earlyNOP: The First Two LMNOP Albums

by LMNOP (aka dONW7)

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released April 25, 2014

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Track Name: Mechanic/Mechanical
There's no need to hesitate fearing what you say will sound off key.
Far too often you're concentrating so hard you cannot think
You won't be around tomorrow so take off while you can.
And if you like manipulation it's there inside, inside your hand.

Forget all the other ones.
They're the reason that you're here.
You'll get what you want in time but
The quick way is not clear.
And it just might take you half your life...
But then eventually you'll get to be
Mechanic mechanical.

Is it smart to be so smart or is smartness really dull?
I don't want to know so much because it's not exceptional.
I.Q. is an overrated indicated of wits.
I prefer to think of intelligence as a bulletin board,
Board of clips.

Forget all the other ones.
They're the reason that you're here.
You'll get what you want in time but
The quick way is not clear.
And it just might take you half your life...
But then eventually you'll get to be
Mechanic mechanical.

You wish you could be just like all the actors that you see.
Well, they would like to trade places with you
Cuz their lives aren't what they seem.
If you feel that your own scenario doesn't suit you well
You'd better stop looking for answers
Cuz there are none there.
There are none there.

Forget all the other ones.
They're the reason that you're here.
You'll get what you want in time but
The quick way is not clear.
And it just might take you half your life...
But then eventually you'll get to be
Mechanic mechanical.
Track Name: This Is Logical Thinking (first recording)
No I won't feel all right
When all the things that you're saying
Are things you heard on the TV.
It surprises me
When a transmitter creates all the things that you hear and sea
In a sea of your very own philosophy.
It's too bad but I'm glad
And there's no reason to lie...
I won't lie anymore.

There are too many brands
Of products to choose from.
We never can use them all.
You're too sensitive
And you should be more inventive
Unless you can think of how to excel
In this ocean full of homo males...
Anyway I must say
Psychology gave me a reason to give up hope.

I was young.
I was old.
I was an English mathematician long ago.
But I've changed.
And it's strange to envision the cycles we live are a joke.
Can't you see?
It's a logic full of anarchy.
And we kill to excite
All the people so bored that
They never could notice
This.
Track Name: Working For Her Kind
Ms. DeSalle comes into the store
Wondering how she can be sure.
I can tell her what to say and what has now gone underway but
Ms. DeSalle just cannot afford to see
Mr. Ford.

Can you see the lightning striking you
As you leave the store?
Would she go to see the officer?
Once again I'm bored.

But I see us buy each other's time.
Would you be afraid that you might end up
Working for her kind?

I won't do that.

Strangely how breezes make the wind.
Blowing just now and making sure.
There are things to give and take
But somehow they just always break and
Strangely how breezes make the wind.

You rise and descend.

Can you see the lightning striking you
As you leave the store?
Would she go to see the officer?
Once again I'm bored.

But I see us buy each other's time.
Would you be afraid that you might end up
Working for her kind?
Would you be afraid that I might see us
Buying people's time?
Would you be afraid that you might end up
Working for her kind?
Track Name: They'll Show You Who's Won Now
Where have the molden children gone?
Where have they gone to now?
Lead them away and tell not to turn o'er your lives.
It's very hard.
And don't be surprised when they come
While you're thinking of taking them off.
You've got a distorted view of humanity.
It is and it was.
But it never was.

And if you think they've leaving
They have not gone away.
You may wake up to find them here
With your head in their hands...
They'll show you who's won now.

What do you think you're doing now, now?
What are you doing now?
Lead me away and tell me not to turn o'er your lives.
It's very hard.
And I thought you'd be something more
Than I ever thought you could be.
You're just a mutated being that I wanted once.
It is and it was.
But it never was.

And if you think they've leaving
They have not gone away.
You may wake up to find them here
With your head in their hands...
They'll show you who's won.

And if you think they've leaving
They have not gone away.
You may wake up to find them here
With your head in their hands...

They'll show you who's won now.
They'll show you who's won now.
They'll show you who's won now.
Track Name: Not A Pretty Picture
I can't see the sky.
I only open my eyes wide.
Selective perception is a useful device to screen everything.

