Flower Plower

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released December 1, 1989

Tracks 01-04 Recorded in the summer of 1989 by Steve Albini in the basement. Tracks 05-15 Recorded in the summer of 1988 by Iain Burgess at Chicago Recording Company.

Rick: Guitar and Vocals.
Rose: Bass and Vocals.
Brendan: Drums (01-04).
Shannon: Drums (05-15).

Released on Limited Potential Records 1989.
Re-released on Frontier Records 1991.
Re-re-released on Twelve Inch Records 1999.

Thank you to Chris for doing everything, Mike P. for doing everything else, Iain for putting up with us, Steve for the bratwurst and advice, and Andy for being our roommate. Also, thanks to bad flannel, The Bishops, The Hollowmen, Full Fathom Five, Lonely Trailer, The Bowery Boys, Bad Toad, Sound Seen, No Cover, Rick Didjit, Rick R., Ellen, Barry, Ward, Tom, Software, Math Modeling, Hardware, Paul L., our parents and families, everyone who let us sleep on their floor, everyone we forgot, and, of course, you.

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Poster Children Champaign, Illinois

Poster Children was formed in 1987 by Rick Valentin (guitar, vocals) and Rose Marshack (bass, vocals). Jim Valentin joined on guitar in 1991 and Matt Friscia (drummer #7) joined in 2001. Known for a strong DIY ethic and relentless touring, the band has released ten albums, eleven videos, and a DVD and were pioneers in the use of the web, blogs, podcasts and enhanced CDs for promoting their music. ... more

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Track Name: Dangerous Life
I gotta get me a gun, guns make everything right
The right is all we have left, the left is turning us red
I tear out all of my walls, walls can hold hidden wires
Wires that tap all my thoughts, thoughts that tell me there is...

Danger, dangerous life, dangerous life...

People are made of stares, stairs that I cannot climb
I climb back into my hole, the whole world's losing their mind
I can't be seen on the street, how did you find out my name?
I gotta get me a gun, guns protect me from the...

Danger, dangerous life, dangerous life
I lead a dangerous life
Track Name: Wanna
Do you feel a little strange, strangers often feel that way
Time to make a couple new friends, tie the knot a couple loose ends

Do you find that everything hurts, the pain is sharp and getting worse
Do you find it hard to relax, hard to think and keep on track

Do you wanna, do you wanna, do you wanna stay?

Do you feel a little strange, strangers often feel that way
Now that you've got all that you want, better hope that all is enough,

Do you wanna, Do you wanna, do you wanna stay?
Track Name: Byron's Song
I can't seem to kill myself
I can't seem to get anything done
Can't get anything done

I've got to much time to think
My mind has always got
Something to think about
Something to think about

Give me a week another week to get it right
Get it working
No time to cheat, cheat complete
I'll get it straight, nothing's working

When I'm asleep I am awake
When I wake up, this is when I start to dream
This is all a dream

I don't want to go outside
Inside's enough to keep me occupied
Gotta keep occupied

No time to cheat, cheat complete
I'll get it right, get it working,
Give me a week another week
I'll get it right, get it working

Get it done tomorrow, get it done today
Even it it takes my life I'll get it done today,
Get it done tomorrow, get it done today,
Even it it takes all year I'll get it done today

Well I can't seem to kill myself
I can't seem to get anything done, can't get anything done

No time to cheat, cheat complete
I'll get it right, get it working,
Give me a week another week I'll get it straight, get it working

And this life will outlive me
Track Name: Eye
I see the world through open eyes and every eye's on me
I see a world years from now, and everyone will pay
I

I have to speak, defend myself, everyone must know
Actions speak for themselves, possession is the law
I

I'll take your life, I'll take your name, I'll never take the blame
I see the world through open eyes and every eye's on me
I
Track Name: Hollywood
Hollywood U.S.A. place your dreams and watch them fade away
Marilyn, Baby Jane once they're here, they'll never be the same

We'll give you forever just trade in whatever

Hollywood USA place to dream place to stay
Hollywood USA never been a bit like yesterday

Rodeo is a rodeo, the cowgirl say, take the cowboy home
Take him home, take him home

It's all lies in my eyes each time I get fooled by

Hollywood USA place of dreams place to stay
Hollywood USA never been a bit like yesterday
Track Name: Modern Art
They're all hanging in museums everybody wants to see them, yeah
Modern art and modern artists, modern means there is no difference
Maybe I'm Louis Wain painting cats and half insane

First there was Marilyn Monroe then she was Andy Warhol
People hated Vinnie Van Gogh, changed his name to Picasso

Maybe I'm the great DaVinci or perhaps the Mona Lisa
Maybe I'm George Seurat speaking French and painting dots

Everybody wants their fifteen, I just want to be a machine

Dada and MOMA married their only child's monetary
Salvador Dali Lama Hari Hari Rama Rama

Maybe I'm Louis Wain painting cats and half insane
Maybe I'm the great DaVinci or perhaps the Mona Lisa
Track Name: Evidence
We are the evidence here
This is the light at the end of the tunnel
There are dried flowers and plastic flowers
Telephone numbers and maiden names

It starts with two
And it ends with one
The cycle repeats in well-formed rows
The cycle repeats, repeats, repeats

