The Art of Murder

by Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends

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1. Chesapeake Ripper
2. Avid Fan
3. Eat the Rude
4. We Don't Invent Our Natures
5. I Do Admire Your Courage...
6. Quid Pro Quo
7. The Census Taker
8. Wound Man
9. The Doctor Will See You Now
10. Memory Palace
11. Chair of Antlers

This record was written and mostly arranged leisurely between November 7th, 2014 and March 7th 2015 by Conan Neutron. Tracks were given final arrangements and recorded at Sound of Sirens studio in Sun Valley, CA between May14th-18th, 2015 by Toshi Kasai. Mixing was done at Sound of Sirens between June 12th- July 28th. 2015 by Toshi Kasai.

Mastering was done at Chicago Mastering Company by Bob Weston: September 2015

Art and layout by Rick Froberg

This record was directly inspired by the Hannibal Lecter series of books by Thomas Harris. Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal and the fascinating interpersonal dynamics between the characters within. As well as some of the other associated material around the characters of said stories. Certain phrases are cited in the lyrical content and are done so with the utmost respect and admiration.

Thanks to Lindsey Neutron, Stephanie Vogt, Jordan Sobolew, Michael Marchant, Erica Strout, Lindsey Charles, Kevin Burkett and the Electrical Guitar Company and to all of the rest of the Friends of the Neutron out there. Secret, explicit or otherwise.

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released May 1, 2016

Engineering/Production: Toshi Kasai
Vocals/Guitar: Conan Neutron
Bass: Tony Ash
Drums: Dale Crover
Additional Synth/Organ and Strings: Conan Neutron
Additional Vocals on Avid Fan and Chair of Antlers: Buzz Osborne
Additional Vocals on Eat the Rude and Chair of Antlers: Tony Ash
Additional Harmony Vocals on Quid Pro Quo and The Doctor Will See You Now: Dana Poblete
Additional Percussion and Vocals: Toshi Kasai
Additional Percussion: Dale Crover

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Track Name: Chesapeake Ripper
You would call me evil? Is that what you would say?
The world is evil in the most boring way

A single sip of pain
Bright behind the eyes
a single sip of pain
Comes as no surprise.

I'm happy to be the villain you need.

It's not borne of cruelty
Does the lion, the gazelle despise?
It's just the order of things
It's how we organize

So we dance this dance
The game intensifies
Catch me if you can
The time is nigh

I'm happy to be the villain you need.
Track Name: Avid Fan
I've seen your work
Two of a kind
"Dare I?"... it's true.

I don't believe,
you'd tell them
even if you knew

Avid!
some things i'd...
Avid!
like to show you...
your Avid fan...
Avid!
BECOMING Avid!
BECOMING Your avid fan.

I've heard them talk
unfair reviews
don't know the man

slinging nicknames
scandalous rumors
just because they can.

Avid!
until then...
Avid!
I remain
your Avid fan...
Avid!
BECOMING Avid!
BECOMING Your avid fan.

YOU OWE ME AWE.
Track Name: Eat The Rude
Your attention!
Stop, look and listen
This message I must impart

fair warning, the fine is
I consume your heart

Is it necessary to be so uncouth?
uncouth
boorish behavior
masquerading as truth

I eat the rude

Furthermore!
in case I was unclear
or you chose to ignore

you made your decision
the path is chosen
consequences in store

some people are better served than heard
it's true, small solace, but a truth
call it thinning the herd
Track Name: We Don't Invent Our Natures
Your better nature
Your bitter side
Your bitter nature
Your better side

No reason to call for help
you'll be dead before they arrive
it's his bad luck to be the best
you caught me because we're just alike
A murder house is ugly to the neighbors
We don't invent our natures
We don't invent our natures

What is it in itself, in its own constitution ?
What is its casual nature?
What does he do? The man you want?
I've given very serious thought,
serious thought to eating your wife
We don't invent our natures
We don't invent our natures

Your better nature
Your bitter side
Your bitter nature
Your better side

And there’s the brutal truth,
Something with which you can't hide
People don't tell you what they think,
They see that you don't advance in life

A murder house is ugly to the neighbors
We don't invent our natures
We don't invent our natures
Track Name: I Do Admire Your Courage...
I do admire your courage
I think I'll eat your heart.
Why fight it?
We all play our parts

To your surprise, We're just alike
That's how you caught me
Convenient lies, Controversialize, Salacious rumors

I still admire your courage
But you stink of fear
Why fight it?
Believe what you hear

Power satisfies, this is your design
It's beautiful in its own way
When you feel strain, please refrain, just keep your mouth shut

We live in a primitive time
Neither savage nor wise
Not wise

In a time neither savage, nor wise.

