Lily

by Riches

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Lily is a love song for a primordial creative power, the mother/monster - the central figure of both worship and terror in many horror narratives - with the power of creation and destruction. The lyrics imagine this figure’s ability to disrupt order, to drown out and destroy hegemony and patriarchy. The song belongs to those who are willing to question things and take them apart, and to sacrifice themselves to creating out of love. This is a worship song for transformation and the gentle violence of total deconstruction before the bloom of new forms.

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Lily you made the sun
And brought it over

The song that you sing
Assures when I’m alone

Telling me of crimes
Set within my
Flesh and bone

Smother me and spill
Over the walls

And just swell till
You ruin this world

Pushing my mouth right down
Over the ground
Til I engulf the world

Lily show me the door
And hold it open

Lead me into the heart
Of the unknown

Render me and melt down
My flesh and bone

Raise me again
In a city of flames

Where we’ll dance
Till we ruin this world

Pushing my mouth right down
Over the ground
Til I engulf the world

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released May 1, 2020

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Riches is the manifestation of an ongoing dialogue between Catherine McCandless, lead singer of Montreal, Canada’s Young Galaxy, and choreographer Wynn Holmes.

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