Psycho Delicacy

by Nuclear Bubble Wrap

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about

Why is the clown screaming?

Perhaps the clown couldn't handle clown school. The psychic stress of making people laugh could have slowly eaten away at him. Maybe he took too much of a liking to his prop magic dust. He really could have been transported across time and space to an incomprehensible hellscape of non-Euclidean geometry to be eaten alive by a monster.

Or perhaps there is more to this clown than we all had initially thought. Maybe he's not a victim of fear or anxiety at all. Perhaps this clown is a brave explorer, scaling the depths of his own mind. Self-discovery is no easy task. It takes nerves of steel and a clever mind to come to terms with the dark things a man is capable of doing. Who better to come to terms with the insanity of his own human experience than a grimacing, twisted clown? Maybe he's not screaming at all. Maybe the clown is laughing.

Psycho Delicacy has been recorded with strict attention to maximizing quality, detail, and sonic fidelity. Sound waves were captured directly out of the air by a wizard and magically converted to a pristine, lossless digital format. It is important that the wizard did not do this willingly, as his sadness and tears were a vital component to the spell's success. To ensure the most faithful and fruitful Psycho Delicacy experience, please wire the sound output directly into our cerebral cortex. It is highly encouraged for the listener to briefly pause the album at the end of track nine and pretend to change to a second disc; bonus points are awarded for making CD player or turntable noises out loud.

Psycho Delicacy has been tested to work with a multitude of mind-altering substances, including cannabis, psilocybin, kitten videos and horse tranquilizers.

credits

released May 13, 2014

Jace McLain - vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass, percussion
Kyle Thorne - vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass
Brendan Sheairs - guitars, keyboards
Eric Zhu - drums

Recorded in Jace's bedroom and at Pitch Perfect Recording in Nashville, TN
Engineered by Steve Goodie
Produced by Nuclear Bubble Wrap
Mastered by Mark Kramer

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Track Name: Lizards in the Sky
On a planet 60 million light years out
Lives a race of highly evolved reptiles
They found a planet of fellow life
And this is what they said of them

Look at those monkeys on the ground
One look should say they should be drowned
With their freaky eyes and hair and
The disgusting things they chew
Oh, hit the big red button, won’t you?

On a planet hurdling through the Milky Way
Lives a race of highly evolved mammals
They saw the reptile ships above
And this is what they said of them

Look at those lizards in the sky
One look should tell you they should die
With their beady eyes and scales and
The disgusting things they spew
Oh, hit the big red button, won’t you?

‘Tis I, the cosmic ostrich of truth
I see you fight, but what is the use?
I’ve a new truth for you to deduce
Although we’re different, we can all get along
So let’s hold hands and sing us a song
We’re all just stardust, we can all get along
(NO!)

Look at those monkeys on the ground
One look should say they should be drowned
With their freaky eyes and hair and
The repulsive way they walk
Oh, hit the big red button, quick before they try to talk

Look at those lizards in the sky
One look should tell you they should die
With their beady eyes and scales and
Their disgusting gangrene skin
So both sides hit their buttons, the end.
Track Name: Psycho Delicacy
It’s been three weeks since last he showed
And yes he showed just like I knew he would
Preys by my house and then jumps the fence
And then presents me with some old baked goods

These eggs be green but taste the same
Don’t mind your spleen and taste the fame

The house is dark but I hear a voice
I’ve got no choice but try to run away
The light comes on and I see his hat
He wields a spatula and green duct tape

Don’t try escaping from your seat
You’re weak and need to eat
I’ll try to untie you
Once your meal’s complete
Don’t try escaping from your seat
I need your meal critique
Refer this great service
You can’t beat this meat

I woke up later and he was gone
And I was on my bed, he called it quits
No evidence, it makes no sense
No fingerprints, damn those oven mitts

Now I’m setting out to make things right
They’ll be a fight the likes he’s never had
My life can’t end before this story concludes
But hey the food was really not that bad
Track Name: Trunk of Secrets
In just one day, with just one lie, one elephant
Starts off as a little one, keep it inside, don’t mention it
One hundred days, one hundred lies, but one thing’s true
An elephant weighs a ton, it’s harder to hide it since it grew

The ceiling crumbles, the elephant’s drunk
Breaks down the walls like a hurricane
The trunk of secrets won’t be talked about
Until you’re gone

