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Victor Rasgaitis began with a burst.

IT ALL BEGAN WITH A BURST [Kishi Bashi]

“Kesa ka ni sasareta”

And the source was your laughter

Threw me off the wall

Used your face as a mascot

And the medicine came after

Left me in a sprawl

Many miles from Cessna

“Kesa ka ni sasareta”

One of many in the mess hall

Family there and all

Making money on the desktop

Was at war with fast cars

Many chemicals in the eyes of The Master

“Kesa ka ni sasareta”

For the love of the soft game

Made of models set in plaster

When in doubt of the last year

Gather all your fear and

Dip your hand in the blender


In your wallet was your gender

Stolen when in Rome
In the shadow of your blender

Was a secret of the bedroom

Blemish in the chrome

In the eye of the blender

“Kesa ka ni sasareta”

It all began with a burst now

Every several months

And the chemicals came after

It was a race to be faster

Quicker than the worst

In the style of The Master

Victor Rasgaitis is wide awake and so are you…

MODERN NATURE [Sondre Lerche]

The moment has come to face the truth
I’m wide awake, and so are you
Do you have a clue what this is? (I don’t know)
Are you everything that I miss? (I don’t hope so)
We’ll just have to wait and see (Wait, and see)
If things go right we’re meant to be

The surface is gone, we scratched it off
We made some plans, and let them go
Do you have the slightest idea (No, I don’t)
Why the world is bright with you here? (Oh, is that so?)
Stay a while and wait and see (wait, and see)
If things go right we’re meant to be

Oh, what a world this life would be
Forget all your technicolor dreams
Forget modern nature
This is how it´s meant to be

The time is here for being straight
It´s not too early and never too late
People say I should watch my pace (What do they know?)
"Think how you spend all your days" (They all say so)
They´ll just have to wait and see (Wait, and see)
If things go right they´ll have to agree

Oh, what a world this life would be
Forget all your technicolor dreams
Forget modern nature
This is how it´s meant to be

Do you have the slightest idea (No, I don’t)
Why the world is bright with you here? (Oh, is that so?)
Stay a while and wait and see (wait, and see)
If things go right we’re meant to be

Oh, what a world this life would be
Forget all your technicolor dreams
Forget modern nature
This is how it´s meant to be

Forget modern nature
This is how it´s meant to be

Victor Rasgaitis knows it’s christmas in the Suburban van.

THE CHRISTMAS SONG [Arcade Fire]

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at my nose
No one knows, many times, many ways
But I hear something barking in the step

Yes, I know it’s Christmas in the Suburban van
Christmas in the mountain top
But, who knows if we’ll get there when we’re done
It’s never certain and will it ever be?

They know that Santa’s on his way
He’s loaded lots of toy and goodies on his sleigh
And every mothers child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly (Santa, what did you bring today?)

There’ll be chestnuts roasting on an open fire
And Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Christmas trees with many presents below
And a cup of cold milk on the stove

Chestnuts on the fire 

Victor Rasgaitis has this nagging suspicion that won’t leave me alone tonight, it’s just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right.

EVERYTHING I TRY TO DO, NOTHING SEEMS TO TURN OUT RIGHT [The Decemberists]

The film was a bust, but we stayed to the ending
Hair all a mussed but your clothes didn’t look so bad
And back on the street, the rain was descending
In cold dirty sheets, so under the awning we sat
And then you hailed yourself a yellow cab

And I sat for a time by the valets in line
And I read what you wrote on the card
Above a cowboy you drew a big talk balloon
Saying “try not to take it so hard”
But there’s this nagging suspicion that won’t leave me alone tonight
It’s just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

We laid on our backs and stared at the ceiling
Messed with your slacks, but ended up just holding your hand
The rain will remain, the tv was telling
A drip of the drain as your legs lifted brilliantly bent
And fall to resting on the ottoman

So we turned off the tube and we crawled to your room
Leaving discarded clothes in our wake
And we both had some fun, though I twice bit my tongue
And it lasted too long for my taste
And there’s this nagging suspicion that won’t leave me alone tonight
It’s just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

And there’s this nagging suspicion that won’t leave me alone tonight
It’s just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

A wink and a wave and you’re off to your family’s
I sit and watch as the taxis lights distantly fade
I guess I always thought it’d end this way

Victor Rasgaitis awoke from the dream to realize I was alone.

2 ATOMS IN A MOLECULE [Noah and the Whale]

Last night, I had a dream
We were inseparably entwined
Like a piece of rope made out of two pieces of vine
Held together, holding each other
With no one else in mind
Like two atoms in a molecule
Inseparably combined

But I then I woke from the dream
To realize I was alone
A tragic event, I must admit
But let’s not be overblown
I’m gonna try to ride a love song
Just a sad, pathetic moan
And maybe I just need change
Maybe I just need a new cologne

But now I look at love
Like being stabbed in the heart
You torture each other from day to day
And then one day you part
Most of the time it’s misery
But there’s some joy at the start
And for that, I’d say it’s worth it
Just use a blade that’s short and sharp on me

And if love is just a game
Then how come it’s no fun?
If love is just a game
How come I’ve never won?
I guess maybe it’s possible I might be playing it wrong
And that’s why every time I roll the dice
I always come undone

Victor Rasgaitis hopes they don’t leave me too.

