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alt-J — The Actor
Album: The Dream
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Released: 2022
Length: 3:54
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Bricked up a kilo
Paneled down in the back door
All the while I'm riding
To auditions I'm not getting

Why do I keep on returning to you?

All American jawlines
One moment going over scene lines
Grind the scripts like teeth

Why do I keep on returning to you?
Cocaine, cocaine

Swarm TV cameras
Click and stumble at the Chateau
Later, I hear John's
Body got carried out
Ice cream was a code word
Told to me by a code man
These nice hotels
I don't know your clientele

Why do I keep on returning to you?
Cocaine, cocaine
Cocaine, cocaine
Why do I keep on returning to you?
Give me some ice cream
Give it to me now
Oh, now

I'm in the deepest end of an empty pool
(He's never gonna make it)
(He's never gonna make it in LA)
I'm in the deepest end of an empty pool
Cocaine, cocaine
I'm in the deepest end of an empty pool
(He's never gonna make it)
(He's never gonna make it in LA)
I'm in the deepest end of an empty pool
(He's never gonna make it)
Cocaine
(He's never gonna make it)
Cocaine
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Not buying that 'Bricked a kilo.'

"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."
Wittgenstein
 William wrote:
[...] There's a radio edit that removes that "trigger" word, but it totally destroys the song's meaning.
 
Did I hear that one on the air, about a bald guy in LA trying to get an acting job, and keeps going back to Rogaine for that full head-o-hair? {#Tongue-out}
 Ipse_Dixit wrote:

Can't believe they played this at my rehab facility.



"Why do I keep on returning to you?"
 nightdrive wrote:

A creature having a shower.

Gus from the band exlained it:  "...you could say that the creature in the cover looks like something you might meet in a dream, or you could say it might be experiencing a dream itself. It’s enigmatic but it’s striking, it’s memorable, it’s intriguing, it’s a bit frightening, it’s a bit funny."


thank you for taking the time to help me out. i was very confused. 
 lily34 wrote:

i remain very confused by the cover art. can anyone help me out and let me know what you see or what is depicted?


A creature having a shower.

Gus from the band exlained it:  "...you could say that the creature in the cover looks like something you might meet in a dream, or you could say it might be experiencing a dream itself. It’s enigmatic but it’s striking, it’s memorable, it’s intriguing, it’s a bit frightening, it’s a bit funny."
i remain very confused by the cover art. can anyone help me out and let me know what you see or what is depicted?
This song is quickly wearing out its welcome due to the number of plays. I enjoyed it more when it was a more infrequent surprise.
 SmackDaddy wrote:


Cocaine, cocaine
Cocaine, cocaine Bear




Hahaha. As someone who lives where Cocaine Bear does, I appreciate the hell out of this comment. 


Cocaine, cocaine
Cocaine, cocaine Bear

 SRAY wrote:

Great back story on this William, I used to really enjoy stuff back in the day.


Reference to John Belushi? 

Cool sound. 
Super song. Long life  & prosper RP !
Great back story on this William, I used to really enjoy stuff back in the day.
 Ipse_Dixit wrote:

Can't believe they played this at my rehab facility.



wow
 Michaeljcovel wrote:

I like their analbumcover Now I'll have to listen to that album



analbumcover. I think you just invented a word.
Cocaine and ice cream, breakfast of champions!
they could just change the title to 1980's
8 only because I haven't heard this yet.  Subject to change.
I like their analbumcover Now I'll have to listen to that album
Clapton did it.  I guess this is the current era's song about the same thing?  

So it goes.

Highlow
American Net'Zen
I remember when they carried John's body out. Unfortunately I remember many more after.
 aspicer wrote:

Really digging this album. I really like Hard Drive Gold too, which I know Bill has added to our playlist, thankfully. 



Bill seems to have this album on heavy rotation.  it seems i hear songs from this album a couple times a day.
Really digging this album. I really like Hard Drive Gold too, which I know Bill has added to our playlist, thankfully. 
RP, are we reliving 'Alice in Chains' music from the 90's 

yowzer is this good,  they are wow!
 Jayesea wrote:

Really drawn in to the arpeggiated synth on this.  Love it.



Listen to the music. The truth is there.
This is a really interesting song...  Yep I lived in LA/Malibu for 10 years.  Apropos
Superb.  Thanks again, RP...
huh - this just got under my skin… 8
Wow*

*My code word for "F'ckn WOW"!
 Ipse_Dixit wrote:

Can't believe they played this at my rehab facility.



ahahahahahahahahahahaa
Really drawn in to the arpeggiated synth on this.  Love it.
Superb.  8 straight from the box.  Thanks again RP.
 Ipse_Dixit wrote:

Can't believe they played this at my rehab facility.



Must have realized that it is most definitely not a pro-cocaine anthem. There's a radio edit that removes that "trigger" word, but it totally destroys the song's meaning. 
Can't believe they played this at my rehab facility.
Outstanding!