Spellbound

by Jackson Cavalier

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This album was recorded during the Spring of 2018 at Madstop recording studios in Potsdam, NY. It was recorded as a follow up to the album "Half Moon" which had been released just a few months prior. While that album was intentionally minimalist in nature, "Spellbound" was purposed to be the foil of "Half Moon" by adding more instrumentation, more melodic structure, and a grittier full fledged sound. The lyrical and musical content of the album focuses on the spells placed upon us as humans, both fictitiously magical, and all too real. Themes of falling into love's many rings of fire, being wholly consumed by matters of the heart, contemplation of life, death, and the afterlife, and gazing into the eyes of the person standing in front of the mirror that you may no longer recognize, are all to be found on this album.

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released November 16, 2018

Lyrics and Music by Jackson Cavalier.
Mixing and Engineering by Thomas Draper.
Mastering by Joey Small.
Recorded at Madstop Records in Potsdam, NY.

Instrumentation Credits:

Jackson Cavalier: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Nashville Tuned Resonator Guitar, Harmonica, Melodica, Glockenspiel, Suitcase Bass Drum, Tambourine.

Thomas Draper: Electric Bass, Howls on track 8.

Joey Small: Auxillary and Full Kit Percussion.

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Track Name: Spellbound
There's lipstick on the microphone, so now I think I better go.
Too many shades of black and white, so like a dog I bite that bone
But we've been through this so can we please just move it along?
I've tried to tune in but there's just something wrong.

They're sending signals out to sea, but they're out of reach, just like me.
A Thousand pawns call out in distress well They're in need, but I can barely breathe.
I didn't choose this my options were just 1 or 3.
Now I can't prove this, but I think you cast your spell on me.

Oh you cast your spell on me,
I wont escape with my life it seems,
on the seventh hour, of the seventh scene,
I will rise to dance with thee again.

No colors fill my eyes I am blind and diseased.
First time you crossed my mind, the sun it rose not of the East.
And when that new day rose I was lost to your heat.
I tried to break this mold but this spell is beyond me.

Oh you cast your spell on me,
I wont escape with my life it seems,
on the seventh hour, of the seventh scene,
I will rise to dance with thee again.
Track Name: Astral Vision
Well somewhere out there I'm gonna be there soon
in the mountains, in the valleys, I'll find my lover true
wearing flowers in her hair she has me on her mind
I know her somehow somewhere and I know that she is mine

Well I've traveled this land all parts there far and wide
I've seen the devil in his den felt god in the darkest night
and like a vision I did see my love waiting for me
like wheels of fire in the sky, I'm gonna find her by and by

Well I searched I struggled for 99 days and nights
so I went to a mystic to seek this vision, my woman beyond the pines
the one with flowers in her hair I have her on my mind
I know her somehow somewhere and I know that she is mine

My palm was read my fortune told to go forth into the night
to the place where the sunset meets the moons sunrise
and you'll find her waiting there in a dress of silk so fine
her face so fond so fair you'll find her by and by

So I went to the place where I was bound to go
there in the moonlight, a goddess softly glowed
and when she took me I felt her conscience in my skin
her words danced along my spine loved me so wicked til the dawn of the light

In the morning I awoke and there was nothing to find
not a trace not a note no nothing but a weary mind
gone were the flowers in her hair the one so hard to find
out there somehow somehwere I'm gonna find her by and by
Track Name: Mt.Hope Blues
Way up on Mt.Hope that's where I rest under the willow trees and under tall grass I wait for my love I'll wait here her whole life through
Way down in the valley that's where she stays picking wildflowers to place on my grave for she once was my mortal love

Oh well I see her from way up on my hill
an earthbound angel I see her smile still
her heart is lonesome and is it how
the love she lost lies six ft in the ground

They laid me to rest one summers day way up on my hill forever to lay
beneath the sun these daisies bloom
And my love she comes so sweet and fair and visits this body way up there
tells me her words such soft-spoken airs

Oh well I see her from way up on my hill
an earthbound angel I see her smile still
her heart is lonesome and is it how
the love she lost lies six ft in the ground
Track Name: The Queen of a Loveless Empire
Black skies on the lakeside of tomorrow, Singing songs of grief under the sun and there's a black-hearted sparrow, right in the crosshairs of my gun and my aim may be steady and my aim may it be true There's a black corset on her lungs and her figure is comely and her lips they are too we're gonna meet between the setting and the rising of the sun

