Lost Feathers

by The Urbane Decay

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Found this 2007 EP on a CD-R in the studio archives. Had completely forgotten about it's existence except for "Elbows" which was meant to be on "...Has Never Kissed a Girl" but was inexplicably cut (or maybe wasn't written in time).

Anyway, I think it's quite a good little dreampop outing, closer to what I'd intended the previous album to sound like. I think it was abandoned after my infamous release party for "...Has Never..." which I held it in my apartment and invited all the exes and crushes that I dissed in the songs.

"Gutsy set" a friend half-complimented, half-chastised me immediately afterwards. I also asked my most recent ex's current boyfriend to join the band, which shows I was pretty much out of my fucking mind at this point. The whole night was the indie-rock equivalent of some guy with entitlement issues anonymously calling girls who'd rejected him "sluts and bitches" on Internet message boards. Only it wasn't anonymous, just a very public dick move. More importantly, also in attendance was a potential girlfriend who then dubbed me "undateable" (as clearly I was) and when that got back to me, I started to evaluate my life, my attitudes and my music.

Immediate result: I rashly broke up the band and ditched all my autobiographical songs in favour of nonsensical garage-punk (in a short-lived band called Die Schadenfreude). I guess this EP was collateral damage in the wake of that party.

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released September 11, 2007

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The Urbane Decay Toronto, Ontario

The Urbane Decay is an indie pop recording project mainly active between 2002-2009, mainly by Jakob Rehlinger, mainly maudlin and mopey.

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Track Name: Feathers
The light is falling like feathers
From the window to the floor
And the silence is curling like smoke
From underneath the door
There isn't quite any colour
There isn't quite any taste
So I sit here drinking wine
Waiting for the day to waste away

The light is falling like feathers
Turning my blue eyes grey
And the silence is curling like smoke
Burning a cigarette away
Nothing has any texture
There isn't quite any sound
And I listen my watch counting
All the minutes I've spent

Dreaming of you falling like feathers
All around my bed
Your kisses falling like feathers
All around my head

The light is falling like feathers
The light is curling like smoke
The silence lays dead on the floor
Like a vase that broke
The sky closes its eyes
The city falls asleep
And I sit here drinking wine
With the dreams I used to keep

Dreaming of you falling like feathers
All around my bed
Your kisses falling like feathers
All around my head
Dreaming of you falling like feathers
Dreaming of your kisses falling like feathers
Alone in my bed
Track Name: No Risk
I buried a leaf
In a bottle, in the soil
Love me, Adrienne, love me
Risk it all and love me

There really is no risk at all

Grow, little leaf, grow
Blossom and burst from the soil
Grow like a seed, burst from her heart
With words of romance
Spoken for me

There really is no risk at all

Fall, fall so far, so deep
Really no risk at all
Like the one you shall keep
When I fall, I fall so deep
There really is no risk at all

Buried in a bottle, in the garden, in the soil
Placed in a box and wrapped in foil
Love me, Adrienne, love me
Risk it all and love me
There really is no risk at all
Track Name: Elbows
Elbows touching on the table
I suddenly see how it is
And it's kind of terrible in a way
I didn't know terrible could be

It's not like having the rug
Pulled out from under my feet
There's not floor, no building, there's not
So much as a vacant lot

But the puzzle has been falling into place
I've been pulling the pieces apart
Ignoring the voice in my head
Trying to calm the fear in my heart

I just wish I hadn't mailed
That letter this afternoon
It's a conversation I really don't want us to have
Any time soon

Elbows touching on the table
I suddenly see how it is
And it's kind of terrible in a way
I didn't know terrible could be
Track Name: Beauty Isn't Real
Dear sweet world
You have let me down
Even though you are bursting
With beauty, you have let me down

Your beauty isn't real
Beauty isn't real

Dear sweet girl
You have let me down
Even though you are bursting
With beauty, you have let me down

Because beauty isn't real
Beauty isn't real

It's nothing you can taste
It's nothing you can feel
It's nothing you can touch
Beauty isn't real

Dear sweet world
You have let me down
Even though you are bursting
With beauty, you have let me down