SWARF

by Van Hunt

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swôrf/
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noun: swarf
shavings of stone, metal, or other material produced by a machining operation, or similar subtractive (material-removing) manufacturing processes.

when i write, i often shave one song out of several song ideas. after completing my last album, 'The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets.', i felt the left over material was strong enough to stand as a collection. listen to SWARF wherever music is streaming, or on my website.
*Released on 12/16/15

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released December 16, 2015

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Track Name: BILLIE
Billie, the pleasure of your company
That's what I need, that's what I need.
Turn on your siren for me.
Billie, I want you to wail, sacrifice yourself
...'til there's nothing left of you to sale

What good would a good girl be in my wet dreams?
I'm the captain of this relationship
And we're sailing on my fantaSEAS.
In the pleasure of your company.
Weeping willow, there you are.
That's what I need, that's what I need.
Weeping willow, there you are.
The pleasure of your company.
Weeping willow, there you are.
That's what I need, that's what I need.
Billie, holiday and night for me.

What good would a good girl be in my wet dreams?
Can a good girl be good in the sheets?
I'm the captain of this relationship
And we're sailing on my fantaSEAS
In the pleasure of your company.
Weeping willow, there you are.
That's what I need, that's what I need.
Weeping willow, there you are.
The pleasure of your company.
Weeping willow, there you are.
That's what I need, that's what I need.
Billie, holiday and night for me.
Track Name: SHOW YOUR TEETH, FOX
Show your teeth, fox
And, I'm just trying to make you smile.
And there we go, challah
(2X)

Nitro (nitro), we go on count of fo'
Down to Division
The lightpole (lightpole) we touch and come back home
The last 1's a dirty ni**a
Psycho, he troll the baby stroll
Into submission
The white h* he sold for yellow gold
Without her permission

Might know a few fightin' words, just sloganeering
Don't hold onto your old school clothes from Elder-Beerman
That ol' department sto' from Dayton, OH can't hear me
(nitro) Nitro, we go on count of fo'
Hit yo' ignition
Track Name: HEARTS MADE OF AIR
One foot on the earth, one on the moon
Tied together like birthday balloons
...with hearts made of air, with hearts made of air.
Girl, we're flying...
This is where we wanna be
...blowing in the wind, exposed to the elements.
Girl, we're flying.

POP
We're falling, falling to the ground
I stopped when I saw how far we'd fallen down
Oxygen blew us back in orbit again
And we dance, forever hangin' on a string

One foot on the earth, one on the moon
Tied together like birthday balloons
...with hearts made of air, with hearts made of air.
They tried to kill our high.
But, this is where we wanna be
...blowing in the wind, exposed to the elements.
They tried to kill it...

Drop
Enthusiastically climb back to the top
...where the air is of a foreign kind.
Pressure only brings out the best in us.
I put you under my skin like a love splinter.

(repeat chorus)

This fragile existence tries to pull until we break
Her fingerprint left a smudge on our cape

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: INFRARED
You want me, deep inside...infrared desire.

Shining.
Track Name: I DREAM ABOUT CANDY
I dream about Candy.
I tell her that I love her
...probably more than she deserves.
But, I want to believe in her.
'Cause I miss her like a school girl
...after her first taste of sugar.

Plug my guitar into her amplifier
Turn my solo up so high.
Let the music be the town crier.
Ooh, she so inspired she took my heart
...and buried it beneath her.
You could feel it beating through her speakers
...the sympathy for my attempts to reach her.
She knew that I needed her.

I dream about Candy.
I tell her that I love her.
Probably nothing she hasn't heard.
But, I want to believe in her.
Even when it hurts
...and the mood is sour

When it dangles it aims to hypnotize.
Said she never worked with such a device.
She liked the cut of its glittering diamond.
Ooh, she was inspired.
Her favorite dinosaur is a thesaurus.
And, it helped me find the words for the chorus.
It will devour her if she ignores them.
She knew that I needed her.

Ooh, I dream about you
...every now and every later.
Ooh, I'm afraid to move.
'Cause I don't wanna wake up.

I dream about Candy
She said I was the one for her.
It's probably nothing more than words.
But, I want to believe in her.
Track Name: I TEST YOUR LOVE (LIKE A FIRE DRILL)
Ooh, I test your love like a fire drill.
Just so I know what to do when it's real.
Ooh, I test your love like a fire drill.
Just so I can hold you close
...and make sure that the exit ain't closed.
Just so I know where to go when it's real.

