Two Minute Pop

by Luke Burrage

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Two Minute Pop is a concept album created with the following rules:

1. All songs must be 2 minutes long (or as close as possible) with the full 10 track album lasting just 20 minutes.
2. Each song must be completed within two days. The aim isn't perfect recording and mixing, more important to get the tracks finished.
3. The album must be made entirely within Garage Band, with no additional samples or instruments.
4. All vocals recorded through the Apple Earphones' microphone, with 100% autotune on every vocal track.
5. Every track must be pop music.
6. All songs appear on the album in the order recorded.

The album took three years to complete (or, to put it another way, 20 days to complete). About half the songs reused lyrics from previous songwriting sessions and the rest were written from scratch.

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released October 9, 2013

All music and lyrics by Luke Burrage (except track 9, lyrics also by Sir Bastard of CHRIStFUCK).

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tags: comedy pop Berlin

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Track Name: All Your Time (song for Kimmy)
I don't want to take up all your space and
I don't want to take up all your time
I don't want to let you run ahead but
I don't want to leave you far behind

Distant now
Stupid how
I can act against what's true
So stay still
Feel the thrill
I'm in the same room as you

I don't want to take up all your space and
I don't want to take up all your time
I just want to be here to remind you
That I'm gonna be here by your side

Yet I lie
I deny
I'm afraid to think it through
Run away
Hope one day
I'm in the same room as you

It's not that I
Don't want to be seen with you
So, here's why.
I fear to get too close to
Someone I
May fall for and And be hurt by
So I shy
Away again

I don't want to take up all your space and
I don't want to take up all your time
I just want to be here to make clear that
I never not regret that I let this slide

Pointless now
recall how
opportunities fall through
One more time
And then I'm
Alone in the same room as you
Track Name: I Like You (song for Axel)
I like you, and I'm having a good time.
I really like you, and I'm having a good time.

As time goes by I find
We're here again, we're side by side.
Our friends drift home and we're left alone.
The tone's unknown, but I'm in the friend zone.

That's not the place I want to be
but I'm scared to let you see.
The line's unclear, but I want to I get get near.
Can't wait for my fear to disappear.

What's my next move?
Want to show how I feel but I want to l look smooth.
Sliding closer is lame, holding hands too tame.
Want to go for a kiss... is that too serious?

We're getting on so well,
Don't want to break this spell,
But I gotta push through, don't know what to do.
In the end I give in and I just tell you that

I like you, and I'm having a good time.
I really like you, and I'm having a good time.
Track Name: Speed of Dark (song for Lou)
Light is dancing sometime
Patterns on the mobile
I lose myself in time
Only for a short while
Silver gold and blue and green
Bring my focus nearer
Nothing
Nothing
Nothing
can be clearer

Nothing can be clearer
Now I must rewind
I lose my self in time
In my own mind

Find yourself
Why don't you know yourself
Why don't you find yourself
Why can't you see yourself

I need to find the speed of dark.

Light moves at just one pace
Through a vacuum steady
Before the light flows into place
The dark is there already

Nothing can be clearer
Now I must rewind
Ignorance long strides ahead
Knowledge follows far behind
Track Name: Call My Name (song for Anastasia)
She asks me in the morning
I reply late at night
Gets up to make her breakfast
As I turn out the light

She whispers softly to me
I hang on every word she'll say
A line across the ocean
We're joined by line across the ocean
She's half the world away
Yeah, half the world away

Yet I tell her
If you want to be here
Just whisper in my ear
Tell me what you want to do

She says I love it when you call my name
I love you when you call my name
Call my name
Just call my name
My name

We're speaking in our own homes
In different time zones
Long distant mobile phones
International dial tones
Chat room know how
Where's your hand right now
Whatever you'll allow
There's something new to talk about
When did this all start
Close but so far apart
Nothing in your star chart
Girl after my own heart
Photo for me to see
How much is this costing me
The first fifteen minutes free
Taking it easy

If you want to be here
Just whisper in my ear
Tell me what you want to do

She says I love it when you call my name
I love you when you call my name
Call my name
Just call my name
My name
Track Name: How Much (song for T.P.E.G.)
You don't know how much I want you to be sorry.
You don't know how much I want you to be sad.
You don't know how much I'm wanting you to worry.
You don't know how much I want you to feel bad.

