Mouth Full Of Bees: A Collection Of Acoustic And Live Recordings from 2006​​-​​2010

by Mortimer Nova (2011)

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The 2nd in a series of one-take recordings from the indie band with heavy psychedelic overtones both in and between songs, this is 70 non-stop minutes of acoustic and full band intensity with no breaks between tracks to keep you listening.

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released November 11, 2011

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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: To Collapse
drop d low e

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different relationships, convenient that they fall apart
open wounds are festering, another culprit is at large
ambiance is blistering, a splinter in your arm
and what began as a tilted top, confuses everyone
terrorize, terrorize, classic raised victim alarm
terrified, terrified, sterilize your moving parts

you're a cantankerous old witch
your sick shoots from your hips
your tentacles are full of poison
oh no

if you've got it you haven't shared it, if you've shared it you haven't got it
the best things in life aren't free, they're not free
street lines fade, you face a rail until your face melts off
and what began as a simple walk, turns out to be a fall
terrorize, terrorize, classic raised victim alarm
terrified, terrified, sterilize your moving parts

your spike yourself like you're sick
you're cold, you're callous, you are twisted
your tentacles are full of poison
oh no

you collapse, you collapse, you collapse
terrorize, terrorize, classic raised victim alarm
terrified, terrified, sterilize your moving parts

you collapse
Track Name: Autumn Is On Fire
CAPO: 2
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part 1 part2 part3a part 3b part 4

save your breath, bite your tongue
clutch your chest, drop the gun
stay possessed, fly so high

i can't be who you want me to be, can't believe what you want me to be
can't you see what you're asking of me, can't believe what you're asking of me
can't complete what you've fastened for me, can't believe you're so passive to me
i can't be what you want me to be, i can't be who you want me to be

take a step, don't look back, and leap away
stop your heart, take a gasp, and push away
save your breath, bite your tongue, and fly away
take a step, don't look back, and leap away
Track Name: Overshadowed By Towers
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allegory falls apart
indemnity is not my mark
miscalculation from the start
and your misery, is all i need, to take to heart

kerouac lends me all i need
burroughs leaves me miserably
hunter s helps me breathe
but none of, these will, form to me

it's the hand, it's the eyes
it's a lie, a disguise
it's the gun, it's the knife
it's a notion not to feel inside

oh no, there's no martyr
oh, there's no martyr
no, there's no martyr
no no no

pair of threes was a misery
last time you'll say; it's repartee
just like water? i'm no martyr
and none of, these will, form to me

it's the hand, it's the eyes
it's a lie, a disguise
it's the gun, it's the knife
it's a notion not to feel inside
not to feel, not to breathe
not to hope, not to read
not to know, not to write
not to strangle out the light
not to strangle out the light
but we strangle out the light
and we strangle out the life

it's the hand, it's the eyes
it's a lie, a disguise
it's the gun, it's the knife
it's a notion not to feel inside
it's an ocean not the beat besides
it's the motion not to seem alive
it's my notion not to seem alive
it's my notion not to feel inside
Track Name: To Connect
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so peculiar the way she dances
and she makes me follow to, follow to
follow her feet, follow her feet
she breathes atony
i blame no one but myself
your pain is irresistible

there's no such thing as panic when you can see in the future
you know if you ring your bell your servants will come running

i never learned the universal language

there's no such thing as panic when you can see in the future
you know if you ring your bell your servants will come running
i blame no one but myself your pain is so becoming
there's no such thing as panic when you can see in the future

throw a penny
feed the fountain
Track Name: A Faucet In The Wind Pipe
CAPO: 3

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your eyes shut tight, a fire in your soul
fluorescent light, the phantom bends and bursts
and the trust is mild, we isolate the stem
we steal the time, and scream out through the folds

it's dawn, dawn, dawn, all along
at dawn, dawn, dawn, you're gone
it's dawn, dawn, dawn, all along
at dawn, dawn, dawn, you're gone

hallucinate, fantods, chained and swollen
help me change, i'm subtle and i'm whole
mama, mama, look out to the west
mama, mama, watch me disconnect

it's dawn, dawn, dawn, all along
at dawn, dawn, dawn, you're gone
it's dawn, dawn, dawn, all along
at dawn, dawn, dawn, you're gone

drawn a lark, to follow home
a fragile mark, a face so solemn
in rotten dark, the truth is known
it's razor sharp, we walk alone

dawn, dawn, help me to move on
dawn, dawn, dragging me along
gone, gone, i can't be alone
dawn, dawn, help me to move on

we're all singers, we're all sinners
and i've seen, how i've seen, now i've seen how obscene

dawn, dawn, help me to move on
dawn, dawn, dragging me along
gone, gone, i can't be alone
dawn, dawn, help me to move on
help me to move on
Track Name: His Colossal Eyes
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how do you feel lost inside
with magellan by your side
hanging chads like a hole through time

a black soul, a lost and helpless child
we are born and we saturate reviled
and personify the trial, oh

