Hypnos's Court

by Colton Cox

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about

Terrible music.

Written and recorded between September 2015 and November 2016.

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released November 8, 2016

Featuring Bjorn Bols's chord organ playing on "Nyx's Waking Prelude" and acoustic guitar and synth playing on "Horn Aubade", also known as "Castor's Chance".

The album cover is a copy of John William Waterhouse's painting "Sleep and his Half-brother Death".

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Track Name: Hypnos's Court Song
I'm walking
around
in my house..
there are things
floating
around
in my house..
are they glowing..
making sound?

Falling down the stairs..
scraping the walls
on my way down there..
at the bottom of the stairs..
breaking bones and
laughing about
falling down

So, siphonophore,
I sing your lore,
so go on drifting by,
my cnidarian friends

Hypnagogia...
Have I found you in a
kind of fog?
Track Name: Ode to Aergia
So i
find
that i
can write to you
with my calendar

O Aergia, my friend

Now i find
that i
can talk to you about:
tree sap,
equestrianism
ethics,
my
long-deceased
tabby cat

(So marred..)

O Aergia, my friend

Eyes,
some plants,
and you are done..
not to see time..
simply gone eyes..
I'll soon be over
in a chair
and a sky that you can
colour with your eyes..
your very own eyes

My friend
Track Name: Book of Ivory
Did you know that
I have
several books about
the windows in my
room?

One says that I can
sing a song that
I’ve never
written down

(I did not just come up with that turnaround)

But I don’t
think that I should
try harder than
this..
what do you think?

It’s wrong
Track Name: Oneiric Hymn
I once heard there are three kinds of dreams

Your song remains
a mystery
of shifting rules..
strange prosody..
but it's fun to try
to find my way
to the end
of what may be
a pointless song..
can there be such a thing?

Phantasus,
can you know
from where it comes
and to where it goes?

You are my teacher and
you are my friend
and in your hands I can
see the end
of a thousand hells..
learn the smells..
and heed your call,

Phobetor..
Phobetor,
I must search for the day
when I need not hear you sing

Will you continue to
pollute my way?
I once heard you say
by the river
on the other side of time

Please teach me
your song of
contrition..
repentance..
please,
Morpheus...
Morpheus...
Morpheus...

I once heard there are three kinds of dreams..
now I see you
Track Name: Nyx's Waking Prelude
and row down
the river..
I and my
old brothers..
and on the shore..
there are people there..
do not stare

I
find
a thousand
thoughts
of being
drunk on the
waters of
time

But now
the rocks are
coming up,
so before I
cannot decide,
I
will go down this river
or this river
and sing of this
confluence

Die down,
all I need is time
and sleep
and sight..
canine on the shore..
there are people there..
do not stare