You See Others Seeing You

by Kermes

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"a special document of musical catharsis, both for the creators and the listeners" - Hooting and Howling


finally! the debut ep from kermes! five pure #bangers about gender dysphoria, shitheads, and (ir)rational fears. we poured our tiny fragile hearts into this thing. maybe you can take some meaning from it. i hope you can!

"Here" video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLGyhhERj6s

"Eulogy" video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gpo75TOBXM

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released June 24, 2016

kermes is: emily rose teece, dani charlton, jordy delaney, tom trigg.
recorded/mixed/mastered by john helps, march/april 2016.

a Robot Needs Home release.
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artwork by fk mcloone.
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Kermes Leicester, UK

Kermes is an eight-legged pop monster from Leicester. We've been described as “theatrical”, “captivating”, “sparkling”, and “from Leicester”.

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    York, UK

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Track Name: Here
clean-cut grass on english lawns
the sweep of the kerb like a manicure
the eye of the beholder is bleeding praise
full of grace, saving face
and all of this is a performance, see?
i was strung like beads on a rosary
i was wrung out and torn up and left to dry
and i knew why from the look in yr eye

i wanted you here
i wanted you now
(all the lines shot thru with dust)
(all yr precious metals left to rust)
i wanted you here
i wanted you now
(i just wanted you on yr own)
(i can handle being left alone)

in the aftermath of yr awakening
to the flowers that bend with the pace that yr walking
the eye of the storm is a whirling drain
and everything will get sucked in
and i am held up in yr orbit now
and i can feel the vertigo when i look down
and i cannot decide which way to look
‘cos you got me shook, you got me shook
Track Name: Radical Acts
if it looks accidental, it’s gotta be accidental
spark the wick on my compacted skeletal
being, the lethal density resultant from the fall
but if it looks accidental, it’s gotta be accidental

again, we heed the cynics
be a boy
be a boy

well i find the night is darkening around me
but i haven’t found a use for your wounded poetry
the blood runs off the page and drips down my knees
and i can’t see why i would ever be desiring
a gut-punch so vivid it’s like cheating on memories

be yr own girl
be yr own woman
be the one who pushes it thru
i’ll get thru
i’ll get thru
Track Name: (I'm Gonna) Give You The Gun
"i’m just trying to help you man,
i mean girl, i mean man
i don’t really need to consider yr stance
'cos mine is hard, and mine is fast
never thought it’d be a problem
to humbly suggest that you can’t make yr own
choices or decisions”
("just 'cos yr confused you don’t get a free pass from omniscience")
and i know you’d never take mine away from me
but sure
we’re all adults here
(take it away)

when i come out the ground
i won’t be rounded now
i’m gonna make you see
i’m gonna give you the gun
if you actually cared
you’d understand what you said
bring on yr judgement now
tired, so tired, tired, so tired

get a grip on that pole now
the world won’t help, won’t help you out
i’ve got a rubber hand that'll speak my brain
(why would i need a carrot and a stick when a girl with a boat is a change in the rain?)
and i know you’d never take mine away from me
but sure
we’re all adults here
(take it away)
Track Name: Holy Mother Star
you never had time for metaphor
or, rather, you had time to spare
for those who used it with care
holy mother star
well nobody can say "they’re mad"
when i was made for those means

when the only consequence is death
a meteor the size of a second hand
step out of yr clothes, let the guests be damned
yr only blue ‘cos you hold yr breath
the drink in my hand is perpetually low
i’ve never really cared for yr social flow
holy mother star

looking down at yr fingernails
i wondered if you’d seen
what you looked like to me
in the empty days
wasting evenings at the window
shoulders like comets
Track Name: Eulogy
i wonder if you’ll tell me if you’ve got it now?
i wonder if you’d show me if i asked you how?
i never wanna be an imposition but
i really need to see it if you won’t stay put
our memories are forming in the widening fog
responsible for feelings that i never quite got
we’re shifting shifting shifting with the rising tide
i’m starting to feel like it’s never safe to hide
i’ll write a boring letter that you’ll never read
i’ll send you all a postcard from the edge of the beach
oh, one last intermission when the curtain drops
another chance to blow it all before we stop
and if you really care it won’t mean a thing
'cos if you’ll always be there then i’m giving in
and maybe that’s a little premature for now
but i don’t really see how, don’t think i really see how

and if i hide again
i really don’t see how
this can all work out

it’s getting to the point where it isn’t safe for me
to hold on to a lifestyle that is poisoning
every interaction and everyone i know
i've gotta drop the bullshit or i’ll never go
so consider this a trivial little eulogy
for my brothers and my sisters who never learnt how to seek
the answers for the questions they don’t know they have
cos i got mine now, yeah, i really got mine