Histories That No One's Ever Seen

by Multiplexor

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Histories That No One's Ever Seen is the running b-sides, demos, and covers collection from Multiplexor. The title comes from the song "September on Your Apartment Floor".

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released May 31, 2012

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Multiplexor Nashville, Tennessee

Born the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Kyle Coleman in 2008, Multiplexor eventually enlisted close friends PJ Elias and Nathan Stone as its rhythm section upon the release of the 2011 debut album, If I Told You Everything.

The band's second LP, Some New Air, reads like a collection of undelivered letters to lovers in the strange places between lost and found.
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Track Name: 42X
I hesitated for too long to write down all my bitter songs
and turn them into something you'd believe in
so the better part of the last four years
has been shuffling feet and borrowed gear
so instead of asking "how?"
I'll say "it's time to make this count"
so when I grow up there might be something to remember

am I really such a burden?
am I just too quick to tear?
I'm so through with saying nothing
though I'm sure no one will care
here's a monument I built to me
it stands all by itself
it's my alibi for bloodshot eyes
to find asylum on your shelf
and I'm still waiting here
a thousand memories since
I returned to the scene and all that's left of me
are dust and fingerprints
so if music be the food of love
the table's set for one
and if I have to count on someone else
I might as well be done
Track Name: Finally, the Nails
this is a day of sorrow
a sinless man in a grave he had to borrow
this is a day of passion
unforgettable

"were you satisfied when the nails finally ran through?"
to which we reply "we know not what we do"

Father, this shame should have us hide our faces
but You made our hearts just strong enough
to operate without the blood You spilled that day

Jesus, our regret is that we don't believe this:
that you saved us with your final breath
to something bigger than the world or what we think we are

this is a day of sorrow
a sinless man in a grave he had to borrow
this is a day of passion
unforgettable
Track Name: Inflation (Acoustic Demo)
out of breath again
and I'm dealing with it on my own
we were talking it out
but suddenly I get the dialtone

you believed what you said
because you practiced it in front of the mirror
but the lines on your face
they seem to manifest your unspoken fear

when you got back in your car
there were no more words to say
today I don't know where you are
but I know it can't be far away

maybe I should speak up
say "I don't want to see you make a mistake"
this is it, and you're gone
I guess you did all that you thought it would take

lately, I just want to go to sleep
rather than stay awake through promises
that you won't let me keep

you hate the cold that's in my room
I can't justify this broken bed
so if I sing an empty tune
will I forget the things you said?

calculated hesitation, never-ending conversation
it's your logic that will leave me on my knees
repeating all your methods, let me lie with all my breath; it's
only jealousy if someone disagrees
polynomial expression, self-inflicted great depression
all you have to do is play the numbers right
because if everyone's acquainted, you can always be repainted
bait and hook, assuming sympathy will bite

you've got to raise the prices on this
it's only expensive things that they will miss
Track Name: For Austin
hey, don't knock; just come right in
and hang around 'til the sun comes up again
summer's here and you're on your way out
Saturday nights won't be the same without

front porch parties in the middle of winter
the smoke in our lungs can make our hearts more tender
to see we're gonna miss you every day

please keep your feet on the ground
while your wings are in the air
and though we won't hear the sounds
we'll always know that you are there

five AM never held us back
when the stars are out, what the hell is there to lack?

you found a way out of this town
away from all of us let-downs
the only thing I feel like I can do
is play a fifteen-minute guitar solo for you

front porch parties in the middle of winter
the smoke in our lungs can make our hearts more tender
to see we're gonna miss you every day

all the plans I had for an awesome summer
they're worthless now
man, it's such a bummer
I think I'm gonna cry every time I see a plane

please keep your feet on the ground
while your wings are in the air
and though we won't hear the sounds
we'll always know that you are there
Track Name: Expand and Contract (Demo)
defensive in your speech, so swift
and that paralyzing eyebrow lift
a parachute that never, ever fails

the graveyard and the paradigm
shift to form a perfect line
that facilitates the continental drift

my lungs were not designed to breathe you all at once
so if I suffocate, at least I had a decent run

expand and contract
distance and contact
the phone lines and the hemispheres collide
a season of snow
another seventeen below
I'm setting my intentions aside

my lungs were not designed to breathe you all at once
so if I suffocate, at least I had a decent run
my organ donor status, I'm as sure of as my real name
I mean, I'd give them away gladly if I just knew from whom they came

expand and contract
I'm substituting hopelessness for fact
the ocean floor get swept under the rug
another winter through fall
I'm like a clock upon a canyon wall
I'll keep counting until Jesus pulls the plug
Track Name: Magnetic Field (Original Ideas)
I'm taking the next train
far away from here
I won't see you for a week
this trip I'm taking out of fear

I can hear the hum of the magnetic field
now that I've left the atmosphere
I won't see you for a week
this trip I'm taking out of fear