us all afraid

you've got some nerve
to question the system you deserve
I thought you were happy
getting drunk with your friends
playing xbox360
if you get any smarter your head will explode
so whats wrong with just doing as you're told
Track Name: Horroscopes
a car crash is sleeping
a local boy is leaving
on a setting sun into the night

I kissed her twice to break the spell
what we become no one ever lives to tell
and I say my world is spinning
casino keeps on winning
my mind is under the haul

put me underground
I want to see the world upside-down in sleep
darkness carry me

heaven's doors are closed
plants refuse to grow
psychics feed us lies
you get no horroscope this time

my mother promised my bed will soon be haunted
with a dead end job to paint the walls
I pick the colors from my bone
little children wake up to animals of stone
and I say my world is frozen
do I still get a chosen sun to enlighten my well

put me underground
I want to see the world upside-down in sleep
darkness carry me

heaven's doors are closed
plants refuse to grow
psychics feed us lies
you get no horroscope this time

the virus understands
secret desires in the heart of man
I drag my body from the cradle to the grave
then I forget and start again