Escort Mission

by Art Of Flying

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~ DJ Megasoup aka Selaroda ~ Moody, introspective folk-rock with chiming guitars, great lyrics and a lovely, intimate feel to the vocals. There are some really nice psychedelic production touches, including some spacy textures that really add to the overall effect of these great tunes. Wonderful long-running New Mexico ensemble led by a former husband/wife duo who are both fantastic songwriters, and share vocal duties on these self-produced recordings. Excellent work, and perhaps their best release yet!
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1.
Swing-tides pool beneath you I cry overtime I see you Don’t ask the help of wisdom & the wind will have us all hang around the water hang around the well My, how the drugs they take you! Your eyes just disappear. Now the sky is black & purple Are the chosen finally here? hang around the water hang around the well If dreams would sometimes descend upon me & the mentioned wouldn’t fly away, I wouldn’t have to wish to see you Cuz you’d shown up yesterday. hang around the water hang around the well
2.
Everything that’s sweet on earth Will stumble as it starts, Almost fall apart, Tumbling towards a birth. Like the baby nightingale That falls out of the sky, Still she has to try, Or fail before she starts. Love is there inside your eyes please take a look For your eyes describe this better than any book. Love is morning even in the night. Hey! Here comes the light! The marigolds are off the hook The yarrow is in flames, Purple “whats-your-name?” Some day I’ll look you up. We Only trip through happiness & never quite arrive. Will you take this life? We always answer, Yes. Love is there inside your eyes just take a look For your eyes describe this better than any book. Love is morning even in the night. Hey! Here comes the Light!
3.
Whispers & wings O how you Love You’re a good traveler. Even when everybody Tries to be good. There I was on my way, but O How you Love Prickly Glass-Wort Wind Witch You’re a good traveler & the moon rolled down my tongue & the earth dance & We dug out our own eyes Yes, the moon rolled down my tongue. We sail the wind with harps on end O how we Love We were good travelers Blind as the donkey who ate the cabbage leaves O how you love We were good travelers We share the forest & we trim the hedge O how you love Prickly Glass-Wort Wind Witch You’re a good traveler. & our yearning came to a great halt As we witnessed the devouring, To live outside of living, Make fast, grapple more. Whiskers & Wings O how you love You’re a good traveler. There I was o my way, but O how you love Prickly Glass-Wort Wind Witch You’re a good traveler. & the moon rolled down my tongue & the earth danced & We dug out our own eyes. Yes, the moon rolled down my tongue.
4.
Jesus said the poor at heart Will always be with us Mary said: “Forget the words, & Everything’s delicious.” I say the reason never answers what I really wish it would. I say the answer is no good. Mary said: “Yeah, Go ahead & hate love if you can. You’re all on pins & needles down here Ever since this place began.” You say your wishes never answer what you really wish they would. You say your wishes are no good. Jesus said you can’t let go When everything’s connected. Mary said: “You’ll never know, You’ll never know what happened.” I say the answer Never answers what I really wish it would. I say the answer is no good.
5.
Love has gone to sea what voice is left of me. Love has gone to sea what voice is left of me. The night birds call us out We follow through the dawn On a woven breath of light In the cries that linger on Implicit is surrender as the sun melts the sky My love has gone to sea. The earth is just a sigh & I a passerby The earth is just a sigh & I a passerby. We followed through the green We followed through the blue Two figures in a wood & the poet’s words ringed true It was at that time the silence was large & long The night was round & close. It was clear & strong The earth is just a sigh. I’ll sing the world away call it back another day. I’ll sing the world away call it back another day. The escort mission was abandoned for bird time on the wheel We didn’t think you’d leave us stranded, didn’t know how good it would feel. The name is big strong, not lady sky. I’m telling you I want you & that I’m not tired. Sing the world away.
6.
I sing for the beautiful old singer Voice rising higher than the moon Who sings how trouble hangs around & pleasure leaves too soon. Ain’t it the beautifulest thing, To be lost in the heat of love I paint a river for your feet Your blue-eyed sky above. I can’t see your face at all, but They say you’re everywhere. The sea she sees no offenses But, I hear she loves the rhymes. Down here there isn’t time to waste There isn’t even tim. & now I know just where are place is In the gathering of a storm With a black dog locked inside a car Leaning on the horn. I can;t see your face at all, but You say you’re everywhere. Sometimes I feel like I’m waiting for you to call & tell me that you’re everywhere. I know you’ve all seen the movie That one about the boxing champ, Like him I’m feeling kind of broken backed up against my amp. So I sing to the land of “sink or swim,” That makes the sanest man go mad, “I want to hear my lover whisper, ‘O lover don’t be sad’” I can’t see your face at al, but I see you everywhere. Sometimes I feel like I’m waiting for you to call & tell me that you’re everywhere. I sing for the beautiful old singer Voice rising higher than the moon Who sings how trouble hangs around & pleasure leaves too soon.
7.
Summer brought me pretty girls & kisses sweet, Bright green leaves from fairy-tales absurd. Winter brought me lonely nights My heart to teach That nothing’s gone, but nothing’s just a word Sing me pretty bird Sing me how the murdering is over, The crooks that took the world are gone, One;y what is real, Only for the earth that would feed us The beautiful, uncertain dawn. Summer taught me how to fly above the world & where to put the wild dreams in my head. Winter taught me how to cry, my tears canceled, But only for the living not for the dead. Summer asks: “Hey! Where’s your heart that never breaks? Where’s the pretty girl to mess your hair?” Winter has her in his arms, make no mistakes, & you’ll find your heart awaits you there.
8.
Old man on the bed, Old cat by the fire, The mice will have the run of This old Place. You could light my head, Repair my bad wires, You were never just another pretty face! All my memories will flower & fade away. Pretty songs of love, Dirty songs of death, We are something, somewhere in between. The subtle losing of, Frequency response Makes the world go down Much sweeter than it seems. All my unmistakable pleasures will fade away. All my unreplaceable treasures will fade away. No one gives us a clue, The good & bad we do Winds up wound together endlessly. It hurts so much it’s true That it’s easiest to lose. Another morning missing everybody. All my dearest friends will flower & fade away. All my guitar riffs will flower & fade away. All my unreplaceable treasures will fade away. All my unreplaceable treasures will fade away. All my unreplaceable treasures will fade away. All my unreplaceable treasures will fade away.

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released November 11, 2018

recorded at studio C, gizmo, the tower, taos, nm
& the barn, questa, nm by art of flying.
mixed at the tower & studio C, taos, nm by art of flying
mastered by margaret luthar at chicago mastering service
cover image by dave buchen (davebuchen.wordpress.com)

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Art of Flying is the songs of David Costanza & Anne Speroni set to music by an ever-changing cast of talented co- conspiritors. Their songs are hazy & beautiful, content to balance contradictions: critics calling them at first "clear & bright" & then in the next sentence, "creaky & weird;" Italian magazine BLOW-UP called them "the best-kept secret in American music of the new century." ... more

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