Art Rock & Science Fiction

by 2x the Mono

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
05:48
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

about

The fourth album from this experimental indie rock band tells stories about Robots, Cowboys, Love and Life in a way that is both fun and thought provoking. No instrument is off limits; Jaw Harp, Synthesizer, Vocorder, Ukulele, Harmonica and Omnichord, merge with the traditional Guitar, Bass and Drums to create a sound that blurs the lines between rock, folk, and electronic music.

credits

released June 30, 2010

Randell Neudorf: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Omnichord, Harmonica, Tenor Ukulele,
Acoustic Guitar, Micro Korg Synthesizer, Korg R3 Synthesizer & Vocorder, Jaw Harp,
Hammond B-250 Organ, Soprano Ukulele, Boss Loop Station, Drum Machine

Regan Neudorf: Bass, Micro Korg Synthesizer, Korg R3 Synthesizer, Backing Vocals,
Vibra Slap, Tambourine, Glockenspiel, Omnichord, Boss Loop Station

Adrian McFarlane: Drums, Tambourine

Recorded by: Randell Neudorf
Produced by: 2x the Mono
Mixed by Randell & Regan Neudorf
Art Work by: Randell Neudorf
Design and Cover Layout by: Regan Neudorf
Mastered by: Andy Krehm of Silverbirch Productions
Lyrics by: Randell Neudorf
Music by: Randell Neudorf, Except Robots Fade Away Part 2 Music by Randell Neudorf,
Regan Neudorf, Adrian McFarlane

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

2x the Mono Hamilton, Ontario

contact / help

Contact 2x the Mono

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Sounds of My Youth
I miss the sounds of my youth
I miss the sounds of my youth
I miss the sounds of my youth
I miss the sounds of my youth

Cast your stone, cast it lightly
The next stone might be headed for you
Think you’re so cool, think you’re all that
But you’re all ready old news

It’s like a fleeting vision
It’s like a myth that never happened
Its like me verses you
Only it never happened

You’re on top, on top of the world
But everyone gets dethroned
Don’t think I am too old
To create a bit of raucous

It’s like a fleeting vision
It’s like a myth that never happened
Its like me verses you
Only it never happened

I miss the sounds of my youth
I miss the sounds of my youth
I miss the sounds of my youth
I miss the sounds of my youth

Judge ye not lest ye be judged
You with out sin cast the first stone
I think when all is said and done
We will be like withering grass

It’s like a fleeting vision
It’s like a myth that never happened
Its like me verses you
Only it never happened

I miss the sounds of my youth

I miss the sounds of my youth
I miss the sounds of my youth
I miss the sounds of my youth
Track Name: I Hate the Man
I hate the man and the man hates me
I hate to stand but he stands me
Super choke hold is choking me
They broke the mold when they made me

I hate the man and the man hates me
I hate to stand but he stands me
Can’t promise I’ll try but I’ll try to promise
All the while the fat lady sings

Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da
Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da
Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da
Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da

I hate the man and the man hates me
Can’t see forest, I just see trees
All my dreams went through the machine
They broke the mold when they broke me

Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da
Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da
Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da
Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da

I hate the man and the man hates me
I hate to stand but he stands me
Super choke hold is choking me
Who ever said you couldn’t strangle yourself?
Hey Fat Lady…

Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da
Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da
Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da
Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da
Waba-doo-dat-ba-doo-dat-ba-doo-da
Track Name: Science Fantasy
Epic tales from a future past
Grand adventures with lightning swords

Its science fantasy
Princess power with good old blasters
Redeemed scoundrels join the battle
Its science fantasy

Action figures brought the fun home
Bought my first one before I saw the show
I must have got the wrong one cause my dad brought me back
I’ll never forget what he did next
He bought one more and said “You need the hero”

Fallen dark lord, an evil master
Technologic terror tactics
Its science fantasy
One line wonders from bounty hunters
Backgrounds implied so don’t deny
There’s a history

I heard the theme song at my grandma’s house
My uncle was playing it from a record on the shelf
He asked me would I like to see the show
He took my brother and I with grandma in tow
It was a double feature, that’s how I saw the first two

Puppet master, a hairy giant
Tin can humor, a golden tongue
Such cute robots
Cool space ships, like flying Lego
All in real space, all in real time
I believed it all

My brother got scared of the hairy side kick
But oh did he love that little green man
We loved those movies way past prime
And bought all the toys from discount bins
Just two poor boys with no chagrin
Track Name: Cowboy Pacifist
Tattooed Lady with a man in the can
Can’t find your money no place to run
There’s only one thing a man can do
And it’s order one more and drink it through

Grab my gun and jump up quick
And hope to hell they haven’t seen that trick
Fire one round off any where

Just for effect and then I’m out of there

Hear my gun! Hear my gun!
You better run when you hear my gun!
Hear my gun! Hear my gun!
You better run cause here I come!

