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Neon Primitives

by Band Of Holy Joy

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    The LP version of Band Of Holy Joy's "Neon Primitives," the last part of a thematic trilogy which began with the 10" "Brutalism Begins At Home" and continued with 2017's "Funambulist We Love You." Bandcamp purchasers can also download this upon release, with the addition of a different mix of "The Devil's Got A Hold On The Land" done for radio play.

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    The CD version of Band Of Holy Joy's "Neon Primitives," the last part of a thematic trilogy which began with the 10" "Brutalism Begins At Home" and continued with 2017's "Funambulist We Love You." Bandcamp purchasers can also download this upon release, with the addition of a different mix of "The Devil's Got A Hold On The Land" done for radio play.

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released June 7, 2019

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Track Name: Lost In The Night
LOST IN THE NIGHT

Lost in the night
Lost in the night
Never quite sure to turn wrong or right
Lost in the night
Lost in the night
Track Name: The Devil Has A Hold On The Land
THE DEVIL HAS A HOLD ON THE LAND

Warning to all
Regulatory alignement managers
Systematic impact assessment overseers
Cognitive therapy dummies
Branded content providers
An unanticipated problem has occurred check back soon and try again

For the devil has a hold on the land
and the devil has a hold on the land
and the devil has a hold on the land

Warning to all
Armani suited concierges in overpriced hotels
Practitioners of hostile architecture
Architects of universal credit
Credit loan arrangers and providers
Providing indebtured misery in all the forgotten towns
We are reasonably well adjusted to a profoundly sick society now

For the devil has a hold on the land
and the devil has a hold on the land
and the devil has a hold on the land

Warning to all
Those of poor style and money grasping smiles
Those great at misleading not too great at explaining
Who would hold our health in their hands
And sell our coughs for laughs
Turn our public ills and cares into private stocks and shares
Nuanced to algorithms blighted by addictive schisms filtered through a soft-core prism

For the devil has a hold on the land
and the devil has a hold on the land
and the devil has a hold on the land
Track Name: So Sad
SO SAD

Why do I feel so sad?
Why do I turn everything sad?
So sad, so sad
Why do I feel so sad?
Why do I feel so blue?
Why do I turn everything blue?
So sad, so sad
Why do I feel so sad?
Track Name: Ecstasy Snowbirds
ECSTASY SNOWBIRDS

If paradise was half as nice
As the heaven you took me to
I never needed any other vice
Once I found you
Solitude was our Cockaigne
Nirvana ran in crystal streams
Utopia here in the room
It was the dream life in our veins

We were living in a world apart
We lived like snow birds from the start
We were living in a world apart
Isolation our lonely art

Lonely is the drug that numbs the heart
I've been thinking about the ecstasy of aloneness
we shared now for days
And how the good thing never lasts
A spirit always gets in the way
A murmuration of starlings filled my imagination
My dreams of flight and heat of communication
Migrating birds gravitate away
Please believe me when I say I was intent to stay

We were living in a world apart
We lived like snow birds from the start
We were living in a world apart
Isolation our lonely art

No one ever numbed you like I numbed you
So detached in the house up on that hill
No one knew or cared we were there
We were hidden from society bother to none
Until I messed up and you wanted me gone
We had lived for so long in our own quiet way
The nest was now ruined
I was gone within the year

We were living in a world apart
We lived like snow birds from the start
We were living in a world apart
Isolation our lonely art
Track Name: Take Heed Calumniators
TAKE HEED CALUMNIATORS

Take heed calumniators
All you would be troublemakers
You will have your unruly moment
Of turbulence, riot and restless foment
Cacophonist, transitioner, alchemist
I know what you are driving at
And how the glimmering magic
The shimmering sound could unlock this static
And then a happy thing be found
It's worth your best shot you can do this I know
Don't blow, don't throw, don't let the chance go

Take heed calumniators
Take heed
Track Name: Urban Pagans
URBAN PAGANS

12.21.12 was not the end of his world per se, but for Al it marked a transitional day>

When he felt the shudder or debt and doubt, the shiver free thought being shut out>

Unsure of his place in this burgeoning state, the climate change, the right-wing hate.

Millennial disconnect that year wore the coolest darkest most cynical pair of shades.

For when it's dark it's dark, when it's dark, it's dark, the blind will lead the mind will feed the blind.

03.08.19 every fear has come to pass, for Al, this disconnect is what it is now.

28 Ristretto's drank in the Fleet Street branch of the Caffe Nero chain, everyone here is wired conforming uglay and insane.

Al knows though, a better world as seen through lucid eyes will never fade.

A pagan beauty can connect will surpass the coolest, darkest, most cynical pair of shades.

For when it's dark it's dark, when it's dark, it's dark, when it's dark it's the darkened darkening night.

But when it's dark it's dark, when it's dark, it's dark, the blind will lead the mind will feed the blind.

And when it's dark it's dark, when it's dark, it's dark, when it's dark it's the darkened darkening night.

And when it's dark it's dark, when it's dark, it's dark, when it's dark we will turn and we'll embrace a different light.
Track Name: Electric Pilgrims
ELECTRIC PILGRIMS

Almost disinfectant, almost perfume
So close to dying in a distant room
Almost fevered, almost cold
Almost young, now I'm almost old

I'm almost there
I'm almost there
I'm almost there
Almost
I'm almost there
I'm almost there
I'm almost there
Almost

Almost fractured, almost whole
Almost purged the wanting curse in my soul
Almost beatific, almost blue
I'm holding on to what I know is true

I'm almost there
I'm almost there
I'm almost there
Almost
I'm almost there
I'm almost there
I'm almost there
Almost

Most of all striving, most of all fear
Most of all caged, uncertain, unclear
Most of all I see the shine above
Most of all faith, most of all love

Some will endure, others disappear
I grow stronger as the day grows near
Some say soon, some say never
I know one day I'll break this spell forever
Track Name: We Are Sailing To The Island Of Light
WE ARE SAILING TO THE ISLAND OF LIGHT

Hey all you

Lovely clowns, you lonely people, naked survivalists, chance opportunists, heroic failures, electric pilgrims, beauty addicts, dream novelists, psychedelic flaneurs, drunken throwbacks to futurist times

We are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light

Sailing, sailing, sailing

Say goodbye to

The shallow hearts, the hollow likes, I have dreamed of this moment for so long now, when I escape the short-term dopamine driven feedback loops destroying my trustingly stupid open mind works

We are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light

Sailing, sailing, sailing

And now that we know who we are, we must call stick together out there, come on you blessed outsider told timers, hoist that tattered queer flag now

Hey all you

Glam merchants, bible sceptics, mystery evolutionists, anti fascists, fugitive romantics and cosmopolitan scum, those of you being ready to depart of be deported in all your noisy incandescent pagan glory now

We are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light, and we're are sailing to the island of light

Sailing, sailing, sailing

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