These Are Atoms III

by These Are Atoms

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A concept album documenting a man's journey through Acanthamoeba Keratitis, a rare disease where the cornea is eaten by amoebae. The story is seen from the perspective of the mice which he shares his hospital bedroom with. Little does the man know, these mice are in fact the members of the greatest mouse band in history, The Squeaks.

*This is a new revised version of the album I've made after feeling unhappy with how the original version turned out. I feel the tweaks I've made overall improve the quality of the album, streamlines it, removes all the filler and makes it more concise. Originally I was going to delete the original version and replace it with this one, but I've decided against this. That said, this (for me) is the definitive version of the album.


released February 19, 2015

All songs written and performed by Jamie Leipert.

Album cover by Graham Patterson.



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These Are Atoms Galway, Ireland

hello am de these are atoms man. I am atoms, you are atoms, everyone is atoms

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Track Name: Acanthamoeba Keratitis
Track Name: Cornea
We'll do it by the ocean,
We'll do it by the sea,
We'll start this fiery notion,
And bring it back to me.
Track Name: Transplant
I remember when I was little, a charity came on tv.
It had small children having their eyes eaten out by severe infections.
And this sent me into hysterics, but my mam told me it would never happen to me.
But it did.
You're gonna lose your eye, yes, you're going to lose your eye.
Transplant the old, take out the new.
Transplant the new, take out the old.
Track Name: Ulcer
There's a man on her back, and he's going to attack,
aaaalllll daaaaayyy loooooong.
And the children in his hand, are a part of his plans,
alaaaalll yeeaaarrr looooooong.
I see the rest of her life when I look at him, and I know it's for the best.
Cuz I'm just a turd walking amongst diamonds,
and the fact I'm putting this into a song is very risky.
Motherfucker doesn't even know what he's got.
Track Name: Eye
Here, I am. Bathed in white light.
Looking for an excuse.
Talking about it is counterproductive,
and frowning about it is unattractive.
Cuz I know you've had enough of the way I moan, and whine, and cry.
I cry.
Here, I am. Up to the neck in sand.
There, you are. Old and far.
Stop living vicariously through other people,
Start living for yourself.
Track Name: Micro Cysts
Track Name: Everyone Takes Shits
Who's gonna take you down?
When you're up, so very high?
There's nobody taking you down.
And now you're up. So very high.
Don't put people on pedestals,
Everyone takes shits.
Who's gonna take you down?
When you're up, so very high?
There's nobody left around.
And so you're up. So very high.
Track Name: And Now I'm A Mouse
I was wrong, so wrong.
And now, I'm a mouse.