L e s s e n s

by Rowan

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L E S S E N S EP
Live Recording at Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, Boca Tapada, Costa Rica
Writen, Performed, Recorded as part of the month long BIO301//ART271 Science meets Art collaborative research session using the limited equipment and resources available

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released October 16, 2016

Recordings by Jordan Pepe and Ariel Ottey
Album art by Jordan Pepe

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just a little selkie stuck on land

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Track Name: Green
Well you've caught me
Swinging, swinging to sleep
And you've caught me
Drinking to drown out the heat
Can you see through the green?
Can you see through to me?

And the earth opened up
And bled on my feet
Red, red, red
And the sky swallowed whole
The place where we meet
And the water came rushing and rushing
And washed me away
And the water kept rushing and rushing
And told me to stay

Oh the ripples they glisten
In patterns designed by the breeze
And I can't help but think
How the memories are already sweet
Can you see through the green?
Can you see into me?

And the earth opened up
And bled on my feet
Red, red, red
And the sky swallowed whole
The place where we meet
Red, red, red
And the water came rushing and rushing
And washed me away (away)
And the water kept rushing and rushing and rushing and rushing and rushing the same
Track Name: Ribcaged
I've got a bird trapped in my chest
She likes to flutter and ruffle her nest
Flighty maybe, she sings quite a song
And though it is sweet it's never that long at all

So I am falling, I'm calling to no one
But I don't know what I want

Give me a sign to keep me in line
If truth would be told, then I wouldn't mind
If nothing appeared and nothing was found
I'm feeling lost, my heart starts to pound inside
My rib-cage

And I am falling, I'm calling to no one
Sometimes, I wish that I could just be done
But I don't know what I want

Oh I have a bird trapped in my throat
She likes to flutter comes out as a croak
The song is still sweet, same as before
Yet something's not right, I still need more
From something, something, something
From anything

And I am falling, I'm calling to no one
Sometimes, I wish that I could just be done
And high above me the moon waits for her hunt
But I don't know what I want
Track Name: Sleeping
I'm floating on the surface
And I am holding my breath - Cause I'm nervous
They say when I'm older I will see
That there is always more underneath

And so I keep running, I keep running, from the deep

I think I saw you last night when I was sleeping
You were making an ocean with all of your weeping
They say when I'm older, but when exactly?
My future is already happening

And so I keep running, I keep running, from the deep
And I know it follows, yes it follows, it follows me
And so I keep running, into nothing, from the deep
I feel like it's laughing at me for thinking that it can be beat

I'm coping with disease
And I am hoping for relief
For when I am older, I'll be free
For nothing's rotting at all underneath

And so I keep running, I keep running, from the deep
And I know it follows, yes it follows, it follows me
And so I keep running, into nothing, from the deep
I feel like it's laughing at me for thinking that it can be beat

They say when I'm older
But they're younger than me
There is always more underneath

So now I'm running, yes I'm running
To the deep
Track Name: Growth
Time - she stands, and waits
To listen in at the seams
She screams - no one listens
So I slow my pace
And I take the time to remember
What we thought we misplaced

The birds they circle overhead
Rejoicing in another death
They feed until their bellies split wide open
And I thank all heaven's lucky stars
That the devil made us who we are
What good is growth when nothing can decay
Anyway?

Flesh that burns, it churns
Stirs up a bit of a whirlwind
Time to prepare
When fault is found that's sound
There's no sense in trying to save face
It's over and done

The birds they circle overhead
Rejoicing in another death
They feed until their bellies split wide open
And I thank all heaven's lucky stars
That the devil made us who we are
What good is growth when nothing can decay
Anyway?

So - I stand and wait
Try and catch a glimpse through the seams
I scream - can you hear me?
We can't slow, it shows
The child tearing your insides
You'll leave for the birds

They circle overhead
Rejoicing in another death
They feed until their bellies split wide open
And I thank all heaven's lucky stars
That the devil made us who we are
What good is growth when nothing can decay
Anyway?

Oh time ticks on my darling
Time ticks on my darling
Oh time ticks on my darling
Time ticks on