Post​-​Truth Lullabies

by Michael & the Slumberland Band

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1.
03:10
The wealth we wade on by Seeking what we find Knowledge of the earth We leave it all behind The seeker of the sounds Never listening Eyes always moving Never settling We're never settling We leave it all behind The truth we grasped so tight Was made of sand Back into the dunes We disappear Away from all stars We laid under at night I am made of nothing at all And I dream of a real life Losing everything As I'm losing light Leave it all behind Leave it all behind The worlds we wade on by Seeking what we find Knowledge of the ourselves That we've lost with time All the truths we held so dear Sights we thought were clear I am made of nothing at all And I dream of a real life Losing everything I'm losing light Losing dreams And losing sight Of what we've left behind All the truths we held so dear Sights we thought were clear ​
2.
03:13
Life's a strange thing to waste away With all of its bills and no way to pay All its thrills lost through the days Left like hubcaps on the highway Bind our thoughts till they're the right shape Such shallow goals for hairless ape More Earth Imagine all experience we could have If weren't bogged down by the latest facts By ads that grab our unconsciousness thoughts By new info that's best when it's hot learned absorbed and then forgot Imagine all the stories we have lost More Earth If this body didn't slow so heavily If desire didn't retire so mechanically If knowledge and wisdom came way before Death was knocking at your front door If freedom had felt as good as it sounds Imagine just how much we'd get around
3.
02:26
He's an upset man Doing what he can To fix his world Not change your mind He's dreaming tall Coming up short He's an angry man On his last resort He got a fool proof plan Doing what he can To save the world From their garbage hands And when he's got it all What will he do? He's upset man With the power to(o).. He's a real mans man He's got a simple plan To cure the ills Of this cursed land He don't need no ivory tower tools No old rich mans swimming pools He's got guys for what he needs He ain't whining when he bleeds Yeah he's taking what he wants Ain't stopping till he's done He's an angry man How could he be wrong? ​
4.
Rising sun all blood red in the sky Sleeping on a snow kissed mountain side Dreamt that I had torn apart the farmers shed for pig jugular I don't want To dream again Weather changes all the time Set by winds on the far side Of the world, the mood is altered A butterfly becomes a monster Terrors born And rules this plane Till I awake again Once the spell has broke What should be done with me? A distant scream lifts me from my sleep Villagers gathered round a heap Blood still caked on finger nails Clothes are torn, I see entrails A rising pain My belly's full Weather changes all the time Set by winds on the far side Of the world, the mood is altered A butterfly becomes a monster Terrors born And rules this plane Till I awake again Once the spell has broke What should be done with me? Now that the sun's come up What will they do to me?​
5.
03:37
The forest moves When no one's around It breathes and walks Through an older plane The mountains move While we sleep They stretch and sink Into deeper a dream Than the night believes We're the ones that stay the same As the planet spins through the age As oceans rise And prairies whistle The sapien stagnates In its life Moss in the camp clearing Sunlight laid upon the valley bed I wanna step over the hills In single strides See it all through giants eyes Or become a gnome among the tall flowers Climbing the heights of a root reaching out of the earth Sleep on a bed of rain We're the ones that stay the same As the planet spins through the age As oceans rise And prairies whistle The sapien stagnates In its life
6.
Crashing waves forever Give me an endless attention span for slowly lapping Beyond our comprehensions span I gotta be Inhuman and tireless 5 minutes iIm bored Half an hour I'm a sleep Give me a thousand years Of rolling water Erode my edges Make me Round and beautiful Over millennia Make me Inhuman and tireless Just like you No more conversation No more headlines No more buzzwords I'll stay in a dream of forever No more silly human needs No more all encompassing greed No more eyes too tired to look at their heart ​ Inhuman and tireless
7.
Oh Death Lingers, and never is real It's just like a wound that won't heal It's deep and it scars and it stays Grotesque and deformed It hurts and it sinks and it's sad All the movement the odd times we had All the truth that's so stranger than myth Yeah it's strange but I felt your ghost on the ceiling above Urging "keep working on all that you love Do this for me" She's whispering Through time It's not good bye When the moon wanders off in the night When the sun sinks so low out of sight Last light leaves a glimmer of love That stays In your heart All life is sacred with some it's more true You build minds from pieces of those around you Did I dream this up? Aren't we only a part Of a whole? We're not alone I felt your ghost on the ceiling above Urging keep "working on all that you love" Did I dream this up? Aren't we only a part? Did I dream this up? Did I dream you up? She talks through time ​
