Human Music

by Basement Surfers

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Joshua Smotherman
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Joshua Smotherman Human Music consists of ten very strong, very groovy, lo-fi-psyche-pop-surf-rock vibes that will keep you engaged from the moment you click play until the last song ends. This is great music for just sitting back and vibing out. Favorite track: Fine Art to be Appreciated from a Toadstool.
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A surrealist cosmo drama for humans ::::: You are not alone, friend! Shred that starry surf, right to the moon moon moon noom moon:::::::: Boo to cool music!

Released by Halfshell Records HR020

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released April 28, 2017

Written, Mixed and Produced by Cosmosis Jones at Robitussin Ranch

Mastered at Telegraph Mastering

Carter Prince- Vox, electric guitar, synths, acoustic guitar, drum programming, sampling
Connor Johnson- Drums, assorted weird effects
Savvas Matiatos- Bass, outro monologue, lore master
Alessandro Rovegno- analog synthesizer
Jon Dugger- guitar, sweet licks, bass
Grant McGilberry- drums, wizard
Noah Colbeck - tablas, bongos
Julia Tink Nachemson- cover artwork, support
Addison Kotulski- French Horn
Austin Mistretta- intro monologue
Celestine Ocean - artwork
Jackson Purcell - artwork
Ryan West - artwork
Giulianna Miseo - artwork
Morgan Quick - artwork
Ruby Beyman- artwork
Francis Rowland- artwork

Special thanks to: Daniel Onufer, Lila Burns, Julia Olson, our friends in Tiny Room, Joe Manuel, and Kaylah Saltzman Bravo for helping us tremendously on this project and for always supporting us

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Track Name: Sweet Stella
You are my baby I want to say that I love you
I don't know that I can
I want simply to be with you
hearing you talk or holding your hand
It feels so strange to me pathetically alien to
feel so strong with more than just lust
you are my sweet stella I just want to be enough its hard
realizing i'm not someone to trust

But built on guilt this isn't as satisfying as I thought it would be and I
want to want you but I feel a little sick and I think I
need to oh I need to be alone because I want you
and I know I am no good though I can't love you like I should oh
baby I'm sorry I can't be alone

I fell for you a little startlingly fast still trying to
pick back up my heart off the sand
in the japanese garden I felt an urge from within it was my
fate to be your man
I know I sound crazy, cheesy naive and I'm guilty but this is how I feel
I'll just be waiting till you're back in your new town with your
silly putty face and faux Canadian zeal

Stricken with confusion I'll hippocritize till the day I die say
I'm looking out for you though I know I'm
selfish oh I see no other beings sometimes it seems you're
waiting for the person you think you need and I'm
sorry I'm a clever ruse but stella my nuts and bolts are loose
Track Name: Fine Art to be Appreciated from a Toadstool
Calvin you're a human likely more human likely more human than me
Life's a big bag of dicks to the face regretfully
I wish I could help more do a darn thing
I can talk shake your hand listen to your name
I can feel guilty I do I give you change
There's a social structure in place inherent we can blame

My heart beats fast as I climb the floors
Because I'm out of shape because I've been bored
How can I complain feel bad of myself?
Constantly even though I know I got it so good
I feel shitty that I feel shitty I feel shitty about my class
I'm not rich but I feel shitty
I'm privileged enough to feel shitty about my class
I get to sit around and sing songs about my pain
You're wandering around the streets searching for humanity in vein
Track Name: What A Lovely Celebration
Waiting till the end I plan a party for myself a lovely celebration alone a golden god covered in piss with no love love is a sensitive thing to a man alone to a man alone claims he doesn't need an unemptied home catch me wasting away and I;m standing in the shower gargling hot water crying for a girl I've only ever been shown feeling like a sad sap teevee character in a show who can't seem to catch a break but we all know its cuz he needs to grow

