Historical Depictions of the Future

by Meiosis

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Historical Depictions of the Future. Love, exploitation, sexuality, greed, addiction and extremism.

An ever creative mash up of pop, rock, indie, alternative, lo-fi styles. Martin Thompson haunts the musical realms of times forgotten and composes immaculately dressed accessible songs.

"Meiosis is actually Newcastle based Martin Thompson, a talented so-and-so who certainly knows his way around a wonky tune with added Scott Walker style flavours. There are touches of Bowie too (from the tuneful playfulness of his Hunky Dory period to the avant-clatter of Low) and you’ve got to love a tune called called Roald Dahl which has the refrain: “We miss you… When I die, be dignified” - The Crack Magazine.

MusicByMeiosis.com features not only music by Meiosis but also showcases Martin's varied talents as a live performer, blogger, promoter and podcaster.

This album, entitled 'Historical Depictions of the Future' is Martin's third in three consecutive years and completes his aim of making a trilogy of music focusing around often overlooked subject matters. However, here he deals with a range of concepts centering around; love, exploitation, sexuality, greed, addiction and extremism.

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released August 4, 2013

All words and music written by Martin Thompson
Additional instruments on 'Baby Boom' by Paul Fairbairn.
Additional vocals on 'Mini Rage' by Jonjo McNeil.
Additional vocals on 'Red Man/Green Man' by Laura Bartley.
Additional vocals on 'The Big Attraction' by Eddie Rivers.

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Formed in 1999 by Martin Thompson, Meiosis continue to release records and perform live. Pop music with and arty edge. Loads more information at www.MusicByMeiosis.com

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Track Name: Fairy's Dress
Every time you tell a lie,
Another fairy will die,
So I have never dream't of you,
Never eyed you up,
Never re-gendered you.

I like your hair tonight,
It makes me look one hell of a sight,
For soar eyes, I confess,
I have to see you in a fairy's dress.

Do you have the gene?
The happy gene, the in-between.
Do you have the gene?
The Vaseline, the drama queen.

Oh free up your life,
Forget it all and be my wife,
I miss you all the time,
Your puppy eyes, you're a pantomime.
They're all out to get your blood,
The Homo Clown and The Daddy's Stud,
No longer can you stay it,
Well, I'm here your heroine.

Do you have the gene?
The happy gene, the in-between.
Do you have the gene?
The Vaseline, the drama queen.

Every time you tell a lie,
Another fairy will die.
Track Name: Baby Boom (with Toxic Melons)
In a room combat,
Baby Boom comeback,
I'm gonna buy a big gun,
And I'll shoot you down yeah yeah.

Baby snake hissing,
Big mistake suspicion,
I can see my guilty reflection in your eyes,
Now a surprise.

And when he comes,
She cries.

Baby Boom exploded,
Thoughts of doom exploited,
And where are we all running to?
We're running through Friday,

And combat,
Baby Boom loves that!
I can see a mission in your eyes,
Now I'll decide.

And when he comes,
she cries.
I'm not surprised.
Track Name: On A Mission
Excuse me mister?
I'm telling you of my unconditional love,
Followed you today,
But found it was no good.
Tell me you're the same,
Tell me you have these malicious thoughts,
On a mission today,
To tell you my malicious thoughts.

Next time... I think I'm gonna be OK,
Yeah, I'm OK.

The time was a great healer...

But it took too long.

Don't they tell you,
Love is just a disease and it goes away?
Didn't tell me that that drug would take me away.
You're not the same,
We're not similar in any way,
And if you find your life,
It's not with me anyway.

Next time... I think I'm gonna be OK,
Yeah, I'm OK.

The time was a great healer...

But why does it have to take so long?
Track Name: Mini Rage (with Jonjo McNeill)
Hiding in a paper bag, check the contents of the sack,
There’s a wardrobe and a chest of drawers,
She only has to stay indoors.
Schizophrenic little girl, we can’t see in to your world,
In the dark, what’s under the bed?
Did you hear what the voices said?

She has a mini rage, she had a mini rage, she has a mini rage
A mini rage she has…

You’re isolated from your soul but you’re not alone…
You are not on your own, you’re not alone,
You’re not on your own.

Living in a fish tank, go to town go to the bank,
Chased all the way back home, chased by an angry gnome.
Talking to the flowers and, bury her head in to the sand,
She’s not alone but she’ll never understand… that…

She has a mini rage, she had a mini rage, she has a mini rage
A mini rage she has…

You’re isolated from your soul but you’re not alone…
You are not on your own, you’re not alone,
You’re not on your own.

