Stations​/​Isosceles

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Stations/Isosceles is United Shapes' sixth album. It's about love and friendship, depression, partying all night, ASMR, over-the-counter drug abuse, celebrity crushes, womens' handbag trinkets and certain triangles.

And it's technically a secret, so don't let Andrew hear it. This is the second half of a double album consisting of essentially two solo albums by Andrew and myself. My half is finished, but not his. We are keeping our halves secret from each other until all of it is finished so that we can both be surprised by our own band's album and enjoy it like people who aren't us. His song titles are the same as mine, but the songs are about different things. This album tastes like a palindrome because it is a palindrome.

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released August 2, 2014

Sides C & D (Isosceles) written, performed and produced by Joseph Devens

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United Shapes are an alt rock duo formed in 2004 by Joseph Devens and Drew Cave. Help yourself to our handmade demos. They sound like garbage. Maybe you help us make them sound good and we all get paid?

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Track Name: Isosceles
You’re simple and honest and that’s why I love you
And I know you feel the same way for me don’t you
The sum of our parts is the sum of our angles
Our symmetry makes separation so painful

Your lines are so fine you look just like a painting
I sit on the floor near the wall where you’re hanging
I study your shapes and your various poses
I stare at you until the museum closes

And when you wear my clothes when the loving is done
And walk around the house with nothing else on
They look much better on you, don’t they my love?

And no one else knows what it’s like
Yeah only we know what it’s like

You make me feel strange and you make me feel jealous
I need every bit of your love ‘cause I’m selfish
And when we’re together we mirror each other
The same on both sides when we touch one another

We’re drawn on the blackboard inside of the classroom
To prove to the class with our math what can happen
When two perfect sides come together on top of
A base representing the place where we make love

And when you say to me that you’ll leave me unless
I take you to the bedroom and help you undress
I really have no choice but to take your request

And no one else knows what it’s like
Yeah only we know what it’s like

You’re simple and honest and that’s why I love you
And I know you feel the same way for me don’t you
I look at you next to me when you are sleeping
And notice you’re so geometrically pleasing

And none of you know what it’s like
Well, some of you know what it’s like
Track Name: Another Still
Lazybones get off the couch
Your house is burning down
And you’re smoking cigarettes

Please tell me the secret why
You’re laid up on the couch
Do you know or did you forget?

Lazybones get out of bed
It’s raining cats and dogs
Your clothes are soaking wet

Are you OK today or not?
I think that you mean no
Whenever you say yes

And when you think that I have had my fill
Of your secret thoughts tell me another still
And when you think that I’m sick of you being ill
Tell me another and another still

Tell me another and another still
You don’t have to spare me anything at all
And you never will
Tell me another and another still
If you don’t want me telling anyone
Then I never will

Once I knew a girl and she
Was good at Rubik’s cube
And loved Monopoly

Now that girl is only good
At sitting on the couch
And voicing complaints to me

Tell me why you never feel
Like going out with me
The way we used to do

I’m not mad and we can do
Whatever you feel like
Depending on your mood

And when you think that I have had my fill
Of your secret thoughts tell me another still
And when you think that I’m sick of you being ill
Tell me another and another still

Tell me another and another still
You don’t have to spare me anything at all
And you never will
Tell me another and another still
If you don’t want me telling anyone
Then I never will
Track Name: Stations
Places places everybody
Battle stations everybody
Some of you are not prepared
To have a good time tonight

Everybody stand in place
And wait with folded arms
Places places battle stations
Ready or not…

Why won’t someone spike the punch?
All I had was gum for lunch
And all I want to do is let
The booze infect my mind

Take me to that place
Where I can live my fantasies
Places places battle stations
More punch if you please

When the power goes out
We’ll all have to shout
Because our ears are plugged into the grid
When the speakers stop workin’
Everybody stops twerkin’
And we’ll sew buttons like our grandparents did

Places places everybody
Battle stations everybody
Get yourself together
And together we can get

Just as clinically insane
As everybody wants
Move your feat to imagined beats
They kill you then they haunt
Track Name: What Is This Love
Hello you don’t know me
But I want to get married
I know we’ll meet someday
We’ll give our kids weird names

I know it sounds cliché
To say I’ve never felt this way
Well maybe once I did
When I was still just a kid

I’ll give all my love to you
And wait for yours to come
I’ve got a lot of love to give
I hope that you’ve got some

What is this love doing to me?

