(preview of the forthcoming Encyclopedia Show Somerville Seasons 1​-​3)

by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

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released March 1, 2016

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The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library Somerville, Massachusetts

The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library is a librarian-attired, downtempo, indie, ensemble-pop act featuring intricately constructed, tongue-in-cheek tortuous songs with an emphasis on narrative.

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Track Name: I'm the one who's dead
Got your picture on the front page
Two TV films at 9 o’clock
While someone’s buried body’s trapped in concrete around the block

The deep set eyes of Tony Curtis
Sympathetic and complex
voice of their neighbors, of their teachers not me I’m the one who’s dead

countless photographs and books
vats of pigment, tons of wax
HV6245, bound in leather, embossed in brass

How were you led astray?
in Rolling Stone, an 8-page spread
Let’s study all your methods, fuck you, I’m the one who’s dead
fuck you, fuck you, I’m the one who’s dead

You ask what makes a person evil
should ask what makes a person good
We’ve never learned a goddamned lesson like you always said we would

10,000 hours in a courtroom.
expert witness, doctors, friends
Misspell my name twice in the transcript. That’s fine. I’m already dead.
That’s fine. That’s fine. I’m already dead.

We still don’t know how to spot them
Your study just makes more instead
No one will ever learn a thing from me because I’m the one who’s dead
Print their name a million times, that’s fine I’m already dead
Their photographs burned in your mind but I’m the one who’s dead
that’s fine, that’s fine - but I’m the one who’s dead
that’s fine, that’s fine - but I’m the one who’s dead
that’s fine, that’s fine - but I’m the one who’s dead

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