The Paper

from Anhedonia by Harborer

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i was originally gonna call this track "ghostbusters" but i think the copyright might get me somewhere down the line. better to be safe than sorry

the first verse is political yes but i hope that does not decrease your enjoyment of the song. i do not endorse trump but i also do not detest him, i am just telling it like this. if you care about my political views check out my twitter. as for the rest of the song i would like to think that it's just a dumb love song but it can be whatever you want. the "ghostbusters" line did actually happen to me while i was writing the song. except i didn't actually cry. that would be pretty pathetic.

the guitar weirdness was achieved by plugging my pedalboard into my focusrite (usually i just go DI) and using the digitech whammy pedal and the King of Gear's Mini Glitch which is a pedal that emulated the Max/MSP patch jonny greenwood created for Go To Sleep and other songs live. it's a very fun pedal, i like it a lot. king of gear is a good website. go check it out.

lyrics

the paper sits in the driveway
on top of all the others
and i’m sitting on top of my world
the blonde haired man sits on the television
scaring all the mothers
all the while my reality unfurls

do you really think that i could be there
when i’m not anywhere at all
i am so sick of distractions
they’re pushing me off to fall
but don’t think about it

i won’t sell myself so i can hide what you’re really worth
i’d rather slowly jog a couple laps around the earth

what happened to chivalry? the man told me it’s dead
i asked what’s gonna happen to you and me? this is what he said
i’m lying he said nothing of value
he just told me to invest in his startup
i’ve heard about all these pyramid schemes
this one i didn’t know i was part of
my heaven consists of (guitar screeching)
and nothing more nothing less
i don’t know what your heaven looks like
but i bet the i could guess
i was flipping around on the TV and i saw in the guide “ghostbusters”
i swear i’m not misogynistic but when i saw (2016) in the info box i slightly wept and i said

do you really think i could fall
out of love with you
i don’t really think you understand
what my mind goes through
but don’t think about it

i won’t jump in the water so you can help me float
it seems selfish of me to expect you as my boat
the winners and losers in the world seem to be just fine
but i’m just sitting here trying not to lose my mind

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from Anhedonia, released February 22, 2019
ben coates - everything

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Harborer Canton, Ohio

-ben coates
-matthew ryan
-bryce snodgrass

we are three young fellows from ohio that make music that we enjoy and we hope you do, too. everything you hear was done in our basement.

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