Pink Mirror

by Jeremy Tuplin

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1.
Strangers Can we be strangers Can we be strangers Know you Do I know the real you? It’s hard know if you really know anyone that you think that you know Secret Don’t tell me your secrets The purpose of a secret is that it is meant to remain a secret Strangers Can we be strangers Can we be strangers If there’s a tie, don’t trace it back to me The veneer I’m in love with idea of you An exaggerated truth has all the makings of a beautiful lie We could get married Throw a wedding party Invite everybody and anybody Can we be strangers Can we be strangers Can we be strangers If there’s a tie, don’t trace it back to me
2.
Bad Lover 03:18
Here we go again yet another account Whatever’s inside me i’m gonna twist around and spit it out Fights with lovers so you can relate Or astronaut dreams intended for your escape I could play the pseudo-green warrior card Or detail all the pieces of my poor broken heart Ah baby how’d it come to this I've been retracing my steps and i think i got the gist So let me put on the level I only do this so the devil in me covers All he needs to be your lover All he needs to be your lover All he needs to be your lover Here it comes again it’s the same old routine This thing’s that’s inside me i’m gonna torture first then set free Thoughts on whether love and hate can coexist Or social commentary what has the cosmos got to do with it Altering minds one lyric at a time Or listen intently as i romanticise my sex life Ah honey what’s it all about, I've been losing sleep but i think i worked it out Cos imma put on the level I’m only in this so the devil in me covers All he needs to be your lover All he needs to be your lover All he needs to be your lover Bad, bad lover
3.
I had another dream we were together I woke up feeling like a loser again Sporadic drunk loveless sex is great don’t get me wrong But the joy it brings comes too quick before it’s gone And the hole that I dig myself when i’m alone is cold And full of Kathleens Just because you’re handsome doesn’t make you happy Oh just because you’re handsome doesn’t make you happy Love and hate, pain and lust Just throw ‘em in and mix ‘em together Too easily confused is the state Of two hearts that are bound forever In leather clad daydreams what do you even mean By this word reality And just because you’re handsome doesn’t make you happy I feel the weight of my conscience’s gaze bearing down at me Oh poor me, oh poor me Pour me another drink Just any kind of spirit that can limit My ability to think At all but mostly when faced with the mirror as it triggers These beautifully twisted memories No just because you’re handsome doesn’t make you happy And I’m hiding from the daggers my woman’s intent on throwing at me Oh I’ma take pictures of myself and put ‘em on the internet see if that helps I’m taking pictures of myself to put ‘em on the internet i’ve heard that helps woo
4.
Gaia 03:37
Gaia How does it feel to have a heart of burning fire Does it help at all when we suck the life out from ya You’ve always been so temperate But one day you’re gonna lose your shit And tear up our residence permit I feel it looming, you’re quietly fuming so now the atmosphere is stuffy and toxic Gaia And though all your so-called friends will try to deny it You let them in to your home and now all the bill’s are immeasurably higher Hidden savings dug up and spent So now no-one can afford the rent So we can wave goodbye to this nice apartment See it floating, floating, ah floating down the noxious ocean "Oh I am a goddess and you are a fool Dare to mistreat me mere mortal you do not know what you do" She goes "oh I am a goddess and you are a fool You act you own me but I’ll still be here long after time’s through with you" Gaia D’you ever wish that cosmic rock had just slipped by ya Guess it’s a risk of being the world’s most frequent flyer But imagine the alternative The giant lizards you’d still live with And this plague may never have transpired Boring, you’re never boring Oh Gaia you are alright Soon i will be leaving you too And Gaia you will be ok Oh float on towards wherever it is you’re going
5.
