THE FEW MOMENTS

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This album is dedicated to Adina Verson with love.

CONTACT THE FEW MOMENTS: dignation@gmail.com

Have a look at Michael's other projects (film, theater, design, writing) michaelmcquilken.net

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released October 20, 2012

All songs performed by Michael McQuilken (vocals, drums, piano, guitars, bass, keys, percussion, and programming) with the special guests listed below:

TRACK 1 features Chad Raines on guitars, piano, backing vocals and organ.
TRACK 2 features Jherek Bischoff on bass and guitars.
TRACK 3 features Amanda Palmer on lead vocals and Jherek Bischoff on bass and guitars.
TRACK 4 features lyrics and lead vocals by Ramiz Monsef.
TRACK 5 features backing vocals by Monique Barbee.
TRACK 7 features lead vocals by Adina Verson, backing vocals by Jillian Taylor, and electric guitars by Chad Raines.
TRACK 8 features gang harmonies by Adina Verson and backing vocals by Jillian Taylor and Mickey Theis.
TRACK 9 features Michael Attias on soprano, alto, and baritone saxophones, and Jherek Bischoff on guitars.

Engineered by Sean Boyd (@ artfarm -- artfarmrecording.com ), Chad Raines, Joe A. Bakai & Michael McQuilken.

Written, produced and mastered by Michael McQuilken.

Extra special thanks to our Kickstarter supporters, we love you all!!!

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Track Name: 99 MPH (feat. Chad Raines)
there was something in my drink
the world is spinning...
around and around now I'm stretched out alone

it was offered so I took it
like I always do...
as fast as a glass can shatter

now I feel I'm fading...
feels like I'm fading...

and now I'm locked inside the back of this runaway
I'm asleep going 99 miles an hour

maybe in a fleeting moment
of consciousness...
I can shake enough to make my hands free

feels like I'm fading...

and how I wish that I could stand up and get away
I'm asleep going 99 miles an hour
Track Name: ADINA (feat. Jherek Bischoff)
girl of mine
I wasn’t even alive
until
(you came walkin’ on up)

the whispers in your eyes
they woke up my mind
when
(you came walkin’ on up)

told myself lies
always nervous inside
until
(you came walkin’ on up)

but all the fear just dies
when you’re by my side
since
(you came walkin’ on up)
----
You’re made of everything that’s wonderful
----
and it feels like Kingdom Come
lady where did you come from?
it feels like Kingdom Come
a world I couldn't even dream of has begun
----
girl of mine
you lit up the night
when
(you came walkin’ on up)

now my bones can sing
and my heart can fly
since
(you came walkin’ on up)
----
You’re made of everything that’s wonderful
----
and it feels like Kingdom Come
lady where did you come from?
it feels like Kingdom Come
a world I couldn't even dream of has begun
----
Adina…
Track Name: MAGICFUTUREBOX (feat. Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff)
in my magicfuturebox
I'd kept all you gave me

and as it slept there
growing dusty
I heard it singing

so I...
looked in...

with a sudden wind
all your letters became
snow falling in my bedroom
to the music made
when our laughter had turned to shaking
on the bathroom floor

So i closed it
and i put it back down
but the damage had been done

everything I'd learned to forget
had come home
trapped inside sheets of ice
and these songs
won't go
back to sleep

I can see your hands
reaching up to my face
though I know you're gone

I can hear you
telling me you've made up your mind
that I'm the only one
Track Name: WAR PARTY (feat. Ramiz Monsef)
I built a war machine
and it runs on blood, money, and guns
Let's fire it up.
And we can get down
Around 11 o'clock
and don't stop till we turn this whole world to dust
Now look at us!

This heart is made of metal
Cogs like clockwork
Rust don't settle
Haunting the deep
Like a shark in a reef
and I'm armed to the teeth
So you best not meddle
Gear Solid Snake
I'm Mech
Weapons online
Systems check
Form up like felines
Behind these lines
And I'm Robotech
Iron Giant
Non-Compliant
Ed-209
Deadly science
What's your valence?
Vector? Sector?
Troll them streets like a bridge protector
Hal 9000
Pod Bay Storage
Daisy Daisy
Agent Orange
Grease them hinges
Bolts and rails
Robot army will prevail
Skynet breach
Y'all human goners
Bring me the head of Sarah Conners
Metal masters
Y'all the minions
Trucking on the suckers like I'm Ol' Dominion
It's a stick up
Hands up Sparky!
Robots running things
War Party!

I built a war machine...
Let's fire it up.
And we can get down
Around 11 o'clock
and don't stop till we turn this whole world to dust
Now look at us!

Beat 'em
Join 'em
Pass one down
99 nukes on the wall fall down

Drone 'em
Clone 'em
Hang 'em high
Kill 'em all
When you see the whites in their eyes kid.

