Ghostwritings From the Internet

by Alexander Robichaud

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about

This is a collection of phone recordings of songs composed by Alexander Robichaud using lyrics given to him by anonymous users on /mu/, 4chan's music board.

Throughout the year 2015, Alex created discussion threads on /mu/ in which he asked the users to simply give him original lyrics and that he would write a song for them using said lyrics within an hour or less. Alex composed more than 60 songs, many of which were very bad. The 11 songs included in 'Ghostwritings from the Internet' are the ones that got stuck in his head.

100% of these lyrics are written by anonymous users and have not been altered in any significant way. 100% of these songs were also composed and performed in an hour or less. All the songs were recorded on Alex's phone either in his room or in his garage.

The voice speaking in 3rd person right now is also Alex. He is only doing it because he think you're supposed to in BC album bios. iunno.

This album is dedicated to the users of /mu/ who are so wonderful.

(Thank you)

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released March 31, 2017

Album cover courtesy of Michael Tietgen, bassist for the band Space Rabbit

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Alexander Robichaud Angier, North Carolina

Hi. Thank you so much for listening to my music! I am a weird, 22 year old guy living in North Carolina, and there is no greater passion among my hobbies than my music. So thank you again for listening, because that's all I want.

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Track Name: Solace
Where is this solace to be found?
The anaesthetic from which none come round
Prescribed myself this lovely mound
On this heaped pile of earth, I'll drag my plow

Hurled headlong into the ground
Laid down neatly like a bride's gown
And interred myself in this dirt
And exhumed myself from the world
Track Name: Dead Bird
dead bird red bird
has heard that word
blood on the mat
don't go back

to let to get him up in the wet tree
maybe there are more chances to be set free
wing a little more next to them
your life withdrawn try it again

flight in light sky singing wing songs
have no things drawn winging sing songs
feather tethered right don't get me wrong
hide the fading life wringing it's gone

stoe it's soul and didn't look back
only fright deserted on an old train track
scared shitless red bird frail life thrown
get payback any time assured i won't mind

(flight in light sky singing wing songs
have no things drawn winging sing songs
feather tethered right don't get me wrong
hide the fading life wringing it's gone)

dead bird no blood running in your veins
skull still made of bones and skipping
pecking what you need to eat
don't tell me it's brains
red rover on the skyline
dropping evil on your son

goodnight sunlight
no flight that's right
my might winged terror
mighty beast now winged
learn this pulse hear
your voice through me
fight life take mine
Track Name: Untitled
I’m feeling the freeze
Crawling again
My poor limbs all
Crying in vain
It’s happening again
It’s happening again
My vision is sinking
Darkness, take the reign
I’m hearing things late at night
And I’m seeing things off the corner of my eyes
It’s happening again
It’s happening again
The medicine isn’t doing its job
The effects checked out, titles swapped
And my old demons are here again
To remind me how mad I am instead
It’s happening again
It’s happening again
Track Name: Over Is Over
Thanks but no thanks to hell
Thanks but no thanks to heaven as well
Elephant brought to its knees
Nuclear proof cockroaches in deep freeze

Cue balls knock each other randomly
Reverse the tape and movement looks the same

This illustrates the end of time: things happen but don't matter
If "no never mind" does not appeal, where will I be forever?
Because heaven without you is hell
Give me the white light
Give me the calm
God's heart is a cold contracting cinder

I know that over is over
I know that over is over
I know that over is over
You know the best ways to grow colder

Watch this house dilapidate and fall to pieces
White ash gone the way of trilobites

Thanks, no thanks, eternal life, what everlasting pleasure
Watching this old house broken beamed, existence severed
If Lethe strips you, where will I be?
Give me the white light
Give me the calm
The power to know that over is over
Give me the white light
Give me the calm
The power to know that over is over
Give me the white light
Give me the calm
The power to know that over is
Track Name: Sedated
I shouldn't have to be hanging from the ceiling
For you to know how I'm feeling
Why is it always so fucking complicated?
I just want to be endlessly sedated
Track Name: Oh My Son, Oh My Friend
Oh my son
I saw you picking flowers in a field of riddles and bones
stepping over boulders just to look beneath the tiny stones
what did you find? was the truth too unkind? don't you wish you were blind when you see the kind of words you never wanted to read
thrown across a canvas just to make your heart bleed

oh my friend
you were walking through the desert just as if you were the prodigal son
your feet hit the end now they're kicking like you're tying to run
what is the point? now you're souls out of joint and what disappointing end to a beautiful and promising start
the words still pulling at the strings of your heart

you took me to the mountain tops
and you left me in the cold
this field's a vacant lot
riddles bought and riddles sold
what sky could i hope to reach from here?
would i ever be so bold?
Track Name: Floating in the Dead Sea
ill always be a boy
floating in the dead sea
too pretentious to scream loud enough
for anyone to hear me
artificial light
its moving and
bending through the night
My body
it could've been inhabited
by someone who could use it
but it's been waaasted by me
and i feel so, so guilty
Track Name: So Is the Sea
I've never seen the sky before today,
My world's cut in two by the waves,
Salt in my mouth and sweat in my eyes,
Alone on this raft I float away,
The sky is calm and so is the sea,
But hours from now it may not be,
I pray that the sun beat harsh on me,
So I may die peacefully
Track Name: Dry Air
Where is this solace to be found?
The anaesthetic from which none come round
Prescribed myself this lovely mound
On this heaped pile of earth, I'll drag my plow

Hurled headlong into the ground
Laid down neatly like a bride's gown
And interred myself in this dirt
And exhumed myself from the world
Track Name: Just Turned Fifteen
it was back
dead broke
with the pack
pipe to toke
railroad track
breathing smoke
mind knock back
trying not to choke
just turned fifteen
depression vaccine
what was unseen
this being routine
Track Name: Abyss
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man

And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man

And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.

And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man

And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man