Soft Animus Heart

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released September 17, 2016

vocals: vicki + drums: james
music + lyrics by vicki except "apostate" - music by james, melody + lyrics by vicki
arranged by james
additional arrangements by ed gardiner
mixed and produced by dan workman
additional production on "dark details" by john guel
mastered by chris longwood
mixed + produced + mastered @ sugarhill studios

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Track Name: Hunted and Opened
you were blue
there was a time when no one wanted you
and I was red
I saw you coming from far off in my head

don’t lie to me; I can look at you and know the truth
you hid your secret heart where the eagles told you to
you always did as you’re told

and it stirred a violence in me
like I had never known
unknown in my heart, but not at home

I knew you when you were young
I was young too
your soft animal heart
beat for approval
approval and love

and I dangled it like meat before a hungry cat
so I could feel for a moment a power I’d never had
and I felt so powerful

when you left your secrets out
you left your secrets out
and I scattered them around

I could see them coming as we were hunted, so I fled
you named me as your killer ‘cause I hid while you bled
admittedly, I called on the birds for rescue
but I did not send them to you
I did not send them to you

you wore black
you burned your candles to
keep them from coming back
so I sailed away
afraid, ashamed

how? how do we abide
the horror we carry inside?
we carry inside
inside
Track Name: Dark Details
there she goes into that blue room
without words
she cannot hear you

like moving through tar
she cannot breathe
her words are dark
when they escape they can’t be seen

you hold no gravity for her
it’s the only way she tethers
you should try to understand
one day you’ll find her gone

one day you’ll find her
in the dark details
that are left behind
the dark details
in the dark details
in other minds
the dark deep

pain is the needle that keeps her awake
when the world is asleep
she doesn’t know another way
to give the people she needs
what they need

she moves better in the dark
she sees better with her eyes closed
she moves better in the dark
she sees better in the dark

in the dark details
that are left behind
the dark details
in the dark details
in other minds
the dark deep

she absorbs the light
like she owns the night
in the dark
Track Name: Wanting
you are a ghost
fading from
slipping like ice
from this dimension

your white form
hardly a whisper anymore
I still imagine
the force of your pulse

I keep you here with my longing
and I bring you nearer with my childish wanting
but now you’re really no one
nothing

I can remember the way you looked in pictures
but not the way you looked alive
your voice in my head is a song on a mixtape
your name is the only thing that’s survived
that and those eyes

we speak in hushed tones
and we won’t let you go
where you long to be
whisper in darkness
hoping you will hear us
give us what we need
everybody needs a seance and a tragedy

you are living on another planet
you are older than you could possibly be
you’re still on the verge of becoming
you’re still my muse and I’m still not free

I pretend you can still see me
like a ghost that’s not moved on
but now you’re really no one
nothing
you are gone
Track Name: Terror
don’t stand up; don’t make waves
you have nothing to say
say your prayers; don’t forget thanks
you have nothing without us

there was never a future for me that wasn’t yours
I couldn’t find comfort in that
I found a terror in the house of god
and when the moon went red
I hid under my bed

I tore that part out of my flesh
but it sits in my bones
I used to wish every one of them dead
now I wanna be left alone
left alone

don’t apologize; don’t tell lies
we are nothing; nothing alike
I can see so far ahead
now that the elders are dead
at least the ones in my head

there was never a future for me that wasn’t yours
I couldn’t find comfort in that
I found a terror in the house of god
and when the moon went red
I hid under my bed

I tore that part out of my flesh
but it lives in my bones
I used to wish every one of them dead
now I wanna be left alone
left alone

there was never a future for me that wasn’t yours
(don't apologize; don't tell lies)
I couldn’t find comfort in that
I can see so far ahead
now that the elders are dead

the lie I never believed
it cuts into me
cuts into me
you only get so far without a god
you only get so far without a god
I’d rather have a gun
I’d rather have a gun in my hand
I’d rather have a gun
I’d rather have a gun to my head
to my head

the lie
i never i never i never i never
the lie
Track Name: Apostate
you are a rare species in time
an enduring virus
with a conscious mind

your love is a superstition
so you won’t float alone

that’s not to say I know better
but I know I don’t need a savior

and your crisis is not mine
my christ is not divine