I used to think about life in a funny way.
"A pedestal will make you fall if you stand on it too long."
I used to ponder all the time over things
I felt were wrong.

It's not a pretty picture for anyone I see these days.

A frame leads your eyes
Into a previous time...
You travel from moment to moment
But you'll always be here in familiar past tenses...

If I followed you there would I ever know
What year it is?
I was hoping you would keep up with that for now.
So back and forth we keep traveling and
It's nice you're feeling well.

Well it's not a pretty picture for anyone I see these days.
And there is not a pretty picture
On any wall I see
These days.

I want to seem like my ancestors seemed so many years ago.
I'm stuck in time but I'm trying
To find my way back home to you.
You.

You'll meet me at ten.
I'm still remembering when
We traveled (so far).
But now everything has come to an end (uh) end (uh).
We still have an option but it won't be so popular.

Now I'm looking ahead as I look behind.
I'm finding it's much easier to stay where I am this time.
It wears me out to be wearing clothes
Fashionable in 1993.

I saw this picture exposed
So many years ago
And it's developing.

But where were you,
You in the scene?
You're not in the place you were then.

Where were you?
Where were you?
Track Name: Politics, Politics, Politics
My government doesn't make any sense
But nor does yours so you draw your conclusions.
Take a picture to record the event.
If it suits you I think I would like to see
All of these miserable crazy people
Running their own government.

A president is elected by men
Who've never run things and who never can.
A congress never gives you what you'd expect.
You're rejected and I object to you supporting
All of these miserable crazy people
Running their own government.

I don't want to trust anyone that I don't know.
The power of their minds is so terrifying.
And I wonder if there's something to do when
There's only you and I to obey what they say.
I'm sure that we don't comprehend
The laws and orders we obey.
They're totally out of place.
Does the system we have created bring justice for all?
A circular path takes us where we had started.
We're just a race that's been
Lost in space.

A little girl finds it hard to contain
The regulations in her mother's brain.
She's never certain of what she should expect.
She's safe and sound in her belief that she will grow up to join
All of these schizophrenic dizzy people
Running their own government.

I see myself as a regular man.
I borrow things and I always return them.
If give and take is such a positive state
Don't take advantage of this or I will start ignoring
All of these schizophrenic dizzy people
Running their own government.

I don't want to trust anyone that I don't know.
The power of their minds is so terrifying.
And I wonder if there's something to do when
There's only you and I to obey what they say.
I'm sure that we don't comprehend
The laws and orders we obey.
They're totally out of place.
Does the system we have created bring justice for all?
A circular path takes us where we had started.
We're just a race that's been...

Lost in space.
Track Name: Remember and Forget
Remember disco?
Remember glitter?
Remember punk rock?

Remember all of these things.
Now forget all these things.

Remember hairstyles?
Remember movies?
Remember new wave?

Remember all of these things.
Now forget all these things.

You can like this and
I can like that
And we can get together
Now forget about
That.

Do you
Remember video?
Remember Christmas?
Remember Easter?

Remember and forget.
Remember and forget.

Are we listening to lyrics in songs?

Oh so safe to be left behind.
Trying never to be undermined.
Well that's as long as it took.
Refer to actors for styles.

You can like this and
I can like that
And we can get together
Now forget about
That.
You can like this and
I can like that
And we can be so happy
Now forget about
That.
You can like this and
I can like that
And we can be so happy
Now forget about
That.
Track Name: Pop Idols
Are the successes we're seeking
Results of our reading
And are the lifestyles we project our breeding?
You may find that this success
Depends upon your views.

You pay attention to detail.
Avoid paying retail.
Put coins in a slot.
It reminds me of trained seals.
This reward is down an avenue
Where you were born.

And I don't want to be alone
But you're not like I thought you would be
When you're hearing me.
Alone you'll always be.
It never goes the way you suppose.
We will always be alone until we learn that
To be only one is a shock in itself.
You need somebody so you look to me for help
But we never can be what you want us to be until
Pop idealism fades and
Pop idols go away.

