If We're Not Talking

by Vivek Shraya

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1.
02:10
Do you know what it's like to want to dance In somebody else's light? Do you know what it's like to want to rock With somebody else's mic? Don't mean to be so green, Don't mean to be so blue A lifetime spent in blending in will do that to you. I need a beat, a groove to dance in my own shoes-- I won't envy, I won't envy.
2.
02:22
In the smallest village, a telephone In the muted and desolate, a microphone How many times do I have to say Your Name for you to appear in front of me? Let's find out: Your Name, Your Name, Your Name--I say Your Name, Your Name, Your Name--I say Your Name, Your Name, Your Name--I say Your Name, Your Name Within a single strand, a connection Yet here's our paths without intersection This paradox is so troubling Shouldn't you be manifesting? Let's find out: Your Name, Your Name, Your Name--I say Your Name, Your Name, Your Name--I say Your Name, Your Name, Your Name--I say Your Name, Your Name And I hope it wakes you Hope it shakes when you're sleeping. Hope it wakes you Hope it breaks when you're sleeping, sleeping-- Let's find out: Your Name, Your Name, Your Name--I say Your Name, Your Name, Your Name--I say Your Name, Your Name, Your Name--I say Your Name, Your Name
3.
02:17
Hey baby I love the way you move-- It's not lost on me. Hey baby I love when you bruise-- From exhausting me. Your body is like a furnace and you're fueled to the furthest You got me fevered, fevered, fevered, yeah. Hey baby I love the way you sway-- It's not lost on me. Hey baby I love your disco waste-- When it's exhausting me. Your body is like a furnace and you're fueled to the furthest You got me fervent, fervent, fervent, yeah. Hey baby I love the way you move, you move You got me fevered, fevered, fevered, yeah.
4.
02:29
You and me, we got chemistry, it flows and grows and so it go-goes yeah. I'm a greedy motherfucker when it comes to your time Like a pack of cigarettes, I'm cancering you dry I'm a greedy motherfucker when it comes to your time Cause you and me, we got chemistry, it flows and grows and so it go-goes yeah. One in a million, one in a million-- I was never a fan of counting to ten I was never a fan of counting to ten One. Two. Three was all I had in me Cause you and me, we got chemistry, it flows and grows and so it go-goes yeah. This could be the day that we die, die-- So I'm a greedy motherfucker when it comes to your time You and me, we got chemistry, it flows and grows and so it go-goes yeah. One in a million, one in a million.
5.
03:11
Sometimes I am a red light, a roller coaster ride I go to danger, I go to danger, I go to suicide. I blur until I remember-- You choose me (I wonder if it's ever going to stop) Most times I am synchronized, the wheels aligned. I go my pattern, I go my pattern, I go in stride But I burst when I remember-- You choose me (I wonder if it's ever going to stop) It's not the way, or when or why these cells die that matters It's the choices made that give these cells a resonance, a power-- And you choose me (I wonder if it's ever going to stop)
6.
02:47
In my, in my head I start at NegativeOne If that is a fact If that is the truth, Then it really must take two. Is that why, zero and I are quite alike-- Does it always come back To simple math? One plus one or the one that you lack-- In combat, I start at NegativeOne Right from the attack, I can't ever hold back Open fire until I expire. Is that why, zero and I are quite alike-- Does it always come back To simple math? One plus one or the one that you lack--
7.
02:31
Stay. Stay the fuck away. Or stay and I'll have that pound. Fair. Fair is fair and an ounce for an ounce. It could be easy-- Turn. Turn the other way. Or turn around, we'll duke it out. Scratch. That's why I am your match. Scratch until we're back to scratch It could be easy-- I don't care to be the better person, I aim freely below the belt. And if you'd ask it of me, I'd give it willingly First you must be ready to stay-- Stay the fuck away. Or stay and we will trade Teeth. A tooth for a tooth. No one will suspect a ruse. It could be easy-- (No one will suspect.)
8.
It's 8am, day starting, I'm not wondering If it's going to rain, if I'm going to be late I'm thinking just one thing: How can I, how can I, how am I going to make--contact. It's afternoon, home sweet home soon But I'm barely aware I'm out in space, putting out as much of me as I can spare: How can I, how can I, how am I going to make--contact. If we're not talking, if we're not touching, what are we? It's 11pm, everyone's sleeping or at least on their way I'm still awake, still contemplating, waiting for a collision today: How can I, how can I, how am I going to make--contact. If we're not talking, if we're not touching, what are we?
9.
04:31
There is stress on the strands, the bands that bind this freight intact. Since when was a working engine the thing that keeps a train from moving? (I know where you live.) There is stress on the brakes, too many false alarms and false takes. Since when was not slipping on the tracks the thing that was holding us back? (I know where you live.) There's no rest for these strands-- We're too used to taking the mileage over the best. And since when was it discipline to know where you live? (I know where you live.)

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Sexy electro-rock in the vein of Goldfrapp, Prince and PJ Harvey, masterfully producted by Meghan Toohey. Features Sara Quin on “Your Name.”

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released May 15, 2007

Written by Vivek Shraya.
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Meghan Toohey.
Mastered by Hans DeKline.
Vocals & vocal arrangements by Vivek Shraya.
Instrumentation & programming by Meghan Toohey.
Additional vocals on Track 2 by Sara Quin.
Art by eestorey.com.
Photography by Shemeena.

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