A Lot of Me Melted There

by Dummy Dharma

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credits

released August 7, 2017

All songs written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Chris Trimis
Recorded and mixed at my parents’ house in Woodinville, WA and in my room in Seattle, WA from February – July 2017

Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering in Seattle, WA
Cover design by Matthew ‘Rat’ Fildey
Any associated photo/video shot by Seth Halleran
Thanks Peyton Levin for initial mixing help

I played the following instruments on this album –
Vocals, guitar, piano, vibraphone, marimba, synthesizer, drum set, djembe, surdo, doumbek, guiro, tambourine, cajon, electronic drums, and an assortment of bells, shakers, and rattles

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Track Name: The Sun
The sun came back out again
The sun came back out again
The sun, it came back out again
Provocating me, do I remember when
The sun came back out again
Laminating worth I scribbled down with a pen
The came back out again
Provocating me, do I remember when
The sun came back out again
Laminating worth I scribbled down with a pen
The sun came back out again
The sun came back out again

Should I let the word out?
No, I’ll keep it here
‘cause if I never say it then I’ll never have to take it back
Should I let the word out?
Oh no, I’ll keep it here
‘cause if I never say it then I’ll never have to take it back
Should I let the word out?
Oh no, I’ll keep it here
‘cause if I never say it then I’ll never have to take it back
I should let the word out and make my identity clear
But if I never say it then I’ll never have to
If I never say it then I’ll never have to
If I never say it I’ll never ever ever have to….
Track Name: Rent
Ooh - I have a cavity
sweet tooth, sweet pea you bothered me
On the precipice of some sweet surrender, it turned to someone else’s sweet hereafter
It coulda been yours, you’ll never know
you never notice as you grow
Looking down…suddenly: your footing’s gone, you’re tumbling
Your footing’s gone,
you’re tumbling……
and you’re resting there.

I paid the rent in credit cards, we’re all borrowed from something
My uncle died when I was one, his spirit’s on my shoulders
I think I borrow his sadness, yeah

The joy we found in your hometown, floating in the river –
What love I have but never use –
You can have some in the meantime
You can have some in the meantime
You can have some in the meantime
Track Name: Vitriol
Vitriol is a dime a dozen
I’m all out of sense, I paid my change to get in
Trying not to get incensed tonight

My flesh is bound but my mind is free
to bask in its own sensitivity
You hold that against me
you hold that against me
Not tonight
Track Name: Tricks
Coasting on my head tricks
boasting “I’m alive”
I don’t wanna hear my I scream
it’s killing my hard drive
I called myself a motherfucker, I said it to my face
I ruled at every party trick then I left cause I’m erased
When effaced my I is truly king, I’m gonna die evasive too
Feel that in my eye-strings
nothing really bothers you

Counting on my trick hand
there’s bounty in the flesh
I wanna feel with eyes clean
the bone that my dog fetched
I called his wealth a motherfucker, I said that to his face
I’m dealt another losing hand and accepting it as fate
In fate my eyes feel blinded to who they’re facing now
In the darkness they will find it
no use in my knowing how

Identity
My identity dented me
Identity
My identity’s dead to me
Track Name: Orbit
Fair enough
I guess that what I did was really bad enough to justify the awful place I’m in
I care enough
about my indiscretions, yeah I had enough to amplify the tread of needles and pins

They tear enough
rip through the soles to chew the toes up bad enough to nullify the row I neatly had ‘em in
I’m bare enough
stripped to my skin I’ve seen I’m ironclad enough to rectify my err from orbit’s spin
Track Name: The Moon
The moon came back out again
Ruminating smoke around the front yard
The moon came back out again
Lubricating thieves and tearing down my guard
The moon came back out again
Ruminating smoke around the front yard
The moon came back out again
Lubricating thieves and tearing down my guard
The moon came back out again

Should I let the word out?
No, I’ll keep it here
‘cause if I never say it then I’ll never have to take it back
I shoulda let the word out and made my identity clear
But if I never say it then I’ll never have to
If I never say it then I’ll never have to
If I never say it I’ll never ever ever have to….
Track Name: Icarus
Is the same sun reflecting me onto the yard behind my parents’ house the one that woke me early, on holiday, on my grandma’s couch?
I think that it’s the one that’s hanging now, over your father’s yard
it’s the same that keeps on setting, leaving me and my hopes crashing hard

Flew too close
Flew too close
A lot of me melted there
Flew too close
A lot of me melted there, lot of me melted there

Is the same moon projecting fear to me so high above the parking lot the one that watches scornfully every time that I get caught?
I think that it’s the one that’s hanging now over your holy home
it’s the one that I destroyed and left me in the woods and getting stoned

Flew too close
a lot of me melted there, lot of me melted there
Flew too close
a lot of me melted there, lot of me melted there
Track Name: Mend
In my skin:
you didn’t need to prick it with a needle or with a pin
you only need to look a little closer at the flesh that let it in
In my skin

In the sun:
you didn’t need to burn so fast, you forfeited
you only need to look it in the I to know that it’s a carcinogen
In the sun

December: go down to the end of your worth
January: find strength to mend
Mending, make end

On my mind:
you didn’t need to burrow to the I to make it blind
you only need to look behind the retina to see it’s in a bind
On my mind

On the moon:
you didn’t need to ditch the oxygen and leave so soon
take a tiny step, you’re trippin’ in the dunes
On the moon

December: go down to the end of your worth
January: find strength to mend
mending, make end

December: go down to the end of your worth
January: find strength to mend
mending, make end
Track Name: Proprioception
Views through the camera have become the primary means for communication
everybody snap and share your sincerest representations for those who are not there

Views through the retina soon will be the primary means for communication
everybody blink and share your sincerest congratulations when my head does declare itself a separate state from my body

my body a separate state from you

and you a separate state from everybody I ever knew


Everything is more vast than I let it be
Everyone more complex in their intimacies


Finally, I’m honest now (with myself, but)
Finally I’m honest now, with myself but…
Finally I’m honest now, with myself but never him, no way, no how
finally I’m honest now, with myself but never him, no way, no how
finally I’m honest now, with myself but never him, no way, no how
Finally
finally
finally
finally
finally
finally
finally
finally
Track Name: April
I’ve been renting space on your Instagram account
been renting a face to eviscerate my doubt
In April I lay in my new living room, picture my last bed: I see it was a tomb
The way the clouds move, there’s breeze in the trees giving me flashbacks to visions that I had on LSD
There’s strength in the way I floated there
there’s beauty in his sandy hair
Track Name: Shade
Sound streaming from the room next door
Toilet water leaking, cresting on the shore
“Nothing personal,” he fashioned his reply
“I’m only lonely baby, just a bit shy”
I didn’t know you didn’t want that too
(the color that courses through the sky is blue)
Don’t you know that? Everybody does.
The shad(p)e of your blue is the shad(p)e of what once was.

I’m trying to be more outwardly inclined
Less emphasis on the thoughts that internally bind
More empathy to counteract the times I wasted on myself
Lying to be worth rallying behind and dying to be more authentically defined
Don’t you do that? Everybody does.
The shade of your lie is the shape that you’ll become.