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Utopia Revisited

by Jim Infantino

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1.
one km high 04:11
doh-ja doh-ja-ay oh-jay-ah-oh doh-ja-day oh-ja-day oh-ah we are interconnected now we are interconnected now doh-ja-day oh-ja-ay oh-ah-oh i jumped over the ocean one kilometer high i jumped over the river one kilometer high i jumped over the city one kilometer high i jumped over the mountain one kilometer high we are interconnected now we are interconnected now interconnected now come and join come and join come and join my tribe come and join come and join come and join my tribe come and join come and join come and join my tribe come and join come and join come and join my tribe i jumped over the river one kilometer high i jumped over the mountain one kilometer high i jumped over the city one kilometer high i jumped over the ocean doh-ja oh-ja-day oh-jay-ah-oh doh-ja-day oh-ja-ay oh-ah
2.
spinning 04:41
(i had this little tape recorder. i used to go down to the coffee shop, record people, play it back later. was that wrong?) you spun around, you turned me on, you left me on, and then you left me here spinning like an old jazz record, like a waring blender on a merry go round in the galaxy you spun around, you turned me on, you left me on, and then you left me here spinning (on a walk through the woods one day, i heard a bird that sounded just like charlie parker. i was amazed, but i didn’t have my recorder with me, so i just stood there and listened.) like a cyclone storming, like a snail shell forming on an orbiting ball round a yellow star you spun around, you turned me on, you left me on, and then you left me here spinning spinning (on the van ride home i was tired and sad. then you reached across and grabbed my hand and i felt warm and held.)
3.
psychic xombies in our midst telepathic anarchists they got that goo up in their head psychic xombies, post-human dread ain’t got no mama, ain’t got no pa ain’t got no money, ain’t got no law they’re telepathic anarchists psychic xombies in our midst she might be dozing she might be blind commanding robots with her mind she got that goo up in her head psychic xombies, post-human dread i'm only human, flesh and bone they lure our children away from home and then humanity will all be dead or have that goo up in their head psychic xombies
4.
(that was my dream day job, back when i couldn’t find a friend to listen to me complain) taking the old roads now taking the old roads now trees claw at the edges sinkholes implode taking the old roads now taking the old roads now we are stories we are not wolves (as a leader, i had an ideal) further and further on the edge of the horizon (but not enough power. if i had a song, in the public square, i could make it sweeter) utopia, utopia (if i had more power) we are not tigers we are not wolves we are stories we tell about ourselves trees claw at the edges sinkholes implode taking the old roads now taking the old roads now (come about, pack your bags, all my past regrets) utopia, utopia, utopia, utopia further and further on the edge of the horizon (further and further on the edge of the horizon) further and further on the edge of the horizon (further and further on the edge of the horizon) (i shouldn’t have landed here, i didn’t do nothing wrong. under the wall, and floating in the ocean)
5.
nobody 03:56
emily swam out past the breakers emily left her lies behind over and round the broken wreckage of the sunken shoreline above her the moon was shining heavy below her the bottom dropped away behind her she heard the first explosion in the court house by the bay her uniform was on the ground she left it purple, gray, and muddy they would assume that she had drowned after all she was nobody wouldn’t they know what she had done? wouldn’t they curse her phony name didn’t she worry didn't care they had themselves to blame emily swam away from anger emily swam away from pain emily swam away from fire when the explosions began to wane her uniform was on the ground she left it purple, gray, and muddy they would assume that she had drowned after all she was nobody emily swam
6.
hum 03:10
there’s a hum in my head –mm-mm there’s a hum in my head –mm-mm and i send it out to you, i send it out to you. there’s a hum in my head and i send it out to you. there’s a buzz in my ear –bzz-zz there’s a buzz in my ear –bzz-zz and i send it out to you, i send it out to you. there’s a buzz in my ear and i send it out to you. can you hear it, can you feel it? can you shake it, can you beat it? there’s a hole in my heart –oo-ooh there’s a hole in my heart –oo-ooh and i send it out to you, i send it out to you. there’s a hole in my heart and i send it out to you. oo-ooh bzz-zz mm-mm
7.
the tide 05:32
doh-ja doh-ja-ay oh-jay-ah doh-ja-day oh-ja-day oh-ah
8.
wheel 04:25
i make my way with offerings come try my beautiful bread i make my way with pottery come see my beautiful room and i can feel the world beneath my wheel i can feel the world beneath my wheel i can feel the world beneath my wheel turning i make my way wandering come ride my beautiful road i make my way wandering come share my beautiful view and i can feel the world beneath my wheel and i can feel the world beneath my wheel and i can feel the world beneath my wheel turning i can hear the song left in my heart and i can hear the song left in my heart and i can hear the song left in my heart burning i make my way with offerings come try my beautiful bread i make my way wandering come share my beautiful road lighted eyes are always upon me i can’t find a new thing to share who am i if everyone wants me? i can’t hide anywhere

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8 songs based on the wakeful wanderer’s guide novels by Jim Infantino
recorded at TónLab, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland 02.2023

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released June 16, 2023

produced, engineered, & mixed by Kurt Uenala
keyboards, sampling, & sequencing by Kurt Uenala
guitars, vocals, & additional keyboards & sequencing by Jim Infantino
additional vocals on one km high, utopia revisited & the tide by Sigurlaug Gísladóttir
guitars on the tide by David Wilcox
one km high, psychic xombies, wheel, hum, & the tide arranged by Kurt Uenala & Jim Infantino
spinning, nobody, & utopia revisited arranged by Jim Infantino
all lyrics by Jim Infantino
mastered by Jonathan Wyner at M-Works, Somerville, MA USA
(cc) SA-NC-AT 2023 Jim Infantino, Funny/Not Funny Music (ASCAP)
released on bigego.com

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