Incomplete Until Broken

by BOO

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about

“It’s analog electro pop like Claire Grogan‘s grandkids discovered her old kit in the attic, didn’t really know what it was but just made it work anyway.”
- Deadly Music

"Chirpy, analogue powered electro-pop that sounds like a childlike version of Chvrches, full of fun and devoid of irony"
- The Metaphorical Boat

“Crackly retro-electronica: like St. Etienne given an unlimited supply of Atari game modules and OMD B-sides and a sense of humour… Makes me miss Brighton with sobering drunken clarity.”
- Everett True

“hard-edged Mitteleuropop sensibility … 80s disco sounds, yes. Jaunty 70s school programme jingles, yay. More serious-minded 65DOS/John Carpenter-esque sci-fi soundtrackery, affirmative. And while BOO cleave to a DIY ethic with a certain allergy to polishing things too much, that’s very clearly deliberate.”
-SoundsXP

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released September 10, 2014

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Track Name: Vapourise
What have you come for? Are you expecting anything?
Hold two mirrors facing each other and place your hand between.
What have you come for? Are you expecting anything?
Hold two mirrors facing each other and place your hand between.
We must play, we haven't played for years.
We must play, we haven't played for years.
We must play, we haven't played for years.
We must play, we haven't played for years.
Through telegraph wires, and through cables under the sea.
Paper eyes can't see the wood for the trees.
Through telegraph wires, and through cables under the sea.
Paper eyes can't see the wood for the trees.
We must play, we haven't played for years.
We must play, we haven't played for years.
We must play, we haven't played for years.
We must play, we haven't played for years.
Look at the moon. It's like someone shot a hole in the sky.
Two are watching. Dance your ragtime - go to sleep.
Look at the moon. It's like someone shot a hole in the sky.
Two are watching. Dance your ragtime - go to sleep.
We must play, we haven't played for years.
We must play, we haven't played for years.
What have you come for? Are you expecting anything?
Hold two mirrors facing each other and place your hand between.
Track Name: Boa
Why don't you give it something less than you're supposed?
Why don't you let it take a breath before you go?

I see you've chosen
How to love
You squeeze it close
Wring it out

You learned to take
More than you give
You still end up
Hollowed out

Queen
of the hard way
When you play
You play to lose

These
Are your misfortunes
You're drawing them out
And tying a noose

Why don't you give it something less than you're supposed?
Why don't you let it take a breath before you go?

Why don't you give it something less than you're supposed?
Why don't you let it take a breath before you go?

Feed
On your disasters
Bite your nails
To the bone

These are your misfortunes
Wrapping them round
Calling them home

Why don't you give it something less than you're supposed?
Why don't you let it take a breath before you go?

Why don't you give it something less than you're supposed?
Why don't you let it take a breath before you go?

Why don't you give it something less than you're supposed?
Why don't you let it take a breath before you go?

Why don't you give it something less than you're supposed?
Why don't you let it take a breath before you go?

Leave
Out the hard part
Leave your life
Scattered about

You learned to take
More than you give
You still end up
Hollowed out
Track Name: Clown
the life support machine
that keeps you asleep
you tried to move your arms
but your skin just starts to creep
pull the wire out
it's a scowl turned upside down
pull the wire out
don't listen to the clown
don't listen to the clown
don't listen to the clown
don't listen to the clown

the life support machine
that keeps you asleep
the food that keeps you hungry
the prize for being weak

oh you could've been someone for me
oh if you had been someone for yourself

wiping your slate clean
reprogramming machines
it's colouring by numbers
r g b

pull the wire out
it's a skeleton upside down
pull the wire out
don't listen to the clown
don't listen to the clown
don't listen to the clown
don't listen to the clown
don't listen to this clown
don't listen to this clown
Track Name: Obelisk
Standing behind me
You won't stop talking at me
The things that you wanted
The places that mean nothing to me

Why won't you stop it
Just leave me on my own
You're making me itchy
Your brain lice making me home

Don't get in touch
Don't call my name
I never want
to hear from you again
Let it go

Oh oh
Why don't you leave me alone
If you could stop talking for a minute
About yourself uh oh uh oh

Oh oh
Why don't you fall through the floor
And leave me all alone please
My ears would be so happy

I don't want to hear
About your holiday
In Ibiza
Or wherever the fuck you go
At night

You wouldn't notice
If I laid down on the ground
You'd still be squawking
Spewing out your sounds

Oh oh
Why don't you leave me alone
If you could stop talking for a minute
About yourself uh oh uh oh

