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A compilation of music from Boston and beyond.

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released June 26, 2010

All tracks remain the property of the artists who performed them. Compilation created by Abram Taber.

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Abram Taber Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

At the tender age of 3, Abram Taber ripped open a cardboard box with a plastic toy screwdriver to get at the ukulele within.

Throughout the next 31 years of his life, Abram has worked towards that same goal: unleashing sounds with whatever tools are available.
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Track Name: Aloha Sarcophagus - Lilies
We are the lilies growing out of your landfills,
sound from sound separated at birth.
In the dark serrated hands caress
the well-to-do financial analysts.

I'm not afraid of the dark:
the silence just embarrasses me;
the silence comes, encompasses me,
sleeping underneath the coma tree.

We got the skills to pay for the pills.
We got the skills to pay for the refills.
We got the coin to purse your lips.
We got the quills to dip in your oil spills.

Severance is leverage.
Locked in time we pulsate like
twins on the astroturf,
buying out the burnin' up.
Partners in the dance crime.

This is the place where water stands still.
Lilies piling up and growing in landfills.
Track Name: Packrat - Central Corners
I just kinda wanna know where everybody goes
on the days when I wake up alone.
Are there things to do?
Or are you just running 'round downtown?

Do you work?
Do you learn?
Do you wanna know what I do?
No?

I thank you for the corner,
it truly means the world
that this can be my world 'til you get sick of me.
Soon I'll meet you downtown and try to get a job,
but for now I will just be your handmaid.

Yes, I'll clean.
Yes, I'll be
the one to sit and wait around for the right time...
Track Name: Radio Control - Robot Machine
We just got back
from vacationing in Maine
didn't know our computer had a brain

we were scared to see
the wires in jeff's curly hair
but he fought them off with MMA

Robot Machine
Robot Machine
Robot Machine
Robot Machine

you think that it's human
talking to you on the other line
but it's artificial intelligence

who knows if it's evil
or it has our interests in design
but it's still a robot with a plan.

Well, I think I read about it
on Cnn.com
didn't think we'd end up sci-fi cliche

But one things for certain
these machines know how to make us pay
once their masters now their slaves

Masters now their slaves
Masters now their slaves
Masters now their slaves
Masters now their slaves

It's just cause and effect looking at how they've shaped our lives
any basic student will agree

that
the slow push towards takeover started
oh so long ago,
so bow down to robots supreme

Robot Supreme
Robot Supreme
Robot Supreme
Robot Supreme

Our only hope
is that they take a liking
to our lives
and some take us
as their mates
our flesh and their iron skin
will be quite a sight to see
the future robot family...

Robot Family!
Robot Family!
Robot Family!
Robot Family!
Track Name: A Bit Much - Starvation Wage
Far below the Earth where I rest/ no bosom to warm, and no breast
To rest your head unto/ even isolation withdrew

See I can’t live on no starvation wage/ I can’t buy nothing for my rice
You never said that passion pays/ But given long now, the starving artist dies

Somewhere beneath you, you think I’ll always be
But this ground is moving, albeit gradually

Though eunuch I may be/ I’ll wipe you clean subtly
Just as man was took from me/ and woman, held captivity
I have learned the ins and outs/ nonetheless there’s spit in my mouth
For the overseer’s eyes/ even starvation’s overpriced
And as I am not supposed to know/ who has your morality choked
Why else would I have this periscope/ for when mercy has fully eloped
And so they call mercy, mercy/ but he with no ears hears no plea
Beneath you you think they’ll always be
But this ground is moving gradually
Track Name: The Sinbusters - Baghdad Love
Baghdad love, she's livin' under the gun.
She said meet me under the palms,
I'm AWOL at the oasis.
Baghdad love, she's livin'
She's livin' under the gun.
She dreamed that the vultures
Drank the blood of the doves.

I don't think I'll be comin' back around,
Sergeant said we gotta clear this town.
I don't think I'll be comin' back around,
I don't think I'll be comin' back.

Baghdad love, our race is almost run.
Bomb on the street-corner,
Bullet in the desert sun.
Baghdad love, our race is
Our race is almost run.
Saw her under the palms,
But it was just a mirage.

I don't think I'll be comin' back around,
Sergeant says medic, man down.
I don't think I'll be comin' back around,
I don't think I'll be comin' back.
Track Name: Ladderlegs - Weekend Insomniac
I got a case of the simple mistakes
Clenched teeth and these god damn shakes
Gotta sidetrack, track down downtime to save face

Every tooth broken, every tooth aches
I get reminded every time I awake
Won't let me sleep well, well I guess I'll have to wait

'til the upperhand lowers the stakes
So I can make make make my take
And make room for the next step, step up, to be replaced
Track Name: Stephanie Lak - 2,000 Years
I've been tied to this tree
For 2,000 years
It's been snowing
I'm so cold

I met these animals
Thought they were my friends
and they lied to me
Thought they were my friends
They tied me to this tree
Thought they were my friends

It's been snowing for 2,000 years
I've been here tied to this tree for 2,000 years

Tied to this tree for 2,000 years

In these winter woods, I've been here for 2,000 years
Track Name: Matt Flynn - Yashuradoo
i spend a lot of time just waiting in the parkway
i spend a lot more time just thinking out loud these days
you won't believe what i just found in the crawl space
a whole scrapbook of a bunch of better times

like lightening, you kill me and light up my room
all the while, i ignore you're loud annoying friend,
because i don't want to end up an old man with a tattoo
of a heart with unfilled scrolls lying underneath

and i can take your class on transcendental meditation
i can smile and nod at your conceptual art
i can pretend to like a poem, one word: "water"
but you'll never make me write "revolution #9"

i've heard a thousand times that seeing is believing
i guess the eye of this beholder's sort of skewed
can't forget the time that we were almost fighting
said, "you're not making sense"
you said, "yashuradoo"

and i can take your class on transcendental meditation
i can smile and nod at your conceptual art
i can pretend to like a poem, one word: "water"
but you'll never make me write "revolution #9"
Track Name: The Difference Engine - Murmurs
you whisper to me, often in reverse
my dyslexic ear knows when to listen
i have heard this all before
but it often seems new

tell me how to say no
tell me how to stay away
tell me how to say no
to the hallways beckoning me

i have heard this all before
but it often seems new