Golden

by Point Reyes

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1.
Golden 02:52
Yes you loved the salmonoids Yes you swam underwater just to count them Movement Oh how short Oh how inaccurate Somehow you knew Slow down Regrets Dried persimmons Dried the sun This is what those who know they will die young do Claim an autumn from the world While everything around them bursts into spring
2.
Unlake 03:50
Did your desire turn From density towards entropy In the end twisted naked Standing by the lake Are you trying to sublimate? Or make someone feel a certain way? Are you twisting away from me? Are you twisting towards me? I am standing in a perfect garden Yellow terraced waterfalls and green glass roofs surround me A wooden man will not pass through the fire Or he will surely burn He will surely burn He will surely burn Yeah Yeah Yeah He will surely burn I should not have believed in you Oh I should have believed in you I see now it is everything Only way to have anything In the end did you find Something more restful Something more yours?
3.
Stemmer 02:18
4.
Kaddish 03:35
I can't tell what time it is, whether this is before I meet you or after. Life is a spiral and each significant thing is an image, we pass in front of it many times and look in many ways but the Thing itself does not change each Thing is ahead of all parting Is this before we meet or after? The night you died you appeared in my dream and told me, Just sing the song in minor key for a while Then sing it in major Then sing it in minor And then in major A week later in St Louis in my dream I left my body And flew up through layers of purple clouds Hovering lights watched over me Swam in circles far below Grey and rose colored and gold I was looking for you But I kept coming to a place where funny people did earthy things Had raunchy sex, cooked food, danced And they told me with their knowing gazes That whatever I might wish I had to stay here For my whole duration Your endless tousled hair Your endless striped shirt We must not waste time We must not waste time You said I want to know the secret science of forgetting that I am separate from anything everything This life it is short and you cannot do nothing This life it is short and you cannot do nothing This life it is short and you cannot do nothing And in this way And in making fun of me And in dressing the same as me and saying excuse me please I have a woman or a violin who needs my attention And thus showing empathy for my own confounding need to be alone You saved my life. The day after you passed We went to get tomatoes, cheese, pesto, and bread with avocado And as I was looking for the right cheese I saw her across the way touching the oranges one by one and I have never seen someone look so alone and left, the halo of absence lighting everything around her, and I was filled with such pure empathy and love but she seemed already beyond here, bathed in the light of some place where no one can follow. Your endless tousled hair Your endless striped shirt We must not waste time We must not waste time
5.
Redesert 04:35
At this the end of our first strange world I went to the lake between the silken hills I was looking for you I was looking for you I found you Underneath everything Underneath the lake Spread thick and rusty red A layer of geologic time You already had your shirt off So I took off mine And threw myself into the lake Again and again and again Yelling Yelling Yelling Surely we notice Surely we see That even saying you are dead is too small for me I will not cease from loving you I will not cease from loving you Even believing some crazy thought Yelling Yelling Yelling Surely we notice Surely we see That whatever we believe it’s too small for me There are three llamas on the hillside Two in shade one all in light There is a lake singing There is a real lake singing in the dusk
6.
Hideous 04:48
At Salt Point I slept beside my Dad Silent and wearing a blue jacket In the morning I looked out over tide pools and evergreens Past otters and kelp To the warm star we orbit not so far away I saw there is light There is light There is light But in my dreams all I saw that week were knives On countertops sharp On countertops sharp and clean Waiting to cut the hand Ready to cut and stab I wondered Why oh knives why oh knives Why oh knives why oh knives Then I saw The cut they made in you And I knew Why oh why oh knives And my Dad sat in his red Honda Civic weeping uncontrollably Refusing to gather mushrooms And the word “hideous” was used three times that week Each time inaccurately
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vrag.dk 04:06
8.
Hair White 02:03
Your arms turned so brown Your hair turned so white Your arms turned so brown Your hair turned so white Always without lies Always without lies Always without lies Always without lies
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released August 6, 2012

Nini Julia Bang – voice
Kyle Farrell – vibraphone, percussion
Asa Horvitz – voice, guitar
Jack Randall – percussion, voice
Bryan West – cello, voice


Produced by Neil Strauch and Asa Horvitz
Recorded by Kenny Evans at Mesa Recording, Sebastopol, CA
Mixed by Neil Strauch and Point Reyes
Mastered by Roger Siebel at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, AZ

All music by Asa Horvitz and Kyle Farrell. All words by Asa Horvitz. Except for "Natten Fryser" and "Stemmer", words and music by Nini Julia Bang. All © Songs About Buildings 2012.

Cover art by Marisa Olson. Insert art by Patti Trimble. Band photo by Ron Smith. Design by Jack Randall and Asa Horvitz.

Golden is dedicated to Dominic Ziegler.

Point Reyes thanks:

Bill Horvitz and Robin Eschner, Patti Trimble and Douglas Kenning, Colleen and Kurt Farrell, Dennis John Sisk, Laura Belle McVay, Art and Kirsten West, John Tarrant, Liz, Jack and Mary Ann and Patrick for unspeakable grace, Neil Strauch, Marisa Olson, No Face and Philly friends, Adam Tinkle and the desert, Trevor Wilson and his singers, Ben Seretan, Z. Cole in the DMV line, Nat and Dirty Projectors, Steve Liggett at Living Arts in Tulsa, Jessi Peren in Hot Springs, John Flax, Aine, Paolo, and Nathan the mechanic in Santa Fe, Grandma Shirley, Diogo at Cakes and Tapes, Nathan, and Matthew at Big School.

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