Thaias Kept

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THAIAS KEPT
Colour pencil-drawing of an aged puppeteer's attic, centred on a stage with a scene depicting a whore, a warrior and a burning Persepolis.
[PENCIL ON CARD: 300x607mm]

Taken from the album "Dreams for Dreamers" by Floatinghome, 2016

lyrics

her life started the day it nearly ended
she had tasted her last customer
and in this new age, she would know her true worth
but the world was not yet ready
born in an age where women were fruit
and the men fed freely
we would see your value now
but would try to exploit it

porno mags, like catalogues for private fantasies
live forever in the past
it's all acted out for everyone to see
imagination is lost
my last five years on the rails have brought me a new loneliness
my travel companions are part of me
so when i'm home, i'm alone
'cause that part of me sails on

so i find people like her
among the folds of the dreamers
she banged the door down
with clenched fists and an exhausted heart
her tears mix with her bloodied nose
and stain the front steps
a priest, first in fear,
and then in pity offers thaias sanctuary

born in an age where women were fruit
and the men fed freely
we'd see your value now
but would try to exploit it

she came to court with darius at the age of 16
where she was passed from man to man until alexander conquered her
sharp-witted and humorous, she kept his court alive
with games and parties, thaias kept the night
'til one summers evening in 330 BC, she turned his hand to persepolis
holding his heart, she cast the second flame, after his
and they stood back and watched the palace burn

she fled alone to 1683 to a swiss monastery
where she lives, looking over her shoulder
for the past to catch her
how liberating it must be, she thought
to live without the fear of getting caught!

how liberating it would be
to live without the fear of getting caught!
how liberating it would be
to live without the fear of getting caught!

credits

from Dreams for Dreamers, released September 2, 2016
Augi Dethier: cymbals
Wallis Bird: vocal
Ben Kritikos: vocal
Aidan Floatinghome: everything else

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floatinghome Berlin, Germany

Floatinghome is the brain-child of Irish singer / producer, Aidan. Based in Berlin and playing a folk-rock music with hints of Aidan's native Ireland creeping into the rythems, their sophomore album, "Dreams for Dreamers" is out now.
They have performed all over Europe, including support slots with Villagers, Get Well Soon, Anaïs Mitchell and Wallis Bird.
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