8.
03:22
Under yellow skies On spooky tree branches Black birds rustle Ruffle wings And scream at their neighbours One takes it all in And enjoys the sky line Two screams and hollers Demands ones attention Three waits... and bides his time We're part of a system Whether you like it or not Your dissidents is your nature And their horror is their favour I'll meet you On a cemetery hill Once the desert grows green Once the hero's won and the meek have taken over I'll meet you on a cemetery hill We're part of a system Whether you like it or not Your dissidents is your nature And their horror is their favour I'll meet you On a Ferris wheel Once the clouds have all rained out Once the villain laughs his final laughs Once the strong have taken over We're part of a system Whether you like it or not Your dissidents is your nature And their horror is their favour ​
9.
03:45
I feel so wild eyed Catching it all Taking it in Leaving it all high Up in the cloud Away from my heart Well it's so true The way it deforms you Man it's so fake Everything I'm reading day to day We used to be fire eyed Flickering thoughts With out policy Questioning anything As an event An evening plan It's so true The ways you're born anew It's so real Embers drifting out into the dark Blue and flickering screens and phones have replaced the stars Gotta give me a chance here Brains move slow Compared to the world All filled with headlines Instant texts and videos And I'm so slow To warm up to come around It's so fake Everything I believe day to day Blue and flickering screens and phones have replaced the stars and fires of old Every time I start to think some things intruding so I start at the bottom Soothe me Make me fully Human And grounded Fully Connected and assured That disaster Ain't lingering outside my door ​
10.
Thin and withered died the trees Crass and putrid was the breeze The birds: alive but in fractured health Unjustly hath the cards been dealt Purple yellow the horror trailed Slow and steady died the whale In its baleen were shrivelled krill No one sees the lives they've killed We can't live here any more My mind is sick my bodies sore We can't live here any more There was a man who walked into my memories He said "hey son this ain't how it's supposed to be" He took from me my stomping grounds And in its place grease abounds Purple yellow the horror trailed Slow and steady the pipes had failed The memes that surfaced they drew a frown And when the protest began No one went down Now we can't live here any more The waters grey, the sky orange We can't live here any more​
11.
you askt for the passed and it “came back”? (but can it last) Say!? why do you ask? don’t U know? well aren’t you ‘some sick love’ bounce off the wahls ‘claim’ the dark i can c yer “all ready” (someone else) well here comes the goest who haunt the hall? see u fall all alone tell the mall who YOU r and say “that you’ll go!” threw that door well “its” not what “you” want (… just a little more) you cant seam to find eny cause say “you want” a little more or dye slow falling a part “yer” not “your”s anymore
12.
03:14
I wrapped broken China plates In a pretty gift wrapped box I stood with darting eyes With melons bought to drop I said I lost a ring And I'll pay a steep reward I said my wife's in labor But I got no gas in my Ford I want you to come with me Facts are hard, emotions all you need Why don't you come with just me The truth's a thing you never would believe Well I had the winning ticket Got the Globe and Mail for proof Got all sorts of crazy charms For the rocks raining on your roof I'm a Nigerian prince But my funds are all held up I can't pay the tab since My friend has not shown up I want you to come with me Facts are hard, emotions all you need Why don't you come with me I mean no harm in fact I mean nothing I mean nothing No not a thing Join my side take your mind for a ride I don't mean a thing Not a thing Fall asleep to these post-truth offerings That mean nothing Not a thing Don't a mean a thing No They mean nothing Don't mean a thing I don't mean nothing Don't mean a thing I don't mean a thing I mean nothing ​

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released November 6, 2018

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Michael & the Slumberland Band Vancouver, British Columbia

You’ll hear the music of Michael & the Slumberland Band coming from the 3rd floor of a creaking 100 year old West End apartment on cold rainy nights. There, in the music room, surrounded by a collection of xylophones, broken chord organs, and ancient hand drums, Michael creates post-apocalyptic soundscapes with lyrics drawn from nightmares, influenced by equal parts horror, fantasy, and science. ... more

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