Camp Valentine

by Atom & EV

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1.
Chemistry 03:24
Got an insatiable chemistry; No matter what, we do AND we die. Never get enough of you and me: Truth is the rest of the world is a lie. I'm dancing on the edge of a glass jar. You're swimming on the inside. Swirl it around to get a reaction, Now come together then divide. I've got a formula to figure it out; I'm writing it all down on your skin. Let's stick with the facts that we know: Humans created the concept of s-in-in.
2.
I wasn't made of earth; I wasn't made of fire. Salty water in my veins: It's the blood of my desire. I feel you in the oceans, surges right behind my eyes, Pulling, pushing, they're reflecting stars' alignments in the skies. All the words I speak, sound waves travel low. Oh distorted they can't reach . . . even though I'm close. Wind blows up the waves, but underneath it's so still. Hiding down, down below, how fathomless my will.
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Some parts of me are soft, some parts of me are lean. I'll smile at you fine, but sometimes I'm just mean. You gave me the hiccups, you gave me a rash; You told me I was the one, I gave you all of my cash. I love you just like a dog howling at the moon. Big ball of light up in the sky, but he doesn't know why. We're a complementary pairing And you're in love with you, 'cause that's what you're about. And I'm in love with you too, so I'm glad that all works out. Said we're meant to be, and that it all feels oh so right, Because I shine so fucking fine, if you hold me up to the light. You love me just like a wasp enchanted by the sound Of his own buzzing wings, marvelous things, marvelous wings. We're a complementary pairing.
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Lodestone 03:55
Serious as a heart attack, and just as sudden, Like magnets attract when they get oh so close together, You watch as closely as you like, but you'll never pinpoint The moment when the stick, one to the other. Magnetic fields are invisible to the eye, And you can't see it, but it's happening all the time It's why the earth revolves around the sun. It's how the moon affects the tides. Across the room now, and I couldn't say how. My feet didn't move, but I, I'm standing right here. Other people are in their own orbits around us. Little waves of current are humming in my ears. You wouldn't know it unless there were two. It doesn't happen with one all it's own. It's a naturally occurring field of attraction. All alone I'm just a little cold block of stone.
5.
Send your good intentions out into the ether See that smoke a rising from the surface of the river You never see a shadow in the dark. You're following the beating of his heart. Write his name in fog with your finger in the mirror. When the air gets cold, watch it disappear. You never see a shadow in the dark. Yeah you can hear the beating of his heart. Pick up a rusty penny, slide it in his pocket. Wish real hard, real hard, when he's driving over train tracks. You never see a shadow in the dark. Yeah can't you hear the beating of his heart. You never said you loved. You never said you cried. You never said you wanted, You only said you tried. You never said you loved, Kept it all the inside. Never said you wanted: Well take forever now you've died.
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Well you're so predictable: I know just what you'll do. Do the same old shit, think it's all brand new. Man you're a machine. Programmed primary function: work and drive and eat and screw. Mechanical procreation; prototype version you.2 A universe in synapses/synopsis, all the date in the world, A memory bank of mistakes: you'll do the same as before. You'll sue for peace, You'll lust for war, You'll fight for love, Like every man before.

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released April 20, 2021

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Atom & EV Dallas, Texas

Dallas based torchy vocals-driven noir garage rock with a new wave varnish.

Melodic gritty songs for a three piece-rock band that sound like they manifested out of Lux & Ivy's legendary record collection of early garage rock, exotica, and lo-fi crooning; influences include Tom Waits, Peggy Lee, The Cramps, Blondie, Roxy Music, Buddy Holly ... more

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