by Dirtman

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    New album GLYPTODON on transparent pink cassette with full color cover/art. The first ever Dirtman physical release! Tape contains two bonus songs NOT on digital edition. Also includes a unique monster sticker (selected at random) and original drawing. Edition of 50. THANK YOU

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released September 21, 2016

dirtman here recorded is: dan & ben

april: vocals on 1, 10, and 15
annie: bass on: 7, 9, and 11
matt: bass on 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, and 16
arthur: drums and recording on: 8, 10, and 13

western edge chorus: rachel, cutter, april

recorded and mixed by ben at canadaway
except 8, 10 and 13 recorded by arthur at awkwardcore studios

all songs by dan, except:
arthur wrote the initial lyrics on "mud march" (i changed them a bit)
april wrote the lyrics to "waterslide for fun vacation"
mark was responsible for the words on "failure to run"
kyle, april and dan wrote the lyrics to "trepanning"

thanks to all involved, and to ben s. for inspiring me to get writing.

here be monsters:




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Track Name: Western Edge
i’m chomping at the broken searchlight
while townsmen are falling off the quiet western edge
we're on the western edge
we're on the western edge
Track Name: Into the Books
Let’s tear out this page and start anew
I was eaten back to life in a human stew
I was into the books but they steered me wrong:
I banished the thing when it sang too long

Over the void and into the books
Where demons lurk
because I can’t feel the pain

Over the void and into the books
Where demons lurk
Where demons lurk
Track Name: Spelunking
Water be my guide
Through the dark in the maze
Arise! Summon all the ghosts
Cut away the light!

Cut away the light
Track Name: Marching Plans
a huge variety of perfect plans
across the land
standing at the edge the sea:
billions of mees
marching with flags

standing at the edge the sea...
Track Name: Walking Whale II
postulate and carve a date for me
this is just the way that it should be
this is just a car

this is just the dream and the dream’s a single town
the giant heart of the mighty clown
this just a carcass
Track Name: Don't Hate! Coronate!
my ghost moves slow
in the pocket of the great big coat
what keeps my head afloat
don’t trust it not to go go go...

coronated for so long
didn't mean a thing
didn't mean a thing

hated for so long
didn't feel a thing
didn't feel a thing
Track Name: Plan for Success
I’ve got a secret plan for success
and I’ve got to play it close to the vest

I wrote NO but the answer was YES
and I barely passed the test!
Track Name: It Limps!
It limps! When you least expect it
But you’ll never detect it
It’s quiet and tiny
It lives in the sea

It limps! Through your house at night
Always out of sight
It changes things
Not better, not worse... just different
Whose side is it on?
You decide.
It limps.
Track Name: Mud March
You were a brilliant boy surrounded by the dark
You traded honesty for cupcakes and ice
Forgot to name your hand in the frozen trailer park
You wanted everything that was ugly and untrue

Now I'll build these things for you:
-a grass house
-a stone arch
alone in the mud march

we'll live in the trees
with your bones
in the Mud March
Track Name: Bells
all of the roadblocks
on this dead end journey
lost in the time zone
and barking in the street
Track Name: Juneberry Jam
plink plink plink
Track Name: Failure to Run
There is a target
in my creative heart
you hit a bullseye every day
with your empty commitments
and your failure to run
i won’t wait for inspiration
Track Name: Arthritis Roadshow
everyone is buzzing with maximum torso
in the mythological lands
of the polish grounds!
I'm shredding my voices
and sewing my patches
you can't wave us out today
don't save us, just take heed
let's go!

penny for your thoughts
a childhood in envelopes

la la la….
Track Name: Insta-Kill™
warning signs that i should've heeded
now i lay alone, defeated
“insta-kill,” the package said
can't believe i wound up dead

works like a charm, i rave!
from beyond the grave
Track Name: Trepanning
Drill a hole in your head
Let us talk to the dead
What pain from the other side
You see them, they all died
You see them, they all died

Nighttime comes to Jersey
Buried in the dark so greasy
Woke up tied to a world of fallen spires
Woke up so tired

I need to fall back to sleep
The dead can't walk with the weak
Out of fear I beg for the sun
I wait for the dawn to come

(Though the daylight is under siege
with no hope of victory
drink in the warmth of the sun
before the misery comes
before the misery comes)
Track Name: Waterslide for Fun Vacation
it'll be a wing zinger
with you as the singer
we'll be laughing 'til dark
at the waterslide park
we'll all be amazed
by the devilish daze
that will bring an elation
on this fun vacation

oh yes
we'll have elation
at this fun vacation