Lyrics

El Tryptophan – Guilt Vacation

GUILT VACATION

Got a punctured tent
Late at night
Transmission come leaking through

I offer to pass
Every rose colored glass
Ambivalence is a virtue

Issue me a warning Before I hurt you

Guilt absorbed by next year, for sure
Do you want the responsibility?
A chorus mounts from a whisper to a shout
Scavenge what you feel you need to say

IDA

Ida’s a friend
She whispers empty promises
She’s flawless in my eyes
But Ida Ida Ida Ida Ida Ida
Ida lies
Ida lies

Oh Ida Ida Ida Ida Ida Ida
I’d rather stay home
Nurse my expectations
My fifty veiled projections
I’ll never learn my lesson

So what did Ida do. Ida knew just who was who. She did. She did know.

When you married for the third time
You knew it would last, you thought it would last
Forever
I warned you she is clever
‘Cuz Ida lies

SYNTAX STATIC

Attention, approaching the girl
Sticky sawdust, batons twirl
Tail feathers, dress an old wound
Foot servants, jumping through hoops
Syntax static, scrawled across her face
So romantic
A true romantic

Her language on papyrus
And I must be its victim
The trouble talking to you
Your words inflame my symptoms
Syntax static
Just a classic stutter case
So romantic

Perky antennae
Eyelash whips
Birthmark kisses
Babymaker hips

Patrol your impulses
Just to stay sane
Boiling over
Sputter down the drain

I search for something to say
But you turn away
The space in between what I say and what I mean
Syntax Static
I’m a crooked smile king
So romantic

Syntax static
Is never ending

GOOGLE PORTRAIT

I don’t wanna be cool
All I want is your eyes on me
Framed in a Google portrait

The all-seeing eye
And the second mind
Strike a strange alliance
In a Google portrait

Trademark the sky
Let the cumulus cry
I bet she was high
In the company portrait

We don’t wanna be cool
All we want is your eyes on us
Framed in a Google portrait

We surrender control
To the queen of catacombs
She’s a thin-wristed jailer
With a silver jawbone

And when we feel depressed
We don’t pay it any mind
There is infinite time
To refresh that portrait

The all-seeing eye and the second mind strike a strange alliance in a Google portrait
The all-seeing eye and the second mind strike a strange alliance in a Google portrait

SHARE

Yesterday you said you were the one to come
Now you say you are the one who needs to go
Voices echo from a crevice in your heart
You’re no longer an exception to the rule

You say you know where
There is an answer
Share, share
No floating in space
No hiding out place
Share, share

Once you try to frame the splinters of the past
You balk and stutter, spineless as a ghost
That’s the trouble, a rhythm in your mind
A parasite posing as a host

You say you know where
There is an answer
Share, share
No floating in space
No hiding out place
Share, share

No floating in space
No hiding out place
No isolation
No ammunition
No bad omen
No old demon
Share, share
You’ve found your fair share
Your share of nowhere

SLOW MORNING

Everyone’s speech will slur when they tell their truth
They don’t get no rewards when they speak of their abuse
The tags on the backs of the shirts are burrowing in
Our fingers take the eggs from the mother hen
And I don’t need drugs to feel fucked up
I think of your old lover
He’ll be famous soon
I sink under the covers
In the hammock, hung from the half moon
And it’s a slow morning
It’s a slow morning
It’s a slow morning