No Spirit

by Hymnal Moths

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Lee Fletcher Banjos, vibraphones, understated guitarscapes and ethereal vocals - Just four good reasons to love this record... But mostly it's the songs, which are both mournful and celebratory in equal measure. Favorite track: Worm/Serpent.
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released October 28, 2015

Clayton Dean - Strings, vibraphone, and vocals
James Merritt - Percussion, vibraphone, and vocals on 'Grey Mother'
Nigel Wright - Vocals on 'Grey Mother'

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Clayton Dean

Honorary Moths:
Owen Gent - Illustration
Samuel Dean - Graphic Design
Nigel Wright - Consultation and Emotional Support

Many, many thanks to friends and family.




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Track Name: Burrows
Trapped inside the earth
It billows garden-side
Trapped inside the earth
We burrow in wine
Track Name: Som
Raise your somnolent limbs
To the sunken king
Lift your hollow hands
To praise the fallen one
Track Name: Grey Mother
Grey mother is fallen
In a restless rage, in pallid grave light I call
The fortunate one at rest
Call your name, I rest my head
Against you of the sun
Grey Mother

The well inside your bones
Overflows, spills into the ocean
Mournful bells ring for you
Call your name, I shred my voice
Until I can't speak
Grey Mother
Track Name: Couldn't
I couldn't stay
Track Name: Worship
Toe to toe
with the King of the Dead
Temple burns
And I'm one with them there
I am living
In transgression
And I'm alive
When I burn

So I live to worship myself

Lie in leaves
To make your grave there
For the fall
At least
In November
I'll be older
Than I've ever been
Even in dreams

So I live to worship myself
Track Name: Arboreal
After sunrise, arboreal morning fire
After sunrise, I will cleave open my eyes
Track Name: Ephemeral
Ephemeral, unkind
Unfolding hound

Death can't hold me
Track Name: Worm/Serpent
O eternal worm
The serpent wreathed in flame
O low worm
Ceaseless, waxen, lost

O eternal worm
Crawled forth in your name
O low worm
Restless, ashen, crossed

I bring to light
All my pillars
Would've fallen as God

I fall from life
In fitful sleep
A thousand branches
Are born from my arms