Oeuvre & Out

by The Tourist

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released September 3, 2011

All music written and performed by Hunter MacDermut with additional guitar and synth by Gabe Nardin. All tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gabe Nardin.



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Track Name: ...five, six.
what could've caused you/ to fall right off the planet/ I haven't heard from you/ and now I don't think that I want to/ or that I need you/ you've got someone new/ good for you

it'd take a monolith/ to knock us straight out of orbit/ we're spiraling toward the sun/ still I can't cope with what you've done/ or rather undone/ I don't need a reason/ I've already got one two three four five six

seven days go by before/ I realize you've gone now you/ remind me once a day as if our/ lives remain unchanged
Track Name: Let's put it to a vote.
let's put it to a vote and do it quick before she arrives/ I will take the bedroom, that's the last place she'd think I would hide/ as for you, I'm sorry, but you'll have to face the barrage/ 'cause you see, dear daddy, sister's already claimed the garage

what's that leave for you now/ someone's got to take the blame/ for what it's worth I'll miss you/ and carry on the family name

cannons roar with envy, giant flames forget to breathe/ poison stews with fury, great stone walls fall at her feet/ so why'd I think this blanket would shield me, that this pillow would muffle the sound/ she attacks with grace and beauty, growing up through me from beneath the ground

what's that leave for me now/ guess I've done all that I can/ I'll close my eyes and hope/ someday this'll make me a better man

the sun's coming up this morning/ that much I know/ that much you can't deny me/ as far as I know

those among us weak enough to be happy must not know what it means/ in her wake the waves seem lovely but pull me to the depths beneath/ I hope she never finds me, that I blend neatly and flush with the clothes/ 'cause I'm not sure how much more I can take, I give up, you can go
Track Name: 7/29/09 7:14pm
starting today I'm going to track/ the fondness of my heart in your absence/ to see if over time there's a clear difference/ the results might surprise us both

well I'm just as curious/ as you've got to be/ but when whimsy is lost/ what's left for us/ let's accept the facts/ shut up and relax/ it isn't like we didn't know

I always thought there was more to you

it's desperate and low/ but we can't help the way our bloods flow/ like a wave in sevens or eights/ and as we dive beneath to avoid the release/ when we come up for air we're engulfed

I always thought there was more to you
Track Name: New Hill, NC
last night I drove to New Hill/ for something to do/ since there's nothing to do in New Hill/ I started to think of you

holding on to my waist/ as we fly down highway 1 doing 68/ I figured I could go a little faster/ if the load were a little lighter

it's about time I put an end to deciding/ and make a decision/ of all the old towns in the world worth finding/ why'd I have to find this one

I don't know/ guess I'll turn around/ and head back to where I came from/ back to where I could put my feet on the ground/ back to your arms, ignore the alarms
Track Name: Dull Hum
can you hear that dull hum/ any idea where it's coming from/ don't pretend that you can't hear it when I catch you looking around

don't mistake the ice box/ or blame the din on the oven top/ maybe what you're hearing's coming from an engine under the ground

whatever it is I know what it isn't

put your ear to the ground/ not to hear but to feel the earth/ resound

fall apart in my hands/ I dare you/ I swear you had it better 'fore you met me/ do you regret it/ 'cause I would
Track Name: April
don't you think you've said enough/ I swear I don't believe you're capable of saving

face the facts, you're older now/ and time it seems to be accelerating rapidly

it's like you don't exist when they call your name/ as though you'd prefer to be in the grave/ well I believe it's just the way you validate

your fears collect and pool inside/ and no one's close at hand to supervise in case you

drown inside a mason jar/ and though they say it only takes an inch/ you've managed it completely dry
Track Name: You could hear a pin drop.
you see it's just ennui/ and why aren't we trying to remedy/ this cold, ribald, trifling discourse/ I fold

sometimes when it all comes to a head/ our devices scream malfunction/ lapse into miscalculation

you've made a great case/ though ever staid I'm making passes/ hold on, this next one/ is bound to have an explanation

sometimes when it all comes to a head/ our devices scream malfunction/ lapse into miscalculation

so please let loose/ it isn't like you ever had a chance to make a difference anyway/ so by all means/ let me have let me have it let me have it let me have it let me clear the way 'cause

sometimes when it all comes to a head/ our devices scream malfunction/ lapse into miscalculation
Track Name: Regarding what we discussed...
don't tell me that you need me/ I highly doubt that anyone/ ever really needs what/ they can't provide for themselves

just talk to me/ it's just our poorly calculated chemistry

regarding what we discussed/ I'm inclined to disagree/ I've been making love my whole life/ but there's no supply without demand

just lie with me/ can't be held responsible for my chastity

don't you have anything else to say/ especially after we've come all this way

just fuck me/ maybe then we can be happy/ regardless of our volatility/ perhaps in spite of what makes us interesting/ and at the risk of outright surrendering/ our birthright to live incompletely/ what do you say/ are you with me
Track Name: Everything was up, the jig and all.
the possibilities are endless you see/ and speaking of which, shouldn't you be

making a change, taking the stage

tell me what you think/ after several drinks/ are we on our way/ or are we on the brink of

making a change/ taking the stage

well I have really made a mess/ figured I'd settle for less/ maybe love is what I get/ for years of keeping my ears wet