Synth Camp

by Children of the CPU

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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
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Raverz4Ever 03:54
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
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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
4.
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
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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
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Straylight 03:12
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
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Astoria 05:11
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

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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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Children of the CPU Vancouver, British Columbia

We are Children of the Central Processing Unit.

We are a Nerdwave duo from the misty Pacific Northwest.

We have analog hearts and 8-bit souls.

We live and record in a treehouse in a rainforest between the mountains and the sea.
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