I wish I were a financier, a legal aid counselor,
A franchising businessman franchising millions.

Forge the value of striving, the struggling syndrome.
Get out of your bed and stand
By the window.
Do you get the point?
I want to tell you but
It's hard somehow.

And I don't want to be alone
But you're not like I thought you would be
When you're hearing me.
Alone you'll always be.
It never goes the way you suppose.
We will always be alone until we learn that
To be only one is a shock in itself.
You need somebody so you look to me for help
But we never can be what you want us to be until
Pop idealism fades and
Pop idols go away.

To be only one is a shock in itself.
You need somebody so you look to me for help
But we never can be what you want us to be until
Pop idealism fades and
Pop idols go away.
Track Name: Puzzle
I must be acting purely out of frustration.
A mood will come and then soon be gone.
There is a weakness in me
But there is no weakness in you.
Time is going rather slowly now.
It's time to disagree.
Do you know where you'll be tomorrow?
You'll have to wait...

I'd like to talk with you
Much more than to touch you.
I don't need physical strokes
From your kind.
You can relax around me
But I cannot relax around you.
I want compassion but I can't allow
My feelings to show through.
Will it still be the same tomorrow?
You'll have to wait...

Oh I must be acting purely out of frustration.
A mood will come and then soon be gone.
There is a weakness in you
But there is no weakness in me.
Time is going rather slowly now.
It's time to disagree.
Do you know where you'll be tomorrow?
You'll have to wait...

You'll have to wait and see.
Track Name: Escapes (first recording)
You're so caught up in the news
That you've forgotten what you think.
It is important for you
To know what happens every day.

But this is really something new.
And the news can make you great.
When you sleep you seem awake.
Publications make you greater.

Let's get involved in odd sports
So we'll forget that we are sad.
Some of us don't understand it
And it slowly drives us mad.

But this is something that we need.
Block your mind out for a while.
Try to think of this escape
As a way of being occupied.

So choose the best of these sources.
Get devoured.
Select a fitting escape and
Be entertained for hours.

Let me know
What is what and what is why.
When you have something to hide.
Drugs are mainly used by young adults.
Alcohol is served in restaurants.

Let me know
What is what and what is why.
When you have something to hide.
Drugs are mainly used by young adults.
Alcohol is served in restaurants.
Track Name: Everything Is Going To End
Everybody wants something from you.
I never would have thought it was true.
You run the risk of being eaten bit by bit
And you're never sure of who's using who.

Well if you can find a reason
Let me in on this unknown secret.

Some acquaintances think they know me.
I hardly even know them at all.
I'm quite convinced
That it does not make sense.
It amuses me despite of it all.

Well if you can find the humor
Let me in on it.
And if you can find the reasons
Let me in on this unknown secret.

Everything is going to end.

If it all should stop
Would it start again?
I wonder if the stars in the sky
Could help prevent
This silly imminent event.
If they could
I wonder if they would try.
Well if you came down from heaven
Would you clue me in?
Who really wins.

Everything is going to end.
Track Name: The Instructor Song
Ooo
Can you see the instructor
Handing out his mind
For the benefit of mankind.
And hey, is there something unsaid
To give you a clue
For the benefit of mankind.

The basis of this class
Is pointing to most important facts so overgrown
With ideas you should have known and
The basis of this class
It turning to broken glass.
One piece is cobalt blue.
The sides are uniquely pointed.
The thoughts are somewhat disjointed.
The class is surprised by all you do
With the broken glass.

And why can't I find my position
In the world so vast.
Maybe I was born in the past.
And hey, is there something unsaid
To give you a clue
For the benefit of mankind.

The basis of this class
Is pointing to most important facts so overgrown
With ideas you should have known and
The basis of this class
It turning to broken glass.
One piece is cobalt blue.
The sides are uniquely pointed.
The thoughts are somewhat disjointed.
The class is surprised by all you do
With the broken glass.

Ooo
Visuals and projects help to make you see
What is in the book that you read.
For you to make the connection
Colleges must deal with the printed words
That are real.
Ooo
Can you see the instructor
Handing out his mind
For the benefit of mankind.

