Strictly Nocturnal

by Flat Black Animal

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  • Flat Black Animal-Strictly Nocturnal 10-song cassette (FW004)
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    Detroit/New York's Flat Black Animal's first release, this 10 song cassette comes in one of three colors, and is limited to 100

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released June 2, 2010



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Flat Black Animal Detroit, Michigan

Synth-Creep solo project of artist/musician Ian Swanson(Terminal Girls/Annelids)

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Track Name: No Beliefs
give me something thats real
give me something to believe in

I can see it
standing in the light
i can see it
flickers in my mind
i can see it
can you oh oh

i can't believe
in everything
to know I'll find it at the end of suffering
i can't believe
in faithful things
i want to discover answers beyond reasoning

theres a love thats
waiting down below
when I hold it
my heart is beating slow

you cant give up
with passing time
just keep looking
and you will find
something in you
that you can believe
and it wont cost you
Track Name: Hey Girl (I'm Cursed)
hey girl
I see you lookin at me
theres nobody else around
but take warning

hey girl I'm cursed
I guess it could be worse
so be my bride
and help me hide from the divide that I have got inside
do you understand?
that if you take my hand
is very long so if I'm wrong take my apology

i guess
theres something wrong with me
i just thought that you should know
that I'm deadly

so sorry
but this body
is just a shell for something uncanny
its early
but be ready
I'll leave you when this curse gets too heavy

hey girl
im sorry
Track Name: Ghosts of Yesterday
I need solutions
for the problems in my way
the hazy moonlight
casts its shadow on today
city seductions
set you up so you can fall
it strips you piece by piece
till theres nothing left at all

ghosts of yesterday
every sunday

if you want freedom
you can't find it in in a glass
one day you'll have to answer
for your shattered past
mind fields are fallow
you've got to learn to take it slow
nobody has to know
Track Name: I Am A Baby In My Universe (Daniel Johnston)
im a baby in my universe
ill live forever

im only twenty two
ill live forever
Track Name: I Lost Touch
dont want to go outside
me and my girl we got nothing to hide
why dont you just go away
my minds asleep on most any day

i lost touch

dont want to stay inside
me and my girl we got nothing hide
why cant you just stay away
my souls asleep on most any day