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Musical highlights from the first three years of Slonk Donkerson, released on cassette by Last Place Tapes.

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released November 22, 2013

Dylan Vandenhoeck - Bass, Voice
Parker Silzer - Guitars
Zack O'Brien - The Drums

All songs written by Parker Silzer except, "Old Mill River" and "Idiot", written by Dylan Vandenhoeck, and "Bricks and Roses" written by Slonk Donkerson

All songs arranged by Slonk Donkerson

- tracks 1-3 originally appeared on the
"Watching Every Channel at Once" EP in 2013
- tracks 4-7 originally appeared on "Slonk Donkerson II" in 2011
- tracks 8-10 originally appeared "Slonk Donkerson" in 2010

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Track Name: Watching Every Channel at Once
WATCHING EVERY CHANNEL AT ONCE

A guy gets kind of tired
of making up his mind
'bout what he'll have to tape
and what he watches live

The volume's up on every box
there're soundtracks and opinions
These noises I can take or leave
in following my vision

Every girl that moved out
left a TV at my place
I couldn't DVR it all
there wasn't any space

Local, satellite, and cable
getting in the zone
Move your eyes until you're satisfied
You don't need a remote

I'm through with surfing round
(Watching every channel at once)
brain waves just chillin' out
(Watching every channel at once)
tv breakfast lunch and dinner
(Watching every channel at once)
Track Name: The Shape of Faith
THE SHAPE OF FAITH

"Less disturbing then,
than from asunder
tears the flower."

spoke Gabriel, smiles Mary, guiding hair
along her ear,
the way she'll hold his hand.

Less fearful, then, than pages aging blank,
enumerated,
in rooms Rossetti white.

I was born with a different cause,
I lost myself,
I took up yours.
You are the shape of faith.

It's gonna have to change
Mary
The burden's in the name
Mary
It's gonna have to be
Track Name: Bricks and Roses
BRICKS AND ROSES

leering from the sky
into a dirty pond
caught between the view
babes of Avalon

reeling from the plain
find the words and spew
falls like ugly rain
douse the world anew

bricks and roses
one immortal joke
the broken record
skips the famous one

bricks and roses
one immortal from
the cold-ass fortress
of the setting sun

leering from the sky
into a dirty pond
caught between the view
babes of avalon

in exile chelsea
i like never learned
to understand the
point of no return

bricks and roses
one immortal joke
the broken record
like a setting sun
Track Name: Nobody Knows This Is Somewhere
NOBODY KNOWS THIS IS SOMEWHERE

don’t tell me you can’t be here
don’t tell me I’m too complacent
these distances
they speak with promise they can’t keep
don’t tell me you can’t be here

still they leave like they don’t care
like nobody knows this is somewhere
just the first in a lifetime
of leaving behind

say, "it’s time that you got moving.
statue stone with moss grown over."
subtleties are seen without a change of scene
but they say,
"don’t the world just make you wonder?"

then they leave like they don’t care
like nobody knows this is somewhere
just the first in a lifetime
of leaving behind

yeah I know this changes us
yeah I know its dangerous
but you stay and you get scared
that though you were okay you went nowhere
just the first in a lifetime
of changing your mind
Track Name: Old Mill River
OLD MILL RIVER

I am just another white man
I have never seen a funeral
Pistol in hand, I wander the yard

I am an elderly woman
I am living with dementia
I go to the park to rip up the grass

Old Mill River
Covers the clover
A second is over
On an autumn day

I am the metal eraser
Some old picture of winter
Look at that kid-
Have you seen him before?

I am each and every morning
The real home video
What I see in my sleep
I see in memory more
Track Name: The Edifice
THE EDIFICE

There is not a path only the bearded, balding father pointing
Through the litter of the past and bracken of the future, pointing

The romance of the distance, oh!
The trumpet that we’re sure we may have heard
We walk ‘cause others walked before us and we’ve
Got to take their word

High valleys, crushing plains
We’ve learned to love the way of life, the quest
That we’ve been given
Trudging on by day
The memory remains of faces under-lit by fire
Old familiar glow of paint and poem
As powerful as words the faces spoke:

“Reach for the Edifice
Our fathers built it with their hands
This is a pilgrimage
This is the song that never ends”
Track Name: Radical Dude
RADICAL DUDE

all that he wants is a radical life, to live up to
past great minds and a forward thinking creed
it’s not enough to be the boy that everyone loves he’s
lost in the gray that he never used to see

stealing the heat of the music made in the foundry
laced with the verse at the meadowed edge of the sea,
here are words that I’m sure that I've misspoken
but now ain't a time that it matters that much to me

and you might feel like
now there's nothing left for you
but I've heard that one before
what's new?

and what we never feel we see in skin
that all the breaking up's just breaking in
but I could do much worse than being my dad
and If I'm blessed with this I'll face it that

these are the years we'll be desperate to hold onto.
haven't we learned that from every book we read?

and you might feel like
now there's nothing left for you
but I've heard that one before
what's new?
Track Name: Loraine
Geriatrics ask Loraine
if she’s a work of art
through her movements they relate
to years that drift a part

Loraine in agony
told me I had to leave
to leave

Harry X at 83
still worked up the nerve
to ask her to a matinee
when he overheard

that she perverted kids like me
finally unchained
we’re lions lying patiently
waiting to be tamed

Loraine in agony
told me I had to leave
to leave
Track Name: Strawberry Blonde
strawberry blonde bastard
there is a love I never thought real
audible, audible
there is a call I never could hear

premonition

a fiery son from the
union of men where the rivers run
not a visceral fool who
desires the food of the ear

premonition

pleading with folklore
I woke like I’m programmed to wake

premonition
Track Name: Idiot
Cold talk radio playing underwater
when you jumped in with your glasses off
rabid dog dreams that can't be shaken
looking more real than a mirror can

Ukrainian speaking computer hacker
shocking his kids with a power cord
that fucker on the news feeling just like Jesus
pinned up to see as the dial turns

Disillusioned friend of mine
the ocean's edge concerned with itself
speaking tongues on the phone line
rain falling into water

Like an idiot
rain falling into water

Aperture open but out of focus
the color you see when your eyes are shut
like a blood-red river under desert sand
dramamine talker go and blame it on the weather

Disillusioned friend of mine
the ocean's edge concerned with itself
speaking tongues on the phone line
rain falling into water

Like an idiot
rain falling into water