Protons and Electrons Compilation

by Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends

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Mike Coddington I got most of these singles already but I’ll double dip for Conan. If you like rock and roll, this is your music. Favorite track: Jilted Dragon.
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12 split singles, released over the course of about a year and a half... collected now as one record. A feat never before achieved by any other band! A feat that should probably never be attempted by any other band!

Protons features a different Neutron Friends song, each composed and conceived as a single by the group; heavy, poppy, frantic or jagged, many aspects and facets of the band are represented. Electrons, on the other hand, features the B-sides courtesy of various musical comrades such as: Dale Crover Band, Thoughts Detecting Machines, Turbo Lightning and more, all musicians who play in live incarnations of The Secret Friends, record with the group or have some profound significance to the existence of the band. (Protons, Electrons, and Neutrons make the atom!)

Conceived as an avenue for discovery as much as a celebration of community, Protons And Neutrons twists and winds, seeking to tell no story other than the unfiltered joy of the act of creation and weird rock and roll itself. There is no expectation that you know the other bands, but you might find something you like. “It’s a surprise gift for people along for our whole deal!” Neutron excitedly exclaims.

“I wouldn’t go so far as to say that there is something for everybody” Neutron explains, “but there’s something for people with a sense of adventure or people willing to take a ride with something that isn’t shameless genre music, but if safely consonant ‘garage rock’ or bands with riffs in search of a song are more your thing… it’s a big world out there.”

Pop aficionados can sing along to songs like Jilted Dragon and Hate Secretary. Purveyors of the heavy are referred to hard rockers like RECANT! and The Vig, while those who simply like to rock can line up for Paved Age, Litany of Grievances and Parade of Deceit.
On Protons, Neutron and company made an attempt to step up the game, breaking down all boundaries and adhering to only one rule: “Whatever the songs were going to do, they had to do it, get in and get the hell out. No overthinking, indulgence or indecision allowed.”

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released September 20, 2019

Conan Neutron: Vocals/Guitars
Tony Ash: Bass
Dale Crover: Drums

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Track Name: A Litany of Grievances
Follow through, you left me cold
Tie your shoes, If I could be so bold.
You planted, now you reap what you've sown

Cut losses, attention revoked
You should pay rent, The rent is owed
You should pay rent in my mind

If I could transcend these petty vulgarities.
If I could transcend the way that they made me
Built for the the fight, not the victory
If you want grievances I've got a litany

A resume with things, you should have done.
It's too late. that ship has sunk
Keep rowing, yeah! Keep rowing home

Still unsure. where we went wrong
I've got a list, two miles long
I've had it, something must be done

If I could transcend these petty vulgarities.
If I could transcend the way that they made me
Built for the the fight, not the victory
If you want grievances I've got a litany
Track Name: Hate Secretary
Oh! I can't imagine your face (can't imagine your face)
Oh! Tied in a rictus of pain (in a rictus of pain)
Oh! You talk, it's always the same (it's always the same)
Oh! It is my interest I feign, when you start complaining.

I can't keep track of all you hate.
I would not wish anyone that fate
No No no no

Oh! I can't imagine your rage (can't imagine your rage)
Oh! You're late to the game (you're late to the game)
Oh! You're not edgy you are tame (not edgy you're... TAME)
Oh! My patience on the wane, when you start complaining

I can't keep track of all you hate.
I would not wish anyone that fate
No No no no
Track Name: RECANT!
That ethos will never play down in Sparta
Those ideas will never fly in Rome
Yes, I would call this approach a problem.
No friends here you will act alone
This way of speaking will put you in danger
Those dumb ideas might get you stoned

STONED.

Good or bad it's true, Controversy is my food.
Got a whole lot to say
RECANT!

