Release Date: 1996
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1. All You Need
2. I’ll Take You Down
4. Ignore Her
5. All You Need (Extended Pleasure Mix)
6. Ignore Her (Sublime Galaxy Remix)
7. I’ll Take You Down (Club Dub)
8. Inspiration (The Same But Different Mix)
9. All You Need (Self-Censored for the FCC Impaired)
I didn't claim to be in love. I didn't ask you about your mental capacity. You drink your drink so you won't think. You hold your breath so you don't blink. All you need is a 24 hour fuck. All you need is tonight with me. All you need is a 24 hour fuck. All you need is what I will be. The beat blasts through your sleeping mind. I watch you dance through blood shot eyes (and I like it). All you need is a 24 hour fuck. All you need is tonight with me. All you need is a 24 hour fuck. All you need is what I will be. If you die before you wake, you'll find sex a constant state. You will dream of nothing else. You will dream of nothing else. If I wake before I die, I will never wonder why. I will dream of nothing else. I will dream of nothing else. All you need is a 24 hour fuck. All you need is tonight with me. All you need is a 24 hour fuck. All you need is what I will be.
A voyeur's take on the one night (24 hour?) stand. I think a little part of me has always wanted to do this. Never gotten around to it, though. Incidentally, this song almost prevented me from playing one of my first live shows (with Red Flag and Seven Red Seven). The show was in Utah, and apparently they’re not too fond of the F-word there. Mormons. Go figure. Anyway, I had to promise not to play this song before they’d agree to let me perform! Also of note: this song was not included on “In Perspective” because my record label at that time, A Different Drum (also based in Salt Lake City), objected to the lyrics. Hooray for controversy!
I'll Take You Down
I’ll take you down... I’ll take you down... Parts of me make parts of you ache with sympathy. I open my mouth and words come out. I watch your face and I just can't find it there. I’ll take you down... I’ll take you down... I’ll take you down... I'm trying so hard to be outstanding. To confuse you and make you wonder why I am the way I am, and you still haven't noticed me. I’m raging...
The music comes out of my undying love for the dance club... and the lyrics are pieces of a poem I’d written a couple years prior. I put them together because of the kinds of feelings that always seem to get generated when I'm dancing to a song like this. Admittedly not the best song I’ve ever recorded, but I was really just experimenting with moods and learning to program dance music for this entire EP. Undoubtedly, experiments like this helped me better understand how to craft fan-favorite songs like “Your Beautiful Lie” and "Alone" just one year later.
You say that you know you can't hurt me. You say I'm too strong. You stare at the stripes in the carpet and tell me things can't go on. And you presume to have power over my emotions, well, I simply don't need you. And you assume that I'm listening to your thoughtless words, well, I can just barely hear you. I won't be alone. Not this time. I won't be alone without your love. You see all the tears in my eyes and you say you're so sorry. You know I love the smell of your perfume. You know it's not fair. And you keep on explaining what you're sure must have happened, well, it needs no explanation. And your stupidity offers me the purist of insights and I'll tell you my new inspiration: I won't be alone. Not this time. I won't be alone without your love. Every time I think about the love that I will be without, I can't believe I ever loved you. I see through your thin disguise. You look at me to sympathize with all the things you can't undo. I won't be alone. Not this time. I won't be alone without your love.
In the vein of Everything But The Girl, I wanted to bring a little personal tragedy to the dance floor. I’ve always felt this song was moderately successful, but I knew I could do better. On my next album, I took another shot at it and I told this story again (better!) in the song “Alone”, which went on to be one of the 5 most popular Cosmicity songs ever. Well, so far, anyway. I'm not done yet.
I pray that time will stop and let me take this in. If thou shall not secretly love, I've lost my heart to sin. Everything is under my control. So, tell me heaven, why can't I ignore her? She dances with herself, as I try to stare in her eyes. But her eyes are always closed. My heart beat syncs with the time. Everything is under my control. So, tell me heaven, why can't I ignore her? I can't stand spinning around, pretending to pretend she's not there. But I'm spinning even faster now. I'll lose her in the blur. Everything is under my control. So, tell me heaven, why can't I ignore her?
While dancing at Detroit's Club X (oh 1996, you were so fun!), I saw a girl I'd had a crush on way back in high school. Still totally captivated by her, I basically just danced while staring at her the whole night. I really didn’t want to be doing that, though, because she clearly was not deserving of my attention. (She was a snobby rich girl.) By the end of the night, the line "why can't I ignore her" was repeating in my head. So, I stayed up extra late that evening, and this is the result.