Elevate

by Lyra Pramuk

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Pitchfork review by Rachel Hahn:
pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/19122-lyra-elevate/

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i can't hate you
because you are the universe
and the universe is me
and i am you

delineating, decolonizing
embracing the other, embracing

your kiss is my speed
your love is my drug
i never expected to feel so relaxed
to let down my guard
dissolve in your arms
collide with your particles
drip in through your seams
is this all just a dream?...

i wanna be elevated
i'm counting on you
to lift me up
i can lift you up too
you don't know what to do?
don't you worry my baby, i'm counting on you
when you elevate me,
i will elevate you

you have your own story
and i have mine
but once in a while in the velvet of night,
our souls intertwine
you keep doing you
and i'll keep doing me
but inside my gut,
i'll hold the soft buzz of your lips on my cheek
your touch sets me free
your gaze sets me free
your look sets me free

i'm a hopeless romantic
you're a bit apathetic, but
you saw me
you saw me
you saw me

when he immediately sends you a picture of his d*ck
it is an assertion of his power
the power he has been expected to assert over others
since he was a boy
the power his fathers command him to assert
or else fade completely out of existence
this penetration of softness
penetration of himself
the cutting off of his flow
standing disembodied over the body

the network itself is seductive
totally transparent,
i am constantly being penetrated by information
information all around me
i am destroyed by information
it finds its way through the walls
surges through every orifice of my fleshy body
breaks me up into pieces
i will try in vain to reassemble
there is no privacy
only information, and being consumed by it
i am not alone even in my bed

tell me how i can give you my body
when my body is always already being given
through every channel, and in every context?
tell me how i can lay my head into your chest
without falling back into the torrent
of your symbolic, digital narrative?
tell me how to see you?
tell me how to rescue our intimacy
from this barrage of symbols
this need to create a meaning out of "i"
that totally consumes
any consummation of a "we"?

your kiss is my speed
your love is my drug
i never expected to feel so relaxed
to let down my guard
dissolve in your arms
collide with your particles
drip through your seams

you have your own story
and i have mine
but once in a while in the velvet of night,
our souls intertwine
you keep doing you
and i'll keep doing me
but inside my gut,
i'll hold the soft buzz of your lips on my cheek
your touch sets me free
your gaze sets me free
your look sets me free

i'm a hopeless romantic
you're a bit apathetic, but
you saw me
you saw me
you saw me

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released May 15, 2017

written by Lyra Pramuk
produced by Kris Vango and Lyra Pramuk
mastered by Jeremy Cox
artwork by Alexandra Bondi de Antoni

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Lyra Pramuk Berlin, Germany

In solo works and as part of the Holly Herndon Ensemble, Lyra Pramuk fuses classical vocalism, pop sensibilities, performance practices and contemporary club culture in what can best be described as futurist folk music.

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Track Name: Elevate
i can't hate you
because you are the universe
and the universe is me
and i am you

delineating, decolonizing
embracing the other, embracing

your kiss is my speed
your love is my drug
i never expected to feel so relaxed
to let down my guard
dissolve in your arms
collide with your particles
drip in through your seams
is this all just a dream?...

i wanna be elevated
i'm counting on you
to lift me up
i can lift you up too
you don't know what to do?
don't you worry my baby, i'm counting on you
when you elevate me,
i will elevate you

you have your own story
and i have mine
but once in a while in the velvet of night,
our souls intertwine
you keep doing you
and i'll keep doing me
but inside my gut,
i'll hold the soft buzz of your lips on my cheek
your touch sets me free
your gaze sets me free
your look sets me free

i'm a hopeless romantic
you're a bit apathetic, but
you saw me
you saw me
you saw me

when he immediately sends you a picture of his d*ck
it is an assertion of his power
the power he has been expected to assert over others
since he was a boy
the power his fathers command him to assert
or else fade completely out of existence
this penetration of softness
penetration of himself
the cutting off of his flow
standing disembodied over the body

the network itself is seductive
totally transparent,
i am constantly being penetrated by information
information all around me
i am destroyed by information
it finds its way through the walls
surges through every orifice of my fleshy body
breaks me up into pieces
i will try in vain to reassemble
there is no privacy
only information, and being consumed by it
i am not alone even in my bed

tell me how i can give you my body
when my body is always already being given
through every channel, and in every context?
tell me how i can lay my head into your chest
without falling back into the torrent
of your symbolic, digital narrative?
tell me how to see you?
tell me how to rescue our intimacy
from this barrage of symbols
this need to create a meaning out of "i"
that totally consumes
any consummation of a "we"?

your kiss is my speed
your love is my drug
i never expected to feel so relaxed
to let down my guard
dissolve in your arms
collide with your particles
drip through your seams

you have your own story
and i have mine
but once in a while in the velvet of night,
our souls intertwine
you keep doing you
and i'll keep doing me
but inside my gut,
i'll hold the soft buzz of your lips on my cheek
your touch sets me free
your gaze sets me free
your look sets me free

i'm a hopeless romantic
you're a bit apathetic, but
you saw me
you saw me
you saw me

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