Tall Tales From Nothing Land

by Liz Unphair

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IS THAT YOU ON THE COVER?!?! ARE YOU NAKED?!?! ARE YOU REALLY THAT ARTSY? DID YOU RIP OFF ELLIOTT SMITH AND NIRVANA?!?! 0 DOLLARS?!?! That's a little steep....WILL I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR MY RUPTURED, OBLITERATED EARDRUMS?!?!?!


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"When I wrote 'Today' I knew that I was going to be a National Treasure, but not like Nicholas Cage. Also, my politics suck, just thot u shud know1!!"
-Billy Corgan

Thanks so much, Ben from The Bulletin:
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released June 6, 2013

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Liz Unphair Eugene, Oregon

Liz Unphair is the world's first "Songer-Singwriter."

When asked for comment, this was his/her/its response:

"Gee, I mean, I guess, I mean, I hope my music will inspire aspiring interpretive dancers."
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Track Name: Cello
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Anodyne
I’m afraid and you’re afraid and we’re all afraid
If I could choose, I’d like to loose, I don’t want to choose
It’s serene and far between, you don’t have to dream
I’m afraid and you’re afraid and you’re afraid and…

We’re no better off this time around
You’re my prison, I’m bolted to the ground
While you spin me around (x3)

It’s hard to say I don’t want to waste my endorphins
It’s not you, it’s me, I’ve got a bad attitude
I think you’re great, I like you a lot, but it’ll never work
Don’t you say, I just wanna save my aspirin
Track Name: Paint Thinner
Am I broken?
Well I don’t know
I don’t know
Could I feel like someone else?
I don’t know
Are you still alone?
Should I go?
I don’t know
Paint thinner is my beverage of choice

Oh no, I know
Oh no, I know
Oh no, I know
You don't

Cut my parachute unafraid
Unafraid
Why do I hate my face?
Unafraid
Human interaction’s a joke
Such a joke
My sex life is more of a sex death

Oh no, I know
I know, I know
I know what I know
I know you don't

Shame is a guarantee
Faith’s uncertainty
Pain is a guarantee

Where is the grass green?
I don’t know
I don’t know
That line was so cliché
What a joke
Am I broken?
Well I don’t know
I suppose
Paint thinner is my beverage of choice

Oh no I know
Oh no I know
I know what I don't
I do, I don't

Oh no I know
Oh no I know
Yes and no
I don’t
Let’s go
Don’t go
Let it go
Jim crow
Oh no
Let it flow
It’s flowing
Overflowing
Track Name: Enemy
Into the flame
You're all around the moon
Too sick for shame
Slipping out of tune

You’ll be the enemy, yeah

I’m trying so hard not to fall asleep
Cause you won’t awake when they’re after you

You’ll be the enemy yeah
You’ll be the enemy yeah

I’m gonna fake this
It’ll make you famous
The hearts you’re breaking
It’ll make you famous

We don’t have to talk
Let’s pretend we don’t exist
I’m numb from shock
And I don’t need a fix

You’ll be the enemy, yeah

So in love with hate
I’m still shivering
Don’t turn the page
I know how the story goes

You’ll be the enemy, yeah
You’ll be the enemy, yeah

It will never work
So take a turn
All this fake concern
Will never soothe these burns
Track Name: A Song Called Yeah
He’s afraid of what he’s written
He’s in love with what he hated
Your suspicion fills the hole in my heart
Uncontrolled in demolition
Write your name on my petition
Your ligation fills the hole in my heart
I can’t say cause it might hurt you

Anarchy, yeah
Latency, yeah
Wait and see, yeah
Painfully, yeah

Big words in bits and pieces
This entertainment is not weekly
Dark matter fills the hole in my heart
I don’t need an explanation
I’m afraid of second opinions
Johnny Walker fills the hole in my heart
And I swear I’m not a libra

You’ll make the best of this situation
This situation was fucked inside out
We are the same
Disjointed and vacant
Aborted our patience

Afraid
Afraid
So Brave

I suspect I am a suspect
False belief in disbelieving
Silly putty fills the hole in my heart
The world’s directed at me
Self-centered is a virtue
Damnation fills the hole in my heart
So proud to say I know you

Anarchy, yeah
Latency, yeah
Wait and see, yeah
Painfully, yeah
Masonry, yeah
Shamelessly, yeah
Latency, yeah
Anarchy yeah
Track Name: Black Blanket Over the Window
She don’t want to be enlightened
She don’t need to fix her mood
Black blanket over the window
She don’t have an attitude
But I might

I'm okay, I turned off my caring
If only I could shut off the lights
I don’t need to be enlightened
These sedatives won’t help me sleep tonight
But they might

I’m not lost with bad directions
Had affection for infection
Change is good, but it makes me nervous
Spare change I found my purpose
Drown
Swim or drown
Swim or drown
Swim or drown

She don’t want to pay her utilities
She’s so pretty when she’s blue
Black blanket over the window
She don’t have an attitude
But I might
Track Name: Scare Me, Mary!
I could tell you but I won’t cause then it’s not a secret
The way you leave alone emotionless just leaves me speechless
You’re predictable and beautiful but straight as a bow
Fell asleep and woke up in a daze of cold sweat and warm tears

Spare me, Mary
Don’t go ghost
Scare me, Mary
Please don’t go

I’m sorry sir but I don’t have more seams for you to tear at
So close to being happy but they didn’t give me a cigar
I found a message in a bottle but the cork’s in too tight
Congratulations you’re a winner you just guessed my pet peeve

(Nonsense)
Track Name: The Best Things In Life Aren't Cheap
It’s a pain to explain how I know
I’m half concerned
Get up and leave I wanna go
Could it be that easy?
Could it be that easy?

