Archaics

by The Archaics

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released 17 May 2014

Recorded at the Cabin Boom Boom, Pigeon Lake
Recorded, mixed, edited by Josh Beatty
Mastered by Zane Noble and Josh Beatty
Saxophone in Black Bamboo, The Outlaw Trail, and Boy & His Blue Kazoo by Nathan Dlugos

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Track Name: Black Bamboo
Dig up that desert body from a
deep Southern ditch
Ersatz burial grounds for a leaky problem fixed

Crude dreams
Sweet substance
and elixir
Potion juice courtesy of the fixer

Standing tall as the sun
Scraping the sky
with emerald, glass claws

We're the dealers in dust
and we're waiting for you
to come join the ball
Come brazen the fair
But do I compare
to the silence

Light feet
break through
Folly hour
Handing off the fire
Etched in stone
but traced in seeds
and chained to the marrow
for a while

(When you're feeling down
and there's no sense hanging around
leave your voice, boy, don't make a sound
and let it all come on down)
Track Name: Callooh Callay
She's left a twitch with her lips still on your cheek
Pretty gets the sympathy
but foolish wants the drugg
Let your hallowed moment
still wasted on your knees
For whose name we keep for sacred
are mistaken for the truth

Sweet girl by my side
You can't tell sober but she's going to die
Marble made, she's not stone til she's alone
She likes the motion but it feels like rock and roll

Sweet girl by my side
You can't tell sober but she is
going to die

(Hey mono child
mono child)
Track Name: Stone In The Woodlands
Let's call for a pantheon
for the templed tender green leaves
callow under
static trees
Release when the winter brume does sweep

over the cast maine
of the forest floor
Skin pressed tight
to the breathing war

Let's follow the mislead warrior
Let's crown all the land
His thin arm
stuck beneath the pillow
Shrill air leaves his nostrils cold
Track Name: Molly Duker
Early riser,
come and greet the day
Can't let the morning stay

Fresh rain
in through the stone
Wet children born
in the cold cut night
in the undressed wife
While they're sun-dried and glazed in

While light
too bright, you claim
I feel a cramp in your name

First momma left me hot in the
raining sun
And then she dropped me
(like)

Birds of flight
burdened by the cage
Buried safe from the

deep shade
beneath the grass
storing snakes at fast
Shedding off bad rap
for the weight of flesh

Lady Death,
laden with red robes
Maiden roles untold

My son I see you've made such a
grave mistake
You're ungrateful now that you've
learned to state

You're lonely

Oh molly duker don't you
slip back inside
Your tortoise shell won't let you
speak your mind
So whisper loud words around their
shoulder tops
And don't be afraid to drop
Track Name: Salt Water Desserts
Tread slowly, soaked to the bone
Through old footprints in snow covered fields
Low drone hum, dragged in your arms
Trees clasp with a weary moan
Closer and closer, to the cold ground
New voices swamp old with
an arrow of time

To cut through the wind leaving shapes in my eyes
Distorted by stones pelting the back of my mind

Stay with me leave unscathed, a lie
Through doors in your mind wouldn’t stay
Peeling the skin off the back of your head
While a whistle careens through the crowd
Low drone hum, feeds a feral run

Distorted by stones pelting the back of your mind

The dream careens to death
as the words crawl around my head
Track Name: Little Paul Bunyan
Our hero takes his place
atop the bottomless of chains
The shadow of a butcher
or what could have been
Across the rolling hills
all our reaches cling
Sedative and fluorescent
but here to stay

Wait,
you've got something wrong
She's off your mind
Oh,
when this dainty thing comes along
She calls "your mine"
when she calls your mind

Across the rolling hills all our reaches cling
Sedative and fluorescent
and here to stay
Sit here across the sunrise
or shall we say
Wait for the fold
of the present day

Oh,
well you've got something wrong
she calls your mind
Oh,
when this dainty thing comes along
She calls your mind
She calls "your mine"

Our hero takes his place
atop the bottomless chain
The shadow of a butcher
or what could have been
Sit here across the sunrise
or shall we say
Wait for the fold
of the present day

of the present day
Track Name: Velvet Suit
These old miners inside
who lacked till they died
I find were found trapped
and bound by their ties
All day and all night
hear the growl of a tease

He says he misses that old bite
Charmed is the hostess
who knows that's not right

He stays in town and keeps three men by his side
He only waits until the end of your life
Even at the start there was no room to shake down
Well I'll,
I'll let you know when two alarm bells will sound,
alright
Track Name: Nightwalkin'
In a doorway lit blue I was all on you
With all flashes of black
I can try to adapt
That's the remedy and cure
I can feel it burning

Says a tick across the floor,
"C'mon next man up!"
Curtain call on a bag of old dolls
Dirty dollar bills and a call to the dogs
but I've lost her in the haze

Now over to the next boy born-to-be
Searching for a life among company
Shaken by the trills as he's following me
but I've lost him in the maze
Lapping up the alms of a dirty snake
In the night time he's watching me
but I've lost him in the day
Track Name: The Outlaw Trail
Storm hits and I'm wayside
All keeled in my head
Moody gaze from bluish eyes
And dark vibes entice a dance

I see you watching slowly
whispers cold in my ear
tells me that I'm home again
Her vacant cries wile me to bed

I won't be left on the outlaw trail
not shrew enough to leave
as loneliness closes in
her arms clasp to a waking grin

departing with a swing of her own
revealed fables of a gypsy hoax
pay no heed to the sirens song
now i know,
That my prowless is dead
Track Name: Boy & His Blue Kazoo
In a young twisted world
on a carious vine
Wants to swing to both sides
Wants to end it too soon

See the mind flutters too
in a windowless room
It's why the eyes hold the soul
since the thoughts are see-through

By the window he sits
trying to set himself loose
On the cusp of a white dream
he looks East

In the evening she walks
Let's her mind feel in place
Fills the void up with small talk
let's it dry on her plate