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Arc Iris

by Arc Iris

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1.
Money Gnomes 03:42
Love falls gently from the sky In bundles oh so sweet Money lurks inside the soil Pressed beneath our feet Why dig up that wily stuff When all it’s bred to do Is sully all the pretty boys and girls Who love me do Foiled again would be my plan, To live in peace with you If the coin were to emerge And slyly oversee What showers come of bundled goods From cupid's tender trees He'd surely twist those precious goods Into his shivering trance And round and round with wicked tricks The lovers he would dance "Dance me round", she cried to him "I'll waltz you till you love me." I watch her fie the boiling sky From deep beneath the wilted leaves Her body screaming for his ploy "Why must riches make us thieves? " Until they plunge into the ground Digging for their gold Cold and rotten roots engulf The drugs they seek I'm told Once the coin is in clear sight Their love is sick with illusions Of safety driven by the shadowed trance Holding their sweet confusions Love has no place in a dreary world Obsessed with shiny things Just unfantastic happenings Not approved by cupid's rings Follow me to a place so free Of all these impish deeds From glen to glen to city bend From folly we will flee "Dance me round", she cried to him "I'll waltz you till you love me I watch her fie the boiling sky From deep beneath the wilted leaves Her body screaming for his ploy "Why must riches make us thieves? " Love me please, love me true, love me beautifully "Who," she asks most critically "is speaking down to me?" Love me please, love me true, love me beautifully
2.
Lost on Me 04:24
Holding on is it too long Masturbating on a sorrowed mind Holding on is it too long Masticating on an empty mine Symphonies Of words to please Your expectations Constantly Our molding minds Are rotting waste Or each other’s Second faces The future beckons The story weeps Against the cold The sudden heat Of heaven's breath Upon my nape A drape of lace Across my face Between the cracks A rainbow shines Among the colors I walk blindly Swimming in Ephemeral seeds These songs of ours The giving tree of Still ours Still ours Still ours Holding on is it too long Masturbating on a sorrowed mind Holding on is it too long Masticating on an empty mind
3.
Whiskey Man 03:00
Trembling Mind Trembling Hands Weary Side I got no man To hold me up I'm picking him up again Crack of pain Catch the rain With open palms Against the plain Cobbled stone that paves your road As smooth as you could ever know Curtains close Your friends go home Take your wine So you won’t ride alone To whatever place this night will be your home First sip of wine Makes you stronger As the wine runs dry The night's getting longer And your heart goes out to nobody And nothing is made to gold Stumbling fool A whiskey man A worried soul Who's got no plan But he's creeping up on my open doors again
4.
Canadian Cowboy Fall to me Slip your arms around my waist Let me have a little taste Of your worried lips of cigarettes You're a stranger A young man in disguise Of a man old and wise Old and wise and worn to tears Only the prettiest kind Canadian cowboy You're pulling my mind New love Even if love's not the name New love Even if it’s not the same What a lovely game What a lovely game You search me With your blue-gray eyes Tell me what is left inside This house that feels so dry This shell of a man Don't look back Envy me let me envy you Let's grin in green and gold If just for now that's all You fell to me Canadian cowboy You're pulling my mind New love Even if love's not the name New love Even if it’s not the same What a lovely game What a lovely game Can't you see I'm dripping with your words Fall like kisses to my skin Colors etched into my grin That don't even begin to spin this long cave around Follow me Would you follow me one day? Let's walk a pretty path We'll pick flowers from a bath Of colors all around Canadian cowboy You're pulling my mind New love Even if love's not the name New love Even if it’s not the same What a lovely game What a lovely game
5.
Singing so sweetly out to the whole world In that whole world, I am just one bird I guess that means I can relish in your singing to me You have me so gently spun in your spinny wheel I could unwind but I feel so pretty wound up combed and dyed Oooo now that you’re home I will take my sweet new time with you again Your heart sowed in mine is a sprouting seed It blows quite ferociously in the spring breeze A breeze to blow me down to my knees I am a kitty cat I keep on curling Until I am a ball I keep on swirling Between your legs so you can’t hide there at all Oooo now that you’re home I will take my sweet new time with you again You’re my little onion I’m still getting to the middle The center so unclearly near I nearly needn’t fear That you just might float away and disappear As you set off to flight my heart is freed from breezes But knowing flight it slighted by what stronger footing teases The wind will take our hearts to where he pleases Oooo now that you’re home I will take my sweet new time with you again Your little heart is so tightly in mine Though it’s a hard fit, I like it fine I’ll keep yours so long as you keep mine These new days our hearts fit just fine
6.
Ditch 04:24
Deep in the scent of this muffled ditch I huddle beneath the coves In my sleep I writhe and pitch On your name I scratch the bones of our once love With sharpened rocks and sharper stones Watch as the marrow bubbles and spits Over a flame To untwist these vines that hold my heart Would mean to re-evolve the parts of You and me And her And what has set you free Your tempered smile and severed skin Are bleeding in my memory Searing marrow burns in the night As I beg to have you here with me I'm gaining weight and getting stoned But you my dear are all alone Beneath the soil Of this God Forsaken earth But who am I to disappear On account of all my shame and fear What good is that, what will it show To the tinkerers above These shackles on my shriveled wrists Are tight and tethered to your drift so Drift you off To hell and back And I will come along Tenderly please cut me free For I need not come along
7.
AHEEEEAHEEAHEEEEEE
8.
My Darling kindly kindles a flame In honor of the rainbows Resistance to her warm catalytic flames Was rich and with hate it was stained With every match lit more fingers curl At her from behind the curtains Off these fingers come words from spuriously grounded souls Like "devil woman," "imprudent, hell-casting soul" Changing places, switching places Her patience was sourly tried and burned and burning This burning was bitter and empty not warm and kind Her tongue was dirty with defense turning offense, turning circles My love shrank and burned and writhed A hole grew around my doll, our love was dying The dirt flew off my love’s tongue as I lay crying Her hole sucked at my sorry tears, my eyes, Until I was empty and dry Changing places, switching places In her loudest shoes she clopped closer to her proffered destiny The devil's door was in sight Groping her pen she lay, lost of her rainbow dreams She settled, heedful of the in between Quickly lost and lifting up to the clouds White lights growing warm bright and loud The Devil stood so patiently for me at God's door He said to me "I'd like your love on my stoop no more" He turned me round, and sent me down to clean my darling's tongue I found my darling waiting wildly alone Sifting so eagerly through the dirt I fetched Her precious match and struck it across my chest Changing places, switching places The flame caught her mind in the kindness of burning Her pride fizzled and writhed and her heart was turning Resistance was rich with hate, but truly she burned her flames My love at my side Kind patience survives
9.
Powder Train 04:11
Cocaine, Cocaine You're running through my brain You make where good is due Let it rain Let it rain Cocaine, sweet cocaine As the winter wonderlands often do They think I'm nutty they think I'm mad Well they think I'm straight insane How could I be the man they want without my powdered train Train to nowhere on my Cocaine It's what they want no matter what they say Or I'd restore my sanity as a lovebird man When I'm feeling sad and blue Baby I'm not needing you It’s sweet cocaine that guides my trailing id When those tears come coming down Babe, just run to Dr. Brown And ask him for that mighty fine cocaine Love, you can't hold a flame to that mighty fine cocaine Please don't leave me baby, it’s you I'm needing just the same They say, yes they say That cocaine will end your days But never did they ever tell me when Today, today, The id will want to win Some peaceful travels for my woeful brain Don't you come on back to me Without the pretty powder please I don't have love when I'm not satisfied Babe it’s me it is not you You've been blessed with such a fool For that pretty powder pumpkin please tonight Love, you can't hold a flame to that mighty fine cocaine Please don't leave me baby Please don't leave me baby Please don't leave me baby It’s you I'm needing just the same Cocaine, Cocaine Quit running through my brain
10.
Oooo let the ghosts drive my knees tonight Into the garden of stones side by side Where inside out ringlets Of tormented souls Walk side by side The young and the old But if I must go And I dream of where I'll be Why not dream of pretty women And of mermaids by the sea Where I'm robed with woven roses Soft as baby's skin Bathed in cupid's oils And all condone my sins Let me change my plea Might I deserve to change my plea Oooo let me fly where the trumpets do cry Into the palette of dust on the sky Open the door let me crawl through to your home "The vault is open, release your soul" Well it’s just a dream Might I deserve to have a dream Would the vault be opened, I'd release my soul
11.
Swimming 05:31
Men traveled down winding pathways Winding through my house Empty cans dripping their sad days In their wake I may be lost One by one, they fade to the distance Their trails evaporate Leaving the path they breathed through me Less clean and true than appears to be What may strike the curious eye And then there came the one who is Swimming through my veins True and clean was he That day he drew through my house The winding winds caught just right In his wake, the charms at my windows Whispered temptations at night His drops mislaid turned to ponds and then lakes And, through a mist of Heavy lovers, I am, by a miracle, Drawn at once to an angel How the weight has shifted, in my eye Then there came the one who is Swimming through my veins He stays with me

