The Chores Existed

by The Chores

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A 2003 recording, only just mastered. Very few people heard us, and we are only barely in touch now. But this music is very palpably exciting.

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released March 19, 2011

nicholas barker (g)
andy fisher (b)
benb gallaher (d,v)
josh williams (g)

recorded 5/31/2003 in the erstwhile living room of andy's grandmother, Conway, New Hampshire.

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Track Name: Plenilune
Forever, together we'd surmise, is only
Something that applies until the
Last one to believe it dies

We're clever—we're much too bright to burn, and
The rain won't make the pavement softer—
There's no lesson to learn, so

Why do we wait, like
Time could ever be on
Someone's side?
Why do we wait for this beauty rare?
We can't pretend we don't care—
Do we dare to declare our fate?

And so on, but it's not impossible to feel that we have
Run this up and back again and
Made ourselves unreal, yet we will
Go on, but for a moment's mind,
And when our bodies insist us out of
Breath, we've fallen behind. Oh,

Why do we wait, like
Time could ever be on
Someone's side?
Why do we wait for this beauty rare?
We can't pretend we don't care—
Do we dare to declare our fate?
Track Name: Career Diplomats
there are none, thanks for asking.
Track Name: Another Mystery Solved
It's easier now to suggest
Than it is to demand
Don't be ridicuolous;
You can't renegotiate a
Tacit understanding, but it

Looks like I had it all wrong
Yeah, it looks like I was wrong
Another mystery solved
Another mystery sloved

How is it then, or was it
Now? I dunno; is it
Trouble ahead, or ago?
You swear that
it's okay, though
I don't see it so, and it


Looks like I had it all wrong
Yeah, it looks like I was wrong
Another mystery solved
Another mystery sloved
Mystery solved

And I was in a corner
Waiting for you for a
Moment of truth or a
Sign meant to your
Wading through these
Maladies of mine, and it

Looks like I had it all wrong
Yeah, it looks like I was wrong
Another mystery solved
Another mystery sloved
Mystery solved
Track Name: Falling Down
While there are lyrics to this, this version doesn't contain any singing.
Track Name: Names for Numbers
and now the same again from higher stations
we sit for aegis on imaginations
your number’s up; i’ve got your number down

there isn’t anything that wants for naming
only a target for a future blaming
my number’s listed, but i’m out of town

there’s no apology for any error
there’s only system and the system-bearer
we bear the system and wait for the bus

we spend eternity in search of stasis
we’re onto greener lawns and off our faces
years will go, maybe returning as us

the earth spins on our time, and never does it say:
“thank you for the

names for numbers”—we’re done without them
how could the living ever know to doubt them?
our calculations show x, y, and three

if there is only one, we’re only fractions
and cast ambiguous in all our actions
please let’s not be less than just, you and me.
Track Name: Surprise Yourself
alas, there are no lyrics.