Chemical Exchange

by Arlow Xan

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  • Arlow Xan's first complete album, equipped with driving guitar riffs, whimsical soundscapes, and haunting vocal melodies. Dr. Metra Gnome is that of the glue that holds the magic of Arlow Xan together while keeping time and thoroughly joining the force of the band's sound. You are lost in a forest of botanics of the future and you can only dwell in and enjoy the scene.

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released February 27, 2010

All songs written and produced by Arlow Xan

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Arlow Xan Flint, Michigan

An ethereal folktronica duo that weaves together plaintive Appalachian melodies and bouncing 808s, slinging banjos, guitars, synths, concertinas, dulcimers and drum machines in their mission to transport listeners to their unique and beautiful world.

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Track Name: Nesting
Hello there human child
Hello there baby girl,
I love your giving smile
Come play as queen with a crown of leaves

Climb on my every limb
Go hide and I will find
See atop of tall mountains
Come nibble on my innocence

Oh, live off of me
Oh, live off of me

Sleep in my endless shade
Wrap your arms around my legs
Love as I love always
I’ll give to you my happiness

Your growth foreshadows change
And I love you without blame
Melancholy is the current phase
Your far in site but strong in mind

Oh, live off of me
Oh, live off of me

I see your older now
I’ll speak by whispering
Make a home in this canopy
Stream away to the open sea

Fragile base and a fragile heart
Your body has been aged with marks
Sit down and we will be
As the one I knew and the two we need

Oh, Live off of me
Oh, Live off of me
Track Name: Flight of the Devil's Son
Hello, what have you got there?
Can I see it? And does it fly like the devil’s son?
Closer, look closer and feel it
The urge to proceed with the unspeakable deed
To let go
And I can see you,
I can see everything you do
And I can feel you,
I can feel everything inside of you

Hello, what have you got there?
Can I see it? And does it fly like the devil’s son?
Closer, look closer and feel it
The urge to proceed with the unspeakable deed
To let go
And I can see you,
I can see everything you do
And I can feel you,
I can feel everything inside of you

Give in, give into temptation
You can see the surprise when you open your eyes
I promise
Envy, you’re the envy of all to see
The surprise will arise and bring joy to the eyes
Of he who flies
And I can see you,
I can see everything you do
And I can feel you,
I can feel everything inside of you

Give in, give into temptation
You can see the surprise when you open your eyes
I promise
Envy, you’re the envy of all to see
The surprise will arise and bring joy to the eyes
Of he who flies
And I can see you,
I can see everything you do
I can feel you,
I can feel everything inside of you

You want to smell
you want to touch
you want to taste
you want to feel
the very thing that’s concealed

You want to lick
You want to hear
You want to see
You want to be
This unspeakable deed

Flight of the Devil’s Son
Track Name: Quite Contrary
Can you hear the ringing in your ear?
Can you hear the ringing in your ear?
I can see the gardens growing near.
Can you hear the ringing in your ear?

Mary Mary Quite Contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
Maidens lined in a row
Mary Mary Quite Contrary
How did you even know?
We were protestants, not catholics
Now we're in a grave below

Can you hear the ringing in your ear?
Can you hear the ringing in your ear?
I can see the gardens growing near.
Can you hear the ringing in your ear?

Mary Mary Quite Contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
Maidens lined in a row
Mary Mary Quite Contrary
How did you even know?
We were protestants, not catholics
Now we're in a grave below
Track Name: Tied Too Loose
I looked into her eyes
Finally realize
And she turns me into stone

Waiting to find her groove
She’s ready to make a move
And she won’t even answer the phone

We are coming way too soon
And after everything we do to you

She gets deep inside my head
The burning’s lost in bed
And I can’t get through your skin

She’s not had enough
Time to turn and run
They won’t let me get in

We are coming way to soon
And after everything I do for you

I will always remember you
I will always remember you
I will always remember you
You’ve got me tied too loose

I’m back to measure time
To get ready and crack your mind
And I don’t dare make a change

Season takes my sight
Stalking through the night
Can I even act my age

She is coming way to soon
And after everything I do to you

I will always remember you
I will always remember you
I will always remember you
You’ve got me tied too loose
Track Name: Chemical Exchange
What did you say?
What do you do?
What did you mean by that?
What did you say?
What do you do?
What did you mean by that?

I torn off the left side of my face
I couldn’t blink or look away
All of emotions will sooth
I will drag through oil

What did you say?
What do you do?
What did you mean by that?
What did you say?
What do you do?
What did you mean by that?

