Truth and Fun

by EIGHT TWO

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Daniel Bittleston Thank you Eight Two for including all the lyrics, Amazing conglomeration of wisdom and outrageousness and poetry!!! And incredible engineering & organizational skills and musical imagination and daring!
And lovely love of life and death!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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LOVE YOUR LIFE - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two Hey there gorgeous, strike a pose, It ain’t easy being breezy Age is a bitter pill to swallow, You can dye it all away Live for style, live in denial So your dreams remain a fantasy Age is a glitter pill to swallow F’you can buy it all away It ain’t easy being breezy Balayage for the economy Toss those tresses, strut those dresses Look lost at your hilarity Live in style, die in denial So you’ll never, have to see your dreams turn gray Age is a fatal, pill to swallow You decline day by day Age is an honest pill to swallow You can lie it all away It takes guts to love your life When you stand and face mortality Not to live fast and self-destruct, before age can take your lust for life away We all die, but those we remember, chose not to fuck the world for posterity It takes nerve to live with verve, On your way from time to eternity It ain’t easy being breezy, yeah You decline day by day You can buy it all away It takes guts to love your life When you stand and face mortality Not to live fast and self-destruct, before age can take your lust for life away We all die, but those we remember, chose not to fuck the world for posterity It takes nerve to live with verve, On your way from time to eternity It ain’t easy being breezy, yeah Love your life, ooh Love your life, ooh Love your life, wooh Love your life, wooh It takes guts to love your life When you stand and face mortality Not to live fast and self-destruct, before age can take your lust for life away We all die, but those we remember, chose not to fuck the world for posterity It takes nerve to live with verve, On your way from time to eternity Love today, yeah Advanced style calls back fans Of life after insecurity Age in style, wither with a smile Sashay away immaturity Age is a bitter pill to swallow, Yesterday is a surgery away
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Determinism 05:17
DETERMINISM - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two We laugh a lot, we smile at each other Whoever we meet is sister or brother We have fun, we get along We laugh when we're right, and laugh when we're wrong Did I have a choice to write this song? Were you predetermined to give it derision? We laugh a lot, we smile at each other Whoever we meet is sister or brother We have fun, we get along We laugh when we're right, and laugh when we're wrong Do I have a choice to sing this song? Are you predetermined to skip it or sing-along? If there's no free will, how can there be right and wrong? Does belief in free will change the decision? The game, the game, the game of words We laugh along, we smile at each other Whoever we meet is sister or brother We have fun, we get along We laugh when we're right, and laugh when we're wrong We pout and turn our backs on each other Whoever we meet is a motherfucker We're too vain to get along We laugh when we're right and cheat when we're wrong I fell in love with fate But fate broke my heart, Irreconcilable differences Fatalists don't take chances! Fate got the house, I got the miniature horse and cart Hey quantum predictor! I'll break your tomorrow By being a random man Take me beyond names, to where we need no definitions Take me beyond names, to where we need no definition Take me beyond names, to where we need no definitions Take me beyond names, to where we need no definition It's only possible Because it's happening Life is unlikely It's only possible Because it's happening Love is unlikely It's only possible Because it's happening We laugh a lot, we smile at each other Everyone we meet is sister or brother We have fun, we get along We laugh when we're right, and laugh when we're wrong We pout and turn our backs on each other Whoever we meet is a motherfucker We're too vain to get along We laugh when we're right and cheat when we're wrong We laugh when we're right, and laugh when we're wrong The game... the game Do I have a choice to sing this song? Are you predetermined to skip it or sing-along? If there's no free will, how can I choose right from wrong? Does belief in free will change my decision? The game of words prefers the dead and the name above the thing The game of words prefers the dead and the name above the thing The game of words prefers the dead and the name above the thing The game of words, the game of words
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VALIDATION SONG - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two Why should it bother me what critics say of me? Why should it get to me that they just look through me? Why’s it admissible for tin gods to judge me? Why should it get to me that I’m invisible? Why does it matter what rich people say? Why should I worry? I don’t need no one’s approval To be whatever the fuck I wanna be I don’t give a fuck what you think of me I’m okay with me, I validate myself I don’t give a fuck what you think of me I approve of me, I validate myself Why should it bother me what labels think of me? Why should it get to me if I’m invisible? Why does it matter what celebrities say? Why should I worry? I don’t need no one’s approval To be whatever the fuck I wanna be I don’t give a fuck what you think of me I’m okay with me, I validate myself I don’t give a fuck what you think of me I approve of me, I validate myself My freedom is unattainable While I’m governed by what other people think of me My liberty is laughable If get my sense of worth from other people Why does it matter what the fortunate say? Why should I worry? I don’t need no one’s approval To be whatever the fuck I wanna be I don’t give a fuck what you think of me I’m okay with me, I validate myself I don’t give a fuck what you think of me I approve of me, I validate myself I don’t give a fuck what you think of me I’m okay with me, I validate myself I don’t give a fuck what you think of me I approve of me, I validate myself I validate I validate I don’t give a fuck I validate myself I validate myself I validate I validate myself I validate I don’t give a fuck what you think of me I’m okay with me, I validate myself I don’t give a fuck
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THE BLUE PEARL - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two I’m every being I’m every mind I’m every name I’m every kind Flung 'round the sun Separate in unison I’m immaterial I’m a brick in every wall Predation is inferior Power is not superior Vain entitled flags unfurl But their oyster has no pearl We are all a point of blue You’re me and I’m you I’m every being I’m every mind I’m every name I’m every kind Flung 'round the sun Separate in unison I’m immaterial I’m a brick in every wall Predation is inferior Power is not superior Vain entitled flags unfurl But their oyster has no pearl We are all a point of blue You’re me and I’m you I’m every being I’m every mind I’m every name I’m every kind Flung 'round the sun Separate in unison I’m immaterial I’m a brick in every wall Predation is inferior Power is not superior Vain entitled flags unfurl But their oyster has no pearl We are all a point of blue You’re me and I’m you
