Earthworks

by Anthony And The Mountain

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released June 10, 2014

Vocals, lyrics, Piano, Reed Organ, Pipe Organ, Harpsichord, Treated Drum Machine, Programming, Omnichord, Synths, Mixing, Production
- Anthony Bianco

Recorded between November, 2013-August, 2013
Recorded at the Upstate Chapel in canajoharie, NY
also, in my aparment

Mastering
- Ant Carretero

cover photo and design
- joshua thomas

thank you: patricia, paul, james welch for everything, ken and tim for the summer nights at your piano, amanda for the quiet mornings, joshua thomas, travis button, ant carretero, mike correlli, andy yancura, harley jones, joe garcia, vincent roach, nathaniel smith, david ho sang, ryan iffert, jonathan bacon, [Kitten], pj hale, zach middleton, will groom, annie tunnicliffe, chris dePastene, adam rivera, robin raabe, garret ingraham

ulysses, my guide - cronus, my example
the demon - how's this pain for you?

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Track Name: Abiogenesis
i can not
make life kick in here
dry flash, wet ash
he cut the sky

can't get the lightning to
can't get the lightning to
can't get the lightning to strike

i gaze
this rock feeds no muscle
and old gods say warm time
must open

can't get the lightning to
can't get the lightning to
can't get the lightning to strike
Track Name: Volcanism
pearl i play pretend
erupting in my head, ions vibrate red
and it burns my lungs
a cult of barely one
twitching in the sun
tell me

would you like to close
the gap between us?
we're belly up
speaking human tongues

and my hands are raw
bent to the throb in you
shake the ripest fruit
it's the drawing in
mixing metals bloom
come in a velvet room
tell me

would you like to close
the gap between us?
we're belly up
speaking human tongues

would you like to close
the gap between us?
we're belly up
speaking human tongues

crawl a little closer, boy
let me melt into you
Track Name: Earthworks
flesh, flesh
a pitiful flesh less
than animal
dressed best
detachable death yes
invisible

we share a core
this light divides us baby
and i steel like a blood rush to the head
a broken core
I'm bound and blind now baby
snaps my insides

let me show you forever
let me show you divine
let me show you how the earthworks
cuts the will at the spine
and i can't stand

breath breath
a digital breath catch
the physical
stretch stretch
your reach is a guess yes
invisible

we share a core
this light divides us baby
and i steel like a blood rush to the head
a broken core
i'm bound and blind now baby
snaps my insides

let me show you forever
let me show you divine
let me show you how the earthworks
cuts the will at the spine
and i can't stand

wintry on the outside
and the muscles buckle me
there's a ghost in the mountain
and a sob in the free

let me show you forever
let me show you divine
let me show you how the earthworks
cuts the will at the spine
and i can't stand
Track Name: New Animal City
i carry your skull in my teeth
cross your heart
the cattle call
wall to wall
light to high rise
breath in the heaving final fall


oh, make a man a slave
society beast to break the fall
you come with snarling filth to trade
spitting in the eye of the sun
Track Name: Furs
so the hunt is on for hollows i can tread
cause the damage done is ripping me to shreds
and filthy water gathers in the holes
the headlights blind i've lost my mind
and that's fine
i'm never gonna see it again
the kings in the valley sing oh oh oh oh
don't bring it back alive
don't bring it back alive

where does it grow
where is this holy light that strips my heart to glow
now there's dogs in the snow
and baby i know that i'm just meat
trying to keep my fur clean

and i know i just fuck up everything
my words they blur into the scenery
so i crawl a little further from the trap
but the mold it blinds
my fingers wind
and that's fine
i'm never gonna see them again
the kings in the valley sing oh oh oh oh
don't bring it back alive
don't bring it back alive

where does it grow
where is this holy light that strips my heart to glow
now there's dogs in the snow
and baby i know that i'm just meat
trying to keep my fur clean

you leave the flares in the road
you leave the flares in the road
after you're gone the teeth
come sinking in
Track Name: Seems
all the light i've lost has left a hole
i was alone i was alone
and i can hear the voices in my bones
on the other end of the phone
the other end of the phone

well it seems a little funny that i've coiled up behind the glass
and the stars are getting further, slowing in the aftermath
walls up i'm freezing
kiss me hold me closer lie to me

flicker til the faintest claims it's toll
and nothing has grown nothing has grown
and now we find the land is scented coal
it's nothing we've known
it's nothing we've known

