welcome it to the chalkboard: musings on death

by Jaryk

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written and recorded from Sep 2014 - Jan 2016 (except 'Summer 2012,' written & recorded Aug 2012, and 'Cycles,' written over a period of years)
Huge thanks to Orion Fitzhenry, for contributing his gorgeous instrumental to 'Afterword'
Thanks to Chris for contributing ideas for 'Nothing' and xylophone to 'Cycles'
Thanks to Jacob for contributing xylophone to 'Cycles'
Thanks to Joey for contributing ideas for 'Nothing'
Thanks to everyone who helped with this project, everyone who let me harass them for feedback, and everyone who supported me.
Thanks to everyone for listening.


released January 21, 2016

album and album art by
micah schoell



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Track Name: Everyone
Myself is a collection
of bits and pieces of information
A library for social situations
prompted to be brought out and read

You're only who you think you are
We're all in the drama
I know how you act, so just play your part
Shut up, shut up

I'll sleep in the ocean
Any wave I cannot change I just accept
I wonder what makes you keep your distance
I'd rather miss you than be indifferent

No one really knows just who you are
You don't talk to me anymore, but
I know how you act, so just play your part
Shut up, shut up
Track Name: Summer 2012
"stand with your lover on the ending earth-

and while a(huge which by which huger than
huge)whoing sea leaps to greenly hurl snow

suppose we could not love,dear;imagine

ourselves like living neither nor dead these
(or many thousand hearts which don't and dream
or many million minds which sleep and move)
blind sands,at pitiless the mercy of

time time time time time

-how fortunate are you and i,whose home
is timelessness:we who have wandered down
from fragrant mountains of eternal now

to frolic in such mysteries as birth
and death a day(or maybe even less)" -e.e. cummings

"i shall imagine life
is not worth dying,if
(and when)roses complain
their beauties are in vain

but though mankind persuades
itself that every weed's
a rose,roses(you feel
certain)will only smile" -e.e. cummings

"For what they’d never told me of,
And what I never knew;
It was that all the time, my love,
Love would be merely you." -Rupert Brooke

"It was all so sad; it was all so beautiful, too." -Kurt Vonnegut

"I used to think that love was dying. But love is living." ___

"We accept the love we think we deserve." -stephen chbosky

To every star and back; to every planet in this astral plane; to Titan; to whatever's out there, to you, aside film redbluegreen, to you in the universe: good luck out there.
Track Name: Afterword
Welcome it to the chalkboard.

Stop your limbic motion just a moment
and put it on a graph
Wait a second for the second laugh
Retire it when you're older

Take a sip and follow it through
Good luck my students and friends
Numbers can't lie and you cannot pretend
The product is a difference in you

I don't want to wait anymore
I don't care anymore
I've answered your questions
and here is the proof

Welcome it to the chalkboard.