High Fidelity Drag

by Telyscopes

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TrixxStarr Absolutely my pick for Album of 2017. Jack Hubble continues to prove himself to be a master songsmith/Musician taking on all rolls for this albums production. There are so many catchy melody's strung together with thought provoking lyrics that will haunt you even when you'er not listening. While this album has many potential singles that you could pick for playlists, it's best listened to from start to finish as a whole. Put this album on and lose yourself in it! Favorite track: A Prologue Of Sorts / Lost Cosmonaut.
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Recorded entirely on a boss br-800 portable recorder, don't take your computer for granted again.

Loosely inspired by Richard Adams's fantastic 1972 novel, Watership Down.

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released July 14, 2017

Cover painted and photographed by Sonja Kronstedt

All lyrics, music, vocals and instruments by Jack Hubbell (that sound arrogant enough?)

Featuring dream recollection voice memos and/or drunk voicemails from Chris Vincent, Jason Tyler, Charles Pfaff, David Gravagno, and myself.

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Telyscopes Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Weird music you can take bath salts to. Sometimes lo-fi and sometimes not.

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Track Name: Tabby's Star
Powder your face and pinch your cheeks before the dance
Death trimmed in black before you, holding out his hands
White toothy promise of desire drank you blind
Snake in the grass under your bare feet, whistle-blowers watched in disbelief

Come alive
Glowing bright
Like Tabby's star he will
Make out like a bandit in the night

Sleep by your bedside I am holding back the waves
Stand in the cellar I am holding up your grave
With one eye closed and one wide open all the time
So busy singing, you never heard the warning tune and now your noose is tied

Come alive
Glowing bright
Like Tabby's star he will
Vanish like a sunbeam in the dusk before you wake

Out with the old
In with the new
Step after step, you're right on cue
Out with the old
In with the new
Clue after clue: clues only prove that you never really had a clue
Out with the old
In with the new
Vow after vow, you say I do

Come alive
Glowing bright
Like Tabby's star he will
Clip your wings and leave you for the worms
Nails through the wrist of hallow bones
Hannah, your voice is now a ghost.
Track Name: Magnificent Imitator
Magnificent Imitator
You had me completely convinced
That I was talking to myself
And now I'm talking to myself

Your wardrobe doesn't impress me
And if I stripped you fully bare
would you be striking? would you be ugly?
Or would you vanish into thin air?

Money won't buy an identity
And imitation doesn't flatter me

Don't like falsetto? It's just another
One of the voices in your head
What reputation? (Who needs you)
What reputation?

You need Jesus, and medication
You need to find somebody else
Who you can suck from and slowly become
Fill up with blood like a fat leech
Track Name: Ella Apostate
Maybe it's possible to redefine logic
Maybe it's possible if you look the other way
Maybe it's possible if we teach our children
Anything's possible, everything is passable these days
And Ella she walks on tall heels so gracefully through Alexandria
And Ella she glides past windows, jaws dropping every time

Maybe it's possible if we burn our parents books
Maybe it's possible to stop buying drugs from crooks
Anything's possible if you keep an open mind
Anything's possible, everything is passable these days
And Ella she talks with dignity so comfortably to all the freaks she meets
And Ella she knows with a pinch of luck and due time the world will be in her big hands
And Ella she asks her mirror
"Truthfully, which face is really mine?"
And Ella she kills her body for the second time tonight.
Track Name: Delirium Tremens
My rent
Is stupidly cheap but
I still can't eat
I only manage to drink
Each night
I swear it's the last night
I'm sick until noon
When my hands shake and shake

It's a goddamn shame
We don't talk about anymore

When your eyes are on me
I stumble around stupidly

I spend
Too much of my time
Thinking in past tense
Laying in bed.

How does it feel to know that, no matter how tall your seeds have grown, and, no matter what you've etched in stone, that some day, you will be forgotten.
Track Name: A Prologue Of Sorts / Lost Cosmonaut
I see you walking on eggshells and cutting your feet
Given a weight on your shoulders before you compete
The game was called as a tie and nobody kept score
(And now you're) getting answers from scribble on the bathroom stall
But when you're stricken by cancer,
who will you call?
When he steps in the room you'll know you've been called
(Know you've been called back home this time)

Black rabbit of death
Whispers your name, the wind his breath
So long your eyes have been glued shut
And now he's standing in the flesh
Who will you call?
I lived without invisible men
I lived to spite enlightened men
I buried my head in the sand
And woke up in the belly of a whale.

