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Michael Gaertner's EP, "-_-" is available as a super-cool and nearly weightless digital download OR as a physical version that you can throw at your brother/sister/colleague when they get a bit too uppity. The physical CD is encased in a sturdy Jewel-Case, the perfect weight for inflicting just the right amount of pain when thrown - without the tears and blood that can come from throwing heavier formats such as 180 gram vinyl... unless you hit them with the corner of the case. (Please, do not try at home). Also comes with artwork designed by yours truly.

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released November 19, 2010

Copyright © 2010 Michael Gaertner.
Michael Gaertner: All songs, instrumentation, vocals, recording, mixing, post-production, distribution, artwork.

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Track Name: Secret Attic
There is something strange I can feel it in the air.
Light so deranged slithers without care.
Sound so powerful it takes away the air.
Words so powerful they take away the air.

Here, we stand breathless,
with a deep breath, we are selfless.
Hear, sound the silence,
become flightless, and reunite us.
Here, we sit heatless,
sharing thoughts and sharing speeches.
Hear, the atmosphere
rotate strangeness throughout the air.

And I used to think I could
be on the other side
And I used to think I should
be on the other side
And I used to think I was
upon the other side
And I used to think I would
be on the other side

I don't blame anyone, so don't blame anyone
This is my mistake, this is my only fate.
Don't blame anyone, I don't blame anyone.
This is my lifeline, this is my only time.
Don't say anything, don't blame everything,
this is the only thing, keeping me perfectly sane.

Things don't have to be this way
leave me to me, we'll stay the same
if you won't ask, then I won't tell
what will be condemning me to hell.
Things don't have to stay the same
leave me to me, or hear the pain
and if you don't ask, then I won't tell
what will be condemning me to hell.
Track Name: Doors
Tell me not to worry
and I’ll worry even more.
Tell me every story,
I’ll leave an open door.

Don't hide your every thought,
They're there for you to feel.
Every situation you've ever brought,
Will one day be revealed.

So, tell me not to worry,
and I'll worry even more.
Tell me every story,
I'll leave an open door.

Tell me not to worry,
and I'll worry even more.
Tell me every story,
I'll leave an open door.

Tell me not to worry,
I'll just worry more.
I'm telling you this story,
In hopes you'll unlock your door.
Track Name: The Hunt
Picture yourself out by the sea.
Over the waves, what do you see?
I'm on a ship looking for you.
What is it I have to do?

Where are you going?
It's where I want to be.
Where are you going?
My fish in the sea.
What are you doing?
It's what I want to do.
What are you doing
in this ocean blue?

Picture yourself out by the sand.
Over the dunes and onto dry land.
I'm in the woods, searching for you.
What is it that I still have to do?

Where could I be?
What could I do?
Where should I be to be next to you?
Who should I be?
What should I do?
What can I say to be right beside you?

Picture yourself up in the sky.
Over the clouds, does anything burn bright?
I'm on the sun and I'm searching for light.
Please help me make this feel right, Tonight.
Track Name: Take Me
Take me to sleep
Take me with you
Don't let me go, don't let me go.
Take me to sleep
Take me home
Take me to dream
Take me alone
Take me away
Take me near
Take me everything
Take me dear
Take me beautiful
Take me reject
Take me sudden silence
Take me loving back
Take me care free
Take me care less
Take me for me
Take me for no less
Take me for me
Take me for best
Take me for me
Or leave me to rest