Sell Out

by Yeo

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Yeo's 2013 return to synths, beats, and experimental pop production

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released February 9, 2013

All songs © Yeo 2013
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Mastered by Jack Frost at The Arctic Fox, Melbourne
Artwork by Greg Hodgson
Hannah Crofts (vocals) on Art Of A Ghost
DJ Perplex (turntable) on Like I Don't Already Know

Thanks to Sophie, Greg, Pek & David Beeley, everyone I've ever played with/for, people who loaned me g/ears, and all my friends for getting me through the tough days and sharing the beautiful nights.

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Track Name: Art Of A Ghost
Give me 15 minutes to open this door
Believe me when I say that we're not here for nothing on the 13th floor
I know this city better than most,
and most ain't privy to the art of a ghost

They all want to see what a ghost can see
I'm 'a show it to you 'cause you risked it all just to be with me
From the edge of the roof to the green of the park
River snaking through, it's only just getting dark
I can't see colours but I know this dream
Sky's red like the socks on my favourite team

Come back to mine and spin Gainsbourg please
We're talking 'bout the weather with a scotch in my hand while you kiss my knees
Breathe in your ear, I can smell your hair as you shift into gear while I touch you there
Making you shake, spilling wine on your tee
Best you take it all off and get closer to me

If you don't want to deal a traffic jam
we can take turns reading Japanese comics when we catch the tram
I'll pick you up when you finish late
We can watch the band if you're done by eight
Fall into bed 'cause you're tired as hell
but you still got energy to do me well

and I'll never have enough of your body
from my place to yours, from the club to the party
it's totally your fault that I skip a heartbeat
when you smile and tell me you want it in the back seat
So I stop the car, and I let it idle

bazz
Track Name: Bacteria
I BUILT MY BODY FROM GROUND UP
I DEVELOPED MY MIND AND WOUND UP
NEVER WANTING TO BE PIGEONHOLED IN ANYTHING
NOW I'M ONLY JUST A LITTLE GOOD AT EVERYTHING

PUT THIS WHOLE THING TOGETHER MYSELF
BRICK BY BRICK BY SHELF
THEY ALL KNOW HOW WELL DESIGNED IT IS HOW WELL RENOWNED
MEN IN BLACK ARE NEVER EVER GONNA TEAR IT DOWN

YOU CAME ON THE SCENE DRIPPING WITH ELECTRICITY
TO MATCH MINE
LIKE A LOCK AND KEY, SPRING AND TOOTH FIT SEAMLESSLY
IT'LL NEVER STICK

HOW DID WE GET SO BRAVE, DOING IT HOW WE WANT
WE DON'T BACK AWAY
DON'T EVER TAKE THE KNEE, DOIN' IT HOW WE WANT
DON'T EVER BACK AWAY

SOMEBODY LEFT THE DISH UNCHECKED
SUCH A WISE MOVE IN RETROSPECT
YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH BACTERIA IS GROWING HERE
THEY ALL SUPPORT EACH OTHER SO THEY HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR

WE DON'T HAVE MUCH OF A CHANCE IN THIS GAME IN THIS POINTLESS DANCE
BUT WE'LL KEEP FIGHTING TIL WE DISINFECT THE PREMISES
THANK THE MAN WHO ASKED US

HOW DID WE GET SO BRAVE, DOING IT HOW WE WANT
WE DON'T BACK AWAY
DON'T EVER TAKE THE KNEE, DOIN' IT HOW WE WANT
DON'T EVER BACK AWAY

I'M GONNA TELL YA HOW I SEE IT
RIGHT FROM THE START
NO USE HIDING A THING COS IT'LL ALL FALL APART
BACK FROM THE DEAD SO MANY TIMES
AND STRONG IS MY HEART
TEST MY METAL, YOU KNOW I'M A GENTLEMAN
STATE OF THE ART

HOW DID WE GET SO BRAVE, DOING IT HOW WE WANT
WE DON'T BACK AWAY
DON'T EVER TAKE THE KNEE, DOIN' IT HOW WE WANT
DON'T EVER BACK AWAY
Track Name: Expedit
This is an expedition to the far side of the sun.
We will be the only ones to get there.
Track Name: FOASU
How could even have thought that you could be one to solve all my problems?
Where did you get that idea?
Did you find it inside a stream?
Inside one of your dreams?

I'm not as stupid as I sometimes look
Still it was your hand that was the one I shook
Please will you leave me alone with my failures
I'll figure it out without your misbehaviour
Track Name: Jacob's Ladder
Every little once in awhile you find yourself overwhelmed
Something's missing, like the strength or a reason
to tell me if there's something wrong
and I'm noticing the cracks in the tiles
lining the walls of your dim-lit bathroom
I see the pain of your bruises fading in like the insects crawling through

The air is growing heavy
and the minutes turn to hours

I'm hearing all the voices yell
muffled through the thin walls keeping your mind at ease
The waves of the rough sea lapping at the edge of your shatter-able sanity
When I come back in the room you're there, all balled up in the corner
struggling to breathe
What took all the air out of your lungs and put you on your knees?