The basis of this class
Is pointing to most important facts so overgrown
With ideas you should have known and
The basis of this class
It turning to broken glass.
One piece is cobalt blue.
The sides are uniquely pointed.
The thoughts are somewhat disjointed.
The class is surprised by all you do
With the broken glass.
Track Name: Sandwich Time For The Smaller Children (first recording)
One of the lines is finally breaking
And two of the lines are drawing together.
Of all the lines I might say this line's mine.
And two of the birds
Are flying beside themselves.
But one of the birds
Was thinking to himself,
"Would she believe this line's in a bird's eye."

I know no one I see
And I see no one that I want to know.
So hold back your heart and think of nothing.

But we'd know what's on the beat
Because I know that's where I must go.
I must go up to another land
Where you won't hear our command.
You won't believe what you won't believe
Until you understand.

She goes she goes she goes.
We go we go we go we go we go.

When there is no life inside of their headroom
They seem to invent the things in their bedroom.
Of all the lines I might say this line's mine.
And two of the birds
Are flying beside themselves.
But one of the birds
Was thinking to himself.
Would she believe this line's in a bird's eye.

I know no one I see
And I see no one that I want to know.
So hold back your heart and think of nothing.

But we'd know what's on the beat
Because I know that's where I must go.
I must go up to another land
Where you won't hear our command.
You won't believe what you won't believe
Until you understand.

She goes she goes she goes.
We go we go we go we go we go.

But we'd know what's on the beat
Because I know that's where I must go.
I must go up to another land
Where you won't hear our command.
You won't believe what you won't believe
Until you understand.

She goes she goes she goes.
We go we go we go we go we go.
Track Name: It's A Snap!
Wake up, get up
And snap into your morning role.
You wash up and then prepare
To snap into your work persona.

It's a snap
To zap yourself
Into the person you need to be.

At work at school
And in the shopping malls
Like a key which opens a lock
We're falling into cultural shock.

It's a snap
To zap yourself
Into the person you need to be.

I know a boy
With friends in every direction.
He seems to be able to greet everyone.
So I asked him how he achieved
His mass popularity.
He told me I'm a mirror
Of my friends.

Reflect, reflect
Your personality to fit in
To the place you are in time
Cuz life is just a nursery rhyme.

It's a snap
To zap yourself
Into the person you need to be.

I know a boy
With friends in every direction.
He seems to be able to greet everyone.
So I asked him how he achieved
His mass popularity.
He told me I'm a mirror
Of my friends.

It's a snap
To zap yourself
Into the person you need to be.

Wake up, get up
And snap into your morning role.
You wash up and then prepare
To snap into your work persona.

It's a snap
To zap yourself
Into the person you need to be.

Reflect, reflect
Your personality to fit in
To the place you are in time
Cuz life is just a nursery rhyme.

It's a snap
To zap yourself
Into the person you need to be.
Track Name: All Grown Up
Don't grow up.
You don't need to
Feel inside
From in your youth.

Grow up.
Don't ever grow up.
It's really not a thrill to pay the pills
In grown up-ville.
Grown ups.
They're not so grown up.
If they were so adult we'd get results
From grown ups.

If you think
About your age
Don't forget
From what you're made.

Grow up.
Don't ever grow up.
It's really not a thrill to pay the pills
In grown up-ville.
Grown ups.
They're not so grown up.
If they were so adult we'd get results
From grown ups.

Can they see the pressure building up.
Is there any pressure good enough.

Grow down.
You need to slow down.
If growing older means
You lose your dreams
Don't grow up.

Don't give up.
Don't lose sight.
Don't grow up.

You don't have to.
Track Name: Bad and Sad
They're giving me the go ahead.
So I will pull away.
Dealing with the people that I meet each day
Makes me want to die today.

I'm dying all the time
While saying hi
So I must close my eyes.
To keep the tears inside
I have to hide.
I won't live for many years.

So they refuse to see the real me.
They are twisting me inside.
I won't cry
Because nobody cares
To see what I'm like inside.

