thirty​-​four minutes with hide and tsubasa

by Shorthand Phonetics

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    "thirty-four minutes with hide and tsubasa" is the fifth full-length concept album by lo-fi indie band Shorthand Phonetics.

    This album explores changes in relationship dynamics within a random 34 minute conversation between two people through the medium of the music and lyrics of these 10 tracks.

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"thirty-four minutes with hide and tsubasa" is a thirty-four minute concept album that is a representation of Hide and Tsubasa's last conversation just about Hide's plane is about to leave for a foreign land. The music represents the conversation while the lyrics represent Hide's thoughts. This album follows the same continuity as all past Shorthand Phonetics albums which also deal with Hide's experiences being a med school student in Japan.

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released August 10, 2010

Copyleft 2010 Yes No Wave Music and Tsefula/Tsefuelha Records
Shorthand Phonetics is Ababil Ashari (vox, guitar, bass, programming)
All tracks by A. Ashari except track 1 by A. Ashari / V. L. Hidajat
Cover art “Hide and Tsubasa” by Felkiza Vinanda
"Relationship: A Picture Book for Young Adults"
by Felkiza Vinanda and Ababil Ashari
Produced, mixed and mastered by A. Ashari Recorded at The Yellow House (Rumah Kuning), Kampung Geulis, Jatinangor, Jawa Barat, Indonesia to a 2007 Hewlett-Packard Presario V3500 through a Labtec webcam mic in fourth week of June 2010
Guitar and bass amplification provided by Pascal Christian
Guitar and bass refurbishing by Sigit of Planet Musik, Jakarta, Indonesia
Dedicated to Tsubasa, Miyuki and Hyuga
www.yesnowave.com,
www.shorthandphonetics.co.cc,
www.myspace.com/shorthandphonetics,
www.facebook.com/pages/Shorthand-Phonetics/22118915411

