The Earthly Frames Purgatory Mixtape
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Purgatory Mixtape

An album of four covers, each of which had given me the feeling of some other worldly drift. This recording was remixed and remastered in 2016.


Track Listing:

  1. Pagans 02:35

    Lyrics

    On an auto-pilot astral plane full of smugglers who release the strain of time.

    An ownership of sight and sound, drowning beside the box you weighted down.

    All the relics from another place traded to merchants to give up your space for time.

    Reversal of an outbound sort and constellations that the scopes ignore in.

     

    You'll be knifed and stabbed.

     

    A haggard watcher in a gentle place, where pricks and pagans fall and grab new shapes in light.

     

    Those anchors drag the river clean, a privy palace where the boats convene, reveal.

     

    You'll be chased a while. Right now.

     

    You'll be knifed and stabbed. You'll be chased a while, alright.


    Notes

    Original by James Toth/The Blood Group. I played hurdy gurdy on the original track and was fascinated by James' mastery of lyrics here. Such a brilliant song writer. This recording was released in 2012, then remixed and remastered in 2016 by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

  2. The Old Revolution

    Lyrics

    Words and Music by Leonard Cohen

    I finally broke into the prison, 

    I found my place in the chain. 

    Even damnation is poisoned with rainbows, 

    all the brave young men 

    they're waiting now to see a signal 

    which some killer will be lighting for pay. 

    Into this furnace I ask you now to venture, 

    you whom I cannot betray. 

     

    I fought in the old revolution 

    on the side of the ghost and the King. 

    Of course I was very young 

    and I thought that we were winning; 

    I can't pretend I still feel very much like singing 

    as they carry the bodies away. 

     

    Into this furnace I ask you now to venture... 

     

    Lately you've started to stutter 

    as though you had nothing to say. 

    To all of my architects let me be traitor. 

    Now let me say I myself gave the order 

    to sleep and to search and to destroy. 

     

    Into this furnace I ask you now to venture... 


    Notes

    The last verse, a damn fine one, was omitted as in this cover it felt done.

  3. Program 03:51

    Lyrics

    my arms are wrapped in cotton

    and you know i can’t pick up anything

    news program station manager

    abundant light one thousand burning white dots

    he pulls her hair like heaven’s strings unwinding

     

    see the course unwinding

    obstruction

    i can’t stand my surprise

    my untied shoelace

    run: mysticism [mysterious]

    run: nine colors


    Notes

    I had borrowed this album from Tim Dedman and was completely obsessed with it for a summer long ago. Original by Supercollider. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

  4. Everybody Wants to Rule the World 03:54

    Lyrics

    Welcome to your life

    There's no turning back

    Even while we sleep

    We will find You acting on your best behavior

    Turn your back on mother nature

    Everybody wants to rule the world

     

    It's my own desire

    It's my own remorse

    Help me to decide

    Help me make the most Of freedom and of pleasure

    Nothing ever lasts forever

    Everybody wants to rule the world

     

    There's a room where the light won't find you

    Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down

    When they do, I'll be right behind you

    So glad we've almost made it

    So sad they had to fade it

    Everybody wants to rule the world

     

    I can't stand this indecision

    Married with a lack of vision

    Everybody wants to rule the world

     

    Say that you'll never, never, never, need it

    One headline, why believe it?

    Everybody wants to rule the world

     

    All for freedom and for pleasure

    Nothing ever lasts forever

    Everybody wants to rule the world

     

     Written by Chris Hughes, Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal • Copyright © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management US, LLC


    Notes

    I tried to recreate how this well known song sounded to me when I first heard it as a kid. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music