Fiction

by LIT. MAJOR

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1.
‘Love is fiction’ She said And then she opened up the door She wasn’t sure, wasn’t sure, wasn’t sure Of anything Anymore She said ‘If you are trying You can make it through If you make-believe Enough it may become true At least, to you’ ‘Love is fiction’ She said And then she rolled up the car window I didn’t know, didn’t know, didn’t know Her Anymore She said ‘I’m sorry, but know This is for the best If I made-believe any longer There’d be no more me left And no more you’ ‘Love is fiction’ She said And then she changed her mailing address But I still, I still, I still Get her letters At my door
2.
Lotta Miles 04:06
I asked you what you’re doing What are you gonna do out there Gone upstate
 And outta the way I thought the question was fair You brought the dog we got together (I never wanted him anyway) Least you have him A friend is a friend And at least you are getting away I never told you this but I Tried to drive, I tried to drive To where you wound up But I never made it too far I put a lotta miles on this car Tryin’ to get to where you are Put a lotta miles on this car But I didn’t even get too far Before turning around A sliver of me wonders now and then What it would be like if you had stayed The bed would be full The pan would be full No more of this bullshit halfway I never told you this but I Tried to drive, I tried to drive To where you wound up But I never made it too far I put a lotta miles on this car Tryin’ to get to where you are Put a lotta miles on this car But I didn’t even get too far Before turning around When it snows up there Who holds your ears? Who brews your tea? Who turns on the electric blanket An hour before you go to sleep? Put a lotta miles on this car Tryin’ to get to where you are Put a lotta miles on this car But I didn’t even get too far Put a lotta miles on this car Tryin’ to get to where you are Put a lotta miles on this car But I never even get too far Before turning around I always turn around I always turn around
3.
Remain in ice For as long as we'd like In the cold Wrapped all over Like two ancient lovers Of old This is not going anywhere fast Let's just let ourselves Build us a past Build us a past Remain right there In the light so fair You are glistening A silvery shimmer We're caught in the glimmer And we're listening To the sounds of the world passing us by Let's just let ourselves Build us a life Build us a life Frozen in ice, we are crystallized Frozen in ice, we are crystallized Frozen in ice, we are crystallized Frozen in ice, we are crystallized But we know the thaw's coming sometime In one of our tomorrows But we won't know the time Remain in ice For as long as we'd like In the cold
4.
Cyclical analyses Lobbing all your charts at me Graphs of my behavior and my lacking The stars aren’t aligning you say As if you ever believed that shit anyway Something something cosmic joke, I’m not laughing We both had a hand In the ground on which we stand We’ve tilled the earth And now we reap the reward Cyclical docility From appeasing to sniping so quickly Gliding one way to the next, until there’s nothing left But smoke in the air Where you used to be Where you used to be Where you used to be We both had a hand In the ground on which we stand We’ve tilled the earth And now we reap the reward And if that for you is uncomfortable And if that for you is intolerable Might I suggest You look for something else Something more? Time! time will tell Time! time will tell Time— Even though time isn’t real It certainly contracts and expands It expands! It expands! It expands!
5.
Skin on Fire 03:24
Do you ever feel like your skin’s on fire? Like you just stepped barefoot on a live wire Electric current coursing through your veins And you just need to shout Do you ever notice all the little things that you Didn’t notice on your first time through Wrenching the details from the devil himself And you just need to get out It’s like a whirling wave In the middle of your chest Tell you brain to quiet down But this is what your brain does best Another twisting screw Another tremulous step And your skin is on fire 'Bout to have only your bones left Do you ever see the fire drawing near A distant glimmer, getting closer to here But even though you got a fair warning You just need to lie down It’s like a spinning disc Hurling right into your head Tell your brain to quiet down But this is what your brain does best Another sink or swim Another stair without a step And your skin is on fire 'Bout to have only bones left How is it that I’m on fire all the time But also drowning down below deep blue? How is it that I set myself on fire all the time But also yell so loudly at myself not to? It’s like a whirling wave In the middle of your chest Tell you brain to quiet down But this is what your brain does best Another twisting screw Another tremulous step And your skin is on fire ‘Bout to have only your bones left
6.
Used to Be 03:25
Used to be a paranoid person Always sure it wouldn’t work out Used to be a quiet person Never raise my whisper to a shout Used to be a nervous person Always certain the worst would never cool Used to be a lonesome person Never found my people at school Maybe I still am Do you think I’ve changed at all? I wish I could see me through your eyes Just to see if I’ve changed at all Used to be a colder person Always warding folks away with a shudder Used to be a sanctimonious person Never admitting it to myself, much less others Maybe I still am Do you think I’ve changed at all? I wish I could see me through your eyes Just to see if I’ve changed at all Do you think we change? Or do we plant roots and fix Upon a single phase Oscillating only as if A moth in a jar— Different sides Of the same Jar? Always different sides Of the same Jar
