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A compilation of non-album tracks going back a few years presented in reverse chronological order. Tracks 1-4, 12-13 are commissions from various projects, including "Jungle Boogie", an outtake from Homestuck Vol. 10. Tracks 5-11 are single tracks off of Soundcloud selected from 2013. Tracks 14-30 were created by request as rewards for my Kickstarter from 2012. Tracks 31 and 32 are remixes by a couple of friends of tracks off of Ithaca.

There's a lot of jingle length stuff on here, so individual tracks less than a minute long are pay-what-you-want. Enjoy!

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released July 19, 2016

Written and produced by Michael Guy Bowman. "Aba Daba Honeymoon" written by Arthur Fields and Walter Donovan. Featuring Clark Powell (cello; track 17), Erik Scheele (piano; track 23), and Riki Tsuji (additional synths, vocals, arrangement; track 25). "Old Buggy Now" remixed by Jeremy Iamurri (track 31). "Ithaca" remixed by Paige Stanley (track 32).

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Track Name: Awake
Awake again
Here in my bed
Eyes staring up at the ceiling

A breath of air
Light in my window
Heart still aglow with the feeling
I was dreaming

Another time, another place
A strange and yet familiar face
Buried deep within my bed
I wade through memories in my head

My sock's half on
Hand in a book
Finger is still on the chapter

We both were there
I told a joke
I can't recall what came after
Just your laughter

Clock goes off across the room
And time restarts and life resumes
I rise to meet the coming day
But someone's laughing far away
Track Name: Airwaves
Keep your eyes on the airwaves
Don't look down if you don't want to fall
Out here, ain't nobody dancing
Up in the air you ain't nobody at all

Keep your forward direction
Look for signs of the enemy, enemy
You're too far gone for protection
I am a spaceship who's looking for love (yeah)

Open your doors and shoot your missiles
Blow away everybody you pass
Just a bunch of peculiar people
Looking for a party to crash

Keep your back to the sunlight
Keep your eyes on the rubber T-Rex
Save your teardrops for later
You're going to need them for the part that comes next

Wake up trashed in the ocean
Look for signs of the enemy, enemy
These drones can feel emotion
I am a spaceship who's looking for love (yeah)

Open your doors and shoot your missiles
Blow away everybody you pass
Just a bunch of peculiar people
Looking for a party to crash
Track Name: Aba Daba Honeymoon
Aba daba daba daba daba daba dab
Said the chimpie to the monk
Baba daba daba daba daba daba dab
Said the monkey to the chimp
All night long they'd chatter away
All day long they were happy and gay
Swinging and singing in their
Honky tonky way

Aba daba daba daba daba daba dab
Means monk I love but you
Baba daba dab in monkey talk
Means chimp I love you too

Then the big baboon one night in June
He married them and very soon
They went upon their aba daba honey moon
Track Name: Valentine To Sarah From Julian
Nobody
Would ever have guessed that we'd be homebodies
Or that you even would be somebody
To someone you barely knew like me (like me)
Like me (like me)
Like me (like me)
Like me (like me)

I met you
Through a mutual friend, though we weren't introduced
All I knew is you like Doctor Who
I guess that that was good enough for me (for me)
For me (for me)
For me (for me)
For me (for me)

I wanna play that, like it's no big thing
I couldn't say that, cause this ain't just a fling
I wanna know you, like the back of my hand
I gotta show you the person I really am
We'll make our own world where we can run away
To where it's all play, all day
Oh yeah yeah yeah

You called me
Just seconds before I tried to make my plea
For you to entertain this fantasy
So glad to know that it was not just me (just me)
Just me (just me)
Just me (just me)
Just me (just me)