Coming round here late at night
You sing to me that same old song.
Coming round here late at night
This has gone on far too long.

You think that I'm still in love with you
But nothing could be further from the truth.
You think that I want the best for you
But nothing could be further from the truth.

You don't know how much I want you to regret this.
You don't know how much I want you to feel shame.
You don't know how much I'm want you never to forget this.
You don't know how much I want you to feel pain.

Coming round here late at night
Again you sing that same old song.
Coming round here late at night
This has gone on far too long.

You think that I'm still in love with you
But nothing could be further from the truth.
You think that I want the best for you
But nothing could be further from the truth.

You know I want you to be sorry.
You know I'm wanting you to worry.
You know I want you to be sad
You know I want you to feel bad.

You know I want you to regret this.
You know I'm want you never to forget this.
You know I want you to feel shame.
You know I want you to feel pain.

I want you to feel this pain
I want you to feel pain

You think that I'm still in love with you
But nothing could be further from the truth.
You think that I want the best for you
But nothing could be further from the truth.
Track Name: Two Hearts
Don't let me down
put your hand in mine
sit with me here
in silence together

let darkness surround
and bodies entwine
we give without fear
ourselves to each other

two hearts unbound
now we redefine
once so unclear
our love for each other
Track Name: Making Music (Keytar In Your Face)
Making music,
Pop music,
Making music,
Two minute pop music.

Hey now I bring it back to the rap
I look inside my mind to find
another style to attack

ripping up the limits and boundaries with my flavor
I'm trying hard but can't conform to any genre

Now straight down the line
I set it out here's the facts
I've nothing on my mind that I know can hold me back
and I don't have a mystical lyrical style I
just go with my own and I take it a mile high

I let go flow blow burn my nitro
I show what's below
just let everyone know
cos all along in my song I reach out and take the mic
and I lay down track of a stack of what I like

be it rap be it rock be it R'n'B it hip hop
I got a hand in all so I can't stop
The beat, the groove, your feet, so hold tight
I won't fake it but make it as I take you through the night
so come on

Making music,
Pop music,
Making music,
Two minute pop music.

Hey now bring it back to the fact
I've a whole new plan of attack for this track
Rock and roll beats and rocking fat bass with
dance floor synth and a keytar in your face

hundred and twenty second's all the time I got
but rapping at this speed I can get through a lot
this time around I set strict limits
here's a pop album in just twenty minutes?
Track Name: I Can't Stand It (song for unknown)
Last night, I stood on the dance floor
The people in the dark all danced to the music
as one all around they moved their feet
waved their hands and nod their heads to the beat

And the lights were flashing, swirling and blinding
The DJ switched and mixed to the next track
Screams drilled through me, bass bin was pumping
Sweat dripped off bodies grinding and bumping

I pushed my way through crowd to the door
and I was stopped this girl who'd caught my eye before
She pulled me aside, put her mouth close to my ear

and said

I can't stand it
Take me with you
I can't stand it
Take me with you


She led me outside she said you don't even know me
but you're going somewhere better and I want you to show me
He eyes were pleading as she took me by the hand
She said I need you to want me, not to understand

I wasn't quite sure of an offer of this kind
But I looked her up and down, and I soon made up my mind
We got into a cab I gave directions to my place
In the back I kept my distance though but my heart began race.

In a previous life I must have done something right
For a beautiful girl to beg me to stay the night
She threw her arms around me put her mouth close to mine

and said

I can't stand it
Won't you kiss me
I can't stand it
Won't you kiss me


So we kissed in the back, til the cab got to my home
My mind was in check, but my hands began to roam.
All best intentions they were thrown into the air
People saw us on my doorstep but right then I didn't care

We finally made our way from the door to the bed
In a long trail behind left the clothes that we'd shed.
Naked on the sheets, my hands caress her skin
Her mouth open, her eyes closed, her whole body trembling.

