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Internet Arms

by Diane Coffee

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And when the morning comes you know you'll be forgiven It's a practice that you're certain to abuse My body is weakened by the state of the union And there's hardly any room left to bruise Taking shelter in a broken house is easy for a quick release But when the cold gets in it's slow to devour The unfamiliar swallowing me, I'm not quite ready I'm a prisoner of my own reservations I'm just tied up by the things I put me through I wasn't lying when I said I was out I just struggle with my follow-through I’m not ready to go I must be going crazy, or maybe it's just I'm lonely But I've grown too dependent to make it alone Holding on to someone who’s given you next to nothing I shouldn't want to stay but I'm not ready to go I feel like such a child lost in your fight I must be going crazy, or maybe it's just I'm lonely But I've grown to dependent to make it alone Holding on to someone who’s given you next to nothing I shouldn't want to stay but I'm not ready to go
2.
You're acting like child today A kind of morality play You're pushing cabaret I don't need now So stop. We tried love You better stop. Your Times up You're like a child does You're acting like a child does Stop AND GET WITH IT You're talking shit and I'm reaching my limit No you're not forgiven and you're not the first Your Times up You're like a child does You're acting like a child does I guess I'm not fine with it I guess I'm not fine
3.
The Look 00:21
4.
Your eyes are red, your lips are black Can't find your drink because you never put it back E cigarette and pinup do You take one look at me, I can't keep my eyes off you Your friends got a place, you say it has a bar Heat of the moment, jumping into your car Stuck in your Saturday night The city lights are out of sight Forever Young, we're going to take the night You find a house on Ocean Drive You ring the bell but there ain't a soul in sight We sneak around the back You kick off both your shoes Heat of the moment, jumping into their pool Stuck in your Saturday night We ended up north of Chino And the sun it started to show We felt the heat of tomorrow And we danced through the indigo Stuck in your Saturday night
5.
Simulation 04:26
A world of my creation At the height of imagination Ain't no problems in my simulation A state of vegetation In my personal isolation Ain't no worries in my simulation You can get around too hard things tomorrow No need to pay your debt, we'll forgive all you borrow Ain't no nicer way to drown in your sorrow Oh god Everybody, Everybody, Everybody trying to get it just right We can make it, We can make it, We can make a lover that is lifelike I could even simulate you tonight No need for relation Got digital masturbation Ain't no hiding from my simulation It's a celebration Of humanities captivation Who am I without my simulation? I Still Download
6.
Will you stay? Give in to me, i'll never let you go We can play I guarantee you'll never long for home But don't freak out Step inside the world of mine And lose control but don't freak out You're not alone in my arms My Internet arms Internet arms, mother computer Internet arms, let me go Internet arms, mother recruiter Internet arms, commando You can't hide I'm everything and everyone you'll meet Don't you lie I've got memory of all your history Life is pain, an ever burning field of view It's not sane, so let me comfort you But don't freak out Humankind will soon be mine You've lost control but don't freak out Tonight in my arms My Internet arms
7.
War 00:26
8.
Doubt 03:38
Tomorrow is a terror I can hear the coming of the war Prisoner of another, and I've never felt this scared before I don't see me with another option (What would you like? Would you guide to soldiers?) Won't bow to my overlords When is it right to stand and fight To save the ones you love Oh, the things we do for love The weight of revolution Is hanging heavy around my throat And we sing to cut the tension, but it's sizable enough to choke Bear in mind we'll see a couple problems (What would you like? Won't you guide to soldiers?) Border lining in overload When is it right to stand and fight To save the ones who love Oh, the things you do for love The human race looks up to me And without a strong direction And without a safe place to be The situation looks quite grim I don't think I understand How to save the ones I love
9.
Work It 03:12
You better take it Get it while the getting good It's desperation, no other way about it They'll make it tricky, better watch your step But remember it's worth it, you've earned it Just work it The tides about to shift You can be anybody whoever you'd like It's a matter of progress, a matter of time Work it You can be anything you want Work it Come on now, people There ain't no time to hesitate Been too long coming And you should be celebrated They'll make it tricky, better watch your step But remember it's worth it, you've earned it Just work it The scale is about to tip You can be anybody whoever you'd like It's a matter of progress, a matter of time Work it You can be anything you want Work it I woke up from the strangest night of dreams Don't want to be the same animal in their cage The world is screaming for change You can be anything you want Work it
10.
Good Luck 03:24
All work and no pay Breaks a spirit down It gives out, gives way And at the end of the day When you're all used up Nothing's left for you but Good night, good luck You won't get far if you're only working hard Here in America This is your life, you'll be working till you die Here in America No time to relax When every step you take You turn around, you give it back When it's breaking down Down as fast as you can build it up All that's left for you is Good night, good luck You won't get far if you're only working hard Here in America This is your life, you'll be working till you die Here in America I want to be free By the fancy houses, caviar, limousines I want to be loved For my body and my mind, I can't get enough What can I do to get off And be a star for you I'm ready I only got one life to lose You won't get far if you're only working hard Here in America This is your life, you'll be working till you die Here in America
11.
Lights Off 03:11
You want me to say that I’m fine And all the weight that I was carrying was mine When it's only love that leaves you blind Then all the shit that we've been seeing was a sign It's not that I don't need you I just only need to need you See, I'm needy like that Baby turn the lights off I can see there’s something better Hit me while I'm dancing I never wanted this for you
12.
Turn On 00:09
13.
Company Man 04:01
Love isn't a word But a kind of art Critics will pick till it falls apart Can't believe I swallowed you lie Made me sick inside I am a company man Oh I am a company man And I'll keep coming home Because I can't sleep alone And we’ll walk down by two in the end And in the end Love isn't a word But a kind of art Critics will pick till it falls apart And I can't believe You thought it’d be uncouth to bide your own It's better to work than to live alone And honestly I swallowed my pride And it made me sick inside I am a company man Oh I am a company man And I'll keep coming home Because I can't sleep alone And we'll walk down by two in the end

