Ottomon Way

by Theophagus

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PENELOPE ANTELOPE Like the sands through the hourglass These are the days of my ass Like when I used to smoke grass Thinkin' what I'd become Thinkin' what I'd want to be Penelope Antelope
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Dioretsa 01:59
DIORETSA We did it Indian-style Don't think of touchin' that dial A product of another time Exclamatory grime When there was four in the square we took what we could get there A multi-colored brain-stain The Den of Thumbwar Sprain Dioretsa, Dioromeh A box of brightly colored rocks We call it nirvana [MISSING VERSE: Self-amplifying disease, appointed head Pathetes The aura went and bored a hole Right through the stick and into my soul] And when you get to the point when you look into the joint Where you used to have a ball, you realize that's all
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HAZE THE ROOKIE Looky, looky, toss the cookie Raise the phase and haze the rookie Looky, looky, toss the cookie Raise the phase and haze the rookie Hover, hover up above her Hover, hover up above her Amen.
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YOU'VE GOT TO CHOOSE You've got to choose Me... or ACID!
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Friscoids 02:04
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LESBIER WÜNSCHEN MEIN SEMENZELLEN The eggs chased me 'round the pan So I jumped into the fire I was feelin' like a man and preachin' to the choir Dreamin' of a moonlit night Turkey baster by the candlelight Speculum and a glass of wine What a romantic time
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TEXTBOOK DEFINITION HEART I will always argue That there's more to it than what is in your head I've been thinkin' 'bout the way you said Cogito ergo sum And the sum of all our parts But look at me feign intelligence With my textbook heart There's no quote around That could just shatter all my notions all at once I've been wearing a lot of hats that all say DUNCE It's on your sleeve, right under your chip And this is how it starts You're the corner of passion versus textbook definition heart See the redbird fly across the sky And see the angry man bow down I've been thinkin' 'bout loyalty Tempus edax rerum And the sum of all our time But look at me creatively With my textbook rhyme There's no quote around That could just lift my body straight up to the stars I've been crying in the dark And you've been wrecking cars Magical vestibule Emotional bustle of whimsical muscle Exactly what is it you're trying to say?
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Wiggin' Out 01:01
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RUBBER BALLS & LIQUOR I've got an agenda - can I say this? I'm clutchin' a dream and takin' a piss I'm Opium Taylor, so gimme a kiss And ask me what I ate Ask me to remember and I'll give it a try Back in the day when there was no reason why When I say "smoke" you're gonna say "how high?" And all these things I hate Ask me what I did to her when I was a kid Yes sir You will mark the skid before my words I had these on my plate; we will do this on our date. There's no way to escape fate So ask me what I ate
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Motel Window 01:31
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THE COLD SHOULDER With a brain like a bucket of shit You're a specimen, horrid and sick My morning's corroded and cold And I can't help but not feel old I just can't help but escape these Cold Shoulder Blues But let's just keep drivin'... You pilot a body that seems to be soaked to the wood with dreams A violet your eyes didn't see (But smoked all it could with me) You heard restlessness from me, maybe... But I tell you I slept like a baby ...with a diaper that's just overflowed So can we just get on the road?
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Sorry Sum-B 00:32
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RUBBER BALLS & LIQUOR I've got an agenda - can I say this? I'm clutchin' a dream and takin' a piss I'm Opium Taylor, so gimme a kiss And ask me what I ate Ask me to remember and I'll give it a try Back in the day when there was no reason why When I say "smoke" you're gonna say "how high?" And all these things I hate Ask me what I did to her when I was a kid Yes sir You will mark the skid before my words I had these on my plate; we will do this on our date. There's no way to escape fate So ask me what I ate
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SMOKING CRATER Me and a gun, guessing no fun Right then and there, setting the sun Gushing the glands, warm in my hands Hollow'd of smoke - snap rubber bands Stink in the air, reality bare Everything done - be what I wear Thinking is broke Started a joke Funnel of sands started to choke Smoking crater in the rear view mirror Still alive, but somehow will not hear her See you later in the dark of slumber Only five, but five's my lucky number Parallel place, distinctive face Fat, snubnosed friend, false-started race Everything passed, going so fast or am I just slow to know I'm the last? Finding no end - frayed ones to tend Nothing to pace - synapses bend Nowhere to go - defensive foe Under the mast: let it be so
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shitfuckpiss 00:54
