Weaknesses

by Odd Moniker

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    "Weaknesses" is the newest mini-album from Odd Moniker, and the follow up to "Be Longing", released earlier this year. 7 tracks, at 28 minutes long. This album is a bit darker and more seductive.
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This album is a labor of love, and though I did all the dirty work myself, I couldn't have done it without help. Thanks to my family for food, shelter and the electricity necessary to record music, and thanks to Stephen Elliott for loaning me various gear and laying down some great guitar work. Thanks to everyone else for putting up with me during this process.

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released 14 December 2011

All songs written and performed by Matt Conklin
Stephen A. Elliott plays lead guitar on "Summoner"

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Odd Moniker Sacramento

Odd Moniker's recorded music and live performances are the work of one man from Sacramento, a small rural village full of old shanties and sand monsters in California. It is lovely here. He also creates electronic music as blackfractals.

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Track Name: Shadow Jumping
I know the game, not the reason why you play
Walk a fine line between security and...
Dangerous to even say it's name
One by one, closing fingers round the flame
But you're shaking...
You roll the dice, you always pay the price
And consequence will follow you at every stride
Time always flies when you're frightened for your life
You quicken pace with nothing close behind
And you jump at every shadow
You jump at every shadow
The apple can not fall from the tree
If nothing else just know this and believe
Convinced that we will never know relief
When you wake up, I'll ask you what you mean
I'll ask you what you mean
Track Name: Summoner
Summoner with a heart of gold
Get yourself inside, come in from the cold
Open up your palm, get your fortune told
Even though it's late you don't have to go
Summoner I want to touch you bad
Come to me and shake it, don't you make me mad
I will buy you robes and a magic wand
So you'll grant my wish and will turn me on
Summoner, come in from the storm
You don't need a fire, I will keep you warm
Come by any time, darken any door
Every time I see you I just want you more
Summoner I ask you, can't you see?
Anything you want you can get for free
If you conjure up something just for me
I will take you farther than you've ever been
Track Name: Sinking With the Ship
I know you never practice anything that you preach
Frantically grabbing hold of any lie within reach
But the signs keep pointing all the time...
A reminder truth ain't yours to redefine
Think it over, better plan it right
Otherwise you're sinking with the ship tonight
I know you've got explaining left to do later on
But beware, it's eyes are watching every move 'til you're gone
When you think you're protected by the walls all around
Don't forget, the hands that built them
Hold the key to lock you out
Though the night gets darker all the time
Doesn't mean our eyes aren't always open wide
Think it over, better plan it right
Otherwise you're sinking with the ship tonight
I know you never practice anything that you preach
Track Name: The Witness
In my darker times,
I confess to committing a thousand crimes
Praise to whoever invented the alibi
I admit to my weaknesses
The witness blesses every selfless lie
Careless, left behind
Loose ends are trouble, always keep them tied
And I see guilty men go free and
I see innocent men flee the scene and
I see guilty men...
Make me the witness
No one hold their breath...
While we're all waiting on a call from consequence and
Idle hands are known to tamper with the evidence
The only clue left out...
The fingerprints they found...
Where did they come from?
And when did the lights go out?
And I see guilty men go free and
I see innocent men flee the scene and
I see guilty men...
Makes me the witness.
Am I the witness??
Track Name: Little Might
I was just wasting my time
Wondering about you, don't know why
You ain't called in a while
Is it cool if I stop by?
Picking up on the signs
Evidence that you might change your mind
All the traps in your path
Left un-tripped...but there's still time
If you feel the pressure, let it rise
You can do no wrong in my eyes
I know your weaknesses...
I know you've got little might
Little might, little might
I was just hoping that I
Could stare at you from time-to-time
Then look away when your eye catches mine
Cause I know you're shy
You have more strength than I
Standing firm where others tumble blind
Even the planets collide
Eventually, all it takes is time
When you feel depression, that's alright
You can do no wrong in my eyes
I know your weaknesses...
I know you've got little might
Little might, little might
All it takes is time
All it takes is time
Track Name: Wrong Way Home
Well...
You have been talking in your sleep
Mumbling about how you feel
A bit like lost and found
or post not yet sent out
I relate, sometimes spinning wheels
Throw mud into your face
While your legs are operating fine
Mine are standing in one place
Lately I've got my mind on overload
Lately I've had a lot of steam to blow
If you're waiting for me, don't
Maybe I'll take the wrong way home
Tonight, I just might
Can not sleep, your gentle beating pulse
Is keeping me awake
Like a clock, whose timer's counting down
All my troubles culminate
Gone before you even know I'm up
I cannot stick around
When it feels like the walls are closing in
And the sky is falling down
Lately I've got my mind on overload
Lately I've got a lot of steam to blow
If you're waiting for me, don't
Maybe I'll take the wrong way home
Tonight, I just might
Track Name: Mexican Ice Cream
Whine like a dog gone hungry for too long
Salivating at the promise of just one touch
Enough to stave it off
Going crazy from a lack of love
You cannot even muster up the thought
Of stagnating anywhere for long
One bad egg, you try to walk him off
Mutter curses into dirty gloves
Anytime that it comes to mind
I nearly lose my appetite
But you are sweet, I can't deny
I can't help but take a bite
Your love is so sweet...
Head like a tree, been pining for too long
Standing tethered by the deep roots of just one thought
When thrown into the cogs
Is enough to clog the whole thing up
Mind like a clock but you don't know what you want
Calculations leads to empty luck
One bad move and you're prepared to walk
Get your heart a combination lock
Anytime that it comes to mind
I nearly lose my appetite
But you are sweet, I can't deny
That I can't help but take a bite
Your love is so sweet...
Like Mexican ice cream