Buck Up and Pay the Reaper

by Dear Plastic

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Buck Up and Pay the Reaper is the second single from the album The Thieves are Babes.

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released May 19, 2014

Buck Up and Pay the reaper recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap; vocals recorded by Jonathan Dreyfus; vibraphone played by Roderick Greig.

Physical Chemical recorded by Josh Moult at Ourdia; vocals recorded by Jonathan Dreyfus.

Mixed at Head Gap by Neil Thomason.

Mastered at Deluxe Mastering by Adam Dempsey.

Cover photo by David Abbott.

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Dear Plastic Melbourne, Australia

Art pop? Home-made textured beats and lush, dark soundscapes, with 'baroque' vocals that are world-wary and velvet one moment, shimmering and playful the next.
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Track Name: Physical/Chemical
At your feet
I lay down
the black in my hair
runs out
down and out
and spills between
my fingers

I wanted to be more than chemical
I wanted to be more than physical

When I fall off
the face of the earth
I'd like to haunt you
until the end of time
but given we all gotta go
I don't know
if there would be room
for all us specters
so I expect to just
turn to dust

All that ink in my bones
is gonna go
until no more red in the marrow
no more blue in the veins
I reap what I sow

How could you let me go
or didn't you know
that I divide
and evolve
to become
all that ever was
now you see me
now you don't
Track Name: Buck Up and Pay the Reaper (album version)
In came the fogged dawn
it tasted like life
I know cos I sucked it in
with a yawn

Someone took my hand
from underground
you guys were all ok when I looked around
I've been picking the pockets of strangers
and using what I've found
to guess their names
because

Someone's gotta get the job done
Someone's gotta look out for number one
Someone's got a cold noose to tie
Someone's gotta find a way to make you fly
Someone's got a smile like the dreamer
Someone's got to buck up and pay the Reaper

The sleep that ate you whole
hurt my sense of right and wrong
but even so I ate your soul
and bit down on my tongue

Someone spoke my name
without a sound
you guys were all ok when I looked around
I've been picking the pockets of strangers
and using what I've found
to guess their names

You do what you gotta do

I am the only one who knows
where your baby is going
to go