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released September 6, 2019

Watch Clark is Paul Furio

All songs © Watch Clark 2019

Published by VTwin Media.

Couch was written from September 2017 to July 2019

All lyrics and composition performed at Studio Corvus, Seattle, WA

Weakness features additional vocals by Lark Remy

Vocals were recorded at Moscozzi Studio, with Adam Burd as co-engineer

Production, Mixdown, and Mastering by Kasson Crooker

Graphic design and illustration for Couch by Paul Furio

Tech Details: Couch was composed using an Apple iMac, Propellerheads Reason 10, Adobe Audition, MOTU 1248 and 16A audio interfaces, MOTU Microlite MIDI interface, Nektar Panorama P6 controller, DSI OB-6 analog synthesizer, Behringer Neutron semi-modular synthesizer, Moog Mother-32 semi-modular synthesizers (x2), Lexicon MX300 effects, Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro Guitar, R0DE NT-1 microphone, Shure 55SH microphone, Alesis Samplepad Pro drum pads, Alesis RA-100 amplifier, Alesis Monitor One studio monitors, and Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro headphones.

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Track Name: Misery
Are you stuck in a rut
Find yourself lacking creativity
A bad case of writers block
You’re not as clever as you think you used to be
Well I’ve got a solution
One that you’re gonna love
It’s a time-tested and true method
For really rising above

You just need a dose of misery
Throw away everything that might be true
Yeah it worked for me
Perhaps it could work for you
You just need a dose of misery
Throw away everything that might be true
Yeah it worked for me
And I bet it could work for you

Have you tried a divorce
Maybe start out with an affair or two
Develop a drinking habit
Argue viciously ‘til all your friends hate you
Have meaningless “relationships”
Fuck ‘em and just throw them away
Then fill up the hollow emptiness inside
With all the cunning things you say

When you’re down in the darkness
Visualizing suicide
You’ll know the most brilliant creatives
Do their best work comes when
there’s nothing left to hide
Track Name: Class Actress
You played the part
So perfectly as you read from the script
Every line delivered
To keep your audience tight in your grip
Moving out on the stage
So deftly poised ‘til you found your mark
Enraptured by your gaze
You captured my heart then you tore it apart

You totally owned the role
Until I lost all control
You left my life in a state of distress
You’re a real Class Actress

I have to wonder
Was there ever somebody beneath that role
Was this all just a game
That you like to play so that you can feel whole
I watched you work the room
Always on point as you tracked the spotlight
Absorbed in the method
You made something wrong feel oh so very right

And as the curtain fell
I only wanted to bid you adieu
But though she spoke with your voice
I felt like I was watching someone strange and new

Watch as the curtain falls
You deserve the applause
Track Name: Tanzfläche
Eins zwei drei vier!

Ich kann kein deutsch
Aber ich kann musik schreiben
Hasslieder lassen dich tanzen
Und du wirst zu liebesliedern weinen
Google Übersetzen schreibt meine texte
Und computer spielen den synthesizer
Wenn sie die sprache nicht sprechen
Would you really be any wiser?

Fick den DJ!
Fick die tanzfläche!
Fick die menge mit ihrem gespräche!

Dieses lied ist karriereselbstmord
Aber ich mache das nicht für dich
Lachen in meinem musikstudio
Ich schreibe musik nur für mich
Clevere leute werden das hassen
Aber die unwissenden werden dazu tanzen
Die hasser interessieren mich nicht
Sie können gehen und verpissen
Track Name: The Darkest Place
I have a fantasy
Involving you and me
Taking a hammer and smashing every skull that we can see
My future is well known
Red, white, and blue skin tone
As I bleed out on porcelain inside my cozy little home

The choices that I’ve made
All have lead me here
To a place that so far from everything I hold dear
Deep inside my head
There’s the darkest place
I’d give anything to find some way I could erase

I have this vivid dream
Wherein I try to scream
But instead I go on as if things are not at all as they seem
I play these silly games
Focused on the freeze frames
Driving faster until I lose control, crash and burst into flames
Track Name: Cross the Chasm
I have made this journey
Dozens of times before
But every unfamiliar path I take
Feels completely fresh and raw
It’s so easy to get started
And the finish comes on smooth
But I never seem to remember
The path to get into the groove

