TWNTY​-​SXTN

by Palleon

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    13 tracks/23 minutes per side-- clear case, white pad-printing on rubine-red cassettes. Featuring artwork by Sarah Gotowka and 2-sided J-card layout by yours truly. Includes digital download with all 3 'Intro' tracks combined into one.

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released March 31, 2017

Recorded, Mixed, & Produced by Palleon

Mastered by Jamal Ruhe

Artwork by Sarah Gotowka

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Palleon Ithaca, New York

From Trumansburg, NY, the birthplace of Robert Moog's first modular synthesizer, comes Chris Ploss' "Palleon": groovy, hooky synthpop music. Palleon's debut LP, TWNTY-SXTN (released in 3 parts) is available here.

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Track Name: Freeze Frame
i knew if i had a freeze frame moment in time i'd spend it next to you

if i decided to tell you how i would just like to smell you
i am imagining your reaction to my action and it's
not pretty in any city, not couth on any rooftop
party where i'd probably do it

i'm so good at keeping it from you that i'd move mountains to please you
probably don't know that i exist
well i guess we talk sometimes, but there's a barrier i'm always aware of
i don't know what you't think of this

i knew if i had a freeze frame moment in time i'd spend it next to you
even though you couldn't move or see
that i was the only person alive who wasn't stuck ion the freeze
what must you think of me

too cool for school i noticed, one look at you and i'm whisked
back to seventh grade, over my head in every way
i feel like almost dying so my life would flash before
my eyes and i'd see the moments that we've shared

it's walling up inside me, can't seem to clamor over the
hurdle keeping me from telling you how i feel
it'll happen one of these days, till then you go on your merry way
ignorance is bliss, i wouldn't even steal a kiss

if i had a freeze frame moment in time i'd spend it next to you
even though you couldn't move or see
that i was the only person alive who wasn't stuck ion the freeze
what must you think of me
Track Name: Hips/Lips
your eyes cut me deep even in my sleep you can see me dream and you're dreaming of the same thing
what you say with your lips, what you say with your hips is different
i can't mistake this secret taste or what's on your face it's like looking in a mirror
what you say with your lips, what you say with your hips is different

surrounded by these enemies we make conversation
words ringing out as empty as our plates before dinner
i can see a glimmer, we could just be sinners and both finish at the same time

can't reveal ourselves to this company
shall we hit the streets, buy a bottle of something sweet, just you and me
instead we talk about the weather, will it get better, and will your boyfriend ever remember

your eyes cut me deep even in my sleep you can see me dream and you're dreaming of the same thing
what you say with your lips, what you say with your hips is different
i can't mistake this secret taste or what's on your face it's like looking in a mirror
what you say with your lips, what you say with your hips is different

let's be clear
you're whispering in my ear a string of nasty nasty now lets sneak off to the bathroom fantastic
these ain't no blurred lines, our bodies energized like we touching each other for the first time
can you keep it a secret, can i keep it a secret
if the answer's yes we can continue to freak it
now lets get back to the party and drink some more wine
and see if we can't hit it a few more times tonight

(what you say with your lips, what you say with your hips is different)
Track Name: Time To Play
in the middle of the city there are office buildings standing tall
i don't know how many floors they have, can't count 'em all
on the ceilings fluorescent bulbs are humming sixty hertz
cubicle walls and stacks of paper, pens, and collared shirts

give me some time
give me some time
give me some time to play

scrolling down and like and share because it's easy to
a tailored slice of information that appeals to you
check your messages, alert you have a notification
i've had better conversations in an echo chamber

give me some time
give me some time
give me some time to play

deep inside exists the blueprint to destroy myself
cells dividing, breaking down with each repeated step
i'm not so sure my phone against my thigh is helping things
when it's not there i'm often startled by a phantom ring

give me some time
give me some time
give me some time to play
Track Name: Done To You
if i came across your old guy, i would seriously consider
violent revenge but i know that you'd mind
take the lid off the jar where he's kept in your brain
poisoning synapses, egos's dead, we'll get by

we see different people when we're standing in the bathroom
you see a creature that you want to smash with a shoe
i see an empathetic soul but lurking in the back room
is what he put you through now what's he done to you

(you) comprehend what's laid down as the truth
and i know you're taking steps to amend history, to forget
just let go, i am here, i can catch you if you fall
but i think that you'll fly, stretch your wings, fill the sky

we see different people when we're standing in the bathroom
you see a creature that you want to smash with a shoe
i see an empathetic soul but lurking in the back room
is what he put you through now what's he done to you

(what's he done to you)
Track Name: California
california is calling me

LA is too passe
we were invincible today
cruising highway 1 is so cliche
all the way to monterey
that city will chew you up
if you care too much
you better know your stuff
or whose d*ck to suck

california is calling me

i much prefer the bay
i just feel in the way
at least there's time to play
but to live here is to pay
the snow has turned to slush
so i think i'll take the bus
this east coast hideaway
is sucking harder by the day

california is calling me
(LA is too passe / i much prefer the bay)
Track Name: Get It Right
i'm gonna get it right
up down back forth gonna get it right
lock it up and keep it tight
it was just a little fight
make noise slam doors in the dead of night
i must admit you gave me quite a fright

you were lost downtown, found a payphone
tried to call his house, wasn't anybody home
never felt quite this alone
images start running through your brain
was it the one you suspected that h talked to on the train
and then you both walked home in the rain
where does he go when he retreats into his head
is it just another thought or someone else's bed
feels like a piece of you is dead
hang up the phone, take your quarter from the slot
hail a cab after you walk a couple blocks
can't decide if you want to know or not