The choice of paths it lies before
I hope that you are proud of yourself
Philosopher or heretic are the choices
Out of the mainstream, foolish tome
You say you will proudly stand up
The pride it comes before the fall
Track Name: Paved Age
Do you remember the time when things moved so slow ?
At the pace of a glacier that's how things would go
We took those Commie trains and we shut them down
A thousand hIghway stars, can you hear the sound?

We live, We live, in a paved age
Asphalt dreams and concrete days 

Days like this

This is what we do, and we are really quite fond of it
So let's celebrate now before its turned into a monument
These civilized times, modern marvels of woe
You'd like to stay but you should probably go

We live, We live, in a paved age
Asphalt dreams and concrete days 
Track Name: This is the Line
And I say It loud... don't you know that this is the line ?
And I say It loud... don't you know that this is the line ?
And I say It loud... don't you know that this is the line ?
And I say It loud... don't you know that this is the line ?

And if you haven't deduced by now
Well you certainly ought to
And if you push just a little more
You'll go come with a rupture

And I say It loud... don't you know that this is the line ?
And I say It loud... don't you know that this is the line ?
And I say It loud... don't you know that this is the line ?
And I say It loud... don't you know that this is the line ?

And if we haven't made this clear
We will repeat all of the words
And if you push just a little bit more
We'll send you home with a rupture

This is... this is the line
Track Name: Petulant Messiah
aimless
direction
inspire
defection

I name you petulant messiah
The jerk who sets us free
Defensive, thin skinned and a cryer
An unfit way to be.
I name you petulant messiah
Because that's all I can see

Conspire
Reflection
Evading
detection

I name you petulant messiah
The jerk who sets us free
Defensive, thin skinned and a cryer
An unfit way to be.
I name you petulant messiah
So come and set us free!
Track Name: Armies of the Mind
Armies of the mind!

Things fall apart, but they can still grow... They can grow
Veterans of wars that no one cared for... now you know.

Now you know
Track Name: Jilted Dragon
Burn it to the ground!

On a long enough timeline, everyone will turn against you.
On a long enough timeline a few of them may start to miss you

And that's the way that it is.
(Burn it down, Burn it down )
But maybe not the way it should be
(Burn it down, Burn it down )
Burn it down or take a nap
(Burn it down, Burn it down )
Really makes no difference to me.
(Burn it down)

And that's how the story goes
(Burn it down, Burn it down )
But not how the story ends
(Burn it down, Burn it down )
Burn it down, I'll do it now
(Burn it down, Burn it down )
The fire is so pretty to see
(Burn it down)


And that's the way that it is
(Burn it down, Burn it down )
But probably not the way it should be
(Burn it down, Burn it down )
I am the fire, I am the doom
(Burn it down, Burn it down )
The jilted one, you can call me.
Track Name: Cop Knock
You dream of better days, but there are better ways to go
The right to be afraid, you have the right to buy a new door.
Antics can't be explained, turn around and face the floor
Yes you should be afraid, be fearful for what's in store

Knock knock
Cop knock
Top notch
Cop knock

Hit them until they stop, make yourself the gun you know?
The bullet and the gun, it's still not enough you know
A stunning rearrange, exactly who do you work for?
Yes you should be afraid be fearful for what's in store

Knock knock
Cop knock
Top notch
Cop knock
Track Name: Amargosa State of Mind
Empty spaces are places to paint what is possible
wanting faces can control their fate, it is plausible
An Amargosa, Amargosa state of mind

Ripped, shredded and tattered... Every little bit matters
Ripped, shredded and tattered... Every little bit matters
Ripped, shredded and tattered... Every little bit matters
Ripped, shredded and tattered... Every little bit matters

Empty places are spaces to paint, a world of possibles
Audiences always in their place, ready and malleable
An Amargosa, Amargosa state of mind

Ripped, shredded and tattered... Every little bit matters
Ripped, shredded and tattered... Every little bit matters
Ripped, shredded and tattered... Every little bit matters
Ripped, shredded and tattered... Every little bit matters
Track Name: The Vig
Sometimes the only choices you have are bad ones
And this is a case in point
It's life
that takes the cruelest cut
It's not a lie if you keep your mouth shut
Smooth seas...
do not make for skillful sailors
Long shadows cast, long shadows felt

