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"Flotsam" is a selection of distorted prog-rock, digital dance tracks and dark acoustic songs by Mortimer Nova. This album truly has a wide range of musical styles for lovers of all genres.

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released December 12, 2012

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Mortimer Nova Tampa, Florida

Mortimer Nova is an experimental indie / anti-folk / indietronic group fronted by Michael Vilches based out of the Tampa Bay area in Florida. Mortimer Nova was ranked #14 on Non-Hollywood's "25 Indie Music Artists Worth Paying For" poll in 2014.

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Track Name: I Heard They Took You Away
capo 3

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bass
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for reasons, i can't get into
your separated, what you always do
aggravation, but it's nothing new
take your shoes off, split yourself in two
na na na ooh na na na
ooh na na na ooh na na na
a placebos, not enough for you

i could watch you for hours
scrub away at the stains
it won't come off in the shower
i heard they took you away
away

ooh na na na ooh na na na
ooh na na na ooh na na na
ooh na na na ooh na na na
ooh na na na ooh na na na
this conclusion, evolution
your confusion, it's pollution
this contusion from your prosecution
no commumion for your retribution
ooh na na na ooh na na na
ooh na na na ooh na na na
ooh na na na ooh na na na
devolutions your only solution

i could watch you for hours
scrub away at the stains
it won't come off in the shower
i heard they took you away
away
Track Name: Magnetic Fits
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----10- -9-10-12-10- -9-10-9-7-5-7-5-3-2-0-2-2-2-
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we all live with our decisions
and put it on our bevelled tongue
obedience is best learned quickly
when your sucking on a gun

i can barely feel it
but i believe it's in my throat
i can barely breathe in
but i believe i'll start to choke
oh no

i'm sorry that i lost my reason and
took you down with fire and coal
little sister, trust your instincts
and give up your self control

i can barely feel it
but i believe it's in my throat
i can barely breathe in
but i believe i'll start to choke
oh no

it's 7 AM, it's not severe, don't you come out drastically
and so we begin, it's so unclear, don't confront me nastily
but that's why we're here, i've come to fear, the collapse from a to b

i can barely feel it
but i believe it's in my throat
i can barely breathe in
but i believe i'll start to choke
oh no
Track Name: Last Call
drop d both e

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--3-3------2--------------------------- --3-3---------3-----0-2-3-2-0--
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capo 6
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-3----- -14- -3-2-3-2- -3-2-3-2- -7-7-----7-7---9- -----------
-4----- -15- -4-4----- -4-4-3-3- -8-8-8-----8-8--- -----------
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AA AB BA BB

save a seat at the table and bring your own spoon
'cause my good intentions never followed through
you'll miss the exit if you don't use your hands
it's such a short walk when i can fall off the land
if you're just gonna try why don't you just give up
'cause you'll never live up and you won't shut up
you can't taste the world if your all tongues shrivelled up
you can't taste the world if your all tongues shrivelled up

misin, misinterpretation

so roll up your sleeves and gnaw at your teeth
and shoot back the juice that brings you relief
roll back your eyes and fall off your feet
make your disguise and run your retreat
if you're just gonna try why don't you just give up
'cause you'll never live up and you won't shut up
you can't taste the world if your all tongues shrivelled up
you can't taste the world if your all tongues shrivelled up

misin, misinterpretation

bring back the face
bring back the race
bring back the rain
the lane you never go
i can't again
i know you know
i try to be
a lie uh woah oh
Track Name: To Bypass
capo 1

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-3------------ -4-3-----8-11-9-
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the traffic of the day starts to melt into the night
and i'm the only one on this stretch of road tonight
my eyes grow pale and white and block my line of sight
fully draped with tears that justify my flight

looking to the left and veering towards the right
until the sudden crash of water darkens all the light
and the cab it slowly fills and it drowns out all my fears
and these lungs fill up until my tears have disappeared

the sun is gone and the moon fills the sky
silently weeping through the emptiness of night
clouded cotton swirls around it's wedding gown
little piece of twilight come crashing down

so when i alienated myself from everyone who cared
you stood with me like a soldier ready to fight
and in one instant without a 4 letter word comes a crashing blow
that empties the breath from my chest

i saw you shut the light off
i can wait out here all night
Track Name: To Inject
drop d both e
capo 3

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god is sleeping
on my bed
calling sheep, for his
caravan
pictured in light bulbs
soaked in alcohol
soiled conclusion
warmed instead

oh no
temperature rising
on the bee hive
a spark that's willing
to only cause a fire
blanket the fire wall
the queen will always fall
nectar from harlots
is not as sweet
Track Name: Just Like Water (2004 version)
soon the night sky will collapse and kill us with a ceiling of light
making everything you believe in a catastrophic irony
we believe what we perceive to be correct disregarding
something standing, hardly breathing, staring at us behind our backs

you go through me just like water
motivated by something hotter
complications but you've got her
don't forget she's still your daughter

we adapt accordingly to situations we don't know
determined by our personality traits that stand out dominant
under all these sheets i can still see the lights from the falling sky
your timing is impeccable and if you read this then it's too late

you go through me just like water
motivated by something hotter
complications but you've got her
don't forget she's still your daughter

i was just calling to see if anyone was home
Track Name: To Reflect
capo 3

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little files of problems
come screaming from the mouths
backwards fill the empty bag
and take out all the angst

walk towards the echo
shaving the skin
countdown to midnight
the symptoms will fly away

fly away
lighters all are empty
at least that saves my throat
screeching towards the impact
both hands off the wheel

walk towards the echo
shaving the skin
countdown to midnight
the symptoms will fly away

burn all the memories away (then we can fall in love)
please keep the secrets from her (then we can fall in love)
sift through the lies about us (then we can fall in love)
run away to fall in love (then we can fall in love)

little files of problems
come screaming from the mouths
backwards fill the empty bag
and take out all the angst

walk towards the echo
shaving the skin
countdown to midnight
the symptoms will fly away

burn all the memories away (then we can fall in love)
please keep the secrets from her (then we can fall in love)
sift through the lies about us (then we can fall in love)
run away to fall in love
Track Name: To Pass The Time
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why do you cry
is it because your helpless
do you need direction
do you just need somewhere
to lie your tired eyes

now i wonder why
if i never met you
what would you be saying
and who would it be to
and would it be a lie

don't wear white to my funeral

if i asked you a question but
you didn't know the answer
would you make a lie up
would you pretend to be
something i know you're not

don't wear white to my funeral
Track Name: Trust This Handshake
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in the summer of 2009 i watched the sun collapse and die
so i left a letter carved in my arm that said there's love but it's not inside
and i've been thinking that things are not okay, it's one more wreck every dying day
i'll say goodbye to the collapsing sun and with that note it's time i've gone

come inside, july, altruicide

i told my wife that there's life alive but when i reach in, it's dead inside
and this tree that stands so tall has lost its leaves and soon must fall
without warning and to disbelief, the day will come that i have to leave
as this shell is strangling me and the cut that's left is to be released

come inside, july, altruicide

call this a warning, a cry for help but nothing changes in this cell
the time will come when i shut the door, kiss you goodbye and cry no more
kiss the kids because they shouldn't see their fathers shell in agony
so throw a stone at the setting sun because it's the reason your love has gone