Perfect Space

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All tracks by Dead Poinsettia

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released 12 July 2014

Michael Paul is dead poinsettia
Recorded at Van Pelt Records in Saint Paul, MN
Mixed and Mastered at Boom Zzilla Productions in Seattle, WA by Adam Kutchman

01. Eyes on Andromeda
words and music by Michael Paul

02. Spastic Woodpecker
words by Michael Paul and Eva Hinrichsen, music by Michael Paul, Tambourine by Tom Lyseng

03. This Beautiful Life
words by Erik Chrisis, Amber John and Michael Paul, music by Michael Paul, vocals by Amber John, backing vocals by Michael Paul, synths by Josh Gilbertsen

04. 1000
words by Amber John and Erik Chrisis, music by Michael Paul, backing vocals by Matthew Paul

05. When to Endless
words and music by Michael Paul, washtub bass by Greg Elsner, drums by Adam Kutchman

06. Nineteen-Sixteen
words by Michael paul, Matthew Turner and Eva Hinrichsen, music by Michael Paul, lead guitar by Ben Scruggs

07. Drop the Hat
words and music by Michael Paul, backing vocals by Matthew Paul

08. You and Me
words and music by Michael Paul, synths by David Paul and Jason Tenboer

09. Space Chopper
words by Michael Paul and Matthew Turner, music by Michael Paul

10. ...Unless I Ride Again
words and music by Michael Paul, backing vocals by Matthew Paul

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Dead Poinsettia St Paul, Minnesota

Dead Poinsettia:

/ded/ /poinˈset(ē)ə/

1. A one-man-band-recording project influenced by the musical stylings of rock, created by Michael Paul Jr.

2. A poinsettia that is no longer living
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Track Name: Eyes on Andromeda
How many times have I begged "will you come with?"
Never a look could I bare, no surprises

It's you I hoped for and prepared
Just take a step and we'll both share
Faster than the speed of light
Headed toward this perfect space
And time

Turning to you and dying to be a part of
Focus attention, galaxy Andromeda

It's you I hoped for and prepared
Just take a step and we'll both share
Faster than the speed of light
Headed toward this perfect space
And time
Track Name: Spastic Woodpecker
He gazed out on the early morning his eyes fixed on the prize
His brilliantly coordinated plan relied on size
The sun beat on his pileum as he fearlessly took flight
Upon the rocks his shadow cast his beauty and his might

Delusions of grandeur aroused while from out of nowhere came
The ambush that blindsided him, yes his pride was all to blame
Plasticity won his body when they bent it out of shape
Spastic and disorderly insane was his escape

Unphased and crazed he escalated and rose up to the top
On the way more challengers for they knew they couldn't stop
One by one he picked them off and he did not fail to mock
Victory had blinded him as the last came like a shock
Wait!...WHAT?!

He gazed out on approaching evening his head hung in defeat
Moonlight danced on the horizon the day was no complete
His worthy adversary stood like a king, all he could see
A pileated silhouette and expressions of his glee

Tomorrow is a brand new day
Track Name: This Beautiful Life
Light through the clouds
She whispered to me
“It’s what you want”
Softly and sweetly into my ear
She held all of the answers
Just out of reach
This controlling illusion

Dare I pretend
Can’t ignore this fire
When she took my hand
I became blind

Don’t take it away
And leave me fallen here
I hate it
My knees raw
Emptiness burns deep

Silently stationed
In neon mirrors
All I can see
50 million light years of beauty
Called out my name
And sat me down
Then strapped me in

Dare I pretend
Can’t ignore this fire
When she took my hand
I became blind

Don’t take it away
And leave me fallen here
A broken world
Tearing, cutting deep
Just take me away
And leave this fallen world
Windswept
Well you set me free

This changing sea
Pulled me out alive
This love takes me away
This changing sea
Fell into my hands
There’s no turning back
We’re moving towards this life

You took me away
And left this fallen world
Broken free from
Gave me new life
Just took me away
And left it all behind
This beautiful life
Has set us free
Track Name: 1000
A thousand miles
And I’d crawl to you without a second thought
A thousand years
Led on only by the promise of a chance
I will see your face once more

And it seems so far
And every day I try so hard
Just to talk with you

A thousand tears
And I’d cry to you till nothings left inside
A thousand thoughts
Lead to nothing but the promise of a chance
I will see your face once more

And it seems so far
And every day I try so hard
Just to talk with you

And I need it now
Whatever you want me to be
Just a look to see
No they don’t care, no they don’t care
And I need it now
Whatever you want me to be
And I’ll look to see

A thousand miles
And I’ll crawl to you without a second thought
…it seems so far

It seems so far
And every day I try so hard
Just to talk with you

And I need it now
What do you want me to be?
And I’ll look to see
No they don’t care, no they don’t care
And I need it now
What do you want me to be?
And I’ll look to see

Do you need me now?
What do you want me to be?
And I’ll look to see
No I don’t care, no I don’t care
Do you need me now?
What do you want me to be?
Cuz I need you
Said “I need”
Track Name: When to Endless
Without a beginning
There can’t be an end
We’re stuck in the middle
Without any place to land
How long will it take you
To let go and ascend
Grab on to forever and hold on until then

Endlessly rushing
Toward the next second
Snapshots unfolding
Every single moment
Placed in a corner
We’re both relevant
When we reach the same speed, direction and

Just one more moment
Passing without end

I’ll pour for two
Drink like water
Maybe this could be
Just what we dreamed of

Without a beginning
There can’t be an end
We’re stuck in the middle
Without any place to land
How long will it take you
To let go and ascend
Grab on to forever and hold on until then

Just one more moment
Passing without end

I’ll pour for two
Drink like water
Maybe this could be
Just what we dreamed of

Moment after moment
We’ll find out when
Track Name: Nineteen-Sixteen
It’s One-Nine-One-Six
I’ve reached the speed of light
And I’m nearing the abyss
I wanna know
About the insides
And the singularity
This voyage beyond
And unending void
Hit the point of no return
Mission control
I’m calling you
With looming uncertainty

Certainly I’ve been
Swallowed by
Impossibility
Impossibly
Bent in the overdrive

Transmission
Shattered by the sea
Shattering
What’s on the other side?

