A Fish Out Of Water

by Scott Anderson

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about

These songs came about during a period in my life where I really didn't have a clue what I was doing, or what I was supposed to be doing. I'm not sure that that's changed a whole lot, but I know that I'm in a much better place, thanks to my family and loyal friends. I wasn't planning these for release, but since they capture an image of a time that was so negative, it's nice to essentially rid myself of them, and set them out. Looking back on it, they might help my friends understand why I was how I was.

Onwards and upwards.

I hope you enjoy. Scott x

credits

released July 8, 2016

Acoustica Beatcraft, bass guitar, electric guitar, Kaossilator, keyboard, MIDI, programming, vocals: Scott Anderson

Lyrics: Scott Anderson

Production and mixing: Scott Anderson

Mastering: Scott Anderson

Artwork and design direction: Scott Anderson

Photography on album cover: Brendan Holbeach

Special thanks to: Dandelion Tea (Mary-Anne, Jordie, & Neil), Brendan Holbeach, Diane Anderson, Hope Anderson, Ian Anderson, and all of my friends and family.

© 2016 Scott Anderson (All rights reserved.) Any unauthorised reproduction of this recording is prohibited by law.

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Track Name: final_form
Took a ride
To where we were hungover
And we all collapsed
And fell when we were sober
I'll remit - another fucking lesson learned

I chose to
Remain behind the outline
With all the
Leaves blocking all your sunshine
I'll commit - another bloody battle scar

When the rain comes back around
Drop your arms and hold your ground
When the rain comes back around
Drop your arms and hold your ground

Took a side
When we were almost over
And we all regret
And realise that we wanted more
I'll back down - another fucking lesson learned

I chose to
Remain behind the skylight
With all the
Frozen glass blocking all the moonlight
I'll show it - another bloody battle scar

When the rain comes back around
Drop your arms and hold your ground

Ooooooooooooooooooooooh
Ooooooooooooooooooooooh
Take your form
In form

When the rain comes back around
Drop your arms and hold your ground
When the rain comes back around (Take your form)
Drop your arms and hold your ground (In form)
When the rain comes back around
Drop your arms and hold your ground
Track Name: Health Foods
What I think I need
And what I need to think
Are too different
I wanna breathe
I wanna eat
I wanna friend
I wanna mate
I need to live
I want to kill

I want it to implode
I'll watch as I erode

Release me
Let me be
I'm in the grip of a mutant being and I cannot wriggle free
I can't even see myself anymore

I want it to implode
I'll watch as I erode

So come on back
Just come back to me

I want it to implode
I'll watch as I erode
For thought, I need more food
Track Name: 19
I left that time alone in the back of my car
Moving in, getting stout, whilst the old of us die out
Another memory fades inside of my heart
There must be a different way, but it’s saved for a new day
Tried and tested diseases of the flesh
Leaving us to our doom, with the young locked in their rooms
Listen now and listen well
Life speeds up and goes to hell
Leave behind those wasted years
‘Cause the end draws ever near

Coming out of
The conversation
Leaves little time for preparation
So long ago now
I don’t know now
It’s all speeding to an end so take a bow

I see the rain fall on an empty plain
Pouring down, running out, unable to stop the drought
Make the call when you can no longer stop the pain
19 now, 19 then, but our lives remain the same
Listen now and listen well
Life speeds up and goes to hell
Leave behind those wasted years
‘Cause the end draws ever near

Coming out of
The conversation
Leaves little time for preparation
So long ago now
I don’t know now
It’s all speeding to an end so take a bow

Move on up the bench
They’re coming to take over
Siting on the fence
Will get you nowhere

Coming out of
The conversation
Leaves little time for preparation
So long ago now
I don’t know now
It’s all speeding to an end so take a bow
Coming out of
The conversation
Leaves little time for preparation
So long ago now
I don’t know now
It’s all speeding to an end so take a bow
Track Name: Unhappy
We're unhappy in a place filled with doubt (and we)
Hear the notice drag along the ground (so we)
Follow echoes from the home that's in the clouds (and we)
See a baby with its thumb in its mouth

It's alright
It's okay
We're the same
Anyway
It's alright
It's okay
We're the same
Anyway
It's alright
It's okay
We're the same
Anyway
It's alright
It's okay
We're the same
Anyway

(We) learn to fear the things that we won't understand (and we)
Plant a flag on every sun and moon and star (we are)
Scared of mind and soul, the blood that's in our veins

It's alright
It's okay
We're the same
Anyway
It's alright
It's okay
We're the same
Anyway
It's alright (unhappy)
It's okay
We're the same
Anyway
It's alright (unhappy)
It's okay
We're the same
Anyway
Track Name: Freeflow
-Instrumental-
Track Name: Fish Out Of Water
Before the dried up lake
We take our fills and congregate
Take flight on the screen
Walk on water, split the sea
Take those who say they're free
We read it in a book we burned
All you need is me
The water's gone, the tide has turned