When the darkness falls around you
And your hope has failed to find you
I'll be standing right beside you
Take my arm and I will guide you

Do you remember back to when we used to run along with the wind
letting it carry us over-hill, leading us to all our dreams?
Now we're just fighting it, lost without a cause
As we fell from those innocent days, growing up, losing our ability
to tell what's right and wrong for us
you don't know what to do

Step by step, I'll bring you back to light
It's growing brighter inside
Jacob's ladder will rescue us again
We'll climb the walls, escape
Never looking back
Track Name: Burden
feel this ache
from my heart down to my knee
as I roll past the diamond green

carriage, on-board
on a sunny first of spring
weeks gone by, still my pain does sing

I cannot sleep
wake to melodies I hear
hurtful screams, even in my dreams

open my eyes
black as crow is all I see
god gave strength, but he's worn my bones

burden
break my back
bring me down
from my throne

a bird in,
in my hand
is worth none
in this wilderness
Track Name: Try Anyway
The sky is a battlefield with planes occupied avoiding you
This guy don't know how to feel in place in a dogfight
I am learning

Flying low through Williamstown side by side
Look at all the refugees
There are two on bicycles, riding, killing time before the fall-out

I know the sun will not be there when I most need it to see
So I light my candle, though I know it can't handle the wind between her knees

Reproached by an officer for not being on time
Disturbance spreading through the ranks, unsettling
They know the dark is here to stay
They are learning

I know the sun will not be there when I most need it to see
So I light my candle, though I know it can't handle the wind between her knees

How come you light up my life, only when you want?

7 months still feel the same
Learn how to play this game of who could care less
Inconsistency describes it's love for me
Track Name: Like I Don't Already Know
This is just another underground rapper nerd
A lamb amongst the Aesop Rock and Tyler The Creator herd
Spittin' words that end with -iple and -ical
Lyric principle critically rammed with heavy vehicle

So many men in this cut throat industry
The men who need their throats cut are the ones aren't into me
Too busy jerkin' the dicks of young bands without a single clue of what it takes to write a paragon of living virtue
Fuck the idea of what we call airplay
They'll never help us or our friends' bands anyway
A certain industry be full of sharks in a sea of shallow taste and I'm supposed to play their games while wading through the toxic waste
Hey! You! Motherfucker, I can swim
and I don't care how deep in this shit I'm in
I'm gonna show you and all your bloodsucker friends that there's more to life than being a smug fucker in the end

Don't talk to me like I don't already know

Don't talk to me like I don't already know
that I need to play a show in every city befo'
I make cash so I can play in these cities some mo'
I'm so stupid, I must have left my brain at the do'
Sitting there with facial hair, surfing web on wireless
Acting like your brain is worth the man inventing fire first
Sipping on espresso from some second-rate machinery
Don't get mad at me, I'm just enjoying all the scenery
Collecting all your change in a cold silver ramekin
Impervious to blame like a Big W mannequin
Love to wax the walls with your slack discontinuity
yet you lack the balls to put your name on your review

It seems to me you're reaching for a goal amongst so-called journalists
hoping blindly that you'll navigate the crazy turns and twists
You think by now you writers wiki'd history so you know it ain't the dough that makes the record, it's the record that makes the dough
It's frustrating, 'cause all you people be having hating oozing out of your nipples and calling it groundbreaking journalism
This is a schism with me one side and everyone else on the other
We all conform to the diapason set by the king, my brother

What the hell am I complaining for? I guess I'm leaving this
excuse for an industry anyway, I don't believe in this
No more shows or records for the public
Yes you killed it
It ain't even worth trying to help you fucks rebuild it

Yeah you killed it

GUESS ALL THAT YOU'RE GONNA DO NOW LIKE I AIN'T SPEAKING THE TRUTH
BUT YOU KNOW IT
DON'T DENY IT

GUESS WHAT YOU'RE ALL GONNA DO NOW 'CAUSE I'M SPEAKING THE TRUTH
AND YOU KNOW IT
STAND BY IT
Track Name: Bottom Of 9th Lake
I just wanna beat this cold
Every day I wake up feeling old
Cough it up and swallow down this soft-knock life
Do I really think I have it tough?
12 hour days are more than enough
How can I complain when I've a car, a roof and a loving wife?

Spilled coffee on my brand new suit
Wristwatch lost down the laundry chute
I'll go buy another one with a diving gauge that I'll never use
Blakey boy is in trouble at school
Principal thinks he's a straight-up fool
Don't they know I've killed my dreams just to put this kid in black leather shoes?

