Like Gary Numan, ft DeeDee Butters

by Church of Trees

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This edgy synthpop track is a musical homage to early Gary Numan. Lyrically, it follows a woman caught in the centre of the current American era of hate/fear-mongering. Her overwhelming fear of this new age of hate causes her to lock herself in her car and try to escape the madness around her. The line "I want to be like Gary Numan, live in my car, be an auto inhuman" is a reference to the concept of 'safety through isolationism' put forth in Numan's classic song Cars.

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Like Gary Numan
by B.R Frazer ©2018

I found a recipe
On a darknet site
A kind of formula
That turns water into wine

Take a drink and you're Trump-proof
From all the sick shit
His minions dish up
When they're digging into it

Are we living in the darkest time in history?
No surprise we want to disappear
From all this fear

I want to be like Gary Numan
Live in my car, be an auto inhuman

Don't like the melting pot
They want to purify the line
But in reality
They are as muddy as they're blind

They cannot listen
Because they will never submit
They do not understand time
Or that we're running out of it

Could we be whisper close to eternity
Could we be a single breath from insanity

I want to be like Gary Numan
Live in my car, be an auto inhuman
Under cover, and utter illusion
Here in my car, I'm in total seclusion

Like Gary Numan
L-l-l-l-l like
Gary (Gary, Gary)
Like
G-g-g-g-g-g
Like Gary Numan

I want to be like Gary Numan
Live in my car, be an auto inhuman
Under cover, an utter illusion
Here in my car, in total seclusion
Like Gary Numan
Like Gary Numan
Like Gary

credits

released May 15, 2018
Music and lyrics by Bernard Frazer
Melody and vocal arrangements by DeeDee Butters
Produced by Bernard Frazer and Jordon Zadorozny
Vocals by DeeDee Butters
Drum/bass programming, synths, sound effects by Bernard Frazer
Guitar by Jordon Zadorozny

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Church of Trees Ottawa, Ontario

The Ottawa‐based synth/dream pop project broke onto the scene with 2017's Primitive Creatures, a collection of chill grooves, lush synths, and catchy melodies.

2018 introduces a new album, The Dark and the Light, that heralds an edgier sound and a host of new voices.
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