Alien Canyons

by Roaming Herds of Buffalo

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1.
Wild Oats 01:17
We suffer migraines from these super wide-lense visions We're passing eyedrops through a junkyard full of prisms Wild oats, unloved, unsown, on what strange planet will you grow? The poor antenna's dead so the map of stars is siphoned On what strange planet will you spell yourself in ciphers Wild oats, unloved, unsown, on what strange planet will you grow?
2.
Alien canyon swallow us whole We are crude sex parts etched onto your rock wall Can we be the fire emitting a glow Lit out of despair by some retreating army? Can we be a match sucked into a trench At the bottom of another planet's ocean? Disorganized creation tighten your belt We are a trajectory that you haven't felt yet Can we be the fire emitting a glow Lit out of despair by some retreating army? Can we be a match sucked into a trench At the bottom of another planet's ocean?
3.
The Reactor 02:39
There are cracks there are seams and tiny bubbles There is something rather tragic with the plastic that you're passing off as skin "The reactor's gonna blow" we cry in panic as the Things we take for granted start to levitate and lift off of the ground Now I can "Now he can!" Now I can close my eyes Now I can "Now he can!" Now I can close my eyes We are dredging what we can from fleshy sinkholes We are slurping sloppy ladlefuls and setting them near windows so they vent "The reactor's gonna blow" we cry in panic Poles reverse their magnets dead romantic poets fall in love again Now I can "Now he can!" Now I can close my eyes Now I can "Now he can!" Now I can close my eyes
4.
Drowned and gone and coming back Fresh scratches carving into letters Alien scribbles spell out fleshy parts That climb up out of our sulphury waters Aerial insight Doughy fields arise Sugary meaning baked inside Curvin along new wounds conform To the wisdom that ancient ashes scatter Tides turn loose composite bones That alien tongues have still not mastered Aerial insight Doughy fields arise Sugary meaning baked inside
5.
Tractor Beam 03:12
Twist up the tender night with synthetic rope Read to the houseplants what some martyr wrote Do what the tractor beam says don't choke Squeeze down a thundercloud into a Pyrex dish Layer granola with fresh grated aluminum sticks Do what the tractor beam says don't resist Sinister music begins while we strap on fins Mannequins pumping out clunky nu metal arrangements Flashlights all dancing about our fresh burglarized undeground selves Do what the tractor beam says don't tell
6.
Lava Scrawls 01:50
Foreboding entries in lava flow gel etching molten hot secrets on bulging rock swells Now that they've evolved a fervent taste for us they wont stop Sand-blasted jaws yawn in micro-thin towns crying out to the bare steeples wagging at the reticent sun Now that they've evolved a fervent taste for us they wont stop
7.
Wishbones 00:56
Stone-age sages carved us secret mountain caves That the animal hybrids stuffed their beaks to save us Empty ledges beckon from behind our nasty fridges There are wishbones in the oven that we don't remember wishin on
8.
Neutrinos 04:06
Lick the stamp on my envelope skin Slam my flag back and mail me again and again I'm a cent short and only your moist saliva can help me leave this zip Prehistoric radio stations Lasso their signals into new constellations Black light pours through our rods and our cones Hot neutrinos roll out your tongues Lick the stamp on my envelope skin Slam my flag back and mail me again and again I'm a cent short and only your moist saliva can help me leave this zip
9.
Stuff frozen planets in your pants get celestial Slip a virgin ring on your finger to attract a moon Zest a tyrannosaurus rex on your salad get primordial Fill a crater with expensive scotch tie on an extinction buzz
10.
Metal flakes falling Glitter mastodons roaming the sparking prairie We saw the saw and the dust and the blood and the back of the van Coral reefs spackled New constellations for primitive man to ponder We saw the saw and the dust and the blood and the back of the van But the vanity plates were obscured by the thickening clouds of exhaust
11.
Rotary Phone 03:01
Billboards read me aloud Dehumanize me all over town Tear my red ribbons off Glossy ads know my smell Scratch my dry skin to hell Tip me til my contents spill This is where the rotary phone rings This is where the rotary phone rings While everything around is exploding
12.
Counting invisible tongues Tucked back in lazy repose Oh what a transmittable taste Sucked through a throbbing hot hose So we sat On the lawn Inkstains bleeding across Empty medicine cabinets yawn Where are the fresh cotton swans? Gone gone gone Parked cars enjoying the touch Explosions reach up under chassis and tickle our trucks People we must get concentric People we mustn't look up Has anyone felt any fruit from the trees that we stuffed? So we sat On the lawn Inkstains bleeding across Empty medicine cabinets yawn

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released November 12, 2013

Music by Roaming Herds of Buffalo
Recorded by Jared Fiechtner at Holy Fool
Mixed by Jeremy Park at Park Audio
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound

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