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Track Name: ...Cause Asian Vampires Are the Most Vicious of All the Vampires
(instrumental)
Track Name: All Too Platonic 2: Electric Boogaloo
what's wrong? why hesitate on this?
a chance of a lifetime
ok im hyperbolizing again
but hear me out
i know you think that yr just fine
why settle there? why settle?
when you can have so much more
than you limit yr self to be
at least you need another set of eyes
more objective than yr own on yourself
and i can be those sets of eyes
observing when yr on the verge of demise
oh havent i done enough to win your trust?
your trust
what do you want from me?
what's wrong? why hesitate on this?
a chance of a lifetime
ok im hyperbolizing again
but hear me out
i know you think that yr just fine
why settle there? why settle?
you say you like yr self alone
yr anxiety betrays you words
i'm not selling a miracle cure
just a possibility that you haven't tried
what are you afraid of?
why cant you be a little bit brave?
to be honest i am a little scared
this confidence i'm faking it
it's totally fake but...
with you it can become real
or at least that's what i believe
i need you to do this fr me
probably more than other way around
you must be extremely uncomfortable right now
im sorry
but the heart wants what it wants
the heart wants what it wants
and its not like yr attracted to some other guy
why not take this one and try it out?
yr not telling me anything i can use
yr not giving me a reason to give up
so why should i give up?
tell me...
Track Name: C'mon!!! Be Insane With Me!!!
from first sight i knew
my heart would fall for you
and from then on too
you look annoyed
we've gone four years past that
we know more bout each other
do i get points for still
wanting you
you've got yr problems
i've got my problems
all of our problems
perfectlly fit
we're weird anyway
wouldn't it be nice to
share it with each other
my best friend said
"love's insanity"
i tend to agree
i dont wanna be
alone
im sure you too share
my thoughts and mindset
oh you don't?
oh you don't?
from second sight i knew
hard this task would be
and you certainly
tried yr best
to make it harder
than what any boy can stand
but you gravely
underestimated me
my vigil stance
my romantic trance
even when im up or down
i feel the same way
that's gotta count for some thing
dont you agree
"love's insanity"
i tend to agree
i dont wanna be
alone
im sure you too share
my thoughts and mindset
oh you don't?
oh you don't?
just tell me why i'm
wrong for you and i'll
back off really
why do you even listen to me
why not kick me out
if you really don't want me
have i been to persistent?
too persistant to ignore?
oh no i've become that guy
well Miyuki said
logic goes window
when it comes to you
now i know what she means now
but at least all i want is to please you
please appreciate that
Track Name: I Really Gotta Learn to Use Less Words Cause Y'know [...] For Efficiency.
countless thoughts
i have thought of you
all of them
involve a bright future
where are happy
together but
isn't likely
at all to happen
as you definitely
established just now
Tsubasa, what's wrong with me
time and time i try, time and time i try again
yr right this has got to stop
im trying my best to try to get over you
i know that's hard to believe, coz here i am saying
i love you
but i shouldn't, i shouldn't anymore
remind me
why this is in vain
coz memory slips
have i hurt you at all?
i've lost my way
can't find my way back
im in too deep
i really need help
as you definitely
established just now
Tsubasa, what's wrong with me
time and time i try, time and time i try again
yr right this has got to stop
im trying my best to try to get over you
i know that's hard to believe, coz here i am saying
i love you
but i shouldn't, i shouldn't anymore
coz unrequited love
is the lamest love of all
release me of this curse
anyway you know how
release me of this curse
anyway God you must know how
unrequited...
unrequited...
Tsubasa, what's wrong with me
time and time i try, time and time i try again
yr right this has got to stop
im trying my best to try to get over you
i know that's hard to believe, coz here i am saying
i love you
but i shouldn't, i shouldn't anymore
Track Name: Greening With Envy Over Unobtanium Personified
yeah...who?
why do you always suggest that?
dont you know how much it breaks my heart?
its an impossibility
she deserves better than me
oh i didn't mean it like that
not that you don't, im not comparing
hey, i just implied yr worse than her
accidently but still
why aren't you offended
well you should be
all the insulting words of the world
and you just take it in
what is wrong with you?
you're a good-for-nothing idle whiner
a bitch hiding under depressed gray cover
cmon react come back to me
let me have it, rip me a new one
ok i know i didnt' mean that
but you didn't even react
there's must be something inside you
that can rise up and fight back so
why aren't you offended
well you should be
all the insulting words of the world
and you just take it in
what is wrong with you?
float like a butterfly
sting like a bee
i know you have it in you
do you believe me? don't answer that.
anyway, she's just my best friend
never be nothing more
i've thought about it at least once
and made a huge mistake afterwards
a mistake i regret
but that's in the past now
now all i got is you
which is a kin to sayin'
all i got is nothing
see what i did there?
i just insulted you again
why won't you hate me?
why do i demand extremes?
why aren't you offended
well you should be
all the insulting words of the world
and you just take it in
what the hell is wrong with you?
Track Name: Don't Mind Us. We're Perfectly Normal, See? Perfectly. Normal.
i've imagined this
a million times before
imagine i will
no more
you sit there
vulnerable
coughing secrets
a prey if there ever was one
but i wasnt compelled to move
i was content to watch
watch you there
talk all night
i want you to know yr safe with me
listening to you
yr words like music to my ears
depression and suicide
seem like light topics
easy to laugh off
when im with you
everything just seems right
right with the world and mind
when we were clicking
and i don't wanna ruin the moment
i was content to watch
watch you there
talk all night
i want you to know yr safe with me
listening to you
yr words like music to my ears
is there really nothing here?
nothing to build on at all?
