7sleepers: Music

7sleepers is 7 songs about 7 that might put you to sleep. It was released on June 23 2015.

7sleepers is streaming on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, CDBaby, AppleMusic + Spotify.

7sleepers can be downloaded from iTunes, GooglePlay, CDBaby, Bandcamp + Amazon.

7sleepers CD’s can be purchased from Amazon + CDBaby.

Freebies available upon request.

Lyrics + noises below.

7songs

Salome
“ Bring my lips close to the lips of Salome / Lay my eyes ‘neath her eyes, my hair upon her neck / Her voice my holy water in the absence of the Divine / To quench the only thirst, now the River Jordan’s dry / For a time I was in peace, I fell into a waking sleep / My clothes were kindling for the priest, the warm wind wrapped around me / The daughter dances, the mother speaks / Herod Antipas must abide / His command is final, I am resurrected from these four chains”
SevenSleepers
“ Sleepers six, sanctuary blessed / Gently they arise from a century rest / Sleepers seem an unfamiliar face / Spending silver coin in Ephesus marketplace / I’m a seven sleeper, far away from fear / Dream on seven sleeper, another hundred years”
PromisedLand
“ Promised Land lay seven valleys distant / Hundred miles, I’m told, as we fly / Nightingale sings to a Rose resistant “Rise beloved, and be on our way” / Nightingale sings to a Rose in moonshine / Thru the night his Song of Solomon / “Darkened skin with henna’d hair and perfume / Rise beloved, and be on our way” / Holy, holy one Vespers, evensong / To the Earth the perfumed Rose is wedded / To the Promised Land she cannot fly / Nightingale sings only to the moonshine / “Rise beloved, and be on our way” / Holy, holy one Vespers, evensong”
Sleepers
“ It’s a fretless bass played backwards.”
Utukki
“ Seven are they, knowing no care / They grind land like corn / Rage against mankind / Spill blood like rain”
Garden
“ There’s a snake in the grass, an apple in the tree / And Adam’s in the hammock, somewhere in between / A rabbit in the mirror, a man in the moon / And Eve is such a curious child, wandering the bloom / The wisdom of the heart is the wisdom of the moment / Let go of what is lost, trust the shiva’s omen / Lost is angel white, left is cloudy gray / In dusk but never night, dawn but never day”
Seven
“ For the six years we will sow, gather the yield / And so with the vineyard, and so with the olive field / And on the Sabbath year, fallow she lies / Let wild beasts and children gather their prize / Surrender the harvest, wither the vine / Release and abandon these debts of mine / From sundown to starlight, and all through the day / You shall always remember from where you came / And on the Sabbath year, fallow she lies / Let wild beasts and children feast ‘pon their eyes / Surrender the harvest, wither the vine / Release and abandon these debts of mine”
Fine print
  • All lyrics + music composed by Robin Wylie, except “Utukki”: lyrics from a traditional Assyrian incantation, circa 1000 b.c.
  • Performed and recorded by Robin Wylie at home in Michigan, USA; Mastered by Ronan Chris Murphy at Veneto West in California, USA
  • All contents copyright { a.d. 2015 | a.h. 1436 | a.m. 5775 } Robin Wylie