Deep In The Dim

by Jeremy Dalmas

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released January 1, 2013

Music: Jeremy Dalmas
Vocals: Jeremy Dalmas, Katie Colver

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Track Name: Mad Generation
i am the creature
i am the hand
i am the features
sketched in the sand

i am the building
i am the pond
i am the adult who is saying the song

you should catch the lion
get on to tie him
and lash that electron to the ion

you should seize the ram
you should strike the dam
and release that adrenaline from the gland

you should catch the lion
get on to tie him
and lash that electron to the ion

you should seize the ram
you should strike the dam
and release that adrenaline from the gland

i can feel the moment
years away
i can see the singer
whose throat is clay
they are thin as sin
but fat on fate
just like tea
cold the tray

i can hear the poet, i can hear the yell
i can hear the the clapper split the bell
here are the weapons that i could not sell
my groan, my growl, my moan and my howl

you should catch the lion
get on to tie him
and lash that electron to the ion

you should seize the ram
you should strike the dam
and unleash that adrenaline from the gland

you should catch the lion
get on to tie him
and lash that electron to the ion

you should seize the ram
you should strike the dam
and unleash that adrenaline from the gland


our home is changing
taste the apple from this tree
everything that was once strange
is now reality

my foot steps off lane
and follows down the stream
and at the docks, in every frame
it is me up on the screen.

i know that it is close
it is breathing on my face
but no matter how big it grows
i will never find a trace

so up comes the chain
the sails flapping free
for no matter where the camera aims
it is pointed straight at me


and here i am, a wave on the shore
smoothing the footprint that were here before

look at the kids, playing with sand
planning their castles, shovel in hand

look at the storm, the ships in the night
they know what they want and they are ready to fight

and here i am, in the waves and the wind
without a feather, without a fin
without a sweater, bare in my skin
out of the net, deep in my vim
out in this weather, without a tether, deep in the dim

you should catch the lion
get on to tie him
and lash that electron to the ion

you should seize the ram
you should strike the dam
and unleash that adrenaline from the gland

"how long must i wait?"
they had said for years
“until the waves in my life
wash away my fears?"
here is the gun with the song in the clip
here is the poem that cracks like a whip
here is the gun with the song in the clip
here is the poem that cracks like a cracks like a whip

"how many people"
they sighed as they gazed
"must sit in the surf
alone and afraid?"
starting the charge, there in the scrub
that is the lion, that was the cub
pounding your chest, here is the ram
built in your bones, that was the lamb

"who is the captain
raising these guns?
and what is this battle
that has begun?"
deep in the bore, deep in the hold
something enormous, feral and old
deep in the cold is something you know that cannot be controlled
it is something i know that cannot be controlled



look at our friends, see what they brave
the potential they had, the potential they gave

arm in the gears and dripping with grease
searching for battle, hunting for peace

where is my mate, adrift in the mind
speaking to shapes, lost in the lines

by where whales beach
by where krakens wake
by where the bones bleach
by where the mast breaks
i make a vow, to the ones not here now
to know)
that what is worthy to break, is worthy to remake
and what is worthy to crown, is worthy to drown
Track Name: Swarm
i am the strange
the picture that stepped off the page
i am the vulture in the pie
the craft in the sky
i am the channel that will not be changed

i am the coal
the orange in the dozen molding out the bowl
i am the the girl egging on the emotions that he can not control

i am the stink
the thing that floats in your drink
i am the stain in your sheets
i am the drips on your seat
i am the creature crawling out of your sink

i am the fuck
the dick that keyed your truck
i am the bitch that spilled your beer
the enemy that is not here
the snake where there should be a hole

under sun or under storm
i am sultana of the swarm
under sun or under storm
i am sultana of the swarm
under sun or under storm
i am sultana of the swarm
under sun or under storm
i am sultana of the swarm
under sun or under storm
i am sultana of the swarm
under sun or under storm
i am sultana of the swarm
heeding not the common form
and eating not their oats and corn
i assault what is bigot born
i am the salt and of the swarm

take this blade
make me proud
find your prey
end this drought

take this name
you are the thug
leave your lace
on the rug

shake this world
break this dam
i am your boy
be my man

take these wrists
now they're yours
and use this nest
for your war


to
the strange i am sworn
i am sultana of the swarm

to the swarm
i am sworn
to the swarm
i am sworn
to the swarm
i am sworn
to the swarm
i am sworn
to the swarm
i am sworn
to the swarm
i am sworn
to the swarm
i am sworn
i am sworn
i am sworn
tadaswarm

i am the bruise on the brain
i am the twist in the vein
i am the prince. of the astral plane
Track Name: Direct Contact
i have had direct contact with people
and have spoken to them on many occasions
i have seen how they live
what they wear
what they eat
and how they look

they are friendly people
they wish to help us
to help ourselves
to attain a higher understanding of life and its meaning
Track Name: Another
something is happening
and i am the witness

something is happening
and i am the witness

there is someone else in this room
secluded and vague
You are the witness

an invisible impulse
that i cannot engage
You are the witness

it is in my hair
it is in my hair
with fingers made of ice

crawling all over me
finding each thread to tug at
You are the witness
and each bump to bite
You are the witness


if there is one there is another one
if there is one there is another one
if there is one there is another one
if there is one there is another one


one thing
then another

one foot
and then another
and then another
another
and then another
another
and then another
and then another
and then another
and then another
and then another
and then another


you are in danger
the creature on the carpet is small
oooooo
you are the witness
and it is staring at me

you are in danger
but i am large
oooooo
you are the witness
and i am looking at the clock


trying to sing
trying to sing
oooooooo
trying to sing
trying to find this other thing
you are in danger
something is happening
you are in danger
something is happening
you are in danger
and i am the one who is here to know it is happening
you are the witness to...


