Creation Myths

by Elvis Perkins

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    12" Vinyl LP.

    Album sleeve printed on 100% recycled stock.

    1) Sing Sing
    2) See Monkey
    3) I Know You Know
    4) Mrs. & Mr. E
    5) Iris
    6) The Half Life
    7) Promo
    8) See Through
    9) Anonymous

    Songs by Elvis Perkins.

    Produced, Engineered, Mixed at Jupiter Recording by Sam Cohen.

    Mastered at The Isokon by D. James Goodwin.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Creation Myths via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    1) Sing Sing
    2) See Monkey
    3) I Know You Know
    4) Mrs. & Mr. E
    5) Iris
    6) The Half Life
    7) Promo
    8) See Through
    9) Anonymous

    Songs by Elvis Perkins.

    Produced, Engineered, Mixed at Jupiter Recording by Sam Cohen.

    Mastered at The Isokon by D. James Goodwin.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Creation Myths via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
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1.
Sing Sing 05:09
Sing Sing Thanks for the rain The secret explosions That start the day Forget about the ocean I’ll Forget about the waves With a mind full of rain A mind full of rain Where were you born What does your shirt say Are you miles away Are you miles away From the paper skyscrapers The stickfigured neighbors The dead and the endangered in the sun Sing I pray to stand stand up straight To stay on my feet Get out of the street Where are you bound what does your sign say Are you miles away Are you miles away From the water photographers The zombie biographers The hollywood astrologers too The license plate says Sing for bread For the life and for the dead For the living and the dying Sing For the day you were born And a day just like today Happy half birthday Happy half birthday From the future archeologist The broken cardiologist The anesthesiologist in you Sing Sing
2.
I. You can save your money and your negatives but spend your soul right here You can leave your shoes In the river bank There’ll be nothing more to fear You’re the cloud who rose from the manhole The man whose thinking aloud Got in the way Of the thought of it all Who blends in with the crowd You can laugh yourself to tears If you want to my love but why are you crying for dead? There’ll be no point in naming Comparing my love Where we humans fear to tread You can dream yourself to sleep If you want to my love But try not to wake your dead Remember their names And their numbers my love They are losing interest Quickly in your waking head II. You’re the tire who’s retiring to the rubber tree Who’ll hang himself no more The windows and snowmen The bottles and the tears Winding up on the shore You can spend your time with a see monkey And expect something in return Maybe you go blind Lose the keys to your cage With some time in your pockets to burn You’re the glue who’s come undone Underwater Made into horses again and again The hydrant in the stars on fire The water breathing dragon again and again And again and again and Again and again and Again and again and
3.
I know you know I know you I know you know I know you I know you know You know me I know you know You know me But does anyone ever know another if I know myself only like a brother Does anyone ever really love another You say you’ve always loved me like no other no other no other I know you know I know you What does anyone want from another other than the time and the secret number Does anyone ever really love another Are we heliocentrics Like the summer The summer The summer The summer Why can’t you belong to me Why can’t you belong Why can’t you belong to me Why can’t you belong Why can’t you belong to me Why can’t you belong to me Why can’t you belong to me? Why can’t you belong to I know you know I know you I know you know I know you
4.
Mrs. & Mr. E 04:58
Only for my life could i remember you I could use a good talking to why can’t you be closer to me why can’t you be My muse has gone away for the Summer today I’m off to meet my Prodigal Son half way Why it’s far beyond me Why he can’t be Closer to me My long lost son my long lost son My indoor sun my indoor sun I found you chipping stones On Trout Pond Road Answer this for me and I’ll go: Why can’t you be Closer to me Why can’t you be Closer to me Old Queen Anne Old Queen Anne Lonely queen Anne Lonely queen Anne Well baby come see What’s happening to me Maybe I’m just lazy but tonight the drive seems crazy It’s a 40 minute drive for 15 minutes to be alive Only for my life I drove a while to take my thoughts from home However good the getaway there’s still that snow dome All around me & why can’t I be closer to thee Miss and Mr E Miss and Mr E The E’s The E’s
5.
Iris 03:50