i'm gonna get it right
up down back forth gonna get it right
lock it up and keep it tight
it was just a little fight
make noise slam doors in the dead of night
i must admit you gave me quite a fright
Track Name: Smooth Cruisin'
i've got this feeling
and you know that i've had it for so long
when we're out riding
my foot starts to tap and you play along
smooth cruisin' together
on a beautiful sunny summer day
enjoying the weather
dandelion seeds floating in the wind

falling in love everyday is like my favorite song
stuck in my head, i cant get rid of nit nor would i want to

elaborate breakfast
the likes of which only you and i could conceive
after we finish the dishes
we go out, explore, and then we retreat
back to the sunporch
branches scratch at the window as we recline
a different apartment
but home is wherever we reside

falling in love everyday is like my favorite song
stuck in my head, i cant get rid of nit nor would i want to

falling in love everyday, you're my favorite song
stuck in my head, i cant get rid of nit nor would i want to
Track Name: Comfortably Dumb
the hills on the horizon are all i can see today
ignore the sidewalks and the buildings in the way

i'll describe what's going through my brain
when you dream you wake up just the same

terrified of mucking it all up so i don't try
the hills seem farther out of reach by miles and miles

i'll describe what's going through my brain
when you dream you wake up just the same
do i stay comfortable in my bedroom?
(no) i think it's time to leave the womb

even if i don't feel up for it

procrastinating take the path of least resistance
those mountains fading further still off in the distance

i'll describe what's going through my brain
when you dream you wake up just the same
do i stay comfortable in my bedroom?
(no) i think it's time to leave the womb
(no) do i stay comfortable in my bedroom?
(no) i think it's time to leave the womb
Track Name: F C K T W N T Y S X T N
you've got to get a hold of yourself
recover fast as you can
pull yourself up to your feet and stand
don't let them hurt you again

so you move like an injured animal
and you lick your wounds with your tongue
gotta prove you've got what it takes to make it
that you can fly close to the sun

now's the time to run
Track Name: Brain/Body (feat. K-Pro)
baby's got a brain like whoa, baby's got a body like whoa
come over to my place, when i see your face i want to be a better man
when you get the green light going we can make the furnace glow (get rid of these clothes) and when the morning sun comes you take a cab back home and anything seems possible

the sun rays across the pillow
i lift the sash above the sill up
is that a chill in the fresh air, no
it's feels good on my skin so i let it blow

the bed is still warm where you still lay
i wonder what trouble i'll get in to today
all that's on my mind is that fleeting bliss, that invincible residual goodbye kiss

baby's got a brain like whoa, baby's got a body like whoa
come over to my place, when i see your face i want to be a better man
when you get the green light going we can make the furnace glow (get rid of these clothes) and when the morning sun comes you take a cab back home and anything seems possible

the cab ride takes twenty minutes
i barely notice that i'm in it
walking up to my building door
i feel dazed and confused and it's wonderful

the first time at the show when we locked eyes
i felt a thrill that i didn't feel with other guys
all that's on my mind is that fleeting bliss, that invincible residual goodbye kiss
Track Name: Your Club
it's friday night and you've been working hard
for what feels like months put your briefcase in the trunk of your car in the parking garage
you step outside in the streetlight
you're anonymous like the rest of us, troubles melt like it was just a mirage
to a passer-by it looks just like you don't know just where to go but you've got a destination in mind
as you approach the spot the muffled sounds of a kick drum thump gets your heart to pump and your feet start walking in time

you can do anything you want to
you can be anyone you please
this is your club so get down and get up
when you dance no one can steal your dreams

in a haze capture each other's gaze
you both move in close 'til you're wearing each other's clothes but neither of you are leaving yet
you both think you'd like another drink
so you leave the floor and recoup outdoors and then it's back for the dj's last set
move your feet to that infectious beat
let your body flow, let your body go, nowhere else like this exists in the universe
(lose track of time cuz this feels so right)
we don't care if it's morning out there, we're gonna dance 'til we've lifted the curse

you can do anything you want to
you can be anyone you please
this is your club so get down and get up
when you dance no one can steal your dreams

we've got to love one another
let's respect one another
get down with each other
and make this night last forever

you can do anything you want to
you can be anyone you please
this is your club so get down and get up
when you dance no one can steal your dreams
Track Name: Traffic
stuck in traffic
you know i love you but i'm feeling panicked
my mind is racing but it's radio static
and i cant change the channel
knuckles tightening
my eyes are straining in the dashboard lighting
i'm thinking 'bout how long these past few months have been
i wonder where all the golden days have gone
back on tuesday
i spent the weekend playing shows in new cities
drinking and smoking cigarettes all night and day
i want to sit and share a quiet spot with you
yeah i miss you
i didn't think in a couple days that i'd start to
and now i'm contemplating what i'm gonna do
when i get back home

the glare of the nighttime lights through the windshield is blinding
but i know the road is there
i don't place my faith in god or jesus, i mean this
you help me know it's there

this election
you didn't think i'd go in that direction
you aren't the reason that i've been stressing
the future has arrived and it's evil
gotta stand up
send them a message that we're never gonna give up
cuz you and me and all our friends have had enough
we're gonna be here
for our neighbors
people across the state, across the nation
not gonna let those f**kers come and take 'em
we're gonna make a stand