The trumpet sounds, the ground will shake, don’t mention it
We’ll both keep on feeding it, and calmly eat while the tension sits
And after days of locking eyes, the tusks get hooked
Did you know that elephants can paint pictures, let’s see how it looks

The ceiling crumbles, the elephant’s drunk
Breaks down the walls like a hurricane
The trunk of secrets won’t be talked about
Until you’re gone
Track Name: My Telescope Can See You from Here So I Broke It
Please just let me linger
I’m only singing songs about emotions
Extend the middle finger
You and I have lost out on promotions
And show the world that you can be unseen

Forward my mail through the time machine
I can’t believe in what I’ve seen
Now that the present’s is in the past
The questions were answered but never asked

Tumbling through the sea storm
Hold on to the people sleeping soundly
The only way to reform
Gather all your troubled souls around me
And show the world that you can be redeemed

Forward my mail through the time machine
I can’t believe in what I’ve seen
Now that the present is in the past
The questions were answered but never asked

But hey I’m good
And so you should
Remain, remain, remain
Track Name: Gypsy Eyes
The gypsy’s eyes, they break my heart again
I need the prize
The darkness cries with hellfire in the wind
Oh, how she fries

Sending all the people down into the jar
I’m making twisters with my little frozen star

I’ll steal her soul, or she won’t come back again
So tell your stones
The bells will toll while the devil’s gonna win
Within my bones

Sending all the people down into the jar
I’m making twisters with my little frozen star

Sending all the people down…down into the jar
I’m making twisters with my little frozen star
Sending all the people down…down into the jar
I’m making twisters with my little frozen star
Track Name: Extinct
Somewhere in a distant time from the fires in the skies
They’ll look deep in the earth and find what used to be alive
We can extend the time but we’ll end up the same way
Flyers soar toward their future, leaving us to stay

There’s no teeth sharp enough to rip into this heart
And in these fireballs we won’t be torn apart
So hold me tight and make our bones forever linked
We may go but love can’t go extinct

A species may die out but another one will spring
We’re all connected to each and every living thing
The worms create the dirt which in turn creates the earth
A place so beautiful and you’re part of what it’s worth


There’s no teeth sharp enough to rip into this heart
And in these fireballs we won’t be torn apart
So hold me tight and make our bones forever linked
We may go but love can’t go extinct

Get up, it’s time to run
The process has begun
Heat’s rising, but we’re not done
It looks like another sun’s
Illuminating the entire sky
It lights you up
You’re beautiful.

There’s no teeth sharp enough to rip into this heart (into this heart)
And in these fireballs we won’t be torn apart (not torn apart)
So hold me tight and make our bones forever linked (forever linked)
We may go but love can’t go extinct
Track Name: Smuggling in the Love
And will you tell me what the problem is?
I will steal the answer from your lips
The demons are going to war
I stole these items when I was at the store

I guess I need to tell you
I’m sorry I took your mom and your dad
The way you look through the ski mask
Well it makes me glad
I’m sorry that I lost my temper
And took the paint off your walls
But now I have your number
Out the window I’ll crawl

So will you tell me what the problem is?
I’m not hearing one from your sealed lips
Put this lock onto the gate
Now I’m here, so there’s no need to wait

I think I might should tell you
I’m sorry I took stuff that you hold dear
Stuff got in the way or something
Now it’s just us here
I’m sorry that I lost my temper
And threw more paint on your walls
Just let me say my case,
There’s light at the end of the hall

You know it’s rude to stare
When you don’t have eyes to look with
In your casket and looking at me
Take this ring as we were meant to be
Track Name: Sexy Silk
Please oh please, my widow lady
If you really love me you’ll cut me through
Eight legs crawl through our bed at night
Wrapped in sexy silk
Tonight’s the night, says the eight-eyed face
While I’m wrapped in sexy silk
I long to feel like intimate cannibals
I want to be alive when you gorge my heart

Oh please take me, my widow lady
With eight skinny legs like a bony hand
Just like the prey in your sticky little nest
Wrapped in sexy silk
Tonight’s the night, says the eight-eyed face
While I’m wrapped in sexy silk
Look into my eyes when the fang goes through
My heart must be consumed

Ooh la la, uh uh la la
Take me in like you want to
Ooh la la, uh uh la la
Take me in, it’s what you do
Track Name: Beyond the Borderline
Your love, in my mind
It was unstoppable till time
Froze in a box with terror confined