How do I
Cross the chasm?
Show me how to
Cross the chasm

You might believe that I would have figured out
Some kind of pathway to success
But some well understood formula
Never does seem to impress
It’s like an icy shock upon the skin
When at last the flow kicks in
But then amnesia overcomes
Every time I start again

Every time’s a new adventure
Each start’s a terrifying cliff
Every time’s a blind experience
Every next step could be a miss
Track Name: The Act of Wanting
I’m at the top of my game
But everything feels the same
I’m always adrift on a sea of ennui
Moving in for the kill
Looking for my next thrill
‘Cause I know the finest things in life aren’t free
Fast cars, and faster women
Help pass the blurred together days
Old Scotch and expensive Cabernet
Drift into a haze
I’m sure that I have my reasons
For another Four Seasons
And I’m getting hit on by some other dude’s wife
Sure it’s an ego boost
And as I gently refuse
Shouldn’t I be delighted that this is my life

Addicted to the chase of happiness
I can’t remember when I had it tough
And now, now that I have everything
I know it’s never gonna be enough!

The act of wanting
Is better than having
The way we readjust
Will always leave us grasping for more

I didn’t grow up rich
I was always just a little bitch
Begging for anything not free
Told that life’s not fair
So I better be a millionaire
If I wanted ascendency
Now that I’m onboard with the program
I reap the rewards it enables
I know I’ve come a long long way
From eating meals at cardboard tables
Cereal for dinner
Now I fight to be thinner
‘Cause dining out is my new pastime
Put on some Ted Baker
Like a gigantic faker
And the Prada that I wear is a crime

Those days fade into the distant past
I can’t remember when I had it tough
And now, now that I have everything
I know it’s never gonna be enough!
Track Name: Math Grenade
Dial in the solution
Turn the crank to calculate
Manipulate output results
Transform data into hate
Explode the situation
Suffocate the obvious
Integrate a new world view
Redefine meaning of trust

Like a math grenade
(Numbers don’t lie)

Poison the conversation
Extrapolate a point of view
Propaganda on display
Subdividing what is true
Track Name: Get to Win
Yeah he’s an asshole but you know he’s mine
And all of your tears mean I’m doing fine
Dead kids on the border they’re so far away
As long as I got mine today
Enemies are friends, friends are enemies
I love how confusion brings you to your knees
Chaos on the networks, fingers in the polls
What price will we get when we sell our souls?

I’d rather burn it to the ground
Than ever concede one more round
You know I’ll commit every sin
If it means you don’t get to win

So there’s a new report out today
My favorite talking head tells me what to say
Repeat the points and echo the lies
Get a little harder from the look in your eyes
You say we’re selling everything down the creek
But we are the strong and you are the weak
You want your guy back cause you say he’s bigger
I’m so outraged we elected a loser!

Don’t wanna cry in heaven
I’d rather laugh in hell
Gets hotter every day
I guess it’s just as well
This is all that excites me
Shut up bitch, make me come
When we’ve ruined everything
There’s nowhere left, nowhere left to run
Track Name: Weakness (feat. Lark Remy)
Like a distant star
You shone so brightly
Illuminate my life
And caress me politely
But our love burned out
Disappeared into darkness
Will I wander on forevermore
Longing for your sweet kiss?

What have I done?
What moment did everything go wrong?
When did I give in to weakness
When you made me strong?
Where have we gone?
What turning point broke into my heart?
Was I overcome with weakness
That tore us apart?

Now I wander forth
Navigating blindly
Reaching out to any warm living body
That might treat me kindly
I was such a fool
I threw away all that made me live
And I know now there’s no reason for
You ever to forgive me
Track Name: Choose
I’m standing at the precipice
Looking over all of this
A lifetime of missteps and mistakes
I’ve thought of steeping out of it
Throw in the towel, it’s time to quit
But never had the fortitude that takes

To sleep
perchance to dream
But that ending is
not quite what it seems

I could regret the way the past betrayed me
Or embrace the future that saves me
I chose to go on

I’ve traced it all back to the source
A congregation of remorse
These mortal sins can never be repaid
Though the lesson has been learned
The damage can’t be overturned
My conscience is forever decayed

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