Living in the Future EP

by Carpet Farm

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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. Former bandmates in Wendigo, Carpet Farm really came to be a dozen years ago when Nate moved to Chicago and Scott remained in Lawrence Kansas. After years of trading files through the mail and the internet and making annual visits to each other's locales, Carpet Farm finally began releasing music in 2010. ... more

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Track Name: Sleeping on Fire
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
Track Name: Hey Danny
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


Hey Danny
Track Name: Out of the Way
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

Track Name: The Future
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