Half measures
are the curse of it
Track Name: Quid Pro Quo
Oh! He's a monster
But he could crack the case
What is he after?
He controls her fate

You tell me things
Give me a taste
Prepare your answer
Somewhere she waits.

What would you offer?
What would you say?
For the information?
What would you trade?

Quid pro quo
Don't you lie or else I'll know
Quid pro quo

quid pro quo
the needle moves, but it moves too slow

Yeah, he's a monster
But he's got what we need
The distress excites him
Beware the webs he waves

Honey in the lion
Prehensile and deep sleeved
I will not fault you for trying
But what is in it for me?

Yes, it's a trade off
An equal exchange
It's a variation
On a very old game.
Track Name: The Census Taker
Monoamine Oxidase, inhibitors... don't you know?
The worst part about telling a joke is watching it sail past the normal folks.
When the fox hears a rabbit scream, he comes a running but not to help, no.
I ate his liver with some fava beans, and a nice chianti

Don't test me, don't test me, don't test me, don't test me.

Endless rude questioning, nothing worse than being a bore now.
Would not suggest testing me, didn't work so well for the last one.
When the fox hears a rabbit scream, he comes a running but not to help, no.
I ate his liver with some fava beans, it was an amarone.

i've never seen anything so clear, what comes next may shock you.
All good things to those that wait, i've waited longer than you know.
I'll see you on the other side
i'll see you on the other side
Track Name: Wound Man
Pierced and lonesome
a simple diagram
to be the downfall
To seek to understand

oooh, oooh, oooh the Wound Man

Amusing in hindsight
that it would be the sign
I'll tear up your chance
before I lose mine

oooh, oooh, oooh the Wound Man

Our scars have
the power to remind
that the past was real.
and not always kind

oooh, oooh, oooh the Wound Man

Amusing in hindsight
that it would be the sign
I'll tear up your chance
before I lose mine
Track Name: The Doctor Will See You Now
We rarely get to prepare
in meadows or in graveled walks
It's hospital corridors
where we're forced to talk.

Rooms like this with so little time,
prepare our gestures get them right.

The monster speaks
But he is not wrong
Everyone has the hymn book
Nobody knows the song

It's a marathon, it's not a race,
Before you die, you will see my face

The Doctor will see you now.
Track Name: Memory Palace
You would seek to debase me
I'm not here
I'm nowhere you can see
Your uncouth behavior
No availability
No room In my palace of memory

Memory! Memory!
You are miles from here, with petty axes to grind
you are not welcome, in the palace of my mind.
Memory! Memory! Memory!

Method of Loci, art of memory
every smell, every taste, friend and enemy
every scene, as far as I can see
it's all here in my palace of memory

Memory! Memory!
You are miles from here, with petty axes to grind
you are not welcome, in the palace of my mind.
Memory! Memory! Memory!
Track Name: Chair of Antlers
It's the plight that drives you
Suck down the pain
Yes, you should run now.
Let it wax and wane

It's like a chair of antlers
A salve against the mundane
No forts for what you love
Flows like a water main

Chair! Chair of Antlers!
Chair! Chair of Antlers!
Chair! Chair of Antlers!
Chair! Chair of Antlers!

Grotesque but useful
comes at a high price
from hell and back now
scars with the right eyes

it's like a chair of antlers
which one is more insane
no forts for what you love
flows like a water main

Chair! Chair of Antlers!
Chair! Chair of Antlers!
Chair! Chair of Antlers!
Chair! Chair of Antlers!