Crawl out
Of the rubble.
Crawl out of the rubble dig out the bodies

Pay interest on past sins... AGAIN.
All just to pay the VIG... Again and again
All just to pay the VIG


Most times,
the choices you make aren't great ones
Hearts so wide and dreams so big

You've failed
Constant reminders every minute
zero would be a step up

Stand up
In the rubble
don't let it become your home now

Maintain,
becomes the entire game now
Keep sinking until you hit bottom.

Pay interest on past sins... AGAIN.
All just to pay the VIG... Again and again
All just to pay the VIG
Track Name: Parade of Deceit
Parade
I wake up early
The lies unfurling

Deceit
I'm very surly,
Deception stirring

Parade
Saying something
Believing nothing
Let's see what lies will rule this day

PARADE... of Deceit.
PARADE... of Deceit.

Parade
Grotesque, I'm hurling
The spinning whirling

Deceit
My anger growing
Loose objects throwing

Parade
the reveal is lying
They're barely trying
Don't we all just love a parade?
(Not this one)

PARADE... of Deceit.
PARADE... of Deceit.
Parade!
of deceit!
Parade!
of deceit!
Track Name: Quivers - Master of Dirt
You said you found dinosaur bones in the back of the yard. you must've looked hard.
Track Name: Thoughts Detecting Machines - Alllies
Never trust the Perfect King
He’s not as kindly as he seems
You're at his mercy, in his grace
Know the limits, know your place

Easy with a compliment
He’ll make you feel like a prince
And he will promise you the crown
Then pass you over for his own

Allies are shifting all the time
You stand on sand and if you slip
You’re left behind

All eyes are on you day and night
And you'll be judged on a grudge
Not for a crime

Never cross the Bitter Queen
Cause she remembers everything
And when you think you've won her trust
She'll throw you underneath the bus

They will take you everywhere
You’ll get a taste
You'll breathe the air
And you will get used to their ways
And soon become the thing you hate

Allies are never on your side
Unless your interests should happen to align
All lies reveal themselves in time
But you’ll be gone long before you're proven right
Track Name: Nonagon - Saffir-Simpson
Scene one opens on Bob Lee.
He knows what the blood on his boots means.

Stands up. Throws a hammer on his vows.
Shuts up. Throws his cash in lieu of towel.

The vice side of history holds every card and whores every house.

Take sides, pick a tribe and draw your lines.
Everybody knows they’re in the right.
But then there’s fallacy, hypocrisy,
And confirmation biases.
Collect the dots and shift the range.
I’ll pick my precision.
It’s my side of history.

Son of sinners, too tall.
One inch given. It’s gone.

It’s on our watch.

Stand back. Let them breathe.
Let us breathe.
Let you breathe.
Track Name: Reptoid - No Human
I tried to be a human
More like you every day
Become the illusion
Chipping my soul away

I can't be what they need
A gold simulacrum
Painted with a grin

Ask yourself, "Is this a simulation?"
Do you believe in this emulation?

I'm constructing someone
As fabricated being
Create the rift to find
Synthetic humanity

I can wear this mask
Walk among your kind
I'm almost human
I'm almost human

Ask yourself, "is this a simulation?"
Do you believe in this emulation?
Track Name: Rally - HVAC
Somewhere on the East Coast, the East Coast
They took out the equestrian
Now
Something is rotting somewhere
[Q:] How else can one explain that smell?

[A:] With investigations, predictions
Curious filings and extractions
They found
Some newspaper and bile
They found
He was living in a newspaper nest

They turned a stop gap into a plot
And made it something it’s not
Someone has got to be putting us on, putting us on

Metabolize, hibernate
Call animal control
[Q:] Are you afraid, are you afraid you might
Fail this test?

