So fairly early this morning, folks started to notice that there were more than one version of Get In the Mind Shaft. I noticed when I saw the lyric insert at the listening party I went to that the only lyric listed for the song was one line-- "can you hear me now?" This is why! Apparently the album matrix numbers are different for each one. A couple of the Facebook groups have been trying to identify them all and this is what we've found so far:
Abandoned House/Piano- TMR-540 B-2679
"When I was young
I went into an abandoned house
In one of the rooms
I found an old piano
I didn't know how to play piano
So I just fumbled across the keys
Pressed the pedals down
I sat there for hours
Trying to understand
How to construct a melody
My brain to my fingertips
And after a while
I hit three notes together
At the same time"
Bible/Hands- TMR-540 B-1750
"Wherever you go in the world you'll find
that in the bible it says someone who works with their hands a carpenter, a pot maker, a brick layer.
Someone who works with their hands.
It's seems no matter how far the human race progresses
No matter how computerized, robotic, digital everything becomes around us.
Not too far away there is somebody working with their hands."
Fisherman- TMR-540 B-1731
"I've been walking down by the river for hours
Past sailors that have less tattoos than the average teenager
There's a man fishing and selling what he catches
A dollar a head
I've been sitting next to him for a long time now
And he's yet to look over
I have a strange feeling that I know this man
That it's me
I think it's me"
Nature/Frequency- TMR-540 B-1821
Brick by brick by brick
A box containing another box
Upheaval in In a pond as large as the world
And a leaf that falls for infinity
it never lands
Across the country
Stones, soil, trees - all humming
the exact same frequency
The exact same frequency"
Baseball- TMR-540 B-5505
"It's 97 degrees out
The humidity is so thick
It's like drinking a glass of water
Every time I take a breath
I'm standing on this mound of dirt
Cracking the bones in my fingers one by one
I'm staring at him
Wondering what he's thinking
Is this the end or the beginning?
Will I be able to make it out alive?
I slowly release the ball from my hand
And it travels toward him"
Shaft Collapse- TMR-540 B-353
(text not available yet)
There are apparently a handful more matrix numbers, but the stories haven't been identified yet. Y'all know what this means, right? They pressed multiple masters for that whole side of the album, one for each version of this song. Jack is crazy in the best possible way.