He drew us out as stick figurines
But that’s okay
One dimension is all I need
Could it be that easy?
Could it be that easy?

I have conversations with my pets
But even they won’t talk to me
Reset biological presets
Empathy is sickening

Breathe it in
Breathe it in
Bleed with him
Bleed within

God’s reasoning is stuck between
Dumb and brilliant
Prison is to free as free is to speech
Could it be that simple?
Could it be that simple?
Track Name: Pillbox Girl
Pillbox girl you make everything so very sweet
Scattered my own ashes underneath the willow tree
Pillbox girl I think that we would make a pretty pair
Oh, to feel like I do…

Please don’t leave me, I’m dependent and I care a lot
Sickened paranoia the medication’s wearing off
Pillbox girl can’t you write me one prescription more?
Oh, to feel like I do…

I’ll hallucinate until I breathe
I’d rather be unconscious than asleep
Pillbox girl make me so discrete
Track Name: In a Dark Infirmary
It’s our anniversary
In a dark infirmary
I’m not trying to flee the scene
God’s not going to save the queen
Lower class and higher brain
Here to keep us entertained
Your supply is my demand
If I cant have you no one can

Watching your waist
All our time
And I know it’s out of line
A slave to superstition
I oppose your opposition
Wasting your watch
The paradigm
And I know it’s out of line
Genetic disposition
I oppose your opposition
Yeah

Ill wind blew out all the fuses
I love taking your abuses
I’m so glad you’re doing well
I’m so sad but hey, oh well
The police academy copped out
Square peg in a roundabout
Lungs are black from secondhand
If I cant have you no one can

In a dark infirmary
It's our anniversary
Track Name: Cyanide and the Heart Locket
Walking down the tracks of the L-train
To see if I can find the end
It’s reckless
But at least I’m still curious

I’m in love with patience
I’m in love with patience
I’m my own acquaintance
I don’t need a friend

I could cry, but I really don’t want to
I’d rather just inhale instead
Cause this abuse is so beautifully secretive

Self-righteous sanction
I Used up our ration
Healthy depreciation
Manic depressive

Cyanide will give you some peace of mind
When you need to be alone
But she’s got your photograph in a heart locket

Lobotomy
I want a lobotomy

I'm in love with patience
I'm in love with patience
I'm my own acquaintance
Inflammatory agents
I don't need a friend
Track Name: I'll Never Know You
Blooming, she can make it die
Barely there to walk the stairs
Unaware and tear
She’s whispering

Maybe now I’ll never know
No one ever showed
Hold onto me

A lot of nothing to do while I’m following you sick and uneasy
Returning my call is such a drag for you all
You make me so sorry
What was I supposed to do?

I still can’t tell if this is real
So throw me up to guess which way is down
A month ago you promised me
And now I guess I’ll never know you
What was I supposed to do?
Track Name: Anti-
I’m anonymous to myself
I’m learning to go alone
I don’t need to be in good heath
Cut me to the quick speed it up

Hey
Get out of my head

Antihistamine anti-everything that they say
She paints a lot of dark art
It’s pretty to me like a spell
I don’t have to breathe you can’t make me

Antihistamine anti-everything that they say
Pretending to be, she paints a lot of dark art
It’s pretty to me like a spell
You don’t have to breathe you can’t make me
Track Name: Monterrey
The hope that you built wouldn’t get off the ground
But the things that go up, don't always come down
You’ll have to wear a tight-fitted barbed-wire crown
Everyone’s always opinionated

Got turned around, ended up in Monterrey
A ship gone off course in a sea of cabarets
The jury reached no verdict on judgment day
I feel I’ve already been here

I cannot breathe or speak
All I got is artificial relief
Radiation burns, it’s none of your concern
I had to move on, but it’s you I’m stuck on
Still bleeding out, still bleeding out

They say you faked a compassionate leave
Got any more bullshit under your sleeve?
Your conscience is more crooked than the web that you weave
There’s never a sense of replacement

My train of thought derailed from the tracks
You say the sun’s shining but space is always black
Pretty soon you’ll see that he ain't ever coming back
You can’t say you don’t have it coming
Track Name: Nothing Land
On public transit to Nothing Land
The kingdom's all one color
People talk like the back of your hand
Like they know shit about you
Only wanting to doubt you
It's a fatal flaw that doesn't die

It's not hard to tell if your smile's real
Cause you're an open book now
There's an infinite crowd moving on your trail
Passing different directions
Oblivion's an infection
It's a fatal flaw, let's keep it alive

I talk in my sleep to answer my fucked up questions
The ache that I keep, pretending to never go away

It's the luck of the draw
Maybe they just drew me wrong
I'm good at killing my time, I guess
I guess

Peace of mind is a razor's edge
That couldn't get much sharper
Unless you live with a hollow head
Just constantly falling
Falling for such a long time now
That you don't notice the wind anymore
Track Name: It's Nighttime Now and All I See Are Faceless Angels
When the clock struck out
Pages took a turn
Fate blew a cloud
High on freezer burn

Fake me
Hate me

My mind game arcade
Papers fill my head
We can make a trace
We can make or break

Play me
Hate me

You can see Hell inside his eyes (x4)

Plague Me (x4)