CACTUS CROWN

by Dakota Slim

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1.
Dripping underneath the leaves My moon grows Shadows hide the deeds The day sowed Basking in the open breeze I feed The Devil I know I know In this land of Nod We hid our poems amongst the trees The kingdom of the unseen Begins to see The final march and hum of hymns To our victory And as the kingdom sleeps We forget to BE The Devil I know
2.
WYLIN' 03:17
Ooh, You keep a Coyote Wylin’ Like we’re on the same track And with your cunnin’ and you your guilin’ I ain’t never wanna get back We were always on our way Up tide in the undertow I found release in the deeds Of you and me and the unknown I keep a long line on my mind I keep a long line on my mind It feels fine, I keep a long line on my mind Down with the lovely weight and see what comes And it was all worth it Every bruise and every scrape And let us never know life without the haste And we can keep it going for as long as we see A new road, just you and me I keep a long line on my mind
3.
CACTUS CROWN 04:52
“Your sins will find you out” Screams the sullied bore In your folklore He thinks this desert’s for shore And with a sooth-said haste With his sun-bleached brain Happily deranged Yet perfectly sane To exist in one space Bitter and lamed No Cactus Crowned He will rue the day And with his iron tongue Yes, you will know his name And with a sooth-said haste With his sun-bleached brain You’re home and you groan But you can’t keep away No, you can’t keep 
Somewhere under the dunes The shadows still loom You buried yours too Somewhere under the stairs Caught in the snare You buried yours too But you can’t keep away ©dakota slim hymns / we the hallowed 2018
4.
WEIGHTLESS 02:26
I am weightless
You rebirthed a dormant ghost
Bright eyed and bushy tailed
Bound to old bones
The inner metranome
The psychic dial tone
Now hushed after years
Of no one picking up the phone This old devil took one helluva beating
Resilient, he released this skin with a grin
Then he said "Been fun, kid, let's never, ever do it again" 
I'm finally
I'm finally
...me... At last May I burst into jubilant praise To assenting angels
5.
WASTED BONES 04:01
Wasted bones I thought I could use Whatever keeps in line Wasted nights Out of view With a howl and a bite Whatever comes our way You’re never gonna let it go NO And I concede that we’re on that line You know Wasted love isn’t far out of sight Wasted love Sold to you Sold to me Soul to find What comes our way You’re never gonna let it grow Wasted bones out of love, out of light And I concede to the fruitless vines To grow up To bone up To grow old
6.
The TETHER 04:37
It’s only when I’ve lost that I’ve found you Tangled in rope that now binds me to you I can feel that you’ve gone down this hole And when I’m feeling like I hold How I keep me on the runaround Well life keeps me glowing I forget the past And I make it up as a go along From everyone, I keep me out and dazed I won’t get caught in the lungs I want to breath When I’m six feet tall You will know when I’m on my knees We must never sever the tether I want to love To keep me honest Down with the left Down with the right Never alone And how I keep me running I keep me young And I sigh When you left me alone It’s only when I’ve lost that I’ve found you Chained to the hue of the new moon I summon severed arms I cast out the charms to tether and unbind you Never sever the tether We drift and sway As the earth rotates Though the rope’s now frayed Pull it tot to give it length But never sever the tether
7.
DISOLVA All will be displaced With no light or case Burned and birthed again Now placed amiss to do it all again Am I immaterial? Momento in memorial Shades of the same sun Never as one, never as one With solve underway Your fists will never sway Stamina is thunderous Lord of the Salt Now remiss again With solve underway One must circle to embrace All will be displaced To unravel, to unlace Dissolves, distill Dissolves distilled COAGULA Cast me out I’ll loom and I’ll haunt As a specter cursed to breath You invoked my ghost And though you hiccuped and choked Your fears now mostly reprieved You soured the naysayers who Told you to go it all alone Two lights undimmed Without or with Brighter within Without or with Coagula From Hazel to Blue A sea change renews Coagula Blinking between scenes We are what we mean Coagula A cactus crown blooms Without the means to Coagula
8.
I cull from my many skins A new robe of calico And though the patchwork stems from many sins It’s now bonafide and sacred again There ain’t no more sighs To get up caught in this tide And like a good natured boy I haven’t been fit to foil Let millions more dead moons loom Soon they’ll come around Soon they’ll come around What a ragbag ghost this calico host Calico ghost Soon they’ll come around Soon they’ll come around They’ll come

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Por Mary Joon y Niña Blanca

† In memoriam: Thomas Ross Sr., John Alan Keats and Rafael Weinstein †

Created between the August 2017 Eclipse and June’s Full Moon 2018.
This album is testament to love and magick.

The album’s Audiomancy and Folklore to be shared soon.

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released July 17, 2018

Completed on June’s Full Moon (6/28/18),
the 8th anniversary of these 8 songs’ muse
Releases everywhere July 17 / 18, 2018

Written/Performed/Engineered/Mixed by TRAVIS KEATS ROSS
~Revelator Rosz of We †he Hallowed
www.revelrosz.com

Duet vocals on the “COAGULA” portion of Track 7:
Mary Antoinette McKeever
of MOON DIVISION
www.soundcloud.com/moondivisionmusic

Additional Mixing and fully Mastered:
BARRY WOOD
of THE OTHER ROOM
www.otherroom.com

Small samples of “Yégènèt Muziqa” by Getatchew Mekurya appear on Track 1 and Track 7.

Sample of Alan Moore on Magick at the end of Track 5

Sample of William S. Burroughs on writing and author Henry Miller at the end of Track 6

Special Thanks to Mary, Santa Muerte, Barry Wood, Dzarro & KittyKitters, Logan Ford & Rachel Sides, Bran Hernandez, Chris Shumaker, Noah Pfarr, Joel Hatmaker, SPARE SPELLS, Jimbo Kennedy, Iohannes Pontes & Simon Sotelo, Anthony Alvarado, The Ross’, The Keats’, The Weinsteins, The Smith’s and all who stood by, supported and shared love and materials through these turbulent eclipses. You are adored.

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Dakota Slim Seattle, Washington

The solo sonic adventures of Travis Keats Ross
(Revel Rosz) since 2004.

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"CACTUS CROWN"

7/17/18

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