7.
When it’s late And you need to go Say goodbye To the whole damn show Never regret A single move you make I’m so jealous of you in that way Walk into a room And embrace the crowd Say hello To the whole damn house Never second guess A single move you make I’m so jealous of you in that way I’m so jealous of you in that way You don’t wear your worry Like a dress no more You let it fall down In a mess to the floor You don’t wear you worry Like a dress no more I’m so jealous of you I can’t bear it anymore When you see something And you know you want it You go right up To the glass and grab it Never mislay A single move you make I’m so jealous of you in that way I’m so jealous of you in that way You don’t wear your worry Like a dress no more You let it fall down In a mess to the floor You don’t wear you worry Like a dress no more I’m so jealous of you I can’t bear it anymore I look into the mirrored glass Try to look through the eyes that look on back But I am stuck inside this solid shell Given as a gift at birth And I’ll take it with me A gift at birth And I’ll take it with me To hell I wear my worry Like a dress through my life Wraps ‘round my belly Like the edge of a knife But you don’t wear your worry Any day or night Tell me, baby How do you live that kind of life?
8.
Waking 03:59
Last night I was anyone For at least an hour or two Sometimes I wish I could be everyone Doesn’t that sound nice to you? Dislodged from life and time Able to just lift away Pull soul from skin, pull heart from mind Abandon mortal ways Is it time to wake up now? Is it time to wake up now? Is it time to wake up now? I want to be the soft skin of a plum The eyeball of an eagle The blister on a thumb Reduce me down to a drop of steam To a single period In a book nobody reads I want to be a print left in the snow The sail upon a boat The fire fly’s glow Reduce me down to a particle of ice As the meteor skates by And out of sight Is it time to wake up now? Is it time to wake up now?
9.
‘Do you remember...’ Is how you start under autumn moon The fire is an ember A tiny hibiscus bloom You keep blowing on it Making that little baby glow You’ve got something on your mind I’m not sure I wanna know 
If you’ve got a secret Maybe it’s best you keep it in ‘Course if you need to share it I can’t do anything You know how I get When things twist and turn away From the careful plans I've spent years trying to lay The wind blows by The chimes behind me sing Goes a lone butterfly (Thank god — something distracting) I’m not even sure I’m not sure I even want to know Perhaps it is best if we Stay as we are by this fire low Looking across the smoke You are bathed in a pinkish hue In this light You look just how I want you
10.
Ghosts 02:36
We’ve got ghosts in the attic We’ve got ghosts in the cellar We’ve got ghosts in the bedroom Don’t know if it’s getting better We’ve all got ghosts inside us They follow us around We wear them like bracelets In and out of the house Don’t think we can get rid of them If we can I don’t know how They cling to us via memory It’s always been this way Don’t know what the scientists Have to say If there’s a cure I’ll take it I’ll swallow any pill They like to sing in unison They never get their fill We’ve all got ghosts inside us They follow us around We wear them like bracelets In and out of the house Don’t think we can get rid of them If we can I don’t know how
11.
Erosion 08:31
Whoever said leaving is the easy part? It’s what we dread most of all Waving our hands before pounding hearts And fielding call after call Where once I laid with you Will no longer be a place Where I will lie with you You’ll be alone at night You’ve got your wish, all right You’ve got your wish, all right I never said I wasn’t some kind of monster Or not to blame for the wreck we’re in But I don’t believe in nows and forevers So I guess I’ll just begin again And again Begin again Where once I laid with you Will no longer be a place Where I will lie with you You’ll be alone at night You’ve got your wish, all right You’ve got your wish, all right

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All songs written and produced by LIT. MAJOR

Mastered by Bobbi Giel

Acoustic guitar, keyboards, percussion, melodica,
and vocals by LIT. MAJOR

Additional Credits:

Thor Harris - vibraphone on tracks 2, 3, and 9
Ross Ingram - electric guitar on tracks 2 and 7
Zach Sorenson - bass on tracks 2 and 7
Nick Gonzalez - bass on track 4
Callum Foulds - piano on tracks 7 and 9
Luke Janke - banjo on track 7
Joshua Fortune - keyboards on track 8
Tren Perry - autoharp, additional vocals on track 10
Eduardo Díaz-Marin - electric guitar, bowed guitar on track 10

All guests composed their own parts for this project

Eterntal gratitude to all the musicians who volunteered
their time, creativity, and energy

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released March 12, 2021

Released digitally via Favorite Book Records
and on cassette by Lukewarm Tapes
(thanks Luke!)

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