Monkey Puzzle Rocket Burst

by The Psalms

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released August 7, 2017

All songs written and recorded by Noah Swinney; mastered by Warrick Sony at Milestone Studios.
Cover artwork by Isabella Vernes.
Thanks to Zukile Malahlana and his team for vocal feature on Saxonwold.



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The Psalms Cape Town, South Africa

The Psalms is the solo project of Noah Swinney. Formed in Cape Town, South Africa, 2015.

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Track Name: Between Spiders
I see flames
Of red, gold and green.
Follow me and sing
Between black and ivory

Fire is all I want
Fire is all I need

I see flames,
so hold out your hand
and feel my warm tears
fall upon the sand.

Fire is all I want.
Fire is all I need.
Track Name: Turn Inside The Fire
Love, I watch
You dapple with the dark.
Shadows fall in veils,
soft upon birthmark.

And every part of me, I wish was thine,
and every part of you, in turn was mine.
But your love is gone.

Now light shines
on one revealed eye,
to lead the dance
and turn inside the fire.

And every part of me, I wish was thine,
And every part of you, in turn was mine,
But your love is gone.
Track Name: Ophelia
Sunburnt daisies, drunk on weeping whine,
Try to catch my eye by beating moth-wing back,
While I sit softly, scribbling you into my page;
Beat the bed in iambs, deep at devil's door.


Pretending to ignore you, straining to hear outside,
Where day lies naked spread out across the sky
And from the southern flames, ash falls in film.
Making all the city lie down deaf and still.


Flower, don’t be angry, you know this world is yours.
And all I ever wanted leaving this world was you.
Now, that you are naked, legs spread across the gloom
I wish they were able to see you, Ophelia.
Track Name: Wedding Song
I like to sing by river
And hear the birds in the heather.
With nowhere to go
and nothing to hide,
I lay my voice down on the mud.

And all I wanted was for you to love me.

Hear! The rattle of great wheel-span;
The cries of angle-grinder
Sing like the birds,
Mucking in the mud.
so i lay my voice down on the blood.

And all i wanted was for you to love me.