Breakable

by onlyone

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released June 7, 2014

All songs written (except where indicated), recorded, and transmitted by Joe Kowalski (onlyone), in The Spaceship Control Center, between January, 2013, and May, 2014. These are the records of those transmissions. Our cryptographers have done their best to translate and transcribe the lyrical content as accurately and clearly as possible in order to grant you, the listener, the most enjoyable and emotionally resonant listening experience yet devised by extraterrestriamechanoids for humans and extra-terrestrials alike.

©2014 Joe Kowalski Music/ Is It Noise Or Is It Music, ASCAP

cover art by Andrew James Stone (dkonstruxion)

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onlyone Boston, Massachusetts

onlyone -- Joe Kowalski -- is hard to classify as a solo artist. As a sort of throwback to 70s era Brian Eno, onlyone traverses electronic/ proggy pop and ambient music and anything in between, playing all instruments and producing it all.

Beginning in June 2014, onlyone is releasing three new albums -- electro-pop "Breakable," post-rock piece "The Great Capsule," and ambient album "In Flight."
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Track Name: Warning Sign
Alert bell, do I hear your call?
Ringing bell, singing down the hall
Listen closely, listen close,
Maybe it just stopped?
Do I hear your call?

Warning Sign
Warning Sign
Something's wrong
Warning Sign
It's falling down

Tattle tale, shake that tattle tale
Move it slowly, move it slow
Then change how it change
And make that sale

Warning Sign

Ringing bell, singing down the hall
Listen closely, listen close
Maybe you just stopped
Do I hear your call?
Do I hear your call?

Warning Sign
Track Name: Electric Chemistry
When I was built
Of circuits and of wires
I had no desire
Or higher goal
Than functional
to need no maintenance
A strong countenance
To last a lifetime

And when we interact my senses overwrite the scene
Peculiar the reaction when I try to quell the dream
The robot working next to me is all that I can see
And it’s your satisfactory reaction that I seek

Electric Chemistry
Electric Chemistry
Electric

She’s a robot girl
With robot curves and lines
This indefinable
way that she moves
Across the room
Or simply rotational
And by her face we all
Get saved and saved and saved and saved

And when we interact my senses overwrite the scene
Peculiar the reaction when I try to quell the dream
The robot working next to me is all that I can see
And it’s your satisfactory reaction that I seek

Electric Chemistry
Electric Chemistry
Track Name: The Sweet Life
Sugars and spices
And mixes and rices
And sauces and powders and paste
No one devours a chemical chowder
And brags about color and taste
Natural is better than synthetic cheddar
And water is better than coke
Mix it up, mix it up,
Just stay with me, please

I like The Sweet Life
This Sweet Life with you
I like The Sweet Life
This Sweet Life with you

No one’s rich over here, no one’s
Born with the tres cliché platinum spoon
But come on up to the house some time
We’ll fill you up on magical food
Maximum happiness, minimum headacheness
Maxing out everything good
Just mix it up, just mix it up,
Just stay with me, please

I like The Sweet Life
This Sweet Life with you
I like The Sweet Life
This Sweet Life with you
With you
Track Name: Fixable
You come on so strong like a runaway train
Gotta barrel through, gotta barrel through everything
Your mechanism’s off, or your subtlety chip
You’re just a little bit off
It’s just a couple bits

We’re lines of code
And hardware chips
We willed our souls
You let yours slip away

We’re destructible
And we
We are breakable
But you
Are you Fixable?

Sent an auto-message to the help-desk team
Gotta get you fixed, gotta get you fixed before long
Comparing all the data to the database logs,
Maybe there’s a pattern that they haven’t seen yet

We’re lines of code
And hardware chips
We willed our souls
You let yours slip away

We’re destructible
And we
We are breakable
But you
Are you Fixable?
Track Name: Mississippi Gamma Five Blues (Intermission Transmission)
(intermission transmission)
Track Name: Vacuum
And deep as any, the mystery
Why you have concluded
I am in a vacuum
I am acting at random
You are in a bubble,
Gloves stuck through an airtight
Hole that you can reach through
At me within a vacuum
I am in a vacuum
A Vacuum

And from this faulty premise,
You build up faults, relentless,
Back them up with fiction
Suit the truth to match the
Narrative of a martyr
Whose cross is just an object
That won’t do what was asked it
Just like a faulty vacuum
I’m a faulty vacuum
A Vacuum

I’m that faulty vacuum
A Vacuum
Track Name: Only We Can Tell The Tale
And I will never know the way
I’ll never know the answer
It’s faster
Everything in its right place
And although you can have your code
And you can have your low-fi program
Everything just isn’t the same

All in the rhythm and as they all ripple out

But we’re all cripples from this war
We’ve suffered through its losses
Its monsters
Only we can tell the tale

It’s all in the rhythm, just offset the rhythm
And act as a prism to alternate ripples of
Track Name: My Valentine (Let Me Drink It In)
Open my like a clementine
Sweet inside, that’s by design
Sweet inside, sweet inside
Let me drink it in
Come inside, My Valentine
Let me drink it in
Come inside, My Valentine
Let me drink it in

It’s sweet inside, My Valentine
It’s sweet inside, My Valentine
Let me drink it in