Arcanum

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Arcanum:
a secret; mystery
a supposed great secret of nature that the alchemists sought to discover
a secret and powerful remedy

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released June 27, 2017

Georgia Webb
Gigi Ray


photography: Isabelle White

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Track Name: Wheel of Fortune
The wheel of fortune rolls round and round
for all of us
the king will become beggar in his time
if the wheel of fortune rolls up and down
for all of us
the king will break his back and i will mine

the kings will fall from the towers that we built for them
the halls will lend their air to silver birds
and beneath the mother luna always watching us
a tale re-tongued in the tombs of mother earth

the mage relearned all the powers that were lost to us
a kinship once again with man and word
and beneath the mother luna always watching us
a tale re-tongued in the verse of mother earth

the clay man in the kiln
moulded to a lover, new moon
the clay man in the kiln
transformed in the fires of the heart, this new moon

the wind cooled you down and
the sun warmed you back up again
and the water rose to accomodate your thirst
but now your bodies are burning
and your cities drowning
cause you chose to divide the herd
Track Name: Emperor
My brother emperor, where did your heart go?
your kisses are rough like a cats tongue
what happened to our home?
you cut it all up
and made it all square
like the perimeters in your head
you're not my emperor, my emperor
mmmm

One emperor, one emperor
sitting on his throne
governing one kingdom, one kingdom
stern lipped as a stone
i show you my truth, you show me your shield
dogma has hardened round your heels
you're not my emperor, my emperor
mmmm

You don't serve us

We weep for the waters, we weep for the skies
the people are angry
we drink in the colours of war with our eyes
bleed them out again crying,
the crying is detoxifying
if we do not cry, we ossify
hardened, brittle, fractured and the
people are angry, the people are angry
brother you have lost your way
what happened to our home?
Track Name: Hanged Man
I believed in angels till i fell
down the wrong side of myself
Hanged Man
He stands

my dark side pulled me inside out
hanged man the wrong way round
my insight is upside down
now my dark side has been called out

The weather will drown out your sound
the rest of you will not be found
but the land hold memories of you

I'll seek, you hide
walked under the moon at the wrong time
I don't play nice
how dare you lie

I'm a saint until i crack
warrior behind your back
Hanged Man
Last dance
Track Name: The Star
In his shining face you see a star-like freedom
for the instance of a shooting star
you see each other seeing the other
in stillness in wonder
before the inevitable decay
it dissolves from the tail forwards
that shining tadpole runs like prey into the black hole
as time chases it perfect little head into black oblivion

we are not left with the resolve of death
just the memory of perfection and the knowledge of rest
we are not left with the resolve of death
just the memory of perfection, just the memory of perfection

theres only one way for this to go
and that is out into the felt tip hills before me
layered and crossing in topographic longing, I
see us kissing in the mouths of two rivers meeting
thumb-tacs pin our silken bodies to the earth
but our spirits kick like wind under sheets
baby, your cloth clung to the bony ridges of me

Wherever you go offer this love to the Original Keepers
whose hands are made big enough to keep it

In his shining face you see a star-like freedom
for the instance of a shooting star
you see each other seeing the other
in stillness in wonder
before the inevitable decay
it dissolves from the tail forwards
that shining tadpole runs like prey into the black hole
as time chases its perfect little head into black oblivion

you become that shooting star
lighting up the blank space in my heart
i wish i may, i wish i might
get the wish i wish tonight
Track Name: Lovers
What do you think...
what do you think of
falling in love...
falling in love?

What do you think of falling in love?
is it impractical?
is it enough? is it enough?
what do you think of falling in love...falling in love?

i learnt all that i know
from loving you good and slow
from loving you fast and not that well
from fucking up
i learnt to love you the way i do now
and that will grow

None of our lovers ever left
they just became ghosts at the end of our bed
looking happily upon us as we fall under the next one
i wont ever really leave you
i'll just become part of the way that you move
why keep a guarded heart when you've got no one to lose?

i learnt all that i am
from holding one hundred hands
from letting them all slip away like sand
from clinging on
i learned to roll like an ocean wave
back forth and back again

chorus x 3

Why keep a guarded heart?
you got no one to lose
you got no one, you got no one to lose
you got no one to lose

you've got nothing to lose...