I heard a rumor somewhere
That you didn’t like my kind
Now how can I compete?
Apples to oranges

Lemme tell you what this is like
Slipping on banana peels
Knotted up laces
Ass over tea kettle

If you don’t want my love at all
Just give it back to me
I gave you all the love I had
And now I need it back

What is this love doing to me?
Track Name: Temporarily Untitled
You're driving your car
down a desolate midnight road.
Is there a body in the trunk?
Nobody knows.
Track Name: Whisper My Name
ASMR girl
Whisper my name
Say something to me
I won’t understand
ASMR girl
Role play with me
Shampoo my hair yeah
And then talk me to sleep

ASMR girl
Tap fingernails
On a glass makeup bottle
My hair stands on end
Shiver me tingles
Massage my brain
All I want from you
Is to know your real name

ASMR girl
Where did you go?
Why haven’t you posted
Any new videos?
ASMR girl
Inaudible sound
Crinkle some paper
But try not to be loud
Track Name: Purses
I love
Love how
How girls
Girls have
Purses
Versus
Handfuls of stuff

I love
Love how
How girls
Girls have
Purses
Versus
Nothing at all

Rattle
Rattle
Searching
Rifling around

Private
Secret
Making
Delicate sounds

Loose change
Lip stick
Tampons
Hair clips
Spare keys
Tissues
Take-out menus
Coupons
Q-tips
Cell phone
Breath mints
Pictures
Glasses
Nail file
Matches
Track Name: I Think I Knew
My nightlight soft as snow
Drive my car with my eyes closed
I knew once but I forgot
And now I can’t but thanks a bunch

Sad in bed lullaby
Blue canary softly nightlight
Start a fire in my room
You can see the flames from space

You want to know
But I can’t say
And I wouldn’t tell
Ever anyway
Now there was a thing
That I think I knew
But now I forget
So what can you do?

Nightlight glowing up on stage
Hey magician guess my age
Make the snow light disappear
Softly softly do it once more

Where’d I put my whatchacallit?
That magician stole my wallet
Start a fire with some matches
Carry it with you ‘til winter

Snow is falling only on me
Blue canary softly softly
Paper hearts from stationary
Scented and incendiary
Track Name: Beautiful And Frightening
I get no kick from Champaign
And some, they go for cocaine
But you won’t hear me complain
I just turn on other ways

This isn’t Lucy in the sky
And it’s no day in the life
There’ll be no veiled reference here
I’ll make it perfectly clear

Just one handful of pink pills
And then a new world’s revealed
Entire body goes numb
My hands become boxing gloves

I won’t remember anything
At all when I wake up
How long was I asleep?
I think I slept a week
My mouth’s too dry to speak
Describing this is hard

Hey it’s beautiful and frightening
I’m seeing things I shouldn’t see
My soul is melting
Hey I’ll thank you to not bother me
I’m high on diphenhydramine
My brain is swelling

I’ll call you one the telephone
Tomorrow and I’ll say
I love you but your sex appeal
Just fails to make me feel
As wonderfully surreal
As when I do this stuff
Track Name: Emotion Vacation
I want to feel like a rock
I want to feel like a tree
Nothing’s bothering me
Nothing’s anything me

Don’t want to be a ghost
Or a helpless baby
Please stop bothering me
Please stop everything me

You wanna go someplace
You can forget your cares?
I will make you aware
That you're already there

Now stop your sobbin’ yeah
And you can follow me
I know a place we can be
Where we can feel like a tree

Pack a bag and get into the cab
It’s an emotion vacation
Emotion vacation
Nothing hurts no more crying at work
It’s an emotion vacation
Emotion vacation
No tears today because now you’re OK
It’s an emotion vacation
Emotion vacation
Where we’ll go you don’t care you don’t know
It’s an emotion vacation
Emotion vacation

Dry your eyes ‘cause I’ve got a surprise!
It’s an emotion vacation
Emotion vacation
Lift your head and get out of your bed
It’s an emotion vacation
Emotion vacation
No more pouting it’s time for and outing
An emotion vacation
Emotion vacation
We can do anything me and you
On our emotion vacation
Emotion vacation