MAYBE MINE [Good Old War]

I’ve been chasing you around
When I go up, you’re down
I’m tired of fooling around
Hope you’re life is better now

You want to run from
I can’t give up on

All of my dreams
Hope they don’t leave me too
How long will it take?

I already said, “I do”
I liked myself with you
But you think it’s worthless for whatever reasons

All of my friends
Hope they don’t leave me too
How long will it take?
For you

I have been here
and you’ve done what you want
Call if you want to
Hide when you don’t
I don’t care

All of your dreams
Hope they don’t leave you too
And when no one else sees
I see only you
How long will it take?

Victor Rasgaitis is alive and that is the best that I can do.

DRESS ME LIKE A CLOWN [Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s]

I am alive
I am alive
And that is the best that I can do

You told me you lied
You swore you were mine
I took you back a thousand times

Talk of the town
You’ve been around
If he is the man you want, then go

But tonight we’ll leave
All our lovers behind
And try to live a quiet life
My love has dressed me like a clown

You are an ass
A snake in the grass
And he seeps from out your pores

And baby it’s time
To pay for my crime
Nothing I say can make you mine

You either sing it in key
Or run into me
I can fake it as good as you

But tonight we’ll leave
All our stupid songs
We’ll drive and reach the hills by dawn
My love has dressed me like a clown

Tonight we’ll leave
All our lovers behind
And try to live a quiet life
Margot, dress me like a clown

Tonight we’ll drink
Into an early grave
We’ll laugh, but we will not be saved
Someone has dressed us all like clowns

Darling it’s sin
Where do I begin?
Putting your contact lenses in

You see the lights
Scurry like mice
Reflect in the streets
And your blue eyes

Out on the roof
Wait to grow up
Turn me around and lock me up

Baby, you are an ass
A snake in the grass
Vanity oozes out your pores

Oooh, ooooh
Oooh, ooooh

Victor Rasgaitis will get back to you someday soon you will see.

HELPLESSNESS BLUES [Fleet Foxes]

I was raised up believing I was somehow unique
Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see
And now after some thinking, I’d say I’d rather be
A functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me

But I don’t, I don’t know what that will be
I’ll get back to you someday soon you will see

What’s my name, what’s my station, oh, just tell me what I should do
I don’t need to be kind to the armies of night that would do such injustice to you
Or bow down and be grateful and say “sure, take all that you see”
To the men who move only in dimly-lit halls and determine my future for me

And I don’t, I don’t know who to believe
I’ll get back to you someday soon you will see

If I know only one thing, it’s that everything that I see
Of the world outside is so inconceivable often I barely can speak
Yeah I’m tongue-tied and dizzy and I can’t keep it to myself
What good is it to sing helplessness blues, why should I wait for anyone else?

And I know, I know you will keep me on the shelf
I’ll come back to you someday soon myself

If I had an orchard, I’d work till I’m raw
If I had an orchard, I’d work till I’m sore
And you would wait tables and soon run the store

Gold hair in the sunlight, my light in the dawn
If I had an orchard, I’d work till I’m sore
If I had an orchard, I’d work till I’m sore
Someday I’ll be like the man on the screen 

Victor Rasgaitis knows that the world was built on bones.

DEAD MAN’S BONES [Dead Man’s Bones]

Dig a hole
In the middle of the street
Dig it down
Dig it down
Six feet deep

You should know
What’s really going down below
Dressed in their best clothes
There are rows and rows and rows

Of dead man’s bones!
I’m talkin’ ‘bout dead man’s bones!
Wherever you go
Take a look at your feet
And down six feet deep 
There’s dead man’s bones!

Bones! Bones! Bones, bones, bones, bones!

Dig ‘em up (Dig ‘em up)
Dig ‘em up (Dig ‘em up)
Take ‘em home (Take ‘em home)
Take ‘em home (Take ‘em home)
They’ve been livin’ (They’ve been livin’)
Six feet deep!

You should know
For when down you go (Down you go!)
Dressed in their best clothes
There are rows and rows and rows!

In the basement! (In the basement!)
In the schoolhouse!
In the pavement!
In the water!
It’s a sound! (Underground!)
There’s a sound! (Underground!)
Six feet deep!

You should know
That the world was built on bones

Wherever you go
Take a look at your feet
Down six feet deep 
There’s dead man’s bones!
Bones! Bones! Bones, bones, bones, bones!

Victor Rasgaitis has been waiting too patiently for life to turn it’s back on me and not just go my way.

I WAS WRONG [The Morning Benders]

I’ve seen love 
Kick a man while he stand
When you think that you’re alone
You cover it up 
Just to stay on your feet
But the cut is just too deep

I was wrong
When I said, “You were right”
It’s no fun
When everything is so nice

But I’ve been waiting too patiently
For life to turn it’s back on me
And not just go my way

All down the line
It’s hard hard to believe
That we ever lived apart
Sometimes a girl can make you forget
We’ve been alone since the start

There’s no fate
Like a healthy break
Now I’ve got 
No heart left to ache

Well I’ve been waiting too patiently 
For life to turn it’s back on me
And not just go my way

'Cause everything was so perfect back then 
I can’t understand
Why we can’t let it stay that way

Well I’ve been waiting too patiently 
For life to turn it’s back on me
And not just go my way