AggroPastels

by Microfilm

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released 02 July 2013

Written by Matthew Mercer and Matt Keppel
Produced by Microfilm
Made in Portland, Ore. 2012-2013

Additional vocals by:

Sarah Nixey (on 'Pretty Revolutionaries' and 'Penthouse')

Chanticleer Tru (on 'Romeo Rorschach')

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Track Name: Chemical Wings
Chemical Wings

Cupid
Assume the position
Bow meet arrow
In my tender condition
Cupid
Idleness-in- Love
Kiss on the eyelids
Sent from above

Our lips miss and we drop unconscious
Our. Lips. Miss.
Track Name: Romeo Rorschach (feat. Chanticleer Tru)
Romeo Rorshach

Romeo, Romeo
Romeo, Casanova

Rorschachs kiss
Straightjackets touch
Braggadocio
It’s all too much
And the teardrops drip
From your fingertips
No humility
Just a drip drip drip

Romeo, Casanova
First he’s in, then he’s over
Yes, he’s older and he’s wiser
The unzipping womanizer

Reputations kiss
Just a bit too much?
Chloroform on the lips
Maybe just a touch
And the teardrops drip
From your fingertips
No humility
Just a drip drip drip

Romeo, Casanova
First he’s in, then he’s over
Yes, he’s older and he’s wiser
The unzipping womanizer

Romeo, Romeo
Track Name: Pretty Revolutionaries (feat. Sarah Nixey)
Pretty Revolutionaries

Essayez de déchiffrer
Essayez de découvrir
Votre Mai ‘68
Frère au frère
Jolis Révolutionnaires

Try to decipher
Try to uncover
Your May ‘68
Brother to brother
Pretty-pretty-pretty
His blood for another
Why take your top off
When we’re undercover?

Jolie-jolie-jolie
Son sang pour des autres
Pourquoi enlevez votre chemise
Quand avons-nous lieu dans le déguisement?
Jolis Révolutionnaires

Try to decipher
Try to uncover
Your May ‘68
Brother to brother
Pretty-pretty-pretty
His blood for another
Why take your top off
When we’re undercover?
Track Name: Action Figures
Action Figures

Soldier boy
Lover boy
Make me numb
Make me numb
Be my toy
Half a brain
Opposable thumb
Opposable thumb
Actor boy
Reactor boy
Make me dumb
Make me dumb
Just a ploy
Half a brain
Disposable fun
Disposable fun

A is for Astronaut
A is for Android
A is for Action figure
To avoid
A is for Armature
A is for Always pure
A is for Action figure
To destroy
Disfigure, disfigure, disfigure

You’ve been warned

Killer boy
Thriller boy
Make me numb
Make me numb
All the joy
Peace and love
Make me come
Make me come
After Dark
Slingshot mark
Under my thumb
Under my thumb

A is for Astronaut
A is for Android
A is for Action figure
To avoid
A is for Armature
A is for Always pure
A is for Action figure
To destroy
Track Name: Brass-Knuckled Bowie
Brass-Knuckled Bowie

Opening ceremonies
Aggro pastels
Friends and enemies
You know me so well
Man or machine
I never can tell
My understudy won’t understand
I don’t have I name, I just have a brand

Profound pronouns
Can my plastic heart feel?
A suit of armor
Now am I a man, for real?
Man or machine
I never knew the deal
My understudy won’t understand
I can’t feel with these man-made hands

Ain’t nothing but a piece of brass

I short circuit all this
When I wet my lips to kiss
You cry a little in the dark
Well, so do I – I aim; I miss
Man or machine
I never made the list
My understudy won’t understand
Blowing my fuses isn’t what was planned

I aim; I miss
Track Name: Army Brats in Love
Army Brats in Love

I joined the army to become a man
Or was it for the uniform brand?
Brass buttons and bayonets cross
For you: “I do”
I’m at a loss

Army Brats in Love

We found love in the military
We went from scared to scary, scary
We found love in the military
We kiss Uzis shot right through me, through me

I joined the army to become a man
Or was it for the uniform brand?
Always Prepared,
But not for the
Things that Bing Crosby sings

We found love in the military
We went from scared to scary, scary
We found love in the military
We kiss Uzis shot right through me, through me

Army Brats in Love
Track Name: Butch (You First...)
Butch (You First…)

