First Week of Winter

by Watch Clark

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about

Watch Clark is Paul Furio.

First Week of Winter was written over two years, from 2015 to 2017, in Studio Corvus, Seattle, WA. Final tracks were produced with Propellerheads Reason 9.5, 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, with many thanks to Dave Smith Instruments for their OB-6 analog synthesizer, and Elektron for the Machinedrum and Monomachine.

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released October 31, 2017

All songs written and performed by Paul Furio
Mixdown and additional programming by Kasson Crooker
Mastering by LANDR

Thanks to all my friends and family for their support and inspiration. I could not have made this without you.

Special thanks to John Carpenter for creating the film "The Thing", which heavily inspired both this band and this album.

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Track Name: The Warmest Place
Running from this helicopter
Looking for a way out of the cold
Always trying to stay hidden
I just want to mix into the fold

Shelter off on the horizon
I’ve gotta find myself some way inside
If only I could walk among them
Man is the warmest place to hide

Covered up in human skin
If they knew the things that I could do
They all could be just like me
If they saw things from my point of view

But fear will overcome them
Their hatred would burn me alive
So I must remain concealed
Man is the warmest place to hide

If I could live among the humans
To myself I could be true
But until they can accept me
One by one I will subdue

Welcomed by the unsuspecting
Their attention elsewhere occupied
Off alone with the distracted
Man is the warmest place to hide
Track Name: New Revision
Deify the television
Echo back the lies
We embrace the New Revision
Seal our own demise

Usher in the new regime
Celebrate the cause
Marching on, a Force Machine
Crush us in its jaws

Come join the New Revision!
Get on the side that’s Right!
Crush all the opposition!
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

This is the New Revision!
Come on and see the light!
Find strength within division!
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

We decide what is the best
There’s no room for dissent
Subjugate all the oppressed
While sowing discontent

Halt freedom with despair
We’ll pave a path of fear
Only fools could declare
“It just can’t happen here”
Track Name: Player Won
Your open world adventure
Lays out every path before you
But the number up in the corner
Is the only thing you think is true

Player Won!
You know that life is just a game
Player Won!
And now it’s time to stake your claim
Player Won!
You’re always reaching out for more
Player Won!
‘Cause all that matters is the score

The beings that wander all around you
Artificial life you think isn’t real
Pressing onward toward the next reward
Tossing them aside as if they cannot feel

And now you’re finally at the end
Your points your prize your only friend
Was this a revealing breakthrough
Or do you wonder what was true
Did you win the game
Or did the game just play you?

Player Won!
You think that life is just a game
Player Won!
And now you’ve come to stake your claim
Player Won!
You’re always reaching out for more
Player Won!
What else was your life good for?
Track Name: Seduction on the Dance Floor
You danced into the room in front of me
Your red dress shimmered like a flame
Your twisting body was all I could see
This boy would never be the same

I tried to keep myself together
As you slowly pulled me apart
You leaned in and you whispered in my ear
I felt a shock run through my heart

You seduced me on the dance floor (woah oh)
I can never go back to the way things were before
You seduced me on the dance floor (woah oh)
I don’t wanna go back to the way things were before

We wandered outside just to get some air
Suggesting a flirtatious tryst
You were playing a game that wasn’t fair
And I was helpless to resist

I tried to hold myself together
As you pulled me into a bind
Each enticement that you offered me
Drove me out of my mind, you drove me out of my mind

I wish you wouldn’t dance so close to me
I wish you wouldn’t dance so close
Don’t dance so
Don’t dance so
Don’t dance so close to me
Track Name: Ice Cream, Biscuits, and Waffles
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Missed Opportunities
The furtive glance was unexpected
Your conversation threw me for a spin
Paint a path depart tangential
I tripped before we could begin

Cruel moments on the phone
Next to you but so alone
Turn the raven in your hands
I had to walk away

Still thinking of the path not taken

So caught up being intellectual
Overthinking everything sexual
Missed opportunities
Will forever haunt me
I made my bed
And now I have to lie
Now I have to lie in it

Running through fields of rye
A neon sign that flickered brightly
Car crash on the horizon
And still my hands grip the wheel tightly

We hung each other out to dry
Strips of flesh that catch the eye
There’s nothing left here to repair
You had your final say

Still thinking of the path not taken
Track Name: Naked Beats
Words misspoken on purpose
Thin chords and naked beats
Voice expressive in staccato verse
Maestro share your secrets with me

Overly analytical
I wish I could hear what’s in your head
Inadequately musical
I wish I could hear what’s in your head

Getting this out follows a pattern
Formulaic mediocrity
Too heavy, thick like a fog
Missing the forest for all the trees
Track Name: Hole In My Heart
You
Left a hole in my heart
Yeah you tore me apart
And I don’t know if I can put myself together

You
Took up space in my head
And when we lay there in bed
I know I wanted that to be forever

Why’d you make me fall in love with you?
Was anything we ever said really true?
There’s a hole in my heart
There’s a hole in my heart
I’m broken in two
And I know the only thing
That will make me complete
Is being back with you

We
Might not be a perfect fit
But your charm and your wit
Make me smile every single time I see you

We
Went and took a big chance
And ever since that first dance
Had to find out of this could really be true
Track Name: Right Back Where We Started
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Sit Here For a While
Somewhere somehow along the line
We were all infected
With this idea what’s yours is mine
We should have rejected
This notion out of hand
But it’s spread across the land
And now there’s nowhere left to go

Someplace inside us was consumed
We became paranoid
Believed our current path was doomed
Trust and hope was destroyed
Now we’re just hollow shells
Perhaps it’s just as well
We’ll always reap just what we sow

How about we sit here for a while
And just see what happens
Why don’t we sit here for a while
And let the cold wash over us
How about we sit here for a while
And just see what happens
Why don’t we sit here for a while

Sometime very long from now
Perhaps we’ll be discovered
The truth laid bare for what we were
All of our lies uncovered
We were nothing but a drop
In an ocean that doesn’t stop
One tiny act in the Great Show

If a single cell is all it takes to survive
Maybe some part of us could still be alive
I’d like to hope that there’s some goodness left to live
Holding out for some warm place
Nothing I wouldn’t give

I don’t wanna just sit here
Sit here for a while
I don’t wanna just sit here
Sit here for a while
I don’t wanna just sit here
I can’t feel my body anymore
I don’t wanna just sit here
I’ve got to not just sit here

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