An Ascent

from by Toby Vok

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  • Quite recently, or perhaps sometime soon (I can never recall exactly the correct directional flow of time, in the same way as just telling me to GO EAST leaves me confused as to whether I should turn left or right or some other direction betwext), I was/will be contracted by the government/a private contractor to investigate/instigate an anomaly upon the moon. This album tells/will tell the tale/told of this extraordinary event/apocalyptic horror, both in the dimension of musical sounds and, in an unauthorised account by an understanding bystander, the written word (with 11 original illustrations and a postcard).

    Yours in shock,

    Toby

    PS: The accompanying pamphlet also contains highly accurate lyrical transcriptions; a chronicle of further adventures (never musically acknowledged); extracts from my fortnightly job search diary; 2 recipes; 3 interviews; 4 spelling mistakes; and several mysterious holes.

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lyrics

having ascertained the smoke was a smokescreen
all that remained was to prove it
though the elevator door was blocked by a crate
I needed no assistance to move it
so eager was I to prove myself right
that my hand shook as I pressed the switch
and as the space elevator rose into the sky
my eyeballs began to twitch

I felt my skin tighten over my bones
and my hair retract into my skull
I had made this trip so many times
that I no longer suffered at all
I closed my eyes and felt my brain
rattle around in my head
safe in the knowledge that anyone else
who tried this would end up dead

there's no better feeling than leaving the earth
knowing you can't be followed
there's no piece of knowledge that I keep better hidden
than this: THE MOON IS HOLLOW

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from The Smoking Moon, released February 8, 2016

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