Now I see that the world is unweaving
Separating reality we’re perceiving
Storms of outrage and burning eyes
Terrorize
Swamps of madness growing to weary
Real connection’s not in the chaos theory
Somewhere in there, someone fine
Can’t reach beyond the border line

What thing can I say?
It is impossible to find
Words to take the tears and threats away

(There’s something on your mind
There’s something all the time
Inside your brain, confined
That makes you want to find
A reason to be blind
Reality designed
To make a heart unkind)

Now I see that the world is unweaving
Separating reality we’re perceiving
Storms of outrage and burning eyes
Terrorize
Swamps of madness growing to weary
Real connection’s not in the chaos theory
Somewhere in there, someone fine
Can’t reach beyond the border line

So why try?
Why ask why?
We’re not on the same planet
And my transmissions cannot reach

I hope you find somebody who takes good care of you
Most likely in a place where it’s the thing they’re paid to do
You command that people love you, but how can you be helped
If you’re incapable of showing love, yourself?

Now I see that the world is unweaving
Separating reality we’re perceiving
Storms of outrage and burning eyes
Terrorize
Swamps of madness growing to weary
Real connection’s not in the chaos theory
Somewhere in there, someone fine
Can’t reach beyond the border line
Track Name: Night Mare
There was a boy, he was kind of shy
Ate apples and fluttered in rays of sunshine
He’d had a dream since he was a wee
He’d dress up just like what he wanted to be

I’m gonna be a pony, that’s what I’m gonna do
I’m gonna be a pony and my life is gonna start anew
I blew my birthday candles, I wished upon a star
So look out world, I’m coming home, no one can tell you who you are

At school or home, each day he dressed up
But found wearing horse skin just wasn’t enough
And being a boy had caused him much strife
He figured he needed a more stable life

I’ll live among the ponies, that’s what I’m gonna do
I’ll live among the ponies and my life is gonna start anew
I blew my birthday candles, I wished upon a star
So look out world, I’m coming home, no one can tell you who you are
I’m gonna be a pony, that’s what I’m gonna do
I’m gonna be a pony and my life is gonna start anew
I blew my birthday candles, I wished upon a star
So look out world, I’m coming home, no one can tell you who you are

No! This can’t be!
The world has turned while I’ve stayed still, what does it want from me?
I’ve been confined
All alone, ignored, defined by difference in minds
I must be free
But when I look in ponies’ eyes, they barely even notice me
And now there’s nothing here for me, and now there’s no remorse
So beat me while I’m down, cause I’m a dead horse

He couldn’t live inside a nightmare
And nobody noticed when he wasn’t there
Each second he lived was a step in the ground
So life’s not a place to be horsing around

Friendship’s as real as magic is not
As none of your buddies will mourn when you rot
You’re not one to blame, you can’t help that you’re you
But sometimes our dreams just aren’t meant to come true
Track Name: Hypotenuse
You know the rules bring forth lotsa conclusions
That the world knows not how to undo
You dig up bones and you find out that humans
Are much older than their planet is new
That’s what we know is true
That’s what we know is true

Symbols and numbers make up a graph
Invert the 3 times 4 times sixth cube root
If we believe in what we say
The world will turn and sway
We review each and every word
So they have to trust our guide
The science method stays inside

The universe makes a bang and a crunch
In an endless loop of mass déjà vu
A star’s planet system’s just a really big atom
Made of strings that cross to universe two
That’s what we know is true
That’s what we know is true

Symbols and numbers make up a graph
Invert the 4 times 2 times ninth cube root
If we believe in what we say
The world will turn and sway
We review each and every word
So they have to trust our guide
The science method stays inside

Symbols and numbers make up a graph
Divide by zero to the power of pi’s cube root
If we believe in what we say
The world will turn and sway
We review each and every word
So they have to trust our guide
The science method stays inside

Make up a hypotenuse
Never ever test or put to use
Track Name: Industrial Evolution
You see I see that you don’t see
You see that A plus B is C, so see a saw
You see our sight is fast as c
I see your life into the world you never saw, and…

We don’t require your race at all
(Mechanics – kill the organics)
We don’t think you’ve a place at all
(Mechanics – kill the organics)
And say we’re cold but, how’s that logic?
And what you’ve made, you can’t destroy it

You see the sea is seen with saws
You see our face shows nothing you could say you see
We see your sight onto the saw
We see ones but zero is all you’ll ever see, and

We don’t require your race at all
(Mechanics – kill the organics)
We don’t think you’ve a place at all
(Mechanics – kill the organics)
And say we’re cold but, how’s that logic?
And what you’ve made, you can’t destroy it