Honey please, hand me the keys
I'm sick of paying government's goddamn fees
Take good care of our little boy Blake
I'm going for a drive into Michigan Lake

When they find the car upstate
Bobby Dick'll run the number plate
Narrow down the search for me between Kenosha and Milwaukee
In my pocket there's a small toy gun
They'll find my body up in Sheboygan
Drag it from the water when I float to shore at the dockland quay

Honey please, hand me the keys
I'm sick of all the caviar and blue-vein cheese
Don't mind me while I take a short break
I'll be at the bottom of Michigan Lake

Years later there'll be footage found
of a dime-store stickup in Madison town
I'm wearing that shirt I wore on our 5th anniversary
Old fox behind the counter had game
Shot me in the leg, yes she had good aim
I had nothing else to lose but a bit of blood from my weakling knee

Honey please, hand me the keys
I'm sick of holding back 'cause I'm truly sleaze
Why did you marry such a stupid flake?
I'm meeting with my friends under Michigan Lake

Spent the money on booze and blow,
Tried to OD up in Muskego
Woke up feeling worse than dead wishing that my gun was
more than real
Drove over to the Lake Express, really didn't think I'd wanna re-assess
Pedal to the floor, and then I saw the blue through the steering wheel
Track Name: For A Song
I've been here before plenty of times
Only this time it's a sure fire bet
What was I waiting for? Perfect conditions?
That's why it's taken so much stress and small stuff sweat

Said I was good enough to quit my job but I never believed them
I was good enough to quit my job but I never believed them

How many dinosaurs can fit in a smart car?
I don't know but that is how I feel
What Batman say to Robin before they got into the same car?
Get In The CAR. Get IN THE CAR

Said I am good enough to quit my job and I wanna believe them
I am good enough to quit my job and I wanna believe them

I'm driving off of the mountain's edge
with my eyes open
I'm slaying time with the dreams in my head
my eyes wide open

Many shit creators get more than they need
Don't even think about the luck that's theirs
There ain't a single thank, the hours yours and mine
holes in their feelings, we are sewing up the tears

You got it for a song, it was value that you couldn't believe in
You got it for a song, it was value that you couldn't believe in

I'm driving off of the mountain's edge
with my eyes open
I'm slaying time with the dreams in my head
my eyes wide open

I wanna show it to you
Track Name: Blessing
Smell of rain drifting through the open window
Nose is leaking from the hit I took before it came pouring down
Couldn't feel my wet heart beating
Not too old to care, but still too young to care for

I've waited all this time to fight the good fight
and now I'm in it the fight's gone out of me
Somewhere in this town there's still a blessing here for me
If you're holding it back will you please come forward, tonight?

Play a show just to see the smiling faces
Only got 5 minutes 'til the good will's gone
If you be my friend
I'd like to hear from you so often
You've got my number on your phone and I've got yours

I've waited all this time to bring you with me
The ship has sailed and you have failed to show
Somewhere out in the world there's still a blessing here for me
If you're holding it back will you please come forward, tonight?
Track Name: Covered In Gold
If I was evil like a devil is
What kinda present would you give me?
I wouldn't expect much
I've only given you a hell of a lot of trouble

Lucky humans want to do the right thing
Every person loves to show that they know how to love
You want control, so pull on heart strings
Make another puppet out of me for your incredible show

When you see me I will be covered in gold
So melt me all down, make me your crown

I want you to come with me
So I can show you where your hard work's gone
Don't be afraid, I'm just a tour guide
I'm not the one who stole your time and turned you into a pawn

Land that's yours is full of fake green grass
The banks you owe never complain because they own you
They took control, you let them right in
Just another puppet, one more soul for their incredible show
Track Name: Wishing Well
She snuck him outside the gates of hell
to a cool little garden with a wishing well
They spent that night beneath a pale blue dish
and he didn't say a word about his secret wish

Did he ever have a chance?
Was she playing as a lover of the Devil's romance
It was only one night
He fell to her charms, he was putting up a fight

He's got no hope when she's wearing those frames
with those bright little eyes that set the lens on fire
She's got a chuckle that melts his iron heart
And it's cast in the mold of his deepest desire

Aren't there any second chances?
Even for the pawns of the Devil's romances?
He wants one more night
At the risk of an addiction that would come to light

To a beautiful drifter
It's killing me watching over him
Chase a beautiful drifter
She'll drag him from hell and drag him back in

Somewhere in a dream, she's changed her mind
Only seconds 'til he falls below Mendoza's line
She'll charge the gates and take all of his demons down
and the Devil hath no choice but to give up his crown

Now he's got a chance
To be a bona fide champion in the Devil's romance
It took only one knight
She fell into his arms after the end of the fight

She's a beautiful drifter
It's killing me watching over him
Chase a beautiful drifter
She'll drag him from hell and keep him from going in