The Carnival Could Go No Further

by NSPS

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1.
02:38
2.
Being a Better Person
3.
03:15
4.
The Words We Sang
5.
Janean
6.
Metropolis
7.
Diving in Quicksand
8.
Strawberry in my Champagne
9.
Home is a Hospital
10.
We the Parasites
11.
Your Worth
12.
About Me
13.
The Floor Through the Pages
14.
Monotone

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releases July 7, 2017

NSPS is…
John “High-Road” Howa
Jeremy Mathews
Sarah “Spark-Plug” Morton Taggart
Steve “Not-So-Naïve” Taggart

Featuring kind guest appearances by…
Sid Gold — congas on “Being a Better Person”
B.C. Sterrett — singing saw on “Lazy Genius”

The NSPS love child is William Stirling Taggart

Written and produced by Jeremy Mathews, © 2008-2016

Recorded at Sweet Pixie Studios, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mastered by Joe Caithness at Subsequent Mastering

Illustration and lettering by Sarah Morton Taggart
Photos by Janean Parker

Special thanks to Brent Sallay for the use of his mixing room
and his input

Thanks to Eilidh Billie, Mark Billie, Alana Boscan, Brad Bunnell, Stephen Coles, Zara Dawn, TJ Fogelsanger, Sonia Hernandez, Yuwen Huo, Nick Johnson,Naresh Kumar, Aaron Leitko, James & Janice Mathews, Jessica Mathews, Janean Parker, Michael Rose, Tara Sanchez, Adam Tye, Jeff Thompson & Will Sartain

For David Fetzer (1982-2012) & Craig Froehlich (1971-2008)

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Track Name: Lazy Genius
Lazy genius, at home as we grow
Living off the royalties from an old TV show
Now he lets his influence lag
With his hands in his crotch and the snack food bag

You could change the world without leaving your house
You could bait the cat if you would bait the mouse

Lazy genius, why can’t you see
That you’re killing you while you’re killing me?
Lazy genius, why must you prove
That the world spins around while it does not move?

You could change the world without leaving your house
You could bait the cat if you would bait the mouse
Track Name: America Said
There’s nothing you can do that can’t be photographed
Then analyzed to a void before anyone has laughed
But you might forget before reason stops your head
If you’re too busy listening to what America said

And the flies would attend choir with the birds
But the invitations had some misspelled words
Now the blue jays hunt the hiding flies
Over the window sill
Where old women chill
Their homemade pies

There’s nothing you can say that can’t be monitored
Then filtered through devices that muffle every word
Even the ones you say unknowingly while you’re in bed
Awake and dreaming about what America said

America said that if you be a good boy
You can be anything that we want you to be
But it was half misquoted, and it was mostly a ploy
From the ones with the dream they don’t want you to see

There’s no way you can act that isn’t paranoid
On your deathbed wondering which part you most enjoyed
Thinking about what you should have changed instead
Of letting voices drown out what America said