You electrocute me with your beauty like my first crush.
I've been running door to door trying to find what I'm looking for
...and ooh, it's warming up. But I'm a cautious examiner of love.

Ooh, I test your love like a fire drill.
Just so I know what to do when it's real.
Ooh, I test your love like a fire drill.
Just so I can hold you close
...and make sure that the exit ain't closed.
Just so I know where to go when it's real.

We danced and danced. I forgot about the rhythm
...forgot what I was there to do.
Why do I always shut the door behind me?
I guess that's just what men do
...wanting and slipping off toward the warm plumes.

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: REMOTE CONTROL
The English air is a face eraser.
And, it wears away what matters as our matter fades.
I want to live with you forever.
I wonder if I can in these dark ages.

If I wanna dance with you
If I wanna dance with you
...I have to use my remote control.
If I wanna dance, wanna dance, wanna dance with you, oh
If I wanna dance with you I have to use my remote control.

Fighting over words...bad for your bones.
Like two love birds killing each other over one stone.
But, don't worry...love will return
...with more love that will be gone.

If I wanna dance with you
If I wanna dance with you
...I have to use my remote control.
If I wanna dance, wanna dance, wanna dance with you, oh
If I wanna dance with you I have to use my remote control.

(2X)

Hey, remote control.

And I'll dance with you when I wanna dance with you.
If I wanna dance, wanna dance, wanna dance with you, oh
If I wanna dance with you I have to use my remote control.
Track Name: ROTATE / MY HUNGRY EYES
You'll never lose my love for you. (2X)
I'll be the view outside your bedroom.
Never have to rotate, rotate, rotate without the moon.

Crawl in your corner, away from all your problems.
I'll come shine a light to make the dark run.
Even in the throes of so many options...

You'll never lose my love for you (2X)
I'll be the view outside your bedroom.
Never have to rotate, rotate, rotate without the moon.

I'm in orbit around you.
Each time you move, I move with you.
I'll never lose my love for you.

So, you'll never lose my love for you.

(repeat chorus)

I know I've mines, but I want yours. (2X)
My hungry eyes are bigger than my appetite, oh lord.
Possession is 9/10's of yours.

Ooh, man needs a predator.
He's forgotten where all the bounderies are.
Track Name: ITALIAN MARBLE
Love me, or not at all.
'Not willing to share, to share.
Before and after midnight I called.
You're not there. You're not there.
'Made room for the child in you.
But, tell me what good it do in this moment between
...saturday and sunday?

When we walked on your Italian marble
...and built my heart up with Italian marble.
When you made me fall in love with Italian marble
...you knew one day I'd crawl on your Italian marble.

Suicide is the loss of life...and torture.
Don't tell me I'll be alright, speak for yourself.
Speak for yours.
It's the road some people take when they wake from a fantasy, babe.
When you add the weight of a ripple to a wave.

(repeat chorus)

Crawl up into a ball on your Italian marble.
Track Name: LIPSTICK & A VEIL
Crystal-ball gazing
How long will you keep me waiting?
Until I'm content, listening to you tell tall tales
...through lipstick and a veil?

Art imitate life, but Hollywood failed to reveal the secrets you held.

Serial thriller
...captured by your own mirror.
But, what you give them is trapped inside a tale...a TALL tale.
...through lipstick and a veil.
Art imitate life, but Hollywood failed to reveal the secret you held.

Fugitive moments
I turn my camera on and your face turn to stone.
Listen to you tell tall tales.
...through lipstick and a veil.

Art imitate life, but Hollywood failed to reveal the secrets you held.
Track Name: ADFR
Heard an angel sing.
I ran to the window.
As he spread his wings, I knew then I'd go anywhere that he go.

And he'll sing me off to sleep
...to find a dream for robots.
And I'll rest so peacefully.
My troubles, I will know not.

Black night. Paint fight.
Make it stop.
Make me a machine that has no thoughts.
Catch and release feeling back to the pond.
Mute and unplug my affection.

And he'll sing me off to sleep
...to find a dream for robots.
And I'll rest so peacefully.
My troubles, I will know not.

Reflection is our sentence.
It's a modern luxury, to lament.
Amnesia keep me swingin' like loose anchor.
...traveling the speed of a rumor.

(repeat chorus)

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