Detachment

by Magnus

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1.
Detachment 03:40
Detachment Staring down the pixel priest A mexican stand-off All hail the pig for the feast Righteous profiles Stolen lunch money From the good side Afraid to be eaten By everyone’s hungry evil eyes Welcome to the doom side There sitting on the back seat of your car In your broken back yard Making out to shortwave radio And your skeleton sister’s screaming halo And the doors are locked And the word is “fucked” Banging your head against the dread In a town called Nowhere Got to get away from here You may have had a skill or two But youth troubled and wasted you So here you arrive Lazy, in desperation Dreams haunting you You have no friends They’re all dead ends Is there nothing more!? Is this all!? Welcome to Complete And utter Detachment Welcome to… …complete… …and utter… Detachment.
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Ever & Ever 01:45
Ever & Ever one step more and that’s the end of the road you hum & howl, show your teeth & growl while you know you can’t win hot on your heels, they snarl, rattle & squeal and you know it’s too late when the rats don’t wait So here we are, a little wild eyed pushing on until nothing’s right everything appears closer in the rearview-mirror when they’re only keepsakes for god sakes
3.
Forever & Never Palm trees, desert winds run for days on end. Mosquito heat, thick and still it’s sinking in, good times pretend. Snake oil charms a fever dream I’m a chameleon. Slow thoughts creep into the night Duelling hearts, like throwing dice lonely words, but some catch fire. A growing moon, both tame and cruel must be leaving soon. Forever & Never... Ride into the sunset will i find a little love? But then again, you never get what you’ll pay for. Snake oil charms a fever dream Am I a comedian? Slow thoughts creep into the night Forever & Never...
4.
Humbugger 04:41
Humbugger as i walk through your door casually crawl through your walls through the picture perfect portraits & cause your memories to fall Wake up to your dreams, motherfucker you got to go it alone keep your hands on the wheel, keep trucking because you’ll never run out of road humbugging humbugging’s just the way like nails on chalkboard, (the hooks hold) you’re nothing but small talk & it’s all talk when you won’t say a word sayonara, say no more Wake up to your dreams, motherfucker you got to go it alone keep your hands on the wheel, keep trucking because you’ll never run out of road humbugging humbugging’s just the way keep strutting strutting it all the way
5.
Cottonhead 03:56
Cottonhead. push, push, push, pushing it down can’t remember if you’re on top or out you should fear the vitriol in my veins came to see it strapped your eyes had to breathe it could only try in your brain your perception is a stain eyes like sunflowers in bitter bloom stare stone cold from the corner of the room spread out like plaids the story they display where real words won’t see the light of day stand and watch hands tied to a clock (your) life unfolds like geraniums in the sun you’re looking good but you can’t get nothing done Haven’t seen you smile Not for a while Want to be alone tonight?
6.
Camel 03:25
Camel I’ve been wandering around for a long time now without water, without wine, sunny side down it’s hard not to hate it the whole world seems jaded I’m slowly fading out of view I’m not just fiction of my mind i come around here all the time (2x) I’m not just pictures i can’t hide i fall apart here all the time I’m not just fiction of your mind i come around here all the time sands of time and oceans of magic camels and lyrical potions you write what’s yours and make it all pan out I’m not just fiction of my mind i come around here all the time I’m not just pictures that you find i fall apart here all the time they’re not just pictures i can’t hide they’ll come around every time
7.
Saints, Sedated pretty girls fast lies all that glitters gets hooked at the end of the night muscle, cars, faux diamonds you’re loss if you’re out to find them when you’re too far out to hear their call when you’re too far gone to care at all rabid priests & little lambs in heat licking heals down on dirty streets used, broken & loathing perks & delights live the fight for the end of the night the city buckles & sighs dropped by the side of the road the world gets dark, the light turns cold your heroes are dead, your friends all fold bright lights kill the city’s soul
8.
Lone Motel 05:13
Lone Motel oh well so here we are it has come to this…this an ungrateful death at a slow motel you stand staring longingly down the hall littered with preoccupied portraits of self idolisation hanging on by tooth and nail the sickly green polyester carpet a reminder what promise that prevails out in the yard lone cars empty magazines open windows closed minds hair in the wind locked doors stagnant hours for every slow moving century screens… escaping distant visions rustily stranded scenes of a fading arcade hope you entertained for a while hope birds of paradise like postcards from a distant movie and parental lullabies live the endless night circular traditions galleries full of frustrated fearful faces until one escapes and moves south and now here we are and you find yourself so here you find yourself and it has come to this you know you had your chance to chuck a “u”-ey but what’s the point? if you don’t even know who is who or what is what anymore!? instead you are running, screaming at a hundred miles an hour fast away, down the highway, drown the high way knowing that this town ain’t yours anymore
9.
Musk 03:55
Musk i know, knew all along down in the bottle the truth didn’t drown It’s a wonder with all this alcohol tiny temper you come on strong didn’t know how fast I should run desperate little lifeless vampire The oil & water you sink your teeth in no matter what you believe in you’re bleeding & seething you’re drifting & drowning alone in these desperate oceans of your dark & bitter potions headstrong the way it is a little heavy on the grave-y contemplative ignorance is bliss can’t handle it damned if i do
10.
An Affair to Remember like a moth to a flame like a wolf in disguise to follow you home to kiss you goodnight in an iron embrace forever mine down the deepest dreams i steal your time though everything is poison no matter what you do the world revolves endlessly around you you’re my love so strong a desire to shed old skin to crawl inside the one you’re living in in an iron embrace forever mine down the deepest dreams i steal your time though everything is poison no matter what you do the world revolves endlessly around you you’re my love
11.
Conquistadores. Dead bird in the driveway Found a horse between the sheets Don’t come to me with rats on your tail The story won’t end so well. After all - that i know - Conquistadores & Parasols White Russians Brown Sugar after all is won and lost without you I’m lost with you Ran over a goat on the way ran right back to pick me up never hit my head on the same stone
12.
Parasols 03:18
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Hands Like Haunted Houses I’m bored and lonely All these people don’t grow on me vintage T’s & runny noses Plastic angels striking poses covered in pure white snow where’d the white powder go? Got to go, got to let it go God I know I got to let it go drink to the beat of a dying earth And it’s a shit town full of shit people who give a shit about nothing but their shitty little egos And then you find yourself knee-deep in it up to your neck and forced to cop it but booze and pills and parties will get you through it uh-huh.
14.
Emotionless 05:05
Emotionless Lost the plot for a moment hey there’s our face on the floor and from beneath the wondering eyes suck it up and smile straight out the door “death breathes live into lost souls” - they say… well hey-hey ho-ho like ants are plenty, we’re one of many so does it matter if we don’t come close at all ? dancing in the pale moon time to follow it home into the tale where we belong down at a dead end emotionless and low pick up the courage that carried so does it matter if we’re too broke to go for gold? nothing’s better than nothing, but nothing at all is just so-so animal instinct’s calling scratch the itch, bite the bone & let the monkey go

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released April 24, 2020

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Magnus Sydney, Australia

Sydney band  Magnus formed in 2012 to bring their urgency, fearlessness in experimentation and healthy disregard for genres to Australian music.  

“The band clearly likes to tease and with terrific self-confidence in their undoubted abilities the approach does create a lively anxiousness within their music." - The Sydney Morning Herald
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