nothing to potentially grow to something
bigger something better
what do you see when you see us together?
cause i see something great, something great
something epic,
epic
if you claim otherwise then i'd have to
fight you
but i really dont want to
but my gut tells me to
what is this feeling
and why does it exist
does not compute
does not compute
this can't be love
love has to go both ways
or does it?
if not than this is cruel
why would god let this happen to me?
this is cruel the cruelest thing imaginable
Track Name: Have I Told You About the Ngbaka?
if yr thinking to yourself
"why is he attracted to me"
well that means we're
thinking the exact same thing
save the pronouns
this has been tiresome and depressing
at least for you, yr the one recieving
all the love and attention
sorry if you can't see the silver lining
in all this mess of an attempt to start up
something i had faith in
sorry if you can't see the good that
this'll be for you
im sorry i ever tried
if yr thinking to yourself
"how to make him not love me"
well that means we're
thinking the exact same thing
save the pronouns
this has been tiresome and depressing
at least for me...nothing
there's nothing good i can think of
don't be sorry if I can't see the silver lining
in all this mess of an attempt to start up
something i still have faith in, somehow
sorry if you can't see the good that
this'll be for you
im sorry i ever tried
im sorry i just wanna be with you
my mind is supposed know better than this
but my heart's is overriding everything
what i feel now is a mish-mash of
emotion uneasily discerned
i wish i can just turn it off
i wish i can just turn it off
reset my mind
reset my heart
start over a new
but it's impossible
improbable
impossible
implausible
impossible
improbable
impossible
implausible
coz i dont wanna
wanna give up just yet
i know i'm being stupid as hell
but i dont got nothing to hold on to
nothing to live for
that's ive discovered myself
and that's you babe
that's you babe
that is you...
is you...
Track Name: Neuroses
I'm fucking crazy
but somehow i normalize around you
you somehow sound saner too
when yr talking me out things
do you not realize this improvement
when we are together
always
we move forward
and shed our pathologies
and be better
and isn't that what we wanted all along?
you know i'm right
so why wont you give this a shot
you never know until you try
and you've got nothing to lose
do you not realize the potential
when we are together
always
we move forward
and shed our pathologies
and be better
and isn't that what we wanted all along?
cmon cmon cmon cmon
why dont you just
say yes to this
we wont be normal
but we were we ever?
so just say yes
say yes to this
we could be normal
who knows?
you never know until you try
you never know until you try
oh yes, oh yes
what have you got to lose?
nothing at all
so just say
yes
yes to oppurtunities of self-growth
and companionship
always, say yes always, always...
always
we move forwards hopefully
and shed our pathologies
and be better
and isn't that what we wanted all along?
isn't that what we wanted all along?
isn't that what we wanted all along?
isn't that what we wanted all along?
Track Name: Natalies for Glasses V (I Know It Sounds Cheap the Billonth Time Around but "I Love You.")
Ok i failed again
but i kinda saw this coming
momentum wasn't there
but i pushed it
so whats this
the eighth time now?
i've confessed to you this love of mine
admittedly it's kinda of a joke
at this point
but this joke
consumes me dearly so
my being's tied to the coming
punchline
and i just know the whole bit's
gonna end up on me
i dont care anymore
i'll throw it until it sticks
or at least
until my throwing arm gives out
the ninths time the charm right
time, the charm right
there i go, my humor defense
strikes again, no wonder im such a joke
but this joke
consumes me dearly so
my being's tied to the coming
punchline
and i just know the whole bit's
gonna end up on me
this is pathetic at best
your eyes give it away to me
so why wont you give me more
more of
i don't know exactly what
what do you mean by "you deserve better"
do you really believe there's someone out there for me
that i'll love better and be loved in return?
you really do believe that don't you?
yr not just saying that?
well maybe i should believe you
i have no choice anyway
you've been great
my planes about to leave
i got one more thing to say to you...
and here it is...
Track Name: "You can regret the past and you can be depressed about the present; But you don't know anything about the future and fuck! [...] That's exciting."
you,
why do you look depressed?
this should be a win for you
for i am finally doing
what you wanted me to
this is a decision you made
on your own
now that you've made it
you gotta live with it
oh yr just down in general like usual
yknow this is the sort of thing i can help you with
if you'd excepted me
but nevermind
i'll still help you now
with what little time i got
in this country
why am i leaving anyway?
am i running away?
oh sorry, we we're talking about
you
so you have doubt's about yr self
on whether you can be a clinician
so hear me when i say,
yr gonna be a damn good one
as long as you stick by yr friends
Miyuki's good for a hug
Hyuga's gotta sharp mind
oh yr gonna be fine without me
of course you are you never needed me
but you need friends, just learn to trust
and they'll trust you
not every one's out to get you
just be open with yourself
and dont discount your own ambition
and you'll be great
you'll be great
you'll be great
why do you insist on being alone?
being alone's overrated
i would know, and now you know
why i was so desperate for you
why i did the stupid things i did cause...
i really thought you were the one
the one to be with me forever
but you made me realize
that's maybe not true
thank you (i guess)
i'll still hold out a candle for you
if circumstances permit
but that's the thing about time
"You can regret the past and you can be depressed about
the present; But you don't know anything about the future
and fuck! [...] That's exciting."
you can happy with me
and i can be happy with out you
time hasnt run its course for us
and anything can happen
but if you ask me who i love currently
take this with a grain of salt
take this with a grain of salt
take this with a grain of salt
it's still you
it's still
you.
take this with a grain of salt
and i bid you...
goodbye.