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I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO PAY A red dress and a black eye The Loose Change Row blues With archival allergies A mountain bike and dress shoes Don't talk to me about the crossroads When the forking paths look like thighs Don't try and pin your shit on me It won't stick, only stain I'd like to teach the world to pay A black mess on the red eye The tour charter by the dawn When it hits the grass burning, my bedroom light will be left on Don't talk to me about nothin' at all When the fuckin' flames are in my eyes You should know better than to hang out with meat A unicycle brain and a roadblock street
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LOVE IN AMBER FIELDS I hold the key that you threw away when you locked them up yesterday When I look inside myself I'm not surprised to see: A big floating brain staring back at me Help me find the light so reclusive Show me all the things that are exclusive to life inside a photo album cover Love in amber fields, a gift of a flower NONE SHALL COMPROMISE MY TREACHEROUS POWER I'm not surprised, I'm not surprised as I look down: The girl next door next time I leave town
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ASHRAM ZERO Zero, givin' you the ashram zero Givin' you the ashram zero
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Mock Trial 01:29
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APARTMENTS ALL OVER THIS TOWN Oh, I've sat and sweated my life away while in a neighboring dimension and rode in cold to freedom on a ten-speed Relieve the tension and I've been around and I've met a few people that helped me try to feel down and there's been quite a few wacky drunken misadventures in apartments all over this town Oh, I've sat at the table and smoked a whole lot and I've had my share to drink in the past The woman doing laundry's got a real short shirt and a pair of cut-off sweats on her ass We had to jump around to the radio music and the drug connection, dealers renown And I've made myself at home and had a lot of deep despair in apartments all over this town Yes, I've been through the parties and the vomit and the showers And the pass-outs and bummed rides home And every single beer, it meant I needed me another Not that I was getting sick all alone I ate the week-old bacon to the stare of strobe light glare And the gang bang slut enters in her gown And they shot unloaded cannons New Year's Day when I was drunk outside apartments all over this town Yes, I drank a lot of gin and I tried to slip it in in apartments all over this town and there's been quite a few wacky drunken misadventures in apartments all over this town
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Hose Water 02:47
HOSE WATER Shake 'er easy, Jersey girl - Miss April May June Your disco-dipsomania will get you nowhere soon You know I wanna be good and I wanna be cool Don't wanna go to school I wanna be clean, I want the neighbor's daughter I wanna drink hose water Desperation and cheap excuse, I felt like dyin' Memory and the flesh of geese When I wrote this, I was fryin' Or does he really care? What's my raison d'être?* You've got a load in your pants and whiskey in your hair I know you, little rakehelly, your politics of fun Scorin' with another's girl The car seat and the sun I don't care for the stars in her eyes And I see how she cries when I come to her place With the words and the madman's face * pronunciation=lol
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Blau 01:28
BLAU Es ist alles gutte [sic] Frau Ich bin scheiss und ich bin blau
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LINNEA I was only half in bloom You were only half entombed When I hung your picture in my room My second year of junior high, I had your blood in my eye The love I had for others was a lie Linnea, Linnea A healthy respect for your gore Linnea, Linnea ...and what's more
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Kernel 01:01
KERNEL A soft-spoken man from Brazil, Indiana with a bow tie and a dream died in Coronado, California Twenty-four years to perfection and sixty-three years to fame Goodbye, entrepreneur - Orville was his name Orville was his name
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Nitrous Song 06:38

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THEOPHAGUS is the name of the solo songwriting/recording project I began at around age 16. From 1992-2002 I recorded roughly 100 hours of material, most of it on my Yamaha MT8X 8-track cassette recorder.

This is the second in a series of archival collections - each one is about an hour long. Every song has been redigitized, rebuilt, remixed, and remastered directly from the original cassettes.

NOTE: "Ottomon" is not a typo; it's the name of the street I lived on when Theophagus was started back in 1992. The cover photo is of my house.

(While we at Optical Pies Recorders have made every effort possible to heighten and augment the fidelity, the quality in places might seem lacking. Probably because I was a teenager and recorded everything through crappy distortion and phaser pedals.)

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released July 8, 2015

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