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℗ 2020, Atop Industries | Salveter Thomas (ASCAP)
© Mora Flontine Music (ASCAP)


ou’ve been on the road for days
Thinking of the way
You’d like to lay your woman down and say, “be still”
Like she’s under your will

Is it so wrong to rib your fascist way?
Your need to dominate
with armored heart and dark malaise
Let me see it
Let me see you

Feel the pleasure of the rumble strip
Press your tongue into your teeth and top lip
Sometimes you ought to be the passenger
Give your ego the slip

Let your loving woman steer the ship
Let her tie you down and wear the dick
How to surrender is a thing to learn
Ride your libido with id

It’s a shame the way your man behaves
How he tailgates all over my grave
(it reads) “Here lies Cliché,
gone to masquerade in the ether”

Feel the pleasure of the rumble strip
Leave your body at a steady clip
It’s a cry from Melanesia
and Vienna’s a trip

I got a letter from the sex box man
Ten years living on the lamb
Said he found a cure for cancer
and how to roll a spliff


from We is the Temple: Songs from The Fruit Stare Pod Opera Vol 1., released July 27, 2020
recorded and mixed by Nick Broste
mastered by Justin Dennis

The Fruit Stare Band:

Nick Broste – synths, keys
Jim Cooper – bass
Christopher Salveter - vocals
Dave Smith – baritone sax, flute
Jefferey Thomas – guitar
Nick Alvarez - drumkit
Jamie Levinson - drumkit
Andra Kulans – viola
Nora Barton - cello
Kent Lambert - vocals
Courtney Glascoe - vocals
Holly Stevens - vocals
Derik Kendall – guitar, violin
Billie Howard – violin
Rob Pleshar – tuba
Justin Amolsch – french horn
Jim McBride - trumpet
Ellis Seiberling – trombone
Dave Levine – flute


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The Fruit Stare is a foraging habit of orangutans and the name of a Chicago based human multi-media art group experimenting with narrative, sound, and performance.

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