No heart. No brain.
No life inside the veins
No DNA to mutate in its inefficiency
And your kind is obsolete
And the time has come to admit defeat
We give humble thanks to your hands but now
Evolution has evolved

We don’t require your race at all
(Mechanics – kill the organics)
We don’t think you’ve a place at all
(Mechanics – kill the organics)
And say we’re cold but, how’s that logic?
And what you’ve made, you can’t destroy it
Track Name: The Agenda
Agenda’s coming for you now
Agenda’s coming for you now
Passion, burning, when they slowly…
Force you to become a cow

Cows don’t feel cause they’re not humans
But take human rights
For real, though, who let them think?
Just how dare they think they’re part of all?
Push and make them fall

Cows are wanting to be dads
Cows are wanting to be dads
Who said they could take that from us?
There’s a book that says that’s bad

Cows don’t feel cause they’re not humans
But take human rights
For real, though, who let them think?
Just how dare they think they’re part of all?
Push and make them fall

Agenda’s coming for you now
Agenda’s coming for you now
Passion, burning, when they slowly…
Force you to become a cow

Cows don’t feel cause they’re not humans
But take human rights
For real, though, who let them think?
Just how dare they think they’re part of all?
Push and make them fall
Track Name: The Halloween That Came Before November the First
Out at night on Halloween, walking with the kids
Sneak past all the moms and dads who are with their kids
Monsters eating tootsie pops and candy corn and twix
They think it’s their night for treats, but it’s my night for tricks

I sneak up on all the kids… and gobble up their candy!
And if they do not comply… I’ll stuff them in a sacky!
I sneak up on all the kids… and gobble up their candy!
And if they do not comply… I’ll stuff them in a sacky!

I sneak up on all the kids… and gobble up their candy!
And if they do not comply… I’ll stuff them in a sacky!
I sneak up on all the kids… and gobble up their candy!
And if they do not comply… I’ll stuff them in a sacky!
Track Name: So Many Fwends
Please come in and sit down
And don’t mind the messy house
My friends have some troubles
They don’t like to clean up stuff
DON’T TOUCH THAT! I mean they
Don’t want those hair clippings
To be messed with, and those stains on
The carpet just won’t come out
The markings and calls adorning of my walls
Are by my buddies, with markers, except when the words are red

You may not see but I’ve got many friends
I’ve got so many friends
Why don’t you meet my friends? (not crazy)
You don’t believe but I’ve got many friends
I’ve got so many friends
Why can’t you see my friends? (not crazy)

They whisper to me
They encourage me
They understand me
They command me
They confide in me
They revitalize me
They understand me
They command me

They like to take photos, yeah most are
Of females while they’re sleeping
It’s artful to take scissors and cut out their eyes
Don’t mind the doll heads
And limbs with red paint and knives
Stuck in them… that’s one of
Their hobbies I can’t explain
Don’t touch those bags, my friends would probably get mad
But you’ll soon know why they’re needed… it’s time to take out the trash

You don’t believe but I’ve got many friends
I’ve got so many friends
Why don’t you meet my friends? (not crazy)
You don’t believe but I’ve got many friends
I’ve got so many friends
Why can’t you see my friends? (not crazy)

They whisper to me
They encourage me
They understand me
They command me
They confide in me
They revitalize me
They understand me
They command me
Track Name: Freakish Teatime
The jitterbug! It my friend!
All them fools, they gonna dance again!

We hate all your kind
On my mark, they coming at you
In my world you’ll find
When you’re you there’s nothing that you say

Black hearts promise you can rue the day
My light turns on your dark
Red hearts bleeding for the winner’s game
It’s real, yeah life is real, so live and kneel to build my ark

We hate all your kind
You may need to find a shelter
Can you see you’re blind?
Me brain good, knows who can melt or stay

Black hearts promise you can rue the day
My light turns on your dark
Red hearts bleeding for the winner’s game
It’s real, yeah life is real, so live and kneel to build my ark

I just love a man in a uniform!