You may have seen the good
You may have seen the bad
You may have even seen the ugly
But you ain’t seen nothing like me

Hear my gun! Hear my gun!
You better run when you hear my gun!
Hear my gun! Hear my gun!
You better run cause here I come!

You get two times the story with 2x the Mono
Get two times the story with 2x the Mono
Two times the story with 2x the Mono
Check it on the flip side

There’s power in the chemistry of this infirmity
There’s power in meekness, don’t say weakness
Cause my identity is intensity
I need a tattoo that reads “Grace and Mercy”

Find a good man and I’ll find a good con
Find a good line and I’ll give you a song
Show me a saint and I’ll show you a sinner
Now give them a gun and watch their morals grow thinner

There’s power in love, there’s power in hate
Both have the power to perpetuate
Live by the sword you’ll die by the gun
Now man ain’t that a conundrum

Who’s the brave man now?
The one on the right side of the wrong side of a gun
I say Ba-Na Na Bam…

There’s power in love, there’s power in hate
Both have the power to perpetuate
Live by the sword you’ll die by the gun
Now man ain’t that a conundrum
Track Name: Sunshine
Hey sunshine
My darling sunshine
Believe me when I say
That you are truly bright sunshine

The brightest star is surrounded by darkness
Every star lives in darkness
The dimmest star cuts the darkness
Every star is sunshine somewhere

Bright sunshine collects all the rain
And stores it in clouds of pain
Brown eyes turn to grey
On any old blue day
Remember what I say
Hey sunshine
My darling sunshine

The brightest star is surrounded by darkness
Every star lives in darkness
The dimmest star cuts the darkness
Every star is sunshine somewhere…
Track Name: Robot Folk Song
Robot stole my girl, a robot stole my job
Robots have infested the only world I know

And they say I am a dinosaur, and maybe it’s true
And the only thing I’m good for is finally through

I feel so misplaced
And I feel so displaced
Cause I never kept the pace

So if you can’t beat ‘em, you might as well join ‘em
So I bought myself a robot, and his name is Jones
Track Name: Mechanical Beast
If folks don’t like you, ya better not stick around
If her folks don’t like you, ya better not settle down
If folks don’t want you, ya better move right along
It’s better to just move on

I say peace, peace, on your brother’s friends
Peace, peace on your mother’s den
But there’s no peace, peace, for the mechanical beast

Its all art, and rock, and science fiction
It’s easier to talk if you don’t cause friction
Cause if folks don’t like you, ya might be asked to move along
I’m so tired of moving on

I say peace, peace on your brother’s friends
Peace, peace on your mother’s den
Peace, peace on your brother’s friends
If I say peace, peace can I come again
But there’s no peace, peace for the mechanical beast

The truth is so cold
The truth most be told
I’m just a hallow machine
Track Name: We Are the Robots
We stand so well in line
As we stand idly by
Don’t we form such nice lines?
As we prepare our goodbyes

If you want what is mine
You must learn to stand in line
You will turn out just fine

Once you learn to tow the line…

We are all robots at heart
We are the robots
We are all robots at heart
We are the robots
We are all robots at heart
We are the robots
Track Name: Robots Fade Away Part 1
Robots Fade Away, its my last mayday
Eyes are opened wide, blood pours out my side
You answered my call, distressed and all
I’m so glad to lay eyes on…
You my darling child, looking meek and mild
You’re so precious; it was worth my life…
Track Name: Robots Fade Away Part 2
You win some and you loose some

But you pray when all is said and done
That you do not become that which you have fought
Cause you can win the battle and still loose the war
I fought that battle and I almost lost the war

I’m like freaking Darth Vader at the end of film 6
Just a mangled mess of circuits and flesh
And just like that fallen Jedi,
I cast off my machinery to take one last pure breath
And in that moment I realize

Because I did not lose you, I did not lose the war
Because I did not lose you, I did not lose the war
Because I did not lose you, I did not lose the war
Because I did not lose you, I did not lose the war

This was never about them, it was always about us
They’d like you to think it was about them, but really it was about us
This was never about them, it was always about us
They’d like you to think it was about them, but really it was about us

Because I did not lose you, I did not lose the war
Because I did not lose you, I did not lose the war
Because I did not lose you, I did not lose the war
Because you did not lose me, You Have Won The War