It's all been seen before
It's all been seen before

Fish out of water cannot breathe without the will of another, another

Before we meet our end
We kill each other and cannot mend
Burned onto the screen
In your death an image of me
Take those who say they're free
We read it in a book we burned
All you need is me
The water's gone, the tide has turned

It's all been seen before
It's all been seen before

Fish out of water cannot breathe
Track Name: Don't Go
It's all okay when
You feel safe
But there's another part of you
I can't embrace
Follow me into
Nothingness
Laziness is a side
Of distress

I am a truth that needs to lie
I sometimes wait for it to die
It leaves itself blind and shy
I am a truth that wants to cry

Don't go
Don't leave me
I know
Life's easy
Take hold
You'll feel it
Your love
I need it
Don't go, don't leave me alone

All the stories that you hold
Are amiss
The nights we spent together
Too long to list

I am a truth that needs to lie
I sometimes wait for it to die
It leaves itself blind and shy
I am a truth that wants to cry

Don't go
Don't leave me
I know
Life's easy
Take hold
You'll feel it
Your love
I need it
Don't go
Don't leave me
I know
Life's easy
Take hold
You'll feel it
Your love
I need it

Don't go away and leave me on my own
If we're not the same, it always shows

Yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Track Name: Too Little, Too Late
Too much to do, too late to start
Too much to choose, let's be apart
Too little done, too late to start
Gone from my head but not my heart
Track Name: Closer
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Pull another tale and then some
Gratuitous images come
Resurfaced but long forgotten

The core shrivels because it’s rotten
Education lost verbatim
Stare directly into the sun
While the mist disappears, I’ll be in the epicentre

Come back for some more of your “fun”
No thinking, shoot first with your gun
Making up a new religion
While the windows clear out I’ll be sitting here just waiting on you

Many make the strings come undone
The truthful answer is really: one
Stay intact when you are still young
While the mist disappears, I’ll be in the epicentre

Smile, shun, start

Oooooooohhhhh

Boxing up all of our children
Orders lost inside affection
Fighting my indoctrination

Many make the strings come undone?
The truthful answer is really: none
Stay intact when you are still young
While the mist disappears, I’ll be in the epicentre

Pull another tale and then some
Gratuitous images come
Resurfaced but long forgotten
While the windows clear out I’ll be sitting here just waiting on you

The core shrivels because it’s rotten
Education lost verbatim
Stare directly into the sun

Hey! I don’t mind what you say to
Day! I can’t mind anyway
Hey! My my, I’m lost in our death
Now! I see how much you've cost me
Hey! I don’t mind what you say to
Day! I can’t mind anyway
Hey! My my, I’m lost in our death
Now! I see how much you've cost

I hold my breath and I take in all the wars and all the killings. How can I believe that we need forgiveness from our own deeds? How long before world war 3? How long before they’ve even brainwashed me? Mishaps, misfires and misshapes - I create to put off my own fate

Hey! I don’t mind what you say to
Day! I can’t mind anyway
Hey! My my, I’m lost in our death
Now! I see how much you've cost me
Hey! I don’t mind what you say to
Day! I can’t mind anyway
Hey! My my, I’m lost in our death
Now! I see how much you've cost me
I don't mind what you say to, to you
Track Name: Ceaseless Reconstructions
Ceaseless recon
Taking your place, man

Ceaseless recon
Building the patient

Ceaseless recon
Killing the ancient
Track Name: An Exercise In Boredom
-Instrumental-
Track Name: Visioner
Feeling miserable
Comes with the deal
Wired to the brain of an animal
Circled in misdeeds
I know that I’ve let you down
So I’ll stop

One step over the edge is all that I will ever need to leave you

It’s been so long
Since I’ve needed your help
I left long ago
To be by myself
Now I have crawled on back
On my dirty limbs
And I can never attack
My insulate

One step over the edge is all that I will ever need to leave you

Visioner
Visioner
Visioner
I need to think, I need to think, I’m lost in time, I need to plan, to be… (a man)

One step over the edge is all that I will ever need to leave you
One step over the edge is all that I will ever need to leave you
Track Name: 24/7 (II. Harmony)
Lifeless and bleeding
Fantasy fleeting
Since you disappeared from my sight
What could be next?
Whatever is best
Something to make you smile
Breathe a sigh of relief
And hail to the thief
You had made in your mind
Escape from the city
Where it's joyful and pretty
We've ran burdened for miles

The whole world turns in on itself
While you've taken only a breath
I would give you my everything if I could
But there's nothing left

Who would have thought we'd be here?

I know nothing, I hear nothing
But I hope that you're doing just fine
Not every person would never stop trying
When they know that the fun's left behind

The whole world turns in on itself
While you've taken only a breath
I would give you my everything if I could
But there's nothing left
The whole world turns in on itself
While you've taken only a breath
I would give you my everything if I could
But there's nothing left
Track Name: _final_formation
Take your form
In form
When the rain comes back around (Take your form)
Drop your arms and hold your ground (In form)