And They Watched Him

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  • Polymer is Tonedeff's forthcoming second album which will consist of 4 separate EPs. Each EP presents a different theme/style or "molecule" of Tonedeff via original synth-based production.

    EP's 1 through 3 will be released digitally, with the 4th EXCLUSIVELY available on the final combined version of the physical collector's edition of Polymer. QN5 will only press as many as pre-ordered.



    ***PHYSICAL EDITIONS WILL BE SHIPPED SHORTLY. WE ARE CURRENTLY PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE INCLUDED DOCUMENTARY. YOUR PRE-ORDER ENSURES YOUR COPY OF THESE LIMITED EDITIONS. DISREGARD BANDCAMP'S ESITMATED SHIP DATE. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON PRE-ORDERS.***
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    POLYMER STANDARD EDITION INCLUDES:

    + POLYMER CD/DVD:
    - Combined EPs 1-3
    - Exclusive FINAL EP (4/4)
    + DVD Documentary
    - Autographed
    + TONEDEFF STICKER

    Includes unlimited streaming of Polymer via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    ships out within 45 days

     $25 USD or more

     

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...and they laughed.

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And They Watched Him
Written & Produced By: Tonedeff for QN5 Music (ASCAP).

A poor boy, just 5 years old
Enchanted with the noise that chimed in his soul
He lined up every goal, as a child he was certain
And everyone that he told, asked him not to disturb them.
And they watched him - and they laughed.

And as he grew, he would prove that he had it
And man nobody knew how he was doing this magic
From music to graphics, to movement and acting,
He made it to the television screen and he smashed it,
And they watched him - and they clapped.

But he withdrew from the lure of the rap shit
Because he couldn’t do what the suits would be asking
He told then all the news, he would choose to be absent
And everyone he knew, was confused by his actions
And they watched him - and they gasped.

He moved to the big city of dreams
The very thing he swore he wouldn’t do as a teen
He generated news and the views was obscene
But his heritage and speed was hard to market, it seemed.
And they watched him - and they passed.

Out of frustration, he would launch his scheme
Began to cross the nation as the boss of his team
And people mocked his validation, cause of online streams
And told him that he was soft because they watched him sing
And they watched him - and they mad.

And his big day came and it went
Cause every dollar spent, went from promo to rent
And since familiarity would always breed contempt
They would leave him - when he couldn't meet the needs of his friends
And they watched him - and they ran.

Now people act like he doesn't exist
And every first he ever hit has been bumped from the list
And they run with his shit, spitting it quick minus his wit
The every-man online turning their sung parts up in the mix
And he watched them, and he laughed.

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from Polymer, released July 8, 2016
Written, produced & performed by: Tonedeff for QN5 Music (ASCAP)
©2016 QN5 INC. All Rights Reserved.

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