Who's afraid of Lixivia Wolf?
L I X I V I A
all tracks written by L I X I V I A
'drink more wine' written by L I X I V I A & antónio botto (translated by fernando pessoa);
'let him kiss me with kisses from his mouth' written by L I X I V I A , text from the 'song of solomon', in the bible;
'the stars' written byL I X I V I A & w. h. auden (poem: the more loving one);
all tracks recorded, produced & performed by L I X I V I A @ the som+ studios in lisbon and @ the naked lizard lounge, london.
lyrics reproduced by kind permission of the publishers.
looking up at the stars, i know quite well
that, for all they care, i can go to hell,
but on earth indifference is the least
we have to dread from man or beast,
how should we like it were stars to burn
with a passion for us we could not return?
if equal afection cannot be,
let the more loving be me.
admirer as i think i am
of stars that do not give a damn,
i cannot, now i see them, say
i missed one terribly all day.
were all stars to disappear or die,
i should learn to look at an empty sky
and feel its total dark sublime,
though this might take me a little time.
tears à fortiori:
the stone is sank
on a mechanical tree
from middle age bishops
it will never return, ever
to dream of marimbas
boys laughing birds nesting
tourist excursions into fiorenzi
books at dusk!
the new drop
is a word
sentences as a stream,
blessed, perhaps a blade
of crystalline snow on a lake
or a tree shade in winter
a liquid moon
a waste of waters
a new drop
is a word netted.
drink more wine:
drink more wine
on your mouth so thin and fair.
and lean back on the blue brocade
of that cushion over there.
you have sometimes
a peculiar smile
of some certainty you bear,
as of someone who knows everything
and gets everything he wants.
cigarettes, love? they're quite plain.
what, going? ... where are you going?
are you going?
when are you coming again?
a white film:
schemata of pain
laboriosa ad entrandum
laboriosus exitus domus
a white film
a white paler house
to be imprisoned in -
paradox of sorts
- a still lake
matrix of leaves / dreams
vocabulary of knots.
graphic design by wassily blossfeldt for w.b. industries
© & production 2008: / 2015 by l i x i v i a, the copyright in these sound recordings belong to L I X I V I A under exclusive license to catalogue of wonders (arts), london + ku editions (paris)
released December 12, 2015
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