Lo-Fang Light Year

Get your shit back on

Close the door and leave

What we did was wrong

You got what you need

It’s not easy calming down this feeling, calming down this feeling

It’s not easy calming down this feeling, calming down this feeling

You were an imitation

In an instant I could tell

Gave in to my temptation

And fell under your spell

It broke in a light year

It happened in a light year

Oo-oh light year

It only took a light year

I’m not impressed

With those pics you send

You and someone else

Without consent

It’s not easy calming down this feeling, calming down this feeling

It’s not easy calming down this feeling, calming down this feeling

You were an imitation

In an instant I could tell

Gave in to my temptation

And fell under your spell

It broke in a light year

It happened in a light year

Oo-oh light year

It happened in a light year

I see you with someone new

With someone who thinks love is true

Lo-Fang Animal Urges

[Verse 1:]

When I open my plastic account

It’s a carpet of nails

Moving towards a result

That’s a purchase on lay-away sale

Being broke on my own for a change

Makes me feel so much more

Than the comfort derived

From the couch I just bought in a store

[Hook:]

We rest until

We rend and kill

The thing that brought us here

Results of being

Human beings

Prone to hate and fear

[Chorus:]

Make no mistake

These are animal urges

Make no mistake

These are animal urges

Make no mistake

Make no mistake

[Verse 2:]

Spending time with the waters and

Colors that filter my brain

Staying with the primordial function

Until I’ve tamed

The reptilian darkness

That snarls and carries a sign

Of the primitive path

From out of the mud we’ve climbed

[Hook:]

We rest until

We rend and kill

The thing that brought us here

These hearts are beating

Human beings

Prone to hate and fear

[Chorus x2:]

Make no mistake

These are animal urges

Make no mistake

These are animal urges

Make no mistake

Make no mistake

[Instrumental Bridge]

[Hook:]

We rest until

We rend and kill

The thing that brought us here

Results of being

Human beings

Prone to hate and fear

[Chorus:]

Make no mistake

These are animal urges

Make no mistake

These are animal urges

Make no mistake;

Make no mistake

Make no mistake

These are animal urges

Make no mistake

These are things that won’t hurt us

Make no mistake;

Make no mistake

Lo-Fang Confusing Happiness

I had to break the code

Go mad

I tried

To make a soul

From scratch

If I could dream you in meticulous detail

Would you ever come alive?

Would you ever come alive?

I’ll dedicate my days and 14 of my nights

Will you ever come alive?

Will you ever come alive?

I want this

A confusing happiness

Never knowing what comes next

I want this

All the agony and bliss

From confusing happiness

The dawn, no birds around

Reborn, without a sound

Oh no

The fire drowned

If I could dream you in meticulous detail

Would you ever come alive?

Would you ever come alive?

Since I began, it’s taken two years in this hell

Will you ever come alive?

Will you ever come alive?

I want this

A confusing happiness

Never knowing what comes next

I want this

All the agony and bliss

From confusing happiness

(If I could dream you up…)

If I could dream you in meticulous detail

Would you ever come alive?

Would you ever come alive?

I dedicate my body and my conscious mind

Will you ever come alive?

Will you ever come alive?

I want this

A confusing happiness

Never knowing what comes next

I want this

All the agony and bliss

From confusing happiness

Lo-Fang Boris

[Verse 1:]

I said

Baby, come up to my office

You played at my party

I owe you some money

You owe me your lips

I’m gonna give tips

I heard your boyfriend’s out of town

Baby, aren’t you hungry?

I could give you codeine

Or could get my car keys

Oh, what a cute dress

Right now it’s useless

I heard your boyfriend’s out of town

[Chorus:]

And you should get out of town too

Yeah, you should get out of town too

[Verse 2:]

I said

Baby, I know that you want me

You won’t regret this

Really, I’m serious

We could just have fun

We’re only young ones

I know your boyfriend’s out of town

Baby, where are you going?

Don’t be such a diva

You know you can’t leave now

Oh, what a cute dress

Oh, what a wet mess

I know your boyfriend’s is out of town

[Chorus x2]

Lo-Fang Blue Film

I told you we will do a million takes

I’d control you, hold you until you have changed.

But it’s a blue film, blue film we made.

Such a blue film, blue film we made.

The camera’s still rolling, even with off the lights.

Finding blue in the shadow.

The scene having been over, but you still let me film.

Let me capture your image.

But it’s a blue film, blue film we made

Such a blue film, blue film we made.

But it’s a blue film, blue film we made

Such a blue film, blue film we made.

