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The Okay Talk

from Zero: Exile II by Zru Vogue

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Zero’s monologue that sets the stage for Exile II.

There’s a theatrical feel to this and many of the songs on this album that immerse the listener in murky moods and obscure sensations. The world and mind of Zero only begin to make sense once you stop trying to understand them and accept them as something to be understood on their own terms.

In “The Okay Talk,” layered synthesizers buoy Zero’s seaside confessional. He has gone from a dreary, mundane life into a surreal and strange experience that nearly killed him, and then somehow escaped – or has he?



Zero here.
I’m not sure you remember me.
Truth is, I’m not sure I remember me.
You know, most people run through life without really thinking about it.
They’re just getting by.
I’ve tried that.
I was a drone in their machine.
‘till one day, I broke free.
And it was weird there, but I learned to like it, in this other place.
Then one day again, bam! I’m back!
Or am I?
I kinda freaked out.
And then I realized.
Hey, I’m here.
I am who I am, you know?
I’m only Zero, but I’m okay... I’m okay.

Lyrics ©2011 Andrew L. Jackspn


from Zero: Exile II, released October 11, 2011
Composed, performed, and mixed by Andrew Lawrence Jackson (vocals, synthesizers, effects).


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Official website of ZRU VOGUE. // Avant-Pop, Art-Funk, Surrealist Indie Rock from the San Francisco Bay Area. Zru Vogue's first single "Nakweda Dream" (1981) is an early post-punk classic. Band members Andrew Lawrence Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne continue to create inspired new music for postmoderns. ... more

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