Seicremllams (EP)

by An Historic

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released December 20, 2012

Adam Matlock: Voice, accordion, clarinet, alto and tenor recorders, bowed cymbal.

Photo by Rowan Bee.

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Matlock writes increasingly narrative and frenzied songs under the name An Historic, and dark ambient music under the alias G. Zarapanecko, and frequently writes and performs compositions under his own name solo or with
various partners or small ensembles. Matlock can also be seen performing with free improv trio Broadcloth and avant-traditionalists Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of
Clairvoyant Claptraps.
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Track Name: Soft as Snow
Soft as snow, he crushed my hopes with a gesture
Intricate, he arranged his fingers' significant poses
to simplify my understanding of current events
he told me I'd die, if I didn't fall and repent.

Dispensing with the myths of our own satisfaction
I knew your gift was to cut through that sheet of lies
We listened back and heard his voice buried in static
He threatened attack, offered no choice
Wanted adoration so bad his illusion got sloppy
We found the crack, the break in his voice
he thought us complacent when we had gone behind the curtain

Found an old man, who wanted nothing but omnipotence.
Track Name: Is it Warm?
With this mouth I'll drink your poison
Just enough to cleanse my palate
with these teeth I'll filter more
and swallow what remains

Then I am floating, then I am falling
all too real, and too cold.

With these eyes I'll see your flickering
images of world disorder
with these ears I'll hear your cries
not knowing what they mean

Are they of laughter? Are they frustration?
Are they real? Are they warm?
Track Name: The Duke Barbatos
Took a trip with some unknown demon
on the Road on the right side of town
he said "Doesn't it seem like we could
dream our way to new ground?"
he said "Doesn't it seem like the same
tired old shit about
staying here together,
chatting about the weather and
ignoring the folks that don't fit?"

So I followed this demon, his name was Barbatos
he told me he could see all time.
Then the animals told me he wasn't lying
and I thought I was losing my mind
So he taught me his power, told me never to use it,
then burned a tree trunk just for fun.
We crept down a staircase, through a mossy tunnel
far down away from the sun.

He said "I've seen heaven and the other place
I can't wait to see the look upon your face
when you realize it's all here on earth.
There's no reason I can see
for you not to shape your reality.
Make your treasure, name its worth."

After three days' travel, we made our way to a breathtaking place
There were people of all shapes and sizes running wild without disgrace
The demon had said that some powerful woman had
hidden her treasure
marked it with a feather
and to find it was to help us to bring about change.

We could get what we wanted, fight back when confronted,
ignore it if we wanted to.
There was nothing you could ever say, and little you could ever sing
to be cast to the current through.
I tried to thank him for bringing me to this village
where I could hide among the corn.
He wouldn't hear me, said he grew weary.
He had a lot to help us learn.

He said "I've seen heaven and the other place
I can't wait to see the look upon your face
when you realize it's all here on earth.
There's no reason I can see
for you not to shape your reality.
Make your treasure, name its worth."
Track Name: 2012
I'll be driving for hours on the same southwestern cliff
searching for a meteor shower that possible doesn't exist
it's late, I've waited so long
every one of a thousand stars we can see is burning strong
maybe one of those thousand stars that we see
will break off and come hurtling toward me

Or maybe I'm in a city on top of a warehouse roof
the stores are being looted, there's no hope for the youth
will you pass that cigarette to me
the snow is falling thicker now and I can hardly see
whatever happens between now and then
I don't want to be alone when the world ends.

Black hole swallows our system
we could be one with the void
or maybe we'll all no longer have the need to be employed
I wanna know, I don't want to wait
but I'd like a payoff with chaos and carnage

Maybe the dream stops, we all wake up and shake it off
our context is superior, awareness is aloft
we're standing parallel to time
your past and my future can try to align
I can hardly imagine such a thing
but I can't wait to see what it brings.

Black hole swallows our system
we could be one with the void
or maybe we'll all no longer have the need to be employed
I wanna know, I don't want to wait
but I'd like a payoff with chaos and carnage
Track Name: Run to the River
Run to the river, Run to the sea
I'll be in over my head, comfortably
don't you keep waiting for me on that shore
Don't care too much for land anymore.
Track Name: One of Us/Ice All Melting
One of us must be Magdalene, and one of us must be Christ
One must be Antarctica and one must be the ice.
One of us must be Jekyll and the other one must be Hyde
One must be the Widower, and one the one that died.

It goes back again
Now until the end.

One must be branches when the autumn comes to call
One must be the wind that shakes the other's leaves to fall
One must be the span in which the other lives and dies
When one outlasts the other, it has not to do but cry.

It goes back again
Now until the end.
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Ice All Melting:

Well I know that I've made it my mission
to assist your tired flesh across this snow
and through this winter

In the cold I've become so adept at addition
You can place me in water and watch me grow
then see me wither.

And the blankets go up across windows
and the bottles come down from the shelves
and the sunlight has given up on us
and I've lost all regard for my health
even though I've just

I've just seen the fire in your eyes
and I've seen the ice all melting

I'm alone in a room full of people
and these dudes made my friend feel uncomfortable so she left
can't say I blame her

And they keep on emitting these syllables
but tonight I will take all the hot air that I can get
even from some strangers

And I'm looking ahead to the moment
when the stale air escapes from my room
and the trees are no longer so jagged
and the nights are no longer so doomed
even though I've just

I've just seen the fire in your eyes
and I've seen the ice all melting