Two Minute Pop

by Luke Burrage

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1.
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
2.
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.
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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.
6.
Two Hearts 02:01
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
7.
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?
8.
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.
9.
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
10.
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

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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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