Triptych II (Nine for a Kiss)

by Artemis

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Triptych II is the second in the 3-EP Triptych series. You can read more about the story behind this project at artemis.bandcamp.com/album/triptych-i-eight-for-a-wish.

The original painting used in the Triptych II cover art was created by my sister, Jessica Wilson. Keith Crusher expanded on the piece, creating reflections at the bottom to transform it from its original rectangular shape.

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released December 13, 2013

Produced by Artemis Robison & David Earl
Mixed by David Earl
Mastered by Steve Lawson
All music & lyrics by Artemis Robison
All instruments & programming by Artemis Robison except:
David Earl - synth, string & celeste programming on Track 4
Rod C. Taylor - bass & ebow on Track 2
Steve Lawson - fretless bass on Track 3
Steve Uccello - cellos on Track 1
Daniel Berkman - cellos on Track 1 & 2, guitar & ebow on Track 4
Original painting on cover art by Jessica Wilson
Cover art & layout by Keith Crusher

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Track Name: Turningwheel
i can't sleep
you're here again
wandering these halls
kisses in doorways
army of heartbeats
drumming
break open

secret messages
sent in morse code
across the cloud
army of birds
ready to burst
from my chest
sing

all night long
listening to you
bedroom eyes
magnet fingers
til i'm falling
into your arms
turningwheel
carry the flow
don't wipe the slate clean
weave error into beauty

we're not wanderers
though our footsteps roam
like kites tugging at their strings
pulling us home
turningwheel
carry the flow
don't wipe the slate clean
weave error into beauty

is it real
is it possible
make it real
make it so
Track Name: Fisherheart
in the time it takes to wonder
i feel myself
pulled undertow
mesmerized by dancing color
begin forgetting
what i know
hungry heart a force to reckon
when desire beckons so

take a chance
follow fever
begin the dance
throw reason overboard
every glance electricity flows
little lights
begin to glow
kick inside beating strong
footsteps follow along
prick of thorn like a drug
luring back
for more

salty dance of ecstasy
calls upon a stormy sea
to go
in the thunder and the rain
begin the skin
again to glow
no fear of what to come
fisherheart
always go

will it tear apart
will it toss upon the rocks
is it thrill to seek
or a feast to find below
heart's powerful hunger
ever risk another blow

in the time of fading flower
sleepy eye
waning power
just flow
weave halo round the moon
let dreamtime
pull you below

let the waves roll in
slow

chant we'll make it home
we'll make it home
chant we'll make it home
we'll make it home
chant we'll make it home
we'll make it home
Track Name: The Deep
curled up on the roof
lions sleep inside
i like to be alone
breathe cool night

wings come lift me up
cold wind push me down
strong heart drive me on
like a drum
then lay me down

if i make it home
will it have vanished in the air
when mountains crumble down
will i find you there

wings come lift me up
cold wind push me down
strong heart drive me on
like a drum
then lay me down

ride the wave
ride the wave
ride the wave

wings come lift me up
cold wind push me down
strong heart drive me on
like a drum
then lay me down

who solve the riddle of this heart
unfurl the mystery beneath my skin
sail into the deep
bring stars and fishes
home again

bring me your boat
together we'll row
fireflies in a jar
light our way on
Track Name: Nebulae
palm to palm
across a pane of glass
love make frozen soluble

in the vastness of black
come bright nebulae
this pleasure
desire's cunning can't contrive

so unexpected
so courageous
to unfold a heart
layer by layer
crack the stars apart
sense vibration
never felt before
don't wanna run
don't wanna hide
may pieces fall
where galaxies collide

in the vastness of black
come bright nebulae
constellation rearrange
sweet surprise
show me your garden
one footstep at a time
sculpt a lifetime
into one day

universe unfolding
in head and heart
finger and vein

enfolded in gentle arms
hour stretch to eternity
crowd forever into
one moment
sunshine in your eyes
burn through
clear the way
life flow again

in the vastness of black
come bright nebulae
this pleasure
desire's cunning can't contrive
show me your garden
one footstep at a time
find a way
sculpt a lifetime
into one day

universe unfolding
in head and heart
finger and vein
feeling linger
life flow again

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