Magnetic North (our old demos)

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just some old demos by franny & joey. better stuff to come.

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released 19 July 2012

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Track Name: Let Me Keep
I was sad I didn't have my own songs to sing,
So I summoned up my sparrows to help me write my own.

This is how we eternalise-- we break hearts and sing about
Old candles, new flames. I think I've ruined it all again.

I'll hang your flowers on braided calico.
But soon they all will dry and then our love will die.

I pretend it didn't end the way it did, I pretend.
I pretend I broke your heart, just so my pride survives.

Please let me keep my fiction, just so my pride survives.
Track Name: We Are Not Waiting
We Are Not Waiting

We are not waiting for an elevator
that won’t come. We are on the mountain
and in love. We are getting old
but not old enough
so let’s not jump.

Drop the needle on some Joni Mitchell!
Climb into the catapult.
Pull the lever and we’ll go soaring
into space like a holy smoke!

You are like a lucid dream
where we careen
through poplar trees
and trees and trees
and trees and trees and trees...

We are not waiting for an elevator
that won’t come. We are going home
back where we’re from. We are not falling,
we’re being tossed
so let’s get flung.

Drop the needle on some Joni Mitchell!
Climb into the catapult.
Pull the lever and we’ll go soaring
into space like a holy smoke!
Track Name: Magnetic North
When I came upon the pallid meadow
at the top, magnetic north,
of our windy whirling world,
you were cloaked with pearly fur,
you were twirling, arms out-stretched.

I sat down inside the snow
and watched you reel our quiet globe.
I saw the sound that God could make
with human motion concentrate.

You didn't notice I was there
(your eyes were given up to prayer)
and I just sat and shined my compass
as the needle twirled along.
Track Name: Empire of Opiates
Empire of Opiates

Buoyant in my palms, poppy buds—
the coursing quick empire of opiates
to the cornea, to the tapestry of skin,
to the tensile arch in my feet.

Only you know what’s happening to me.
Only you know what’s happening to me.

When you hold my life in your hands
I’m born again and die again! I disappear.
I unexist, I re-exist, I’m a smoke in your mouth.
I cannot speak, I will not speak till you breathe me out.

Only you know what’s happening to me.
Only you know what’s happening to me.

(this stanza is not part of the song but part of the poem)

As well, as deep and quenching
as a well, as geyser sunk and building pressure
when you take me in your hands
and soak me up — administrate the surge
of blood and philtre.
Track Name: Goodbye Earth
Goodbye Earth

(Parfois je parle en francais
mais tu ne comprends pas)

I've lost my mind,
you've lost your heart.
I loved you right from the start.

We throw our daisies to the sharks

Our love is hot springs, cold snow.
One day we die, one day we glow.

I don't know what you've done to me.
You've locked my heart, yet set me free.

You hide the keys under your tongue
but I hold the fire in my lungs.

You can hide the moon but you can't stop the sun.

Our world is heating up.
How long will it last? How long will it last?

We will melt.
We will disappear
into clouds
like methane.

The clouds will light on fire.