Disco ball of a heart Ring around a supernova the moons in your eyes see your sons in you the moons in the sky say a daughter too Named Iris Such a sweet pain At the thought of losing Iris The suns in your eyes see the earth in you The suns in the sky are my diamonds to Iris Iris I have been Outside looking in Iris I have been Outside looking in At the black holes in your eyes It’s always long goodbyes At your event horizons The earths in your eyes may they see through The cataract skies Keeping you From Iris Iris I have been Outside looking in Iris I have been Outside looking in At the islands in your eyes
6.
Half of the time I think twice to myself Am I halving the time of my life Am too much for you And hardly anyone to me Am I only here half of the time I’m half off today Can you turn me all on Do you have a half life of your own? And if you say it’s true I do, I do Do you think that maybe We could make one out of two? Let me check back with the mirror I’ll try and pull myself together Though I must say I feel I’m Coming undone Will two halves make a door or will we fall through the floor Or take away one And get the lone sum The moon is half empty the sun is too bright How do you stand all the light We’re all overdone having so much sun They’ve hidden the night from us Are you half off today Can I turn you all on Do you have a half life Like my own? And if you say it’s true I do, I do Do you think that baby We could make one out of two? Would it ever do A me and you A me and you A me and you A me and you?
7.
Promo 04:53
In their boardrooms in their ties the mere moral decides What will live Who will die From the deathless high-rise What will live Who will die Oh my The goddess in black she mourns the exposure of her skies Zips up the gods in their body bags and ties Traveling west with the newborn sun on the rise the kids these days they’re well learned and they’re wise and it ain’t no surprise it ain’t no surprise Thunder blurts Lightning sells To the Styx Fishermen well Rain fell for a spell on the shoulders down in hell Factory bell will break your spell til tomorrow I dream my way through Mall-lands marbled floors whats the point in ever going outdoors When all that you need is fat in the stores and the fire outside softly pours And I can’t ignore the people who snore And I can’t ignore that… Promo goes On his toes to the tips of Mount O Theres no higher but there no fire So he turns to go the sun rises in his eyes has he turns to go Everybody gather near Theres something you really all ought to hear The Spirit watches football and the Spirit drinks beer I seen it with my eyes so clear You got no one to fear There’s no one to fear There’s no one to fear except…
8.
See Through 03:14
You and me We’re see through Homesick and heartbroken Would you turn me away If the walls were all I could see in your place Leave me alone with my headphones I’ll be alright I’ll leave you alone with your headphones We’ll be just fine Hearing what We want You and me We’re see through See through You and me We’re see through Homesick and forgotten Would you turn me away If the walls were all I could see in your face Leave me alone with my headphones I’ll be alright I’ll leave you alone with your headphones We’ll be just fine Hearing what We want You and me We’re see through See through You and me Right through You can see
9.
Anonymous 05:50
you are the sun the faded can that satellite in the sand you are the brain coral washed whose mind was swayed by the sea you are my opinionated love who says yes no the pinioned dove you are the calendar girl the spaced out two faced singer you are the one who’s gone crazy you are the rain who fell out of love we are the lone the vacuous the wind applauding in the trees the lightning flashes matches thoughts the shade in the shade with mismatched socks the son of the sun the heir of the air who does not know who does not care to be the cloudburst guitar the one you know you are my love I know who you are but who am I? oh I want you oh I want you oh how I want you oh how I want you

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released October 2, 2020

Written by Elvis Perkins

Produced engineered and mixed by Sam Cohen at Jupiter Recording in DUMBO

Mastered by D. James Goodwin at The Isokon in Woodstock

Additional recording by Kenny Siegel at Old Soul in Catskill

Elvis Perkins voice guitar piano sitar harmonium moog
Sam Cohen electric bass pedal steel percussion electric guitar
Otto Hauser drums and percussion
Tyler Wood piano keys synths
Cochemea Gastelum - saxophone
Oliver Hill - violin
Colin Stokes - cello
Mike Irwin - trumpet
Nick Kinsey - tambourine
Ray Mason - trombone
Jeremy Thal - french horn
Jared Samuel - piano
Ariana Lenarsky - vocals
Vera Sola - vocals
Kevin Kendrick - vibraphone

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Elvis Perkins New York, New York

Elvis Perkins is a songwriter, performer and composer.
Discography: Ash Wednesday 2007, Elvis Perkins in Dearland 2009, The Doomsday EP 2009, I Aubade 2015. Creation Myths 2020. Film scores: I am the Pretty Thing the Lives in the House 2016 and The Blackcoat’s Daughter 2017 ... more

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