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Kitty is a boy, maybe three pounds worth Cute, gray tabby with white hazel eyes Blue fingernail polished claws Captured in the underbelly of a dirty, green Lincoln Halibut likes to lay in a baby sling While I walk Ms. Spot Will eventually be scooter trained Maybe with a pretty little helmet Also... happy birthday, I found us a kitty Traveling through the fabric of space-time magic I'm trying to understand what can't be understood Like an orchid express or a river made of ice Like all the stupid things from my long-forgotten life In another world, in the abstract heavens I look back on the middle of an old empire What do I see, but two friends and me Sitting in some room with a shattered-glass head Kitty is a reincarnated angel Sent here to save us from the falling sky Posing as a feline, he'll guide us on our way Through folly and vice and our great ambition Resurrect the past to start things anew Leave the old behind and hope for the best This cat may just lay under our embracing gaze But when he looks back, he knows what is to come
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I won't be your man, that's not what I am Don't call me your man, that ain't who I am If you think that's what I am Let me tell you, you've got it all wrong I won't play that game, I won't do it that way I don't play the game, I think the rules are insane If you think that's why I'm here Let me tell you, I won't be taking part Don't call me your baby Can't you see that's quite an insult? And I'll make the same promise I think we'll both be better for it I'm not going to sing about the way you talk I'm not going to write about the way you walk If you really want to hear 'bout that I think we both know that's been written before If you want to hear about that shit Go turn on the radio If that's all you want to hear I think you'd better go find someone else
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Last night I faked myself I went online to play a game Just to see what it's like On another side I signed up and I logged in Used a picture of a female friend Just to see what it's like On another side On another side I had thought it must be easy I thought girls had all the luck Until I learned what it's like On another side Men were writing immediately It seemed as good as it could be Until I learned what it's like On another side On another side So I said hello And we began to talk And before I knew what Everything turned sexual And they kept coming More and more of them Even the "nice guys" Everything turned suddenly aggressively sexual Before I even knew what to say I'd be lying if I tried to say That it didn't get to me Now I've seen what it might be like On another side I had thought it might be fun But I didn't even last a few hours Now I've seen what it might be like On another side On another side

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This is just some otherwise forgotten/forgettable archival material. Listen at your own risk. The older stuff is mostly only available in lossy quality.

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released July 31, 2015

Written by Patrick Vacek, November 2003 – present, except track 2 lyrics by Niza Volair and Patrick Vacek.

Cover photography by Patrick Vacek, Hannover, Germany, October 2009. This image was originally used as the basis for the cover of A Double Life Outtakes, a compilation of sundry leftover material released in 2011.

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