Who Sang The Bone is the Orbital Planet of the Nerve? 20 Minute Loop

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Release information
Release Date: 2008
length: 3:37
producer: 20 Minute Loop
membranophone: Mike Romano
piano: Kelly Atkins and Mike Romano
vocal: Greg Giles and Kelly Atkins
recording engineer: Scott Greiner
flute: Kelly Atkins
guitar: Nils Erickson and Greg Giles
percussion: Mike Romano
additional recording engineer: Nils Erickson
Clavinet: Nils Erickson
bass guitar: Adam Cunha
synthesizer: Greg Giles and Kelly Atkins
background vocals: Adam Cunha, Nils Erickson and Mike Romano
sampler: Kelly Atkins
Wurlitzer electric piano: Kelly Atkins
Rhodes piano: Nils Erickson and Kelly Atkins
composer: Mike Romano
lyricist: Kelly Atkins
(Wake up you lucky boy...)
You were chosen with such care when you were born
It's nineteen sixty-four!
You will volunteer to wear a uniform
The floor of the station cradles my life
I had a grip on him, had him picked from the corner of my...
eyes squeezed shut and I'd know him a mile away
And the smell! I recognize it well...

Smoke and whisky wrung him out
Dragged him down
Drove him from his home
He tries to kill me, just about blacking out
before he slams a full soda-glass bottle
down on my skull, down upon my skull
Seeping out a nineteen year-old recruit
all the blood meant for the...
War of nerve and bone - showing very limited attention spans
I've never been so lost and alone
The yolk of my youth slipping through their grimy hands

The doctors will bet on left or on right... side of my face is numb, like a line was drawn
Am I paralyzed?
One seizure a day keeps me in the game
Is this Hell?
I recognize it well...
Smoke and whisky wrung him out
Dragged him down
Drove him from his home
He tried to kill me and just about snuffed me out
when he slammed a full soda-glass bottle down on my skull.
Using all his might, leaving me to fight my own impossible war on the ground

Left me on the ground
Bleeding on the ground
Seeping out a nineteen year-old recruit
all the blood meant for the war!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Vanilla March
  • 2 Dr. Vitus Werdegast
  • 3 English as a Second Language
  • 4 The Bone is the Orbital Planet of the Nerve
  • 5 Automatic Pilot
  • 6 Empire
  • 7 We Wait for the Crown
  • 8 Mercury Vapor
  • 9 Latin Names and Straight Pins
  • 10 ESMA
  • 11 The Kirkbride Plan
  • 12 Winsor McCay