Skull Cauldron

by Sandcastle

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recorded September 2014

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released January 31, 2015

all songs written by sandcastle

Sam Kassel- vocals, guitar
Dan Timlin- guitar
Taylor Jamison-bass
George Pitsakis-drums

recorded and mixed by Dan Angel and James Ryskalchick
at the Sex Dungeon

mastered by Curt Howard

Art by Rachel Pfeffer

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Track Name: Atlantis Trance
I recall Atlantis
Where I served a three eyed Goddess
Sacrificing giant insects
In a temple filled with incense
Where I rode the blue-maned horses
Through the endless rows of roses
To the edge of my awareness
Past the depth of my perception
Till im turning like a dervish
In my fever of existence
Cause she’s only wearing sunlight
She can see through my disguises
And the bells around her ankles
When she dances round the bedroom
Sing and shine like crazy angels at the throne
Till I snap out of the trance
And I’m alone
Again

Now I sit within the office
Where I serve a faceless system
By the glow of the computer
I can see my fading freedom
I feel Avalon is burning
And the mortal world is sad
When I thought I saw the future
I was only going mad
I guess I have no protection
From the shit she do to me
I’m a phantom of a phantom
And my only shield’s a leaf
But if my spirit just a finger
Then my body just a ring
So I try to pull it off when I sing
Till I snap into the trance
And I’m a king
Again
Track Name: Wolf with No Eyes
When I hold you in my arms
When I hold you in my arms
Almost like nothing’s wrong
When I hold you in my arms
But feeding in my mind
There’s a wolf with no eyes
And I’m just hanging from the jaws
That got the teeth like a chainsaw
It goes on and on and on and on and on…

Think im obsessive compulsive
I think I’ll think myself to death
Need a therapist or an alchemist
To toxify my mind I guess

When I hold you in my mind
When I hold you in my mind
Almost like nothing died
When I hold you in my mind
Now I got serpents in my mind
I got nine serpents in my mind
It’s like Medusa on the inside
Like Medusa on the inside of my mind
It goes on and on and on and on and on

whispers of the hydra
I’m growing heads within my head
Like I’m all alone and never alone
It eats my soul and burns my home
Think I’m obsessive compulsive
Think I’ll think myself to death
Need a therapist or an alchemist
To toxify my mind I guess

on and on and on and on and on….
Track Name: Datura
Dangerous and sweet, like the song of the siren
Luminous and pale, like the gown of a banshee
Poison can be sweet, she looked sweet enough to eat
Yea everything was cool until my eyes became two spirals

My banshee my baby
My world is shapeshifting
My baby my banshee
Reality’s dancing
Yeah I knew I would love you
Before you bloomed

All the time every time

Hypnotize my soul like a priestess of the desert
Look both like a ghost and a battered in cow skull
And if you make me blind, it’s cause you let me see so much
The quest for the vision means a descent into madness

Yea sometimes I’m on fire
Sometimes I’m too tired
It’s a kind of forever
That I can’t get out of
Yeah you knew I would love you
Before I knew

All the time every time
Track Name: Wonder Where She Goes
I wonder where she goes when she goes away
I wonder where she goes when she goes away
I wonder where she goes when she goes away
I wonder where she goes when she goes away
And even when she’s here, she is so far away
I wonder what she knows, knows but doesn’t say
I want to wander with her, but I don’t know the way
I wonder where she goes, when she goes away now

Am I too late for the ghost train?
Am I too dumb for another plane?
I think I saw her in the window of a haunted house
Think I saw you in the window of a haunted house

And even when she’s here, she is so far away
I wonder what she knows, knows but doesn’t say
I want to wander with her, but I don’t know the way
I wonder where she goes, when she goes away now

Like the dodo or the thylacine
Sometimes she leaves me behind
And I can’t find, I can’t find the way
The way she walks when she walks away
I think I saw her in the window of a haunted house
Think I saw you in the window of a haunted house
Track Name: Evergreen
If I were a knight, I would be the Green Knight
I would be the Green Knight, and you’d be my Green Lady
Hey tonight we’ll dance in the light
we can dance with the lights creeping off of the swamp land
I would be the Green Knight
Make a deal with the spirit of regeneration
I would be the Green Knight
Cut a deal with the demon of decapitation

We could be evergreen
Like a tree, evergreen
In a dream, evergreen
In a dream

I watch the trains on a sunny day
Passing by my window like silver strings
I turn the skyline sideways
And play upon the city just like it was a guitar
Yea if I keep this job forever,
Will forever keep for me?
I’ll build my kid a treehouse
So they’ll be evergreen

On and on and on and on and on….