And there's a late night lonesome wind that blows all throughout this valley and its colder than the love bestowed upon me by you
A past nostalgic memory of loyalties and hardships bearing my love to a woman with lovers lined up in queue
And her cold gaze could pierce the hearts of a million
And a million is the count of whom that died upon that day
And I was the one who buried all of their bodies Inside her walls of paradise where nothing bled true

Yeah you were the queen of a loveless empire and that kingdom devoured you whole
A past nostalgic memory of loyalty and hardship meant nothing, to no one, as it was told

So I remember you in my thoughts as the one who slayed the company
of one million bleeding hearts just to die in late June
And I thought that these thoughts would soon be ending
But they continue as I remember the truth
That my aim was steady, righteous, and wholly blinded by you
And under the black skies of the lakeside of tomorrow I found a time so opportune
So I escaped from those walls, your promised paradise,
and found myself in another's eyes to be held under the moon

Yeah you were the queen of a loveless empire and that kingdom devoured you whole
A past nostalgic memory of loyalty and hardship meant nothing, to no one, as it was told
Track Name: Scarlet Eyes
You walked up and asked me to dance,
but no dear I won't take the chance.
I won't get caught up in your stare,
and no this ain't love don't go there.
You smiled from across the room,
your teeth barred so elegant too.
Your haunches were ready to pounce,
taking me in ounce for ounce.

As you sink your teeth into my skin,
ivory knives breathe it in.
When pearly white becomes dim
your scarlet eyes draw me in
to a place so tenuous too,
as far as the sun and the moon;
where I cannot come back so soon,
without damages brought on by you.

la da da, da da da, da dum
la da da, da da da, da dum

You're the tumor in my side.
The widow to my bride.
The feeling that I felt inside,
the one that I felt when I died.

la da da, da da da, da dum
la da da, da da da, da dum
Track Name: Sister Prim
Oh my sister prim what have you done killed the man that you once loved, oh my sister prim what have you done
Oh my sister prim what did you do did you take that knife did you stick it through, oh my sister prim what did you do

Did you get your revenge did that man meet his sordid fate?
Did it feel like freedom or heaven taking back all you gave?
Oh my sister my sister that man was a crooked lying fool
Oh my sister my sister look what he done to you

Oh my sister prim what did you say when that mean old judge asked you to explain, oh my sister prim ain't got much to say
Oh my sister prim what did you hear you heard a sentence void all your years, oh my sister prim what did you hear

Did you get your revenge did that man meet his sordid fate?
Did it feel like freedom, heaven knows you took back all you gave
Oh my sister my sister that man was a crooked lying fool
Oh my sister my sister look what he done to you

Oh my sister prim standing near the noose was it worth it all, all you lose
I see you smile in your chains I do
Oh my sister prim how you did hang and how I miss you most every day
but I promise my sister we'll meet again somehow someway
Track Name: Razor Wire Death Song
Help me my friend I'm going down for one last farewell a final goodbye
I've seen my future and what I've seen its clear man and it's not worth the light in my eyes
For there's a shadow that's stretching over this jagged land sitting fine on the edge of a knife
and behind these rolling hills and under that there mountain there's nothing but a razor wire

I'm going down to that fair river I'm going down to take a dive
For I've seen our future and I know and I know and I know there ain't too much time

In this life, I've been a witness to such poverty turmoil and strife
and I've known the answer the solutions always weighing on my mind
but I see the reaper grim and tall scythe and cloak and horse and all
he's not a specter on a hill to be feared he's standing right in front of me beside this mirror

I'm going down to that fair river I'm going down to take a dive
For I've seen our future and I know and I know and I know there ain't too much time

I'm going down to that fair river I'm going down to take a dive
For I've seen our future and I know and I know and I know there ain't too much time

And oh, oh glory, where is it, where does it lie?
I only ask, and I beg of you please have an answer tonight

I'm going down to that fair river I'm going down to take a dive
For I've seen our future and I know and I know and I know there ain't too much time
Track Name: John (By the Water)
John throw me into the water, I'm burning Don't lift me up til you see my eyes turning
They're rolling back in my head, rolling back in my head So cast of my soul and my sin, and leave me for dead

John what's my name, I'm falling for certain I'm looking for a rung but there's nothing believe me I'm searching
I'm going to hell, yes I'm going straight to hell So cast of my soul and my sin. and let them ring those bells

John feel the water holding down my chest Oh am I dying,
bring out the dead in the chorus line.
And they go (howl)

