How it all turned out.

by Dick Nixon Arisen

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Fearless chaos taking form

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released October 1, 2012

All writing, music and playing is just me. All songs written by myself except for the one cover. Rain and frogs.

Q: What is that instrument in _____? A: In order of most to least used, voice, electric, acoustic and bass guitars, tenor banjo, banjolele, melodica, violin (octave dropped), Nintendo DS w/ Korg DS-10 cartridge, devilbox/open A slide guitarbox, keyboard, flute, clickyfrog, washboard, kalimba and chimes.

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Track Name: Born in a Forest
I was born in a forest
you were born on a hill
i hope there's hope for us
I hope that you will

remember me fondly
if this will not fly
rain your love down on me
crack open the sky

I was born as a hornet
and you are a bird
there's nothin' for it
or so I have heard

I was born in a forest
you were born on a hill
they say there's nothin for it
you can't take a pill

let's launch a rocket
see if this will fly
rain your love down on me
crack open the sky

I was born in a forest
you were born on a hill
there's nothin for it
so if you will I will
Track Name: Stranded in the Night
Tonight, the moon is bright and full
the breeze is soft and cool
but I'm lost without a light

oh, I hear there's wonder to behold
in secret bunkers of the soul
but I'm stranded in the night
Track Name: I'm not gonna remember
sometimes the words just spill from my mouth
sometimes I can't even pull them out
my teeth are fully of tiny holes
and tunnels dug by tine moles

I'm not gonna remember
i'm not gonna remember
i'm not gonna remember but i'm happy right now

i don't remember highschool, they think they understand
they can't see the invisible x's on my hands
we've all got problems running pretty deep
for example i can never ever ever ever sleep

so i'm not gonna remember (rejoice, rejoice)
i'm not gonna remember (for making a new start, rejoice, rejoice)
i'm not gonna remember but i'm happy right now (for the love in your heart)

i'm sorry that I said I'd call you
and then I never called you
when I said I'd call you
i really meant it at the time
Track Name: my friend Knives
you know knives? My friend knives?
always getting in trouble for picking up knives
I love knives, my friend knives,
calling in crazy for picking up knives.
five foot five, twenty five,
swallowing barbells, picking up knives

you know knives, my friend knives?
paddling by in a fat flooded car fuckin'
flashing her tats at the scat jazz star
fuckin' sippin on slurpee flies in her hair
fuckin' throwing up dirt at the ol state fair
Track Name: If you like authentic blues, you'll love Blues Hammer
I hate every bent note, like a murder that she wrote
don't it bustle your hedgerow? I hate every bent note.
Why's it always got to be the blues?
Give me something else that I can use.

I could put out my own eyes and be Blind Melon Jones
but I'm not Teiresias, I don't have the stones.

I wanna sing in my own space, but this cock rock is blues based
like performing in blackface, but I guess it's just ok.
Track Name: Brokenhearted Thunderbunny
Brokenhearted thunderbunny brokenhearted
broken
hearted
thunder
bunny
Let's get started, C'mere honey...
Track Name: Dearly beloved, Dearly bereaved
Dearly beloved, dearly bereaved
this one is queer this one's from cleveland,
both have the same relevance to me

but wait wait what you hate cause of love?
what the fuck's up with hate over love?
Someday maybe you will understand that

Emily's ashley outnumbers you vastly
if love in the heart were the same thing as cash she'd
be richer than all of you assholes who object

dearly beloved, dearly bereaved,
like in your bed and stare at the ceiling
someday they all will understand
Track Name: Hail the tail!
Rock the trains that rattle the rails
roll the sound where the tall ships sail
what the hell's that half of a whale?
That's the one and only tail!

Hail the tail!
Track Name: Wild horses could DEFINITELY drag me away I mean c'mon let's be reasonable here
Little butterflies couldn't tear me from your side,
and the micies in the corner, they might as well not even try.

but wild horses, I believe they'd do just fine.
It's not that difficult to pull a man off a line.