Lo-Fang Silver

Don’t let me be the one to hold you back

I’ll be the one who’s blind with cataracts

I’ll bring God silver rings and heart attacks

All you need most is what I seem to lack

(All you need most is what…)

Don’t let me be the one to hold you back

Sift through the paperwork and share a laugh

Stole you the light when all you see is black

All you need most is what I seem to lack

Finally found out you’re a liar

The ritual of questions

Until you do unfold,

Unfold, unfold yourself

To me, to me

For me

Lo-Fang When We’re Fire

[Verse 1:]

Wake up

I’ve been trying to make your pain stop

This is not just entertainment

I’ve been trying to let you know

Lately

Nothing has been coming easy

Only nocturnal blue movies

Pink kimono on the floor

[Hook:]

Even when you won’t believe me

Try to make it easy, easy

[Chorus:]

Even when we’re fire

Even then you never loved

You never loved

Even when we’re fire

Even then you never loved

You never loved

[Verse 2:]

Distress

From the past or from my weakness

I can take you through the darkness

I can help you let it go

Damage

Why the fuck did you just say that

I’m a person not a concept

Work it out or let me go

[Hook:]

Even when you won’t believe me

Try to make it easy, easy

[Chorus:]

Even when we’re fire

Even then you never loved

You never loved

Even when we’re fire

Even then you never loved

You never loved

[Bridge:]

Oh, you never know

Oh, you never know

You never know

[Chorus x2:]

Even when we’re fire

Even then you never loved

You never loved

Even when we’re fire

Even then you never loved

You never loved

Lo-Fang #88

Can’t look away, oh

Give it up

If nothing matters

Give it up

If nothing matters

Give it up

It won’t get better

Turn and run

This time I’m certain

Turn and run

If nothing’s working

Turn and run

I know it’s hurting

Can’t run away

I won’t turn back

I need to know

Will it ever change

Will it ever grow

The thing that I thought before once mattered has disappeared

Now it’s crystal clear

Now it’s crystal clear

Burn it up

If nothing matters

Burn it up

If nothing matters

Break it up

The glass will shatter

Tear it down

If nothing matters

Tear it down

If nothing matters

Wear it down

If nothing matters

Will it ever change?

Or will it always feel the same

It always feels the same

Does it ever change?

Or does it always feel the same

It always feels the same

I can’t run away

I won’t turn back I need to know

Will it ever change

Will it ever grow

The thing that I thought before once mattered has disappeared

Now it’s crystal clear

Now it’s crystal clear

[Instrumental Section]

And I know that the phantoms on the edge of my dreams

Are shapes I created but they still just disrupt my sleep

An idea growing quietly from something within

Spreads quicker than the cancer that destroyed your mother’s skin

And it feels like a shadow at about five am

When the streets are still empty and the fragile can’t pretend

Get me out of the city get me back to the trees

If this dream wasn’t happening would it still feel as real?

Will it ever change?

Or will it always stay the same

It always stays the same

Does it ever change?

Or does it always feel the same

It always feels the same

Lo-Fang Look Away

[Verse 1:]

Two eyes staring back at me

From a magazine in my room

Cut out paper tragedies

Paper tragedies that I glue

Show up cause of memory

If it only feels black and blue?

Creating a fantasy

Something I can dream

That is true

[Hook x2:]

I will only look away

If you say

If you say

[Verse 2:]

I don’t see it

Another message left for me in code

Hieroglyphics

I never figured out how to

Unfold your paper crane’s origami agony

I ripped the edges

It gave me pleasure

Figuring it out

Each question in a shroud

It’s been forever, wasn’t forever

[Hook]

[Bridge:]

Now when I close my eyes I see how much I’ve lost

From scratching a memory ’til all the colors off

Revealing a jagged line still there in black and white

When I close my eyes

If I close my eyes

But I can’t laugh about it yet

It’s all too soon

The things we used to joke about have all come true

I had to slowly back away

[Hook:]

I will never look away

When you say

Lo-Fang Permutations

[Verse 1:]

Another familiar accident changes where I call home

The thing that I needed the most was to simply be alone

Away from the Baltimore winter and trying to maintain

Quiet and calm disposition despite the heart in pain

[Chorus:]

So I look to stars and I look to the sea

And I look to the faces on the street

And I look to the sky and I look to the moon

And I look to the future as it blooms

[Verse 2:]

I watched a birth of a minute, an hour and a year

But all the days turn to ribbons and time still seems unclear

Watch how an instinct gets changed into wrinkles, pain and death

Watch all my memories collect as I take a final breath

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]

And as it blooms here

Somewhere else breaks

The world is always half asleep and half awake

And when it aches here

Somewhere else blooms

The light I see reflected off the darkest moon

[Chorus]