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4​.​4 - Type Four Personalities in an Unhappy World

by NCN

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Type Four 02:30
NCN I.D. 00:25
The day my fingers fell off I was at the pharmacy my thumb rolled down the counter to the digital scale and rang up one cent my index finger fell to the floor along with some change. I picked them up with my other hand, put them into my breast pocket and counted out clumsy coins. The cashier looked annoyed and people behind me sighed clucking their impatient tongues. I walked quickly to the automatic door leaving behind a trail of rolling digits like tiny breadsticks in a plastic metal forest shading my eyes with one of my stumps bent at the wrist like a caveman club I fell and bumped my nose against a stop sign knocking my right eye loose landing like an overripe grape bouncing off athletic shoes My elbow pinch-twisted like melted glass and broke pirouetting as it fell against buckling knees kicked ahead of me as I began to run no one noticed as my trembling legs gave way beneath me and my head fell from my shoulders kicked like a hairy soccer ball a macabre slapstick gag in some old silent movie. No one saw as my chest collapsed crumpled like newspaper trash stomach splitting open like a soggy sack of beans 10 No one stopped, or glanced, as I came undone a house of cards caught by a sudden breeze on a cold day’s dry and lonely picnic table a pile of loose limbed fragments and tattered torso traces bloodless painless puzzle pieces trod into cold cement cracks by passing hurried feet worn down like sand dunes in a desert storm.
It's all right There comes a time got no patience to search for peace of mind Layin' low, wanna take it slow No more hidin' or disguising truths I've sold Every day it's something hits me oh so cold Find me sitting by myself. No excuses that I know. It's okay had a bad day hands are bruised from breaking rocks all day drained and blue I bleed for you You think it's funny, well you're drowning in it too Every day it's something hits me oh so cold Find me sitting by myself, no excuses that I know
'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony this life Trying to make ends meet, you're a slave to the money then you die I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah
NCN Outro (free) 00:07


This program was originally made for the Needle in the Red series and has evolved since then. It is a re-mastered version of this program for 2011 and contains much more information about the Enneagram Classification System, for the Type Four Personality, than earlier versions do.

Also, we got rid of a lot of the repeat material that you also hear in 'Walking on Rooftops'. This is a much tighter, better-sounding, positive, and cogent composition than in years before. This is it!

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The cover art is actually is a mirrored, vertically flipped picture of a strange rock found on Mars.

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released August 15, 2011

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The National Cynical Network (NCN) is a long-running, SF Bay Area alternate programming media remix project. It originally consisted of a trio of SF Bay-Area based radio collage artists: Phineas Narco, Ronald Redball and Alexander T. Newport. NCN seeks to play *with* music , using sound, and video media samples in the process of media collage or 'mediage'. ... more

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