Ain't That a Trip?

from Pale Cicada by Makeunder

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Ain't that a trip the way the existential story took a dive
A new age hippy quaker looking for a place to hide
What a gracious golden gift the world's lucky you're alive
Yeah you look back you wonder what you missed
Out on that trip.
What did you miss?

You put some ochre on the palette when the painting's looking dry
You're waking up defeated - how affecting was the lie?
Syncopated hallelujah in a heathen's nine-to-five
I'm looking back and wondered how I lived
... Maybe I never did -

Ain't that a trip?
Oh yes, it's real!

Everybody wants a permanent location
At least a way to pay the rent
A gentle soul who's on your wavelength
Put a life back together again

In the third act when the aspartame becomes formaldehyde
Before the vedic heat death claims the oceans and the skies
Stay with me now stay forever - stay as long as you like
You don't have to wonder how you lived
Cause I know we'll be just fine

Ain't that a trip?
Oh yes, it's real!


from Pale Cicada, released June 28, 2019
Hamilton Ulmer – vocals, guitars, keys, synths, production
Van Jackson-Weaver – guitars
Matt Schory – drums
Cassandra Bequary – violin
Charly Akert – cello
Ian Pellicci – tracking (New, Improved Recording)
Nick Lobel – mix
Dale Becker – master


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Makeunder Oakland, California

Led by songwriter Hamilton Ulmer, Makeunder wrestles diverse tastes - from Renaissance motet, to art rock, to 90's R&B, synth pop, soul, & modern orchestral music - into powerful songs about death, survival, migration, & loss.

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