Now We've Seen the Dead (2015)

from ThunderKryst EP by Language of Shapes

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Recorded and produced by Language of Shapes in an apartment in South Korea.
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering.
Skull artwork by Sul Yubin.


Now We've Seen the Dead

The hourglass is dropping the trains are all stopping,
you can't shield the sun from your eyes.
The winters are colder, the moon so much older,
tomorrow's bereft of surprise.
Your paths are all crooked, your friends became wicked,
The instant you unveiled their lies.
Your crime while forgivable's never forgettable
Long-dead your known alibis.

"Move closer," the siren said to me,
"The storms over, it's time to brave the sea."
And linking arms blindly you leap to the water
Clutching a rose in your teeth,
The thorns of the flower puncture your gums,
and the blood seeping summons the beast.

Fix the serpent 'round the stone,
Now we've seen the dead the fractals show.
Of all the ghosts we've ever loved and known.
“Hello,” you whisper, “is anybody there?”

The guests are outside and there's no-place to hide in
And no-one remembers your name.
The days they seem darker, the nights so much longer,
These people they all look the same.
You haven't tried talking 'cos nobody's listening,
and there's nothing worth knowing to say.
And while you are walking these endlessly squawking birds
Dance around your head unafraid.

Smooth over the silence and the need,
You've ignored the cure for your disease.
Leaving the living to fend in the darkness seems the next logical step.
The lovers, the killers, the fool and the sage have appointments that you've never kept.

Fix the serpent 'round the stone
Now we've seen the dead the fractals show.
All the ghosts we've ever loved and known.
“Hello,” you whisper, “is anybody there?”

(You needn't try talking, 'cos nobody's listening)
We want the simple life of fools,
But now we've seen the dead.


from ThunderKryst EP, released April 21, 2015
Tristram Burden - Vocals, mandolin, bouzouki
J.E. Seuk - Vocals, mandolin
Patrick Mackay - Guitar
Courtland Miles - Bass
Bobby Goldberg - Djembe


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Language of Shapes Brighton, UK

Psych-fi Sci-folk

Formed in South Korea in 2010.

Tristram Burden - vocals, mandolin, other stringed things, French horn
J.E. Seuk - vocals, mandolin, flute
Patrick Mackay - guitar
Courtland Miles - bass
Bobby Goldberg - djembe

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