credits

released April 1, 2014

Arc Iris is:
Jocie Adams : vocals, piano, keyboards, clarinet, guitar
Zachary Tenorio-Miller: piano, keyboards, glockenspiel, vocals
Robin Ryczek: violoncello
Mike Irwin: trumpet, vocals
Max Johnson: upright and electric bass
Charlie Rose: pedal steel, trombone, electric guitar, banjo, vocals
Andrew Barr: drums, percussion
Layton Guenther : vocals
Martha Guenther : vocals
Laura Cortese : vocals
Raymond Belli: conceptualist
All tracks recorded and mixed by Daniel Cardinal at Dimension Sound in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
All tracks mastered by Alan Silverman at Arf! Mastering in New York, New York.
To be amended as necessary :
Album Art by Kacie Erin Smith
Album Design by Nichole Darling and ????
Thank you:
Raymond Belli, Kate Landau, Kacie Erin Smith, Simon Raymonde, Andy Kaulkin, Kate Hyman, Jesse Lauter, Anna Williams, Zachariah Hickman, Alec Spiegelman, The Betas, Leanne Luce, Erik Bright, Ken Woodward, Emily Mahone, Vyvyan Tenorio, Matt Miller, Mitts, Marilyn and John Adams, and, last but not least, my kitties, Aoife and Panelope

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