Community VS Technology ep

by 2x the Mono

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released September 8, 2012

2x the Mono is...
Randell Neudorf: lead vocals, guitar
Regan Neudorf: synth, kaosolator, bass, backing vocals
Adrian McFarlane: drums, backing vocals

Music by: 2x the Mono
Words by: Randell Neudorf,
Recorded at Grant Avenue Studio by Amy King
Produced by: 2x the Mono
Design by: Randell & Regan Neudorf
Photo by: Jennifer Kellner

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Track Name: Community VS Technology (radio single)
Don’t let your technology get in the way of deep community
You need to look me in the eyes if you want to hear me speaking
So put down your portable hand held devices and give me just 5 minutes free of your vices

It’s easy to be absent, but you got to show up to be present
Our communities are failing, because we ain’t finishing what we started
Starter Homes
Starter Cars
Starter Wives,
It makes me sick

Don’t try appealing to the powers that be,
they’re too busy commuting past your city
In a world where 6 bit files replace 24 bit DAT,
their upward mobility is at odds with my hi fidelity
When moving in becomes passing through,
staying put looks like going backwards
And fears of obsolescence cause a ringing in my ear

Screaming “Upgrade, Upgrade, Why Don’t You Upgrade?”
“Upgrade, Upgrade, Why Don’t You Upgrade?”
Because new is not better, and better is not best
And entertainment is not a virtue to be blessed...

Don’t try appealing to the powers that be, they’re too busy commuting past your city
Don’t try appealing to the powers that be, they’re too busy commuting past your city
Power, Real Power, is staying power...

I got a little house, on a little street with a very little yard
and it’s no starter, it’s a finisher
Cause the only way I’m leaving is in a pine box
And the only upgrade I’m making is to be buried in the yard

So that when my flesh turns to dirt
and my heart is exposed
My bones open up
and my marrow erodes
It will nourish the roots of the trees
Nourish the roots of the trees...
In my neighbourhood
Track Name: Industrial C (b-side)
Step out, Step In
Let go of your preconceptions
Rough skin can house a softer soul
Just like concrete can make a home
Don’t be blind to me (Don’t be blind to me)
Don’t be blind to me (Don’t be blind to me)

I live in Industrial C
Just Lucy Day and the kids and me
Living in Industrial C
Where the houses kiss the factories

We’ll take what you discard
We’ll move to from where you flee
It fits us so naturally
The good, the bad and then there’s me
Don’t be blind to me (Don’t be blind to me)
Don’t be blind to me (Don’t be blind to me)

I live in Industrial C
Just Lucy Day and the kids and me
Living in Industrial C
Where the houses kiss the factories

Yes there’s pain and yes there’s grief
And Smoke does settle on winter trees
But spring she comes, and unfurls her leaves
Shaking off the dust of a passing industry
She does not forget (she does not forget)
She does not forget (she does not forget)
She does not forget (she does not forget)
She does not forget (don’t forget me)

I live in Industrial C
Just Lucy Day and the kids and me
Living in Industrial C
Where the houses kiss the factories
Track Name: Young Love (b-side)
It was like I wasn’t honest.
It was like I wasn’t honest
It was like I wasn’t honest with you

Young love blindly assumes,
That all will remain the same
I was no different, I sold you that lie
Then I had the nerve to change

It was like I wasn’t honest.
It was like I wasn’t honest
It was like I wasn’t honest with you

We’re all confronted with choices in life
We never expected to face
You can choose to leave or you can choose to believe
That our love was always meant to grow

It was like I wasn’t honest.
It was like I wasn’t honest
It was like I wasn’t honest with you