Sunlight Disinfectant

by Wishnefsky

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Sunlight Disinfectant is Wishnefsky’s 7th solo record.

Inspired by Louis Brandeis’ timeless observation that sunlight is the best disinfectant, Wishnefsky powers up his songwriting searchlight and illuminates the dark corners of our collective imaginations wherein reside the smallest glimmers and flickers of truth.

Lyrically, SD tackles the vicious propensity for flimflam of some among us who would describe day as night and feign marvel at our disbelief.

Musically, SD features Wishnefsky’s trademark blend of electronica and indie rock. Synths mingle with electric guitars while digital textures mesh with organic elements.

Wishnefsky composed, performed, and produced SD.

Ruby Wellen played cello on Arbitrage For Dummies.

Michael James and Wishnefsky mixed SD. So as to set the record straight, Michael may rightly claim responsibility for anything that sounds good in the mixes, whereas Wishnefsky bears full culpability for anything that offends your ears.

Ed Nahin took and manipulated the cover photograph.

You might be interested to learn that after a long hiatus during which Wishnefsky refused to venture forth from his studio/bat-cave/padded cell, he is now performing live with the more-than-able assistance of ex-Jabberwock drummer extraordinaire Dave Rodgers and brilliant bassist R. Matthew Carroll.

If you are so inclined, please feel free to visit Wishnefsky.com and join the email list for updates on all things Wishnefsky, including, of course, when and where he, Dave, and R. Matthew will be performing next.

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released 13 October 2012

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Wishnefsky led the 90s alternative band Jabberwock. His solo work heads in a more electronic based direction - still with thought provoking lyrics, inventive arrangements, and passionate performances. Check out Wishnefsky's other projects: Brahms' Third Racket and Veneer. ... more

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Track Name: Sunlight Is The Best Disinfectant
I’m gonna get you . . . off of your spot
I’m gonna show you . . . what is and what’s not

Take a bath in the sunlight
The rays will be washing you clean
Nothing left in the sunlight
I can’t see a thing but the beam

I’m gonna find you . . . light up the dark
I’m gonna touch you . . . with fire and spark

Take a bath in the sunlight
The rays will be washing you clean
Nothing left in the sunlight
I can’t see a thing but the beam
Take a bath in the sunlight
The rays will be washing you clean
Nothing left in the sunlight
I can’t see a thing but the beam

I’m gonna burn you . . . peel off the skin
I’m gonna free you . . . don’t you want to begin?

Take a bath in the sunlight
Take a bath in the sun
Take a bath in the sunlight
Take a bath in the sun
Track Name: Elephant In The Room
Up all night
Sleep all day
Try to find
Find a way
Through the rolling fog of truthiness

Down is up
Up is down
Peg is square
Hole is round
In the turbid smog of truthiness

When the evidence is overrated
It’s there to be manipulated

Elephant
In the Room
Elephant

Day is night
Night is day
Black is white
White is gray
In the murky bog of truthiness

Beat you up
Knock you down
Kick your butt
Nick your crown
It’s a rocky slog to truthiness

When the evidence is overrated
What you took for new is antiquated

Elephant
In the Room
Elephant

When the evidence is overrated
The trivial is elevated
Track Name: Spiritual Mathematics
We pass the hat because it keeps our dreams alive
We need your money cuz it helps us to survive
If you don’t give at all, well, God gets quite annoyed
You’ll spend eternity cast into the void

We pass the hat because our time is getting near
We need your money to complete the fiscal year
We pay our salaries and bills with petty cash
And leave the rest of you forging through the trash

We got so big
We got so fat
We got so hard
What’s wrong with that?

Well, it all adds up
Yes, it all adds up
Yes, it all adds up
When the spirit calls
When the spirit calls

We take your money and we put it in the bank
In case our real estate investments ever tank
We lead the faithful and they do what they are told
So we can build our church with spires made of gold

We got so much
We got so rich
We leave you scraps
So why do you bitch?

Because it all adds up
Yes, it all adds up
Yes, it all adds up
When the spirit calls
When the spirit calls

When the spirit calls
You’ve got to have the balls
To buy shopping malls
And Niagara Falls
When the spirit calls
You’ve got to have it all
You’ve got to have it all
You’ve got to have it all
Track Name: Arbitrage For Dummies
Did you think that it would be so different?
Did you think that anything would change by now?
You should know
Human nature stays the same

Every time I look away
Someone’s got a price to pay
With everything in disarray
Apocalypse is under way

Did you think that it would be so beautiful?
Best of all, this is irrefutable

All the time we steal away
Someone’s got a bill to pay
We’re drowning in the cabernet
Arbitrage is under way

Every time I go astray
Something takes my breath away
The curtain closes on this cabaret
Armageddon is under way

The curtain closes on this cabaret
Track Name: Wagon Circle Thievery Dirge
We’re not gonna leave you alone
Covered wagons circle your home
You don’t stand a chance
We’re too strong
And we have borne the brunt for too long

Away
Go away

Go

We’re not gonna leave you in peace
Until every cent you stole is released

Away
Go away
Away
Away

Go Away
Track Name: Uncontrollable Urge
I don’t know what to do
Got jello for a brain
Picking up the pieces
From the molten lava rain
Blew up half the world
Left the other half to die
Choking on the junk
Falling from the sky

Uncontrollable urge
Undeniable surge
Massive data purge
Uncontrollable

I’m stuck inside a cell
I built for myself
Pictures on the shelf
My family from hell
I can’t bear the sun
I don’t leave the house
Credit cards undone
With the clicking of a mouse

Uncontrollable urge
Undeniable surge
Massive data purge
Uncontrollable

No one even cares
No one ever sees
I just disappear
Invisible disease

Uncontrollable urge
Undeniable surge
Massive data purge
Uncontrollable
Uncontrollable urge
Uncontrollable

Uncontrollable

Uncontrollable
Track Name: Home
I’m crawling back to you
Home
I know where I belong
Home
We keep the fire warm
Home
My girls are waiting for me
Home

I can’t believe what I see in this world
I can’t suspend disbelief in this world

We keep the madness out
Home
You’re always welcome here
Home

I can’t believe what I dream for this world
I hang my hat anywhere in this world
Home in my heart and my heart lies with you
Home in my heart and my heart lies with you

Home

Home

We’ll keep the fire warm
Home
We’ll keep the fire warm
Home
We’ll keep the fire warm
Home
Track Name: I Evade You
I am the puzzle you can never resolve
The stain you cannot dissolve
I am the gold lost down the drain
The ghost riding on the wings of the plane

I am the time you can never get back
The qualities you will always lack
I am the word on the tip of the tongue
Forgotten photos of when you were young

I evade you
I evade you

I am the aura that blinds your eyes
Possibilities you could never realize
The glue pulling you to the earth
The devil child never given birth

I am the dream that you can’t recall
The glass eye that you took off the ball
I am the message that you never sent
A missing circus and an empty tent

I evade you
I evade you

I am the force you cannot resist
The revolution you cannot desist
I sell tickets to the end of days
And leave you hanging in an empty maze

I evade you
I evade you

I am the puzzle you could never resolve
I persuade you
The stain that you could never dissolve
I invade you