Hermitess

by Hermitess

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1.
how long have you slept with no warmth no breath a long gestation that felt like death you're animal heart won't civilise yet it will hunger until you learn how to feed how long were to left in darkness bereft your own vexations and unpaid depts you're animal heart won't civilise yet it will hunger until you learn how to feed
2.
Black Lake 03:21
at night, to keep from fretting I go to the lake in the dark it's black surface mirrored and glistening capturing a smear of starts the way it took and embraced me in stillness, like death as deep and endless as a last breath this is how to be made invisible when ripples still, and the echo fades unbroken bodies of water and all earthly weight forgot this is how it embraced me in stillness like death ask deep and endless as a last breath
3.
I saw you blush red and the clouds passed over casting long shadows on your face you, the mirror, of a planet's thousand sunsets the blood moon yes you winked slowly and the clouds passed over hiding your face you, the mirror, of a planet's thousand sunsets the blood moon
4.
you'll give yourself a headache if you think to much a little jerk, a little snap, to set things right you'll think to much on how you could have misstepped the grinding bones endured to keep on walking sometimes the bones set incorrectly a little jerk, a little snap, to set things right
5.
The Guest 02:12
I was drawn into the circle into the light and captured warmth there I spoke words that did disturb you out in the night the gathering wolves I am the smoke and I am the air I am the swirling clouds of snow I am the ever unwanted guest whispering fears and secrets I know I was drawn into the circle into the might and captured warmth there I spoke words that did disturb you out in the night the gathering wolves
6.
Hush 04:09
you made the tent out of woven grass into the brightest skies, their whitewashed eyes bleeding into summer the hush of brightness calls you pulled the roots, in the evening you plucked the fruits, in the evening blossoms smelled their strongest they wept sweet sap across your hands the hush of darkness falls when you touched them you came so close to the knowing without knowing how close you had come
7.
you are not awake you're still sleeping take me down the obsidian stairs until morning in the labyrinth garden with its liquid sun to unravel veins toward the heartbeat deep in the green leaves heavy and glistening with the hum you are not awake you're still sleeping take me down the obsidian stairs
8.
Tender 03:41
you wandered out of your garden not understanding why no flowers grew that under leaf and mulch sleeping things lay sleeping still they are waiting for you to tend them and I tried to forget with force of will how you thought it was your right to choose which tree bore the sweetest fruit as it they were all grown just for you it's true that I carried your name once in an open hand and watched as is grew the plant you'd salvaged has withered and died and dried but I might have let it too it was waiting to be tended and I tried to forget with force of will how you thought it was your right to choose which tree bore the sweetest fruit as it they were all grown just for you you picked at things somebody had tended as they were coming into blood you broke what you fancied off at the tender stem leaving for the tender only things to mend
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Vampires 05:16
the vampires can't hurt you if you don't let them in you wore your heart on the outside easy for sucking dry you left your keys on the table and the door open wide is beter to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all but the vampires won't love you if you don't let them in when your body is a husk and your veins have all run dry there'll be no flesh to offer not tears to cry is beter to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all but the vampires can't love you if you don't let them in whatever use is eternal love if it cannot be shared or given whatever use is eternal love if it is only for the taking the vampires can't hurt you if you don't let them in

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Release Date May 12 2017

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released May 12, 2017

All songs written by Jennifer Crighton. Produced by Jennifer Crighton and John Hornak. Engineered and mixed by John Hornak. Recorded at Audities Studio in Bearspaw, Alberta with the expert support of David Kean and his collection of beautiful instruments. Mastering by George Graves at Lacquer Channel. Cover photos and design by Jennifer Crighton.

Jennifer Crighton: harp, vocals, keys, synths, vibes & bones | Eric Hamelin: drums | Richard Gallant: hurdy-gurdy | Danny Vescarelli: electric guitar | Clea Foofat:Cello | John Hornak: additional guitar & synths | The Witch Choir: Clea Foofat, Sarah Houle, Laura Leif, Melissa McWilliams & Erin Rudling.

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Hermitess Calgary, Alberta

Hermitess is the project of songwriter, visual artist and harpist Jennifer Crighton. Dreaming simultaneously in music and images, her projects are often approached with the sensibility of curator, intent on a carefully imagined collection of collaborators, stories and set pieces. Sonically, layered orchestral textures, choral voices, and pedal driven magic all conjuring a vivid fever dream. ... more

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