Pleasure Principle

from by Tin Toy Army

  • Limited Edition Cassette Package
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Released via Free Kittens Records

    Bi-coloured blue and yellow cassette tape with Pleasure Principle and an unheard demo. Inside a card slipcase with dumb doodles. Comes with two polaroid photos.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Pleasure Principle - Single via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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A song about things and stuff.


When I get home my head stays outside and it bangs upon the window while I turn on my TV
When I lie down my hands they fly off to my cellphone sending texts to al the people that hate me
When I walk outside in the morning I watch closely at the dew flicking off the toes of my shoes
I sit at bus stops and I mentally dismantle advertisements when there's no one to talk to

I once was told that I was heading straight to hell and God was closer to my eyes than sight itself
I move through life asleep, I move through life with no goal, I move through life with no concern for morale
I think I'm smart, but slightly obtuse
The sword is sharp, but the handle is loose
The principle is pleasure, the principle is pain too

I’m twiddling my thumbs
Tickling my brain and spitting out my lungs
I’m flicking off my feet
Clattering my jawbone and shattering my teeth

I was laughing then, I was laughing hard
At the jokes with the punchlines right at the start
Will I be distracted? Will I be alarmed?
At the thought that my heart will be cut in half?

I’m sorry I’m so selfish, and so immature
I’m sorry for all the advice I ignored
The principle is pleasure, the principle is pain
My body is leaving my brain

My body is leaving my brain


from Pleasure Principle - Single, released August 27, 2015
Music by Marcus Burton and Lukas Mayo
Lyrics by Lukas Mayo
Production by Marcus Burton and Lukas Mayo

Mastered by Blair Stagpoole



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Tin Toy Army Christchurch, New Zealand

We write songs about stuff and things.

Marcus Burton
Lukas Mayo

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