Swum Baby EP

by Puma Blue

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03:30
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04:26

about

[all tracks written and produced by jacob allen]

these recordings were written & produced in my bedroom between the sleepless nights of autumn 2016 & spring 2017
(released 14 june 2017)
track 1 recorded mostly at Jake's flat
tracks 2-5 recorded in my room

cover photograph by Kohei Yoshiyuki
graphic design by Caspah Allizun

track 1 co-produced with Ben Hayes + engineered by Jake Miller
all tracks mastered by Guy Davie
prod & all instruments played by myself except:
track 1
Rudi Creswick - bass, Harvey Grant - sax, Lloyd Carlos - guitar magik, Ellis Dupuy - drums
& track 5
Chelsea Carmichael - sax

brother Lucy Lu provided additional love on track 3, + Lloyd & Harvey brought some mastering tips on tracks 4 + 5
big love also to sensei Maxwell Owin for his dark wisdom
back-cover illustrations by Orla Carolin and Jack N Richards

credits

released June 14, 2017

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Track Name: (She's) Just A Phase
Twisted dark sister ‘round my finger I wish

Streak of blue, linger you, I feel no kiss

Creature of my desire, takes us higher

To not hold your face or feel your embrace, is why I waste

But she’s just a phase, just a phase

Boy yeah she’s easy to replace

She’s just a phase, just a phase

Boy yeah you’re tripping out where you lay

Silently delighted, I am poisoned slow

These emerald eyes, reveal that I got to let her go

Bleeding out my reasons, till the red reaches the ceiling

Flock of you, flutters through, I wonder if she knew

But she’s just a phase, just a phase

Boy yeah she’s easy to replace

She’s just a face, just a daze

Boy next to you she’ll never lay
Track Name: Soft Porn
Pick up the fuckin phone
I need a warmth of your tone
Got my first 20 [straights]
Just to smoke it up alone

This is isolation
This is demon bliss
Could I reach for her kiss
Could I reach for her kiss

If I’m swum baby it’s not your fault
I always sunk, I always sunk
You ain’t used to a boy who bleeds to the moon
It ain’t your fault, I’d sink in salt

Scarlet fingers I could move through you
But to drown you to disgrace fumes
This is isolation
This is demonic bliss
Could I reach for her kiss
Could I reach for her kiss

Rhetoric verses I could spill
Only to find [drown] myself to limbo wish
This is whisky
This is ocean bed
Baby let it take me instead
Let it take me instead
Track Name: Lil Lude [dark embrace]
You're my lil lude
You're my lil lude

You're my little lude
(caught you feelin rude by the blue of the moon)
You're my lil lude
(caught you in a mood by the blue of the lune)
My lil lude
(caught you breathin' heavy in a moonlit swoon)
You're my little lude
(yeah I caught you breathin' heavy in the blue of the moon)
Track Name: Untitled 2
I'm a slave to not express this love
Caught a dove that I can't release, until I cease to feel undone
Enter the fool, a crimson stain upon my bluest pool
I stall, she breaks delicate on my shore
And I try to but I can't ignore

How I'd clean every cut, and crush the death
That craves her taste, vultures in dark robes of lace
I'll mess you up, I'll fuck you up, but with one touch stop pain abrupt
A pale white light reflects in her eyes

Dangling from my mouth is a string of wasted time,
her lips curl 'round but don't touch mine - apart from in my head.
In my sins that guard doors and give birth to more,
I replay what she said
Track Name: Want Me
You said that I don't care, but of course I do
How come when I'm alone, I only think of you?
I've only been in love, maybe once or twice
But now that I've had just a taste you've got me so enticed

I used to feel those words that you spoke over me, but now I don't
I used to feel those powder blue eyes stare through mine, but now I guess I won't
And now I don't know, if you want me so, I guess I'll go

You floor me with that style, and if I had a choice
I wouldn't slip up everytime that I hear your voice
And though it doesn't work, I try desperately
To become this great ugly root to a perfect tree

I used to feel those words that you spoke over me, but now I don't
I used to feel those powder blue eyes stare through mine, but now I guess I won't
And now I don't know, if you want me so, I guess I'll go

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