The sun is a goddess herself
Reflecting your legs to my silhouette
I can’t remember your thoughts
But I will find ways to your heart

And I know it’s a crime
To be thinking so far
Love and lust Demonized
Escaping to films
Of my chemical exchange
Faulting to my compromise
I’m falling into you

What did you say?
What do you do?
What did you mean by that?
What did you say?
What do you do?
What did you mean by that?

I torn off the left side of my face
I couldn’t blink or look away
All of emotions will sooth
I will drag through oil

What did you say?
What do you do?
What did you mean by that?
What did you say?
What do you do?
What did you mean by that?

The sun is a goddess herself
Reflecting your legs to my silhouette
I can’t remember your thoughts
But I will find ways to your heart

And I know it’s a crime
To be thinking so far
Love and lust Demonized
Escaping to films
Of my chemical exchange
Faulting to my compromise
Track Name: Aksyonof of Vladimir
There once a poor man who’d sit and play
He led to misfortune and died that day
His wife love of all begged him to stay
She dreamt of gray and old and doubted his faith

Fly, fly, fly away
Fly, oh fly away
Please, please stay
Fly, fly, fly away

There once was a prisoned man who in humanity lost faith
So he prayed to God as Siberia grew older each day
At last came a guilty man whose convictions were strong
When asked of his family said: Granddad you sinner, you don’t belong

Fly, fly, fly away
Fly, oh fly away
Please, please stay
Fly, fly, fly away

There once was a quiet man who had a chance to escape
But instead knew the wiser to turn his cheek and walk away
That night when all was still, Makar came to say:
Aksyonof of Vladimir, I am the one to blame

Fly, fly, fly away
Fly, oh fly away
Please, please stay
Fly, fly, fly away

There once was a dying man who accepted his fate
God knows the truth but waits.

Fly, fly, fly away
Fly, oh fly away
Please, please stay
Fly, fly, fly away
Track Name: Lady Charlotte and the Bartender
Mamma’s got to leave her babies asleep tonight
Mamma’s got to leave her babies for town tonight
Mamma’s got to leave to catch those thieves and love a few and kill so many
Mamma’a got to leave her babies asleep tonight

Oh, to love a few and kill so many
Oh, to love a few and kill so many

He serves the scum that dwell here everynight
The man of mine who shares the same as I
He doesn’t mind to lead the damned to feel the fate through my cold hands
He serves the scum that dwell here everynight

Oh, to love a few and kill so many

Oh, to love a few and kill so many
Oh, to love a few and kill so many

Pleasure in the kind of bloodshed spreads tonight
Robbing all the world of the twisted brothers kind
Blessing all the good to be the means to love a few and kill so many
Mamma’s got to leave her babies asleep tonight

Oh, to love a few and kill so many
Oh, to love a few and kill so many
Oh, to love a few and kill so many

Come now the deed is done, the blood is shed , we have won
Come now the deed is done, the blood is shed , we have won
Come now the deed is done, the blood is shed , we have won
Come now the deed is done, the blood is shed , let’s move on.
Track Name: Eye Bubble
I had to tear away my eye
I had to tear away my eye
So the bubbles inside could see the sun
So the bubbles inside could see the sun
Track Name: Four-Legged Borough
We got out and walk around
Found a garden and lost our sense of smell
We searched for many openings
One we could travel inside and dwell upon

Take me
Embrace me
So fill me
I’m coming back to you

Please take my water
Please take my water

The ranger has a red machine
He uses to travel back and forth and where he goes
The heated path is a safety
We use just in case he comes and goes again

Take me
Embrace me
So fill me
I’m coming back to you

Please take my water
Please take my water

Let’s mate
Let’s mate
Let’s mate I might not make tomorrow
Let’s mate
Let’s mate
Let’s mate I might not make tomorrow
Let’s mate
Let’s mate
Let’s mate I might not make tomorrow

Please take my water
Please take my water
Track Name: Memory Leads to Spring
Tick Tock
Tick Tock
Goes the morning
The pearliest gates are gone
Father left with his warning
And mother died with her song

How they go
Oh there go the people
The fiery end has come
Why do they run to the steeples
To die as a righteous ones

Ooooh~….

Oh Henry
Sweet Henry my lover
Your skin is cold as the dew
Why do you stay here and hover
When life awaits on you

So short
All too short
Was the springtime
and seasons go on as they do
I loved you as much in meantime
but seasons go on as must you

Memory
Leads to Spring

Seasons go on as they do
Track Name: Violet Eyes
Violet Eyes that stare and glow from underneath
Do I dare know where you will cream?
Violet eyes that stare and glow from underneath
Do I dare do I dare forget you

Ohh and the blue and green
Ohh and I feel your stream
Ohh how the blue and green
I want to feed on your orchid pink