[A:] No. I can look out for myself
I said I can look out for myself
But from hiding in the rafters
I’m feeling a bit sea sick

They turned a stop gap into a plot
And made it something it’s not
Someone has got to be putting us on, putting us on

Stretch it out, make it fit with your OCD
You’ve got to grab those trophies
You bet to hell I’m putting you on, I’m putting you on

Are you afraid you might, are you afraid you might
Fail this test, fail this this test
Well, I can look out for myself, I can look out for myself
Are you afraid you might, are you afraid you might
Fail this test, fail this this test
Well, I can look out for myself, I can look out for myself
Track Name: Turbo Lightning - Give a Man a Brain
Say we're friends, how long should I wait for nothing to happen at all
Nothing colored, everything I see is black, white, monochrome
No one shows, their colors in perfect light
If I had bionic eyes
Then I'd wish that I was blind
Every time I turn I seem to look at the sun
The lights that blind me are in everyone
But not everyone is quite like you
Stand still, everything's on fire so don't move a muscle at all
Every glance, every little shudder makes one more likely to fall
So exposed, to flickering open flames
If I didn't have a brain
Then I wouldn't need the shade
Every time I turn I seem to look in the sun
That kind of feeling frightens anyone
But not everyone would want to see
Every time I turn I seem to look in the sun
And it's a freedom that's a heady one
But no-ohhh one is quite like me.
Track Name: Cheap Sleaze - Freeze Queen / Troll Trap
FREEZE QUEEN

You saddle up next to me
talkin ‘bout how you used to skate
How you only longboard now
but you think that we should date
Well tell me, man, did you really think
when you bought me that drink
that I’d let you take me home?
I’m sorry didn’t you know

That I’m a freeze queen!
Hard to impress
I’m a freeze queen!
I’ll freeze you to death
I’m a freeze queen!
Hard to impress
I’ll freeze you to death!

You better dress warm
Oh, I’m gonna ice you down
Don’t ask me to smile
All you’ll get is a frown
You better bundle up
Before you try talking to me
'Cause honey I can be cold
and I can be mean

'Cause I’m a freeze queen!
Hard to impress
I’m a freeze queen!
I’ll freeze you to death
I’m a freeze queen!
Hard to impress
I’ll freeze you to death!

TROLL TRAP!
(dedicated to the memory of alex jones)

I logged onto the internet
the other day
'Cause I gotta tell the world – hey,
I got something to say

Here’s my two cents
about the government
and my role in it

Complexity is such a breeze
when it’s summed up inside a meme

Do all my thinking second hand
and there ain’t much I understand
but I’m not gonna check my source
I’ll just reshare cuz I am bored (oi! oi! oi!)

TROLL TRAP! TROLL TRAP! TROLL TRAP!

I saw it – on Fox News – or maybe CNN

It’s there in my newsfeed – they’re
coming for my guns again

Do all my thinking second hand
and there ain’t much I understand
but I’m not gonna check my source
I’ll just reshare 'cause I am bored (oi! oi! oi!)

TROLL TRAP! TROLL TRAP! TROLL TRAP!

Everybody’s so greedy
They want a living wage
There gonna kill my grandpa
and steal his Medicaid

Immigrants are so lazy
They’re gonna take our jobs
Abortion is murder
and don’t forget about gay frogs!
Track Name: Maple Stave - Thunderkiss '85
Let's start losing limbs
Let's take a coward's stance
Hide behind our logic and deceit

If we play what if's for too long
We might be happy and strong
We can hope with all we share
In some years we won't care

Every inch I made went to the few
With too much work to hope I'd get through
If I were brave I'd let go
Finally let this bias show
The creases we mulled over
That we claimed we never saw
That always fold over the fatal flaws

If we played what if's for too long
We might be happy and strong
Words weren't enough to mend
This is how things began to end

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