Now you're here (now that you're here)
Sharing together in these golden years
(These golden years)
And though our lives have many hopes and fears
(Our hopes and fears)
I'm happy there was you and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
Track Name: Make It Bounce
Make it bounce
Make it bounce
Make it bounce
Track Name: Diamonds and Diamonds and Diamonds
Hidden from the naked eye
Beyond the view of telescopes
Behind the diamonds in the sky
From where the oldest light elopes
Nothing written in the waves
The signal's clear, the picture's black
Nothing standing in the way
The anti-matter stares straight back
Nothing to see but diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds

Objects brighter than the sun
Shift to red and fade away
A universe built on the run
Eclipsed so easily by the day
Nothing written in the waves
Event horizon, no return
Nothing standing in the way
Perhaps these things cannot be learned
Nothing there but diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds and diamonds
Track Name: Awake (2012 Version)
Awake again
Here in my bed
Eyes staring up at the ceiling

A breath of air
Light in my window
Heart still aglow with the feeling
I was dreaming

Another time, another place
A strange and yet familiar face
Buried deep within my bed
I wade through memories in my head

My sock's half on
Hand in a book
Finger is still on the chapter

We both were there
I told a joke
I can't recall what came after
Just your laughter

Clock goes off across the room
And time restarts and life resumes
I rise to meet the coming day
But someone's laughing far away
Track Name: Mad Science
"Yes! This thunderstorm is just what I need to bring my creation life! LIFE!"

Your career starts with a dream
That becomes a brilliant scheme
When you first acquire the rudimentary skills
Soon you're turning lead to gold
And making space's fabric fold
And breathing life into the dead to get your thrills

You may say it can't be done
But baby, I am number one
And the things that I can do
Prove the facts I know are true!

MAD SCIENCE
We do it 'cause we can
MAD SCIENCE
It's all part of the plan
MAD SCIENCE
Yes, we have got the tools
Consequence means nothing when you learn to break the rules

"Steady, now. We wouldn't want to scare the poor creature. Look into its eyes; there's a light behind them. Yes! It's intelligent! It's learning! It's learning! Yes!"

People first will be impressed
They will call you a success
Put your name on some important-sounding prize
But when it starts to leave a scar
They will say you've gone too far
And they'll call your work a dirty pack of lies

You may say my proofs are wrong
You may say my tests are flawed
You can shove it up your flask
I'm too busy playing God!

MAD SCIENCE
We do it 'cause we can
MAD SCIENCE
It's all part of the plan
MAD SCIENCE
Yes, we have got the tools
Consequence means nothing when you learn to break the rules

Losing your patents to idiots in suits
You run from the world and its trivial pursuits
Living in exile with henchmen and minions
Your work's too important for outside opinions

In a castle far away
You plot revenge throughout the day
Putting touches on your horrid master plan
Those tiny peons would not learn
Which is why they'll have to burn
Progress cannot wait upon the will of man

You may say it can't be done
But baby, I am number one
And the things that I can do
Prove the facts I know are true
Don't pretend you're not intrigued
You're as twisted as the rest
You might mock me in the day
But at night you are obsessed!

MAD SCIENCE
We do it 'cause we can
MAD SCIENCE
It's all part of the plan
MAD SCIENCE
Yes, we have got the tools
Consequence means nothing when you learn to break the rules

"Okay, back to work."
Track Name: This Sunset
As I watch this sunset
The enchantment of the long night descends around me
Through the fading blue sky, stars arrive quietly
And the chirps of crickets herald the golden hour

The day is at an end
And there are ten million things I'll have to do before I sleep
In the morning, there will be ten million, yet still
And then again, a sunset

But in this moment
The sun is not just some giant ball put there to make me feel small
It is an old friend who I have known longer than anyone else
And this evening, I am by its side to tuck it into bed

In this moment
I can feel only the grace of the world around me
This calm, this light, this air, this body
This sunset
Track Name: Know That You're Mine
I’ll pack a blanket, a handwoven basket
Of red roses and wine
Rest with me here on this bed made of grass
And I’ll know, know that you’re mine

