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Neither Here Nor There

by Silo Hill

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1.
Got no clue just how she's doing The mistress went only to the viewing You'd think she knows what she wants Wouldn't you Got no clue what he should be seeing Rorschach man still ain't breathing Seems like they're looking for something specific Wouldn't you Bent not broken but still won't last The lord's lady saw you slipping out the back You say this world is changing fast but honey Not fast enough for you Got no clue whose voice we're hearing The patriarchy's in the corner jeering You'd think they know something I don't Wouldn't you Bent not broken but still won't last The lord's lady saw you slipping out the back You say this world is changing fast but honey Not fast enough for you
2.
No I don't quite know what you mean I just know that you mean to lose me Preaching blue jean byzantine Crooked schemes as straight forward as they seem Is this the way it's always been Broke down sunbeams Half lives in quarantine Backwards breathing Is this the way it's always been In the ravine of routine The valley floor Just who is it for My mistake I started to think In what world is this thought to be normal Hey it'll be fine just don't blink Sir have you tried acting more uh mortal No I don't quite know what to say I just know that we've got no say in the matter Is this the way it's always been Turbid mainstream Day after sunset trees Sideways speaking Is this the way it's always been In the heat of becoming Quick questionnaire Why should we care No I don't quite know what I want I just know it should be something real shiny No I don't really want to jump I just want to feel like I wouldn't mind it No I don't quite know what you mean No I don't quite know what to say No I don't quite see what you see A future in parentheses
3.
Here we are again Staring at the empty throne There you go again Counting my chromosomes Take a breath and then Work the song you used to play Oh the prettiest voice With nothing much to say Thoughts that you can't control Roads that you'll never know Futures creased at the fold Swear that we've been here before Wills that you cannot change Memories that turn strange Times of night without names I can see you're waiting for Something I don't know more I miss the days then We acted like we didn't care Miss the way you said home Like we were almost there What is the right way Just tell me what I'm supposed to do Just put me to work say Guarding an empty room Thoughts that you can't control Roads that you'll never know Futures creased at the fold Swear that we've been here before Wills that you cannot change Memories that turn strange Times of night without names I can see you're waiting for Something I don't know more This is all there is Na na na na na na na Na na na na here we are Na na na na na na na Na na na na there you go
4.
Piecemeal dryland heaven Cleanse myself of the old tics Come ye all my brethen Count the turns the lamplight's missed Didn't know things could be different Didn't know my eyes were fucked Children laughing in the distance For once I don't hate their fun Don't think I'll ever figure out Everything is a stormcloud I'm still waiting for the sound Burning bread unlevened The lonely west the sunlight's kiss Come ye all my sistren Count the beats that our hearts skipped Didn't know things could be different Didn't know my eyes were fucked Didn't know I could wish this Didn't know I could love this much Don't think I'll ever figure out Everything is a stormcloud I'm still waiting for the sound Don't think I'll ever figure out Everything is a stormcloud I'm still waiting for the sound
5.
Morning Air 02:28
No I don't want to succeed All that I need is to breathe The morning air before the World moves on without me So I wasted all that time Time I didn't know was mine Can you blame me Guess I'm feeling fine Just losing my mind I don't want to understand All I need is a plan for These last few give-a-damns For the use of these empty hands Fill up in another dead desert town Empty roads with the windows down The blowing wind it spoke to me Said kid what the hell d'ya expect to see Everything but what you came for Everything but what you care for the most No I don't want to succeed All that I need is to breathe The morning air before the World moves on without me Someplace outside Hurricane Thought I saw god in the dryland rain On top of the world the answer I found That rain never even touched the ground I don't want to understand All I need is a plan for These last few give-a-damns For the use of these empty hands No I don't want to succeed All that I need is to breathe The morning air before the World moves on without me I don't want to understand All I need is a plan for These last few give-a-damns For the use of these empty hands
6.
You Are Sane 03:07
Some prick not as strong as he seems Is using pronouns like he means it She's had enough In dust we trust The deacon damns her to hell For loving someone like himself Stardust made rust Is it enough You are sane don't Worry bout a thing No need to explain Don't feel ashamed I'm listening It don't have a name but I feel the same It doesn't matter where I am She says even here in my own bed I just wanna Go home You are sane don't Worry bout a thing No need to explain Don't feel ashamed I'm listening It don't have a name but I feel the same You are sane don't Worry bout a thing No need to explain Don't feel ashamed I'm listening It don't have a name but I feel the same
7.
Today I saw the world in color Every fucking hue I guess that's just another Thing I'd forgot how to do In the corner of my vision I glimpsed something new A life I could living A truth that don't feel used It ain't quite how it used to be But hell at least it's something I try to think of what she told me But I can't memorize All the old epiphanies I'd rather have them twice If only it felt true how It looks in my mind Don't have a clue how But this time it feels right It ain't quite how it used to be But hell at least it's something It ain't quite how it used to be But hell at least it's something It ain't quite how it used to be But hell at least it's something It ain't quite how it used to be But hell at least it's something
