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Even On A Normal Day

by DartAjax

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social distancing hell I'm awkward anyway I like my six feet even on a normal day I will see you when I can and I will have something to say I am sure and so will you oh and so will you oh you should have seen me before you should have seen me before all this just like you will again like you will again spending time on a distant planet far away and I'm hearing things that no one should ever have to say I hide my eyes and find I can't look away hide my eyes and find I can't look away you should have seen me before you should have seen me before all this just like you will again like you will again
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there is no way to explain how it feels to go beyond not for you you say I can see you there 'cuz I have been there don't you want to go to an imaginary place that exists only in your mind I can see you there letting go of your ideas of what you think is possible I can take you there maybe not imagine everything expanding in front of your eyes I can take you there if you want to go far away I'll take you there I'll take you there if you want to go far away I'll take you there I'll take you there I'll take you there it's not as far as you thought I'll take you there take you there there is no way to explain how it feels to go beyond not for you you say if you want to go far away I'll take you there I'll take you there I'll take you there I'll take you there
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(instrumental)
4.
The Rain 04:46
it's coming down in buckets it overflows the storm drain rolling down the hills flooding everything it even tops sex scandals on the news it's the rain slows you down keeps you inside looking out you cannot stop it if you try at sandbags and plastic wrap it laughs and moves on if there's enough of it we've tried everything we never get enough until there's too much run for cover see the canyons gushing down feel the fury on the ground oh it's the rain slowing everybody down oh it's the rain it mocks us when we ask it to stop we've had enough the plants are beyond green the ground has turned to mud and it's started coming down to cover us up oh it's the rain slowing everybody down oh it's the rain
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Floating 02:35
(instrumental)
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all we need is everything all we need when it gets taken away we still have to live to all a good night to all a good night filled with fear and fright we all will be alright all we need is everyone everyone is all we need when people get taken away we still have to live another day to all a good night we all need a good night let's make it through the night all we need is a little bit of hope I am telling you now this is no joke when that gets taken from us we're in a bad state of mind didn't read it on the wall didn't hear it in a slogan since this is real we better be hoping to all a good night to all a good night sleep tight
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do you want to know what's going on in my head? I hope you do 'cuz so do I I think and wonder what's inside the brain machine take on the outside world when things seem repetitive remember no two days are exactly the same the little differences keep us interested in what we are doing every day because we feel we have to I've never had the same brain chemistry as I do right now everybody's cells are falling in numbers rapidly except for the infants who are growing up so slowly you think and hopefully how you want them to the little differences keep us interested in what we are doing every day because we feel we have to I've never felt this way before because I've never been right here at this exact time before and I've never thought this way before my mind's been open and closed and both at the same time I've never felt this way before I've never seen everything in exactly this light before each moment is different even if they feel the same like they've been this way before but Im back I hope you like it if I were to bare my soul would you tell me to cover it up? I've never felt this way before I've never muttered these words at this exact time before the little differences keep us interested in what we are doing every day because we feel we have to and it's been this way before
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The Cave 05:14
enter the room and then you get confused float away as if dreaming maybe you are but you still feel awake stay out of my way I'm leaning towards learning how to live my life in one piece if possible thoughts of a day spent walking around not understanding a word but I heard them all you dream you were born in a cave but now you're getting closer to the surface every day how did you get here? what have you learned on the way? that you're still in the cave this song does not exist like the tree that never fell down but is lying on its side if you don't have a favorite song maybe it's not been written yet if you enjoy something who cares what someone else might say nothing appeals to everybody but most everything will appeal to somebody we have to pick and choose and disagree on what is good the caves we dwell in knock down the wall between your minds ok and never mind forget it don't want to be like the tree that fell down without a challenge to the logging company not to slice you up and sell people the rights to live in your remains the cave is so deep constantly expanding in your mind which way is up you find out and you see the light at the end and you know where you are where you wanted to be enter the room and then you get confused float away as if dreaming maybe you are but you still feel awake stay out of my way I'm leaning towards learning how to live my life in one piece if possible thoughts of a day spent walking around not understanding a word but I heard them all you dream you were born in a cave but now you're getting closer to the surface every day how did you get here? what have you learned on the way? that you're still in the cave that you're still in the cave you're still in the cave
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Out Loud 01:00
today it seems more people than normal are talking to themselves that's what I tell myself out loud out loud that's what I tell myself out loud
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Only Started 03:59
just because you've reached the end of the day you have to sidetrack your thoughts for a while doesn't mean you've given up you'll be back again once you've rested up it's hard to shut off the brain sometimes train of thought derailed in the morning the clean up crew arrives then you wake up at the start of the day do you remember where you were when you had to pack it up for the night? the page has turned again nothing's quite the same it'll do just fine just fine you've only started only just begun you've only started only just begun just because you've reached the end of the day you have to sidetrack your thoughts for a while doesn't mean you've given up only started only started only started only just begun
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No Control 01:08
you think you know where you are you don't know at all I claim I know where we're going I don't know at all you think you are in control you think you are the boss you think you're looking down when you are looking up you have no control
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Holding It 03:12
