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Fables, Vol. 3: Insignificantly fabulous

by The Fabulists

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1.
Quicksand 05:08
Sleep comes to you my friend These dreams well earned Your storm struck before the calm Now the sun's returned Moods define our worlds Are we low or high Swells crash and shadows grow To be replaced by light Brown on blue, mad about you (Eyes like quicksand) To old-time tunes we dance so slow Turn music inside out Autumn brings a dusky glow Frames a lover's shout When we dance we move so slow Catch our breath and pause Worlds collapse and leave just us Savouring the warmth Brown on blue, mad about you (Eyes like quicksand) Sleep comes to you, my friend
2.
Tinder box 03:58
Light the blue touch paper And stand well clear Another round of fireworks In yet another year Drench the sky with liquid fire From the dark we steal For this time a tranquil mind Is a Catherine wheel It's the only thing you'll ever need A burst of flame that's guaranteed Snuff out this candle paradox Put your heart back in its tinder box Blazing failure used to be An insecurity A slur on your character Immaturity In that light, the banished night Reflecting, spiraling Eyes, you realise No need to put away wonderfully childish things CHORUS Sparks fly Sky-high Put your heart back in CHORUS
3.
Windows defract, distort the light Vapour trails bow to the night Memories too, shimmer and shift We fight the time, feel it drift CHORUS: Years fly, they've gone so fast That joke was due a decade past Sunburn on pale skin Hurts like fire, hold it in Hold it in Oh what joy this routine Lead with joker, she played queen Spared the stick, spoiled by the Stones Got to three before a broken bone CHORUS: Years fly, they've gone so fast That joke was due a decade past Sunburn on pale skin Hurts like fire, hold it in Hold it in
4.
Turn around 05:08
Cock your head and declare it strange "Repetition is a form of change" And I knew this to be true, Like a shadow I am you (Tell me) once again about the freedom of these chains Call you my own, the seed is sown Submit ourselves to the great unknown And we know this to be true Like a shadow mirror you Spit me out like a cherry stone Turn me in side out And up side down Build me up and break me down Till I'm turned around Turn around (You) Fall, in thrall, the rhythm can seize you Deviation, it can please you And you knew this to be true Like shadows me and you (Tell me) once again about the bond that frees you
5.
So long 03:37
It took so long to find out where you vanished today Just like a magic trick you simply slipped away Snapped time, snapped your fingers and came back again Does it hurt you to stay? Can I help in some way? Children laugh at your smile, they think it's harmless fun But really your guise, it don't fool anyone There are those cast to the sideline, they see the damage you've done You might think that you've won. But we've hardly begun When you turn out the light You start to realise The stars are coming out again Let me hold you Hold you tight on this electric night
6.
Summer solstice cast your diamonds Boys and girls form a queue Let's dance at the water's edge And disturb the milky blue Come let's harvest your laughter And toast the bounty of your skin The west wind brings a ripple Pray we'll meet here again CHORUS: On this day, this very day It's a great conjunction On this day, this very day We saw fire on the moon Behold the star of Bethlehem (the sky's on fire) Made by men before Christ (the sky's on fire) Come closer, listen now my kin (the sky's on fire) There's more to life than dust and ice (the sky's on fire) See down here the ferry slowing Commute the sentence of the few They weave past the silent fishers On taut lines hope springs anew CHORUS: On this day, this very day It's a great conjunction On this day, this very day We saw fire on the moon
7.
Stars wink down their lights Breathing synchronise the universe tonight Naked feet cross cooling sand Seek the welcome of my soothing hand The ocean understands Solace from all harm Waterfall of waves cascade my open arms Ambient the calming breeze Transient the thought of drowning free, Sink into the sea I am the sea Senses swim their songs Melodies in waves that say we’re not here long Trust the ether faithfully Offer up your mortal soul to me Sink into the sea I am the sea Tiny specks of sand Between celestial toes of distant lands In this moment we are dust Insignificantly fabulous, no-one else but us
8.
Ink halo 04:40
Music drifts in the night Figure looms out of phase memory Orbit this satellite Spinning melody Eyes grow used to the night Tentacles black their ink on skin Are you there in the light? Close my eyes and breathe in Inhale the oxygen Where do I end and Where do you begin Ink halo Colour bleeds across a paper soul Ink halo Spilling out the spirit leeches in Where do I begin Don't recall when you came Just conjoin my twin Is everyone the same? Close my mind and breathe in... Inhale the oxygen Where do I end and Where do you begin CHORUS

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released June 12, 2022

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The Fabulists Dunedin, New Zealand

The Fable brothers, Ray, Troy and Kai. Weavers of tales, loops, beats and songcraft. Alt-funk-indie-rock.

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