Glossolalia

by Spirit Spine

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about

Glossolalia follows the story of a preacher traveling by airplane who crashes into the desert, leaving him the only survivor. As a result, the preacher must wander the desert in search of food, water, and civilization. Along the way he questions the religion that brought him there and the God who may, or may not, exist.

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released January 21, 2011

Thanks to: My Parents, Michelle, Jacob, Barton, Isaac, Sam, Nicole

This album's influences: A Silver Mt. Zion, Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, Angel Olsen, Animal Collective, The Antlers, Arcade Fire, Avey Tare and Kria Brekkan, Beach Boys, Beach House, Beck, Bill Hicks, Black Lodge Singers, Boards of Canada, Broadcast, Brother Jed, Bruce Springsteen, Burl Ives, Candy Claws, Christopher Hitchens, Cluster, Cocteau Twins, Elizabeth Cotten, Fantastic Mr. Fox (Film), Fleet Foxes, Fleetwood Mac, Grouper, Jana Hunter, Jesus Camp (Film), John Fahey, Julianna Barwick, Khalsa String Band, Kieran White, Kraftwerk, Kurt Vile, LCD Soundsystem, Led Zeppelin, Link Wray, Marjoe Gortner, Metallic Falcons, Moby, My Bloody Valentine, Natalie Babbitt, Neu!, Nick Drake, Nirvana, No Age, Novisad, Paavoharju, The Pixies, Richard Dawkins, Ricky Gervais, Sibylle Baier, Sigur Ros, Slowdive, Stars of the Lid, Sufjan Stevens, Talking Heads, Tom Waits, Trent Reznor, U.S. Girls, Vashti Bunyan

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Recorded: Aug. 2010 to November 2010
Mastered by: Timothy Stollenwerk
Released by: Lovegiraffe Records
Contact: spiritspine@gmail.com

Dedicated to James Randi

See the press release here: www.tinyurl.com/glossolaliapress

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Track Name: Gauze
These are my hands and when
I fold them then I can talk
To my creator now
I feel his watch over me

I drink their alligator oil
I will swallow that
No need to question when
I've joined in their chorus now

Sort through the things you wrote,
the fiction instead of fact
It's all been planned ahead now
no use in changing that

Made it my nature to think,
am I at fault when I
See through their holy wall,
is that still all on me now

On me, on me
Track Name: Ocean of Sand
Fell out of the love for you
Saw the light I led them to
When I woke there was no land
Only seas of golden sand

Heard you say, can't see me do
What I can's no choice for you
So for you, cut out my eyes
Blinded in your paradise

Departed, divided
Looked back at my writings
Father to the cruel design
Don't be small, it's in your mind

I remember flying out
Crashing into the ground
Wherever I may be
Feel his eyes over me
Track Name: Mission Bells
We wandered to the river bank
There was no proof, no cooling song
Take no fanatic for anything
Somebody says you're wrong

Call on your arms, turn over towns
Split up the ones you love
Don't have to know, it's easier
I can't decode your talk

You trace it back, whose fault is it
Who says that you're condemned
They'll ask you to come to terms
I can't, I can't, I can't

You wrap the gauze around my head
Tell me there is nothing to read
Tell me you are the only one
Who knows how nothing thinks

Who knows how nothing thinks
Track Name: Ritualistic
Face to face
Never turn away from him
Say you want this
Only for the ritual

Ritual, ritual, only for the ritual
Ritual, ritual, only for the ritual

Face to face
Never turn away from him
Make believe
Time is really over

Over, over, time is over
Over, over, time is over
Over, over, time is over
Over, over, time is over

Said to myself he's on our side
Heard it myself never asked why
I know he spoke only to me
I can't tell you how much he does

These things we do, tongues we speak in
No need to know how it begins
What is true for just me must be
True for everyone else, speak now
Track Name: Thirst
I will make a master for me
Give an easy request unto him
Anything to clear the dust from my lips
Throat of glass, will you wet my tongue?

Thirsty, but no water
Who am I to bother?
When I've none to offer,
Must be dry

He must be dry
He must be dry

Prayer helps my brain to stop the buzz
Now though I need just my own needs
Watch my hands begin to fall away
Watch my teeth start to disintegrate

Thirsty, but no water
Who am I to bother?
When I've none to offer,
Must be dry

He must be dry
He must be dry

Hoped for water I found a patch of shade
I will thank you for what you have made
A thirst in me, a pain you wouldn't quench
For this blessing, I can thank myself

Thirsty, but no water
Who am I to bother?
When I've none to offer,
Must be dry

He must be dry
He must be dry
He must be dry
He must be dry
Track Name: Hunger
Wonder still, I wonder still
If what you said was really right
Can't forget the things I did
Will I still be alright?

Wonder still, I wonder still
Bind his hands and tie his feet
He's my son, what have I done?
If you say, it must be right
If you say, it must be right

Hunger still, I hunger still
Words are not enough for me
I need comfort, anything
All I need's a touch from you
All I need's a touch from you
All I need's a touch from you
Track Name: Fennec Fox
Of all that you believe,
So many more you don't,
How can you know you'll be right
When all the odds believe you won't

So when it gets too hot
You tunnel like a fennec fox
Never have to listen to those
Tangled up in thought
Track Name: Sorro
Left behind the strain
Unload all belief
Find out where to go from here
Far as I can
Far as I can

Sacrificed my calm
Learned to realize
Found that there's more to know than
I ever could
I ever could

I cannot believe that's what I thought
When I still thought that you were there
This heat is only in my head
This guilt is only in my head
All sorrow's only in my head
All reason's finally showing

Found my way again
Clear, I'm coming home
Said that I lost everything
Said I have left
Said I have left

Walk eternity
Look for any life
Never trade for anything
I found the light
I found the light

I cannot believe that's what I thought
When I still thought that you were there
This heat is only in my head
This guilt is only in my head
All sorrow's only in my head
All reason's finally showing

Finally showing
Finally showing
Finally showing
Finally showing