Neotenic EP

by Radio Wire Empire

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about

a collection of songs about being way too old to be hanging around the playground
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compared to the 6 months of work on Color & Colour,
just barely 2 months was spent on this thing. Setting painfully short deadlines for myself seems to work pretty well, I think.

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released September 27, 2011

KREDITZ:
Robert Annis - verse lyrics on Sneezes/ spoken word on Potsy
Cody Bond - photography for album art

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Radio Wire Empire Michigan

"Radio Wire Empire. Sort of like Passion Pit meets a band that can write more than one good song." - EatThisCity.com

"What do you get when folk music gets drunk, and inadvertently confuses Shoegazey Ambient Electronica for it's normal fuck buddy, rock music, booty calls SAE at two in the morning, forgets to wear a condom, and gets SAE pregnant?
You get Radio Wire Empire." - Tramps Upstairs
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Track Name: Sneezes
Sometimes I look at her

and I can see our lives

once we’ve grown older;

but there are never faces.

Our wrinkled, peach pit cheeks

hide from my imagination.

We’re shrouded in different clothes,

surrounded by heavier furniture

and tinier versions of our own silhouettes.


We’ve sprouted into something

close to our intentions,

but somehow better—more organic;

and I don’t see people that will die

like fought back sneezes—

painful muffled thunder,

seeds buried too late (or not at all).



We are not our parents,

drowning adults without friends,

broken by comfortable careers;

we’ve people to escape with

so when we return home we’re happy

to pass silently into the bedroom

and whisper goodnight to a better friend.
Track Name: A Screen That Hardly Knows
clutching my hand across the river
of thoughts only I've thought of
you stare to me beyond the flickers of a screen that hardly knows
and though I told you three times before
the arms that form this bridge stay burned for today
Track Name: White Lies
love is just a passing phase that we'll never know again, anyway
a white lie whisper in the wind, the game was always over but we never quit

climbing ropes and scraping knees, that blood from your lips is stained on me
from making out on the swings, underdogs and dying trees,
with sand in our shoes and frozen rain, hiding from life in simple ways
it gets harder to do every day, we can't run from the world for long

but we can run from eachother, never say another word as long as we live
or we can give it another shot, i'll meet you at the park

love is just a passing phase that we'll never know again, anyway
a white lie whisper in the wind, the game was always over but we never quit
Track Name: Arnica
paint the past with ivory
lick eachother blindly
shove your tongue down my throat
and make me forget i'm alive

bandage the wounds with spittle
split you down the middle
I'll work my hands inside
and make you forget you're alive

tug away the pressures
kiss away the problems
deracinate (all) my length
and make me forget i'm alive

lift your waist, arch your back
gasp for breath, i'll make you forget everything but me
i'll make you ache and squirm
break your sweat and burn
everything inside your head
all you gotta do is lie back and let me do the rest

on windowsills and bathroom floors
living rooms and sandy shores
we'll forget about everything and everyone,
everywhere

lift your waist, arch your back
gasp for breath, i'll make you forget everything but me
everything but me
everything and everyone is nothing and nobody
we don't need our minds
we've got our hips and that's all i need to make us fine
Track Name: Potsy
there aren't any notes left to sing
that ain't been sung before

and my head says:
"all the clever words you've said to her
you have said before to a different girl"

words we can't fit, empty spaces, filled with embrace, this kiss is for you
breaths I breath in, gasps of truth held, but no longer, this breath is only
for you

no more broken notes, left to die
and wither in the wind

we aren't them, we are us
we are love, we are love

and all the clever words I've said to her
are all brand new, and I'm never going back
this is our time

words we can't fit, empty spaces, filled with embrace, this kiss is for you
breaths I breath in, gasps of truth held, but no longer, this breath is only
for you

I could cut the tension with my teeth, if you please:
the intentions on my tongue could speak between your knees