Oh oh
Why don't you go out the door
And leave me all alone please
My ears would be so happy

Oh oh
Why don't you leave me alone
If you could stop talking for a minute
About yourself uh oh uh oh

Oh oh
Why don't you crash through the wall
And leave me all alone please
My ears would be so happy
Track Name: Magnox
When you find me
I don't want to stay.
I go by.
You could keep me here.
If you try.
Track Name: Fluoro Sushi
fresh sushi on the crosstown express
I am the future in a fluorescent dress
sliding through the city at the speed of light
passing Tesla tower to my right

stepping into the neon night chill
stepping out of the Hitchcock triple bill
don't the city look super bright
now everything's equal and everything is right

press your face too close
to the screen with me
the world smashed into red and blue and green

built a future that was meant to stay
all of the dark religions have given way
got rid of money now we ride for free
we live to grow and not to climb the tree

this was just a dream
before we made it reality
this is just a dream
before we make it reality

press your face too close
(press your face too close to the screen with me)
to the screen with me
(the world smashed into red and blue and green)
the world smashed into red and blue and green
(we'll never go back to a broken past)
(we built a future that was meant to last)
Track Name: Tin Can Telephone
I crunched gravel roads
inside a square
I played on a stage for dolls
with shining hair
You sang to me
while the sky burned out
and held us
down

Falling into blood warm air
It's hard to breathe
You were decorating the walls
while they closed in on me
I could see
fixed in your eye
how it would be

Are you receiving me?

If you stay here I'll say goodbye
I wish you'd call me up sometime
On my tin can telephone
Tin can telephone

I'll give you my footprints
Pressed flowers on the road
An invisible thread, that I tied
To my tin can telephone
And when we talk
all I will hear
is space in between

Are you receiving me?

If you stay here I'll say goodbye
I wish you'd call me up sometime
If you stay here I'll say goodbye
I wish you'd call me up sometime
On my tin can telephone
Tin can telephone
Tin can telephone
Tin can telephone

You're taking your time
Knitting your habits
into a home
a place to hide
How could you not know
that I would leave
Turn into the trees

I'll give you my footprints
Pressed flowers on the road
An invisible thread, that I tied
to my tin can telephone
And when we talk
all I will hear
is space in between

I wish you'd call me
Tin can telephone
Tin can telephone
Tin can telephone
Tin can telephone
Track Name: Totem
suddenly without plans
slowly finding my way back
shooting stars fly across my eyes

standing up breaking down
passing through a hundred lives
carve your totem and the universe replies
passing through a hundred lives
the pennies only drop
when they fall on your eyes
on your eyes

it's not real
we can't feel
we're in the stars
Track Name: Collapse
You can hear it now
Every day it drones
Coming through the walls
Heard by microphones

It's a herald of
The new age to come
Won't stop coming through
It's all going wrong

It's gonna collapse
It's gonna collapse
Not filling the gaps
It's gonna

I'm going to stop them
Light up their numbers
Down tools and weapons
Time to go home

It's grinding in the walls
It's making you feel small

You can hear it now
Every day it drones
Coming through the walls
Heard by microphones

It's the herald of
A new age to come
Won't stop coming through
It's all going wrong

It's gonna collapse
It's gonna collapse
It falls in our laps
It's gonna collapse

(Break)

I'm going to stop them
Light up their numbers
Down tools and weapons
Time to go home

It's gonna collapse
It's gonna collapse
Not filling the gaps
It's gonna collapse

It's gonna collapse
It's gonna collapse
It falls in our laps
It's gonna-

It's grinding in the walls
It's making you feel small

I'm going to stop them
Light up their numbers
Down tools and weapons
Time to go home

You can hear it now
Every day it drones
Coming through the walls
Heard by microphones
Down tools and weapons
Time to go home

You can hear it now
Every day it drones
Coming through the walls
Heard by microphones
Down tools and weapons
Time to go home

You can hear it now
Every day it drones
Coming through the walls
Heard by microphones
Down tools and weapons
Time to go home
Track Name: Wish List
one day all this will be fields
wish you'd learn to cool your heels
you're hurting and you never heal
everyone is braking but you're sleeping at the wheel
i died in your arms
the only way to deal with this is to pretend that it's not happening

silver ribbons slide to yesterday
i would love to but i cannot stay
golden pieces floating in the air torn bright as day
i was lying when i told you i would runaway

runaway

one day all this will be fields

the only way to deal with this is to pretend that it's not happening