Bicycle Bed
by Dan
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Circulatory System - "Tiny Concerts"
Circulatory System - "Electronic Diversions"

Yo yo, come here and check this out. Come here, shut up, come here. Remember I was telling you that time that the swamp behind my house is haunted? Remember I was sayin that? I know it's more of a pond, but we call it the swamp, that's just what we call it. Well, check it out, I'm not--I were-asn't lying. Check it out, check out this picture. My cousin took that, his name's Jeff, he's like 25 now, but he took that when he was our age, he took it right back here, see that tree? It's the same tree, and the water in the background. He took it right here, and I guess there was this old ratty oil drum back here, but he didn't care about it, he just took the picture, 'cause who cares about an old ratty oil drum, why would you take a picture of that, right? Well he said he just took it, like he just felt like taking it, but now when you look closer you'll see why. You see that? on the edge there? the white? you see that? see how it kinda comes all the way and it kinda starts from the oil drum? see that? Look at that, it was taken right here, and there's a shape coming right out of oil drum and my cousin said he must have caught the ghost when it first came out. And what else? my stepmom sees all sorts of stuff back here. One time she saw a man that was wearing a mask, and a woman in a red dress. And one time she heard a person crying but it was like the middle of the night, so no one even was awake. And plus even me, I lose stuff out here all the time. One minute stuff's there and another minute it's gone. Just gone, like you turn your head and it's gone. Like my brother's comic book Hell Night, that happened to me with...and like, food, of mine, and stuff...and, oh, even like, your Ewok bank it happened to. Yeah, your Ewok bank. The swamp took your Ewok bank, I meant to tell you. I'm telling you now.


Posted by Dan at September 4, 2009 3:04 AM

Link for the second track doesn't work, fyi.

Posted by Matt at September 4, 2009 2:37 PM

thanks for letting us know. should be fixed now!

Posted by sean at September 4, 2009 4:40 PM



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