Wild Mercury

by quick forest

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Joel Wissmar The lyrics in this song are beautifully hypnotic and I love the tune. Favorite track: 2nd & Honesty.
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One delving day, two friends decided to make a record.

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released March 3, 2017

All songs and lyrics written by Aaron Louis Ysselsteyn
All songs arranged by Aaron Louis Ysselsteyn and George Barry
Recorded, Mixed by Aaron Louis Ysselsteyn and George Barry
Mastered by Aaron Louis Ysselsteyn, George Barry and Donovan Gopaul
Recorded at Coal Born Studio in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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Track Name: Oddeline
I was younger than her
With no nihilistic urges to speak of
But she saw something in me
I guess it might’ve been my innocence

She sat by me in history class
I was familiar with her pheromones
And when she put her glasses on
My heart went boom boom boom

Oddeline, I fell so hard

Oddeline had a rebellious streak
She had a buzz cut dyed bright green
And down the sides of her ripped up jeans there must’ve been
A thousand safety pins

She wore mesh tank tops
And on the back of her jacket was The Exploited
Her favourite boots were army boots
With hot pink laces

Oddeline, I fell so hard

Maybe it was lust that drove me to say
“Oddeline, your skull is perfect…”
And when she smiled I knew
My life was about to change

Oddeline, Oddeline, Oddeline
Track Name: Mary Shelley's Dream
There is a monster
Hiding inside
With great big eyes
That see everything
All of the pain
And the suffering
All of the bombs and the guns
And the blood stained streets
All of the lies and the greed
And the pyramid schemes

And he says,
“Oh praise the eternal justice of man. There’s something at work in my soul that I don't understand.”

There is a monster
Living inside
With x-ray eyes
That see everything
All the corruption
And the deceit
The exploitation
And profiteering
All the wilful ignorance
And stupidity

And he says,
“Oh praise the eternal justice of man. There’s something at work in my soul that I do not understand.”
Track Name: 2nd & Honesty
Victims don’t need tickets
And maybe the only hope for us is gone
If we fill our hearts up at the Dairy Queen
And the empire tumbles like a tumble weed
At the red lights of 2nd and Honesty
I lied to her when I told her that our wounds would heal
And that one day our drinks would all have ice
But she knew that my mind was stuck on default
As I stumbled and fell upon the sidewalk
At the red lights of 2nd and Honesty
Some of my ostensible friends
Live good lives that are only theirs to lose
In late payments, and dark rendezvous
With hands upon the wheel at ten and two
At the red lights of 2nd and Honesty
In a window I catch my reflection
And wither in the clear-cut of my future
And in this moment I spend all the money
As the moon climbs up the high-rise into view
The girl beside me, she knows my secrets
And the girl beside me has her secrets too
At the red lights of 2nd and Honesty
Life comes to me in tiny little pieces
Like broken glass scattered on the road
I bleed the color of neon
And I fear the white teeth and the rumours
And the faulty wire in my heart
As the city grows around me
Without a plea to bargain
In the shadow of a prison
At the red lights of 2nd and Honesty
Track Name: Privileged Kid
I grew up on easy street
I was a privileged kid
I laughed a lot and bragged a lot
About the things I did
I spent my money at the corner store
And behind that store I smoked some weed
And when I looked up at the clouds
I saw the shimmering face of Jesus


I fooled around at the old mill wall
With a girl who was proud of her puberty
As for me, I was a real late bloomer
So let’s just say she was unimpressed
But two years later I met her at a party
She could tell that I had changed
We locked ourselves in the bathroom
And everybody had to wait


I was sixteen when my best friend died
It was suicide
His folks were away on vacation
On a second honeymoon
He picked the lock on the gun rack
And went down into the basement
Stretched himself out on the sofa
With his favourite record on


I grew up on easy street
I guess I was a privileged kid
I laughed a lot and bragged a lot
About the things I did
I was a privileged kid
I was a privileged kid
Track Name: Scout's Dirge
West seventy-six
In a vacant lot
We cut the throat of decency
And left it to rot
I knew we were endangered species
I knew we couldn't survive
Because I glimpsed those empty swimming pools
On Rodeo Drive

Towering around me
Is a big hotel
Full of people making
The best of hell
It’s cold and grey in here
Just like her eyes
Her eyes are empty swimming pools
On Rodeo drive
Track Name: Last Minute Plans
Maybe I’ll live in a mobile home out highway 49
My dog’s name will be Kafka; he’ll be a rescue and maladjusted
And we will go for long evening walks down the side of the road

Maybe I’ll write a novel in a basement apartment
It’ll be a romance with holes in all the bottles
And the ending will be arbitrary

I need a change, I need a change, I need a change, I need a change, I need a change

Maybe I’ll hit Nevada, do peyote in Death Valley
And write down all my goals in the sand
Because then I’d understand that life is a last minute plan

Maybe I'll become an expert on agriculture
And ditch it all to live off of the land
And every night I’ll sit beside the fire, beneath the stars

I need a change, I need a change, I need a change, I need a change, I need a change
Track Name: Duke
He always makes the time to get outside his mind
In the dingy bars of the borderland
Where fires burn like whisky and fever in the mirror is unkind
And he maintains his love for the barren plains above
Where the winds are bold as children
And the seven deadly sisters dance all night to the drums of oblivion

But he’ll never have any love
And he’ll never have any time
For going through the motions of life

He always makes the time for girls with erstwhile eyes
In the dingy bars of the borderland
Where saboteurs nurse elixirs made from long forgotten creatures of the night
And he maintains his love for the girl in the room above
Who dreams in screens of silver
As the seven deadly sisters conceal their deadly whispers like knives

But he’ll never have any love
And he'll never have any time
For going through the motions of life

Yes, he’ll never have any love
And he’ll never have any time
For going through the motions of life