Year 1: A Ten​-​Year​-​Old Is Smiling

by Bipole Moment

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1.
When waking up in bed, no side is right. When every single day begins a fight. You have a hard time seeing eye to eye; despite their valid point, you say goodbye. One day we hope that peace would you befall, but sadly you're without the wherewithal. Every single person in the cosmos isn't quite against your points of view. If you take your head out of your butt, maybe you'd see they've opinions too. But you can't let them topple o'er your reich, and you can't have them like what you don't like. What happened to the art of debate? Now only volume serves to make him great. Being stubborn has become a virtue, like changing your ideas will hurt you. I'm not even asking for you to agree: I just want a bit more sanity. Every single person in the cosmos isn't quite against your points of view. If you take your head out of your butt, maybe you'd see they've opinions too. But you can't let them topple o'er your reich, and you can't have them like what you don't like.
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01:39
A whole new portion of the sky; another place that we ain't discovered. Never know quite what we'll find; many things that will need uncovered. Now on Pluto, and whaddaya see? Could it be glazed doughnuts? Or maybe another lifeform? There's no telling quite what it'll be. Could there be big mountains? Or maybe a giant ice storm. And here we thought we would never know, but here we are, gonna get enwisened. So many things that we have to show; really is a new horizon. Now on Pluto, and whaddaya see? Could it be glazed doughnuts? Or maybe another lifeform? There's no telling quite what it'll be. Could there be big mountains? Or maybe a giant ice storm.
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Hello, my name is Marty, and maybe you have seen my username on Tumblr is crocojim18. Today is day 500, I'll go out on a limb. I'll tell you all the story about Crocodile Jim. Now little Jimmy was a cub, crocodile kind, raised with maybe too much love to saturate his mind. And while the other crocolets were learning how to swim, and eating too much chocolate, where was little Jim? Why, he was with the people. They'd dance and they would sing. They thought of him as equal, they taught him everything. He'd wear a little strawmade hat: the good life, he'd defined. But the only place that he was real was in my little mind. My 10-year-old-self-mind. I really loved my poetry, whole days that I'd devote. And on this one occasion, this is what I wrote. Crocodile Jim will see you swim out there in the water. You'll be caught by him Crocodile Jim, caught just like an otter. With a snap of his jaws you will be gone disappear for a while. But it's pretty sad that you've been caught By a hungry crocodile. Everyday I make a thing that sometimes you might see. And you might not think much of it, and I'd prob'ly agree. But somewhere out there far ago, nine years ago maybe, a ten year old is smiling. I'm proud to call him me.
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Goodbye Maggie Oh, we’ll miss you so And to the streets of NYC you go Goodbye Maggie With all the lives you touch I know you know we love you just that much Maggie, the best of luck We wish you in New York From Emily the artist And I the language dork You’ll reach those kids in Harlem They’ll love you just like us The world is in your arms and then you’ll take it further thus Goodbye Maggie I don’t know what we’ll do Please know we’ll keep the city warm for you Goodbye Maggie Just a pause til then And maybe soon you’ll come to see us again Good thing you know how books work To see a new page turn The little kids will need you To help them as they learn You’re fostering the future And what better career And when you are in trouble We’re waiting for you here Good Luck Maggie
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01:06
Lousy kids.
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My senses are numbing & my eyeballs are buzzing. I'm done I'm done I'm done I'm done, I'm so completely done. My fingers are rubbing at my temples for running at a thousand miles for half a day, a day before my break's begun. Before you disassemble someone else's program, please know what you are doing, 'cause otherwise you will take forever learning. You'll likely have to go and find another person who has a bit more skill. I spent my time rushing & way too much fussing to find the things I had to find in two days worth of time. My headache is humming 'cause I sat right here judging how these bits and bytes can coalesce into a paradigm. Before you sit and wonder how to even go about it, try attacking and surveying from a circuit's point of view. You'll see so many pathways, and in the moment doubt it, but just keep on observing, you'll learn more than you knew.
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Are you angry? Are you upset? What has happened? Are you fine yet? Tell me when you're okay so that I can be aware of that. I'll let my guard down so that later we can chit-chat. Baby, tell me what can I do? I should listen closer to you. I know I'm not attentive and I have a real bad habit to pay attention like an over-stimulated rabbit. My apologies, you know I'll try my best to be a better person and help you not be so stressed. Maybe someday soon, I'll remember to go through all the things that I'm supposed to do, and until then what should I do? I've been waiting; it's been a while. I'll try to not be very hostile. I should have noticed what was wrong and been a bit more aware, what with me and so much else, we really were unfair. I'm so sorry, it's been a rough few, but I believe in a strong and tough you. Please know your anger's valid; you're more than allowed, but you're going through it and I am so proud. My apologies, you know I'll try my best to be a better person and help you not be so stressed. Maybe someday soon, I'll remember to go through all the things that I'm supposed to do, and until then what should I do? (What should I do?)
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This being lonely thing, it really sucks, and I ain’t got no time to waste! I’m sick and tired of my friends in flux! I won’t care if you are not my taste. But I do not have to worry anymore! I’ve got this simple answer right in store! I’ve got the Friendmaker 9000, making friends all left and right. Friendmaker 9000 Making friends is not a fight! Friendmaker 9000 It’s so easy, works so well! Friendmaker 9000 Only time will tell. I opened up the box and turned it on. It made a hum and quickly he appeared. I’m such an idiot, I’m such a pawn: turns out the box is simply just a mirror. There’s only so much that machines can do for me; I haven’t figured out the recipe. Don’t buy the Friendmaker 9000 (some assembly is required). Friendmaker 9000 My endorsement has expired. Friendmaker 9000 It’s worth less than you’ll spend. Friendmaker 9000 I still need a friend.
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01:07
Let's be distressed today, like we were yesterday, (it's Mayday!, it's Mayday!) The ship is going down! The iceberg's looming near, I'm glad to have you here, (don't panic!, don't panic!) what luck to have you 'round! SS Disaster in the Misadventure fleet: an ending terrifies yet feels so bittersweet. I think that we'll be fine as long as we're in line, (it's Mayday!, it's Mayday!) we'll get a lifeboat soon. A child in front of us, the sailors grunt at us, (we'll hurry, we'll hurry) across the ocean strewn. I guess we've learned to never have a boating trip, keep on swimming, keep on swimming, keep on floating, keep on saying, keep on saying MAY DAY

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My second year of making something every day is complete, and this album is a testament to that.
I didn't write quite as much music this year due largely to a lack of both instruments and time, but I like how I progressed throughout the year.

For example, compare "Donut Shop" with "Cool Beans" last year, or "Are You Angry?" with "Here In the Future". I've written so much more poetry this past year, and a good percentage of those are planned to be songs later down the road.

Here's to another great year!

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released May 3, 2016

Album art shot by Emily MacIntyre (mylameinternethome.tumblr.com).

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