Your personality, her personality
It's inside of me, it's a part of me
Your personality, it's infected me
Take it away and there's nothing left to be

What is wrong with us
Is what's wrong with our parents
Is what's wrong with our parent's parent's parents

Your personality, her personality
It's inside of me, it's a part of me
Your personality, it's infected me
Take it away and there's nothing left to be
Nothing left but this but this disease

We are the evidence here
I see it in the mirror
There too many g-damn reruns reruns reruns

A mistake one hundred years ago lives inside my mind
Takes apart the images of the past and passes through
The degenerations and generations of the evidence
We are the evidence
We are the evidence of love
Track Name: She Walks
She walks on hollow ground
I will echo every step
She walks on open hearts
I will follow every step

Two eyes overflowing
Two eyes overwhelming
The way that I feel

She weaves a modern life
What is old now is new
She weaves with every thought
Every thought I never had

Two eyes overflowing
Two eyes overwhelming
The way that I feel

No one receiving, no way of sleeping nightly
No one receiving, no one is dreaming nightly

She talks without a sound
And now she's gone

Two eyes overflowing
Two eyes overwhelming
The way that I feel
Track Name: 10,000 Pieces
Every image she's ever had
Every moment she's ever lived
We were watching

The room is filled with all her thoughts
They stain the carpet, they stain the walls
I saw everything

10,000 pieces of her life

There are no edits, there are no cuts
The film is short, just one shot
And we were watching

Every frame flickers past
Every frame holds the past
And I was watching

10,000 pieces of her life
10,000 people in her life

Room is filled with all her thoughts
They stain the carpet and stain the walls
And I was watching

Every image she ever had
Every moment she ever lived
And we were watching
Track Name: Question
I've got a question
I've got a question in my mind
I have a question
I have a question in my mind

I have a function
I have one function in my life
I have a function
What is the function of my life?

Black light, white noise

I've got a question
I've got a function in my life
I have a function
My function is the question here

Black light, white noise

He sits and stares, he looks at me
He judges all, the light and depth(?)
Track Name: Non-Reggae Song
My hair gets longer every day I don't talk to you
Reading books won't help, I don't know what to do
I tie my ties so much tighter since I saw you
I polished up my teeth, I polished up my shoes

It's just a matter of time before you notice me
It's just a matter of time before you fall in love with me

The shadows stretch out of shape as each day goes by
The shadow of my self gets longer in time
I got a story that I want to tell to you
I keep on talking but nothing comes out

It's just a matter of time before you talk to me
It's just a matter of time before you notice me

We'll be in love, the stars above, the birds will sing, I'll give you a ring

My hair gets longer every day I won't talk to you
Reading books won't help, I don't know what to do
I got a story that I want to tell to you
I keep on talking but nothing comes out

It's just a matter of time before you notice me
It's just a matter of time before you talk to me
Track Name: Detective Tracy
Detective Tracy is the dragon lady's man
Detective Tracy plays catch you if I can
He knows when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake
He knows when you're playing, when you're playing with yourself

Detective Tracy's got the big red book
Detective Tracy only needs 10 rules
He thinks he is better but he sleeps as late as me
He is always praying, always praying with himself

Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost,
God save all your souls from this unholy coax

Detective Tracy's checking all the doors
Detective Tracy, he is a holy war

He is always checking, checking on the given law
Someday I hope to catch him, catch him praying to himself

Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost
I will testify, there is truth in fire.
Track Name: Bump Bump
Waiting for a solution, I could wait for 20 years
Sitting here in solution for just another year

I don't know if I can take it anymore
I don't know why I say that anymore

Days are years and the years seem to turn into a day
Have another, stay a while, have a drink and have a stay
Hit me once, hit me once and twice again
Hit me once, hit me until I feel...

I heard someone say, this is my heartache
I heard someone speak, yeah this is my life

Simple thoughts are easy, what you want is what you need
Problem is these thoughts are never the thoughts that you need

Hit me once, hit me once and twice again
Hit me once, hit me until I feel a
Little better, little bitter, little better

I heard someone say, this is my heartache
I heard someone speak, yeah this is my life
Life, death, life, death.
Track Name: Jeremy Straight
Jeremy Straight is starting to hate the system he supports
His support systems are breaking down to take a natural course
His security in insecurity has played out on the market
He has sold off all his assets and failed to make a profit

Ride the train, Meet the bus, Jeremy
Ride the secretary, meet the boss

Jeremy Straight is starting to hate the life that he was led to lead
He has come to realize he doesn't care about anything
He wants to heal all the broken hearts he's made to bleed
But he doesn't have the time to operate and succeed
Track Name: Rain On Me
Drifting through this summer day, looking for a place to stay
That's within the proper range for the way I feel today

Feeling sorry for myself doesn't work, it used to help
Am I better, it's hard to tell
I wish I knew how I felt

Claiming that my life is fine is just another empty line
I seem to say it all the time still I'm not convinced in my mind,

For 2 years I've tried to hide all the fears I've had inside
So shot up I almost cry when faced with life, my lie

I'm finally walking in the sun waiting for the rain to come
There was no reason for me to run, waiting for the rain to come to come.

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