Only Ever Doing What's Expected of You is a Tragedy Part 2

by Bonbon Experiment

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2-3-4 03:45
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Try 04:37
When you’re older it is easy to be all the things that you ever wanted to be When you’re a rich man its easy to buy all the things you couldn’t get when you wanted them (Try) (Try) (Try) Peer pressure Too much leisure Life where you’ve done every damn thing you’ve wanted Never been confronted By your choices All the voices saying stop now. Did you never get the memo? Did you never get the memo? What’s next for generation X? What’s next for generation X? Can you dance with the young gang? Can you sing with the young gang? Can you fight with the young gang? Can you swing with the young gang? Can you fight with the young gang? Can you hang with the young gang? Can you fuck with the young gang? Can you live with the young gang? Now I want you to stop and think about it for a minute. You don’t want to go there. You don’t want to follow her home. You don’t want to Facebook friend her. You don’t want to tell her she’s beautiful. Just stop. Try Try Again Try Try Again Try Try Again Try Try Again Try Try Again Try Try Again If you could have your time again Would you do a single thing different?
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Shouldn't 03:31
Someone must have seen you Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Someone must have done something Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Someone must have been with you Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Someone must have said something Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Down by the bins, fell Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Down on the thing, tell Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Been through this hell Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Seen through this hell Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Is this the binge of the thing or the other kind of thing? Is this the wing of the thing that could never learn to fly? Must it have been borne up on a king size bed? With a muffle in your head What is the singing in your ear Do you know when you began to hear? Or the shuffle, shuffle – did it play out the way that Shuffle, shuffle….you couldn’t give a fuck anyway Can I use your phone, boy?Can I use your phone I’ve lost all my money, boy? Can I use your money? You’re kind of cute boy? Can you take me home? You’re kind of cute boy? Can you take me home? By the end of the thing I would rather die By the end of the thing I would rather die By the end of the thing I would rather die By the end of the thing I would rather die Were you naked in a room full of adults boy Did you cry as the room went for silent? boy Was it years before they let you forget it – boy How often have you run from the room boy By the end of the thing I would rather die By the end of the thing I would rather die By the end of the thing I would rather die By the end of the thing I would rather die Someone must have seen you Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Someone must have done something Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Someone must have been with you Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Someone must have said something Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Shouldn’t Shouldn’t
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KROKODIL 02:39
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Born under a blessed sign You had powers to match You could have come from a different time A woman out of the past You raised a family by yourself and now they are fully grown painted beauty never lasts as the flowers you’ve sown As the night and day converged Flowers grew where you stood Blood is thicker than the water’s fall dew on your skin was red like blood. The circle drawn glowed with fire The night sky turned red From solstice moon the magic flowed And wrapped around your head When I saw you / on the hillside / You controlled / both the wind and rain When I heard you / singing softly I thought I’d never hear that song again By the time that the caravans came into view You were dancing on your own to the only song you knew By the time that the caravans came into view You were dancing on your own to the only song you knew In the morning the mystery Was what had transpired? Nothing left but a memory And a faint smell of fire The dancing had to stop And the crying started What became of the broken mirror In the land of the brokenhearted?
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Do you want to? Knows better from the inside. Confronted Confronted from the outside Dreaming of a ladder Dreaming of a ladder When you get to the top There’s something blocking you And you have to stop Screaming on the ladder Screaming on the ladder Someone’s choking you And you have to stop Nothing in the year of the ending Nothing in the year of the ending Nothing in the year of the ending Will prepare you for the ending Nothing in the year of the ending Nothing in the year of the ending Nothing in the year of the ending Will prepare you for the ending When it stops Be glad that it stopped this time Because another time It will never stop When it stops Be glad that it stopped this time Because another time It will never stop Nothing in the silence of the darkness Nothing in the silence of the darkness Nothing in the silence of the darkness Prepares you for the starkness Nothing in the silence of the darkness Nothing in the silence of the darkness Nothing in the silence of the darkness Prepares you for the starkness Nothing stops Nothings stops like a clock At the time of death You could have been an idol You could have been an idol To the ones who are next Afraid of sex Nothing in the year of the ending Nothing in the year of the ending Nothing in the year of the ending Will prepare you for the ending Nothing in the year of the ending Nothing in the year of the ending Nothing in the year of the ending Will prepare you for the ending
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I was the gardener in Gethsemane I swear the truth of the things I see I was tending the stones at a late hour And saw the soldiers from the Roman tower I was the gardener in Gethsemane I swear the truth of the things I see I saw the struggle and a drop of his blood Now I tend the resurrection bud. I was the gardener in Gethsemane I swear the truth of the things I see I was tending the stones at a late hour And saw the soldiers from the Roman tower I was the gardener in Gethsemane I swear the truth of the things I see I saw the struggle and a drop of his blood Now I tend the resurrection bud.
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I realised tonight I met you twenty years ago And that was the time that changed my life You introduced me to your family To your husband and your children It would be wrong to say it made no difference It would be wrong that things stayed the same I sometimes think love and indifference Are just the same things with a different name People ask me, why am I on my own And I tell them that I’ve never met the one It sounds so easy in retrospect To wonder where the days, the months, the years had gone I think it would be fair enough to say It wasn’t the person that went missing It wasn’t the memory of the kissing you Instead the fault is all mine For falling in love at the very wrong time I didn’t know what kind of man I would become And after that it seems I was done I sit alone watching the cut flowers die And I have my Japanese slippers on
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Only Ever Doing What's Expected of You is a Tragedy Part 2 follows immediately on from its predecessor, and is my 37th album. Recorded alongside its twin - but with a focus on more recent tracks - it offers a different sonic palate, with half of the tracks non-vocal, whether its the sampled electronic dance opener 2-3-4, the techno KROKODIL or the two ambient tracks that close the album. It also includes a series of darker songs, including the previously released single Shouldn't and an alternate version of its b-side Try.

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released February 21, 2020

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Bonbon Experiment Manchester, UK

Bonbon Experiment is the main musical project of Adrian Slatcher. He records for the online label BDM Recordings. Since 2007's Vertical Integration he has released 14 albums including two since lockdown, ASMR & Signed S.K.

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