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Why Is the Path to Nowhere

by Michael McGlennon

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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
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
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
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
Reanimation 02:32
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
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
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


'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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