Dancing Underwater

by Flower Lynx

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released September 6, 2014

Composition, instruments, sampling and production by Flower Lynx
Artwork by Janela Harris

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Track Name: River of Light
In my sleep I hover alone
The rivers sing and have a sepia tone
Rolling in the casual mystique
My sense of emptiness is fathoms deep
And I want you with me
Yeah I want you with me

Cool, cool water around
A world of blue with no walls or ground
It feels good just breathing in
Dancing to the pulse of everything
Love is out of sight
And yet, somehow, I feel so good tonight

In my river of light
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
My river of light, yeah!
Oh, my river of light
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
My river of light

Sections of reflections of time
No, they don’t worry me at all ‘cause I’m
Swimming, dancing, swimming again
I feel the feathers and the letters blend
A lot is seen and little is said
The blue, the green and the red

My love is out of sight
And yet, somehow, I feel so good tonight

In my river of light
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
My river of light, yeah!
Oh, my river of light
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
My river of light
Track Name: Erhai Lake Archipelago
Baby, when you asked me if I could help you hallucinate again
I didn’t realize where this was going to end
I couldn’t quite assess the paleness of your day
But the strength in your caress made me do it anyway

So I gathered my magic powders in a golden horseshoe
With a dozen grounded flowers, and made a rainbow for us two
I think our senses were aware that they were no longer king
I guess they never really care; they let us do our own thing

Losing sight of what you think you know
Erhai Lake Archipelago
Cormorants in bowties, like bullets of snow
On Erhai Lake Archipelago
Sacred inflections and a mystical glow
On Erhai Lake Archipelago
Still, still water where spirits flow
Erhai Lake Archipelago

Island to island to island to island
To island to island to island to island
To island to island to island to island
To island… ‘til we land

Erhai Lake is misty and baby if that makes you sad
Don’t worry, I’m an expert at feeling sort of glad
Day in, day out, day in, day out, the lake casts our reflection
Makes me dread the fateful day when I’ll fall out of your affection
Oh, then it started to snow
And I could feel it on my soul
Oh, yeah it started to snow
It was then I realized that I loved you so

Losing sight of what you think you know
Erhai Lake Archipelago
Cormorants in bowties, like bullets of snow
On Erhai Lake Archipelago
Sacred inflections and a mystical glow
On Erhai Lake Archipelago
Still, still water where spirits flow
Erhai Lake Archipelago
Track Name: Sebastokratorissa
Like spinning plates they screech and skate
And stain the dress of Al the Great
With tears and blood and the finest wine in the Universe
No one really calls for help
For help is none in the eyes of the helped
But fellatio to power that words can’t address
Oh explain to me: was it for nigh?
Was I a pawn and if so why?
Sebastokratorissa, you must be high

The gazes cross like liquid swords
That add up above ever more
Forming hysterical clouds of the deepest of purples
Thrones are burned and thrones are made
They cut your hair with a rusty blade
And now the only way you can look is behind you
Oh explain to me this ceaseless prying
Was I to act when Nagy was dying?
Sebastokratorissa, why are you crying?

It’s raining gender on San Fran
The priest eats molly from a tin can
And no one but their hairdresser knows that they are trippin’
The black and silver blend like milk
With honey in those eyes of silk that don’t want to talk about it
No they don’t want to talk about it
Oh explain to me what do I see?
Was I just murdered by decree?
Sebastokratorissa, your hand is on my knee

The cycles grow in rings of fire
Circulating through the empire
That will ebb and fall like every star before it
The flatness of the mountain tops
The dust and bugs that once were crops
Are seeping through the kitchen – it’s disgusting
Oh explain to me: will I grow old?
Was I just swimming in liquid gold?
Sebastokratorissa, are you cold?

Bombs, cries and bicycle bells
Down in the street their echo dwells
But thank him deafness is an accessible virtue
The car show in the coliseum
The eyes that buy, the kids that see ‘em
One day will wield sonatas and masses like rifles
Oh explain to me: how can it snow?
Was I above and life below?
Sebastokratorrisa, I love you so

With or without an elephant gun
The right words will fool anyone
And even rightness may well fool itself in the process
All kinds of pasts rise in the air
Like flaming locks of auburn hair
Beneath them on what’s left of the dock of the bay
Oh explain to me, I need to know
Was I an actor in their show?
Sebastokratorissa, I should go

And so I went without my guns
Kept warm by three identical suns
The same in a relative way, at each new footstep
And if I could make a deal with God
I’d get an RV in Cape Cod
And I’d run up the hill just to hear my own mouth breathing
Oh explain to me, Oracle of Delphi
Was I poor or was I wealthy?
Sebastokratorissa – really? A selfie?
Track Name: Swimming
[I'm swimming and] x 42

Open up your eyes, come on, open up your eyes,
Can’t you see that time is passing you by?
Swimming through the night, we’ll be swimming through the night
It’s alright, let the music decide
Track Name: Coffee, Sun & Cigarettes
You're looking for skies in your soul and stopping time
Your face is hanging on the wall of someone's mind
The steps you take remind you of the desert sand
The coffee's falling upside down into your hand
You can't see clearly

You go outside to look for care in strangers' eyes
The streets are walking far too fast for you to rise
And so you sink inside some section of the sea
It takes you deep and far away in liquid ecstasy
It makes you happy

There's light and darkness and some movement in between
You're in too deep you just can't wake up from this dream

You want to live without regrets
Coffee, sun and cigarettes

Day after day, day after day, day after day, I'm falling
Track Name: Camel
Ten camels and a bell post
Swirling in your brain like a ghost
Through your mind’s eye you see them watching you
Through their blind eyes reflecting everything you do

Ten camels in a ring
Every single one following
The tails left right left right before your eyes
Like a lighthouse, they shelter and they hypnotize

Ten red droplets spinnin’ round
From your face to the dirty ground
Here’s your eyes you can keep the drug money
Hear me now, hear me now, hear me now honey

You’re going insane, you’re going insane
The camels in your brain are galloping
You’re going insane, you’re going insane
The camels in your brain are galloping
You’re going insane, you’re going insane
The camels in your brain are galloping
You’re going insane, you’re going insane
Strange faces in the rain are bellowing
Track Name: Flowlines
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go

flowlines pushing through the traces of the world around still alive alive and shaking alive and shaking and crackling through the seams of what you’d call my mind but you don’t see it now now that we parted and that love has dropped its orange gown

flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go

silently it knows the path it follows and silently I flow away from sorrow because my love I love you no more so come let’s talk about photography let’s talk about how jokingly the moonlight cancels out the snow

flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go

so slowly we flow and the rivers seem out of tune seem incapable of letting out a sound we didn’t already know perhaps you were right perhaps it’s hard to be always feeling the depth of the sunlight on the bus stop and the universe in the moonlit snow but the moment I take it easy is the moment I die and so I dance inside the

flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
flow everywhere I go everywhere I go
Track Name: Breakfast
Dancing the waltz in the morning, alone every day
Dancing again anyway