You’re not alone, you’re not alone, you’re not on your own.
You’re not alone,
Track Name: Red Man / Green Man (With Gin Girl)
Why do I feel so bad?
And you, you lead me on,
I'm here to make you glad,
You met me in a song.

I've got the patience for ya,
I've got the feeling for ya,
I keep you from the vulture,
Red man green man for ya,
I was your only chance,
To make it past a glance,
I want it over for ya,
Red man green man for ya,
But the rest is up to you.

I'm not blue
I feel it for you
but I'm not blue

red man green man for you
Track Name: Bomb Me Out
Everybody's trying to bomb me out,
But I just don't care,
I've done all I can to fight,
And now I'm losing my hair.

Everybody's trying to bomb me out,
Everybody's trying to prepare,
For a day i finally leave it all,
I leave myself bare... Sadly...

I'm free, yeah I'm free,
To do what I want,
Anytime I please,
Yeah I'm free,
So damn free,
So bomb me.

Everybody's trying to bomb me out,
But I'm past my best,
So come on and bail me out,
I'll work out the rest.

I'm free, yeah I'm free,
To do what I want,
Anytime I please,
Yeah I'm free,
So fuckin' free,
So bomb me.

Careless whisper said to me,
"Just you watch your back or they might be,
Want you back here again."
Track Name: Time
Things are quite steady. I'm feeling quite secure,
I'm getting ready to trust you.

So I asked you a question,
I didn't expect you to reply,
And then you text me,
That you think we should call it time.

Time.

Last time I saw you I was too drunk to speak,
It looked like I ignored you... then I realised...

You asked me a question,
And you're still waiting for a reply,
And though I found it testing,
I never missed you all this time.

Time.

So let me tell you...
How I hang around in bars drinking heavily until you arrive,
Out of the blue.
And let me tell you...
How I stare across the floor,
I deny myself more,
For this realisation of mine...

We've already had our time.
Track Name: Promiscuous
I'm feeling that it's me who has the feeling I've come undone,
I swear I have the flair take what I needed to have some fun,
Now I'm home alone watching my mobile phone i admit it's tough,
Am I the only one who feels the need to concede when I feel unloved?

Will I learn, it's a slow burn, taking each turn as it comes
When between the lines what happens next or tomorrow is of no concern?
It's the false embrace of the human race and in this case when it comes to the shove,
If you've just begun to feel you're the only one who will feel unloved.
Track Name: The Big Attraction ( With Eddie Rivers)
How do you get me now?
How do you get me now?
He’s crashed, he’s fallen through, he didn’t know how
How do you get me now? There’s nothing more you can do,
Maybe it’s time for me to come and get you?

How do you get me now? How to work it out?
How do you extinguish your doubt?
How to work it out? How to work it out?
The big attraction is: You are not out…

It’s delayed, it’s delayed….
He’s crashed, he’s crashed…

How do you get me now? Nothing more you can do.
Maybe it’s time for me to come and get you…

It’s delayed, it’s delayed….
He’s crashed, he’s crashed…
How do you get me now? How do you get me now?
He’s crashed, he’s crashed…
How to work it out? How to work it out?

It’s delayed, it’s delayed… And far too late…
Track Name: Vodka & Pills (Drinking & Singing)
Stumble through the vomit I left,
I hate you when you do this to me,
I'll do it all over again,
'Cos you, Alcohol... You're my only friend.

Broken. All cuts and bruises,
I hate you when you get temperamental,
I've been with you all today,
You're the one who'll take me away.

And if I cast my mind back to the beginning of the night,
My heart was beating fast and my eyes were wide and bright,
This is the story of a teenaged alcoholic,
living on the edge of his life,

And...

Drinking and singing is all I want to do,
You'll slowly kill me,
But we're going to keep going 'till we're through,
I don't mind dying for you.

So I've got my vodka,
And I've got my pills,
I'm standing on a very high viaduct in the hills,
This won't ever happen again,
I'll die with you my good friend.

Crying, I take a piss on the grass,
And think to myself "This friendship can't last",
I throw the bottle off the bridge,
And walk home laughing myself to a stitch.

Drinking and singing is all I want to do,
You'll slowly kill me,
But we're going to keep going 'till we're through,
I don't mind dying for you.

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