Why Is the Path to Nowhere

by Michael McGlennon

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'Why Is the Path to Nowhere' and 'The Path to Nowhere Companion' are a hybrid media project, where songs, words, and images cross over one another throughout a shared narrative. 'Why Is the Path to Nowhere' is a 7 song psychedelic folk album about being lost, found, and transformed by love. 'The Path to Nowhere Companion' is a 72 page comic book depicting a series of events made to occur in a parallel universe. Each album download comes with a digital copy of 'The Path to Nowhere Companion'.


released September 1, 2016

All songs written, performed, and recorded by Michael McGlennon.
Mastered by Dave Plowman at Nook Studio.


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Track Name: Me You and the Moon
Walkin' around underneath the moon
In a phase thinkin' about you
The toy broke off at the string
I don't care about anything 'cause I just can't have fun without you

For now I'll walk around
Be a story going somewhere
You must be written on my face
I'm always bumpin' into stuff 'cause
I don't care for where I'm goin'
I'm all about shoes and outer space

Me you and the moon
Will miss each others faces
So I'm writing us a tune
For in our darker phases

I'm told the road ahead's not to be trusted
As above so below I know nothin'
My eyes a strange balloon
Floating up to the moon
Where nothing's between me and you
Track Name: Parasitic ooOOooze
The last thing I remember I was lookin' at the sky
Trying to find a star to name for you my love
But I passed out on the side of the road
And I felt something slide in through my nose
I felt no fear I felt no pain
I felt something greasy rearranging my brain
Lookin' back then I just see black now
A starless sky for a memory
Track Name: Your Budding Mind
Your budding mind just fell apart
When it tried to bloom
But you swore you knew as you grew
That everything is doomed
I'd stand in your shade if a spot were ever made
But you never got to cast a shadow

In the ground
In the ground
Where you can be found
Bound to your decay
Dissolving as you stay
Hangin' around
Hangin' around
Was your modus operandi anyway

You used to live here now you're too far gone
Where nothing's let down so nothing's wrong
Hope to find truth in anything but proof
Hope to find my place in abstracted rambling songs
Track Name: Being and Bifurcation
You got a head start
To the nebulas
And when you fell apart
I grew outta ya
You're over the moon now
In the astral planes
I'm breaking through the cocoon now
I'm shedding your remains
Track Name: Reanimation
I hadn't eaten for days
And it just started to snow
As I was running away
From what and to where I still don't know
I tried to stay forever
On an infinite plateau
Ever delirious ever more serious
Making footprints in cold white noise
Track Name: I Can't Imagine What It Is
I can't imagine what it is you thought you'd find
When you saw me in the distance
A mound of clay to mould an occupy your time
Something to love with no resistance
Snow was falling on the tracks I left behind
I tried to hide with such persistence
Were you looking out the corner of your eye?
Was it just a coincidence?

You took me home and you put me to bed
I fell asleep with nothing in my head
Woke up on an island of lint and pulp
Don't know what things are or have been
Swallowed all my fears
Coughed and cleaned my ears
You drank my tears and you took me exploring
Track Name: The Monster Underground
The monster underground coughed and opened up his mouth
He was trying to spit some diamonds out
But he choked on them and died
With his mouth left gaping wide
Now we're standing on his chin lookin' in

Let's explore the riches of his throat and bowels
To fins him sad and empty
Oh no love!
A dead volcano
Hollow caves of crystals make a maze from his past conflictions
But it's not hopeless...
I can hear canaries down there whistling in contradictions

You and me we'll be the ghosts of molten rivers
Forever lost in loves endeavors 'till our eyes fuse shut
And I wont miss the light of distant stars that I can't conquer
'cause as long as I can feel you I can't feel lost
Most of the world is an eternal darkness anyway
And that sounds about right to me
Crystal caves wont last forever
And why is the path to nowhere

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