flourish

by philosophonic

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about

Philosophonic is an emotionally evocative, instrospective songwriter with a background in the composition of Fancy Music, which he went to a fancy school for and everything. (Philosophonic feels strange talking about himself in the 3rd person, but feels like these little descriptive sections are usually presented in said ternary vantage-point).
This background is reflected in the thoughtful configuration of musical lines within the arrangements; imitative/canonic countermelodies give the ear a bevy of engaging aspects to focus on, while serving to support and enhance the clear and direct expressiveness in the songwriting, rather than obscure it.
And there's a lot of strings/cello and piano and pretty acoustic guitar parts and awesome textural electric guitar figures and stuff. So it really sounds top drawer. The bee's knees, even. Oh and there's a bowed tam-tam. And one time where a vibraphone is being played back through an organ's rotating speaker cabinet thingy. See if you can spot those (hint: they're in the same song).
Thanks for listening!

--j. wall (philosophonic)

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released 18 May 2011

cover art by Silvia Hernández

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Track Name: to feel good
cry your eyes out, darling
cure the laugh lines from your smile
set the dark shroud on your brow
keep the sunlight from your sight

in the small crowd above me
lead the conclave of my ties
in the somber sonance
of the dirge that i devised

to lament, to lament the murder
i performed when i drowned my ardour
in the blood that she let from her cut
to escape from the strain to feel good

now your force is beginning
resurrecting my desire
efflorescing within me
as your bloom falls where i lie

if my breaths recommence, then i'll burn
from the caustic regrets in my blood
every pulse in the veins, a new wound
i'm afraid, i'm afraid to feel you

as you flood through the scars you opened
i feel the balsamic salve of your flush
alkalize and dissolve the mordant
every breath is a mend to old wounds
as it flows through the veins, i'm renewed
finally fit to begin to feel good
Track Name: alleluia
may the boundless numbers of the earth rejoice
for your light has settled on me
may a soundless choir make the perfect noise
to exult your newfound allegiance

sing it, lo, sing alleluia, you return
now resigned to free what you've immured

hearing not but silence, speaking not a sound
for you've clamped my mouth and my ears
may the countless hours i have spent so bound
be absolved by one melody now

sing it, lo, sing alleluia, oh my love
sing it loud, sing alleluia
the reluctant favor of your alms, you return
now resigned to free what you've immured

so my time's been severed by a third, you return
now resigned to free what you've immured
make a sound to venerate the spoil of your alms
sing it loud, sing alleluia
sing it loud, sing out until your lungs bleed
sing it out so loud your fucking lungs bleed
Track Name: ignition
drowning in doubt, poured in dissent
would that my heart reconnect
life to my art, truth to intent
into your arms i re-commit

i can't belong to the life
in the walls we designed
as they fall to the ground
i will start to find out my way to survive

'cause tonight, i don't really know
if i'll be alright
to live through the changes
that i will face on my own
well i may prove her right
and go down in flames
but the fire i ignite
will burn down the waste and the lies
the end, either way, will arrive
so don't think about it tonight

tempered in doubt, forged in dissent
would that my art recompense
all i have wrought, all my expense
all we have lost in my defense

i can't belong to the life
in the walls we designed
as they fall to the ground
i will start to find out my way to survive

'cause tonight, i don't really know
if i'll be alright
to live through the changes
that i will face on my own
well i may prove her right
and go down in flames
but the fire i ignite
will burn down the waste and the lies
the end, either way, will arrive
so don't think about it tonight

oh, the fire i ignite
will burn down the waste and the lies
the end, either way, will arrive
so don't think about it tonight
Track Name: side effects may include:
revelations, recantations
poured from the wine in your residence
you rescind these emotions
declared when you were stoned
on your sedative

wide awake, i defer my love
to fit in your arms again
fell the weight from your bated tongue
renew me your confidence

dedications, worn out phrases
flood toward the light of your eminence
you dispute my devotions
decide my motives
blind to the evidence

wide awake, i defer my love
to fit in your arms again
fell the weight from your bated tongue
renew me your confidence

wide awake, i defer my love
to fit in your arms again
fell the weight from your bated tongue
renew me your confidence
Track Name: sounding out
i scarred my tongue
biting down for way too long
but now, i'm freeing her again
a lyrical device
poised for proclamation
to bring it to an end

and i'm sounding out the meaning
in the colors that surround it
fading farther from the reason
that i'd ever want to doubt it

i caged my song
held it in for way too long
but now, i'm making my amends
we'll see if she can fly
and find emancipation
in stepping from the ledge

and i'm sounding out the meaning
in the colors that surround it
fading farther from the reason
that i'd ever want to doubt it

and i stare down from a great height, taking it in
feeling this light flow through me
and i don't care if the sun burns through all of my skin
watching the fault lines fade underneath

and the sorrow now recedes
and the nervousness subsides
and the message is received
and the feeling, so divine
Track Name: not at all
sliding out of bed with the stars coming in
trying not to think this is out of my hands

my determination on trial, and i know
i'll take the accusations to heart 'cause i know
that i will be running out to pursue the sound
while the final line's come and gone
and the futile cries of my alibis
will never be good enough
not at all

i should've held belief from the start
that i am staring at the pages as hard as i can

'cause i am devoted
to a stranger kind of lord
she compels me to beseech her
with a fervor so untoward

i'm trying not to take it too hard, 'cause i know
that i will be running out to pursue the sound
while the final line's come and gone
and the futile cries of my alibis
will never be good enough
not at all

i'm running out to pursue the sound
while the final line's come and gone
and the futile tries to be normalized
will never be good enough
not at all
Track Name: pills
take these pills and then you'll do better
manumit your mind from these fetters

and all the wayward stutters
of your aimless strive
in all the years you've stumbled
through your worthless life

will be buried in shadow
and we won't treat you like you don't matter

'cause all the way's you've sputtered
will be overcome
by the worth imparted
through the chemicals
Track Name: spiralbound
in the dark, clouded eyes of your confidence
i impart the knotted lines of my travails
and renounce all defense of the artifice
drawing out the nettled fruit that i bear

vested safely in your folds
kept in pages no one knows

every call i resound for an antiphon
is impoverished by an infinite decay
all the tones intertwine, and the words collide
their discordant web ensnares the triads

sounding faintly in your folds
bound in pages no one knows

arm your graces
take my hold
grant these pages your accord
heal my purpose
make me known
hear these verses i intone
Track Name: singularity
take it in stride as the riptide pulls you under
give up your soul to the black hole you uncovered
'cause once you're inside, all the starlight can't escape you
so empty your mind of the fear that it will break you

'cause i can't wait for it all to go down
and i can't wait for it all to end
and i can't wait for the ground to give out
and i can't wait for the fall to break me in

isn't it time to forget what we devoted
to open our eyes and admit why we are broken
to give up our hearts to the dark star poised above us
'cause once we're inside all the sunlight will become us

and i can't wait for it all to go down
and i can't wait for it all to end
and i can't wait for the ground to give out
and i can't wait for the fall to break me in