The Dionysian Season

by Just Another Snake Cult

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kall Heard them play at Iceland Airwaves. Great Performance. Was very happy to find the Album on Bandcamp. Favorite track: Friends Like a Changing Tide.
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This eclectic album consists mostly of songs I wrote and recorded in my apartment in Reykjavik, Iceland the winter and spring of 2010. Layers and layers of shakers, claps, tambourines, and sleigh bells, double-tracked vocals, arpeggiated synths. Toy piano and xylophone breakdowns. A few diminished chords thrown in for good measure.

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released October 7, 2010

myself - write, record, play, sing, produce, master
Rachel Fannan - additional voice (three songs), cowriting (This Year...)
Randy Martin - trumpet (Strong Enough)
Linus - background voice (This Year..)

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Just Another Snake Cult Reykjavík, Iceland

We are a duo based out of Reykjavík, Iceland. We play and record lo-fi, experimental, psych pop type stuff.

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Track Name: Strong Enough
On a trip to the cavernous coast I'm a friend and I belong
Taking trains and airplanes to the ones I love

And though our hearts are chasing apart it's all we know
Don't stop me now I don't want to go
Why don't you go on ahead of me?

I've got to feel my feet on the wet and honest ground
I've got to feel like I can change the world and I could bring it down

Tonight I feel like falling asleep in the open air
just among the trees under this starry night
And though our hearts been chasing apart it's all we know
Don't stop me now I don't want to go
I've still my life ahead of me

I'll chase my fears through these coming years so I'm gone and out again
to return a better friend -- we'll see each other again

until the heart is gone
until the love is gone
until the mind is gone
until the body is gone
Track Name: Heavensent
On the sea
from my home I did leave
For the air out here
For little's left back there

But I was washed up on the reef
I'd tried to take on all the sea

Long for home
for mountain streams that run
for freedom I had there
You can't find anywhere

When they took our land away
they took all life away

There was a flash and a strange sound
I had a visitor
she spoke of what would come
the taking back of everything
we were to set the world free
and great forests would grow once again through the rubble
oh and one more thing,
she brought me a heavensend
a heavensend

Heavensent, o heavensent
for all to see
from the sky to me

all that I say shall come true
and this gift we shall put to use

in a storm we cut through their lines
under full moon we ride tonight

they can't imagine the what's been set free
the earth shall sink into the sea

these among the wonders I see in your eye
and in glory we fight to live again
Track Name: Spell of Platonic Reversal
turn upside down
clouds on the ground
falling from your crown
turn upside down

turn inside out
turn outside in
back to how it began
with your feet on the ground

turn the hands on the clock
to your favorite spot
turn the wheels of time
change is in your mind

turn your back to the sky
don't fall for the lie
the ideal chair's not up there
and you're not missing a hair

turn the words around
listen to the sound
the sign isn't the place
a picture isn't a face
Track Name: Friends Like a Changing Tide
once upon a time I made a new friend
she was the kind who could laugh and smile at all the stupid things I said
and smile she did as I went on to say what a good time I had when I walked with her and talked with her
such a good friend

we spent a summer week on a mountainside
picking the fruits of the earth for the meals we cooked at night
stuffed bell peppers with wild mushrooms inside
more than the food we shared, it was joy and care
such a good time

within a week I lost that same friend
she grew tragically withdrawn and that's how that story ends
it's so rare for me to find people with whom I connect with
and it's hard to keep on trying when I see how it ends
and so I'm left to wonder what it is about me
that the people I am drawn to the most are so quick for forget about me
if there's some way I could grow well then please tell me
there's a closeness that I need that keeps escaping me
when she left she didn't even say goodbye
I'll never hear from her ever again
it's just a memory
that's all that's left with me

I never hear from most of my old friends
from before I moved from the place
where we spent our days working on a band
riding bikes, cooking meals, going to the beach,
and watching each other dream
but I never dreamed that we'd drift apart
are we just like leaves blowing in the wind
I never thought we'd be losing touch
just as soon as I was out of sight
what's it mean to be a friend?
was it more than just convenience?
what do I need in a friend?
was it more than just being there?
what do I want?

Feeling like there's someone who'll cheer me up
when I can't see how beautiful life can be
Feeling like somebody appreciates
me for who I am as much as I do them
Feeling like there's someone who cares for me
and wants to help me become who I want to be
Track Name: This Year I Decided
This year I decided
not to call you on
your birthday

You never call me
on my birthday
you even said your forgot how old I was
well I don't really like that

This year I decided
not to call you on
all the shit you said
and so I have decided
to destroy all my memories
of yours
Track Name: You Can Ride My Surfboard
I had a fit and put my heart away
you did it too, but now we're ok

I know you hurt inside
and the depths that made your cry

The next time you see me
you can ride my surfboard
Track Name: Knowing More Than We've Ever Known
I can't shake how I feel alone
I could take a walk but I sit at home
I've got photographs of outside
I'm working late by electric light

Taking steps to protect our own
Knowing more than we've ever known
Can't remember there was ever
anything more

But when the sun that shines won't fall on us anymore
I won't know what to believe if it's been done or if I've just been dreaming
When the light that shines from my window over to yours is taken mid-flight there's no leaving this god machine

We built it up so we wouldn't die
So we could know what's on the other side
Spinning round in a grassy field
Smashing things we've never seen or felt

Taking steps to protect our own
Knowing more than we've ever known
Can't remember there was ever
anything else

But when the stars above come crashing down on the shore
I won't know what to believe if it's been done or if I've just been dreaming
When the light that shines from my window over to yours is taken mid-flight there's no leaving the L.H.C.
Track Name: Forget Everything I Have Said
Forget about girls, they'll make you sad
Forget about boys, they'll fill your head
with their insecurity, for get all them
especially this boy

Forget everything I have said
Forget all I ever said

Forget about love, it's a trap
They'll chain you up so that you can't look back at what you could have been had you not given in,
had I not professed

Forget everything I have said
Forget all I ever said