I love you more than you know
I love you more than you know
I'm guilty cuz I want it all for my own
Track Name: Lovely Celebration
Julia please take me out with a
shot to the heart I should probably finally
cry don't tell me you love me when you don't
believe me when I tell you I do too I swear I do
I convinced you love is simple and I hate that I fell back on my word
It's flipping hard

I'm a fiend what a lovely celebration alone
My guilt weighs this unbearable body down with three hundred pounds
of scrap metal and birdseed dangling off my neck I
think too much about nothing good you
think too much about everything I should be
and come on you know that that isn't good for my self esteem

Please forgive me
Please let me forgive myself
And iiiiiii wish I could have been better
And iiiiiiii wish I am better
Track Name: Beyond
I'm sorry for obsessing on the man I drove you too
Sorry dad for dwelling on things far in the past
I'm not meant to be here It's a toxic world I bring more toxic waste
I'm an outsider and on earth I'm not built to last

I conceptualize find solace in the stars back to a
place beyond the realities of human life
Trivial societal woes replace survival and reproduction
We wallowed in the filth with the human infection

I came out and on the ground my instincts instructed experience now unsurrounded by moon people a whole new culture envelopes a
wholey unfamiliar social experiment taught to
seek out ways to bring myself down and that
uneasiness feels safer and easier than feeling at ease

I conceptualize find solace in the stars back to a
place beyond the realities of human life
Trivial societal woes replace survival and reproduction
We wallowed in the filth with the human infection

I'd move beyond if I could
Return back up come back home
Track Name: Cosmo Plunderer
All my friends are disappearing Parket Core is all I know
plundering plutonic friendships once endearing
cheating my partners stunted growth
I deserve all the friends I lose well
lost less apt more driven away
a void appears inside my belly
sometimes its hard always being fake
faking feeling contented not scared
optimistically falling more alone
give me a chance its always about me
I'm sorry for everything I've done
Knowing you're about to fuck up your life
Powerless to do it any other way
I know what'll bring us happiness but
I won't let us see the day

Oh baby oh baby I'm not ready for this life
Come and save me
God please show me the light
Why do I do this to myself I need a vacation from myself
Is this my destiny? Slave to my density

Everything I have done to this point and every
person I have hurt will catch back up
Reclessly driving on a homemade bridge without
solid foundation I need it to fall apart
Making a name I'm the cosmo plunderer
known to the cloud folk on a fictional plane
floating forward like a ghost in my home reality
people'll say "he's possibly crazy certainly hungarian"
I don't want to be messed up
I don't mean to complain but life's too much but
things'll get better eventually overtime
I'll get older I'll get wise or senile
Track Name: Friend Vicodin
Every day I wanna smoke some crack
i need an excuse for when i fail
I'm mad at myself for flushing too fast
that Vicodin down the drain
If I could sell my heart on the web
I would of course in an instant
But I can't get on because I'm lazy and an
addict in only his infancy

You're my friend Vicodin
and someday I'll move on
To something bigger something better something cheaper something fresher
Slave to vice my only future all along

Swerving down the interstate five
by the time I get to my house I'm already dad
I shouldn't be so god damned scared
that's how it ends
I loved my mother loved my dad and sis
Loved many more along the way but
nothing could save me I poisoned my own blood
with thoughts of failure since before I was thirteen

You're my friend Vicodin
and someday I'll move on
To something bigger something better something cheaper something fresher
Slave to vice my only future all along
Track Name: Long Ago
I don't know if I've been hanging around here all this time
I can't listen when I tell myself bud you better leave your demons behind
I'm a sucker for a sad sad trip and for staying all alone when I'm already tired
I'm still feeling hung over and over and over though I thought I moved beyond that

Long ago long ago
Long ago long ago

I will write a song if it will keep me out of my mind
I will throw a fit if I feel myself losing time
Someday I will end up wasted saying man what have you done with your life
There are some things that never leave and
all them should be stuck when they happened

Long ago long ago
Long ago long ago

You are not alone