Human Chemistry

by Duck Duck Punch

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released January 15, 2013

Produced and mixed by Bryan Rudell.
Mastered by David Locke @ JP Masters.
All songs BMI.

Art direction and design by Bryan Rudell.

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Track Name: RGB
welcome home to the place where
your dreams and fantasies come true
sweet nameless reassurance
let us ease your mind

we’ll ask for nothing of you
we’ll give you nothing in return
except for comfort
and a way to feel alive

when desperation finds you
when you can’t escape life
and when you can
when you’ve been choked too tight
we’ll make you feel alright

your secret life is exposed
your dreams and fantasies bleed through
cold faceless reassurance
let us take your mind

broadcasted control of you
step down, no effort to deny
no warning that you’ve been
delivered to device

when you can’t feel so alone
when you can’t get what you want
when you can
when you’ve been choked to tight
we’ll make you feel alright

when you realize you’re nothing
when you can’t give a damn
and when you can
when you’ve been choked too tight
we’ll make you feel alright

you live in red green blue
Track Name: Let Go
you wear a smile
the whole world smiles with you
so they say
but when you suffocate
can’t articulate, if you may

Hold silver spoons, yet starving
bliss is yet to be found
you want to runaway
but this ball & chain ties you down

because you’re mine
I won’t let go.
try to jump this ship
you’ll sink and fall back into my arms again
you know that you’re mine
sorry, but you’re mine
and forever mine
and I won’t let go.
yeah, I won’t let go.

you’re choking, drowning, honey
dreaming of the escape,
and if you want to leave,
I will make you bear your mistake

and if you love something you let it go
so they say,
but darling, you should know
I’m the master you must obey

The moment’s come
You close your eyes
and hold your breath
decide to go
thy kingdom come
thy will be done
but I still won
Track Name: Words Like Salt
the stereo speaks
it’s mind like I do
but you wouldn’t know
your ears are glued closed

turn around and think that
tell it in your big plan
I can speak my words how I want to

my words are the sea
wet salt in your wounds
the hurt you won’t feel
you never listen
Track Name: Midtown Hater
the criminals and beggars share the streets with these parade floats
let’s meet where everything is going down

up on the second floor they shout “we don’t have sex anymore,”
“we’re never happy,” and “are we still alive?”

and in surroundings with the faithfuls and the refugees,
we’re all alone. this is my home.

kids play at the bus stop in back shared with the asshole smoking crack
let’s meet where everything is going down

the seasons keeps on changing, but it seems we never do
until that midlife crisis lays us out

and in surroundings with the greedy and the innocents
we’re all alone. this is my home.

we’ve got this baggage and repairs for these chipped shoulders that we have
let’s meet where everything is going down

they’ve all got better jobs and better bodies and more friends
well, we’ve all got shit to sweep away

and in surroundings with the faggots and the infidels
we’re all alone - this is my home
Track Name: Footsteps
it didn’t take you long to walk away
you led me on and on, until today
so what do you want now?
i can’t feel you singing

these footsteps I wish were yours
but by now I should know that you’re not coming
and I’ll try just to keep pretending
take too long just to prove me wrong
and I’ll be gone before you have your way

it’s hard to let go when I’m needing you
(I’m not the only one)
I bleed on the mainstay I’ve fallen through
(You’re not the only one)
so suffer with me now

I’m standing disposed—you’re the reason why
and I need to know, should I even try?
just give me a clue how?
what can I do now?
i can’t feel you singing

these footsteps I wish were yours
but by now I should know that you’re not coming
and I’ll try just to keep pretending again and again
so long, time will prove it wrong
after it has gone and left us far away
Track Name: Unbend, Unbreak, Unbind
don’t see a problem standing down the barrel of a gun
avoid my problems like the way I used to do when I was young
to find my balance, shouldn’t want to lose it from the start
I never thought that I would go there, I couldn’t be so capable

a friction takes me by the hand
it’s time to go, but I just can’t
unbend, unbreak, and unbind
what’s left to seek that I can’t find

a lovely palace, nothing I could build upon my own
I dream an address, a place to hide and disconnect the phone
i’m taking guidance — help to cure me, help to bring me far
my destination’s always moving, everything is harder than it seems

it’s so cold
i feel so alone
it is so alone
i feel so cold in here
lies drip through the network told by the
ghost that whispers what it is
to never feel
to never trust
to never find an exit out
to never crave to understand
to love in vain

so look at me
i’m standing with my back turned to the sun
and i can’t feel
the radiation keeps me numb
i need to be
away from myself
away from this mess
so stabilize me
Track Name: Michael
once where a man stood
waiting to depart
hands fatigued and trembling find
prayers to shed his heart

hey michael, when you’re riding elephants . a round
will you start to see yourself where you be.gan?
if you keep looking for the truths you never found
will you find yourself andbe a better man?
what piece of humankind are you . pre.pared to kill?
can you sacrifice the ^crown you’ve held so long?
will you write letters and keep thin-kingof us, still?
everybody .here is ^with you when you’re gone.

words left unspoken
solace in his shame
innocent or self-effaced
the man no man became
Track Name: The End
this could be the end
holding onto the present
letting go of the future
fighting for the past

and everything is perfect
because perfect is a rule to be broken
and nothing is uncertain
because certainty will prove to be disproven

and thoughts can be deceiving
because instinct is a door to be opened
and power is a debate
because maybe no one has authority
this is our human chemistry
Track Name: Mirage
i can no longer say that this road has been paved
since we set foot
something had me convinced that I was invincible
no, no, no
where should I go?

’cause somebody dropped me
under the desert sun
when I opened my map
it says “run run run”
now I’m doubting ever fighting for this cause
are you finally real?
or just another mirage

I can no longer do what you’re telling me to
It’s got my heart tangled into a bow
that I only wear for show

somebody dropped me
under the desert sun
when I open my mouth
it screams “run run run”
now I’m doubting ever fighting for this cause
are you finally real?
or just another mirage
Track Name: Degenerate Public
one can try to break titanium towers
society will keep one down
the light that shines on him is blinding
discovered haunting him around

he tries to climb the ivory towers
society will keep one down
a brand new presence to discover
beneath the rope in which he’s bound

it comes again
the silent storm
to tear him up
to break him down
what turns to peace
and calls his name
to release him

walking into the night
stepping into the shadow
letting go of the illusion
when nobody has to know

one can try to climb the ivory towers
the chemistry will keep one down
the light that shines on him is blinding
no place to hide if he is found