Are You Armed

by Anda Volley

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released 30 June 2015

mastering by Joseph Wozniak, fccmusic.com
crown, necklace, and make up by Tara Ozella, www.facebook.com/pages/The-Church-of-Vanity/120757024621127
photo by Theresa Wall Duggan, artanddiscordstudios.com


special thanks to Andrew Scandal, Tara Ozella, Taylor Barefoot, Erik Jackson, Dez Decarlo, Laura Kiesel, Ang Kerfoot, Joseph Wozniak, Barry Snaith, and the extended Ghost Machine Noise family for all the help, inspiration, and honest friendship.

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Track Name: Are You Armed - feat. Toufik
Are You Armed?

Are you armed? Are you armed? Are you Armed?
Or is it safe for me to enter?
Are you taking names, and the time of day we spilled our guts to you?
Are you laughing at me looking up softly at your eye flying by?
Do you know the choking beneath the shadow of your wings?
Wake me up. Wake me up. Wake me up.
When you stop believing we are your children.
Track Name: Fruitfly - feat. Andrew Scandal
Fruitfly

Just as the symbols are contaminated
Trace my eyes back to a crumbling civilization
You say I’m directly beneath the rings of Saturn

Fruitfly at the peeling sky
Kiss me goodbye
The troubled dragon in your mind
Would keep you blind

My dirty hands of honey
The blowing sands are humming
Eclipses on the summit
My savage eyes are spinning
The melting mirrors plummet
Crashing kisses into chaos
The prisms and the payoffs
The shadows slipping way off
Mmm, sweating splinters of steel
Swinging vines over pitfalls
I'll get across this forest of monsters
Dripping dangerous teeth
See it in your eyes
They want you
Mmm, got my crystal eyes on you.
Strapping shields of armor and lutes
Gravity and gasses are foreign
In this vacuum theater were soaring

Fruitfly at the peeling sky
Kiss me goodbye
The troubled dragon in your mind
Would keep you blind
Track Name: Blacklight Vegas
Blacklight Vegas

“What you gotta do is play your own simple blues”
Voice rough silk thread sweet hook into my skin
Here’s quote from my own smoke hewn leathered id
Which is kids what I just did
Cosmic snake doorway swallow me whole
Hands on this wheel life, but no control
I still try to touch the sky
I still try to touch the sky

I took your greed playfully
Collected jewels dropped from your mouth
Let’s make everything be a toy
The walks at night tripping
It don’t take long for you to find your kind
And wrap them in your collage mind
You got an expansive no limits mind
A big heart sky reaching to my eyes
Let my ego die that art be glorified
Blacklight Vegas hot in my creation

[repeat]

“What you gotta do is play your own simple blues” - Iggy Pop
Track Name: Instead I Got Drunk and Listened to Jimi Hendrix
Instead I Got Drunk And Listened to Jimi Hendrix

Tell me again how we're post everything
This from a cosmic mouth that's still foaming
Everything is everything
Everything is everything

I put you in a mansion in my head
I left radio left on to comfort the corpses
Everything is everything
Everything is everything

One time a boy grabbed me by the neck
He pinned me to the hot hood of a car
He put a lit cigarette up to my face
He said how would you like me to burn your pretty face?

I prefer green bananas, but I'm as fickle as they come
My warmest socks are made of cotton and
some version of petroleum
I'm sure I'll say something that will make you roll your eyes
Keep rolling them up to the sky and into your insides

Sometimes I carry an anger & I should do more yoga
But many who teach it are depressed &
sometimes anger is best chased with vodka
Enlightenment is chasing status and expensive
So instead I got drunk and listened to Jimi Hendrix
So instead I got drunk and listened to Jimi Hendrix
Track Name: Released In Your Name - feat. Faerytale
Released In Your Name

You sat by the window
4 am night after night getting drunk
I laid beside you not saying too much
This is silent acceptance
This is not good for either of us

Like it or not
We inherit a legacy that moves through us
Our fathers' blazing frustrations
Our mothers' endless acceptance
The bombs we can't dismantle between us

It's a starry night
You are a new moon in my dark sky
The city of new people gleams brightly
We part as friends, blameless
A little blood for the quill my feather

You, my former love
I built a cathedral around you
Seen the doves released in your name
Seen the doves released in your name
Track Name: Sometimes I Read the Ocean - feat. PiHKAL
Sometimes I Read The Ocean

Mermaid, poor princess in her seascape
She's been breathing under water
Mermaid, fierce princess on display
She's been breathing under water

I imagine giving a day
More than what he's been willing
The sun at times is a yellow pill
Illuminate my heart breaking

Sometimes I read the ocean
In loose interpretations
On the surface you see beauty
Beneath it's a menagerie

How hard do you play your music
While I'm a seahorse in a jewel box?
Stop playing your trick lightening
Flow with me in the blue kelp forest

Sometimes I read the ocean
In loose interpretations
On the surface you see beauty
Beneath it's a menagerie

Mermaid, poor princess in her seascape
She's been breathing under water
Mermaid, fierce princess on display
She's been breathing under water

...
Track Name: In Our Hearts - feat. Cristian Agrillo
In Our Hearts

We emerged from a story
Unfurling our fists from their golden mean

There is no glory
Let's salvage the what's in our hearts

Deep in the night, sleepless, trying not to twist
Drifting electric in the currents between you and me

Love is fragile as a glass apple
That's fallen from the tree

Remember the quickness we'd go any distance
To be each others most solid thing

The red lights are flashing, the paramedics coming
You know me darling, I don't give up too easily

I know the temptation to see a line of endings
But we're still here and the earth is still spinning

Nobody can give everything, but we can knock out Monday
on its ass, and trace the universe across our skin

Life is fragile, sometimes more than we can handle
Deep and shallow, the ocean of our breathing

Armed with nothing, but the of rhythm being
With you, oh with you, and the wild in our hearts

And the wild in our hearts
Track Name: Entwined Legend
Entwined Legend

Fade in and out
Loosen your tangled mind
Cosmic horn is blowing
Her majesty is coming.

Can she see our fate entwined?
Can you see I am your kind?

Today, I woke up early
Cosmic snakes in my mind
You woke and smiled at me
And speculate, and call me out

Can you see our fate entwined?
Can you see I am your kind?
Track Name: Are You Armed (A capella)
Are You Armed?

Are you armed? Are you armed? Are you Armed?
Or is it safe for me to enter?
Are you taking names, and the time of day we spilled our guts to you?
Are you laughing at me looking up softly at your eye flying by?
Do you know the choking beneath the shadow of your wings?
Wake me up. Wake me up. Wake me up.
When you stop believing we are your children.
Track Name: Ladders - feat. Kolanek
Ladders

We're climbing ladders
To reach the space filled with soft shadows
Never to remark upon the razors in our minds
In middle-age we discover maddening bells
In small landscapes we might think of nothing else
Than allegiance to certain storms
Or the idea of God, or any god
Or the floodland we build our houses upon
Under the watchful eye of an aging sun

And when you're falling without a parachute
You'll say sweet merciful Death
Is the only mysterious god you'll ever know
You'll ever really know

Barn red, dotting the landscape
Blood thick, only birth can make the narrative go from here
Spread your wings, or thighs
Or the sheep hopping ingratiating braided tombs
Or the voice, and the only real crime to leave it behind

Oh, I have been wandering in thoughts of you