Lethargy

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This track features Matthew Morden on background vocals. He also created the pedal noise toward the end.

The scenario's nothing new, trying to work and feeling instantly exhausted. You know how much there is to do if you want to make a difference, but for one reason or another you can't bring yourself to do it. You push yourself harder and harder every night, but the results remain the same; staring at the walls and trying to muster up a single ounce of motivation becomes an increasingly arduous task. "I'll dream up something good," "tomorrow's the day, I can feel it'" "there's nothing I can really do right now that will help that much." We all face the feeling of overwhelming adversity in one way or another, but by allowing pessimism and (even momentary) defeatism to disengage us from our endeavors as a whole, we jeopardize our own future involvement with our current endeavors by essentially telling ourselves that we can't be part of something we hold in such a high regard. There's a difference between self awareness of quality and exclusive perfectionism. Now will always be the time for action, we can't stay bogged down by our own distractions. It may hurt our egos, but we have to stay involved with ourselves and each other despite that. There's no power in lazily waiting around for something to change.

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Awake and staring at the walls as
unfulfilling as it sounds
I cannot concentrate
On anything outside of my own growing lethargy

(I'll) just try
To close my eyes and sleep
And sleep

The foundation of my slumber
Hinges on what could be done instead
Of laying my head down
and wondering what thoughts it will evoke

Though it wont amount to much
Since I've already dreamed

Sweet dreams of love and light
And everything ambiguous that I want

What I need's action not lullaby
Not passive passion

Pushing past my Mismatched reaction
Detaching from distant distractions

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from Plasticity, released February 22, 2014

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Watabou is the amalgamation of extensive electronic programming, punishing physical externalization, subconscious realization, and constructive manipulation of myself and my art. It is the peak of my artistic externalization and I hope you understand and enjoy it for what it is. ... more

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