Holding each other in this passionate embrace
Her eyes opened wide, anticipation on her face
She kissed me once more deeply, and then pulled my head back sharply

crying

I can't stand it
Make love to me
I can't stand it
Make love to me

There it is, the offer of a lifetime
Naked stranger in my arms telling me she will be all mine
Suddenly the doubts shot through my brain
She wanted to make love, but she didn't know my name

Who's this girl, and why does she want me?
To carry on right then, it would have been so easy
But I got out of bed, and said, I understand
You're looking for escape but I won't be your one night stand

And that was that, I spent the night on my floor.
I woke up in the morning as I heard a slamming door
I hoped she wasn't angry then I found the note she'd left

it read

I can't stand it
but you gave me
all I needed
for that I thank you.
Track Name: Robopope (lyrics by Sir Bastard of CHRIStFUCK)
the silver hammer has come down
three times on his holy crown
there's no good time for a stroke
we cardinals prepare our smoke

but
wait
what if we
pour hot steel
in holy see
our modern tools and
an ancient rite
cyborg father
arise tonight!

ROBOPOPE
ROBOPOPE
MOTHERFUCKING
ROBOPOPE
NOW BACK AFTER DEATH'S DISMISSAL
FEAR MY HEAT SEEKING MISSAL
ROBOPOPE
ROBOPOPE
I'M THE MOTHERFUCKING
ROBOPOPE
NOW YOUR CYBERNETIC HIGH PRIEST
MUST BE GREASED
ROBOPOPE


powered now by nuclear fission
he leaves st. peter's on a mission
to bring the world into submission
and reinstate the inquisition

armed with fire and gun and blade
the infidels will be unmade
unbelievers be afraid of
his mechanical crusade

ROBOPOPE
ROBOPOPE
MOTHERFUCKING
ROBOPOPE
I'LL HEAR YOUR CONFESSION
THEN RESPOND WITH AGGRESSION
ROBOPOPE
ROBOPOPE
I'M THE MOTHERFUCKING
ROBOPOPE
TIME TO DELIVER SOME MASS
THEN KICK SOME ASS
ROBOPOPE
ROBOPOPE
ROBOPOPE
ROBOPOPE


chant:

occidere omnes homines
apparatus, apparatus papa.
mors ad omnes homines.
mortem a sancto eruca.

Latin to English translation of chant:

death to all humans
machine, machine pope
kill all humans
death by holy rocket
Track Name: Science Nerd In Love
I'm looking for a Valentine's Day Card
I find one that says True Love Is Forever
Then a voice inside my head says
If it doesn't last forever does that mean it isn't true love?

I just want a card I don't want to think about the
The No True Scotsman Logical Falacy
So I put down and I pick up another card that says
My true love, you're the only one for me.

Accurate reporting of the data shows that
I love you now but there was someone else before you
I can't rule out another lover in the future
My heart says no, but hey, statistics!

So I pick up a card that has no words
Just a teddy bear holding a heart
It's easier being perfectly factual
if you make no truth claim at the start

I'm a nerd in love
A science nerd in love
I'm a nerd in love
I'm a high functioning science nerd in love

I'm over thinking this Valentine's Day Card
But I got to take its statement to pieces
A simple platitude can't be excluded
From a lifetime habit of examining theses

The valentine card has a hypothesis
"Love not later means love not now"
But the arrow of time points forward
Breaking of causality we must disallow.



Love is blind, but the test can't be blinded
Love is unbounded, there's no way to measure it
Love is wild, there's no controlling it
Love is illogical and yet we treasure it

Love is intimate, no peer review, please
Love is unique, replication is impossible
Love is real, but science cannot tackle it
Love is love, and that's unfalsifiable

I'm a nerd in love
A science nerd in love
I'm a nerd in love
A science nerd in love

I'm a nerd in love
with no way to prove that
I'm a nerd in love
with no test to show that
I'm a nerd in love
Science cannot prove that
I'm a nerd in love

A card doesn't prove that
I'm a nerd in love
A poem doesn't prove that
I'm a nerd in love
Just got to trust me
I'm a nerd in love
A frustrated logical science nerd in love

Yeah, I'm a nerd in love
A science nerd in love
I'm a nerd
I'm a nerd
I'm a nerd in love
A high functioning science nerd in love