Here they come
Bang that drum
War machine
Blood Money Guns

He's the one
Jesus son
Blow you back to kingdom come and
Try to take me
I'm metal plated baby

And all the little grunts on the front lines singin'...
Track Name: MY SISTER (feat. Monique Barbee)
wont you come on back
come home now
my sister

we don't need to fight no more
my sister

we could just let go
just let go

so wont you come on back
come home now
my sister

you're gonna be dead before too long
my sister
we're all gonna be dead before too long

we could just let go
just let go

and you don't need to cry no more

we don't need to fight no more
my sister

we could just let go

wont you come on back
come home now
my sister

why did you go?
Track Name: BOLTE
when I woke my head was
static

everything I should recognize
felt erratic

my bones were not my own
my face was not my own
my body was a stone

and breaking apart I could see my shapes reaching for the sun

with a stutter and a stumble I fell
down

my bones were not my own
my face was not my own
my body was a stone

and breaking apart I could see my shapes reaching for the sun

in the morning
I rose fuzzy
and my head was tilted
lop-sided
missing pixels
a static filled it

my bones were not my own
my face was not my own
my body was a stone

and breaking apart I could see my shapes reaching for the sun
Track Name: NAKED CASH RODEO (feat. Adina Verson, Jillian Taylor & Chad Raines)
Take it,
This melody,
I didn’t really want it anyway.
Silence
Instead
Sounds better on a day like today…

Please say you’ll take it,
You obviously need it more than me,
I’ll be just fine.

Look above
The stars are falling
On to my face with the gold and sterling
A brand new dress of the finest silk
An ivory cup full of honey and milk

Look at me
I’m a whole new girl
Jumping hop-scotch on top of the world
I gave it up
And I started winning
A fist full of metal and new beginning now…

Who knew?

Take it,
My coat,
Protect yourself from the rain.
My shirt and my shoes
Belong to you
I don’t want to have to tell you again…

Please say you’ll take them,
You obviously need them more than me.
I’ll be just fine.
‘Cause everything will be provided as it always has been

Look above
The stars are falling
On to my face with the gold and sterling
A brand new dress of the finest silk
An ivory cup full of honey and milk

Look at me
I’m a whole new girl
Jumping hop-scotch on top of the world
I gave it up
And I started winning
A fist full of metal and new beginning now…

Who knew?

And I just want to give it all away…
I just want to give it all away…

Look above
The stars are falling
On to my face with the gold and sterling
A brand new dress of the finest silk
An ivory cup full of honey and milk

Look at me
I’m a whole new girl
Jumping hop-scotch on top of the world
I gave it up
And I started winning
A fist full of metal and new beginning now…

Who knew?
Track Name: SUPERMODEL (feat. Adina Verson, Jillian Taylor & Mickey Theis)
i don't wanna make just you
with all these bigger fish here too
gonna have to spread myself thin like a supermodel

how could I settle for one
when I was born in this land of fun
and multiplicity?
let me be

(what big arms)
so i need you to pick me up, my dear
(what big scars)
all the better to hide within, my dear
la, la, la...

I thought you was better
but you don't make cheddar
so fella you'd better be gettin' it gone
you got ass for class
you're sass-less
and I'm passin' you on
we didn't have a formal agreement
theoretically there's nothing wrong
if I just quit
take all of your shit
and sip a cosmopolitain on the lawn

it's not working out the way I planned
I'll have to spruce up my demands
are you even listening to me?

(what big arms)
so i need you to pick me up, my dear
(what big scars)
all the better to hide within, my dear
(what small hands)
I cut off my fingertips, my dear
(you've got no teeth)
'cause I'm not gonna eat a thing, my dear
la, la, la.
Track Name: DOUBLE-JOINTED (feat. Jherek Bischoff & Michael Attias)
face full of starlight
hands double-jointed
long silhouette lines
words quick and pointed
what happened to him
we thought we knew him
he was a good one
we've lost a good one

all of the laughter
that lost is fashion
the times we asked her
if she really loved him
black clothes and nap time
red meat and white wine
he was a good one
we've lost a good one

raise your glasses up
to the boy
that we love
rest friend

raise your glasses up
to the joy
we have left
my best friend
Track Name: RITALIN STICKFIGHTER
we know what's best for kids like you they're all like you
tuck your shirt and tie your lace and think and move
it tends to work at least as far as we have seen so
shut up and lock your eyes upon the words upon the screen

this is the score we face the fight and when we win we shine
we pick who we want by our side and leave the worst of y'all behind
and in fours and fives and nines create derivatives and sums so
focus on the glass and fist-fight who you will become

he put needles into the playdough and giggled as they bled
outside four of them got sticks intent on hurting him
he swiped they're weapons and ran away and hid
then beat a blackbird up while screaming out the answers to a quiz

and kid you've got no reason to hang your head...