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I bet you wonder what's happened to me not pursuing the future actively it's not wonder no one's called in a while I'm screening everything I'm sailing my own sea you can come with me someone's been bailing out the water just for me come on board but we may never leave the port I'm sailing my own sea you can come with me I'm sailing my own sea I want you to come with me I'm sailing my own sea I want you to come with me for a lifetime or a day or a song you wonder when the journey's ending I claim it's only just begun the last time we went out we fed the fish all day long we made it back only to move on I'm sailing my own sea you can come with me I'm sailing my own sea I want you to come with me I'm sailing my own sea I want you to come with me for a lifetime or a day or a song you can come along
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Affect You 03:19
what you think if you had no mind would you let me put my thoughts inside move you around on the talk show circuit like a robot doll in human drag you hope you don't become the difference is what you've seen this is what will affect you and open up your mind overload my circuits life is just a circus where's the big top exit come out of the womb and wake up at different times what will affect you I want to infect your mind I hope the picture develops soon in three dimensions revealing those who lie there would be no one left beyond suspicion suddenly everyone is gone surprise you find out you're human after all we break down eventually open your life to another someone's found a way to affect you affect you impossible you thought puppets on many levels where are you do you know what has the power to affect you empty brain so you had to fill it now you're chasing a comet laughing all the way to nowhere the difference is what you've seen this is what will affect you and open up your life
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I wonder what I would do find myself in your shoes how I would behave hoping I could be so brave heroes everywhere right in front of us heroes everywhere we need them more than we know oh oh oh there is no way to know how I would be in the line of fire as you are invisibly I hope that I would be so brave like everyone would want me to be heroes everywhere right in front of us heroes everywhere we need them more than ever right now oh oh oh there is no way to know wonder how I would behave in the line of fire as you are invisibly stand up and take a shot at helping society heroes everywhere right in front of us heroes everywhere we need them more than we know
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Happy 03:26
(instrumental)
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stuck in a sea that's made of glass she drives a liquid paper car it goes powered by the fear of God in the slow lane with monsters all around the car is broken the callbox is broken get back in and curse erase the day erase the day sit back and relax in your liquid paper car erase the day erase the day duct tape and resin hold my life together erase the day stuck on an island not floating out at sea I live I see the way to disengage fantasy and theories filing up my days
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I don't want to die I don't want to die I don't want to die in an invisible war no one wants at all I don't want to die I don't want to die I won't lie I'm scared as hell I don't want to leave here this way I don't want to die I don't want to die can't see the enemy slip by and kill us one by one I don't want to die I don't want to die I don't want to die and I swear I will do better this time I know we all try to get by no one wants to die in this invisible war at all
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Direct Test 02:54
(instrumental)
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do you feel you're trying to do everything at the same time trying to write a book and put it all on one line parallel worlds not possible right now not yet filling up your life but only having one mind everybody needs something from everybody including you give an arm or a leg and they'll be wanting two trying to do everything at the same time trying to take the world and stuff it all in your mind
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Change 04:17
I can see the change need to move on ahead with my plans not as far out of reach as I often think things will change just because they should you're the one to blame if you thought that they would things will change just because they should you're the one to blame if you thought that they would just change automatic things will change just because they should you're the one to blame if you thought that they would things will change just because they should you're the one to blame if you thought that they would without doing anything moving along but no one knows just how things are happening without doing anything or taking a chance of exposure the road ahead is all too clear still ahead and growing near the road ahead is all too clear still ahead and growing near electronic moss is growing on me running down my spine and I'm passing my time but I can see the change put my plans in motion without doing anything or taking a chance of exposure things will change just because they should you're the one to blame if you thought that they would things will change just because they should you're the one to blame if you thought that they would things will change just because they should I'm the one to blame because I thought that they would things will change just because they should I'm the one to blame because I thought that they would without doing anything moving along but no one knows just how things are happening see the change
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(instrumental)
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After 02:00
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sick of people pushing you around do you sometimes wish you could lift them off the ground tailgaters hate makers red light runners dog shit leavers what if you could be a hundred feet tall? suddenly you're the boss people would listen to every word you say as they scramble and try to get out of your way you would be above it all a hundred feet tall from up there you could see everything a hundred feet tall sick of people telling you how to live your life no one would dare any more comic book mutant growing stretching and expanding watch out now your brain's a hundred feet off the ground you would be above it all a hundred feet tall from up there you could see everything a hundred feet tall no one would tell you what to do everyone would be forced to look up at you they would just want to get out of your way just hope you don't take what used to be their money now it's gone what if you could be a hundred feet tall suddenly you're the boss people would listen to every word you say as they scramble and try to get out of your way you would be above it all a hundred feet tall from up there you could see everything a hundred feet tall no one would tell you what to do everyone would be forced to look up at you they would just want to get out of your way just hope you don't take what used to be their money now it's gone and you're a hundred feet tall
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Interference 04:21
(instrumental)

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All of these songs were recorded to cassette tape - Tascam Portastudio 4 track or 8 track. It includes 4 songs from March 2020. The remaining songs are from the vaults - mostly recorded between 1997 and 2003.

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released August 7, 2020

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DartAjax San Francisco, California

DartAjax represents the solo recorded output of David Leonard, of San Francisco, CA. He (me) has played drums in a number of bands and still does. He plays all the instruments in the DartAjax stuff (usually drums, bass, guitar, and vocals). He wrote and recorded all of these songs on his own. ... more

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