Vanishings

by Bird Surgeon

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Pierce Da'esigil Everything about this record screams creativity and really shows Lervold's artistic capabilities. There's not a thing about it that I don't like. Favorite track: Important Things to Ants.
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This album is a manifestation of the music that flows naturally through me when I play instruments.

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released December 1, 2014

All vocals, guitars, bass, drums, and sine waves written and performed by Jon Lervold.

All tracking, editing, mixing, and mastering by Jon Lervold at Big Name Recording Studio in Olympia, WA in 2014.

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Track Name: Days of Beer and Chundering
So we start it all over
One last time
Some things are forever
Some things are not meant to last

Some things are not meant to be

Look back and laugh
With time
Look back and laugh
With time
Look back and laugh
Track Name: Mr. Ffrench
There's more than meets the eye
Moving in space and time
There's no writing on the wall
At all
(At all)

All is motion
Unbroken ocean
An ebbing, a flowing
A coming and a going
The wonder, the why?
Wide open skies
Circles and cycles
Tossing and turning
So much on my mind
Wired, inspired
Circles and cycles
Notes from small islands
Such heavy eyelids
Circles and cycles

Older, not wiser
Sitting simply
Watching life pass by
"Relax," they say
"These are the best years
Enjoy the sun today"
Track Name: Jay Riemenschneider Eats Horse All the Time
"I've got a feeling that
We'll all still be right here
(In ten years)"
I'd say I've come to find
These memories
Have larger lives than mine
Yeah I've been down this road
I know these streets
(Where they lead yeah where they go)
I'm screaming once again (Give me a sign)
This isn't right

So many regrets
So many things that I kept secrets
Bad decisions
And good times
These roots, they bind me
Consistently remind me
This history's
Just chemistry
It has to be

A long ride
And a lengthy look at life
Wide awake
In the middle of the night
Lifetimes of words
Once spoken
But never heard
Forever trapped in an old world

There's nothing new under the sun
Just the pushes
Of dead masters

Six dollars well spent
For a lifetime of memories
Track Name: A Stranger in the Alps
Sharing whole pots of coffee
While hanging out with Judy

The lunatic fringe
Drinking dandelion wine
Celebration goes all night
This is the golden age
And no matter what
It will never be lost
Track Name: Mule Mural
I'm a master of
Intentional procrastination
And avoiding, at all costs
Unnecessary socialization

No more going through the motions
It can't be done alone

Gotta shake
This current lack of communication
It's time to let it go

No more going through the motions
It can't be done alone
Track Name: Nash
You wanna know the truth?
I'm an impostor
A snake citizen
A waste of precious time
Through and through and through
I am a ghost town

Wish that I could be more bold
Problem is, truth be told
(I'm an impostor)
A waste of precious time
(I'm an impostor)

All I want is a sign
So I can write the perfect line
(I'm an impostor)
A waste of precious time
(I'm an impostor)
Track Name: Important Things to Ants
Hey!
Don't you know?
That everything
Is gonna be all right?!

Old friend
So much has changed
But beneath it all
We're still the same
Far apart
But only in distance
This is the reckless age

Mists of early morning
Touched gold by summer sun
Moon lies on blue paper
A solipsistic fantasy

Hey!
Don't you know?
That everything
Is gonna be all right?!
Track Name: I Fixed Your Door; It Was Sticking
If you always do
What you've always done
You will always get
What it is you've got
(My heart can't take it)
I can't fake it

Sunrise
Floats through an open window
Pack up my things
I've got to get out of
This town

The sun sets
On this desert island
This beginning
Is another's end
We shuffle on
All too slowly
Never rushing
To get ahead
Nothing special
Just sunlight through the trees
A summer day
Spent ill at ease
Track Name: Nothing at All... Nothing at All... Nothing at All...
How will I know
When I've gotten where I'm going to?
How will I know?
When I am where I'm meant to be?

How will I know?

Double visions
Possible lives
Chance to resolution
At the hands of consequence
At the hands of consequence
Track Name: Data Krupa
A black flag flew
For a smiling
Face full of laughter
Missed opportunities
To make things right

You always knew
We're in the stars
The wind cries your name
Blue Jay

(Behold, the shock and awe
of life's vicissitudes)

A black flag flew
For a smiling
Face full of laughter
Lost opportunities
To make things right

(Fly away)
Track Name: Man: Gut-Wrenching Scream and Fall into Distance
What do you know?
Sometimes things go
Just how they're supposed to

I think that we should take
A walk around the lake
And see who we are
When we come around
A nervous glance
A new romance
Echoes of our past lives
And then one day I'll realize
I've got everything I want
Right here in this car
Just you and me
Just as we are
As we are
Track Name: 10 Simple Rules on How to Become a Zlug
Watching rain
Drizzle on the windowpane
Life in Olympia

The space lay in ruins
Faded and stained
Kaleidoscopes of characters
And fates taking shape

Watching rain
Drizzle on the windowpane
While fates take shape
While fates take shape

Sitting on the curb
Hoping someday
that I'll be heard
So it goes
So they say
You can't fight fate
Though forever may
Or may not be
A word that applies
To you and me
That's okay
We have today