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BE YOUR OWN GOD - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two I’ll be my own father I’ll give my prayers an answer Yeah... We can be our father Father, I can be you. Child, I will always stand by you. You can be your own father You can be your own boss You can be your own saviour You can be your own God Yeah... Hope a little longer Wait and it will pass Be patient, be patient Hope a little longer Wait and it will pass Yeah... We can be our father Father, I can be you. Child, I will always stand by you. You can be your own father You can be your own boss You can be your own saviour You can be your own God You can be your own father You can be your own boss You can be your own saviour You can be your own God Be your own father! Be your own boss! Be your own saviour! Be your own God! You can be your own father You can be your own boss You can be your own saviour You can be your own God
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People First 03:52
PEOPLE FIRST - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two We can’t last We won’t last We can’t last long If we don’t get along with: [first voice] Everyone Everybody We need you all To right the wrong We need everyone Everyone [second voice] Everyone, We need everyone, To right the wrong, We need everyone, We can’t wrong if we have everyone We can’t go on ‘til we have everyone Ah... People matter More than places More than things We matter More than money More than our ideas We matter more Than religion And God And faith And Bible And our stories And our worries And status quo And I don’t know Why making good And surviving should Be at odds With being good Ooh... People matter more than laws More than the borders No nation first We all are people first Connected Disconnected we won’t last We can’t last We won’t last We can’t last long If we don’t get along with: Everyone, we need everyone To right the wrong, we need everyone We can’t go on, without everyone We can’t go wrong, if we have everyone
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Run Wild 02:45
RUN WILD - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two Cool kicks on and Worries fading Neurogenesis Costs jack shit Win when you begin In dayglo Go with your flow Hall ass kicking Racing stops my mind racing stops my mind racing Stops my mind By the dawn's Early light Peter Ciacia Does his thing Run run into the wild Run run just like a child Run run run run run run run Run run like I can fly Run run without a why Run run run run run run run Go so far Out i'm in Time with space Out of brain Sane pain maker Chasing wind Sidewalk dancer To, no end Run run run Run run Run run run Run run Run run just like a child Run run run run wild Run run run run run run run Run run like I can fly Run run without a why Run run run run run run run Meb, Geb, Grete, Shalane Paula, Deena, Prefontaine Amby Burfoot, Zatopek Mootai, Bekelee, Bolt, Joorek Dibaba, Bikila, Goucher, Krar Bannister, Shorter, Salazar El Guerrouj, Endereba, Kiprotich, Coe Lagat, Lewis, Moses, Owens, Flo, Mo Run run into the wild Run run just like a child Run run run run run run run Run run like I can fly Run run without a why Run run run run run run run Run run into the wild Run run just like a child Run run run run run run run Run run like I can fly Run run without a why Run run run run run run run
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Gagabol 06:14
GAGABOL - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two Oh fuck! I lost it again Gagabol polka, Gagabol Gagabol polka, pol polka Gagabol polka, pol polka Gagabol polka, pol polka Gagabol polka, pol polka Gagabol pol polka, pol polka Gagabol polka, pol polka All we are All perception is Life All we have All we love Everyone Love is life Thank you Thank you Precious life Every life Every Day Every moment Nothing else compares Time itself is life Life! Get high on every life Celebrate life
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[this is an instrumental]
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Used World 03:49
USED WORLD - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two It's a used world Eyes will close Cruel world Driven by users Love for new shit So they can toss it It’s our only used world It’s an abused world Just let living be It's a used world Don’t waste time worrying that you waste time If you see no future there won’t be one Yesterday don’t give a fuck If I cruised or passed that truck When is when? I'm tired of time Impatiently I’m speeding nowhere I’m only passing time passes me by I can only pass time I’m only passing time passes me by I can only pass time I’m only passing time passes me by I can only pass time I’m only passing time passes me by I can only pass time Immortality will save the world Short lives make a fragile world Longevity loves the land Live your life like you will live twice Long lives make paradise It’s an abused world Just let homeworlds be Immortality can save the world
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POV Rhapsody 04:19
POV Rhapsody - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two Perspective changes love into strangeness Perspective changes Perspective changes Perspective changes everything Any fixed truth is insincere If the only constant is change Truth itself must change too Existence assumes a first person point of view Second and third persons don’t ring true It’s conceited to act as though they do Truth is first person singular Being has so much more for you to be There has never been more wonder for you to see Reality needs POV Without someone to see it, there is nothing to see Truth cannot be simplified Understanding cannot stand alone No one has a third person point of view Everyone is an “I” and that includes you There’s a massive hole in hope Can you pass through, do you dare? La la la... There’s a massive hole in hope Can you pass through, do you dare? Do you care enough about truth To undo it? There’s a massive hole in hope Can you pass through, do you dare? Do you care enough about truth To undo it? There’s a massive hole in hope Can you pass through it?
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TWENTY TWENTY - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two Morrow will be better, Than today, or yesterday There, will be better, Than here, or where we were Morrow will be better, Than today or yesterday Sad as today may seem, Soon we will say Sad as today may seem Soon we will say Those were the days The past is over, But the now lasts forever, yeah The past is over, But the now lasts forever Future, you will be better Than now or yesterday, Than today or yesterday. Future, you will be better Than now or yesterday Sad as today may seem Soon I will say Those were the days Tomorrow show me how To love today As future me Looking back from tomorrow I love today Now is where I’ll stay Tomorrow it’s not what But how you see Twenty twenty

