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Benevolent Monsters

from Synth Camp by Children of the CPU

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Whenever you get a chance
I anxiously await your reply
Even if it's just to tell me that you liked the tape I made
Even if it's just to tell me that you're having a bad day
Because even if your life isn't perfect
It's surely better than mine
P.S. I miss you

You were a skeptic from the start
And I was a hopeless dreamer

I heard you moved back in with your Mom
Back to your room with all the D&D posters
Where we spent countless hours
Dreaming of a magical world full of benevolent monsters

I stole a kiss on your seventeenth birthday
You took my hand and smiled at me sweetly
The summer days were wiled away
And anything seemed possible on those warm summer nights

You were clumsy with my heart
And I was a hopeless dreamer

This is as far as I go
Beyond here there be dragons

At the end of a dock
On a looking glass lake
I brushed the hair from your face
Under firefly skies
And in that fleeting moment
Together alone
I knew when I opened my eyes
You'd already be gone


from Synth Camp, released October 1, 2015
Lyrics and vocals by Cameron Shay


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We are Children of the Central Processing Unit.

We are a Nerdwave duo from the misty Pacific Northwest.

We have analog hearts and 8-bit souls.

We live and record in a treehouse in a rainforest between the mountains and the sea.
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