Time Travel and the Art of Happiness

by Fronz Arp

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Throughout 2014, I continued releasing a song a month but with an aim to produce fuller band arrangements for each track. "Time Travel and the Art of Happiness" was a track that didn't make the cut, however the title describes an underpinning theme of nostalgia, sadness and search for purpose which threads through the songs

Recorded and produced entirely in my bedroom in Paddington

Included in this download is a pdf booklet featuring all artworks created for each song release throughout the year

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released September 4, 2014

All songs written, produced and performed by Fronz Arp
All artwork by Fronz Arp

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Fronz Arp Brisbane, Australia

The strange machine which is Fronz Arp grinds like a tattered, angry little hurdy gurdy. With dramatic jaunt and seesawing melodies that have been compared to weird-pop wonders, such as David Bowie and Tom Waits

“...songs full of drama and action, designed to get pulses racing and yet still sounding both intricate and adventurous” Rave Magazine
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Track Name: Modern Love
Took a train downtown
And at the last station I thought I saw you
But couldn't meet your eyes

Because I can see this all from above like a story
We twist and turn in Modern Love that goes on and on

Can I crash here tonight
I'm in no shape to drive
You're such a beautiful girl
And I'll be gone in the morning

Took a train downtown
And at the last station I though I saw you
But couldn't get out of the way
Track Name: Any Day Now
When it feels like the whole worlds against us
We're sick and tired of the way that they hate us
Lets get out of this place and go anywhere
We can try

If we hit our mark, if we give it all we've got
Or this could last forever
There's a tide taking us over
Its coming any day now

We can run from everything we've been through
And even if its the last thing we ever do
Lets get out of this place, take me anywhere
We can fly, well what are we afraid of

We could miss our mark if we give it all we've got
At least this won't last forever
There's a tide thats taking us over
Its coming any day now
Track Name: Under Our Make Up
I knew you'd been through a lot
Like you've been walking through the dark
You thought I was someone else and started to protect yourself

But under our make up
We're both just the same boys
We're all just the same
In different ways but
Here under our make up
We're all just the same

I thought but I wasn't sure
And you were feeling insecure
I thought you'd pushed me away
But you wiped your tears across my face

You said under our make up
We're both just the same boys
We're all just the same
Here comes the shake up
That under our make up
We're all just the same

I'm such a mess but I saw it coming
If you missed the start well here's the part where we're in danger
And with nowhere left to turn we just run and run and run

In different ways
Here under our make up
We're all just the same
Here comes the shake up
Under our make up
We're all just the same
Track Name: Out of the Blue
When will thunder and lightning hit me from above
This is better then nothing so I started a dumb conversation then you're
The centre of all my attention and then
Suddenly its starting

And I want something new
I feel it arriving out of the blue
Its taking me over slowly, you and me, 1,2

I stumbled around it and didn't know why
But what I finally found I didn't see because I've been waiting so long
And its felt like nothing has changed in so long
But suddenly its starting

And I want something new
I feel it arriving out of the blue
Its taking me over slowly, you and me, 1,2

I could have been your passenger
I could've been your midnight stranger

When will thunder and lightning hit me from above
Is this better then nothing so I started a dumb conversation

Then suddenly its starting
And I want something new
I feel it arriving out of the blue
Its taking me over slowly, you and me, 1,2
Its taking me over slowly, you and me, 1,2
Its taking me over slowly, you and me, 1,2

I could have been your passenger
I could've been your midnight stranger
Track Name: Technology (Keeping Us Apart) v2.0
I'm afraid technology
Is keeping us apart
That constant communication
Is not the cure to being alone

Can you hear me
You're breaking up
I cannot understand

I'm afraid my one true love
May never hear my voice
Above the city traffic
Could they hear me above the noise

Can you hear me
We're breaking up
I cannot understand

I'm afraid the NSA
Has got their eyes on me
But not as scared that when they look
There'd be nothing for them to see

Can you hear me
I'm breaking up
And I cannot understand

I'm afraid technology
Is keeping us apart
Is tearing us apart
Keeps tearing us apart
Track Name: Jerks
You're such a jerk
Coming down on the nice guy
And I'm so afraid
Of what you'll find when the doubt comes in
Because you never admit to your guarded emotions
You take what you need before you go
When will it stop
When will it stop

You're such a jerk
Bringing guns to the knife fight
But we're just the same
We're just so scare to let the outside in
Because you never admit to your guarded emotions
You take what you need before you go
When will it stop
When will it stop
Track Name: Kamikaze (Going Down)
I jumped upon a rocket to outer space
And it shot us into orbit kaboom
And I couldn't get the wreckage back off my face
When we crashed into the side of the moon
And now I'm falling apart

Hey hey, I'm trying but I can't remember the days
Hey hey, the spin around my head a-rat-a-tat-a-tat

Can you come and take me out because I'm falling
Can you come and take me out get me high
But the oxygen has got me feeling like a kamikaze going down

I message hit us straight out of ground control
It said that no one's coming back here alive
So I was lifted up to an all-time-low
But its easier then just getting by

Hey hey, I'm trying but I can't remember the names
Hey hey, the spin around my head a-rat-a-tat-a-tat

Can you come and take me out because I'm falling
Can you come and take me out get me high
But the oxygen has got me feeling like a kamikaze going down
Track Name: I Didn't Want to Write Something So Personal But Couldn't Write About Anything Else
I kind of wish I didn't think about it anymore
I could take a lover then another maybe
But I've been thinking about getting far away from here
I kind of wish that I could sleep a whole night through
I called my brother but the number rang away
So I've been lying here awake beneath my closed eyes

And I won't forget you
No never anyone like you
Not anybody else but you
Could me me so sad
Only time will tell me
How I've been undone by you
Not anybody else but you
Could make me so sad
So just go

And I can't help thinking that maybe something's wrong with me
Its like a lie or how I'm wired in my DNA
Something deep inside that's never gonna change

And I won't forget you
No never anyone like you
Not anybody else but you
Could me me so sad
Only time will tell me
How I've been undone by you
Not anybody else but you
Could make me so sad
So just go
Track Name: Magic
Hey, I prick my fingers cut my skin
But I can't feel a thing
I need some help to save myself
Or maybe I don't really care

Because I don't lose control
I won't let anybody know that
The boy I was before is disappearing
And I don't know what it means

But do you remember when we danced all night
Though the music made it seem like it was so long ago
Did it really make us feel alright
We'd tremble and twirl like we were under a spell
That felt like magic
But somehow it seemed to good to be true

Hey, it seems so loud within the crowd
But I won't make a sound
We drink and dance and make no sense
But I can understand

Because I don't lose control
I won't let anybody know that
The boy I was before is disappearing
And I don't know what it means

But do you remember when we danced all night
Though the music made it seem like it was so long ago
Did it really make us feel alright
We'd tremble and twirl like we were under a spell
That felt like magic
But somehow it seemed to good to be true
Why does it seem to feel like magic?
Track Name: Space Invaders
If we really try
If we want it hard enough
We'll get everything we want
You'll be a superstar
And I'll be on the radio
And we'll have everything we want

Before things change
Let's start it up start it
And take our chances
Start it up start it
But one by one they're coming down, falling like
Broken stars they're coming down, falling like
Space invaders coming down
Let's shoot 'em up
My adrenaline
I can feel it kicking in
If we get everything we want
But in time
It could burn your heart out
But we'll have everything we want

Before things change
Let's start it up start it
And take our chances
Start it up start it
But one by one they're coming down, falling like
Broken stars they're coming down, falling like
Space invaders coming down
Let's shoot 'em up