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I saw my friends today
Hadn’t seen them in a while

And we talked
About the books we bought
Couldn’t make each other smile

Nervous beats
Sitting upright in our seat

Oh the tangled web we weave
When we first practice to believe

It hurts to talk like this

About those you love the best
How could you ever pass their test

A schema for raw data
An axiom for the plan
How can you stand to listen to me?
When I use words I just don’t understand

It’s a shock
When your eyes can’t even lock
Are we looking at indifference

To the old ways
Never cared much about the days

Oh culture
What can one say
That hasn’t been thought
Won’t be able to repackage
From blog to book
And never bought

Don’t let em push you around
We’ll fight this on the ground

Desperate for clarity,
We have come to celebrate
The banal spoken simply
The hoary abused as simile

Know what I want to mean
Can you meet me in between?

Does that seem cruel?


from Abandonware, released June 2, 2015



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Roman a Clef Brooklyn, New York

Roman a Clef is Ryan Newmyer and Jen Goma (of A Sunny Day in Glasgow) along with producer extraordinaire Kurt Feldman (Ice Choir). Fusing densely ambitious pop-craft with lush and inventive production, Roman a Clef is releasing their debut record “Abandonware” on Infinite Best (Mr. Twin Sister, Ava Luna) on June 2nd. ... more

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