Outside Inside

by Jonathan Segel

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if there were a wall, and we were on the outside, couldn’t get inside, still we’d be free if there were a wall and we were on the inside, couldn’t get outside, we’d be safe yeah trapped in a world all of our own, we live with what we think we own, do we? everything around you is always part and parcel all signs point to you’ll see we are only what we build around us, around and between us between us we are only what we are made of what we are is stardust stardust (golden) a part of the solution each part is a problem in a convoluted ocean’s motion fusing with the other, widening the cover, sending ripples outside like sound, the sound, that sound the sound, that sound it’s going down permeable membrane, body or the brain, mixing up the spaces until it’s all the same, get set one conflation brings a conflagration, burning up the other until it’s all the same set match and game outside getting inside, inside getting outside, outside getting inside outside inside are you listening or are you the band, or are you still the sound, the sound, that sound the sound, that sound it’s going down If there were a skin could it hold you in, keeping you from getting outside if there were a skin, what would it let in, what would be getting inside what would be inside what is getting outside if you were a body, living on the inside, acting on the outside, who would you be? if you were a person keeping it all inside, behaving on the outside, who would I be who would I be to you?
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You’re in my heart, ma you’re in my dreams You’re in my mind when I go to sleep I fold my hands and I drift away sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re the rider or the train birds in the fountain fighting over crumbs i got a little fight yeah i’ve grown a little numb i close my eyes and i drift away sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re the rider or the train sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re the dreamer or the dream so give me one spoonful of your stuff one or a million it could never be enough the years roll on, yeah like a summer’s end sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re the rider or the train sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re the dreamer or the dream sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re the cloud or your the rain mixed up kid daddy’s girl hiding in your room dropping out of school you keep on running you wind up here and in the neon light you can always disappear sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re the rider or the train sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re the dreamer or the dream sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re the person of the pain sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re the dreamer or the dream
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about

So, yes, this is being released during a time (Summer 2020) when everybody is simultaneously stuck inside and worried about the outside, and that period has enabled me to finish this project, but I have been recording and working on these tracks for about two years now, so the “meaning” is not embedded at all in the angst of pandemic.

The meaning is embedded in the superimposition of the inner and outer, the listener and the listened-to. The beauty of it, the joke, is context.

full explication here:
jsegel.wordpress.com/2020/08/01/outside-inside/

artwork by Richard B Gann
www.richardgann.com

videos:
Rider or the Train
youtu.be/EqDP6piLgYA

Responsibility for One's Own Actions
youtu.be/C5j8-q94dHI

credits

released August 7, 2020

rocks, wind, birds.
And some human-initiated action from Jonathan Segel, Kelly Atkins and Victor Krummenacher

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Jonathan Segel Sweden

Note: 2017's "Superfluity" is NOT available here *yet*, see Floating World
floatingworldrecords.co.uk/products/superfluity

Jonathan Segel is a musician and composer, playing guitar, violin, computer, keyboards, electric bass and singing, etc.

He plays solo and with Camper Van Beethoven and Øresund Space Collective
oresundspacecollective.bandcamp.com
and Sista Maj
sistamaj.bandcamp.com
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