John will you buy me a pearly white casket, break my nose if I die pretty please man I'm asking
Where is my lover, yes where is my Mary Cast off my soul and my sin yes I've grown so weary

John feel the water filling up these lungs Oh am I dying I can taste death on my tongue
So bittersweet And I sing, (Howl)

When I die, when I die please bury me With two tokens right over these here eyes
Take me down to St.James infirmary man where I shall linger by and by Cuz I want those 6 crap shootin pallbearers
I want that chorus girl there to sing me her song
Put a punk rock band on my hearse wagon To raise hell as we roll along

John feel the water holding down my chest
Oh am I dying, bring out the dead in the chorus line.
And they go (howl)

John what's my name, John what's my name boy, John what's my name?
Track Name: Ribbons
My love wears ribbons in her hair
bought secondhand with a little money she'd spare
she walks through the garden her lillies all there
my love with ribbons in her hair

Hey lay your body down
in the tall grass golden amber green
I will kiss you like a poor boy
I will love you in the spring
if you'll marry me, marry me

In the morning she takes me to rest under our willow tree
in the cool orchard grove she sings to me
she is generous and kind with her touch her and her mind
my girl my love so fine

Hey lay your body down
in the tall grass golden amber green
I will kiss you like a poor boy
I will love you in the spring
if you'll marry me, marry me

Hey lay your body down
in the tall grass golden amber green
I will kiss you like a poor boy
I will love you in the spring
if you'll marry me, marry me
Track Name: Swallow Me Whole
At night I swear I hear you calling my name but I can't come to you of this I know there's a line from my heart made of telegraph wire and it feels your pulse from parts unknown
but there's a rumbling in the ground below the dirt beneath my feet
and I swear to god its gonna open up to devour me
it'll rip me open like all the times before to open that great divide and swallow me whole

Its gonna swallow me it will devour me whole
it will drain me of my thoughts and pick me clean of my bones
and way down there I shall gain no rest this no reprieve
unto this place I go and never more to leave

Call like the sirens call force crashing waves to this shore reside in my chest and in my head where I hold
the key to the churchyard where we'll walk side by side
Just as you bought every movement every plan and design
and I feel it stronger, stronger than before as you pull me in and cast your curse once more
it's a hex its evil its voodoo magic slick and with my one last breath you stick the needle in

Your gonna swallow me you will devour me whole
you will drain me of my thoughts and pick me clean of my bones
and way down there I shall gain no rest this no reprieve
unto this place I go and never more to leave

You swallow, Me whole, you take me, just as you want
no escape, no repose, I'm lost, I'm gone
Track Name: The Devils Blood Red Moon
There are ghosts in these walls and I see them in the mirror
and they walk through these halls as I am sleeping
with all my curtains drawn and my doors all bolted
I wonder how long I got til I see the light of day

And as I try to close my eyes they call out my name and my number
like some apparition summoned in led loaded long chains
they gossip and scream and preach to the choir inside my head
as my conscience holds its sweet refrain

And I know this house is haunted but I still cannot hold the ghost of you
although I have tried for these endless numbered days you have escaped me to the devils blood red moon

And I killed you while you were sleeping,
Annotations of a world only the inner could have foretold
As you gazed into that crystal ball at the tender age of 17
I took the knife right through your skull

And there was never a scream and the blood it did drip oh so slowly
As I tied that makeshift noose
I'm gonna hang gonna hang gonna hang gonna hang my body
To meet your soul in the very next room

And I know this house is haunted but I still cannot hold the ghost of you
although I have tried for these endless numbered days you have escaped me to the devils blood red moon
Track Name: The Face in the Mirror
Your face in the mirror seems unfamiliar.
you gaze a while in a melancholly haze thinking those were the days
when you were young and life was easier
where did it go when did it all turn to grey those truly were the days

The edges of your mouth all frayed and worn,
the pattern of your breath both tattered and torn
Standing in your room alone again standing at the door
do you risk it can you fix it can you even bare to
look back at that face anymore

Worry that you will worry that you won't
sorry that you sing sorry that you pawned your golden ring it never meant a thing
Window hanging open breeze blowing cold
you stand it for a while just to feel it in your bones just something to hold

The edges of your mouth all frayed and worn,
the pattern of your breath both tattered and torn
Standing in your room alone again standing at the door
do you risk it can you fix it can you even bare to
look back at that face anymore

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