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.
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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.
10 thoughts on “Today Was Painted Thin”
The title and some of the lyrics brought to mind a thinny. And “beneath the towers’ gloom” added to it. Seems like it must’ve been a pretty dark tower.
Strange coincidence, but “All things serve the Beam” as they say.
Mikey- the human image to the right of the photo (standing at the pond). Did you paint that? Or is it a ghost?
A ghost. Though I’m not sure I see it…
I see it. It’s in between the two trees, looking out over the pond. It may be just a freakish coincidence of ripples in the water, but I distinctly see a transparent human shape.
I see it , too. Thom, this is your photo from Essex. Check your original copy.
Okay, if you go to “ALL SIZES” and select orginal size… looks like my ghost is just some stuff hanging or growing off the tree. Still, a bit strange though.
LOKI – Don’t forget about the e-mail offer I sent you about the haunted house. I think it would make a good Christmas break film project!
Heck! I wish I hadn’t said anything…now all of the intrigue is gone. Still…it is the “skeletal” form of a “weeping” tree. I guess that counts for something.
It is a ghost. It is far to wispy to be anything real. Or if it is real, a ghost put it there.
I’d like to do the ghost investigation over break. I forgot to write you back about that in depth. We need to find a good place to do it though. Preferably a place that is a building of sorts, where we can camp out in it over night. Any ideas about haunted buildings in Chestertown or Salisbury? I guess the best thing to do would be to contact the Wicomico Library and ask them.
Librarians may not be able to help. Remember asking those librarians about Phyllis? They just rolled their eyes at us. But I would like to help out with the ghost hunting, if possible.
We are currently looking into this for the ghost mission. Fingers crossed, cause it has secret tunnels, pirates and all.
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