On the other side

It’s One-Nine-One-Six
The inevitable
(Moving faster)
May be trapped inside the mass
Calculated
Almost invisible
(I see nothing)
Infinitesimally small
This bending, stretching
Is pushing us into
(Can’t escape from)
Insurmountable blackness
Mission control
I’m calling you
(Do you read me?)
With looming uncertainty

Certainly I’ve seen
Time stopping
Beyond infinity
Infinitely
Bent in the overdrive

Flows changing
Constantly speeding
Constantly
What’s on the other side?

On the other side

On the other side

It’s One-Nine-One-Six
In the beginning
(When we started)
Never had under control
Don’t wanna know
What’s on the other side
(Please don’t tell me)
Bending and stretching the wave
Unending void
Is pulling us apart
(What can I do?)
Past the point of no return
Mission control
I’m calling you
(Do you read me?)
With looming uncertainty

Certainly I’ve been

Do you read me?
Track Name: Drop the Hat
I want to go now
It’s time to go
I want to go now
It’s time to go

I feel it
Like you want me to stick around
Like a black hole it surrounds me
And I just don’t know

Shallow eyes
Creep into my soul
And I can’t lie
Scared, but I must know

I’m not kidding this time
‘bout to lose my mind
Every time I put my eyes on you
Pulls the cord

We’re on our way now
Escaped somehow
We’re on our way now

I want to go now
It’s time to go
I want to go now
It’s time to go

I feel it
Like you want me to stick around
But the black hole it surrounds me
And I just don’t know

Shallow eyes
Creep into my soul
And I can’t lie
Terrified to know

I’m not kidding this time
Gonna lose my mind
Every time I put my eyes on you
Pulls the cord

We’re on our way now
Escaped somehow
We’re on our way now
Track Name: You and Me
Staring out my window
You’re watching TV
You feel so far apart from…
Even though you’re near
What could I say?
My need for you won’t die away
Cuz I know that you are true

I’m feeling better already tonight
It feels so good just to know we’re alright
If we get down we’re still looking up
To the stars above cuz we know we are one

Anyway we are
You smile at me
A small exchange for one from…
Even though you’re near
What could you say?
You know it don’t matter anyway
Cuz I know that you’ll be true

I’m feeling better already tonight
It feels so good just to know we’re alright
If we get down we’re still looking up
To the stars above cuz we know we are one

What comes next?
I don’t know
But we’ll hold on
We will grow
Cuz we were meant to be together
Well I’ll love you till the day I die

Staring out my window
You’re watching TV
You feel so far apart from…
Even though you’re near
What could you say?
You know it don’t matter anyway
Cuz I know that you’ll be true

I’m feeling better already tonight
It feels so good just to know we’re alright
If we get down we’re still looking up
To the stars above cuz we know we are one

What comes next?
I don’t know
But we’ll hold on
We will grow
Cuz we were meant to be together
Well I’ll love you till the day I die

…till the day I die
Track Name: Space Chopper
You attempt to lock me in your sights
But you can't pinpoint me with your satellite
OK! I'll play!
Cuz I know you can't catch me either way
Wasting every second of your time
Growin' this expansion with my universal climb
One look! To see!
White dots a hundred light years 'neath my feet

A big bang blow
Light, sound, thermal, chemical
A fleeting glow
All you see through the dust of my....

You wanted, wanted all of me
L.E.O. kinetic energy
You're searchin', searchin' after me
Leave behind spinnin' gravity

You wanted, wanted all of me
L.E.O. kinetic energy
You're searchin', searchin' after me
Spark up the plug with turn key ignition
Past, present, future ain't the final mission in my....

I harnessed the power of a billion horses
Pushin' this vessel with all my sources
We'll manipulate time and create straight lines
Got a travelin' bag full of sweet new rags in my left hand
And my keys in my right
Paint the galaxy red at the speed of light
I got what I got it ain't a lot
Only ten seconds left, PUNCH IT!
Listen to my chops

Never be "why" only "how" you roll
In the game of Intergalactic Roshambo
Your move! Futile!
You ain't got the know how, skill or style
In a hostile atmosphere
One-Seventy-Five-O-O mph to blast off here
Stellar! Big flair!
Rippin' up the chase with a single tear

A big bang blow
Light, sound, thermal, chemical
A fleeting glow
All you see through the dust of my....

You wanted, wanted all of me
L.E.O. kinetic energy
You're searchin', searchin' after me
Leave behind spinnin' gravity

You wanted, wanted all of me
L.E.O. kinetic energy
You're searchin', searchin' after me
Spark up the plug with turn key ignition
Past, present, future ain't the final mission in my....
Track Name: ...Unless I Ride Again
I sure like you
Can I be your man?
Well, I rode upon my horse for you
So I could take your hand
Cuz there ain't no one like you
Though I'm a man
There'll be no one like you
Unless I ride again

Miles and miles I rode
Withered by the wind
Burnt by the sunny skies
Beaten by the sand
Cuz I can't stop this mangy heart
Not till the end
Will there be no one like you
Unless I ride again