||"Under London Skies (Standing Stone Mix)"
||Desire and Signs
||Here is the thing: Love will win, but not without opposition, and not without setbacks when fear temporarily regains ground. Openness is sometimes terrifying. But the skies over London do not end at the sea.|
||"If You Can't Be Honest, Be Awesome - Single Edit"
||If You Can't Be Honest, Be Awesome
||When you win, you fly your flag. That's the easy part. What do you do when you lose?|
||I hope you do two things. The first thing is to seek the fear inside yourself, and allow loss to be an opportunity for better love.|
||"Well, Kansas Ain't What It Used To Be."
||The second thing is to seek the love hiding under your enemies' fear. Nobody sets out to be wrong, they get there by trying to reach a tantalizing mirage.|
||Great Good Fine Ok
||They, too, dream of being somebody a little different than they are. Thus conflict must, almost by its nature, conceal the potential for transformation.|
||"Rush Of The Night"
||You can dance together to any noise if you can only figure out how to agree to organize it a little differently.|
||"We Had Everything"
||Every step of the winding path will end up being part of the story, after all. Every step you do not dance will be one more step that wearies you to recall.|
||So grab this broken moment of hopelessness and swing it around so its clothes move, and its breath escapes.|
||Take this opportunity to absorb the gravity of not yet.|
||Take this opportunity to scrutinize the difference between triumph and joy.|
||"One World at a Time"
||Hic Sunt Leones
||And remember, later, when it's your turn for parades, what this felt like to watch.|
||"Divided.. Conquer Them"
||Here's the thing: there is no way for anybody to vote themselves out of time.|
||So when history in confusion gives you Philadelphia horrorcore instead of German power-pomp, don't think of yourself as a victim.|
||"All Hail Satan"
||Somewhere a timid moth-cataloguing limnologist is getting blastbeaten by Norwegian misanthropy. Surprising things happen.|
||The Flight of Sleipnir
||Algiz & Berkanan
||There's an instructive story from Norse mythology about this. I don't know what it is, I'm just assuming there probably is one.|
||"Angel Made Temptress"
||Angel Made Temptress +2
||You can vote to leave, but this doesn't seal the Chunnel, or push Paris any farther away, or raise or lower the Seine.|
||"Eyes Shine Like Raspberyl"
||And if you're afraid of the French, what are you going to do about the Japanese? Do you have any idea how fast sound moves through air? Do you realize it's even faster in water?|
||"Make It Up"
||There aren't very many simple truths, both because they're broad and because they're difficult, but here is one: we are made, literally, of movement, and thus you should never be on the side that is against dancing.|
||You should never be on the side that doesn't recognize that what you're doing when you resist is also dancing.|
||"Da Da Ding (feat. Gizzle)"
||You cannot exhort a crowd to abnegate itself. If you drive out the strangers, you are left with each other and whatever burdens they took this opportunity to leave behind.|
||"AfroFunky (feat. Kuerty Uyop) [Musica per l'Africa]"
||You cannot get back the world you think you remember. You feel like you imagine it clearly, but you are forgetting how much ignorance was required to make it possible.|
||The sands of every earthly beach are made of what's left of things we used to grimly believe.|
||"Reduced to Ashes"
||And of course they put the beaches on the leaflets, but it's the same with the deserts.|
||The same with the dust.|
||And despite your earnest and exuberant efforts, ignorance cannot be reconstructed. With great vigilance it can sometimes temporarily be conserved. And with a chord it can be obliterated.|
||"Everybody We Know Does"
||And here's the thing: somewhere inside you know this.|
||Your battle cries are, after all, cries.|
||You try to speak a language only you know, but the content is ultimately just syntax, too. The way you say you are different proves that you are not.|
||"Acid Ali Khan"
||The terrifying unfamilliar noises out there in the night-dark elsewhere are just more of you you haven't met yet.|
||"The Disco's Of Imhotep"
||And their weird clothes are exactly what you would be wearing if you came from there.|
||"Heart 2 Heart"
||And if you can't share a sidewalk with tourists and refugees, what are you going to do in your fortress of solitude when your daughters come down to breakfast?|
||Skinny Girl Diet
||You can vote yourself out of time for only and exactly as long as it takes to count the votes.|
||Radio Transmission Failure
||And the most painful irony is this: if you want to defeat your enemies, feed them the breakfast they don't have at home.|
||"Someone Else Is Getting In"
||And then follow them back to where they came from and eat some of theirs.|
||"Hold on, We're Going Home"
||Covers (Side B)
||I didn't put these songs in order to make a story about tolerance and love and difference and fear. I didn't have to. Put any human songs in a row and you have a story about tolerance and love and difference and fear.|
||"Rest In Peace"
||This is what fills us up, and thus this is what can't help but come out when we open our mouths.|
||This is what our machines disgorge, because it is only our will that animates them.|
||"Never Be Like You"
||Nothing is more plaintive than our absurd attempts to pretend otherwise.|
||Nothing more heroic and human than our willingness to dance to other people's unintelligible and yet unmistakable songs.|
||You can't misunderstand the nature of uniqueness much more profoundly than by thinking you have to add some numbers at the end to tell this one apart from the other ones.|
||Why We Run
||"All You Ever Wanted"
||You are having these dreams now. That is enough to make them different and true.|
||Clones of Clones
||That is enough to make them universal and shareable.|
||Sleeping At Last
||That is enough to make them ultimately the same.|
||"I giovani d'oggi"
||So put down that flag. Hold out your hand. Didn't you notice that the world was already spinning?|
||"Il tuo maglione mio"
||Dance with me while I propose this truce: "Love Wins" is not a side, it is a way to say that we all win together. Or if this is the only way to reach through your fear, it is a way you don't have to lose.|
||"The Forgotten One"
||All these loud, terrifying noises are ways to say that this darkness between us is a fossil fuel.|
||It can't hurt us. It got here between us by dying before we were born. We can burn it for the strength to overcome our fears.|
||We can burn it away to leave nothing between us but warmth and light.|