Triple sons
Triple sons
Triple sons

Triple stuns
Triple suns
Triple stuns
Triple stones

As they skiff across the water
As they skiff across the water
As they skiff across the water
Triple stones

Necrodisiac, necrodisiac, someone in love
With the dead things in their lives
And you're gonna bring them home
And you're gonna bring them home
Are you gonna bring them home?
Are you gonna bring them home
With a triple son, with a triple sun, with a triple son?

I look into - whatever I look into, it just confuses the issues
The desert ??? in a pool, in a black pool of desert ???
There's triple suns, there's triple sons, there's triple suns
There's triple sons, there's triple suns, your triple sons
And how are you gonna bring them home?
And how are you gonna bring them home?
And how are you gonna bring them home?

In a gold-painted galleon
In a gold-painted galleon
In a gold-painted galleon
Triple suns, triple sons, triple suns
Triple sons, triple suns, triple sons

Triple sons with a resonance to rub against
With a ???
With a resonance to rub against the ???
With a resonance to rub against the ???
Oh, there's triple sons
Oh, those triple sons
Oh, those triple suns

The one you bury: the one bright red yew berry
If you're gonna bury them, bring them home first
(repeated)

And we swallow each new red berry
And we swallow each red yew berry
And we swallow each dead you bury
(repeated in various arrangements)
And we swallow each red you buried
(repeated in various arrangements)
The one you bury, the one yew berry
The single one yew berry

And I drank a cup of mercury this morning (repeated)
I drank a cup
I took a cup from a sip of mercury
And a sip from a cup of mercury
(repeated in various arrangements)
I took a cup from a sip of mercury
I took a cup from a sip of mercury
And then I ...???
I took a sip from a cup of mercury (repeated)

And I swallowed one new red berry
And I swallowed the one yew berry
And then I swallowed the one you bury
Then I swallowed the one you bury (repeated)
Then I took a sip from a cup of mercury
I took a sip from a cup of mercury
And I swallowed the one yew berry
I swallowed the one you bury

[Performed live at All Tomorrow's Parties, 2003; Vocal version of instrumental "Triple Sun". Some vocals excerpted for studio version.]


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    General Commentthese lyrics are all fucked up.. I made some corrections but it's too long to repost, so here: neoaw.com/…

    this is some dark shit.. triplets, murder, suicide perhaps?
    Listen to it laying in bed at night with the lights out. You will have nightmares.
    DJgifon September 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems like this is a description of several things! Taken literally, it may be instructions for a death ritual. Taken symbolically, it's an Alchemist's code. Taken as Metaphor, it's a condemnation and exploration. I don't have room to go into all of it, but here's the idea for one.

    3 suns/sons: The 3rd Equinox in a year
    The BLACK mirror: traditionally used by Alchemists and Sorcerers to see the Unseen.
    The gold-painted galleon:it's not really gold, it just looks that way, perhaps the Moon?
    The Resonance: a specific chant or song to set the Trance in motion.
    The Yew Berry: Yew trees are sacred, and also poisonous. The berries are bright red,symbolizing blood, renewal, sacrifice. This ties into "Swallowing the Dead";making it possible to be reborn through the sacrifices of the living.
    Mercury was considered a powerful cure-all in ancient times, almost a holy agent. It may have been added to a potion intended to inspire visions.It could also be a way to announce "I have Trancsended the mundane."






    vastarien202on September 30, 2009   Link

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