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    Thick, rich, and wide grooves that harbour bass that pounds and rhymes that do a sad, but weird though?

    Meghan's glorious artwork is big and huge and bold, like how it was meant to be seen. It almost glows in your hand, like rapidly cooling embers as the deepest darkness of the wood encroaches. The labels on the vinyl have their own special image that you can't even see on the internet yet.

    To the untrained eye, the vinyl itself may appear black. It is not only black; it is dark. It is so very, very dark.

    If you buy two copies you can juggle them. Some of these lines would be really mean to use in a DMC or ITF routine, so that's fun! We even made sure not to have it pressed on gross, lazy 180g vinyl which is a conspiracy by whoever sets shipping prices. We're onto you!

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    I don't think Lizard was even born when tapes were cool.

    I'm not sure any of us were born, at all.

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    I mean the cover is beautiful; the disc itself is printed with a gorgeous special picture of even more animals. The text is big enough to read easily unless you have useless bear eyes like Jesse, and you can play it in a car from ten years ago. It'll probably thump, too.

    Yeah actually I'm not sure why I was so dismissive at first. This disc is, if nothing else, pretty compact. You could probably carry twenty or thirty of them around with you and not even feel tired. Wanna try? Pony up.

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about

This song is about depression, and looking for a way through it, and it expresses yearning for a "silver bullet" solution. I know it's not neutral to make use of imagery that might invoke a picture of taking one's own life in a mental health context. That's not what I'm getting at, it's just a phrase that's stuck with me as I've tried to be patient and optimistic seeking treatment in my own mental health journey. I know that nothing will be a "silver bullet" that quickly solves everything, but that's the product I've chosen to imagine in the world of this song.

lyrics

I missed the sun going down on me
Shadows got long in the tooth while I
Wander confused like I'm neutralized
Zombie-like, euthanized

I been on sitting on this
hard floor, this cold floor
Bone tired, my body stiff
my heart sick, my soul sore
All my life I been betted on
All my days I been sold short
Can't reflect if I hold forth
I hold court, I hold the fort

i DON'T sleep I sit and stare

I haven't showered today
can I get away with it
I haven't showered this week
can I get away with it
I can't remember the last time I
I can't come up with a reason to
I can't be further from satisfied
I'm not certain what people even do

Sundown, unwound springs rusted
Run down, this thing's busted

why how do you DO? I'm fine, and you?
what's good my dude? not much and you?
how YOU doin? I'm good, and you?
how ARE you, REALLY? umm
well now that you ask I mean I don't know
I sat on this floor a long time ago
just for a second, but that second stretched
until it was epic like Ivanhoe
I got a to-do list the length of my bills
I'm blaming myself for the strength of my will
I'm needing my brain to quit racing and chill
so I'm taking a pill
ah, don't call it a little white lie
I'm looking for truth, I'm looking for FOCUS
I'm looking for use when I'm useless
I'm looking for hope where I'm hopeless
I want a pretty little perfect silver bullet (BO!)
I wanna fire a starter pistol, ready steady go (BO!)
No more warning shots, mornings lost
Out of the warming pot, cold sweat pouring
off, I wanna hold heat (I don't sleep)

sundown, gunned down my problems, chambered
one round, spun round, I got em
come down, one cloud I'm under
I still hear thunder, no wonder

I don't sleep, I sit and stare

credits

from Want, For Nothing, released October 19, 2018
Grove(ASCAP)/McDonald(SOCAN)
song artwork by Benjamin Comeau www.benjamincomeau.ca

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rap legend Jesse Dangerously Ottawa, Ontario

Genuine Independent Rap Legend (GIRL)

member of Backburner crew
half of Danger Grove w Lizard Grove
half of The Library Steps w Ambeez & Illgil
one-third of Imaginary Friends w Thesis Sahib & MC Frank Deluxe
one-third of The Sentinels w ginzuintriplicate & Naked J

partially culpable for the nerdcore problem
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