Purple Clouds

by duchampion

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about

One day in February, we went to Greenpoint and spent the day in the studio. All of the instrument tracks are taken live, together, with no overdubs. Vocals are generally whole takes, sometimes with Asa and Ben singing in the room together. This is our band at a moment.

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released 27 May 2011
All songs by Duchampion
Mixed and Engineered by Spaceman Sound
Mastered by Bonati Mastering
Will Brant - guitars/electronics
Jake Nussbaum - drums
Asa Horvitz - guitars/vocals
Ben Seretan - guitars/vocals
Album art by Ben Seretan

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Track Name: Violent Death
You are a cloud
And, yes - I am a sheep
You are a cloud
And I am a sheep
Today I am an olive tree
You told me I smelled of olives
I swear you still smell of the sea

How to prevent from lying?
I don't know

What wind will come?
Let it come what may
What wind will come?
Let it come what may
I have no idea what I'm doing today
The dogs were barking like I was possessed

How to prevent from a violent death?
I don't know
How to prevent from our violent deaths?
I don't know

Why are you playing me said the guitar
Instead of playing the mountain
Why are you playing me said the guitar
Instead of playing the mountain
Which one am I?
I am in some new confusion

But we have stopped from lying
We have prevented a violent death - so far
The sun is green and shining
The sun is green and shining

I hope we
Can be together
Forever
In the details
Track Name: Day-Glo
Thank you for your line and color
Thank you for your little brother
Money hungry
Thank you for line and color
Money hungry
Money hungry
He was never really waking
LSD and dandruff flaking
LSD and
He was never really waking
LSD and
LSD and
Always singing sadder mantras
Always singing sadder mantras
Sing electric
Struggling to sing electric
Sadder mantras
Sadder mantras
Looking out for number one I'm
Looking out for number one I'm
Looking out for
Readying myself for battle
Looking out for
Looking out for

I went down through our shirts and ties
We found god with chain pulls and desire
Coffee clouds and tablas round your neck
Eight speakers spin and choke the house

Standing in the doorway
Kenny wants to tell me
That he knows that
Light is God
With a thin layer
of white cotton
covering his mouth and eyes

Choking on the mothballs at your feet
Give me strength and rugburns I can't hide
Coffee clouds and tablas round your neck
Eight speakers spin and choke the house

Standing in the doorway
Kenny wants to tell me
That he knows that
Light is God
With a thin layer
of white cotton
covering his mouth and eyes

Standing in the doorway Kenny wants to tell me that he knows that light is god. Cover him in day-glo. He is disappearing right before my very eyes. Dancing on the A-train, man is keeling over. Lo! The strangled youth. Dancing at the dream house, trying not to see you. You asked, "What's a drone?" Cover him in day-glo. He is disappearing right before my very eyes.
Track Name: Philadelphia
He was clear for many years
Doubts came - a purple cloud around his ears
Dreams of you, his only love
Walking in lupin, unafraid, ungloved

Each step in the world is too much
If you'd let me, I'd just leave
(Fear of flight)
Find a place to do nothing
(Plane crash blues)
But you can't do nothing
(Fear of flight)
But you can't do nothing

This - the waterfall
Ithaca, New York - a sandy haze
Cloud of unknowing, will you carry me?
Regardless of where I am? Regardless of who I am?

In the city at night, you make love
Tenderly
(Fear of flight)
You know this is the end
(Plane crash blues)
You know that it all ends
(Fear of flight)
You know this is the end
(Plane crash blues)
You know that it all ends

I met a wild loneliness
A pale young man running stooped
Fell into my arms
Burned into a black shard

Fell apart
Fell apart
Fell apart
Fell apart
Fell apart
Fell apart
Fell apart
Fell apart
Fell apart
Track Name: Staircase
Did we die in agony with Jesus as our lord?
Satan with his horned head dies laughing by the sword
Did we die in ecstasy with Jesus by our side?
Satan with his spreading wings was bankrupt when he died

Falling down the staircase in the house that I grew up in
Falling down the staircase in the house that we foreclosed on
Did your mother spit and curse when you were delivered?
Putting dollars in the booth money in the booth at the North Beach peep show
Falling down the staircase in the house that I grew up in
Put the money in the bag or I'll blow your fucking brains out
Falling down the staircase in the house that I grew up in
Soon enough the earth will swallow up the basement rec room

Did we die in ecstasy with Jesus by our side?
Satan with his spreading wings was bankrupt when he died
Did we die in agony with Jesus as our lord?
Satan with his horned head dies laughing by the sword


Falling down the staircase in the house that I grew up in
Dying in the living room inside the house I'll die in
Biting off the filters of your cigarettes from Turkey
Putting dollars in the booth at the North Beach peep show
Falling down the staircase in the house that I grew up in
Put the money in the bag or I'll blow your fucking brains out
Falling down the staircase in the house that I grew up in
Soon enough the earth will swallow up the basement rec room

When we lived on Warren Street
With fire in our blood
Whiskey straight and Slayer tapes
Horses slept in the living room
When we lived on Franklin Ave
With our hair growing long
Arguments and fitful sleep
Water poured out from the walls
When we lived on Nostrand Ave
With pinecones in our teeth
Throwing dice on the roof
Honeycomb tastes so sweet
In the morning heat
Track Name: City Mind
Separated by a plane flight
We are accurate, makes it all right
Dream of our home in the country
You draw maps in the city

You paint the colors all night
I sit up and think at the table
Trees I hope grow in the dark
I sit up and think at the table

I'm so far from finding my country
Steak and chicken, starlight no gravy
First rule of men and toads
Do not over-extend yourself

You paint the colors all night
I sit up and think at the table
Trees I hope grow in the dark
I sit up and think at the table

You said I was odd - how about it?
It is spring. Come and see me.
The taste of blood in my mouth.
Erase my mistakes or I'll drown.
Or I'll drown.

Separated by a plane flight
We are accurate, makes it all right
Dream of our home in the country
You draw maps in the city