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Living in the Future EP

by Carpet Farm

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It’s hard to get to sleep when you’re on fire Hard to get to sleep when you’re on fire The problem with burnin’ when you’re tired It’s the problem with burning when you’re tired Smoldering skin and the blood boiling within It’s hot now It’s hot It’s hard to dance when you’re sitting on a wire Hard to dance while I’m sitting on a wire You got arms for wings you’re not a flier Those aren’t wings you got you’re not a flier Fall to the ground with the sky all around You drop now You drop
Hey Danny 02:29
Hey Danny Why did you sell my bike it wasn’t yours Please leave the key and go out the door You can forgive a junkie once he quits But it’s impossible to forget All the things he did in the name of it You’re standing alone At the abyss Giving death a kiss But let the living live I can't preach But I can spit Repeat Hey Danny
Been riding the same train Winding up in the same place Months are filled with the same days And the mirrors are holding the same face just grown a little bit longer Let's go somewhere out of the way Where no one remembers your name Let's go somewhere out of the way Where no one remembers my name We can drive down the back roads Nothing but 50 bucks and a pack of smokes We'll sleep in the backseat Start again with just you and me Chorus
The Future 02:05
Carried a boat down to the river Fired a warning shot across the bow Is it too soon to deliver Or will the invitation wear out Precious cargo of a few souls The river widens and feeds the lake The current rushes out of control Was this a plan or a mistake It is good to be living in the future A million miles per hour under ground So what if it's the end of nature At least we're going out in style The wind pushes us away from shore The buildings are shrunken to dots I can't remember my name anymore I think even my dreams have stopped


Carpet Farm has been recording together since the mid ‘90s when “flip the tape” and “twiddle the pitch knob” were the method. The technique has become somewhat more sophisticated, but the impetus remains the same: to make interesting, creative, and unpredictable songs. Scott Lives in Lawrence Kansas, and Nate lives in Chicago. Living in the Future was recorded at Nate’s house in 10/09, and it is the first official release.



released January 10, 2010

Nate: vocals, synths, patterns, art, etc.
Scott: guitars, percussion/beats, recording, etc.

All songs written and performed by Carpet Farm

Recorded by Scott Walker
Lyrics by Nate Otto

Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service




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Carpet Farm has been recording together for nearly two hundred years.

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