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"Orwell 1995" (EW004​/​AH001)

by Orwell

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1.
4242 01:26
Happy medicine day to you, dear blues Can you penicillin me in right after the aspirin? Happy medicine day to you, dear blues Can you penicillin me in right after the aspirin? I’ve done a good job of staying out of your world Please stay out of mine now And speaking of versatile, I’ve got a virtual arsenal. Supernovacaine! Supernovacaine! An aversion to pain, fingernails and nicotine. So happy medicine day to you, dear blues. So before you blow out the candles Before you open that lid Just make a wish Make it good Here’s some water Are you ready? Yeah.
2.
Here’s a magnet With all of its connotations And all of it’s colorful engines I can’t live without it Hey girl. We buy hugs like over the counter drugs Gel-capped sincerity Tranquilize me Sometimes the stars move like race cars Sometimes the stars hit me like race cars Fire’s in the back Fire’s fine with me Let me listen here The lights went on, our guitars were gone That’s momentum i’ll do what it makes me Wherever it takes me.
3.
Ph9 Green 04:15
One lively panic Let’s all sign up and get it if we don’t already have it Let’s plan to pack up and depart the planet Sad movie sans Billie sans love sans you and me It’s unbearably just so much to touch so fucking frequently. And I know It feels green again at the end And I know now It gets green for me in every scene Somebody pull me up cause I’m down And maybe could you hang around? Cause you know It feels green again at the end. The big gig’s been forgotten Let’s all dig in and listen and revisit rock bottom My pockets of gold sold cause I never got em (Come give it to me) You didn’t let me finish I didn’t get to pirouette on the deck in my mother’s image It’s like seeing a cherished memory slowly diminish. And I know It feels green again at the end And I know now It gets green in dreams and embarrassing Somebody pull me up cause I’m down And maybe would you hang around? Cause you know It feels green again at the end. I begin the untying It’s a slight step up and to the right of simply dying And I don’t wanna try So i’m not really trying And I find your remarks unkind And I can’t just hit rewind To erase your face forever from my mind. And I know It feels green again at the end And I know now It gets green and there’s no remedy Somebody pull me up cause I’m down And maybe would you hang around? Cause I know It feels green again at the end.
4.
Sitting in my stroller Looking at your knees I realized I’m afraid of everything, everything All the scenes of little boy conflicts Stolen bikes and popped balloons Swim lessons and my confession of Insult-coated love from you. But some people are more content with some Me, I’m waiting for Agnes herself to come Call me baby, baby At least you call me baby, baby why don’t you follow me I’m so used to using Blood from older bruises Now look who’s losing Different versions of the same contusions Those days of young adult conflicts I’m best when you aren’t watching Your eyes are arching And so soft and starchy Some people are more content with some Me, I’m waiting for Agnes herself to come Call me baby, baby At least you call me baby, baby why don’t you follow me When four lips make two It makes a buzz like jazz Buzz like jazz Magic is so approximate Isn’t it?
5.
Icemaker 02:06
A word of caution for those who Put up Christmas trees in June Parcel out the space and make sure that you don’t move That song is a discontinued car And I know I’ll stray too far And if there’s some resemblance What’s the difference? Make her eyes mine Memorize my lines Why can’t you read me right? Kissed my love away In the van before classes Traded the apologies for quarters To bounce into glasses Something’s brewing, I’m a brewer And I’ve made the first cut And if I can’t break the ice I’ll make some more and freeze that door shut
6.
Everybody’s got a mountain to choose Roller coaster red and smooth Here comes the press depressingly dull And please stay atop that glorious hill If you wanna be a Chicago skier You’ll need a one to look up to As high as the tracks do As wide as the cracks through Don’t come into this place The only way out is downhill Elite you up before you slide to safety There’s a word called seniority Spell it for me please stop I can’t hear the process through the haze Bath through rain Somewhere sleeping Under fresh and softened soil I'm Breathing Breathing (At least I'm) Breathing Everybody’s got a mountain to choose Roller coaster red and smooth Here comes the press Here comes the pressure.
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9:30 09:27
*Instrumental
8.
Model Trains 03:51
I need wheels Cause I’ve learned to hate here Her hair is there, what’s fair is fair We all train like models train I’ve whined enough for a gallon of champagne Bam bam the winds from the lips twist Sugar candy salty papa pepper gas flyer It’s a fight till fine in the refinery Steam vs, gasoline Cough clean I’m fine We show our trains slow We see so we believe She can’t lose when she’s in use We can’t use what we can’t loosen We all train like models train I’ve ran the rail but i’m back again Bang bang boxer lovely gloves and ring finger Shot this guy cold very down over raid bay Push a little, pull more Make the fool seem Like a bomber pilot smoking a pipe dream I’m fine We see what we want Here’s me in melancholy dress Confessing to everything I never did When you find me in the stomach I’ll be humming “I guess it depends on which appendage.”
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The complete recorded discography of the band Orwell, from Chicago, IL.

1. 4242 (Previously released on the Emo Schmeemo 7" Compilation)

2. Angular Momentum (Previously released on the Polyvinyl Records, Direction CD Compilation)

3. Ph9 Green (unreleased, now with vocals recorded by Bob in 2020)

4. Bandsaw Architecture (Previously released on the Divot / Actionboy 300 compilation, Ground Rule Double)

5. Icemaker (unreleased)

6. Chicago Skier (unreleased)

7. 9:30 (unreleased)

8. Model Trains (unreleased)

All tracks recorded in 1995. Tracks 3,5,6,8 recorded by Tom Zaluckyj. Re-mixed in 2020 by Frank Gilbert. Tracks 1,2,4,7 Recorded at Attica by Chuck Uchida.

Mastered in 2020 by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering
Vinyl pressed by Kindercore Records

9-11 live recordings recorded by Aadam Jacobs, July 12th 1995 and August 3rd 1995 in Chicago, IL at The Fireside Bowl.

12-14 2nd practice tape lo-fi boom box demos.

15 original instrumental 1995 rough mix by Fred and Billy


A fleeting moment of adolescent excitement from five unfledged twenty year olds in Chicago during 1995-96. Members of Braid, Hey Mercedes, Friction, The Sky Corvair, Lifted Bells, Punjab, Guttersnipe, Gainer, Gila Bend, Hubcap, Traitors, Haymarket Riot, etc.

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released January 15, 2021

Bob Nanna - Vocals
Sean O'Brien - Guitar
Demetrio Maguigad - Guitar
Fred Popolo - Bass
Billy Smith - Drums

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A fleeting moment of adolescent excitement from five unfledged twenty year olds in Chicago during 1995-96.

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