Amateur

by Isaac Vallentin

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1.
Carol 03:38
Carol, I’ll forever be a frightened boy inside. Tell me your old horror story, liven up my mind. It was hardly forty stories—thought she could survive. Now I wear the darkest garment, mourning by her side. Let’s all get up and dance to a song that was a hit before your mum had sent her body soaring through the sky. Let’s all get up and dance to a song that played in her day, long before the thought could ever cross her weary mind. Was a quiet girl, with a long braid down her back. Don’t have colour television: head to toe in black. Sing for Carol, seek salvation, salt behind your step. Only Jesus Christ can see the kisses down your neck. Let’s all get up and dance to a song that was a hit before the pastor deemed it was the devil in disguise. Let’s all get up and dance to a song in loving memory of your mum, may careful hands protect her beauty better than they did this time.
2.
You of Us 02:46
She was a character in an open sea slipping through the waves of an address book Tying shoestrings to her lovers while the hunger hardly dissipates she wore her hair in a braid this year I don’t You of us The scene was not illustrious in her modest room atop the local bar It was simply natural selection to a broken heart shooting pennies through an open wound I don’t You of us
3.
Why don’t you buy it? Why don’t you love it? Why don’t you carry its weight upon your shoulders? Why don’t you buy it? Why don’t you love it? Why don’t you talk to me?
4.
Serve, protect your greed and master Happiness forever after Dopamine for all your children Dope ‘em up before you lose them One more notch upon the table Headed to complete disaster Finding peace through endless bruises Thought it couldn’t hurt to ask you I am endless, I am evil I am everything deceiving Jesus, Joseph, Mary, blasphemy You stop answering, I stop asking Holidays in California Get so wrecked I start to mourn you Leave the hotel with divorces Bet she left you feeling worthless Generation of the cheaters Take from you and give to me Then you take so much it hurts to breathe Well, throw your weight upon your children I am endless, I am evil Leave the good to other people It’s bad enough you gotta teach them Everything they think is real I am endless, I am evil I am everything unequal I live longer, they die faster Serve, protect your greed and master
5.
My life’s already over I’m just waiting for the day my body Disappears Into the dark again If I could do it over I would dedicate my life to something Make myself Into a better man O, man: All this time Felt like I’d already died Every thought betrays the energy I spend O, man: Was I blind? I just had to close my eyes To imagine of the day my body Disappears Into the dark Again As I seem to grow older I remember less of happy memory Everything Becomes grey in the end I wish I could afford to travel Backwards with my arms wide open Reaching for The help of my true friends O, man: All this time Felt like I’d already died Every thought betrays the energy I spend O, man: Was I blind? I just had to close my eyes To imagine of the day my body Disappears Into the dark Again
6.
I wish this song was loudest in the universe And that my voice missed by no set of ears If that was the case then I would have no choice But to proclaim what we all need to hear I love you, stop crying There’s nothing to fear about dying Everything is all that you are and ever will be I love you babe, stop crying I can’t relate to a single living soul on earth I think my home must be far away from here Aren’t you mesmerized by every single one you meet? Don’t you go blind by the light of your fear? Good riddance, be silent There’s nothing inside you but violence Everything that you’re fighting is a part of you and a part of me But I love you babe, so stop crying for a second I love you, stop crying
7.
The banker walks his bicycle to work five days a week. It bugs him because his thighs rub against the inside of his mind. He lies, and says he takes the path beside the highway where she left him for his brother; he’s a dentist and he’s handsome, even when his hands are dancing on your smile. The banker is reminded of his failures every day. He’d have no other way, for how else could he organize his mind? He tries to recount every detail; from the socks that he was wearing, to the tears that he felt falling from his eyes onto the path beside the highway, where she said goodbye. The banker locks his bicycle and starts another shift. He walks on to the lift and greets the early morning with a sigh. Behind the counter, counting hours until 5pm, when he unlocks his bicycle and walks it down the path beside the highway where she left him for his brother, and he remembers the socks that he was wearing when she said that she can’t love a man who doesn’t love himself, and doesn’t even care to try.
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9.
Dancer 04:56
I knew this day would come, for my parents always warned me. They said you shouldn’t be a dancer, you’ll be eaten by the dog. I wish I’d gone to college and forgotten dreams of dancing, As the dog is lacking appetite for those holding accreditation. Upon emancipation, baby, I will call you mine. Be my only friend, until you rip apart my face. When you’re finally free my dancing days will be long gone. I’ll be just another dancer in the belly of the dog. Towards the dog I’m dancing; bearing teeth, it shares a growl. Execute expert maneuvers, but the dog is not impressed. The leash is nearly broken; I dance on without condolence. He’s foaming at the mouth; I boogie down the narrow street. Upon emancipation, baby, I will call you mine. Be my only friend, until you rip apart my face. When you’re finally free my dancing days will be long gone. I’ll be just another dancer in the belly of the dog.
10.
I will always answer you Because it’s what I like to do: Answer your call I will always think of you (I will always answer you, I will) Because you have asked me to (Because it’s what I like to do) Answer your

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2015 – 2017
Ottawa – Treviso – Rotterdam – Berlin – Hull – Montréal

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released June 4, 2018

Ben Atkinson — recording
JF Beauchamp — trumpet 07, flugelhorn 09
Philip Shaw Bova — mastering
Robert K. Chapman — recording 01 02 05 07 09 10
Pascal Delaquis — drums 01 02 05 06 09
Dave Draves — mixing, guitar 02
Gabrielle Giguere — voice 07 10
Allie O'Manique — voice 06
Cameron Hill — saxophone 05 07
Keturah Johnson — voice 10
Jeff Kingsbury — drums 07
Rolf Klausener — voice 10
Yolande Laroche — clarinet 05
Mika Posen — violin 09
Michael Powell — vibraphone 10
Allyson Rousseau — voice 10
Velodrones — bass 05 07

Cover photograph by Karim El Maktafi — karimelmaktafi.com
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