Synth Camp

by Children of the CPU

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An album of misfit songs.

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released October 1, 2015

Veronica Rossos - vocals and soul

Cameron Shay - bleeps and bloops, sad vocals, guitar strummer, melodica-player, part-time lyricist, producer

David Eby - part-time lyricist, part-time vocalist, melody-maker

Mastered by Fedge at www.fedge.ca

Cover painting by Cameron Shay

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Track Name: Days Like Golden Honey
If I find a field of flowers
Will you run away with me?

And you will always find me
Flying along
Flying along
Flying along
With you

Pirate ships and bumble bees
And misty Bigfoot mysteries
Twilit skies and railway lines
Leading to empty towns and empty streets
Secrets whispered at sunrise
Stolen glances and dragonflies
Riding bikes with banana-seats
Sun at my back, and days like golden honey

Safe and warm by the fire
I'll play guitar if you sing along
The fire's dying out but I'm not tired
Tell me a ghost story, we'll stay up all night

Mossy trees and moonlit streams
Northern lights and butterfly dreams
Pixies, gnomes, and dragon bones
Treasures found playing hide and seek
Secret wishes at sunrise
Stolen kisses and damselflies
Stormy eyes reflect tranquil seas
Sun on my face, and days like golden honey
Track Name: Raverz4Ever
Watched you dancing, your arms swinging side to side
Caught me staring, your eyes daring me to smile
The music is blaring, you've got the moves, you've got the style
Caught me smiling, it's too late to run and hide
You're a charmer, I caught that twinkle in your eye
Must be lucky, never dreamed a buy like you would come in to my life

It's a Friday night and the music's alright
Gonna rave on 'til the light of dawn
Now is the time, the stars are aligned
Gonna throw down 'til the cops shut us down

Raver boy, feel that beat in your toes
Raver girl, feel that beat in your bones
Raver boy, feel that beat in your heart
Raver girl, feel that beat in your soul

You fill my days with sunshine
You fill my life with joy
You fill my heart with music
My magnificent raver boy

You fill my days with sunshine
You fill my life with joy
You fill my heart with music
My magnificent raver girl
Track Name: Another Night at the Royal Unicorn Cabaret
I've thrown everything I know
Into this volcano
So I don't understand why
Nothing ever changes
What's left to idolise?
Raise your Walkman to the sky
And let's go
Let's go!

This is not as fun as it was in 1983
This place is full of hipsters for as far as the eye can see
This is not as fun as you had made it out to be
This place is full of simpletons, or maybe it's just me

Take what you think you know
And throw it out the window
I act tough but I can't do this on my own
This scene is fading fast
This buzz ain't gonna last
So let's go
Let's go
Let's go!

This is not as fun as it was in 1983
This place is full of posers for as far as the eye can see
This is not as fun as I had hoped that it would be
This place is full of simpletons, or maybe it's just me
Track Name: Benevolent Monsters
Whenever you get a chance
I anxiously await your reply
Even if it's just to tell me that you liked the tape I made
Even if it's just to tell me that you're having a bad day
Because even if your life isn't perfect
It's surely better than mine
P.S. I miss you

You were a skeptic from the start
And I was a hopeless dreamer

I heard you moved back in with your Mom
Back to your room with all the D&D posters
Where we spent countless hours
Dreaming of a magical world full of benevolent monsters

I stole a kiss on your seventeenth birthday
You took my hand and smiled at me sweetly
The summer days were wiled away
And anything seemed possible on those warm summer nights

You were clumsy with my heart
And I was a hopeless dreamer

This is as far as I go
Beyond here there be dragons

At the end of a dock
On a looking glass lake
I brushed the hair from your face
Under firefly skies
And in that fleeting moment
Together alone
I knew when I opened my eyes
You'd already be gone
Track Name: After School Special (World of Math mix)
What's left of us?
We're just a big mistake
There's nothing more
For anyone to have

Here I am
Here you are
Take it slow for now

I think math can set us free
If we are brave enough
No emotion in the way
And there is just one answer

One accident
In this whole universe
Who gives a damn?
We're too small to be seen

Here I am
Here you are
Take it slow for now

I think math can set us free
If we are brave enough
No emotion in the way
And there is just one answer

The atmosphere
That surrounds this place
Your empathy
Is too big to be seen

Here I am
Here you are
Take it slow for now
Track Name: Straylight
There are odd things afoot tonight
In the Villa Straylight
A stranger in the corridors
Subterfuge by candlelight

There are odd things afoot tonight
In the Villa Straylight
You had help
From a ghost
Wintermute

Playgrounds hung in space
A castle in orbit over Babylon
Cowboys in cyberspace
To summon a demon you must know its name

There are odd things afoot tonight
In the Villa Straylight
Three notes high and pure
A true name

A seamless universe of self
An experiment in virtual immortality

You had help
Track Name: Astoria
Twenty-four steps to your door
Three flights up to your suite
You leant me an old pair of slippers
And slipped on and old L.P.

We danced in your kitchen
Then you made us some tea
You showed me a magic trick
That you had been practicing all week

Fools and phoneys didn't stand a chance
Your magic tricked me every time
If you were looking to steal my heart
Well you picked the perfect night

Thirty-nine steps from your floor
Twenty-four steps to the street
The last time I'll smell your perfume and cigarettes

Shift in to third gear
Follow the sound of the sea
I'll ride around all night if I have to
And let the wind erase you from me

Your magic wore off in time
Some things just aren't worth the fight
If you were looking to break my heart
Well you picked the wrong night