The Deep

by Names for Sounds

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To the noble ocean: kindly see that this beating heart belongs to me
And so, begin again the shallows bubble and I awaken a thousand down and I am within the sunbeam pours down and I am waiting for you to come out for you to up and push off
As we sink I took some time to turn it over alone in my head because queen anne's lace has never grown so north of this place, but by some twist of fate and magpie's white magician gloves are casting our lot with every wingbeat if you forget, they said you can play again give it your best, but I'm bound to forget again so if that's true then all that I knew was just a small speck that floats in the blue sea whose tidal pull is wearing the hull of continent's edge on down to the bone and every thread that we've ever sewn will strain over time and, in any case, is bound to unwind if you forget, they said, you can play again give if your best, but I'm bound to forget again you asked for this, you're bought and sold on a visionless mould of a house burning down as you take out the loan are we just tragically cursed to repeat the same eternal verse where wherever we stab, the universe feints just mocking the play? and if you forget, you can play again give it your best, but I'm bound to forget again and again and again
Down there what did we find? concentric straight and curved lines the slow slope, a familiar curve of buried sedimented earth the spire climbed unnatural heights, unparalleled stalagmite the basin carved through silt and sand the bones of our beginning and receiver for the deep of space dug in unexplored place pulsing out it emanates, captured in this bounded wave deepest ocean : distant space humming softly in harmony the deep of both reached out to me
You held my head and washed the salt out of my hair you'd know for sure what I am and where to go from here that's the name that I used to cross out, but you'd know that from where we lie, the stars align across the sky in a dotted line I took it in and watched the spinning of my star You'd say it's so old but younger than we could ever know I'd forgotten but now I'm caught up in that thing that you said tucked between sleeping bags: that within our eyes for just a glance we could catch the planet's dance along your side is drawn a guide to the answer that sum of mind I'd left behind in that body-rind this spin is mine the creator had a name but she never had to cite her source but in due time we're bound to find at least one other kind as we travel around this axis towards the sun you'd set the course: a heading for the glinting eye of fractured ice and hidden tides
I am in every form: human, crystal, seed and stone oh, unified enlightened being, are you the answer to our plea? of course it is though looking back I can't pretend that what we'd sown we'd meant to tend it came to rear it's ugly head - the means that justified the end and it said I'll sing to you the faults of man of quarries all ground down to sand to hold the sea by searching for a helping hand I've joined in the revolving band of floating Oort if only for a moment then i'll tell you of our final stand and what I've done But how can I have agency as just the one without the three? I felt a rustling breath of breeze - this open being becoming me I bound my fist and found the stone and planted feet began to grow into the earth blooming from my broken wrist the crystal formed and closed the list and I said
And just my luck - toss the salt over my shoulder but I looked back on my pillar of fault humanoid and crystalline, it waved back come bathe with us, Enceladus I'm sorry that you dropped the line but the coded word is biding time and the geyser's flush with adenine it's only just a matter of time of course you are right to say that we don't deserve a break because we'd distill the bay just for the flavor's sake but I was knowledge-based with faith that truth replaced the constellations traced on your naked face they're brought from distant shores and we're replaced with water's glowing mane we'll ride the wave of one exhausting glance - then forgot: the fruit of random chance is bound to rot
Drying the salt around your neck I'd thought you'd known the crystal rings about your head are sordid and spent looking up from this frozen shore - expanding flesh the skin is cracked on this shining speck I'll stop when you stop Enceladus rise I thought you'd known that bluish glow picking stones on the beach, I'd thought you'd seen the vast pool of knowledge that lay before me this buried man who's written in sand was washed out to sea in the wake of the rings of yellow and red - oh it happened again I'll stop when you stop the black viscous wave pushes through my veins and from the vibrating bones in my hands arose subhuman note - wait before you wake it - try to torch the geysers alight and it happened again oh, I've hurt it again but it happened again Enceladus rise


released April 6, 2018

Thank you to my family and to all of you who listen.


All songs written, recorded and produced by Brian Barth

Calin Peters - Cello on "The Shallows" and "The Find"
Luke Damrosch - Percussion for "The Find"
Joe Musacchia - Percussion for "We Spin"

Mastered by Wim Bult of Inlinemastering

Album art by Emma Mällinen


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