aaaa-nother one
if there is one then there is another one
if there is one then there is another one
there is always aaaa-nother one
if there is one then there is another one
if there is one then there is another one



another hand
not theirs
my visible one
another prince
my heir
the third thumb


another mind
floating next to me
another door to a another room


another moon
pulling me
out of my bedsheets

another knife
being stuck
into the meat


another thought
another mother
another line
another mentor
another way
another brother
another time
another center




it don't mean a thing
if it don't mean a thing

it don't mean a thing
if it don't mean a thing

it don't mean a thing
if it don't mean a thing




for the other for the other one
the other one there is another
one there is another one there is another
for the other the other one
the other one there is another
one there is another one there is another
Track Name: Taken
one day while driving alone in my car
i suddenly noticed that i had no control of the car whatsoever
i did not no where i was being taken

you are
the ark
you are
apart you are bizarre
you are the north star

magnetic
you are the heiress
living inside the bear
you are polaris

you are
the ark
you are
apart you are bizarre
you are the north star

magnetic
you are the heiress
living inside the bear
you are polaris


you are polaris
you are polaris
you are polaris
you are polaris
Track Name: Dry
do you think i am dead
just try to tread
do you think I died
to our side

do you think i am dead
the sea is red
do you think I died
the sand is dry

do you think i am dead
just try to tread
do you think I died
to our side

do you think i am dead
your hands are red
and your throat is dry

i am floating on this boat
you are me
watching phantoms on the coast
they are me
chanting over the foam

we are in you
they are singing
we are singing
they are in me
we are inside you now

and i am in you.

i began to question
whether this was real
i began to question
whether things were real
i began to question
whether he was real
i began to question
whether he were real


but this world
it doesn't seem real, does it?
these things, everywhere,
they are not here.

are you alive?
are you alive?

well i can see them,
i can describe it to you.

i can hear the breakers at the beach
i can hear the shrieks from the gulls
i can smell the salt corroding the docks
and stare at the kelp, lying in knots

i can feel the mist bite the cheek
and hear the bones creak


but i cannot feel the hand
our hand
at the edge of this arm
our arm
the one made fast to this wit

we are no one
there is some one
there is some one
you are no one
there is no one here

you disappeared
you disappeared


he began to question
whether he was real

are you alive?
are you alive?
are you alive?
are you alive?

do you think he is dead
just try to tread
do you think he died
to our side

do you think he is dead
the sea is red
do you think he died
the sand is dry

do you think he is dead
just try to tread
do you think he died
to our side

do you think he is dead
the sea is red
do you think he died
the sand is dry

do you think he is dead
just try to tread
do you think he died
to our side

do you think he’s dead
the sand is dry
do you think he’s dead
the sand is dry
do you think he’s dead
Track Name: Two Years
i am 2 years old
i am 2 years old again.

you are my new friend.
you are my new friend.
hello
you are my new friend.
i am your new friend
you are my hand.


here are the objects that you have placed right in front of me
i am right in front of you
i am right in front of you in front in front in front of you
these are the things that i can lick
you can put me in your mouth
these are the things that i can reach i can i can i can be
i am what you can be

i am 2 years old again
2 years

you are
hello
you are so near
i am right here
you are, you are, you are
i am
right
right
here
i am right right right near



the hand
the hand
the hand that pulls
sweaters over my head
the hand
the hand
the hand that takes
the toys i play in bed
the hand
the hand
the hand that pushes
crackers into my mouth.
the hand
the hand
the hand that shuts
the hand that shuts me when i shout.
the hand that keeps the trouble out.

that big papa hand that is always floating over my body

letting me dance
letting me dance
letting me dance

at the table
where i choose
the hand
pushes over my juice
and i watch the liquid drip through the cracks

drip through the cracks
drip through the cracks
i watch the liquid drip through the cracks

j'ai deux ans
j'ai deux ans encore

i am reaching for the door
i am reaching for the door
i am
reaching for the door
Track Name: Making the Monster
where are we?
we are where we try to be.
why do we exist?
to use what has been missed.
what are we doing here?
making the monster appear.
what are we doing here?
and holding her near to me

who are we?
we are mad
who are we?
we are unstable
who are we?
we are the family
who are we?
without a fable

when will we do?
when we realize it is never through
when will we do?
when we realize it is never through
when we believe what will never be true)
when will we do it?
these feet left the garden
when will we do it?
because the street is where
the cements hardens

i lust you
i lust you too
i want to rip you apart

you are
the ark
you are
apart you are bizarre
you are the north star


magnetic
you are the heiress
living inside the bear
you are polaris