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released September 11, 2016

all words and sounds made by daniel penner

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Track Name: watch me disappear
the curtain’s still lowered
its just before dawn
i’m standing here wondering
how i’ve waited so long

by the time the clock strikes six
ill be somewhere far, far away
no matter all the tears you shed
when you ask me to stay

————

i went to the doctor
said i don’t feel so good
my temperature’s high
and i’m misunderstood, and he said

‘son you know i’m not that kind of doc
but i know just what to do
and if you thought for a second
i think you’d know it too’

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i went to the preacher
said father i’ve sinned
i’ve spent my whole life
living out on the fringe, but he said

‘son you know, well that’s not a sin
but i know just how you feel
i think you should go out
and find something real’

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so go ahead and wipe that
sad look from your eyes
i’m a magic man, you know
you shouldn’t be so surprised

i’ve had a lot of practice
so really there’s nothing to fear
won’t all of you please sit back
relax, and watch me disappear

————

yesterday i spoke
to the delivery man
i told him i’m running
as far as i can, but he said

‘son i don’t really know you
but i hope you find what you’re looking for
and if you gotta go
you oughta do it with style, you know’

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so go ahead and wipe that
sad look from your eyes
i’m a magic man, you know
you shouldn’t be so surprised

i’ve had a lot of practice
so really there’s nothing to fear
won’t all of you please sit back
relax, and watch me disappear
Track Name: picnic
i wish i could
wrap my thoughts in a
picnic blanket and
send them into space

so someday an
asteroid can
pulverize them, gone
without a trace

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i wish i thought
less and did more
that i could play sports
so i could play with you

i wish i could
smile naturally
dress more fashionably
so i could talk to you

————

i wish i could
wrap my thoughts in a
picnic blanket and
send them into space

so someday an
alien can
find them there and
condemn the human race

————

i wish i could play
basketball and
dance at all so that
you might dance with me

i wish i had the
courage to sing
about all the things that are
really wrong with me

————

i wish i could
wrap my thoughts in a
picnic blanket and
send them into space

so someday an
astronaut can
find them there and
realize that he’s

just like me cause he
can’t smile naturally
can’t play basketball, he’ll
realize that he’s

just like me cause he
can’t say what he
really means and it’s
all the same shit, it’s

all the same shit it’s
all the same shit it’s
all the same shit it’s
always has been and

always will be
always will be
always will be
Track Name: can't lose control
and lately you haven’t been listening
the way when you used to be near me
but i can’t let it go
oh no, i’ll never let it go

and lately i’ve noticed the same thing’s
been happening every day to me
is there something that i don’t know
or is there anything at all

can’t lose control

and lately i’m feeling like everything
is passing directly in front of me
is this some kind of joke
or am i really all alone

can’t lose control
Track Name: b4
i’ve wandered up and down
the streets of gold
and i’ve seen the thoughts of those
you’ll never know

i carry wisdom that
you can’t ignore
i’m not a prophet, no
but i’ve seen my words unfold before

————

and i’ve seen the cities crushed
beneath the floods
and i’ve seen the people thirst
for each others’ blood

all man’s intentions drowned
in times of war
i’m not a prophet, no
but i’ve seen my words unfold before

————

now every word i spoke
is bought and sold
and all my fairy tales
have been twice told

still you won’t get what you’ve
been waiting for
i’m not a prophet, no
but i’ve seen my words unfold before