Idiot Mystic

by Near Myth

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Scott Davis Have been following Marcus since he played Faz's Garage in 1996. This album has a great listenability to it. The lyrics are intelligent whilst being mysterious. The songs are pop like (in a good way, think Human League pop, not Brittany pop) that makes them accessible but interesting and unique. Highly recommend that you put your hard earned cash into this audio delight. Favorite track: We Can Have A House.
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released October 28, 2016

Recorded by Near Myth in Melbourne, Australia, at Pots and Pans Recording Studio and home.
Engineered and produced by Joe Hammond and Marcus Teague.
Mastered by Mikey Young.
All songs Teague/Near Myth.

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Fantasy-noir academics based in Melbourne, Australia. Debut album IDIOT MYSTIC out now.

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Track Name: I, Lummox
I never saw the workers come in but all the work’s done
I never saw the buildings rise up but all the dirt’s gone
I think I heard the Tin Man’s tin fingertips on the nightstand
and when I woke, a puff of smoke and a heart in a jar with a note, ‘Dear Scarecrow’.I don’t know why I can’t think, feel so loose when you’re with me Cautious though. So let’s meet at the electric fence, get some toes wet.

One day we will say our finest words accidentally. Disappear in the twister, come back brave, convinced of a brain for tickling. One day we will say our finest words accidentally. Text back from the séance with the good gossip from the flipside of the light switch.

Her little heart in a vestibule grew from nothing into a lion’s tooth. Her blonde mane sits fluffing ‘til the pitter patter of bloody claws come running. I require this give and take. The longs drives with the light ache. Where I dream of your use, said the orange to the duck, the lass to the lummox.

One day we will say our finest words accidentally. Disappear in the twister come back brave convinced of a brain for tickling. One day we will say our finest words accidentally. Idiot’s on the swing-set talking ‘bout love, numb to the thump of wondering.
Track Name: Good Machine
first time in my haunted new town
unscrewed the cloud from my back and let the thing float 'round
I watched your avatar talk and report from some flat future
of course we used to do it too but that was before I knew it
we once gathered in the great carparks of our time
thinking if the smart ones manage the savages
things should all work out fine

did your second life kick while we were at the sink?
'cause while the radio played I was feeling nearly nothing
somewhere...

a room of babies astral-travelling
next to ones of adults tracking them
in the heart of a good machine
runs a search for unused memory
seeing everything all at once
like the villagers should have done
shook a fist at the unbuilt plain
‘yeah I will come for you again'

was it ever going to be this hard?
you can say it now without love
the time we met before we met
you were going to be the one.
Track Name: We Can Have A House
lost the scent in the fur of your neck
picked it up again at drinks on the deck
I wondered how our spirits get out
‘til I saw our skins hanging in the marquee

load the bricks through the hole in the lawn
scatter ash out silver salad bowls
do you think the path of the hero was lit
by a phone on a stick flickering or moon on our lips?

first got stuck in the pace of the time
second one ran out underneath the tyres
and the third one listened to everybody else
and the fourth got bored only liking love
singing...

we never thought about it much
I remember now
did you use your whole heart?
for a little while
and if the treasure isn’t seen?
the shovel works
the monument was nothing to believe

we can have a house that’s bigger than we need
I can see the woods if we turn out the light
people saving up, wonder what it means?
something between them and the outside
you can choose the colours, I can trap the meat
you say the things that only I can think
people holding hands, wonder what it means?
something between them and the outside

now that no one is listening
we pause at the sight of the scene
our theme
she lifted up her drink and said,
‘this must be the place in the dream, but I guess
I’m already there and now there’s nothin’ next’
singing...

we never thought about it much
I remember this
did you use your whole heart?
was there more to it?
and if the treasure isn’t seen?
then we’ll keep the tape
we make mistakes for authenticity

now I know all the towers rising through the trees
‘we can see you’ they say
‘always seeing we, and we’ll always be here reminiscing
about your body missing
about you bodies missing'

we can have a house that’s bigger than we need
I can see the woods if we turn out the light
people saving up, wonder what it means?
something between them and the outside
you can choose the colours I can trap the meat
you say the things that only I can think
people holding hands
wonder what it means?
something between them and the outside
Track Name: Evening Light
walked into the evening light
nothing was wrong, little was right
but I cheered you on that night
and I don’t know if you want very much anymore
except to click your heels in flight
got talked into the early night
it wasn’t dark, not yet light but with a vision I could see it alright
and you deserve to become
something, or someone
difficult to you or I
standing there with your tongue undone
folding your hands
always on it, from the side I fell in love
I give it up, what we’ve done
if you want it, this one is sunk
when the pavilion lights come on

oh honey
it’s what you make it
it’s how we take it

out of the smoke
my rifle on
said something slow
think I can stretch out into the unknown
I watch them watching you
unwind your net
I lash my head onto my neck
I never promised nothing or besides
you’re always listening whenever I’m quiet
I’m onside with a celestial slight
feel like I’m looking at you for the first time
feel like I’m...

