NATURAL PARKLAND

by Chapeau

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"Lo-fi sloprock via guitar/keyboard/drum-machine tactics" read the description accompanying this, the very first offering by Chapeau - a collection of furtive 'musical' triflings by a previously ardent practitioner of pure noise. Recorded variously between 1999 and 2001, these tracks were not initially intended for public consumption, but eventually found their way to limited release in 2002 under the pretext that: "bad music is the only good noise."

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released November 22, 2002

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est. 1999
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Track Name: At The Forks
Do you like songs?
Do you feel strong?
You can land in the footsteps
You can roll in the green grass
You can enter the kingdom
You can sing right along
But the key and the question is:
Do you like songs?
Do you feel strong?

Because
The wheels of oppression
The rest of the story
The fact is while we go on
The wheels keep rolling
Roll over heaven
Roll on the country
They just spin forever
The wheels of oppression
Track Name: The Old Song
But the syncarp isn’t free
Until it's finished from the tree
And another life is seen
Through a canopy of eaves
Into the bright dawn sky
Track Name: Sangliant
How long has it been?
One, two three, four
Years since I was free, oh poor lonesome me

How long do I have?
Five, six, seven, eight
Years until I can go back home again

When they told me you had to die
Well you know I nearly cried
But when they told me the killer was I
There was no time to ask why

I don’t like this anymore than you do
But I have to see it through
No I don’t like this anymore than you do
But I had to see it through

It doesn’t matter what you think, stupid little trier
And it doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
You’re stupid, you’re stupid

No it doesn’t matter what they say, stupid little trier
And it doesn’t matter what you’ve learned
You’re stupid not to know

That the closest you’re ever going to get to an answer
Is a paradox, baby, and I won’t let you forget it
You’re a finite never ending
And you’re always going to end up wrong
Stupid little trier
Track Name: Military Bath
This house used to be a motel
On a highway to something
But now I’m not going anywhere

When I first got here
There was nothing else for miles around
The road stabbed the sky like a knife
Plunged deep in the horizon
And I was prepared
My sack was full of maps and things

But you don’t have to move to get lost
To be born is unfair
It takes a million steps to reach the top
But it only takes one slip to fall back down

This house used to be a motel
On a highway to something
But now I’m not going anywhere
I’ve forgotten what brought me this far
And I no longer care
Track Name: Sleep Paralysis
I sit around all day doing nothing
Like a dying houseplant watching the rain outside
I lay around all day thinking nothing
I could think about getting up but that could take all night

Please don’t go away, you have to stay, I've wasted days before
Please don’t go away, don’t slip away, don’t fade away, I’m yours

Fat Sunday, I'll hit the ground, I hit the ground so hard
Fat Sunday, I’ll nail you down, I’ll rise before you’re gone

Please don’t go away, you have to stay, I've wasted days before
Please don’t go away, I’ll make it pay, I can't remain so low

Help me suffocate
I won’t, I don’t know why
I can’t stop breathing
I’ve lost the will to die