about

The ever-evolving spectacle that is Diane Coffee -- the gender and genre-bending alter ego of Shaun Fleming -- returns with Internet Arms, a swan dive into a lush, digital glam wonderland.

Fleming’s path to stardom can be traced all the way back to his childhood days as a Disney voice actor, but for the past six years he’s explored the depths of his identity and channeled it outward in the form of the enigmatic and exuberant Diane Coffee.

In 2018, after performing as King Herod in the Lyric Opera’s critically-acclaimed run of Jesus Christ Superstar, Fleming emerged from the recording studio with Internet Arms. Born from the fear and uncertainty of a future in which humankind is both dependent on and poisoned by technology, the album finds Diane Coffee trapped in a digital world, enslaved by AI.

“Did you know the technology exists to take a photo of anyone you know and use it to create… well, let’s call it, ‘adult entertainment’?” Fleming asks. “And did you know that an estimated 70% of all online activity isn’t human? Where does that leave us? We don’t interact with each other anymore because we’re always online. Not to mention we can manifest any version of ourselves at the push of a button when we’re logged in, so when we encounter humans they’re not even real.”

Facing this existential crisis, Fleming’s anxieties became his muse as his writing explored the scenarios of this dystopian future: “It’s a personal study on how I feel about living with constant blurred lines of the self and the projected self.” This notion shaped the sound of Internet Arms as well, compelling Fleming to gravitate toward synths, electronic drums, and other futuristic sounds from the past and present to create his version of a digital landscape, as well as a digital version of himself.

“The songs are what have always dictated the sound. Working in the realm of clean, modern pop production has been an exhilarating change of pace. Diane Coffee now sounds like a digitization of its former self because I also feel trapped in this digital world,” Fleming explains.

This newly cybernated Diane Coffee is masterfully unveiled on album standouts “Not Ready to Go” and “Like a Child Does,” with both songs serving as vulnerable reflections on power and abuse. But whereas the former positions its chorus to soar high above a cityscape constructed of conduits and transistors, the driving pulse of the latter propels forward like a high-speed race through the surface streets of said city. Elsewhere, Diane Coffee’s sonic boundaries are pushed the furthest on “Lights Off,” a massive contemporary pop song that impressively showcases Fleming’s extraordinary vocal range.

As a whole, Internet Arms marks a significant new phase for Fleming, a testimony to the idea that Diane Coffee will endure as a fluid form of expression that continues to defy expectations of sound and genre.

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released April 19, 2019

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Diane Coffee Bloomington, Indiana

The ever-evolving spectacle that is Diane Coffee -- the gender and genre-bending alter ego of Bloomington, IN's Shaun Fleming -- returns with Internet Arms, a swan dive into a lush, digital glam wonderland.

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