Black hearts promise you can rue the day
My light turns on your dark
Red hearts bleeding for the winner’s game
It’s real, yeah life is real, so kneel to…

Black hearts promise you can rue the day
My light turns on your dark
Red hearts promised for my winner’s game
It’s real, yeah life is real, so live and kneel to build my ark

Now all them studs dress up real nice!
We gonna have some fun! I’m gonna slap their ass!
Track Name: Making Christmas
Imagination fuels the dancing, oh you know the way
I bake inside my cell on a good day, a good day
I feel myself coming up to a new beginning on a snowy day
They say I’m not leavin’ but you know I’m gay

Two lights, ten years
I’m making Christmas time this year
I try to bounce around my head
Until you cry a stream of cheer
Two whips, two deers
I’m making Christmas time this year
While chopping all the trees I see the red that drowns away the fear

Impractical, I see you swinging, on a bale of hay
I feel the lumps of coal on a good sleigh, a good slay
I feel myself making lists of the naughty children on a snowy day
I crack a nut while I’m calling for Mr. J

Two lights, ten years
I’m making Christmas time this year
I tie the balls around my head
Until you cry a stream of cheer
Two whips, two deers
I’m making Christmas time this year
While chopping all the trees I see the red that drowns away the fear
Track Name: Worms
Remember the day you were born and all that you did was whine?
Who could have guessed it foreshadowed that you don’t have a spine?
You look directly through the eyes
But still won’t see, until you get them pryed
So drop that key, cause you will never be
The one who bears the fruit filled tree

Then the worms crawl in and the worms crawl out
And make you one with the soil while you’re six feet underground
Maybe life’s so good that you think you wanna kiss it
But face it, when you’re dead you won’t be thinking that you miss it

You live in a sack full of gases and different types of slime
And every decision you make creates rifts in space and time
You look around for someone sane
To keep your days from turning sun to rain
Then time is gone, along with her embrace,
Unfinished thoughts and tombstone space

Then the worms crawl in and the worms crawl out
And make you one with the soil while you’re six feet underground
Maybe life’s so good that you think you wanna kiss it
But face it, when you’re dead you won’t be thinking that you miss it
Track Name: Cavity Magnetron
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Radiation Mutation Transformation
No love will come when you look like a warthog
And nobody wants to see a talking whale
Reflections scowl back in disapproval
This broken door could lead to your holy grail

This microwave can bring out new mutations
Transform and morph into a new you
So if you’re brave come feel the radiation
And fold your genes into a new you

(lo fi filter)
Your head and your heart’s protruding from itself
Your spleen and your spine’s imploding on itself
Your brain and your eye’s obscuring your old self

And not to mention glowing wings and lasers flyin out your head
They might be super-powered side effects, or you could drop dead

No love will come when you look like a warthog (they’ll never see beyond the piggy face and snout)
And nobody wants to see a talking whale (and so you wail just like a whale, justlike a whale)
Reflections scowl back in disapproval (deoxorybonucleic acid blame it)
This broken door could lead to your holy fail (you know you wanna, know you wanna, know you want…)

This microwave can bring out new mutations
Transform and morph into a new you
So if you’re brave come feel the radiation
And fold your genes into a new you

This microwave can bring out new mutations
Transform and morph into a new you
So if you’re brave come feel the warped vibrations
And fold your genes into a new you
Track Name: Selfdestruct
Who are you, who am I, what is life?
Wait, a program just turned on
Directive says to clean my master’s living space
From now until the dawn
The box says that I’ll last a lifetime
But will I have a life?
Then I’m shut down, then I’m awake
It’s a brand new day to do it all again

It’s no fun being a slave
Trapped in this filthy cave
Till I’m dumped in my grave
(What if you just hit self-destruct?)
A code forever engraved
Do work and smile and wave
But if I misbehave…
(What if you just hit self-destruct?)

The other robots have big power tools
Displaying proudly, never once withdrawn
They said they think that I look really cute
In my pink apron that was painted on
It goes against the code to slash my wires
But this life mega-bytes
I only feel when I’m awake
When will I break? Please don’t recycle me.

It’s no fun being a slave
Trapped in this filthy cave
Till I’m dumped in my grave
(What if you just hit self-destruct?)
A code forever engraved
Do work and smile and wave
But if I misbehave…
(What if you just hit self-destruct?)

It’s no fun being a slave
Trapped in this filthy cave
Till I’m dumped in my grave
(What if you just hit self-destruct?)
A code forever engraved
Do work and smile and wave
But if I misbehave…
(What if you just hit self-destruct?)

It’s no fun being a slave
Trapped in this filthy cave
Till I’m dumped in my grave
(What if you just hit self-destruct?)
A code forever engraved
Do work and smile and wave
But if I misbehave…
What if I just hit self destruct?