Teeth

by Adam Selene

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So I wrote this song Teeth in 2004. I am currently performing said song in its tenth reprise and so I threw together a triple single with two songs I wrote much more recently. Hair is also obviously old. Give me money so I can record new stuff. I LOVE YOU BTW!

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released October 9, 2015

Recorded at SLAMOsaur Jr. Denver, CO by Adam Selene
Produced by IV the Polymath ivthepolymath.com except for Dirt King, Produced by Adam Selene
Final Mix by 2 Ton 21
Additional vocals on Dirt King by Ava Thompson
Artwork by Adam Selene

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Adam Selene is a Baltimore born, Denver based rapper of raps that raps at rap time.

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Track Name: Teeth (Rise of the Decagon Reprise)
this strange luciferous glow overcomes me
the belly of a shark mistaken for the sky
and I must admit that while the other villagers cry
that I am merely standing here silently

while this strange luciferous glow beckons me
and god's fingers then intertwine to form a wall
and if all the clouds in the sky were to turn to stone
it wouldn't keep me from standing tall on my own

I am the bishop sliding diagonal, piercing these factual
supposedly impermeable membranes
erasing every step as I pass leaving the last man standing
upon the reflection indulging in mind games

while in the concrete jungle the green eaters know only hunger
and seem to take pride in their chances to feed the stronger
as the carnivorous feast upon the flesh of the beast and harness
the power of the knowledge that they need struggle no longer

so bury your face in the sand and dream of a land
where the glowing molars actually spare the outstretched hand
as I will arm myself with the comprehension that I am
more than an inkblot forming the lower left corner of an ampersand

wrap my throat around all too familiar imagery
sever the atom just to see if I can handle energy
walls about me topple from the resulting frequency
and the looming phosphorescence is so intriguing to me.

this strange luciferous glow overcomes me
the belly of a shark mistaken for the sky
and I must admit that while the other villagers cry
that I am merely standing here silently

while this strange luciferous glow beckons me
and god's fingers then intertwine to form a wall
and if all the clouds in the sky were to turn to stone
it wouldn't keep me from standing tall on my own

I am the flag ripper, professional scab picker
the juggernaut watching the last star flicker
as thousands of pictures are traded in exchange for four letters
a million word riddled pages are met by document shredders

and from the paper cut bleeds a single lettered word
personified by the need to tether every last bird to ground
screaming bloody murder until the very sound cracks the sky
and the tetraglyph watches the very last angel die

my three eyes allow the completion of the word infinity
a terrestrial denizen sporting celestial density
coincidentally I breathe and the sun begins to scream
a flaming serpent climbs my spine and my mind ignites the scene

I'd slit my wrist on the edge of this silver tongue
and stick a needle right into the eye of the storm front
swinging blunt objections against the mirror that lies
and pointing directly at the cavity in the sky while

this strange luciferous glow overcomes me
the belly of a shark mistaken for the sky
and I must admit that while the other villagers cry
that I am merely standing here silently

while this strange luciferous glow beckons me
and god's fingers then intertwine to form a wall
and if all the clouds in the sky were to turn to stone
it wouldn't keep me from standing tall on my own
Track Name: Dirt King
just put a little more dirt on my shoulders

the baddest sad man behind brown eyes like
SIIIKE, come on in guys, the ground’s fine
you’re in the presence of sedimentary royalty
lord and master of the solid fathom above me

trust me, don’t touch, you don’t know where it’s been
and has shown nine times out of nine to be infectious
Mind of a skeptic, heart of a stranger
who’s constantly outwrestling angles

slippery when wet and great for the skin
don’t dilute my intentions, I meant to rub it in
I said we’re all gonna be floating down with me
just don’t expect that final ferry ride to be free

the floor is made of lava I’m crawling up the walls again
as I am then a slave to the magma boiling in my veins
I know the name of stones that when rolling gather no moss
but see I used to be a mountain. I used to be on top of it all

please don’t just walk over me

just put a little more dirt on my shoulders

just tell me there's at least a little bit of dirt allowed
in your version of heaven and I swear I'll lower weapons
no dust clouds intended in the changing of my name
but my inheritance was my father's propensity for shame

the filth that we obtain from perpetual inaction causes pain
till our brains drip the same stagnant water that has stained
since our fathers laid anchors over on opposing banks
even our dreaming hand settled at the bottom of the tank

NO THANKS! I'm good on the grease and sand mixture
that passes for brotherhood in this place
I bet there's a prayer you can blow hard in the face
of a crumbling bridge but it won't put out flames

the floor is fucking rising and the walls are melting steadily
I am ready to behave. I am ready to behave!
when the price for being unclean drops beneath your feet, call me
until then I'll hold them both up gracefully

just please don't just walk over me.
Track Name: Upgraded Math
I am the captain of a small elite unit
dedicated to the loving of a solid gold woman
and when the moon is full we crack the sky open
with a fireworks display that leaves the mountaintops smoking

sometimes when two and two are added you get three
wise jackrabbits that practice advanced techniques
between the sheets we spoke in tongues, arched spines,
and assorted dark languages that go bump in the night time

right kind of evil, let my people go to the extremes of intimacy
clouds break and timpanis strike as trills crawl over the string section
we put a couple dents in heaven
and both ends of the candle ignite.

so if it moves, tie it down and then kiss it
god lives underwater and I can hold my breath for ten minutes
I'd beg your need for criticism not to test my patience
for we supersede the very sky that you define as limitations.

and it's amazing.