It’s the worst
Going first
It’s a curse
So, hold my purse

Two cliff tops
Do your worst
You first, man
You first…

First things first
Heart will burst
Call the hearse
Keep things terse

Two cliff tops
Do your worst
You first, man
You first...
Track Name: Penthouse (feat. Sarah Nixey)
Penthouse

11:23 p.m. and night has fallen
His face pressed against floor to ceiling glass
Nothing will get him back to bed
And the moon is out, at last
Stars as bright as traffic lights
The highest rooftop in town
Over 300 feet up
With a wind blowing down
Satellites as far as the eye can see
Reflections in a golden eye of closed-circuit TV

In every dreamhome, a heart is bent
A story here, in every crack of cement
With things on my strings
I mean what I meant

11:54 p.m - Now what was it that Einstein said?
The theory of Unified Field Electromagnetism
But he’s already stopped listening
A million windows; 360 degree vision
He’s 360 feet tall - Primetime television
Live tonight - No electricity required
Departure time

In every dreamhome, a heart is bent
A story here, in every crack of cement
With things on my strings
I mean what I meant

12:05 a.m.
Constellations in shade
Invisible handgliders
Liftoff
Track Name: Emmannuelle XXX
Emmannuelle XXX

Your nom de plume
Thrown around the room
Taffetta and lace
And soft-focus perfume
Angora, by the ream
Satin, up the inseam
Chiffon and Chanel
Almost like a dream

What he learned about women, was only the shell
Farewell, Emmanuelle, Farewell.

Soundtrack by Gainsbourg
Chateau from a fable
Champagne in the jet set
Late-night cable
This is softcore
Bisexual chic
Chic on the stereo
Sleek in the sheets
Soundtrack by Gainsbourg
Chateau from a fable
Champagne in the jet set
Late-night cable

What he learned about women, was only the shell
Farewell, Emmanuelle, Farewell.
Track Name: Lavender Courtesy Phone
Lavender Courtesy Phone

I’m OK; you’re OK
Redacted love
The makeup stays
Coffee, tea, me in a hurry
The wall’s seen it all
Don’t you worry
2 on 1 or 1 on 3?
He learned it all from MTV

Lavender courtesy phone

Elevator
Uniform
Standard-issue
It’s the norm
Architect’s function and form
Call room service
Just getting warm
It’s the calm before the storm
The names are secret
Ink on the form

Lavender courtesy phone

Zip me down
Away we go
He learned it all from Romeo
Lover-Soldier-Sailor-Spy
The bullet spray
My engines die
Lost his grip on reality
Keep this quiet
Just you and me

You and me
Track Name: Icarus
Icarus

Icarus, Icarus
Never one of us
Track Name: Airlock: Open
Airlock: Open.

Must love isolation,
Antarctic cold,
All the motion sickness,
And never coming home

He walks in beauty like the night

And the stars will fold
It’s forever cold
It’s endless quiet
Exploding into gold

He walks in beauty like the night

Must love the confusion,
Recycled air,
My gamma wave love,
Never reaching there

He walks in beauty like the night

And the stars will fold
It’s forever cold
It’s endless quiet
Exploding into gold
Track Name: Wolf Tears
Wolf Tears

The fur is slick
Elegiac
Midnight eerie
World-weary
Cobalt eyes
They will cry
But never
Really die


The microchip slips
Just beneath the skin
‘Reincarnated’
He will live again

Crestfallen
Snowfallen
He’s all mine
Top-of-the-line
Cobalt eyes
Will always cry
But machines
Will never die

The microchip slips
Just beneath the skin
‘Reincarnated’
He will live again
Track Name: Romeo Rorschach (Pastorale Digitale) [Bonus Track]
Romeo Rorshach

Romeo, Romeo
Romeo, Casanova

Rorschachs kiss
Straightjackets touch
Braggadocio
It’s all too much
And the teardrops drip
From your fingertips
No humility
Just a drip drip drip

Romeo, Casanova
First he’s in, then he’s over
Yes, he’s older and he’s wiser
The unzipping womanizer

Reputations kiss
Just a bit too much?
Chloroform on the lips
Maybe just a touch
And the teardrops drip
From your fingertips
No humility
Just a drip drip drip

Romeo, Casanova
First he’s in, then he’s over
Yes, he’s older and he’s wiser
The unzipping womanizer

Romeo, Romeo