Palimpsest

by FOONYAP

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1.
A lady ran into the woods She swallowed darkness Returned to mud Her darling dared to seek her cry Though he knew better She'd wished to die He pierced his light into the gloom Retraced her horror And wept for two Over her breast he hung his head Called to the void a Torn heart had left Come back to me I'll be your heart I'll beat for you when life is too hard Come back to me I'll be your heart When terror catches and you must start Come back to me I'll be your heart I'll beat for you when skies fall apart
2.
Your metal claw Extends alone To brush the tendrils Off my face Our codes are laced Binary sighs What's more than Ohs and Ones Entwined And in mid-flight As you grew dim As I fell I thought that I I should have known Your silken whir Your hollow eyes That filled with spite I knew you were The Fun Machine I knew you were The Fun Machine
3.
Nous sommes deux astres Dans l'univers Qui tournent autour ce sol éphémère Nous échangeons nos goûts des ciels En durcissant ces bouts du miel Nous cousons Nos sourires ensemble Pour que l'univers rancisse lentement Mais chaque maille des temps charmés Mollira sûre et passée Nous échangeons nos goûts des ciels En durcissant ces bouts du miel
4.
The Blue Lagoon  Saturday she'll watch TV Glitter glues her eyeballs shut Sunday curls into her palm Kitten-soft and mother-made Mirrors feed her hide-and-seek From her scourge a maiden calm Sewer flesh made on repeat She rewinds and weighs herself
5.
#2 02:58
All alone I am In the dark All alone I am Set apart When I call No one comes When I fall No one runs Oh I know I know
6.
She's allowed To dream out loud New ways new lies with you She's allowed To sweeten doubt New veins to tie with you To want to want to want to hold To want to want to want to owe
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#3 02:55
I am small Smaller I grow When I grow up I weep Weeping I know I grow I sing Softly I sing When I grow I wait Waiting I know I grow
8.
NEON GOD 03:06
bunny bunny gonna build a Neon God bunny bunny wanna build a Neon God any bunny good enough to build a God every bunny good enough to build them all bunny bunny keeper of the Neon God bunny bunny preacher of the Neon God
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Palimpsest 02:56
Hotly pins inflame Jutting a weary mold Under a bruise A tender shape Under one tear A lake Swelling cry A shudder and a break A thousand sores Take flight
10.
Me + You 04:32
You're the boy I think I always know You're the friend I thought I already had But fate is on our side And time must realize That now we'll make it count So let's play show and tell We'll ride together nice Share each other's minds Weave ourselves aligned I'll be your story you can be mine You're the girl I think I always know You're the friend I thought I already had

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A “palimpsest” is a manuscript in which traces of the original can still be found – FOONYAP’s latest album is a raw and unguarded reflection of her tumultuous journey to self-discovery through her painful past. A hauntingly beautiful blend of folk and electronic that incorporates her Chinese heritage, each song captures various components of her past and present realities, be it through dark soundscapes that mirror anxious longing, or powerful electronic rifts that reflect painful life transitions.

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released October 21, 2016

SONGS AND LYRICS | FOONYAP
ARRANGEMENTS | FOONYAP
PRODUCER/CO-PRODUCER | FOONYAP/Mike Gratton
RECORDING ENGINEER | Mike Gratton
MASTERING STUDIO | Golden Mastering

Vocals, Violin, Mandobird | FOONYAP
Backup vocals | FOONYAP, Mike Gratton (9)
Bass | Mike Gratton
Synthesizer | FOONYAP/Mike Gratton
Drum Machine | Mike Gratton/FOONYAP
Tambourine | Mike Gratton

Thank you Mike Gratton, Mark Hamilton, Kenna Burima, Andrea Llewellyn, Kristi Woo, Chandra Melting Tallow, The Hermitess, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and all my friends and family.

℗ FOONYAP 2016. All rights reserved.

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FOONYAP Calgary, Alberta

FOONYAP is a classically-trained violinist and vocalist, showcasing an incomparable sound that swings between fragility and explosive dynamism.

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Treaty 7 Territory, FOONYAP made her 2016 solo debut with 'Palimpsest', a record that navigates her sheltered Chinese-Catholic heritage and the intense classical music training of her childhood.
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