8.
Haven't you heard the news It's the spinoff of the knockoff of the sequel to the blues Introducing yet another excuse A nothing man with everything to lose Get your dirty hands off my paradigm My sunshine can't quite reach my darling clementine Seems simple enough but it doesn't feel right Medusa keeps on waving till she's out of sight The white knight The nowhere war Part-time big nothing The good fight The fatal flaw They don't mean anything Anymore I don't see you around They're making a run on the lost and found I don't know you don't know I don't know you don't know I don't know you don't know I don't know The white knight The nowhere war Part-time big nothing The good fight The fatal flaw They don't mean anything Anymore I don't know how to frown They've got me made up like a rodeo clown Waiting round the house for my mail order crown Guinevere is cavalier when all the men aren't around The white knight The nowhere war Part-time big nothing The good fight The fatal flaw They don't mean anything Haven't you heard the news It's the spinoff of the knockoff of the sequel to the blues It is written on the hearts of the smitten The feeling bout the feeling's always off in the distance
9.
Losing Count 04:04
He carves his name into the wood Next to words he read in a book about thunderclouds Mr man misunderstands She won't fight for a cause that can't land decent bands The other kids have got it all Winning smiles penchants for passing yards and business cards He's just a little bit too tall For his teenage sister's jeans to fit And they know fit Dumbstruck blood on his lips Holds his pride like a crucifix Apotheosis or psychosis The trip back is just a myth Still waiting for sound Afraid of losing count She looks on as they taunt and toss his Pack into the pond and pin him to the ground Burning trash behind the mall Meg and John debate the merits of myopia He's fine with failing by default Lesson one never tell anything to anyone Come on take a deep breath Shut your mouth and just pretend Make something out of nothing and hold to it For now it works like this The etiquette of taking shit Soon we'll be old enough to hold a finger in the air When told there's nothing to it Tell me is this real This nothingness I feel It's not your fault it's not your fault Still all good sinners kneel No one wants to hear The gears behind the mirror This fear of disappearing behind a cheap veneer of years We thought we left behind He carves his name into the wood Next to words he read in a book about thunderclouds On a hill they wait for the sound From a basement losing count Losing count losing count losing count losing count losing count
10.
Your mother breaks another glass Crying in the kitchenette Feathers from the ashes Of your dad's last cigarette Home from school too soon Drinking rolling rocks before the tomb See the news today Tears in his eyes as he read the names If there's a time for everything How do we know when If there's a time for everything Why's it happening again The priest begins to speak Something about mercy something bout the meek In the car I hold your hand Something I understand At the kingdom's door Blue ribbons and the shirts he wore Threw his trumpet in the lake When the bell tolls it tolls too late If there's a time for everything How do we know when If there's a time for everything Why's it happening Happening again If there's a time for everything How do we know when If there's a time for everything Why's it happening Happening Happening again
11.
Apart from our surroundings The door begets the pounding The lights are bright but nobody's around Matrimony vine climbs up the blinds Late cretaceous plastic Ghosts fed up with traffic Quarterback for the iconoclasts This won't last And this won't last I know what the king is thinking about The king is thinking about how The man in the mirror Is neither here nor there Airports shaped like mountains Angels trapped in fountains The nazarene's glass tambourine Remind me I was blind but now I'm just cheap No I don't get what you mean Acting like we should know How the hymn goes From a single note Round and around Full circle losing count Full circle new and improved It's like we never move Full circle Switches that do nothing Stained glass saint augustine Mint condition first edition misprint This don't fit And this don't fit I know what the king is thinking about The king is thinking about how The man in the mirror Is neither here nor there I know what the king is thinking about The king is thinking about Giving the kingdom the run around
12.
LaGuardia 04:45
The gleam in his eye hits me Like a star twenty-eight lightyears late God give me grace he says I gave all mine away A constellation I don't know it's name But I think I see why The past is past the seer is blind He stares into space Makes a joke Turn my cheek for the punchline He just puts his hand in mine Stay just a little while I remember the day you were born He says I was at the airport bar At LaGuardia watching the news Somehow I knew Kicked my way into the fray and Wouldn't look him in the eye Three and two and the crowd goes wild Needs no explaining he's saying The bench is cold they've dimmed the lights Good game boys we'll get them next time Just a little while Some consolation Vase of carnations Everyone's pointing you home As if you didn't know which way to go He's the painting I'm reframing In the hall they've dimmed the lights Good game boys everything will be all right Just a little while

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released December 11, 2021

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Silo Hill Laramie, Wyoming

"Smart songwriting and stylish charm throughout" - ObscureSound. "The melodies are gorgeous, the singing sounds like the tune of a man facing execution and it’s all just too pretty for such a cold and heartless world" - Alt77. Neither Here Nor There is an exploration of alienation, a moving portrait of the struggle to connect to other humans in the ways we are supposed to or told we should. ... more

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