In the cool of the evening the sound of your breathing
Seems all that you dare need to say
With incense and flowers, the minutes and hours
Like fluttering leaves slip away

The sky turns from blue to an orange to black
With the slow passage of time
We ought to be home, but you know that I’m yours
And I know, know that you’re mine

We will look to the skies with our twinkling eyes
And we’ll write out our names in the stars
Though it’s dark here on land, when we’re both holding hands
All the lights up above will be ours
Track Name: Far Away
So far away
Way out beyond

No capsule you could swallow
Could possibly compare
To the one that swallows you
And takes you through the air

Hollow rockets filled with solid fuel
Faster than the Earth can pull
Body of the aether's night
Takes you on your maiden flight!
Track Name: Ismelda The Bearded Mermaid
"Ladies and gentlemen, it is my distinct privilege to bring you the sounds of Ismelda, the bearded mermaid!"

Ahh!

"Once again, faster!"

Ahh!

"Faster still!"

Ahh!

"Yes!"
Track Name: Bandages
Colin Burns
But he does not char
The fire laps at his appendages

Embers spurned
Cannot leave a scar
He is safe behind his Bandages

The alias
The other skin
Who knows what can lie within
The Bandages
The Bandages
Track Name: Get Start!
Oh yeah!
Oh yeah!
Oo!
Yeah!
Oo!
Ah!
La la la la, la la la la! (Yeah!)
La la la la, la la la la! (Yeah!)
La la la la, la la la la! (Go! Go! Go!)
La la la la, la la la la! (Yeah!)
La, la, la, la la la
La, la, la, la la la
Na na na na
Na na na na na na!
Track Name: You Are The Birthday Girl
Hooray for you kid, it's your birthday
Let's all sing along

Birthday birthday birthday birthday
You are the birthday girl!
Birthday birthday birthday birth
You're the best girl in the world!

You're one year older than you were last year
So let's all have a big three cheers
For this, the best day of the year
Happy Birthday to __________
Track Name: You Are The Birthday Boy
Hooray for you kid, it's your birthday
Let's all sing along

Birthday birthday birthday birthday
You are the birthday boy!
Birthday birthday birthday birthday
You are the pride and joy!

You're one year older than you were last year
So let's all have a big three cheers
For this, the best day of the year
Happy Birthday to __________
Track Name: In The Marching Band
Some bands only play in small bars
Show up in their own cars
Only just to pass time
But my band always plays arenas
You probably have seen us
Playing at the half time

Sequined soldiers of the football stands
Killing our evenings in the marching band
At every game we're in demand
Our parents are our biggest fans
As long as we're in marching band

Some bands never really get big
Only play a few gigs
Not at all immersing
But my band always goes to contest
Cannot get a night's rest
Always up rehearsing

If the team keeps winning, wouldn't that be grand?
Going to playoffs in the marching band
Loading the equipment van
Testing our attention span
Oh why'd we join the marching band?
Track Name: Explosion Force (They Do It Right)
When the moon is high and the night has fell
They ride like demons out of hell
But they're not demons, they are men
Who send the demons back again

Men of action, men of dreams
Armed with guns and laser beams
Hunting down all supernatural beings

Explosion Force, they do it right!
They drop the bomb and win the fight
Riding in the Explosionmobile
Fighting for justice and keeping it real

Who will live and who will die?
When the war is over, then you'll see why
Explosion Force, they do it right!

Roll call!
Arthur, demolitions expert
Felix, demolitions expert
David, demolitions expert
Bryan, who's also a demolitions expert YEAHHHHH

Together fights this secret crew
Sent from VASCU
A secret cell of the FBI
Sworn to make motherfuckers die

Bad guys from the Cult of Scars
They will find out where you are
Where there's an ass to kick, they can't be far

Explosion force, they do it right!
You may bark, but they will bite
Ghouls and goblins, you best beware
You're no match, your ass is theirs

Who will live and who will die?
When the war is over, then you'll see why
Explosion Force, they do it right!