Millennial

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This album was written and recorded in 28 days for The RPM Challenge. Enjoy!

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released March 3, 2015

All tracks written and produced by ThatOneEyedKid

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Track Name: Cursive
Sitting as still as I can
can’t help but fidget a bit
Body to brain feelin’ short-circuited
Signal got nowhere to go

Our teacher gazing at my neck
She making sure that I’m focused on
My words my words alone
Watching me fumble with my cursive

Walk up to the front of the room, spotlight
Turn in my test, my hand still twitching from my
ADD or my adrenaline

I know I know I know I did my best e-
very answer loomin’ big
My shitty spelling written in earnest
Guess I was nervous writing it in cursive

Teacher taking out her glasses
Squints her eyes closed together
No time pass, she hands me back my
Hand written efforts she says:

I can see you’ve got the right idea
but it’s too hard on your hand
I’m struggling to understand you

She motions to an IBM-PC
Sit’s me down in front of the blue screen and she says
“Try it in typing.
Over time, I think you might find it
a cleaner way of communicating
instead developing better hand-writing"

Guess there’s no purpose
Writing it in cursive
Track Name: Worthy Distraction
Started reading Plato’s Republic, and I
Found one or two words that finally stuck with me but
not most of it

Now I’m staring at page six hoping that it’s
gonna get going get something happening but
it’s not happening

Pray I’ll be rescued by
Distraction, distraction
My worthy distraction

Now I’m rereading dozens of sentences in
all of my textbooks but nothing sticks with me I’m
unfocused

Cuz I’m too busy paying attention to these
flashes of light and tiny vibrations so I’m
unfocused

And now I’m jonesing for a

Distraction, Distraction
My worth distraction
Where would I be without you?


I feel like I’m always missing
A critical message, a vital equation
I feel like I’m always missing
Always feel like a life and death situation
Track Name: Cocoon
My mother’s a doctor
And my daddy left fortunes
Self-esteem like a lawyer
What more could anyone ask for?

I get the door then the drinks
Bitch digs my daddy’s Toyota
Feels like she’s [with] someone important
What more could any guy ask for?

Give me what you can offer
Give me words off your tongue
Give me everything you got
But it won’t be enough, cuz

I want to fuck the whole world
And the world wanna to fuck me

You texted me late
But you’re not not keeping me up
Tell me that you wanna get dirty
You like me when I get rough

But I’m too caught up
Trying to catch someone else
My appetite’s out of order
But I like feeling the hunger so

Give me what you can offer
Give me words off your tongue
Give me everything you got
But it won’t be enough, cuz

I want to fuck the whole world
And the whole world wanna to fuck me
Won’t anyone fuck me?
I’d let anyone fuck me

I’ll never act on any of this
I just like feeling like I’m
Worth the attention and lust of a stranger
Without having to leave my room
leave my room
Can’t hurt my ego here inside the cocoon
Track Name: Arrive
Yesterday I woke up as a God
the edges of the world ringing clear as a bell
With all my strength I’d never do no harm
With my endless care and unfettered ambitions

Cuz I’m walking every floor and every wall
I’d save a dozen wives from a husband’s wrath
Or purify the water in the pond
All these ways to care, all the world all the time

Cuz I want to be everywhere
and I don’t know what to do
Cuz I could be anywhere
and I don’t know what to do
when I arrive

Tomorrow I think I’ll become a bug
My belly rest at the ground, move in one direction
I’d forego the life living above
And be restless for sure, who’d give up that condition

Cuz I want to be everywhere
and I don’t know what to do

I’m all or nothing now
but I’ll be OK
I’ll survive
I’ll find the way out
When I arrive
Track Name: Figured Out
I was born thinking how
When I finally grew up
I’d be so much more mature
Than I am at twenty-nine
And it doesn’t feel right
to be this far behind
so I take a look at everyone else

And no one’s got their shit figured out
I thought I was fucked up, and no one else was
But now I know no one’s got their shit figured out

I thought today
Maybe I had grown up
Cuz I’ve got enough money
to get my and my girl drunk
But it doesn’t feel right
Shouldn’t I have a wife,
Or a job I even marginally like, but

No one's got their shit figured out

Maybe my viewpoint is totally wrong
That being grown-up is just a compromise
of living in that space between
what we should be and what we are
And this is just a shot in the dark, but

No one get’s their shit figured out
We all stay this fucked up, and learn to live with ourselves
No one get’s their shit figured out.
Track Name: Beneath
When we met
we were both on the same rope
and I watched you climb
oh so high and I stayed put

I thought I
would arrive just as you
but I never felt the boiling of my blood
that kinda drive


Cuz your fight
made you strong
and I’ve been given everything
and it made me weak

Lately I’ve
become so unsettled
Try as I might
I stay home, you’re out winning meddles.

And I feel worthless
In this union, when it’s all you
Pulling all the weight
While I stay home, and you’re out providing

Cuz your fight
made you strong
and I’ve been handed everything
and it made me weak

And I hate that it feels wrong to me
Being beneath you
It’s all I can think about
When I’m underneath you
Track Name: Calligraphy
We belong to the spirit of old
Aged and fermented like jars of wine
So I send a signal to you in every note
Wind it’s way to you and yours to mine

I am ancient and I’ve got tales to tell
The words on pages clinging to their spines
And there you hover above every line I wrote
And I wrap up in you, and I'll be yours now

Cuz there on parchment
The raised up letters
They’ll spell it out for ya

You’re my timeless one
Date back with the sun
Wrap up in you
Our worlds dance together like
Calligraphy

How we wove together over time
Criss-crossing in the fabric bind
Who knows how long we got till we wear down
I’ll be with ya when the threads unwind

Cuz there on parchment
Your raised up letters
You spell it out for me, that

You’re my timeless one
Date back with the sun
Wrap up in you
Our worlds dance together like
Calligraphy

Cuz I’ve been through hell and heaven
I know the world we live in
And here alone, I don’t think I’d make it
But I think back to ya
And I remember now that

You are my timeless one