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released August 26, 2016



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Track Name: Charles Dingus - Thinking Out Loud
where has my appetite gone?
did my inspiration go and tag along?
and why can't I sleep very long?
why am I obsessed with writing stupid songs?

I can see clearly now
since I got a new prescription for life
and I don't know how to say
much at all anyway

so here's my attempt to recollect
today's thoughts from the indecipherable page

and it seems like every good thing is a bonus
even basic acts
like talking
like saying "hello"

but where did my talent at communication go?
cause I don't know what to say
so I guess I'll say something stupid anyway
Track Name: Charles Dingus - Learning To Babble
damaged thoughts of breathing in the living room
scatter brain memories of public speeches
gutteral laughing sounds coming from my stomach
as the hunger starts to set

callused hands and callused eyes, seen too much hurt
try to express myself through public forums and unremarkable lines
in my poems I try but I'm still learning how to babble

putting words together like an infant in a training car
I was falling yeah
there's an expression I use all the time

I walked into your office with my resignation
the training you provide is less than adequate

cause I can't read your mind
Track Name: Charles Dingus - Anxiety Dream
my anxiety dream was more than it seemed
and I barely woke when the steam came
I was falling constantly
you were speaking near or around me

the tree that gave me air to breathe
will quickly take it
and even faster if the man with a chainsaw gets his way

our relationship ended with a man and a chainsaw
and you
Track Name: Charles Dingus - Take Me Away
I found a heart laying to waste by the garbage truck
I took it home, and patched it up
I had surgery for the fifth time that year
and the moon overshot its orbit
and the tides were near

oh, when I drown
take me away
Track Name: Charles Dingus - Untitled
I will run without a head, like a chicken in a coop
I will research home remedies, and eat up all my soup
I will use these words I know, and hope your ears do work
I have got places to go, and lots of work to catch up on, I know

I will go as long as I can without anyone around
'cause in my own head I get so lost with all the sound
I will go back home, turn out all the lights
find a cosy spot to lie in, I'll lay there for the night
Track Name: Charles Dingus - Can You Hear Me Now?
I was capsized
my brain was squished
on a trip to Bermuda's strongest telecommunications tower

trying to relay a message to your telephone, or your PC screen
whatever I can get through to you on

how's that hearing aide doing you any good when you don't listen to a single word?
I've got good news to share, but you don't care at all

half-way tempted to throw myself in
full-way misunderstood
Miss Communication, just a beauty contest you happened to win

use my engineering skills to enhance the signal
I was lost before I got here, and I need an ear now

Can you hear me now?
Track Name: Charles Dingus - Not Such A Negative Thing
my patience has reached its maximum
I will fall down, asleep
I set my alarm for the next life

I have nothing to fear but my overreactions and their overreactions to mine
I guess I'm just a little preoccupied with my own thoughts

When did that become a bad thing?

I have waited long enough for my chance in your arms
I wore the right shoes this time to treck through my mind

When did that become a bad thing?

turn the speakers up to 11
destroy my eardrums
I march to my own beat anyway

When did that become a bad thing?
Track Name: Charles Dingus - Scatter Brained Dumpster Punk
love me im gross
scattered brained dumpster punk
falling from the clouds
head first to the ground

born in the wrong generation
i am the bi product of a south calorina mutation

falling on the water
body wont sink at all
bobbing up and down like apples
on a hallow's eve winter's night

the snow came down when rain was expected
and i didn't fall for nothing
i was coming home for winter
i was coming home for you
to say I miss you when you're not around
nothing else to say
Track Name: Charles Dingus - Social Gimmicks
here, I've laied it all out for you
scatter-brained content
check out my zine
can you figure out what I mean by Social Gimmicks?

Hi, how are you?
I see you're engaged.
I'm just waiting on the bus

I can't keep up with social history
and current politics
more than two things to keep
my one good eye on
and there's the problem

I can't keep up with social gimmicks

I got a good night's sleep by sleeping through the alarm
on the one day I made plans with
anyone who matters

and can you tell why I can't keep up with social gimmicks

around the corner from my house there's a circus
but the freaks are just two people
they invite me out to laugh at all my interests

should i stay or should i go

can't keep up with social gimmicks

here's my timeframe
for trying to learn how to keep up with you
i'll give you as much as you give
I guess that's not a lot
but I don't know how to deal with social gimmicks