Little bluebirds couldn't tear me from your side
and the.. crickets in the corner, I'd like to see them try.

but wild horses, I believe they'd do just fine.
It's not that difficult to pull a man off a line.
Track Name: Laundry
Laundry and lover is all that I see
the blankets are buildings our limbs are like trees.
No space between us, this all is unspoken
they're so beautiful, can't you sleep with them open?
The window's ajar and the jar it has broken
the coins all spilled out so the floor's full of tokens
of love and affection, so lucky, but hoping...
they're so beautiful, can't you sleep with them open?
Track Name: Six
wrap six chains around this box, lay me down, forget me not, say my name and still remember, the things we did in warmer weather... six vines up this hollow tree, say you'll still remember me and the things we did in warmer weather clover blowing in the heather. six new strings on my guitar, how I wonder where you are, say you won't forget the summer (summer, summer sayonara, bid adieu, to the crickets too) burning bright then going under say you're still alive somewhere flowers growing in your hair say you will remember summer insects silent from the thunder I'd wrap a ring around your finger if I thought it would have made you linger
Track Name: Fire in the pines
There's a fire in the pines, a good friend of mine.
And I don't mind, a little bit of wind, after a swim.
There's a fire in your eyes, bottle of wine.
And I do admire, a little hint of skin, before a sleep.
Track Name: Come Come
Come far away, come close to home, come alone, or with friends. Come every day, or once a year, come with a smile, or with a tear. Come come, Come come.
Track Name: Today by the water
I wash my feet in the river and my fruit in the stream
never was one to get caught up in dream
but the lake is littered with lots of little sunbeams
the ocean is amazing and I'm sensing a theme

maybe today I will heal, maybe today I'll feel real relaxed, just lay by the water...


when you're working to eat, eating cause you have to
it's easy to resent having to go to the bathroom
why can't I just go right where I am?

maybe today I will heal, maybe today I'll feel real relaxed, just lay by the water...


for better or worse, it's a license, to let yourself go
and not have to try since, they have to love you,
no matter how bad it gets, yeah right.

maybe today I will heal, maybe today I'll feel real relaxed, just lay by the water...
Track Name: Fish!?!
They say there's about a million fish in the sea
but that doesn't seem accurate to me
and that doesn't mean fucking jack to me
cause I'm not a fish I need air to breathe

I'd rather be happy and alone with me
than to be with somebody else in misery
but I'd rather be with someone else in misery
than to be unhappy and alone with me.
Track Name: Praying won't stop the rain
it's raining down in new orleans, and the rain don't care either way
i repeat it's raining down in new orleans, just like the last hurricane.
(cause god is just a legend and praying won't stop the rain)
soon the whole world'll be new orleans, cause measurements don't lie
you can spin them anyway you want but that won't keep you high and dry
well they say there's no love in this town
and you can pray but no one's gonna hear the sound
and the rain it just keeps falling down on you
Track Name: I'm in love
I'm in love, that doesn't mean that I've got time to waste, so take a plate or take a hike, you can't have just a taste. I'm in love, but I have been in love before, so I know that it's a ladder and not an open door...
Track Name: I'm not in love
I'm not saying existence isn't torture to me, I've lost so much blood here, so many bad memories, that I can't take it all.
Can't let myself fall... can't let myself fall in love, oh no. Cause love, when it's good, is better than the beatles. Love, when it's bad, is worse than the needle.
Track Name: Spring it breathes a rage of pink and green whoa oh spread your cherry blossoms over me
spring it breathes a rage of pink and green whoa oh spread your cherry blossoms over me whoa oh spring is warm and wet and in between whoa oh spread your cherry blossoms, oh, for me...
Track Name: Leghold Trap
snicketysnap caught in a leghold trap
you're stuck bad and that's just that
sink like a stone, you're all alone,
chew through the bone if you wanna go home
trapped rats collapse with their lips kiss clips
never thought it could get half as bad as this
to slip at the lip of a six-foot abyss
but to be free from your needs is akin to a bliss
Track Name: glitchyfrog
peep peep peep peep
Track Name: Crack open the sky
eyes wide her small hand touched the first guitar