Adventurism

by Ford Pier

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released April 20, 2009

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Ford Pier Vancouver, British Columbia

Ford: v.t. to cross by wading (Webster)
Pier: n. a disappointed bridge (Joyce)

Ford Pier has a rock band called The Vengeance Trio and a string quartet called Strength Of Materials. There's six or seven albums of this stuff, and more on its way. You just watch. ... more

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Track Name: I Was That Nail
I WAS THAT NAIL

I've been practicing, this is where it comes in handy. The timing's not
as perfect as I might have preferred, but at least you're going to hear
it now the way I want it heard. If you want, say no. If you don't then
answer "maybe." "Yes" would be mistaken, as you would soon have
found, and silence sure is something that I've learned my way around
'Cause I was the nail that was driven in the palm
That set off the shrieking, that shattered the calm

It's not as confusing as it sounds

Didn't count on that. Didn't think I had it in me? Well I'm full of surprises
and a whole lot more as well. It's not as though I hadn't told you, not as
though you couldn't tell. Not as though I couldn't tell that you've been
listening. Now the time has come to tell me; what's my only weakness?
you see, I don't think you've found it. You don't have a finger small
enough I could be wrapped around it.
I was that nail growing out of the one thrust out to condemn when
things weren't getting done
Or poised as though resting on the trigger of a gun

It's not as confusing as it sounds
One heart aches as another heart pounds
And where there is conviction, someone has been convicted
It's effect and cause, and it can be predicted
You can extrapolate the draught from the vessel
in the shape of the sharpness of the points
with which you wrestle
But you can save yourself a lot of time in the lab since
absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence
Just because a thing, when summoned, will not appear
doesn't mean it isn't there
Doesn't mean it isn't near
And I've done my best, but a couple things go past me. I've never
fucked an idiot, and I hope I never do. I'd hate to use someone the
way I've seen it done by the likes of you. If you want, say no. If you
don't, then answer "maybe." Baby, don't you worry, and baby,
don't you cry. I wouldn't not explain.
I wouldn't not tell you goodbye 'cause I was the nail that was
driven in the wood in the lid of the casket that sealed it for good.
The one you stood over, but never understood

It's not as confusing as it sounds
Track Name: An End To Gerunds
AN END TO GERUNDS

This one goes out to the people I've met, that I will ever meet
They will all benefit from my hard work
They will be entertained, and there's a moral to ponder for all
my friends and enemies
This one goes out to the people I know and those who love them

This one's about the best that I could do with what's available out there
Don't bother trying to spare my feelings, I don't have any left to spare
This one is part of a process I have,
one to evaluate

So now I'm going to be happy
You'll see, I'll show the lot of you
And when you see what I was up to, you'll be flattered I thought of you
This one goes out to the people I love:
my friends and enemies

This one was one of my favourites to tell when I'd an audience
Was seldom caught without something to say,
I had a ton of 'em
And there was a moral to ponder to go with every one of 'em
This one is part of a process I have,
one to eliminate

It's not like it's supposed to be that good, the point is I'm doing it
It's not like it's supposed to be the truth
the point is that it's done