I recorded Today Was Painted Thin on the 4-track in Essex sometime around April of 2003. As with most efforts that I myself “recorded and mastered” without Tim, the quality is pretty poor. I always liked the song though and wanted to record it again with people who could actually play instruments, rather than bang them (which is typically my approach to playing instruments). However, like the Lesternomicon, this might be as good as it ever gets.
Lyrics: Today Was Painted Thin Today was painted thin the sun not colored in the flowers had all hid beneath the towers' gloom the birds they each were broke in an April Fool's joke the world it had gone mad and me and Thom felt bad I didn't know what to do except and sit and watch the news and then at 3 I was alone 3,000 miles away from home The Sort of Chorus For love is heartless little talk told by life that traps you in the past a past which isn't even the past oh god I'm getting drunk this is so worthless oh baby Voices Oh baby Oh baby Oh baby Oh baby Oh baby Oh baby Oh baby Last Verse Today has passed you by Erase all the sky pen the daffodils and vases on window sills the birds are having sex lesbian passionless in a world of headline death where baby you just make no sense.