Progtronica

by Gumshen

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released February 11, 2014

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Gumshen Seattle, Washington

Gumshen's alternative indie sound fuses rock, electronica and progressive styles in a fun and futuristic fashion.

Gumshen is a Seattle band made up of Ron Hippe (vox, keys, gtr), Jan Ciganik (gtr), Dennis McCoy (vox, drums), and Chip Reno (bass).
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Track Name: Bell Ringer
Well it matters when you’re looking through a dead man’s eyeballs
But then you’re not the only one who shut the whole thing down
You been chewing on a hand grenade
The stars are too few to reach for the sky
But I’ll get yours and you’ll get mine
I hear you talking to me but I’m miles & miles & miles & miles away
Are you ready to go? The bags in the snow the docks filled with crows
That’s how the wind blows
Stare up at the ceiling it’s gonna be a long cold night
Try to find the words there’s so much to

Say there’s so very much that I want to say
In complicated ways
Listen to the trumpets play la la la la

You’re a bell ringer sleeping in a sack
I’m never coming back
The taverns and the basements
Floating like a bag of bricks
You’re stuck in ‘96 its not the same old song
You let your teeth grow long


The moon has found us lately
Floating in a coat of plastic
But then I’m not the only one to shut the whole thing down
Try to find the words there’s so much to

Say there’s so very much that I want to say
The words are in the way
Tuning up the violin la la la la

I’m a bell ringer sleeping in a sack
I’m never coming back
Twisting like a tree trunk
Close enough to eye the sun
The next is yet to come I think I’ve had enough
I hope you’ve had your fun
Track Name: Stipulation
Fan the flame and the evening shines
Old times and I’m feeling fine
Split apart at the edge of means
Moving too fast tearing at the seams

Shine the light gonna give some lift
Keeping time from the top of the cliff
Now it’s all about a hesitation
Breaking straws in a stipulation

Spilt the milk and its crying time
Turning 20 dollars into 20 dimes
Lost the nerve and I must confess
Less is more but more is less

Situated at the top of the list
Drop to the bottom and I must insist
That we talk about a recitation
Breaking straws in a stipulation


So glad you made it

All aboard it’s a moving train
Don’t miss this cause I’ve been delayed
Now I’m sinking all the time
Can’t sleep but I think it’s fine

Caught a wrinkle growing in the sky
Torn through the middle and its opening wide
Now you talk about a situation
Breaking straws in a stipulation - BOOM!

So glad you made it
Track Name: Fine One To Talk
You’re a fine one to talk
Cause the words disappear when you’re given the chalk

I will meet your demands
When the angels and devils stop tying my hands, Tying my hands

Join the circuit of thieves
You can get what you want if you learn to say please

When your lungs fill with spiders you must find a new way to breathe
Don’t worry about me I’m perfectly functional please
Counting the days like an inmate who stays when the doors wide open

You’re a fine one to talk
Pacing your plank but there’s none left to walk

You’re a circus of fleas
You can get what you want if you learn to say please

When your lungs fill with spiders you must find a new way to breathe
Don’t worry about me I’m perfectly functional please
Counting the days like an inmate who stays when the doors wide open

You’re a fine one
You’re a fine one
You’re a fine one to talk

Don’t worry about me I’m perfectly functional please
Don’t worry about me I’m perfectly functional please
Don’t function about me I’m perfectly worried
I am perfectly functional please
Well you’re a fine one to talk
Track Name: Liquid
Well the left hand doesn’t know what the right one’s gonna do
When the one holding laces and the other’s tying shoes

Life is a short ride
Crazy and dangerous
No rhyme or reason
Life is the strangest

Spread like a virus
Time is a handshake
And it’s a liar
Fall like a snowflake - Falling down

Well the left hand doesn’t know what the right one’s gonna do
When the one holding aces and the other’s holding twos

Life is a short time
Crazy and dangerous
No rhyme or reason
Life is the strangest

Caught in the short run
Handheld and blurry
It’s gonna find you
You’ve got to hurry - Slow it down


Stix and carrots, golden parachutes for the men in the suits
The rest is army issued green
Smile on your face I’m hip to the game
The old is the new but the news is the same but on a digital screen
Keep buying it
You’re the highest bid

It’s all around you
Track Name: Bait & Switch
Bait, switch - my name is mud
Back stab - swim with the flood
Hood wink - down with the ship
Swim, sink - food for the fish

You don’t know my situation

Bait, switch - once is enough
Stick, move - watch what you do
Baked, sweet - fool me again
Swim, sink - food for the fish

Bass, kick - play what you love
Hood wink - down with a shove
Swim, stink - food for the fish
Bait, switch - my name is Mud
Track Name: Fragile We Are Castles
Fragile We Are Castles
Careless stars and sand
Here today and then
Taken by the sea