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released July 17, 2015

Recorded at Lapin Manor, Salem, MA U.S.A. in 2014
Written, produced and performed by Nöla

“Animal Soul” and “Animal Clouds” were made possible by the generosity of many, including these patrons:

GERARD POWERS
BRETT ROBINSON
ERIKA & BILLY SENESE
MICHAEL FÖRSTER
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Track Name: That Zebra Zeal
A hard night rain fell
Hard enough to wake us up
And dripping wet, I gazed up at the stars
And then out at the fire
Like any ape, my dreams had become full
Of fight or flight
Vipers in trees, dense jungle leaves
All through the Congo night
We heard something snap
Then everything fell
And obscene screech
Panic and cries
Something standing ghoulishly tall
Against the moonlit sky

Show me that zebra zeal from someplace unreal
Show me something inside I can no longer feel

And we retreated through the night
Uprooted trees and fallen vines
I think I lost the pack
I couldn't see them when I looked behind

Where is my animal soul? Where did it go?
And if it does come back, will it still be my soul?
Track Name: Violet Renard
Just coming down from the trees with sand in our beards
Chasing a purple fox
All through the day
From the city comes a perverted tribe
To force us up mountaintops
All through the night
Wild is the corn that grows all around
Giving it all to the poor
All through the day
Who grows sunflowers behind walls?
Restless and unwise
All through the night
Then I caught the flash of a tail
Violet by moonlight
But unseen under the sun

Change the size, change the skin
The color of the pupils, the origin
Change the height, change the name
Into a new species with a custom way
Change my home and blood type
My zip code... zodiac sign

Farmer John will chase us away
His wife will cut off our tails
All through the day
In town we ignore the useful men
A useful man can't be a fox... No
All through the night
I can see your pets are lonely
And your children are so bored
All through the day
If a man hates the sparrows filling the air
Calling them all thieves of grain
Is he a man, or is he a Maos?

All through the day
All through the night

Change the size, change the skin
The color of the pupils, the origin
Change the height, change the name
Into a new species with a custom way
Change my home, my blood type
My zip code and zodiac sign
Track Name: Scarecrow
Out in the rice swamp
Under the rising sun
The morning's orange
And it rains on everyone
Where did you go for the scarecrow?

Tending the date palm
Being turned into bones
One day the foreigners
Will all go home
Where did you go for the scarecrow?

No green ever now
Your river is gone
And no quiet place for our race
To pounce upon
Where did you go for the scarecrow?
Track Name: Brasilite
Lost, somewhere we don't belong
I think it's Brasilite
But I could be wrong
And the laughing dove is bored to tears
Left to die on the vine
In our greenest years
And your new faux skin...
Yeah, well, we can hate that too
Barely awake in the vacuum tank

Maybe your house is too big
I can't see you no more
You're not in the kitchen
And you're far from the boudoir

And your bourgeois toys
Have got to go
Your vegetables all have got a neon glow
And your failed feng shui is truly dead
There's a black mamba in your flower bed

Maybe your house is too big
I can't see you no more
You're not in the kitchen
And you're far from the boudoir
Your house is too goddamn big
And you don't come when I call
The ballroom is still
And there's no one in the hall

Maybe your house is too big
I can't see you no more
You're not in the kitchen
And you're far from the boudoir
Your house is too fucking big
And you don't come when I call
The bathroom's on fire
And there's no one in the hall
Track Name: Dome
Black mushrooms popping up
On the healthy growth
A peacock wanders by in the green and purple night
Me? Maybe I'm the monkey-man
Looking out at the town on the horizon
See, it's beauty to their eyes
When an animal dies
In its prime
It's no big thing
So degrade from within
And eat all that remains
Start with the heart
And then finish off the brains

The cancer grows and builds itself a dome
The cancer knows nothing but how to grow
Track Name: Secret Magic
When that secret magic comes around
I won't be found
No, I won't be found
Secret magic
Track Name: Tipi
No literature
No written word at all
No foreign law
For our ancient world
Nothing to own
No infrastructure
Nothing obscene in our agriculture
Maybe heathen wants
Nothing too linear
Nothing but moons
To fill the years
In here

No shelter here
For the manufactured man
His modern twitch
Self-loathing plan
When he sells his kids
And dreams for gold
And offers not a thing
But some shiny stones
Not here

Watch them eat themselves
When no one else remains
Trying to scorch the earth
Of our holy plains
My tipi sees
Maybe my tí dubh
And the residents of this blackhouse
Are not amused
No way
Track Name: Irrelevant Shapes
It was in a dream or should I say
I just left my mind open that day?
Protected by masks I slipped away
Holed up inside of pastel enclaves
Living with doves between the waves
I spent all my life on irrelevant shapes

With animal language and animal tools
Maybe not to win, but never to lose
We chase not a thing so nothing we'll find
Sleeping away these indigo times
No thought of the time, no care for the ways
Of people who cut you into these useless shapes

This medicine wheel I stand upon
Will not mutate into a heptagon
Sinking with the rocks and obeying stones
But no phoenix rises here, no
In my Tiger's Nest I dedicate
All of my time to irrelevant shapes
Track Name: Dray Horse
Come in from the farmland
What a tearful trail
Fed roses and oak leaves
Now live on just thin air
So you've got this need
I know how to grease

Dragged in from prehistory
Let your children go
Lay down your pitchfork and
Tell your nature “no”
You are the dray horse I've been waiting for
We make deserts come

Deep within your Dreamtime
Just sleeping on
But makers of dead land
Watch over heather moors
The smell of mold as it slowly grows
Brings it all back home

Some thirteen fields not merry
Six green glens gone by
Sewing sand and discontent
Across your eyes
Gasping and wriggling
From the creel
And you'll be the dray horse
I'll make it all real

With all the will of dead gods
You'll dig your heels in there
The forge to make your last stand
The spiraling quicksand
And if you can see that
Then we've got a deal

And all your fertile hours
Where your magic breeds
Given to this thistle
That eats its own seeds
But you'll be the dray horse I've been dreaming of
We'll turn it all to steel
Track Name: Animals As Children
Deeply we hated them all
So we ran up the mountain's face
We planted our corn
And waited for things to change
Somewhere deep inside a dream
Our childhood home
Was free of all the bear traps
This was long before
All these fantasies of collapse
Yeah, it was an Aftonland
Or maybe an Autumn without end
Something like:
One day we'll hide away
On a foreign beach
In a secret cove
Living on mangoes
And all the creatures will be there
Growing younger over time

But there was fear
On the other side of the wire
And when the harvest came
Piglet and the fox both died
Young Christopher Robin
No he didn't shed a tear
I think he disappeared
Sometime when my heart ran free
When? I don't know
But our jungle book was not yet closed

We treated animals as children
That's what they are
We treated animals as children
You know that's what they are
We treated animals as children
Cause that's what they are
We treated animals as children
I know you know that's what they are
Track Name: Yellow River
(instrumental)