Keep Warm

by Purrbot

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about

These songs came from a week where Purrbot decided to embark on a song-a-day project. Every day had to be new material, no recycled words or riffs. Each song had to be written & recorded in one day. From this exercise came the rough, lo-fi, sincere, encouraging, and dorky EP "Keep Warm."

Much later, some songs went on to be re-recorded for Purrbot's album "Warm Gold." Go check out the new versions of "My Mess" and "The Sleepy Creatures"!

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released January 15, 2010

Copyright 2010 and 2013 Nathan Wade Carter
Written, Produced & Performed by Nathan Wade Carter
Recorded at The Mantle, Portland, OR

Cover photograph/polaroid taken by Patrick Dundon

"The Sleepy Creatures" is based on "Carmine & Darnell & The Sleepy Creatures" by James McShane (www.jamesmcshane.com) Thank you James!!

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Purrbot Portland

Nathan Wade Carter is a queer, grey-a poet, musician, and artist living in Portland, Oregon. His poetry can and will be found in Heavy Feather Review, Horse Less Press, Poor Claudia, Powder Keg Magazine, The Fem, and others. He is editor and founder of SUSAN / The Journal. He writes and performs songs under the name Purrbot. He is recording a new album called DNR. ... more

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Track Name: Have Fun!
have fun in all you do,
wake up early
you string christmas lights
soft white
our home
we watch movies
i am writing again

have fun in all you do
fight off embarrassment
fight off low self-esteem
fight off self-loathing
i am confident, i know i am
bring it to the surface
trust, and open

have fun in all you do
have fun!
we read in bed before sleep
we cook dinner for friends
we are learning
we are doing so well
i do so well not to forget

have fun in all you do
have fun in all you do
have fun in all you do
have fun in all you do
Track Name: Fish Out Of Water
fish out of water
fish out of water
fish out of water
i'm a fish out of water

thanks for making dioramas
thanks for getting water
thanks for making tea
for reading in bed with me

fish out of water...

thanks for spooning
for sending
that video
about blurring worlds
physical and digital

fish out of water...

thanks for having a holiday party
thanks for lending books, you have great books
let's go on a bike ride up mount tabor!
Track Name: Lifeline
1, 2, 3... 71
1, 2, 3... 50
Track Name: Vignette
(do something
do anything
where is my to-do list?)

ice ice
snow snow
bluster
enfolds us
warm home
bundle
soft nest
hot baths
candles
house shoes
long johns
warm white
falling
hibernating
friendship
kitty
coffee
toasty
hot tea
happy
fuzzy
faces
walking
sledding
snowball
throwing
silent
vignette
window
pictures
fingers
jackets
scarves and
hats and
winter
healing
one more
blanket

(do something
do anything
what is it that you like?
do something...)
Track Name: My Mess
My voice
My fire
My light
My eyes
Foggy, blind
Distorted, rose
Am I making things worse for myself?
Am I being ungrateful?
I am so grateful!

Give yourself a break
A vacation from hating yourself

My rules, so rigid
My love, my trust
Muffled
Don't be so shy
Don't fall back so soon
My breath
My mess
My haste, impatience

Give yourself a break
A vacation from hating yourself
Track Name: Barely Buried
scramble across power line
hide acorn hide
in leaves and debris and bare bones
this season is new and dry
hands crack, hands taut, flaky
hangnail bleeds
a new shoot from hull half cracked
barely buried
i am bored
what am i doing in the front lawn
watching earthworms drown
watching ants carry dead
go bye bye
go bye bye
Track Name: The Sleepy Creatures
Carmine, we have a problem
The sleepy creatures are multiplying!

Darnell, our little girl!
Snuggle bunny nuzzling
Do you like your new collar sweetie?

Carmine, i'm tired of it
There are thousands!
Thousands of them!
Would you like to take a sleepy creature home?
Never really awake...

Darnell, i miss that sleeper
We couldn't keep her
She sleeps between us,
Keeps us warm!