Terrible The Fish Has Drowned

by Mortimer Nova (2009)

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The highly anticipated follow-up to Florida indie rock trio Mortimer Nova's highly acclaimed first album "Terminal" is finally here with "Terrible The Fish Has Drowned" which includes the hit song as heard on indie radio "Contingent Upon Failure".

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released January 1, 2009

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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: Contingent Upon Failure
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i believe in anomaly's
community for the empty

a roll of the dice
could be the night
could be tonight

standing in the center of downtown
she wears a frown, no evening gown

a toss of the coin
could be the night
could be tonight

wither fast hidden shadow
a life unknown drags me below

a spin of the wheel
could be the night
could be tonight
a roll of the dice
could be the night
could be tonight
Track Name: Arthur Digby Sellers
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we swell and fall and drop so far
attached at the tongue of one forked cycle
the traitor looks on in disbelief
at attempts to establish rapport
unsuccessful facilitation
that dominates our conversation
but it takes my time, it takes many times
and in my mind, and the mind of the somber
and it really makes me wonder
about the rock your hiding under

if you stare at something long enough
you can make everyone around you turn their heads too
to see what you're believing
to trick the non-believers
and create uncontrollable notions of
things that don't exist
things i manifest

and i try hard
to generate
this forced interest
and a cherishable moment

how appropriately refreshing
continuous witness to the "me too" syndrome
i've gone malevolent on insinuations
but it takes my time, it takes many times
and in my mind, and the mind of the somber
and it really makes me wonder
about the rock your hiding under

if you stare at something long enough
you can make everyone around you turn their heads too
to see what you're believing
to trick the non-believers
and create uncontrollable notions of
things that don't exist
things i manifest

look with your hands
not with your eyes
this forced interest
that solemn reach
just to retrieve
epiphany
Track Name: Root And Stem
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only a fledgling follows it's mother, follows it's mother
growing up, feels the same, feels the same

roots can wrap around and choke
smothering from where it's born
strangle out the open hole
spin around and kill them both

like an addicted father, molest and beg for more, molest and beg for more
growing up, tortured coming, tortured going

cut the ties that bind
cut away the stem
stab until it's gone
lacerate

lacerate
Track Name: The Unsuspecting Glass Man
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i'm not your lover
it hurts to discover
you and your other
naked on the floor

crawling around, around inside of you
everything we do is insignificant
lay you down in crimson and in stone
covering guilt with open sores

temptress, washed up on the shore
Track Name: Suffering The White Hand
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wake up the day and, feel on the ground of, teeth from the fire lily
this antiquated, quintessential, observe the mercy killing
choking the student, chewing my tongue and, become the perfect killer
conviction lost so, you'll read about it, in the paper tomorrow

unclear solutions
unrecognized
the double meaning
lost in between

where is my guarantee, that you'll be with me, in my arms tomorrow
i'm not the bloodroot, you're not an anvil, in the criminal mind
this operation, drives substitution, breaking achilles heal
one day you'll learn that, you can't change the, things you hate the most
Track Name: The Plantation
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i can tell you're angry
but that's just no excuse
and that won't stop the hand
that has to teach again
stop your violent eyes
because no one can hear
and i don't want to shout
so shut your mouth dear
i didn't mean to hit you
but you didn't learn before
and you hurt the ones you love
and the others even more

the elements can be so cruel
the embrace was delivered late
thieves will fall into the sun
when you're content with nervousness
waiting for an epiphany
and pushing the extra mile
hide your teeth from your smile

you hurt the ones you love
and the others even more

don't walk out that door
i won't bring you back home
Track Name: The Many Faces Of Ariel
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enter sara stage right
tattered shirt and a black eye
threads are falling from her thighs
and 2 of her strings aren't mine
in comes harry, in a hurry
the wolf dressed in man's skin

this cotillion's so romantic
throw yourself into the sea
the shadow of the burning man is
screaming out in agony
stepping from the foreground lights
away from arson's irony
the king's retired and left his suitor
a shark that doesn't seem to sleep

i'm a leech and a disease
we behave so lovelessly
Track Name: Ensemble
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my heart breaks out
in nervous sweats
i'm coming home
Track Name: The Atrium
capo 3
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tread softly my battered child
i'll be home tomorrow
keep the bedroom light on for my eyes
pencilled cursive lines lead back to you
Track Name: The Second To Last Time
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i survived all you wanted
i provide early sunsets
until you try, until you, come give away
wheels of time, roll away

softened sky rolling skyline
cautioned eyes captured lost time
until you try, until you, can get away
patience tried, not today

waiting for the day to come down
waiting for the night to wake up
gazing out keeps me falling back on you
back on you

say i love you for the last time