This is Not a CD

by the Nabokov Project

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Sanjay 01:06
Pop Song 04:48
thunder out the bedroom window echoes down the parking lot think I’ll turn on the TV turn up the Radiohead CD. Empty out the coffee grounds wonder where the trash will go wash my hands in the dark blue light flickers down the hall watching John Walsh on TV points his finger at me had a son who lost his head in the mall, in the mall. ‘cause gray is setting in and this is just a song so cut it down again and dream it over/up again my mother told me, "never talk to strangers unless they have good candy" my pastor always said, "'cause you don’t love Jesus I cannot save you" my father told me, "never to talk to preachers unless you have the soul to spare" my girlfriend always said, "if you can’t write pop songs what are you good for?"
The rain has turned down to drizzle By now, it has to be closer to midnight A girl sleeps on a city bus Dreams under florescent light I walk back to my deadbolt My shirt starts to soak through And I think is this what the rain’s for to wash the oil from the streets And is there nothing as lonely as watching her passing by Is there nothing as empty as midnight? as rain dripped from a streetlight? I wish that the streets would be silent That someone would unboard these windows As the bus groans over my shoulder But I don’t look behind And is there nothing as lonely as watching her passing by Is there nothing as empty as midnight as shadow dripped from a light still knowing that this is goodbye and knowing that this was goodbye
Look 03:52
by Eric Van Thiel (Salt)
She hides in a closet on shoebox lids through musty suits uncle works on a bottle cigarettes, TV set mom and dad scrape their plates by the Christmas tree they don’t see him the bedroom door, closes in and there’s a shotgun underneath his couch "but he finds me...and he loves me to keep..." "I’m feeling sick. Can we go back to grandma’s yet?" out on the porch the house was loud; she told him so walked into the yard to get some air, against a tree "little bitch," he called. "too conceited to stand by me I’ll do you a favor put you in your place." grounded, hands around her face "I’m feeling sick. Can we leave the party yet?" Empty grows a hungry smile staring down trapped by the gaze a body; the object; body; libido


Recorded in Pittsburgh, PA.


released July 3, 2004


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the Nabokov Project Appleton, Wisconsin

Formed in a basement in Eau Claire, WI in 1998 (2 doors down from "third and lake it burnt away" from Bon Iver's "Holocene"), the Nabokov Project is the work of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist m gargo.

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