Lost cosmonaut
Floating around
Best seat in the house
Lost cosmonaut
So lonely now
When will you come down?
Track Name: Alcoholics (The Last Drop)
High fidelity drag
Almost as bad as it was the first time
Life can be such a drag
it's never quite as bad as the last time
High fidelity sob
Who wants to change when you know you don't have to
It's Impossible to stop going
Full speed downhill with your break lines cut

I can't change you
Rearrange you
And make somebody new
But you can't change me
Rearrange me
Turn me into you

Sober died in her sleep
Drowned her children when she couldn't drink them
Like holes left in her sleeve
Filled up the room with cheap red wine
Nobody's tears fill the grave
Nobody left roses for the sun to decay
The dogs all wander away
Slip through cracks in storm drains and fences

I can't deal with
I guess I'll have to
Wait it out till the end
I can't change you
Rearrange you
Drag you back from the dead

I live in a void
The floor caved in and the roof was lifted
I became a slave
A man takes a drink and the drink takes the man
Songbird stumbled to bed
Hungry children sang songs and held hands but
Foxes found the nest,
Polished their bones of flesh and feathers

I can't change you
Rearrange you
Make you somebody new
You can't change me
Rearrange me
I wont be like you
I can't deal with
I guess I'll have to
Wait it out till the end
I can't change you
Rearrange you
Drag you back from the dead

Our world is is a black hole
A warren of death
Follow the black rabbit
And breath your last breath

Life can be such a drag
So Drink your sorrows and forget who you are
Cause It's easier to drown
In a world that's already 96% water.
Track Name: The Equator Continued
Fell into the river
Jumped off of the bridge
I won't be a prisoner
I refuse to live

"Our world is is a black hole
An warren of death
Follow the black rabbit
And breath your last breath"
Track Name: Lovely Frida
She's been lying in bed for nearly a year
Inside a snow globe atmosphere
Death grins high above the canopy shade
No one can claim and tame this plague,
and she says
I won't come down for nobody
I won't come down

Mold grows over the sheets placenta was spread
Hip bones that crushed the fetus's head
Blue sky lavender factory bellow below
Smoke rings that signal things to which we may not know in this life
I won't come down for nobody
I won't come down

Deer runs through trees bleeds arrow holes
Dead on the leaves leave food for wolves

Maybe the sun will come out,
the wind will die down,
and you won't blow away.
Track Name: A New Direction
Hey I've got more to say
Hey I've got more to do
I'm not finished living yet
I'm only done living with you.

It's not a resurrection, which would imply that I was previously dead
It's just a new direction: Brian finally got up out of his bed
And here I am
I'm not dead but I'm not ______
I'm not dead but I'm not ______
I'm not dead but I'm not living.
Track Name: My Big Stupid Smile
I just told you the biggest lie and I can never take it back
I just looked into your eyes and sold it as a fact
I just whispered in your ear what I knew you'd want to hear
But I'm only thinking of myself and in a week I'll disappear.
Oh my god, did I really just exploit you? Looks like I'm going to hell if I'm caught

And I can never take it back
I won't ever take it back

Maybe I'm too late
Maybe it's too late
Maybe I'm too late and the reckoner will come my way

I don't love you the way I said I did
I can't love you and I never did
I never did

I just played you the biggest fraud and now I'll stab you in the back
These days my big stupid smile is the only friend I have

Dear old god, I just kissed your son and slain him
The blood on my hands I can never wash clean

And I can never wash it off

Maybe I'm too late
Maybe it's too late
Maybe I'm too late, and my legs are crossed on this cross I'm hanging
Maybe I'm too late
Maybe it's too late
Maybe I'm too late, with my tongue tied and my body buried.
Track Name: Pulaski Hwy
Judas wore an elements t-shirt and cargo shorts
He's always got an argument, yeah he always gets the last word
But he won't hear the last laugh this time

I'm like Freddie Kruger my melodies slice and slash
Kill you in your sleep where you can never get me back
Get me back

Judas wears an elements t-shirt and he's ready for a fight
But his words will never leave his mouth like he'll never leave his house.
Track Name: Anemoi (Long Long Winter)
A flower a skull
A circle a line
What's living must die
And I
I will never be young again

A shiver a wind
Fill sails of our ships
Break corners of lips
Cracked smile, he tells me
Another long long winter is here

Did I overstay welcome again?
Did I bleed you dry?

A quiver a cry
Don't give me that shit
You know you aren't worth it
If I have to lose my life your sins

A mattress a bed
Sheets for November
But will I remember
Who I
Who I stepped all over before I could lay down and rest

Did I overstep my boundaries again?
Did I bleed you dry?

A sunrise of snow
Starting to sink
Black droplets of ink
White whiskers of pink
You might call em chemtrails
But I call them beautiful

I'll take off my tinfoil cap and hide it back under the bed

I'm out my own
And now I can tell
It's gonna be a long long winter this year
Another long long winter is here.