Zoömagnesis

by CATFOX

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released November 20, 2015

All songs, vocals & guitar by Catrin Lloyd-Bollard
Album art by Mark Toneff
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Gravesend Recordings (Brooklyn, NY)

Thank you, I love you, I'm sorry: Margaret Lloyd & John Bollard, Ilse Pfeifer, Theresa Buchheister & Title:Point, Ayshe & The Poison Dartz.

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CATFOX Brooklyn, New York

Demon of glam-camp rock-erotics and sorceress of hi-literature, nu-carny, post-life song-spells. Also known as Catrin Lloyd-Bollard. Residing in Brooklyn, hailing from Northampton, MA

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Track Name: is it a sacrifice or is it a trap
there was a mousetrap under
the masked severed goat’s head
next to a dead dove
on the platter near the cloisters

expansive and moth-ridden
tick bitten immune system
come back, immune system, come back

i’ve been exposed to the elements
i’ve lain as snake bait and barely escaped
i’ve stared straight into the bright sunlight
keep my eyes open after i die

liquor, magic, dear friends and strangers
i have to say goodbye to my neighbor
the party’s been over but i didn’t notice
no, i didn’t notice everyone go

i’ve been exposed to the elements
i’ve lain as snake bate and barely escaped
i’ve stared straight into the bright sunlight
keep my eyes open after i die

ask the fox, how many skulls are you wearing?
how many skulls are you wearing on the top of your head?
ask the fox, how many tails are you wearing?
how many tails are you wearing how many times dead?
how many tails are you wearing how many times dead?
how many tails are you wearing how many times dead?
Track Name: something in the pantheon
we’ve been underground for too long
and the boys have got their dresses on
and we’re coming upstairs
we might even venture outside
in the broad daylight

we’re squinting our eyes
we’re blurring the lines
no gals, no guys
i’m jealous i’m fine
i’m sure as hell i am quite well
i’m sure as hell i am quite well

we have lost our way around our own house
tripping the traps set for the mouse
but we’re chewing ourselves out
we might just burn the house down
light it up from underground

we’re gouging out eyes
we’re cutting the lines
no gals no guys
i’m jealous i’m fine
i’m sure as hell i am quite well
i’m sure as hell i am quite well

touching hands, touching tailbones
twisting whiskers, locking lips
throwing away the key
hell bound to be free

you’ll feel us at the base of your spine
you’ll see us in the corner of your eye
you’ll hear us at the end of the line
spinning double tongued whispers
silk thread and twine

there is incest in the pantheon
there are neurons in the intestine
there is incest in the pantheon
no one’s home but all the lights are on

you can’t tune out suspicious chattering
that we receive on the family tv
before it is told, the story is heard
before it is told the story is heard
explain it all
explain it all backwards

and keep your heart up to the sky
keep your heart up to the sky
keep your heart up to the sky
keep your heart up to the sky
keep your heart up to the sky... ... ...
Track Name: owls in the dark we summoned you
owls in the dark
we summoned you
all afternoon
by the river

congratulations
you made it you made it
come come come come
let's make it let's make it

those snakes with blue irises
are carrying viruses
they'll eat you alive
this is how you die

the way things taste
differs from place to place
the faces
stay the same

owls in the dark
we summoned you
all afternoon
by the river

three of you in the trees
mom, dad and baby
teach me how to eat
teach me how to eat

owls in the dark
we summoned you
all afternoon
by the river
Track Name: flock and gather at my peak my fellow feral
it’s your fantasy
it’s what you choose to see
sometimes it’s healthy to be unhealthy
the poison is the cure
the prison is the sanctuary
there’s no way i can be happy when i’m happy
this death will be the death of me

there’s a raccoon in the hallway
hissing like a cat at the top of the stairs
let him go out on the roof
let him climb up and down the tree
let him enter through the basement again
and climb back to me
this death will be the death of me

it’s your fantasy
it’s what you choose to be
sometimes it’s healthy to be unhealthy
the poison is the cure
the poison is the cure
the prison is the sanctuary
there’s no way i can be happy when i’m happy
this death will be the death of me

there’s a bird of prey
snatching children from the city
in the middle of day
mama chase him away!

you creature of night
what are you doing in the light?
you’ve gotten awfully cocky
or off your clock

flock, flock and gather
all you creature people
i will be your steeple

flock, flock and gather
predators and prey
i will keep you safe

flock, flock and gather
at my peak
my fellow feral

flock, flock and gather
as one
in perfection

until the moment it turns
until the moment it turns
until the moment it turns
into a bloody scourge

scourge! scourge!
a bloody, hungry scourge
scourge! scourge!
a bloody hungry scourge
scourge! scourge!
a bloody, hungry scourge
Track Name: the original don't forget don't forget
we see the same way
we see the same way
we see the same way
let's go, let's go our own way

we follow ghosts around
not the other way round
followed them back to this town
turns out I'm buried in this ground

my mother's father was a man of god
my father's father died in war
my brother is a union man
and i'm just trying to carry the strands

we are, we are, we are
we are the original
we are, we are, we are
we are the original
don't forget, don't forget this time
we'll give you another try
don't forget, don't forget this time

my sisters and i
are just dirty old men inside
that's why we come together
you'd be surprised what these bitches won't try
we control the weather when we're together

don't piss us off
or you might get pissed on
we wear coon tails and bells
mastered heaven and hell

sweet voices turned deep
whiskey, smokes and no sleep
that shit'll kill you
if it don't heal you

we'll help you die
when it's your time
we've been there before
we'll hold open your door

we are, we are, we are
we are the original
we are, we are, we are
we are the original
don't forget, don't forget this time
we'll give you another try
don't forget, don't forget this time
Track Name: the ballad of the catfox
my soul was sold lifetimes ago in the dark candlelight
in the basement of paradise

going once! for some bits of string, going once! for a trick
going once! for some little boxes full of shells and sticks

then my mother’s father’s mother’s father’s mother’s father’s son
called out, “nine lives and foxes eyes!” and so the deal was done

first i spent a lifetime in the attic
the old squirrelly attic
trying on all the dress up clothes

then i spent a lifetime in the cupboard beneath the stairs
i spun all the cobwebs there
i spun all the cobwebs there

but third and fourth and fifth and sixth
and seventh and eight and nine
all happen in an order that defies linear time

i’ve spent many nighttimes talking to myself in daytime
and as a fox i walked this walk
up to a girl sitting in the sunshine

she had my eyes, i had her eyes
we exchanged eyes and lover’s sighs
i left that love, oh, long behind
my fox eyed girl from some past life

mama’s serving frog-legs for supper tonight
so put on your snakeskin boots
and pull your chair up around the table
for a taste of mother’s soup

she serves it cold and one day old
we sit and sup all night
there’s no more chatter at mother’s table
since all our fathers died

she never learned to cook
oh no, mother’s only learned to hunt
she feeds us to each other
and we have her out for lunch

you’ve never tasted life so sweet
you’ve never had so rare a meat
but the circle never was complete
until you served yourself to me

won’t you show me, won’t you show me,
won’t you show me, won’t you show me
one more time?
won’t you show me one more time?
won’t you show me one last time?

won’t you show me, won’t you show me,
won’t you show me, won’t you show me
one more time?
won’t you show me one last time?
you show me yours, i’ll show you mine.

my soul was sold lifetimes ago
in the dark candlelight
in the basement of paradise

going once! for some bits of string, going once! for a trick
going once! for some little boxes full of shells and sticks

then my mother’s father’s mother’s father’s mother’s father’s son
called out, “nine lives and foxes eyes!” and so the deal was done