Dither Beach

by Petriform

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04:27
Can we go to the beach? I'd really like to stare at the sunset Is it within our reach? Forgive me, I've been made to feel like it isn't yet Tell me where have you been So many places I can't imagine Hear it now and again What is it like to not have to ration things like that Dithered memories gone by hint to me that there's more But what can I do to open up that daunting door? Can we go to the beach? I'd like to visit if it'd be all right Practice more than I preach I promise this time that I will always stay in sight On the wings of a wren I navigate, hey, now am I dreaming? It's a bit after ten A hundred pulses chilling and bleeding through the flight Dithered memories gone by scream at me claw for more Untethered, I set forth now to settle this grave score Dithered memories gone by let's leave them in the past Wonder what we can achieve for as long as this lasts
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Think we met first there at the third floor vending machine I never could quite punch in the numbers I'd mean There's a certain grip you've got on your energy drink And for some reason that's just the kind of thing that makes me think like What is going on? Do I even wanna know Staying up 'til dawn Wondering how it's gonna go Now my mind is gone It's a dog and pony show Henceforth whereupon I gotta let this out Something in your flair Hits me everywhere What could best compare? For all the things that could have been, I'll take this chance again I really like you Make adjustments as you see fit to your best red tie Your mischievous nonchalant demeanor doesn't pass me by and Hey now what is a leather jacket between two friends I hope to find my way through this hedge maze before it ends like What is going on? I don't even wanna know Staying up 'til dawn Tell me how it's gonna go Now my mind has gone To the dog and pony show Henceforth whereupon I gotta let this out Hits me everywhere that you go Caught me unaware when you showed up for things that could have been
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Every morning about 7 AM Gotta be ready for some mayhem Keep an eye right to the sky And when it's clear, well, start your day, then But you know very well it isn't over 'Cause the threat from above keeps us sober Hope you never had to fix your hair Or get it off your shoulder Can't keep track of who you are You are so many But seating fixture battle scars You're leaving plenty 'Cause you made the most Of all that we could think to give you You're in our thoughts Kept your best life on the go Oh, don't I know And I hope That y'all went out swinging, yeah Be it Thursday or Wednesday or Tuesday Everybody knows that you're here to stay Some would call it inconvenient I'm more generous, I do say Might pretend like I know where you come from A dimension of mid-flight maelstroms When the portal opens keep your wits about you Lest you catch some Did your wings carry you far? You must be tired You did a number on teacher's car That's how you're wired All of us are waiting But you're still rotating We make moves for shelter Long for summer swelter Overcast and cloudy Please don't you get rowdy Stay free from what may fall Symbiotic fastballs
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Pelican friend, it's good to see you I thought this day might never be Pelican friend, you carry me Right over the dangers of the sea Pelican friend, where did you come from I never really did find out Pelican friend, please give me some of All that you've learned along your route Way up high You help me stay alive Pelican friend, you've lost your way Say, can I be of assistance now Pelican friend, I hope you'll stay Forever the one who made me proud Pelican friend, we'll not be apart If I have any say in it Pelican friend, give me a headstart I could use all that I can get
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So I rolled right into to town Need a place to settle down Looking forward to the sound Of a deadbolt set behind me And a nice bed to unwind me So I check in at the motel, and you know it's the cheapest one I could find 'cause I don't have a lot of money to throw around on stuff like this, I'm on a budget! So I open the door to the room and the first thing I see is that an entire drawer is just straight up missing from the dresser, and that's whatever, but I don't wanna be held liable for it, So I get back to the front desk and that's when I get the idea that someone's gonna feel the need to let me know that Jefferson's full So by now I'm settled in Now the fun, it can begin If I dwell on what has been I might never get to see this Can you even just believe this? So I've got time to kill now and I think, I still got some daylight left, why not take in the sights of the nice-looking local park? So I did, and I was, how they say, simply just vibing, when almost immediately I get accosted to the tune of Go away! You're a tourist! And I'm like, I'm about to, isn't that the point? But they wanted me to know in no uncertain terms that You know, it's kind of funny I guess it is what it is, but I've been over the county line for about 15 minutes and I'm already getting yelled at! I mean, it's like, I'm here today; tomorrow I am gone, So I think it would be okay if you could just chill for one minute, 'Cause that's just about all the time I have left here before I get the hell outta Dodge
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03:05
I never thought that I could fall in love With just a name But this one doesn't feel the same You might call it a sign from above But there's no way I see stuff like this every day And I'm trying And I'm failing To tell my inner monologue there's nothing here It's not like that we'll ever meet I know that much for sure So how'd this get the best of me? I guess that I kind of fell in love With just a name That passed as quickly as it came You think that it's silly, join the club But here's the thing In later years, I've this to claim Yes I tried And I failed To give my inner monologue some time to clear I had seen before I was done A thousand names or more But I remember only one I'm still trying I'm still failing To let romanticism never interfere
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05:20
I sit along eroded shores Where longing zephyrs blow The moment never lasts much more I think I might let go But I don't know I wrap myself around this bend I first took long ago How much of myself can I spend Chasing the afterglow Yeah, I don't know I stare a million miles out From Davenport alone I fear that I may leave in doubt A future I'd forego That I don't know

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released March 20, 2020

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Across California and beyond, Petriform has brought energetic NES chipmusic to the table for years. Get ready for a chipstyle experience drawn unapologetically from the realms of bubblegum pop, VGM, prog metal, third-wave ska, happy hardcore, turn-of-the-millenium pop punk, and more. ... more

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