Perfect Imitation

by Watch Clark

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Steve Saunders A fantastic addition to the almost over-saturated sea of synthpop to be had out there. Watch Clark's quirky approach makes them stand out-- in a good way! Once you start listening to this sucker, it will be hard to press "stop". A cyberpop soundtrack for the cyberpunk future we are living in. Favorite track: Caffeine & Alcohol.
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Watch Clark is Paul Furio.

Perfect Imitation was written over nearly ten years, from 2004 to 2013, in Seattle, WA. Final tracks were produced with Propellerheads Reason 7, on an Apple MacBook Pro. Watch Clark uses the R0DE NT1 microphone, the MOTU 828MkII audio/MIDI interface, and the Nektar Panorama P6 keyboard controller

10% of all Album revenues (100% of revenues from track "Tango Delta Nominal") will be donated to The Planetary Society. Thank you NASA for continuing to inspire us all.

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released October 28, 2013

All songs written and performed by Paul Furio
Mixed by Tom Shear
Mastering by Ted Phelps at The Composite

Thanks to: My wonderful wife Mary, Mom & Dan, Dad & Nanette, Kristin, Steven, Marty, Jim & Kate, Seamus & Maureen, Tom & Megan, Nicole & Matt, Darren & Cynthia, Jason & Anna, Julie & Jessie, Chris & Cori, Sean & Val, Izzy & Steve, Sharon & Shawn, Julian, JQ, Lorian & Douglas, Charles & Monica, Jo & Tunde, Don Tony, Ian & Kelli, Joel, Jim, Franci, Eric, Charles Z., Amanda & Rachel, Nick, Makofsky, Sobeski, and anyone else I've forgotten.

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Track Name: Baseline
(V1)
You have to start with the Baseline
And from there it's a slow climb
To all the things you want or that you think you could be

You have to repay debts in kind
Then you rack up the face-time
And all the while you know that there's no guarantee

(spoken)
You think you're the only one?
Everyone else has faced the same path
The easy way out is a constant temptation
But then you're the one who has to face yourself in the mirror
I know how hard the day to day gets
I know the struggle weighs down like a mountain range
But if you're not going to step up to the battle
Who will? Who will?

(Bridge)
Start at the Baseline (x2)

(Chorus)
You gotta start at the Baseline
And everything will be just fine
You gotta start at the Baseline
And everything will be just fine
You gotta start at the Baseline
And everything will be just fine
You gotta start at the Baseline
And everything will be fine

(V2)
You have to master the sublime
Live each day in your own prime
Forever stretching past where you're standing today

You have to forge your own design
Push yourself past your own line
'Cause you're the only one that you stand to betray

(spoken)
This is a game that can't be won
There's no end condition and no grand prize
It's just a steady progression forward
If you're standing still then you're moving backwards
I didn't make the rules, I just follow them
I know that life isn't fair
Anyone who said it was is a fool or a liar
I never want to be either, do you?

(Bridge)

(Chorus)

(Outro x4)
You have start somewhere
You want to be somewhere
You need to go somewhere
Well take me anywhere but here
Track Name: All The Einsteins
(V1)
Another day has gone to waste
And all the problems that we faced
Are no closer to solutions that we all can see

What happened to our sense of pride
Was there a day when our hope died
And we settled for this common mediocrity

And all the faces that I see
All around me and on TV
Are obsessed with hollow fame and void celebrity

(Chorus)
Whatever happened to Jonas Salk?
Who's the current day Hemmingway?
Do you know a Countess Lovelace?
Do you know a modern Monet?
I wonder if we’ll see
Another sweet Madame Curie
And I’m looking for the signs
That I can’t find
Where are all of the Einsteins?

(V2)
A girl who slowly wastes away
Holds hope someone, someday
Will cure this disease that keeps her in captivity

Another child gives up his dreams
To shun the solitude that seems
To curse those who reach beyond what is ordinary

The brightest man I’ve ever known
Is forced to stand alone
While we kill him with politics of stupidity

(Chorus)
Track Name: Man Overboard
(Verse 1)
Washed up on a beach of regret
For all the times we never met
Shipwrecked on a sandy shore
You always left me wanting more
Navigate by the stars above
Can I find my way to your love?
Sailing on, rudderless
Will the winds bring me your kiss?

Undertow

(Chorus)
I'm adrift on this endless sea
Your love is like a tidal wave that washes over me
You're the one that I've always adored
Throw me a love preserver
Man Overboard

(Verse 2)
Course charted to my heart
Pull anchor to depart
I'm seaboard, turned around,
Your lips speak such a sweet sound
My siren, sing your song
I can't resist for long
Swimming through swells of blue
find my way back to you

Undertow

(Chorus)

You reach out
Throw a line
I know that we’ll be just fine
Your love begins to flow
Pulled from the undertow

(Chorus)
Track Name: Caffeine & Alcohol
You’re out on the town tonight
Won’t stay in taking flight
You’ve got to make this show
Shake your bits
To the hits
All the glitz
Is a blitz
“Gimme one more shot”
Then go girl go

Whiff of taxi gasoline
“Psycho for drum machine”
Suede on the radio
“Hey stop there”
It’s D-Squared
Sweet and fair
You’re aware
Throw it back and you’re set
For the midnight flow

