Territory

by Lovely Beasts

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cities, plains, meadows, and water; landscapes of rising voices and rhythms; visions in woods and mirrors; and a sea of black ink––lovely beasts in territories

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released July 9, 2014

all arrangements lovely beasts


john - vocals/guitars/misc. keenan - vocals/drums/misc.



guest lily jarvis - harmonium on "Sparrow" and "Mirror"

guest elias dagher - piano on "Streetwalkers" and "In Due Time.."



recorded in real and makeshift studios at Prentis Hall and Columbia University, respectively

special thanks: terry pender, jenny gordon

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Lovely Beasts New York, New York

duo in nyc, ages 22
voices with instruments and production
sometimes also others
lovelybeastsmusic@gmail.com
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Track Name: Sparrow (Come Out)
Sparrow flies over the earth;
sun will rise over the earth;
come out, come out, come out, Sparrow!
come out, come out, come out, Sparrow!

come out, come out, come out, come out!

oh!

Sparrow flies close to the earth;
sun will rise over the earth;
come out, come out, come out, Sparrow!
come out, come out, come out, Sparrow!

come out, come out, come out, come out!

oh!


..hold on!
Track Name: Coriander
Coriander, alive and well, bright against the weeds.
Search. Meander. I long for a taste; if it's spiced and cool.
Find me aflutter, with the flighted ones, foraging for you.


Sorting through, breathing in
only fond thoughts.
Carry me, over parapets,
away from jagged rays.


In the clay filled earth, with fingers clad in unfired porcelain.
Set of china, in my hands, taste of the morning brew.
Find me aflutter, with the flighted ones, foraging for you.
Track Name: Mirror
Why do I keep searching for the end
over and over?
Why do I keep thinking of things then
over and over?


Maybe it's the way that I look in the mirror
in the morning when the mirror is a liar
and I can't see myself? never, no, no
never, no, never know why never know, no
never know


Why do I keep falling in myself
over and over;
memories keep sinking in deep wells
over and over


Maybe it's the way that I look in the mirror
in the morning when the mirror is a liar
and I can't see myself? never, no, no
never, no, never know why never know, no
never know
Track Name: Your Body
When the sky lit up, the wind let in;
void in black erupt and I peered in,
tracing shadows past against my prison
and when the wind let up the sky fell in.


You left your body waiting on the shore.


All the inward hands encircle my spine
closing all at once; but not this time.


You left your body waiting on the shore.
Track Name: Streetwalkers
We are heaven on dead streets; the spotlight spots on you and me.
Track Name: Moksha
There's a pulsing behind my eyes, and I can't seem to shake it
And I can't seem to wake up, and I can't seem to wake up.

There's a pulsing within my heart, and it pounds every orderly thought,
'till I can't even shake it off, 'till I can't even shake it off.


And if I stay this storm, is Moksha there?


Mokshamu galada
Track Name: The Lady's Lost
[from the poem by Tristan Tzara]

[The airplane weaves telegraph wires
and the fountain sings the same song
At the rendezvous of the coachman the aperitif is orange
but the locomotive mechanics have blue eyes.]


The lady has lost her smile in the woods.
Track Name: In Due Time..
Six pebbles aslant
upon sea of black ink;
when mounted, sink

into the empty
bottom ocean floor;
flailing upwards.

Six fingers' motions
scrape against night cloud;
an empty, soft shout

and all the while, airs
smoke against my spine;
all in due time.


In due time..


A lightning bolt which
flays and then unfurls;
your fingers grip, curled

golden hair I hear
her singing, too;
dark red upon you,

a cherry-worn rust
flamingo as its prey;
a notion of day

and all the while there's
smoke against my spine;
all in due time.


In due time..