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Produced by Lawrence English

Recorded 2004/2005 @ 121 by Lawrence English
Additional recording @ Zero Interferance Engineered by Bryce Moorhead 2004
Artwork: detail from "Too dead to die" Danny Ford 2005
Layout by Fang
additional musical performances:
Lawrence English (electronics/laptop) & Joss Berrett (drum kit)
The Rational Academy acknowledge stealing the
title "Of course it's cold" from a book by David Eggers

Special thanks to Lawrence, Bec & Yiddah at Room 40, Fang,
In Finland, Brock Fitzgerald, Redstar, Ric's Cafe, The Troubadour,
610 Gallery, Bon Amici, Novi Split, Tujiko Noriko, Delpino,
the autumn giants, The Scare, Iron On, Blonde Cobra, Turnpike,
Seaplane, 4ZzZFM, Mutronic Mike & Tim @ Tym Guitars,
Liesl Pfeffer, Nicola Phoenix, Jamon Phelan, Jay Sweeney & Albert,
Jess Shulman, George Beleznay, Nick & Vic, Time Off, Rave & Bizoo,
Oscar the coffee machine, The Brisbane Muffia and all.

33&1/3 R.P.M Record


released January 1, 2005



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Track Name: Deer
the sun left the city
and your windows laid down
all the cars are turning back around
this traffic sound is cold and your industrious

honestly we don't know very much about it (honestly)
wrap our heads around these things
stand around the darkest corners
no one here will see us

you signal a change in me I guess

honestly we don't know very much about it (honestly)
stand around
wrap our hands around each other

you signal a change in me i guess
Track Name: Turns
boys in chords write songs to please you
girl smiles at the doorway greet you
and your days go on
mine too but something went wrong
lonely words and heartfelt voices
broken hearts and painful choices
and if you want to lose this much
just because i can't turn on love
old love
winter climbing walls to bite you
old and chilled my words recite you
and this house grows cold
like the hand i never went to hold
poised to run you cut me right through
and of course it hurts i'd never turn on you
and you're gone your words just ended it
and my heart shudders at the thought of it
Track Name: Of Course It's Cold
the call response time fades
as if there were and easy way around this all
as long as we keep walking
no one catches on
and you might just settle in
the city river stops this architecture
lends itself to hiding out our selfish limbs
and broken mouths
if you look back i might be wrong
(but i can see your house from here)
you might just settle in