Some people give themselves away.
Some people choose to hide.
I'm finding more and more it's hard to know
In which of them to confide.

So I continue on the same path
To find where I ought to be.
Won't you try
To help me understand these feelings
Of suicide.

And mental health begins with yourself.
Will I ever find a cure?
I'll get by.
I guess it's just a case
Of never quite knowing
Why.
Track Name: World Without Use
You escape my mind but I remember
Where we used to hide when we were younger.
Now I feel the bite of people seeing,
Purchasing themselves
But never being.

But the earth it swells
And keeps on growing
Taking in its grasp
All of our clothing.

We're in a world without use.
I'm in a state of unrest
When you won't give me abuse.
Must be a world without use.

Take a metal bar and thrust it into
Streets you sail upon beneath your point of...
Lights above the streams will guide us into
Channels of a small TV screen that you choose.

But the earth it swells
And keeps on growing
Taking in its grasp
All of our clothing.

We're in a world without use.
I'm in a state of unrest
When you won't give me abuse.
Must be a world without use.
I'm really such a stupid bore.
Can you tell me what I'm living for.

You escape my mind but I remember
Where we used to hide when we were younger.
Now I feel the bite of people seeing,
Purchasing themselves
But never being.

But the earth it swells
And keeps on growing
Taking in its grasp
All of our clothing.

We're in a world without use.
I'm in a state of unrest
When you won't give me abuse.
Must be a world without use.
I'm really such a stupid bore.
Can you tell me what I'm living for.

You're in a world without use.
You're in a state of unrest
When I won't give you abuse.
Must be a world without use.
I'm really such a stupid bore.
Can you tell me what I'm living for.
Track Name: Hide In Fiction's Hands (first recording)
You're not strong
So you need to recharge yourself
And take control of all you see.
See the lights change when you're crossing the street and
Notice I change
When you need to recharge yourself.

But now I wonder if you saw me.
Your face was down.
You wouldn't accept what you'd found.

Hide in fiction's hands.

You're not smart
So you need to educate yourself
And memorize all the charts and graphs.
Hear the voices
They are talking about you.
Hear my voice as it's turning
Into a laugh.

But now I wonder if you saw me.
Your face was down.
You wouldn't accept what you'd found.

Hide in fiction's hands.

We don't want anything that will make us whole.
We don't want anything that lasts.
You can write down all the ideas that make you.
You can write down
As you're starting to write it up.

But now I wonder if you saw me.
Your face was down.
You wouldn't accept what you'd found.

Hide in fiction's hands.
Track Name: Walking Through Doors
I wandered through a door
I'd never seen before.
What was waiting inside?
You've got nothing to hide.

The locks on the doors
Are all different I'm sure.
You've got so many types
That I almost stop trying to
Walk through your door.
Very different from before.

I know it's hard to open.
There is something new and
The light is shining over your head.
If time is only running
Find the time to find it
And when you find it
Nothing is there.

Is there no believing?
Is there nothing to confess at all?
They're saying, "Life is a ball."
Is there value knowing
of the problems growing?
In reality life should be.

I choose to place you first.
The bubble never bursts.
Do the waltz with your ears.
Is that someone I hear.

The path is so plain
That I'm seeing your brain.
You've got so many thoughts
That I almost stop trying to
Walk through your door.
Very different from before.

I know it's hard to open.
There is something new and
The light is shining over your head.
If time is only running
Find the time to find it
And when you find it
Nothing is there.

Is there no believing?
Is there nothing to confess at all?
They're saying, "Life is a ball."
Is there value knowing
of the problems growing?
In reality life should be.

While we deal with stress
We all shall rest
Above the sky
For how it seems
There's one extreme.

A spoken dream.
A spoken dream.
A spoken dream.

A spoken dream.
A spoken dream.
A spoken dream.
A spoken dream.
Track Name: I Want To Live With A Dictionary
Far beyond all the tress and land
Or beyond all the grains of
Sand.
At a dictionary he was seated
Oddly searching for words
Unknown.

Pages of dictionaries
Alphabetically blinding us are a wall.
There is a spot on the wall
Which can be penetrated by some,
Not by all.