how's it feel, to die
to be held accountable for your crimes
how's it feel, to die
to look into his colossal eyes

can you solidify his voice
can you justify your choice
can you live with what you've done
can you live with what you've done

it's not a beat, it's a murmur
you're a speck on something bigger
something so much bigger
it isn't heat, it's a fever
and we become instant believers
in something so much bigger
Track Name: To Impact
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light the bed on fire
if you want it clean
you've made more love on it
with everyone but me

i don't have much of an appetite
but don't you get up from the table
i'm not done talking to you
pack your bags and leave

time to kill the children
are they even mine

what were you thinking
what were you thinking

what were you thinking you common whore
i gave you everything
you've shattered my reality and the family
time to start again

you're not going anywhere
not when i hold the knife
say goodbye
and think again
what you love those children
now watch them die
that's what you deserve
say goodbye
Track Name: Temple Of Artemis
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help me

i cant breathe

help me

our strangled souls will intertwine congruent and disengage
we'll wash upon the clouded nile defiled and be restrained
the hands that once were locked in lust beloved are burned with rage
you part your lips, your crooked smile revealing your unbound hate

tell my wife that the devil made me do it
tell my kids that i had it but i blew it
tell my friends that i've got it and i'll use it
tell my folks that i'll never go through it
gravity, gravity, gravity
gravity is holding me back
holding me back
Track Name: This Pen Bleeds Lily
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you look possessed, like a dark coal hearted girl
cramps in the neck, as the snake retracts and coils
fireflies are swimming in your head
and the splinter is... my twin is dead

ohhhh, oh no
ohhhh, oh no

this bed of spikes, for a self-destructive gem
a crystal ball, sunburst radiance stems
she's purring a mouth full of bees
rips her stitches out and is welcomed home
and welcome home

the wolf descends, we're calling miracles
the flock remains, and gets ripped all apart
shadows stretch a haze across your eyes
as ruby's fall, the princess fades away

gods a mess of color and uncertainty
time to accept, his flawed reasoning
but you can taste the sound of crisis
you've remained soul bound to strife

you're walking on the river like a ghost
you're sealed bubble keeps you afloat
keep your rudder straight tonight
caught red fire in both my eyes

the wolf descends, we're calling miracles
the flock remains, and gets ripped all apart
shadows stretch a haze across your eyes
as ruby's fall, the princess fades away
away
Track Name: To Complicate
PART 1
TUNING: Low [ D A D Bb B D ] High

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TUNING: Standard

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Track Name: To Internalize
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i can't wait a thousand years just to be with you
find your way but don't get lost coming back
and i can't be who i wanna be when you're around

jennifer, you mean everything to me
jennifer, deliberation

you don't have that much to give you haven't gave away
at some time in your life to someone else
and it's not me, and it's not you, but it's weighing hard

jennifer, you mean everything to me
jennifer, deliberation

i'll just lie here and fall asleep, i can't stand myself
i hope you find your way while the candle's burning bright
it's what you do to me and i can't catch my breath when i think of you
oh jennifer

jennifer, you mean everything to me
jennifer, deliberation
Track Name: That Nightmare Where My Teeth Fall Out And Turn Into Spiders
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you're not as venomous
as you pretend to be
Track Name: Skinned Knees
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a little song before you go to sleep
this fire you've sparked in me will burn me alive
a vertigo, the milquetoast, digress
looks like i'll be drowning alone

i'm all alone in my cell while you go
trapped in a flood, sink alive, pray to die
attention, please be still, say no more
attention, there's no love, anymore

i'll wait for tomorrow to shave my head and start over
hold my breath and fall backwards, will you catch me
float over belly up and take me home
i can't forgive you until the day we are flawless

just the way you speak drops me to my knees, skinned knees
Track Name: To Struggle
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anyone can fly incognito if you want them to
it's a stellar continuation, at this interview
who can you trust, to follow you, when you can't even trust your instincts
but it's all about you

and that's your fault so don't look at me that way
i forewarned you something's tragic so insinuate away
imbalanced

everyone is an astrochemist or so it seems
they will have you repeating everything that they believe
who can you trust, to quiet you, when you can't even trust your instincts
and finalize you

later than i thought but this breeze is just so right
hearts watch stopped hours ago, mind is lost to flight
ambulance
Track Name: Immodest Coercion
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natters always, the dirtiest part
but it's objective, to the courteous heart
attacks against, the mawkish and smart
irrelevant, ignore the chagrin

we fought to be released
atrocity of ferocity
we're taught to be so clean
philosophy of ferocity

you dragooned me, i was so unaware
my attention, just wasn't there
i'm unobservant, when i feel so beloved
then it's too late, and the damage is done

we fought to be released
atrocity of ferocity
we're taught to be so clean
philosophy of ferocity

you ought to be so pleased
you ought to be, you ought to be
yes you ought to be so pleased
immodesty, immodesty