Who Sang Smells Like Content? The Books

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Release information
Release Date: 2005-4-5
Genre: Electronic Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Abstract/IDM/Glitch
length: 3:42
performer: The Books
mixer: Nick Zammuto and The Books
recording engineer: The Books
assistant mixer: Paul de Jong
Balace, Repetition
Composition, Mirrors

most of all the world is a place
where parts of wholes are described
whithin an overarching paradigm of clarity
and accuracy
the context of which makes possible
an underlying sense of the way it all fits together
despite our collective tendency not to conceive of it as such

but then again
the world without end
is a place where souls are combined
but with an overbearing feeling of disparity,
to ignore is impossible
without getting oneself
into all kinds of trouble
despite one's best intentions
not to get entangled with it so much

and meanwhile the statues are bleeding green
and others are saying things
much better than we ever could
as the quiet becomes suddenly verbose

and the hail is heralding the size of nickles,
and the street corners are gnashing together
like gears inside the head
of some omniscient engineer
and downward flows the garnered wisdom
that has never died

when finally we opened the box
we couldn't find any rules
our heads were reeling with a glut of possibilities,
but with ever increasing faith
we decided to go ahead and just ingnore them
despite tremendous pressure to capitulate and fade

so instead we went ahead
to fabricate a catalog
of unstable elements
and modicums
and particles with non-zero total strangeness
for brief moments which amount
to nothing more than tiny fragments of a finger snap

and meanwhile we're furiously sleeping green
and the map has started tearing along it's creases
due to overuse
when in reality, it's never needed folds

and the air's witholding the sound
of its wellspring,
and our heads are approaching a density
reminiscent of the connectivity
of the center of the sun
and therein lies the garnered wisdom
that has never died

expectation leads to disappointment
if we don't expect something big, huge, and exciting
usually, uh
i dont know, it's just not as, yeah

CD 1
  • 1 A Little Longing Goes Away
  • 2 Be Good to Them Always
  • 3 Vogt Dig for Kloppervok
  • 4 Smells Like Content
  • 5 It Never Changes to Stop
  • 6 An Animated Description of Mr. Maps.
  • 7 Venice
  • 8 None but Shining Hours
  • 9 If Not Now, Whenever
  • 10 An Owl With Knees
  • 11 Twelve Fold Chain

  • Release information
    label: Tomlab
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 789397785027
    script: Latin