Prodrome

by Kira McSpice

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credits

released July 26, 2019

Kira McSpice: vocals, guitar, cello, omnichord
Tyler Skoglund : synth, percussion, bowed cymbal
Peter Landry: modular synth, vocals
Alison Dooley: violin
Anna Stromer: viola
Jeff Crenshaw: bass
Kaye Loggins: fretless bass
Leng Bian: harp
Austin Birdy: marimba
William Ponturo: drums
Jack Whelan: drums, bass
Maria Cueno: musical saw
Justin Kerr: gamelan strips
Ramapo College Corale: choir

album artwork:
photo by Kit Castagne
set and dress design by Olivia Ojeda

special thanks:
Aaron Ellis
Anne Paynter
Bella Komodromos
Jack Whelan
Karen Skoglund
Katrina Balduzzi
Kit Castagne
Nathan Gilbert
Olivia Ojeda
Suphoj Chancheaw
William Ponturo
Zack Layton
Zoe Lober

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written and produced by Kira McSpice

recorded, mixed, & produced by T.Skoglund

mastered by Joseph Saliba

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Track Name: Descender
cold ice hands
in the kitchen with the pan
blind eye stare
out the window through the glare

every day oh god
there’s a fire out there
I imagine myself in it
I catch myself in the window

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somehow still
in the fire on the hill
burns the weak body
but it’s cold and heavy

sinking into itself
till it makes its own grave in the ground
sinking low into the earth
past graves past hell into another hell

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soft I fall
beyond devil or thoughts of god
past orange flame
where it’s blue and I remain

there it melts me down
into metal I drown
and I’m heaviest there
at the center of the earth

at the center of the earth
Track Name: Heathen
hey
come my way
I conduct the current
and you will go my way

you…
you…

green green green white and yellow
don’t get your chords all crossed
or they’ll glow orange like the toaster in your kitchen
and you cannot start that fire

you…
you…
oh you heathen
you heathen
electrician
you heathen

you’ve got to make the connection
screw screws and not switches
the Virgin Mary’s not in her shrine
and I don’t like the look of that

oh you heathen
electrician
oh you
you heathen
Track Name: Fates
kid
when the doctor looks into your dark heavy head
like you asked him to
you get what comes to you

man
so you live with your curse
there’s no cure it gets worse
it’s not up to you
you get what comes to you

in your genes in your dreams in your day to day schemes
you are paralyzed
what are we sposed to do
you get what comes to you

when the dark heavy head splits apart and you see the brains come through
it’s like they always knew
you get what came to you
Track Name: Crowning
(there’s something wrong, it’s not alive enough)

In the thick of it
the bearing down
give birth to a slow moving thing
purple faced

they don’t want to touch you
eyes wide and searching
born far to soon

and I sit here waiting
she tries to sleep
but this is the crowning
still moving
this is the crowning
Track Name: Eyelids
I found you
in the silt
going nowhere
behind a wheel

your sorrow
in someone’s arms
won’t keep you
free from harm

and you could take me
so far away
across the water
into the grave

and I could die here
alone with you
close my eyelids
and see it through

sovereign eyes
vanishing
go for miles
without stopping

resemble
someone else
on the highway
a thumb stuck out

and I could stand here
and let it bleed
from my hand out
into the street

feel my body
feel it decay
close your eyelids
I go away

close my eyelids
I close my eyes
Track Name: Unchain (feat. Father Lemon)
when the silent wave took everything
walking through the street on my way to where you were
calling out your name and I’m pounding at your door
everything inside me knew there was something wrong
don’t expect to see you alive and safe at home

though all the days
took everything
and everyone

can my body
help your body
can the mind
move the body
can the mind
reach outside itself
can it unchain
can it unchain
can it unchain
can it unchain
Track Name: Self Denial
take
tie my hands
so that i might know how to love

die
die for you
so that it will be enough

am i healthy
do i serve you
i can feel it
i can’t hide from it

am i helping
is it holy
sacrifice my life
microsuicide

he said
I’ve got to create
or I might as well be dead

he walked
and found a quiet place
to rest is head
he said

am i healthy
do i serve you
i can feel it
i can’t hide from it

am i helping
is it holy
sacrifice my life
microsuicide
microsuicide
Track Name: 000
what do you do
when the days bend
and your legs don’t work
and your head don’t work

when the high
is too low
and the legs don’t work
and your head don’t work

I will lay on the ground
put the head on the ground

and the legs don’t work
and the head don’t work

what do you do now
what do you do now
what do you do
what do you do
what do you do
Track Name: Diagnosis
wait
wait
wait in the hotel
this will all pass by with time

hey
what’s your number
careful the full moon is high

wait
you weren’t quite right
there is some devil in your head

they claim
there’s no end in sight
pulling out my hair
heavens here comes another

hang tight
no one’s holding you tonight
who will sit and hold your head
and make you wonder

are they mine
my insides

a curse
given from above
god is in the air
and you are down on paper

it’s true
you have got to see this through
there is nothing you can do
you’ve been made to suffer

is it mine
my insides
Track Name: Prodrome
there is a house
there is a hell that’s waiting
there is a cold
there is a cold wind blowing
there is a silence
and you don’t know what’s coming
and you can hide
in the sun that’s rising

prodrome

there is a house
there is a place I don’t go
there is a mouth
there is a hole in the sea
and I’m not ready
I’m not ready to go there
I’m not ready
I’m not ready to go there

there is a house
there is a place I don’t go
there is a mouth
there is a hole in the sea
and I’m not ready
I’m not ready to go there
I’m not ready
I’m not ready to go there

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