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Tempo Temporal Lyrics

WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM

Eyes you have seen all
Come back to the white chrysanthemum

(based on a poem from the Hyakunin Isshu)

RESONANCE ALRIGHT

This ornamental rug that i lay down on reflects the sky
Shades of color that mirror the vines
This ornamental rug that i lay down on keeps me warm

Eternal patterns blending with the transient experience

The chambers of the heavens and the living multiply
They move in motions that are transcribed
The chambers of the heavens and the living things they multiply

Eternal patterns blending with the transient experience

Resonance alright

DIALS

Above the icy creek/ Below the vague towering circuits
In nights of heirloom arms/ A hesitant appassionata we reel
Across a bridge/ Pulsating/ Pulsating with breath
Across a bridge/ Pulsating/ With the breath of your riddles I steal

Bells upon the streetlights/ And unexpected dials
That turn to the left/ We turn to the right
Two serpents entwined
I follow and then I lead/ I kiss and then I bite
Our steps become a filament of night
Alight/ Take off/ Mad soft poison for you

These dials are our controls/ They’re spinning round
And those bells are effigies/ Without a sound
The chatter of the birds/ It comes from high
Who has their hands on these/ Unexpected dials?

The vines are looking for a gap to wrap our thoughts
We squeeze so tight our knuckles white in knots
Across a bridge/ That quivers/ That quivers as if
Across a bridge/ That quivers/ As if it’s about to be caught

And these dials are our controls/ We’re spinning round
The language of our love/ Is tied and bound
What lingers on your tongue/ It tastes like wine
Who has their hands on these/ Unexpected dials?

With an elliptic touch/ We glow and unite
And at an eager word/ We crumble and collide
Compelled by hidden fires/ That don’t know why
Who has their hands on these…

SPUN FROM WITCH’S DAUGHTER

You burst in
And demand
That all of the fans
Are turned off
Are turned off
Are turned off
The dust turns into walking storms

You’re spun from witch’s daughter
August you’re a mean, mean woman
(Although sometimes you can pretend)

Your children born of holes and corners
That feast upon the heat
The kingdom you watch over
Is filled with smugglers and thieves
All turned on
All turned on
All turned on

You’re gone as quickly as you came
You’re spun from witch’s daughter
You’re gone as quickly as you came
August you’re a mean, mean woman

VACANT LAND

So just give me a little sugar
And i’ll give you a little sand
Sprinkle into your palm and we’ll mix it with our hands
And we’ll build upon this vacant land

So just give me orchestrated color
And i’ll give you lines of marching bands
Sprinkle into your heart and project it if you can
And we’ll sing upon this vacant land

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TEMPO TEMPORAL

Our new album is finally ready!  Six songs, thirty minutes: Tempo Temporal. To celebrate we’re giving away a song for download. It’s called Resonance Alright and it’s one of our favorites. Click below:

preview “Resonance Alright”

download “RESONANCE ALRIGHT”

You can hear the entire release on our Myspace page or get one from us in person if we’re coming through your town in the coming weeks.

A few people have really gone the extra mile to help us make this self-release possible with our limited means. Mike Wright engineered five of the six songs, threw in great ideas and let us eat all of his sunflower seeds. We recorded them at New Street Studio where our practice space shares a roof with his studio and the practice space of the Black Lips. We are working on a cosmic hotspot (made entirely of cables and cigarette butts). Graham Marsh mixed four of the songs and recorded one of them at his studio behind the Crue-famous Tattletales and the bleach soaked private rooms of Cheshire Bridge Road. Jaguzzi?! It was our first time working with him and it was a blast. Graham is the master of addition-by-subtraction and many of the little things he did greatly enhanced the songs. Deisha Oliver came by and threw on some outrageous noise for a few songs with her cello. Leticia Arioli duets on Dials and really knocked us out with her sweet voice. And we were lucky enough to be in the studio when Miss Adron returned to the A after her stint in NYC. All we had to do is hit record on Resonance Alright and she knew exactly what to do, in perfect pitch. We are very lucky to have such talented and helpful friends. Thanks ya’ll.

And a very special thanks to beautiful Julia Kubica for helping me focus & get all the files together & tie up all loose ends. Couldn’t do it without you.