rubber butter

by michael sierra

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about

an off the cuff experimental "let's make really good sounding lo-fi music in this expensive studio" type project with about a million little cool easter eggs hidden inside. spawned from a burst of creativity accompanied by idle thought

written, recorded, and mixed between july and september 2016

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released July 12, 2017

michael sierra is james dunsmore and kalio sittlinger
bonus thank you to adam fulton

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michael sierra Vancouver, British Columbia

idle thought spurs creativity

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Track Name: folder brain
my mind's a filing cabinet
where thoughts the come and they go
devoid of meaning, haplessness
because they have no home
thoughts of people, friends, and joy
left to fend alone
amongst the tears, all of the sad
in folders not their own

folder brain

the thoughts collide and coincide
searching filled with hope
that one day, they'll stow away
before the become bones
incoming, more paper thoughts
looking for more homes
blank unknowns blank paper tabs
listing their residence

paper plane
folder brain

the signs of fleeting emptiness
thinness starts to show
open mouths, tiny house
reaching for paper hats
Track Name: cheers
i don't dream now, held up in my home
my body's warm, i am short of breath
chest is shackled, it needs some rest
i broke my toes, i can't move no more
kicked the bucket, bleeding out my eyes
found the answer, problem with my mind
macaroni, smeared inside my head
lo fi hi fi, wow great k cool thanks
cheers to me though, am on my own

needed a hug, made some oolong tea
boiled the water, how grown up of me
sleeping garden, flowers sang to me
hands thru pedals, they caressed me
sunny moonray, washes over me
feel enlightened, found the melody
rip up roses, they do not feel pain
cry to eno, wonder where he's been
fin in water, sharks are straight ahead
cheers to me though, i am on my own
Track Name: shark
dorsal fin
out in the air
the tasty beach
is over there

swim, hunt, kill

no dentist
my teeth fall out
blood in the sea
floss with fresh meat
my dorsal fin
out in the air
the tasty beach
is over there

swim, hunt, kill

great and white
tiger might
wobbegong
megalodon
eat you dead
hammer head
teeth are plenty
pointy and heafty

swim, hunt, kill

dorsal fin
out in the air
you run away
i do not care
one tail flick
you're gone in a lick
blood in the sea
eating for free
Track Name: beige balloon
you came to me
in a beige balloon
caught in the tree
outside my room
i peek out my window
you blocked the sun
rain dripped from the gutter
and flooded my bed
i float down the stream
from my room to the street
my blue house bleeds
it's colour surrounds me
you came to me
in a beige balloon
caught in the tree
outside my room
you came to me
in a beige balloon
Track Name: eat while it renders / honey river
taffy

floating through syrup
twisting and shouting
licorice veins

cream cheese and green beans
kicking and screaming
avocado brain

oolong

moon cheese waterfall
crying at their loss
they have smelly feet

bananas are peeled
skinless they squeal
browning in the sun

mayo

honey river
flowing thicker
cream is bitter
oolong shiver
Track Name: moon view
system gyrate
expansive view
the earth will wait
i see you too
tectonic plate
they move undo
shattering slate
volcano spew
infinite chase
we spin and race
and float like squids
through cosmic grids
notice your smile
please stay a while
man on the moon
come watch the view

the vinyl turns
like earth will yearn
the butter churns
like my heart
in universe
the lonely curse
my mental purse
has your name

we'll reinstate
atomic slate
mountainous trait
godzillas fate
sputter gurgle
ocean hurdle
planet girdle
the colour purple

float in the breeze
your hair is free
fly by moonlight
look so nice
fresh ice cream cone
there is no zone
no gravity
on moons of cheese

the air is floating
sun rise it's morning
the sky is orange
my feelings soaring
moon view
Track Name: big and grey
the elephants walk away
elephants romp astray
elegant trunk display
big and grey
clouds rolling in today
fog is thick and heavy
opposite of sunny
big and grey

there's no colour
emotionless bummer
i need sun this summer
because i might just lose my

mind as it goes astray
gooey wet folded brain
matter to learn its trained
big and grey
emotional disarray
don't know if yea or nay
far to unclear to say
big and grey
rainbows not out today
leprechauns wilt away
that's not cool but hey
big and grey
the castles are old they stay
standing so long that they
slowly erode away
big and grey

this kind of colour
emotionless bummer
i need sun this summer
to move away from all this grey
clouds every day
i need escape
because i might just lose my mind
Track Name: hot breakdown
when my baby calls
reach for common mind

you're gone long gone
fragment further
information
breaking distance
leading to a
peeling gutting
ripping tearing
break up with him

i found my heart in a hot breakdown baby

mountains shade the moon
lay down in my bed

flip the meaning
fear of bleeding
coring boring
hold your story
leading to a
peeling gutting
ripping tearing
break up with her

i found my heart in a hot breakdown baby
Track Name: space boy
i'm a boy in a car on his way to mars i won't make it far
when i plummet back down could i get a smile from you

fix my hair hold my hand
keep me here on dry land
i'll be right back don't kick me out
of your mind

glide on stardust loop the moon dive and whirl around
imagining you beside me i'm far away now

fix my hair laugh at me
keep me here this song is corny
i'll be right back don't kick me out
of your mind
Track Name: garbage boy
these are songs about indescribable feelings centralized around unknowing and helplessness.
or is it a feeling of helplessness due to not knowing what said feelings are.
is both a choice.
if it's the latter is it a ladder that i want to climb.
i know i am here but here is subjective to knowing the context and there is none.
Track Name: disn tienger
i saw my hands peel away
i saw my legs disintegrate
i saw my hands and feet
i saw my head between my knees
lyrically in debt
i'm sorry I forget

we don't like your face
where we're you raised
"i was born to my sky
the bay and rivers' eye"

it's a lost glance
like a tired simile

i'll keep myself occupied while you're gone
you have it planned for me
if being tired's a means to an end
than i can safely burn my bed

found a gap within the view
light emitted from the breakthrough
lost sense of feeling and i fell through
sped past memories of the old you
psychic readings gave me no clue
cosmic splendour is the new glue
golden flowers pass the moon view
floating's tricky it's my muse
stars look different on the news
Track Name: lonely ghost
lonely ghost, somebody loves you
lonely ghost, somebody loves you
little cloud, you'll be okay
your little boo boo, will go away

lonely ghost, you're not alone
spooky ghost, you're in your home
lonely ghost, you're not alone
you're not alone, you're not alone

lonely ghost, somebody loves you
lonely ghost, somebody loves you
little cloud, you'll be okay
your little boo boo, will go away

will go away, will go away
don't go away, don't go away
somebody loves you, lonely ghost
somebody loves you, little cloud
don't leave me here