I'ma let you in on another one of my dreams I can hear the collective inner groans I tend to switch off too when anybody else starts to talk about theirs But I love to sing about my own I recall drifting, not thinking but sinking I was hoping to be floating out to space again But the unknown motion, mystery potion Would find sitting in the kitchen As the walls collapse, contort and twist by body back A box appeared upon my lap An incubator for a dictator Now a metal crate for satan’s paraphernalia The do not open clue I must’ve misconstrued What else was I to do This box had screws and they were loose And it was like ooh dark noises Terrible voices I don’t wanna go in there no But these things are everywhere so What things, are they creatures They got orange features My mind’s on a wild ride Through somebody’s insides Oh Pandora is that you Somebody turn the light on I was not expecting you to Look like the devil from the side on My face begins to change It's like an acid flashback But the feeling of being deranged Is kept intact Oh Pandora is that you Come on turn the light on I was not expecting you to Look like the devil from the side on My skin begins to crawl Through some biblical ruin And in the centre of it all Is a baby human Within reality’s paradox I awoke I recalled the story of Pandora’s Box as I rose It’s often overlooked, that after hell had broken loose The only thing left inside was hope And they say it’s the hope that kills you
6.
Pink Mirror 04:03
Ah the Pink Mirror’s a real friend to everybody On reflection only shows you what you wanna see What its audience craves it will obey so fix the halo right on top of ma face And shine that light a little kinder upon me Oh yeah the Pink Mirror has an excellent sense of perspective It won’t shy away from global atrocity It is not afraid to highlight all that’s very wrong in everyone And how none of this could ever apply to little old me But tune into your dark side honey tell me what you see You sitting there with a steely gaze but guilty face Looking up weird shit on the internet Like how to murder your ex-lover and get away with it Well if all you say is true it’s a wonder how you ever get to sleep But your conscience will beg to differ Stare into that Pink Mirror And everything seems rosy Ah the Pink Mirror’s a real friend to everybody But on reflection only shows what you wanna see You can do a hit and run on your neighbours car, and when you see 'em come across all La dee dah If you can lie to yourself you can do it to everybody Ah but welcome to the dark side sonny, wonder what you’ll see You standing cold with a shaking hand, evil plan In a pool of blood and your little thumb Over the don’t touch button with a hard on Ah come on man I think you should hand yourself into the police But something might just stop you there As you you walk past that Pink Mirror And everything, everything seems rosy
7.
The Machine 04:12
8.
There goes my baby out the door again She’s carrying my heart in a handbag made of my own skin All this torture i’m broken and torn She said she's off to see Jenny Does she think that i have just been born I bet that she’s with that fuckin' waiter Why else would she have said when we left ‘I’ll see ya later’ I put a bug on your telephone line I manipulate you baby And i’m fully aware that the crime Here is crazed jealousy And i’m doing my time up in love’s penitentiary Well practical studies into polygamy Don’t seem to go down well in society Don’t demonise a man in his prime An irrational beast Is able to love many people at a time No need to fake feeling horrified You know that you never fake it when you’re with me- I painted you various pictures of my dick You call me an animal I call it being romantic You know that you’ll grow old eventually Why don’t you come and visit me in love’s penitentiary Now I’m a dirty old man and I’ve got these scars I’m done with wasting my life locked behind bars The only bars I’m in now sell alcohol and women One of them has really got my head spinning I can count on her to accept my money every single time I want her I guess it’s good to have somebody you can depend on - really Living it up down in love’s penitentiary
9.
Frankenstein 03:20
Ah ha ha ha ha Ah ha ha ha Frank You sure got some malice in the tank What kind of person keeps a list of things they hate You’re like the internet personified but kept under wraps Concealing the monsters you create I’ve only seen them once or twice and it’s beyond my stock advice ‘to meditate’ Get back Frank, get back Frank, get back Frank Frank You are an excellent liar One can’t fail to be impressed with your masquerade Both at once Dr Jekyl, Mr Hyde and with a James Bond fixation for getting laid What else d’you keep inside aside from jealousy and vengefulness in spades Get back Frank, get back Frank, get back Frank Hell forbid it’s all a hall of mirrors A smoke-filled room of worn out platitudes A matrix built on promises and shows of goodwill Behind the wall we're all in our birthday suits Get back Frank, get back Frank, get back Frank Ah ha ha ha ha Ah ha ha ha Though we may share the same fate, I still think it’s my place to remonstrate
10.
Break Up 03:21
