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​Artifacts Of Sound

This song is by So Many Dynamos and appears on the album The Loud Wars (2009).

This song is featured in the video game Power Gig: Rise Of The SixString.
The record doesn't lie
So what friend could the record be?1
What secrets could the record keep?
The heart skips when the scratches are deep.
The record doesn't lie
So what side could the record take?
Will the song be forgotten if the record breaks
And it's more than what I can take?
Get me out of this party.2

I showed up for the water and the wine
But I didn't sign on for the fire and the hail.
So I screamed out from the belly of the whale
Get me out, get me out, get me out

Get me out of this party
'Cause it's boring, it's so uneventful.
Get me out of this party
All the rhyming is so predictable.
If it goes to the top of the modern pops
Then they'll say it again now, say it again now.
Build record shops on the mountain tops
And they'll say it again now, say it again now.

We can't keep their interest now.
Four minutes is a chore to swallow down.
What friend could the record be?
What secrets could the record keep?

Don't listen to what the preteens say
Dialed up on twenty eight eight K.
What friend could the record be?
What secrets could the record keep?

We can't keep their interest now.
They're getting down to the artifacts of sound.3
What friend could the record be?
What secrets could the record keep?

Don't listen to what the cynics say.
Different words but the song's the same.
What friend could the record be?
What secrets could the record keep?

Get me out of this party
'Cause it's boring, it's so uneventful
Get me out of this party
All the rhyming is so predictable.
If it goes to the top of the modern pops
Then they'll say it again now, say it again now.
Build record shops on the mountain tops
And they'll say it again now, say it again now.


(Note: The following is in the liner notes and is included as such)

Footnotes:
1 Opening lyric of "Artifacts of Sound" was written in Patrick Kendrick's shower in Spokane, Washington.
2 A rough mix of this song appeared on CR-Rs given out at the 2007 CMJ Conference under the name "Out Of This Party." The name was changed because it would have been the third So Many Dynamos song to have the word "party" in its title.
3 "Artifacts of Sound" refers to the digital encoding of mp3s and CD's. The phrase is taken from a conversation with Chad Matheny during an existential crisis over the release format of his Emperor X material.