The Isolation Tapes Vol. I

by Eric Peter Schwartz

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FUCK THIS DAY Words and music by E.P. Schwartz The world is on fire I'm all dressed up with no place to go Around every curve is a strait that is dire Don't think we can take much more And I'm trying to hold the light for the ones I love trying to pull the sunshine down But what can I say? The darkness wins today Go ahead and burn it all to the ground Fuck this day Is this the way the world ends? Not with a bang but a whiskey Somebody further down this line please tell me that you miss me The world is on fire I'm all dressed up with no place to go I just want to make it through this night tomorrow I'll look for hope Fuck this day
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THE SPRING THAT NEVER WAS (words and music by E.P. Schwartz) The sky looked down on the spring that never was no one was there to witness the flowers the rain washed down on the spring that never was all the critters inside counting the hours Tiny things brought on the spring that never was they scared much bigger things young and old Things grew quiet in the spring that never was the birds grew loud and coyotes grew bold This was the dawning of the age of a DigitalUs the moon in the seventh house was sheltering in place the wires and the screens crackled with love and trust everybody grew accustomed to everybody's face Can we take to heart the spring that never was the tired part of me doesn't hold much hope but I still believe in the spring that never was we can defeat the beast but honor its ghost
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My 80s Heart 02:45
MY 80s HEART (words and music by E.P. Schwartz) Can't go breaking my 80s heart You won't be shaking my 80s heart Can't turn off the light in the dark won't go breaking my 80s heart Nothin' getting me down tonight.
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THE VERTICAL VIDEO BLUES (words and music by E.P. Schwartz) My love for you is wide your picture is thin if I turn it on its side still can get the love in Give me some good news something I can use I've got the vertical video blues It's hard on the eye but I'm as guilty as you why go landscape when portrait will do Give me some good news give me something I can use I've got the vertical video blues I'm a little greedy I want to see it all as you fly my on my social media wall Give me some good news give me something I can use I've got the vertical video blues
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In the moment of danger you take me apart In the moment of danger you steal my heart Lady spy You're in the shadows underneath the light sneaking through the checkpoint in something tight Lady spy You're sleek and cunning and full of fire And the game you're running snares me like a wire Lady spy You've got the trigger in your eyes You steal my launch codes I weaponise Lady spy In the moment of danger you take me apart In the moment of danger you steal my heart Lady spy
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Day Drinking 03:54
DAY DRINKING (words and music by E.P. Schwartz) Day drinking yeah Day drinking yeah Nowhere to be sounds good to me Day drinking yeah Needs must when the devil drives pop a cork, close your eyes forget the world, enjoy the day no one's around anyway Take a belt Have a shot just a snort why the hell not A little tipple a little drop your boss ain't here to make you stop Day drinking yeah Day drinking yeah Nowhere to be sounds good to me Day drinking yeah Better angel in your ear says we don't do that around here better devil says "go away don't want your shit today" "Here you go, bud, throw it back burn it out, fade to black Drink it down, ease it in if no one sees, it's not a sin" Day drinking, yeah Day drinking, yeah
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HAUNTED APRIL (words and music by E.P. Schwartz) looking out from the other side Haunted April Ghostly quiet lonely moon throwing light pale phantoms satellites Chrysalis Metamorphasis Hibernation Resurrection swelling vibrations in the ground Haunted April lost and found patches and baubles glitter and sound good will on lightning coming down Chrysalis Metamorphasis Hibernation Resurrection Reaching out from the other side Haunted April Ghostly life waiting watching waltzing white pale phantoms satellites Chrysalis Metamorphasis Hibernation Resurrection
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BACKGROUND NOISE (words and music by E.P. Schwartz) Angel appeared at the foot of his bed he was talking all kinds of holy and glowing about the head he said "Get up boy, you're gonna be background noise. You don't get to sleep anymore." The angel said "Take every pain you've ever felt and throw it in the ocean. Take every love you've ever felt and toss it in the ocean. Capture lightning in a bottle and throw it in the ocean you're background noise." The Angel just stood there oscillating the Boy lay there tossing and turning and debating he said "What's this shape in my heart" The Angel laughed and said, "Boy, that's a tip jar" The boy felt the burning in his chest he screamed "this doesn't make any sense" "I should want something better for myself but I want nothing else" The Boy looked down at the foot of his bed to the Angel standing there and he said "how long will I just be noise in people's heads?" The Angel smiled "I'm sorry, Boy, you'll do it 'til you're dead"
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JELLY BEANS IN THE SUN (words and music by E.P. Schwartz) I'm eatin' jelly beans in the sun I have to think I'm the lucky one I'm just having fun I'm eatin' jelly beans in the sun I don't care what needs to be done don't even mind the licquorice ones I'm eatin' jelly beans in the shade gotta say I've got it made this day I wouldn't trade I'm eatin' jelly beans in the sun I have to think I'm the lucky one I'm just having fun
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Soap 04:20
SOAP (words and music by E.P. Schwartz) It's the soap not the water it's the farmer not his daughter it's the cloth not the clothes it's the drug not the dose It's the believers not the god it't the spare not the rod It's the lender not the loan it's the bullet not the bone It's the sidewalk not the fall it's the engine not the wall it's the house not the ghost it's the party not the host Shout it from the edge of town "Unclean, don't gather 'round" Shout it from the edge of town "Unclean, don't gather 'round" It's the volume not the voice it's the choosing not the choice Its the healing not the hurt it's the dead not the dirt Shout it from the edge of town "Unclean, don't gather 'round" Shout it from the edge of town "Unclean, don't gather 'round" It's the valley not the shadow it's the war not the battle It's the marching not the slaughter it's the soap not the water
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LOVE WITHOUT TOUCHING (words and music by E.P. Schwartz) Good night might as well be a thousand miles away little windows in our pockets so I can see your face I know right now is scary but only the space has changed There's nothing and no distance that can take my heart away There is love without touching There is love without touching Trust me when I say this because it's burning inside me There is love without touching I'm standing here immobile mummified in warnings I stare into your eyes and my soul slips its moorings Don't worry if I cry it's just some kind of grief but the burning in my heart and eyes is the spark of my belief There is love without touching There is love without touching Trust me when I say this because it's burning inside me There is love without touching I'm be here every night on this screen even though it breaks our heart I will ignore the space and time keeping us apart And when this time is over I will kick down every door and I will run to you and hold you like before There is love without touching There is love without touching Trust me when I say this because it's burning inside me There is love without touching
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Written and recorded during my Covid-19 self-isolation, between March 25, 2020 and April 13, 2020.

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released April 13, 2020

Produced by E.P. Schwartz
(except "Lady Spy" produced by Stephen Richards)

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