By defining all the words he conquered
All the tasks that were assigned to
Him.
When he came to know the dictionary
He believe it was his only
Friend.

Pages of dictionaries
Alphabetically blinding us are a wall.
There is a spot on the wall
Which can be penetrated by some,
Not by all.

Now the man is in seclusion reaching
For his dictionary with both
Hands.
By removing both his phone and mailbox
He cut ties with everyone
Around.

Pages of dictionaries
Alphabetically blinding us are a wall.
There is a spot on the wall
Which can be penetrated by some,
Not by all.

I turn the pages
Indefinitely.
I find bliss in what I read to myself.

One book is balanced
On the top of my forehead.
One is beneath all my toes.
I made a coffee table by rearranging
All of the books in a row.

These books are good to me.
They're all I'll ever need.

I want to live with a dictionary.
Track Name: Breakfast Cereal (first recording)
Oh well I don't seem to care
What you say or you wear.
People act viciously.
But what I want is the thought
That you already know.
People act viciously.

And I, I admit I am malicious at times.
We all have a tolerance that's well defined.
You may seem to think that you don't care.
But that won't get you anywhere.

It's great to live in a world
Full of terror and hate.
People act viciously.
It's sad to see all the news
On the six o'clock news.
People act viciously.

But we, we escape the world in many odd ways.
I know there's a reason for these lonely faces.
You may seem to think
There's no one there.
But there are people everywhere.

And everybody cares about you
If you only want them to.
There's good in three percent of all
So think of them when you choose.

Life is just a breakfast cereal.
Life is just a breakfast cereal.
Life is just a breakfast cereal.
There's a prize in each and every box.

What prize did you get?
It's a zebra.

If we could all buy a gun
And then shoot only one.
People act viciously.
We would have peace on the earth
But is that really worth it?
People act viciously.

But we, we escape the world in many odd ways.
I know there's a reason for these lonely faces.
You may seem to think there's no one there
But there are people everywhere.

And everybody cares about you
If you only want them to.
There's good in six percent of all
So think of them when you choose.

Life is just a breakfast cereal.
Life is just a breakfast cereal.
Life is just a breakfast cereal.
There's a prize in each and every box.

What prize did you get?
It's a happy couple.

You do know.
Do you know.
Don't you know.
You do know.
Do you know.
Don't you know.
You do know.
Do you know.
Don't you know.
You do know.
Do you know.
Don't you know.

Oh well I don't seem to care
What you say or you wear.
People act viciously.
But what I want is the thought
That you already know
People act viciously.

And everybody cares about you
If you only want them to.
There's good in ten percent of all
So think of them when you choose.

Life is just a breakfast cereal.
Life is just a breakfast cereal.
Life is just a breakfast cereal.
Track Name: Three Colon Oh Oh (first released recording)
Tony.

Attach your head
To your fist and swim motion free.
Cut through your abdomen and
Spill helplessly.

Swim motion free.
Spill helplessly.

Tony was the youngest member
Of a gang from Switzerland
And he used to lace paprika
Into all his pots and pans.
Tony is where you are sitting.
Tony is behind your chair.
With your feet you push your chair back.
Tony is no longer there.

But I could never find the
Tony inside me.
Take a little time to
See where you're standing.
If you have the time in
Digital standards
You can call me
Three colon oh oh.

People who are in seclusion
Never get the chance to grow.
Similar to imitations
Of the people that they know.
If the proper line is spoken
Interchange begins to glow.
But the subject in the center
Is the one they never know.

But I could never find the
Tony inside me.
Take a little time to
See where you're standing.
If you have the time in
Digital standards
You can call me
Three colon oh oh.

Nothing is real.

But I could never find the
Tony inside me.
Take a little time to
See where you're standing.
If you have the time in
Digital standards
You can call me

Repetition.

But I could never find the
Tony inside me.
Take a little time to
See where you're standing.
If you have the time in
Digital standards
You can call me

Repetition.

But I could never find the
Tony inside me.
Take a little time to
See where you're standing.
If you have the time in
Digital standards
You can call me
Three colon oh oh.