oh honey
it’s what you make it
it’s how you take it
it’s how you...
Track Name: I Know It Now
I was a modern dreamer
she bright but conservative
I know it now
I made enough to see her
she made enough to live
I know it now
I wanted to be anywhere but here
just need to find where that is

made love and sound investments
but in the lift one night
I know it now
she said, ‘feel bound by a common logic
footloose and otherwise’
I know it now
'I wanted to feel something more obscene
I mean sometimes I wake up already bored with my dreams'

always you’re so certain that it’s always working
that someone is somewhere plucking
on the strings hooked into your heart

so we covered the car up with branches
stripped off set fire to the fences
stole the streets with the moon as our compass
discovered stars were always above us
I saw your face when we stopped at a stream
it seemed lit but not from the TV
this one was ours I know it now

always you’re so certain, that it’s always working
that someone is somewhere plucking
on the strings hooked into your heart
stripped of stories
plain and performing
its naked ancient function
naive possessed of nothing
Track Name: Swish Cape
I explode back into your room
turn it upside down for clues
don’t leave until it’s safe
with a swish of the cape
sweep you up in my arms
lay you out in the cool yard
underneath the stars
of wherever you probably are

explode back into your room and I
turn it upside down for clues and I
don’t leave until it’s all safe
with a swish of the cape
go out just to get to sleep
like it’s all I can think to do with me
when the figure you cut keeps cutting out
slide on the tights Xs for eyes

on nights when the moon is high
we’ll get the car and drive
cities might rust but for you I swear
I’ll always dress up
keep crashing through your door
even though they’re both not there no more
I can set forth anytime I like
one day maybe I might

explode back into your room and I
turn it upside down for clues and I
don’t leave until it’s all safe
with a swish of the cape
go out just to get to you like it’s
all I can ever think to do when the
figure you cut keeps cutting out
slide on the tights Xs for eyes
Track Name: Hunter Gatherer
I was a hunter gatherer and now I just gather
still hunt dumb stuff I want
when I’m done the dirt when it’s won says
‘I was a hunter gatherer now I just hunt’

I set forth on an uncollected thought
couldn’t find the heart for thinking hard anymore
I traced my crumbs from pond to the car
sweet postcode to cruise and watch evolution slow

I was a hunter gatherer and now I just gather
still hunt dumb stuff I want
when I’m done the dirt when it’s won says
‘I was a hunter gatherer now I just hunt’

left for dead the pixel in my head
ones that I used for everything I knew
of common sense, access to the nest
the one where the kids tear strips of the bones walking in

I was a hunter gatherer and now I just gather
still hunt dumb stuff I want
when I’m done the dirt when it’s won says
‘I was a hunter gatherer now I just hunt’

I’ll forgive you anything if you forgive me anything
Track Name: Unlucky Soul
where do you belong then?
if not to us then to who now?
did you ever wonder?
or see underwater one time?
a milky soul is somewhere
a spark in the dark still needs a start
just turn the lights to black
let me see what it’s like this not coming back

unlucky soul

sink below the address
follow the sound of skeleton keys
dancing in the pockets
singing out for doors we can’t see
need to feel nothing new
it’s not a thing of habit
it’s to make certain
this rare thing we know just happened

unlucky soul
Track Name: Am I Dead
and when you woke
you looked at me and said
‘am I dead or almost home?
feel like I’m being carried
from the car to my bed’
I said yeah
you’re flickering your eyes
I just think you’re full of life
if I wake up older I
can wonder if you’re not right

and your legs are all crazy I
have to stay awake a while
watch them shake and it makes me smile
to think they think they’re alive
when we’re just lying in state
on our backs with our arms out straight
waiting for something to take in
or be taken

we don’t remember what we were thinking
maybe there was nothing to think about
try to get better at believing
in all the mystery we tell ourselves