(LP) The Not So Easy Letdown ᵃᵛᵃᶰᵗ ᶠᵒᶫᵏ

by The Silver Rabbit & La Musa Confusa

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    Jeff Bockoven of The Silver Rabbit and Alyson Osterbuhr of La Musa Confusa collaborate together to bring listeners The Not So Easy Let Down. In this ambitious full length album no-wave influenced antifolkster The Silver Rabbit dishes out his lyrically poetic a-symmetrical vocals amidst lush found-soundscapes with powerful backing melodies and harmonies from vocal virtuoso La Musa Confusa...
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cover photo taken by Matthew Schueller
www.matthew-schueller.com

credits

released March 6, 2015

Suzy Sugata
(music/lyrics/recording)
male voice, chord organ, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, beatbox, violin, bass, melodica, and percussion

Alyson Osterbuhr
female voice,whistles, pats, and barks

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Track Name: My Sweet; Tangerine
my sweet; tangerine
i must have thought you up in a dream
you were not callused and you were not mean
how did you ever withstand me?

my my. how coy
its easy to mislead a boy
but you never mislead me
id be so easy to mislead

but you stood there by my side
even on days i lived less alive
even when i glossed over all of your attempts
to cheer me up with wisdom
or failed comedic relief
up or down you were always there for me

my sweet; tangerine
i hate to say it but "i must leave"
i cannot stay in one place too long
so i thought id write you a song

cuz i need you to know
this letdown wasn't meant to be slow
i didn't have the nerve to tell you when i could
if you want the truth… i fell for you
and i know someday we will meet again eventually

my sweet; tangerine
i must have thought you up in a dream
you were not callused and you were not mean
how did you ever withstand me?

my my. how coy
its easy to mislead a boy
but you never mislead me
id be so easy to mislead

but i need you to know
this letdown wasn't meant to be slow
i didn't have the nerve to tell you when i could
if you want the truth. honestly, i fell for you
and i know someday we will meet again eventually
Track Name: Miracles
driving on the overpass
passed the construction and the churches
i come upon a creek made of salt
a train whistles as the possum come out
a bit further i'm in corporate kingdom
processed sugar, food dipped in vats
the price they pay will even the difference

liars lie until they reach the top
there is no point in avoiding the obvious
we follow blindly like herds toward the slaughter house

making my way toward home
to reproduce another clone
or finish school or find a wife
live another day and slowly die

never put much stock in miracles
well i never put too much stock in miracles
i never put much stock in miracles in miracles in miracles
Track Name: Jessica
jessica lives in a tiny house surrounded by tiny trees.
she sits on miniature furniture and dreams her tiny dreams.
she doesn't ask for what she cant care for.
she doesn't take what she has no room for.
everything is in perfect working order
so why are giants such a hard thing for her
to face?
to face her fears she must be weary whip away those tears. there is nothing to fear anyway.
when jessica sees her shadow from a distance, she thinks she could rule the world
but when jessica looks in the mirror… up close she starts to unfold.
oh jessica your heart is so big.
don't be afraid to let more in.
if you wanna go big
you gotta stay true.
oh jessica i believe in you.
to face your fears
you must'nt dismay.
there is nothing too big for the mighty jessica to face anyway
Track Name: The Not So Easy Letdown
original sin…what a crock of shit
morality isn't morality if its based off of the decision
of heaven or hell.
reward or damnation.
would you really kill your brother if your god didn't exist?
open your mind
learn to be wrong
whats modest is excepting that you probably are
each moments a new chapter to always be learned
its wonderful to know that you are meager senselessness

so lets get real
lets make a deal
there can be no heaven
if there can be no hell
and there can be no hell
there is no such thing as evil
you cannot fall from grace
so whats this futile book about anyway?

i don't mean to give sermon
i'm just broken down from always hearing yours
its child's play to make an imaginary friend
but there isn't really much of a difference between god and your conscience

"whats happened to this country? people used to be decent. the kids today seem to be shying away from god"
well thats cuz
we have entered into the age of hyperspace
its not so manageable to keep us ignorant
and this god is a racist
and this god is a sexist
what kind of a god gets jealous?
how can he know all things
and not know sin?
its quite a conundrum this god has got himself in.