well it seems a little funny that i'm rising up against the stacks
and the factory conditions got all the workers screaming back
enough i'm freezing
kiss me hold me closer lie to me

release the break
trick the belt
i am where i find myself

and everything falls apart
Track Name: Veil
and the lies that we raise
like the twist of a knife
keeping patterns we play
until the hand is a sleight

you go ahead and pretend
that the water is clear to rise
in the swell and the bend
you can't look me in the eye

but jesus loves you
and that's enough to
hold us all hostage of a veil
you couldn't see the sky through
and a tremendous scream
echoes from beneath
it's gonna bury us all

and the trust we betray
in the crush of design
how much loss must it take
to distort all the lines?

you go ahead and pretend
that the water is clear to rise
in the swell and the bend
you can't look me in the eye

but jesus loves you
and that's enough to
hold us all hostage of a veil
you couldn't see the sky through
and a tremendous scream
echoes from beneath
it's gonna bury us all

jesus loves you
and that's enough to
hold us all hostage of a veil
you couldn't see the sky through
and a tremendous scream
echoes from beneath
it's gonna bury us all
Track Name: Whaleheart
fist down, it's a big wave
crashing i found your magnificence
and now i've seen the difference and i know the truth
no one's built to come and rescue you

i stand and face the frenzy
that shatters back and through me
but if you see me honest, then maybe we'll discover
that we could love each other

a mouth full of baleen
filtering out all this wishing spelled
more than a mirror
more than excuses to be physical
and how we feed
thundering saints in a neon hell
what falls away will
what spectacular left standing

i stand and face the frenzy
that shatters back and through me
but if you see me honest, then maybe we'll discover
that we could love each other

there's so much life in here
there's so much life in here
from the shit to the sparks
all the dark in my heart
i divest of the need to possess you
possess you
possess you

i stand and face the frenzy
that shatters back and through me
but if you see me honest, then maybe we'll discover
that we could love each other
Track Name: Kind
i haven't been honest with myself
light could leave me doorways
thoughts that i could hope to spell
i use you up to feed this low
never over spoken
dry ribs in the snow

but what's a little loss when you've found mind
anything you want ill give it to you

i caught the colors in the light
and i said i can't keep holding all these graves
and I'm so frightened of the future
i get so bored
i get so bored

i waited to be found
until someone cut me out
and the trouble was too dark to tell

but what's a little loss when you've found mind
anything you want ill give it to you

i caught the colors in the light
and i said i can't keep holding all these graves
and I'm so frightened of the future
i get so bored
i get so bored
Track Name: Heal
theres a past to see through
wear a path to dig a deeper scar
well what has become of you
a beacon born a babbling stranger

who are you who don't know your history
who are you a marble ghost a memory
the shape the ice reframed
the land that i lay blame
it don't mean nothing
it don't mean nothing

there's peace but it don't last long
run dry into the center dread
well now I'm a riddle built to walk strong
a message bent the light to scatter

who are you who don't know your history
who are you a marble ghost a memory
the shape the ice reframed
the land that i lay blame
it don't mean nothing
it don't mean nothing

and when are you gonna ever learn
that no one's gonna stand up tall for you
and when are you gonna ever learn
that violent hearts implode
when are you gonna heal

who are you who don't know your history
who are you who don't know your history
Track Name: Forestdrome
years melt running silently
throbbing in the rot
a whisper still dreaming endless war

and when i am a glacier
crawling clearing scars
riding on the ocean
blotting out the stars
when i am God
i'll pray myself to sleep

and oh, the mountains come
the longest sun
let it rest, let it rise
lead the cinders in my eyes
on an arrows back
and forward

hunger keeps me fed i promise
tucked into the code
read my letters i've transformed

and there will be new countries
there will be a road
and on that road a voice will say
yes, you are alone and you are strong
lift your eyes to me

and oh, the mountains come
the longest sun
let it rest, let it rise
lead the cinders in my eyes
on an arrows back
and forward
Track Name: Omphalos
maybe i
maybe i've never been worth it
maybe i
maybe i'm haunted here

cause when you're born wrong
and so far away from help
you write another song
and trade a bit of self

cronus claim the good parts and
toss them in the sea
threading your disasters in the soil
i know it's coming, darling
i can take this galaxy and find the strongest tree
and watch this fruit just glitter in the sun

who said i was a boy?
who said that i was fine?