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The robots come to kill me summer 2003
I heard all about it from you that year
I was ten years old and stupid—you were a smart thirteen
In the backyard of Grandma's house—where Grandma couldn't hear—

You told me special things about your real self
And the secret army that you'd built
Who'd kill my mom and dad and everyone I loved
If I revealed the secrets that you'd spilt

Every night I lay down quiet and cold
Ever day a new apocalypse—behold
The way each school day unfolds
The distant future blaze foretold
So nothing changes when I'm old
Nothing changes when I'm old

You were pudgy perfect teenage genius Mitchell Blake
Just barely cool enough to make Fat Kid weep
You showed me certain kinds of pain I might mistake
For quiet dreams and lonesome screams and sickening sleep

The robots come to kill me on a gorgeous day
The grown-ups all eat lemon bars inside
They hold each others' gazes and make conversation
And you hurt me like kids do all the time

And oh—I keep you hidden ten years down the line
And everyone who knows me knows that I'm not fine...



from Portraits, released March 24, 2017



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Pale People Missoula, montana

Led by Mack Gilcrest (piano, vocals), Pale People's songs range from soft confessionals to howling rants about the lonely and insane. Kurt Skrivseth (bass, guitar) brings a commanding slap-bass style reminiscent of Rush and the Chili Peppers. Austin Graef (drums, percussion) is a jazz drummer who prefers to rock and refuses to waltz.
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