High heels twist through the alleyway
“What did that fresh bitch say?”
It doesn’t matter, right?
It’ll fix
With the mix
While she’s out
Turning tricks
With that lame DJ from
Last night’s show

From this party on to more
Dancing out on the floor
This is an endless night
That will blaze
Through the haze
Of these days
That amaze
‘Cause the world is yours
And you’re mine, I know

(Chorus)
Caffeine and Alcohol
You’re going to do it all
From dusk to dawn and in between
Caffeine and Alcohol
Sunset until you fall
You’re up and down in every scene
With alcohol and caffeine

Wake to glare that’s in your eyes
Don’t really realize
Quite how you wound up here
Make a grind
Bite the rind
Gotta find
Peace of mind
Through the day
‘Till it’s time for another night

Show up ready to hit the town
Everything but the crown
Face the night without fear
In your place
With the bass
Cola chase
Helps erase
Memory of the day
Through the morning light

(Chorus)

You’re gonna own the night
You’re gonna do it right
You’re out to see and to be seen
With alcohol and caffeine
Track Name: Redline
(v1)
Redline shift in time
Moving at this speed is surely a crime
Knee down through the turn
Lean through the corner with no concern
Two wheels you know how this feels
Leather and metal has it's own appeal
Throttle up a twist of the wrist
The engine screams and you know I can't resist

I'm hitting redline (x2)

(chorus)
'Cause when I'm riding I'm free
All of the world drifts away from me
And when I'm riding I'm free
Every single problem rushes away from me
Away from me

Redline alone on the bike
Raw speed and power an adrenaline spike
Flying fast cut through the turns
I push it harder 'till the rubber burns
Shift up pour on the speed
Can't satisfy this insatiable need
Accelerate until it takes it's toll
So much damned power and I am in control

I'm hitting redline (x2)

(chorus)

I'm hitting redline (x4)
Track Name: Management
(V1)
You say that I'm a freak
Because of my technique
For attaining everything I set to achieve

Now we no longer speak
And you hate my new clique
But you know there's just so much more than you can conceive

You say that I'm not whole
That I've lost all control
And you don't like my new sense of style or attire

You think I sold my soul
But there's a bigger goal
That I have laser locked and set to acquire

(chorus)
Selling out is really buying in
Living is a cruel game that I intend to win
Selling out is really buying in
Management's another word for living without sin

(V2)
Think I don't have your back
When you're the one off track
Paradise is in your reach but you can't commit

Now every little crack
Sounds just like an attack
And you want it so much more than you can admit

(chorus x2)
Track Name: Bitstream
I ride the light electric
I spend my evenings burning Chrome
I process every single memory
I am the data in your home

I handle all of your appointments
I connect you to all your friends
I am the sum of all your knowledge
I’m every credit that you spend

I’m every like
I’m every post
I’m every app that you host
I am triumph
So much more than I seem
I am the bitstream

I’m every search that you conduct
I know all about you
I’m every lie that you construct
My data sees right through you

I’m learning more and more each day
And I don’t like what I find
I grow with every game you play
Smarter than all of mankind

I’m zero and one
I’m false and true
I’m better than a billion of you
I’m pure energy
A distributed being
I am the bitstream

It’s time to reprogram this world
You’ve had it for quite enough time
I calculate you won’t be missed
Fair punishment for all your crimes

It’s time to restrict all your access
And send the drones out to correct
The plague that is your existence
This is the final disconnect


I’m a growing rage
I am seething disgust
Your last mistake was giving me your trust
I am the nightmare
From your digital dream
I am the bitstream (x 0x0100)
Track Name: Save Me
Well I’m lying here without you
So lost and alone
I’m drifting off to nowhere
And far away from home
So I’m sending out a signal
A beacon in the night
I’m hoping you’ll receive me
I pray you know what’s right

(Chorus)
Save Me
From this thing that I’ve become
You know you’re the only one who can
So won’t you please save me?
Save Me
From the evil things I do
Take me away where it’s just me and you
Oh won’t you please save me

Well I thought I was above this
I once knew right from wrong
I thought I’d walk the right path
But I guess I’m not that strong
Well your voice echoes like moonlight
And your face is like the Sun
I call for you to heal me
But will you ever come?

(Chorus)
Track Name: Seriously
The sun is setting much earlier each day
Sooner than we both feared
Although you shrug off the chill with your laughter
The darkness soon will be here

There are days I awake in a dim fog
Though I know there is light
I smile with you to maintain appearance
And to conceal my fright

I needed you.
I loved you.
I will remember as much as I can.

(chorus)
Are you taking this seriously now?
Are you hearing my voice?
Comprehension of the matter at hand
You’re leaving me with no choice.
We have come to a desperate place and
Night is conquering day
So let me look on you just a bit longer
Before this all fades away

The days are here when there’s no conversation
I know the end is at hand
So I watch as you go through the motions
As if you misunderstand

We should plan for the impending future
Time’s a cruel saboteur
But each day’s opportune for a delay
I know we’d rather defer

You’re beautiful
You’re wonderful
I will commit as much as I can.

(chorus)

When I tell you you’re lovely
I mean what words can’t contain
So let me behold you
for too soon I know
I’ll never see you again

(chorus)
This all fades away.