Fiasco (Book One)

by Wishnefsky

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Fiasco is a double album and being released by Lost Dog Records in two “books.” This is Book One.

Fiasco is an intensely personal and philosophical album. It explores the chasm between perception and reality and how that irresolvable gap parallels the gulf between life and death. Notwithstanding the heavy-duty nature of the subject matter, it has a sense of passion and majesty. Just when things appear to be spiraling into misty-eyed gloom and permanent residency in a padded cell, Wishnefsky injects a sense of humor and playfulness. “We’re all going to die,” he said, with a wink. “Might as well live a little before we do.”

Musically, Fiasco honors the theme of gap-bridging by combining electronica and alternative rock. Consistent with Wishnefsky’s past work, it managed to be synthetic in an organic and human way. Synths co-mingle with acoustic guitars and pianos; electronic percussion dances with acoustic drums and percussion. At times, Wishnefsky’s voice is processed and distorted; at other times, clear and intimate.

Wishnefsky wrote all the songs and played all the instruments.

Sophie Wellen sang the lead vocal on the chorus of Rabbit Hole from Book Two.

Producer/mixer Michael James helped mix and master the songs. Michael also contributed the lead synth melody for Guard Rail in Book Two.

Award winning photographer Ed Nahin took the cover photographs for Book One in the Antarctic Circle and Book Two in the Arctic Circle.

Yes, Fiasco does span the globe.

This may be my last Wishnefsky record for a while. I give you a galaxy of thanks and a universe of love for your support of my music.

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released October 31, 2010

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Wishnefsky Los Angeles

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: In Your Head
The words are finally aligned
The feeling that was left unkind
The rumors that were never said
Were only stuck inside your head

In your head -- no one can save you
In your head – no one can save you now
In your bed – no one can touch you
In your head – no one can touch you now

The hour glass is floating down
The best is sleeping underground
The rain is turning into rust
The mountains crumble into dust

In your head -- no one can free you
In your head – no one can keep you down
In your bed – no one can hold you
In your head – no one can hold you down

No one loves you
No one knows you
No one loves you more than me

No one sees you
No one feeds you
No one needs you more than me

In your head
In your head
In your head – no one can touch you
In your head

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By Wishnefsky
Track Name: Ghost of Brookside Drive
I used to be part of this
I used to live within these walls
Now I flicker in the candle-light
The living souls couldn't heed my calls

Love –
Is the only thing that’s left of me
Love –
Is the only light that shines on me

I vanish in the sunlight
I vanish like a puff of smoke
I chose to remain here
Fell asleep and never woke

Love –
Is the only thing that’s left of me
Love –
Is the only light that shines on me
Love –
Is the only thing that’s in your eyes
Love –
Is the only light that ever shines


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By Wishnefsky
Track Name: Completely Fucked Up
I've been talking to the wall
Because it always listens
Haven't seen the sunshine
Or the moonlight glisten
The nurse is coming
With the great syringe
They hold me down
She puts the needle in

*****

Here I go again
Thoughts racing far and wide
As if an atom bomb
Has detonated inside

Here I go again
I'm burning out like wax
Non-stop acceleration
Every dial at the max

*****

Everything is flawless
All my needs are met
Haven't seen a human
Since I smashed the TV set

*****

Here I go again
Haven't slept in 7 days
Cover me with kerosene
Tonight I'm going up in flames

Here I go again
Spinning like a top
It's no exaggeration
I just want this shit to stop

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Track Name: You'll Never Work In This Town Again
Cheeks are puffy
Eyes swollen
Socket black and blue
In his office
After hours
He met with you

You’ll never work in this town again
You’ll never work in this town
You’ll never want to be seen again
Until you bow your head down

North Dakota
In the winter
Fields turn to ice
Snow is falling
He is calling
Just close your eyes

If you don’t get with the program now
You’ll never work in this town
You’ll never walk in the sun again
Until you bow your head down

You’ll never work in this town again
You’ll never work in this town
Nice to know you
Don’t bother coming back
Until you bow your head down

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Track Name: Saved By Tomorrow
I see your face is red
Was it what I said?
Maybe I should keep my mouth shut
For such a tender lass
You're living in the past
All connections should be cut

Saved by tomorrow
Couldn't come here soon enough
Save all your sorrow
Save it for tomorrow

You know I hate to delve
But you were only 12
When he took your rose away
That was years ago
You have to let it go
Leave it with him in the grave

Saved by tomorrow
Couldn't come here soon enough
Save all your sorrow
Save it for tomorrow

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by Wishnefsky
Track Name: Total Isolation
Clouds are forming in my mind
I'm nowhere near the great divine
Raining thoughts of lemon drops
Once it starts it never stops

Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation

Can you find me in my shell?
Floating down like a diving bell
Disappearing far below
You won’t miss me when I go

Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation

Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation


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by Wishnefsky
Track Name: Brain Inside A Vat
Everything I think I know
Fabrication apropos
I’ve been fed a bunch of lies
They’re putting pictures in my eyes

I don’t believe anything I see
I don’t believe anything I see
I don’t believe anything I see
I don’t believe anything I see

Electric circuits in my brain
Memories are left to drain
A steady image in my mind
Zettabytes of thoughts aligned

I don’t think I’m in control
Digging deeper in the hole
Can’t tell the tit from the tat
Another brain inside a vat

I don’t believe anything I see
I don’t believe anything I see
I don’t believe anything I see
I don’t believe anything I see

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Track Name: Leave
You only bring pain
You only bring hate
You don’t understand
You can’t relate
Your words are like thorns
From a poisonous rose
The scent of dying love
Permeates your prose

I draw the curtains
I crave the darkness
The light invades me
Makes things uncertain

I crave the blindness
Close the windows
I don’t want to see you
Or leave the indoors

I’m shutting you out
Closing you down
Don’t want to see your face
Don’t to hear your sound
I crave the silence
To kill your music
It grates on my nerves
Much too obtrusive

It’s time
It’s time
It’s time
It’s time
It’s time
It’s time
It’s time
It’s time


c2010
by Wishnefsky