This is it we’ve reached the final threshold Robotic people with smart telephones Did you think that your life was gonna end Being lived out through a camera with a filtered lens A tear face for this global horror show All forgotten with a cute cat video Automated devices to regulate how you feel Capped at quite nice Ah babe i wanna break up I don’t know why it’s just something in me needs a shake up Part of me’s immersed in this reality The other half can sense the irony, in its new affinity with exit strategy sympathies Oh hey good looking I’ll meet you at the station I’m an android with a human application If i can get a stranger to satisfy me instantly Then I’ll be on my way We can share the good times with everyone Or at least we need to be seen to be having fun Can you tell me you like this to justify why I exist Ah it’s all in jest Ah babe I wanna break up I don’t know why it’s just something in me needs a shake up Part of me’s immersed in this reality The other half can sense the irony, in its new affinity with exit strategy sympathies Ah babe I'm gonna break up I've got an inkling that that human in me needs a wake up Part of me’s immersed in this reality The other half can sense the irony, in its new affinity with exit strategy sympathies So if you need me I’ll be in this cave, half a mile out of town in case I wanna come back Or in outer space, detached from the world but trying to claw my way back I’ll just be in this cave, cut off from the world but dreaming of my comeback Or in outer space, making light of the world but don’t worry girl, I’ve been dreaming, busy scheming For my dramatic, no doubt glorious comeback
11.
Humans 06:01
Humans, I love you Despite my seemingly best intentions not to At the centre of my nightmares is a light with a semblance a dream And the hand that summons the demons and intends to ruin all that is divine Is the same hand that is my saviour and it has all of the same features as mine Humans, I love you Despite my seemingly, despite my seemingly… Peter Crouch, Paul Dano, Xi Jinpin, Marylin Monroe, Usain Bolt, Tilda Swinton, my neighbour Sara, Hillary Clinton Danny Devito, Frida Kahlo, Michelangelo, Fidel Castro Saoirse Ronan, John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey, Jon Hess’ daughter Margaret Attwood, Catherine Howard, Ronaldinho, Fatima Siad Leonard Cohen, Mary Magdalene, Kim Jong-un, Janna Levin Anthony Weiner, George Bush, Kate Bush, Geoffrey Rush Buddha, Blondie, Dostoevsky, Malala Yousafzai, Eazy E Come on give it up Come on I need your love Your sweet love Just give it up Come on give it all up I need your love Like I need drugs Your sweet love Straight up human love Come on give it all up Like a giant group hug Your hot love No not hot love Just regular human love Come on give it all up Jean-Michel Basquiat, Greg Sestero, Virginia Wolfe, Bjorke, Binki Shapiro Barack Obama, Billie Jean King, Bonnie Prince Billy, David Lynch Pam Ayres, Mo Salah, Lyudmila Putina, Melinda Messenger Sally Ride, Claude Monet, Bonnie, Clyde, Daphne du Maurier Chinua Achebe - come on give it all up, sweet love Humans, I love you Despite my seemingly best intentions not to At the centre of my nightmares is a light with a semblance a dream And the hand that summons the demons and intends to ruin all that is divine Is the same hand that is my saviour and it has all of the same features as mine
12.
The Beast 03:47
I’m getting out of the city, I’m going home alone I’ve been lying to myself, living through a telephone For once I’m gonna listen to my mother and wear that warm coat she bought me Gonna wake up naturally and go out walking or something Go easy on the drink, and just get drunk on country air I’ll tread on shit in a field and I won’t care Cos i’m putting the beast to bed, let it sleep in my head The rage in its belly dies down, dissipates in these surroundings And as it falls into a trance my inner child is dancing And set free I read recently that if you walk barefoot on the earth it transmits All of these electrons into your body and has health benefits So naturally i’ve been doing this all the time In between any other hippy crap I find online But occasionally a flicker of clarity approaches And I’m all seeing eye above an ocean Cos i’m putting the beast to bed, let it sleep in my head The rage in its belly dies down, dissipates in these surroundings And as it falls into a trance my inner child is dancing And set free

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released April 5, 2019

All songs written by Jeremy Tuplin
Produced by Jeremy Tuplin; Co-produced by Mark Estall
Recorded & engineered by Mark Estall at Marketstall Recording Studio
Mastered by Will Blyth
Artwork by Jeremy Tuplin; Formatting by Sam Mortimer
Performers: Mark Estall, Heka, Lauren Lucille, Samuel Nicholson, Maris Peterlevics, Jamie Shaw, Young Jimmy Tuplin, Jeremy Tuplin

Label: Trapped Animal Records

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