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Erase (The Story of a Bumbling Time Traveler)
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Erase (Jan 20, 2023 mix)June Cleaver and the Steak Knives
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Our upcoming album, Short Tales of Science Fiction and Family Dissonance, lives up to its name. We have songs about robots, aliens, X-ray glasses and, yes... Time Travel!  Join Harold as he attempts to "Kill the dissonance before it begins" in this epic tale.

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I Breathe too loud, I’m in a cloud

of Absent mindedness, 

The way I talk, the way I dress, 

My morning kiss

My sunken eyes and my crooked grin

my mere existence gets under your skin,

my mere existence gets under your skin, 

Kill the dissonance before it begins, 

But what if there was a way

To make it all go away

Oh, wouldn’t you love to

Find a way

Looking up, had enough, 

Of your frowning face 

I slam the door, from this house

There’s no escape

But I have an emergency plan, 

and so back through the door I ran 

Down, I crept, down the cellar steps, 

to my lab where my secret’s kept

 

Don’t wanna be under your skin

Kill this dissonance before it begins

But what if there was a way

To make it all go away

Wouldn’t you love to

Find a way

 

Another time, another place

A narrow chance to escape

Wouldn’t you love to find a way

to erase

It's not too late to change my fate

set the year to 1998. 

set the year to 1998. 

Flip the switch, turn the dial, and close the gate, 

 

Sent to the moment before we met.

Bill Clinton's marriage on TV set

In sea of grunge, I quickly lunge to block your view

And keep my former self from seeing you

Keep us apart and everyone wins

Kill the dissonance before it begins

THE LYRICS

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INSOMNIA
InsomniaJune Cleaver and the Steak Knives
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Inspired by true events, this will be the first song on our upcoming album, and it conceptually sets the stage for all the songs that follow. Alongside hallucinogens or certain types of psychotic episodes, insomnia is an obvious gateway to the surreal.

And while most songs build to a climax, this one almost does the complete opposite. At the end of the song, the pounding drums and electric guitars are replaced with soft acoustics, and the aggressive sounds of frustration in the vocals fade away as our hero finally slips into unconsciousness. There's a lot going on in this tune, and we hope to create a "Chopped Up & Broken Down" video in order to do a deeper dive into its inner workings at some point soon.

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I lie awake, lie awake every night

Every night, I lie awake

I just lie, awake, so awake

And wait for the morning light

                              

The creaking house

My beating heart, 

Oblivion

When will you start?

                

The Dripping sink

The ticking clock 

My racing mind

it will not stop

My eyes glued tight shut everyday

Each day I close my eyes tight

Each day I’m deep, dead, fast asleep

As I wait for my bed at night

I have a dream, a dream every night

I dream about dreaming a dream

I have a dream, every night I can't shake 

In my dreams I'm lying awake

THE LYRICS

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MULTITASKING
MultitaskingJune Cleaver and the Steak Knives
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Is our increasing dependence on technology making us dumber and less productive?  Is it nibbling away at our over-stimulated brains, rotting them from the inside out?  Carting the children to their overflowing social activities while dropping off your chainsaw to be sharpened, all the while you try to figure out which gas station to pick dinner up from.  Do you find yourself staring at a screen of some kind throughout the day trying to tackle a myriad of botheration or create some kind of distraction from the ever-present horrors of our current state of affairs, ad nauseam?  

 

We know how you feel….Days flow by like a dream, and we have difficulty recalling a single detail from last Thursday.  Pat created an illustration back in 2009 that eventually inspired this song, and was musically influenced by both Rush and Zydeco music.  This is our our first single in quite awhile, and we hope that you enjoy!

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Work’s piling up,

A constant climb to stay on top

For you

There's too much to do

 

Need more time,

More arms and more eyes

But you

Only have two

 

Eat your breakfast while you race out the door

Morning conversations while checking the scores

Forget the present, mind’s onto the next

Fix your hair and drive the car while checking your text

 

Who did you see today?  They’re all faceless

Where did you go today?  Nameless places

What did you do today?   Nothing at all

How was your day, Dear?   I can’t recall

Multitasking steals another day away

Multitasking feels like everyday's the same

Multitasking scattered thoughts cloud my brain

Multitasking steals away another day

 

You’re never alone when your holding your phone

Alone you don’t what to do

Four things at a time, racing gerbils in your mind

And I can’t seem to get through

 

Silence is a stranger, TV’s on while you sleep

What happened to the years? There goes another week

Today is yesterday, and tomorrow will be the same

I'm here with your body but not with your brain

 

Maybe tomorrow my mind will be here

Liquid, Tranquil sharp and clear

Maybe tomorrow we’ll live in the now

But for today we just don’t know how

THE LYRICS

Where are the rest of the singles?

We've put them into the vault, but Patreon Members have full access.  Join now, pay what you want.  patreon.com/cleaver_music  

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