about

'Truth and Fun' is courageous, bold, philosophical, weird, intellectual, irreverent, wacky, playful, transcending norms, genuine, unprecious, less fucks given...
Put down your hangups, self replaced by self awareness, staring contest with purpose, the poetry of the absurd, making friends with scary visions, so much introspection it makes your eyes water, righteous angry environmentalism, loving the world, I love living, gratitude for my life and your life, shaming the status quo into changing for the better, hope for a kinder future, radical acceptance of depression, inspiration as a discipline, intimacy with failure, terrifying wildness lets do it, hermit life in a cave of rainbows, real friendships with imaginary friends, irony because it’s real, sincerity because pleasing others pleases no one, experimentation because music is about playing, complexity because truth cannot be simplified, the meaning of life because life itself is the purpose of living, peace because violence is a game where everyone loses, tolerance but not of intolerance, compassion can be cute.

credits

released July 20, 2020

Lyrics and Music by Misha Bittleston

Everything recorded, produced, arranged and performed by Misha Bittleston a.k.a Eight Two at ET Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico*

Mixed by Darrell Thorp

Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, NYC
assisted by Chris Allgood.

Drawings by Misha Bittleston

Design by Janeen Jang

*Other performers:
Gerardo Giraldo played electric guitar and piano on “POV Rhapsody” in Brooklyn, NY, and acoustic guitar on “Twenty Twenty” in Rionegro, Colombia.
David Muller played the drums and spoke the incidental part on “Gagabol” in Brooklyn, NY.
Lucian Connole played the Native American flute on “Flute of the North Wind” in Santa Fe, NM.

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Thank you life, thank you ethical vegans, and thank you Aja!

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Santa Fe by way of Brooklyn, Eight Two plays his own edgy blend of experimental indie rock.

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