Version EP

by Cairns

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06:06
2.
05:04
3.
04:11

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This EP was written from memories of being a small boy 20 years ago and being given my first Pokemon game outside of Media Play. While old video games still hold a place in my heart most of those nostalgic feelings come from what your imagination did with the same games when they were more than you were able to comprehend. The wide eyed wonder I had when I was 6 years old still exists inside of me, but it is harder to access.

This EP is a recollection and an attempt to put those thoughts into words, and music in the form of three major adventures and I recall the clearest.

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released September 12, 2016

All songs written by Ryan Carr

Production and Mixing by Austin Slominski

Artwork by Mary Jones

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Cairns Missoula, montana

Music made for insects and insect sympathizers

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Track Name: Power Plant
Downstream
There's broken down machines
Obscured from your eyes
Overrun by scenery

and the brick
choked by kudzu
obscured from your eyes
an artifact to you

overgrown
the ground that once was there
changing fortune
was more than it could bear

overgrown
the ground that once was there
changing fortune
was more than it could bear

Planted thoughts
are electric
synapses
snapping in the air

Planted thoughts
are electric
synapses
snapping in the air

Was there something that I missed
A conduit
Through tortuous turns
I insist

A labyrinth, a conduit
A billow in the sky
I insist
I saw smoke plume

Planted thoughts
are electric
synapses
snapping in the air

Planted thoughts
are electric
synapses
snapping in the air

Down the smokestacks
I shimmy
Through the ferns and foxglove
In the chimney

Down the smokestacks
I slink
Through the ferns and foxglove
Is something precious hidden there?

Planted thoughts
are electric
synapses
snapping in the air

Planted thoughts
are electric
synapses
snapping in the air

Down the smokestacks
To find nonpareil jewels
To find you
To find what's left of you

Down the smokestacks
To find nonpareil jewels
To find you
To find what's left of you
Track Name: Sea foam
Sea foam green and sea foam white
sea waves break the craggy dykes
cross another off the list
fall asleep in sheets of mist

We're so worn
But the path presses on
Dance on rocks in theirs moss dresses
Cut off all the river flow
The smell of ash and aloe

Sea foam green and sea foam white
pushing boulders with all your might
Sometimes it takes strength to get what you need
To get what you want
To get what you need

We're so worn
But the path presses on
Dance on rocks in theirs moss dresses
Cut off all the river flow
The smell of ash and aloe
You have eyes of rhyolite
Sea foam green and sea foam white

These steps shouldn't be here
Must be a mirage
Move a little nearer
Hail the queen of camouflage

These steps shouldn't be here
Must be a mirage
Move a little nearer
Hail the queen of camouflage

These steps shouldn't be here
Must be a mirage
Move a little nearer
Hail the queen of camouflage

These steps shouldn't be here
Must be a mirage
Move a little nearer
Hail the queen of camouflage

These steps shouldn't be here
Must be a mirage
Move a little nearer
Hail the queen of camouflage

These steps shouldn't be here
Must be a mirage
Move a little nearer
Hail the queen of camouflage
Your eyes create
The most beautiful
Collage
Track Name: Victory
Keep the backlight on
Watch the battery
The rigorous road to victory

Keep the backlight on
Watch the battery
The rigorous road to victory

Keep the backlight on
Watch the battery
The rigorous road to victory

Keep the backlight on
Watch the battery
The rigorous road is paved
With burning hickory

Keep the flash on
The camera
Of your hearts diaspora
There's no turning back
You have strength
You have stamina
Keep the flash on
The camera
Of your hearts diaspora
THere's no turning back

The flames will lead the way
As fire swells and plumage swoons
In the deepest pits
Midnight looks the same as noon
All the dreams that you repel
Emerge from your cocoon
You've seen the caves in the depths of hell
Spring will be here soon

Keep the flash on
The camera
Of your hearts diaspora
There's no turning back
You have strength
You have stamina
Keep the flash on
The camera
Of your hearts diaspora
There's no turning back
You have strength
You have stamina

Your love is like a helix
Swear I've seen this place before
Fortress of the phoenix
We will soon be reborn
It's lost all of it's meaning
Please unlock the fire door
Once felt like a genius
Friends dying off like dinosaurs

You deserve
Happiness
Success
And so much more