We could be evergreen
Like a tree, evergreen
In a dream, evergreen
In a dream

I see my parents and their kids
Floating through their lives like jellyfish
I wanna be less conscious
But I can’t let it go
Cause I know
Beneath the hill of flowers
There is a haunted tomb
There is a key of silver
There is a glowing doom,
Evergreen
Track Name: Pterodactyls
I’m playing my lifetime
On steel hieroglyphics
I wanna be someone
Not some wannabe mystic
So I burn the whole forest
Burn all the pine trees
Burn all my memories
Keep burning for centuries…
Here, here in the office
I’m not here in the office
Cause the song of the siren
Oh, she pulls me from myself
To a star beyond sunlight
To a field beyond moonlight
Past the soul of the sleeper
Whose dream I was part of

Deep under the water
Sea breathing daughters
Withholding the wisdom
Of cities long sunken
So I pray to the Gods of the sea
They gimme a pale submarine
I dive through the seaweed
What I see takes me
Far away from this battle
We ride pterodactyls
We roost in the ruins
Of crumbling castles
They crumble beneath us
We fall till we fly up
We ride till the trumpets
Call in the sunrise
Track Name: Medicine Song
When you’re sick when you’re sick when you’re sick
It’s a medicine song
When I’m sick and I’m depressed and I feel dead
I’m a skeleton song
When you’re sick when you’re sick when you’re sick
Need a medicine song
When I’m sick and I’m depressed and I feel dead
I’m a skeleton song
Medicine song need a medicine song need a medicine song
Medicine song need a medicine song need a medicine song
Oh yea

Are you the type of fish that turns into a girl?
Are you the kind of wish that don’t come true?
You are a puddle of light in the land of shadow
And I pray, I hope I don’t let you down

When I’m sick and I feel sad and then we kiss
It’s medicine to me
When I’m sad and I’m depressed and I feel dead
What’s medicine to me?
When I’m sad and I feel dead and then we kiss
Medicine to me
When I’m sad and then we kiss and then we kiss
It’s medicine to me
Medicine song need a medicine song need a medicine song
Medicine song need a medicine song need a medicine song
Aw yea

I dream of endless hills and ruined cities
I see crystals in the broken glass
Can you have your Gods without your Devils
Can I hold you if I can’t stand myself?
Track Name: Souls
Double thinking everything I say, every day
Choices come in voices never go away
Even so, the sun keep coming up
Even so, the bones keep piling up
Wish there was a road laid out for me
Wanna find the magic well of destiny
That when I drink, I know just who to be
When I drink, I know just who to be

Different it’s all different
Thought things would be different
What if I got different,
Not your kinda different?
The wind blows only the wind knows
Freedom from the spider web
And twins know, I guess twins know
How to stay connected

My lady may be crazy but she’s free, seems to me
She might be a supernatural entity
So I treat her right, and she is right for me
Cause where she runs, white roses bloom beneath
The ravens in the lightning call her name out
A kinda incantation cause it calls the dawn
And my soul is yours, yours is mine
And the soul goes on and on and on

Summer feels like winter
When I can’t be with her
Seasons run together
When we not together
Yeah sometimes she go far away
Sometimes I get in her face
Yea even though we’re jaded
I still wanna play the game
Yea even when I’m wasted
Even when you far away
Even when I’m wasted
I don’t wanna break the game
Cause I know who I wanna be
I see what I wanna see
I am who I wanna be
You are who I wanna see