so lets make a deal
so lets get reel
lets record what we know
there can be no heaven
if there can be no hell
and there can be no hell
there is no such thing as evil
you cannot fall from grace
so whats this god got to do with today?
Track Name: D.N.A. (some sicilian octave)
d.n.a.
some sicilian octave,
a recital from embryo.
some stage show
strewn to the four winds.
vexed by difficult matters.
imparting pretty speeches of adulation.
whats inhibited turns the air blue,
it dulls the will through shapeliness.
if coming back is unfathomable
why rehears some double helix?
Track Name: Badland Folk
i am a mountain man
finally i'm in mountain land
using arches for shade
cacti for blade
i make my own way

i am a desert girl
i'd rather be in the desert than any place in this whole wide world
using juniper for heat
lizard for meat
i make my own beat

we are badland folk
and this ain't no joke
we scale rock and dirt
to make things work
i am a mountain man
i am a desert girl
i am rock and i am roll
Track Name: Is it Cancer or is it Love?
yes the sky opens up its arms to us
and the ground underneath supports our feet
but the air though invisible makes us feel like we do have souls
until it poisons us with its cancer

and as i drive down this rainy street
no where to go
no one to meet
i lit my cigarette a minute ago
those fire safety bastards have got me though
and im like damn i wish it was five years ago
and im like damn i wish it was ten years ago
and im like damn i wish i could rewind time
but if i did it would all collide into a pocket i have in my brain
you may call me insane
i might call you beautiful
i might call you… up late at night
when im not feeling alight
hopefully you'll be feeling alright
to cheer me up.
in the sky the clouds are opening up for me now
the ground is holding me still
and as i swallow whole the package my friend gave me
i start to believe in something more than a hold in a pocket in my brain
you might call me insane
i might call you when its raining
and im not feeling all that happy
but i might call you when im happy
i might call you when im happy
and he might call you when your happy
and i might see you when im lonely
and she might call him if she ever feels like it
and he might not ever hear from her because she doesn't feel like it. and thats just the end of the world to him
but thats just the end of the world to him
so it doesn't really matter
Track Name: Gimme all your $$$
riding my bike through the rain and the snow and the sleet. and oh my god i am the stray dog. looking for shelter and food and medicine. i wish that i had some next of kin.

tell me its not true
i am not the tramp
i will see it through
i fell in this trap
taking my mind
with the world
i will fly in the end
i swear it
oh, you have my word
i will work for food
give a man a chance
will give hugs for booze
gimme all your money
Track Name: There is a ghost in my room
theres a ghost in my room
every night just before the moon comes up
i hear her sobbing at her dresser
and oh how i wish i could tell her
"everything will be alright.
everything will end up okay"
but i don't think that i should lie
and i don't think that she can even hear me.

i wonder why that girl does cry
i wonder if she knows she's not alive
i wondered if she was in my head
until one night she said
"boy, oh boy, why don't you help yourself,
i cry because no man would lift my vail..
what sorrows make your eyes water?
whats the matter? whats your bother?"

theres a ghost in my room and now she laughs and i do too
i found my girl, she found her man
and even though we cant hold hands
everything will be alright
everything will be okay
we fall in love every night
all of our tears have gone away
Track Name: A Saga of Hilarious Discontentment
all my friends are dating each other
all my friends are in love
i wish that i could find a lover
thats it i've had enough
i wanna go to a party and wish that i was at home
i want the love of my life to be there all alone (wishing for the same thing)

i want things to be less like a soap opera. more like a movie. less like a saga of hilarious discontentment

oh girl i know you think the world is unfair
but i'm right there with ya
oh boy i know you think that joy is just too far
but count your stars with me
Track Name: Utopia! Utopia!
deep down beneath this town a sewer exists where rats come to populate and shit and piss
deep down underground the rats have found a home
to you it may be waste. the them… utopia

think like a rat, i don't wanna go down but i don't wanna go up
breathe like a rat, i don't wanna go down but i don't wanna go up
eat like a rat, i don't wanna go down but i don't wanna go up
be like a rat, i don't wanna go down but i don't wanna go up

party all night long living off of trash
the streets are filling up with neon excitement
getting me that good cheese
easy and fast
time to get down with the deep down underground

utopia! utopia! you don't know what your missing
utopia! utopia! a fine place to get whats coming
utopia! utopia! where its all provided
utopia! utopia! i don't wanna go down but i don't wanna go up

deep down beneath this town a sewer exists where rats come to populate and shit and piss
deep down underground the rats have found a home
to you it may be waste. the them… utopia

utopia! utopia! think like a rat,
utopia! utopia! breathe like a rat,
utopia! utopia! breathe like a rat,
utopia! utopia! breed like a rat
utopia! utopia!

breed like a rat