Spells That Rhyme

by Sweat Like An Ape!

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credits

released May 10, 2019

Sol Hess – vocals & guitar
Matt Bohers – guitar & gong
Oscar Galea – bass
Jérôme d'Aviau – drums & one-note marimba

Roland Bourbon plays marimba on Sweety
All songs composed by Sweat Like An Ape!, except Dancing With Druids, composed by Sweat Like An Ape! & Rubin Steiner.
All lyrics written by Sol Hess.

Recorded at Guitare & Créations, Bordeaux, France, in December 2018 by Marie Savignat.
Assistant recording engineer: Maxime Conan.
Mixed & produced by Rubin Steiner.
Mastered by Stéphane Teynié at A/D Mastering.
Special thanks to Ophélie Herraire, Camille Murraté, Stephan Krieger, Simon Fernie, Bastien Maiziere & Frédérick Cazaux for their love, help and equipment.

Cover sleeve illustration “Age Of The Lizard Men” by Brecht Evens.
Mystical iconography by Jérôme d'Aviau. Band photograph by Kami/About Light And Men assisted by Marie GX.

Layout and design by Team Pochette.
Chaos Magick: Sam Murdock
Moon Patrol: Gab Pelletier

Platinum Records 2019.

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Sweat Like An Ape! Bordeaux, France

Sweat Like An Ape ! hails from Bordeaux, France. Their music evolves in that special place where the urgency of punk and the sparkle of pop and dance music cross paths. Although certain new-wave and post-punk influences are unquestionable, these four boys like to mingle with all kinds of groove, be it that of the nigerian king Sir Victor Uwaifo, or the funk-punk of James Chance. ... more

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Track Name: Wolf
Tell me babe, where have you been?
You're covered in sweat and you taste like sin
Wherever you've been it's turning me on
Please feed on me until the break of dawn

Oh baby baby won't you be my wolf
Bite into my flesh, suck on my skin
I've been waiting for you so very long
Feed on me until the break of dawn

(Wolf howls)

Feed on my lips lips lips
Feed on my kiss kiss kiss
Feed on my lips lips lips
Feed on my kiss kiss kiss
Track Name: My Silent House
My silent house at the far end of your street
longs for your beauty and longs for your heat
when the party's over and the darkness is complete
join me here before I go to sleep

My silent house at the far end of your street
begs you to storm in and knock me off my feet
bring your fancy costumes, your party balloons and treats
and join me here before I go to sleep
Track Name: Witch
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Oh have you heard my witch
and her perfect pitch
as she casts her spells in the air?

She's a temptress of night
a priestess that bites
and says “Do me, boy, if you dare”

Oh will I die tonight
with my hands clenched tight?
will she bury me in her hair?

I'll feed her my soul
she can swallow it whole
and every part of me I swear

2-

Oh the everlasting rain
and my nightly pains
dissapear when she's around

and my resistence and will
are silent and still
and nowhere to be found

If you could taste the thrills
the terrific chills
I get when I hear the sound

Of her enchanting spells
That clammer of bells
that leave me howling like a hound

BRIDGE

Oh have you heard my witch
and her perfect pitch
as she casts her spells in the air?

She's a temptress of night
a priestess that bites
and says “Do me, boy, if you dare”
Track Name: Groom of Doom
Take me to the moon
Girl take me to the moon
I can be your bride
You can be my groom
Take me to the moon

Will we get there soon?
Will we get there soon?
So I can be your bride
Your joy and pride
Until the end of doom

You'll be my groom
My groom of doom
You'll be my groom
My groom of doom

And I will do anything that you want me to do
And I will do anything that you want me to do
And I will do anything that you want me to do
You'll be my groom, my groom, my groom, my groom of doom doom doom doom

Ah ah ah ah
Doo-doo-doo doom doom doom doom

I like it here on the moon
And I love this room
Where I became your bride
Your joy and pride
Until the end of doom

I wore my favourite dress
And I wore perfume
But you couldn't care less
That I wore my dress
And that I wore perfume

Why did you leave so soon?
My groom of doom
Why did you leave so soon?
My groom of doom

I even did everything that you wanted me to do
I even did everything that you wanted me to do
I even did everything that you wanted me to do
But you left so soon, my groom, my groom of doom doom doom doom

Ah ah ah ah
Doo-doo-doo doom doom doom doom
Track Name: Watching Jarvis dance
Watching Jarvis dance
I love watching Jarvis dance
Watching Jarvis dance
I love watching Jarvis dance
Watching Jarvis dance
I love watching Jarvis dance
Watching Jarvis dance
I love watching Jarvis dance
Watching Jarvis dance
I love watching Jarvis dance
Watching Jarvis dance
I love watching Jarvis dance
Watching Jarvis dance
I love watching Jarvis dance
Watching Jarvis dance
I love watching Jarvis dance
Track Name: Sweety
Every single water tremendous and still
Has mysteries to solve and dreams to fulfill
Honey, take me to the river tremendous and still
We have dreams to enjoy and mysteries to kill

On the seventh night of the seventh month
we met by the river and you said
“Hello sweety, hello darling, hello sweety...”
And all of the frogs and the water-lillies
joined in and sang
“Hello sweety, hello darling, hello sweety”
Track Name: Shift
CHORUS:

Something's not right
It just isn't right
Something's not right
It just isn't right
Something's wrong
Something's wrong
Something's wrong
Something's wrong
Something's not right
It just isn't right
Something's not right
It just isn't right
Something's wrong
Something's wrong
Something's wrong
Something's wrong

1-

Doreen sits in the staircase clutching her knees. A light pleasant breeze carries the smell of Aunt Lizzie's freshly baked cinnamon buns. Doreen sits up as the realization that something has just slightly changed hits her. Some thing has shifted. Something in the world will never be the same. Although there is absolutely no way to distinguish any change at all, Doreen inspects her very familiar surroundings with the impression that she has never seen them before. The kitchen telephone rings. Once. Twice. At the third ring Aunt Lizzie picks up the phone. “Hello?”. The silence in the house increases. Doreen thinks “It's as if there was some thing I might have missed.” The silence is broken by Aunt Lizzie screaming a most terrifying howl.

“There must be something something something that I must have missed” (x4)

CHORUS

2-

Doreen runs into the kitchen and finds Aunt Lizzie on the floor still clutching onto the phone. “What's wrong, Auntie?”, asks Doreen. Aunt Elizabeth looks up at Doreen crying and mumbling at the same time. The room goes black. A sharp pain invades Doreen's head. “Auntie, what's wrong?” “What on earth is going on?”, she thinks. “What am I doing here? What is wrong with me? Should I do something?”. Doreen runs out of the kitchen, into the hallway and out of the house. She stares at the garden looking for something, anything. It all looks exactly the same as it usually does. But it shouldn't. “You can't fool me!” she yells. “Nothing will ever be the same.”

“There must be something something something that I must have missed” (x7)
Track Name: Spell
Cinnamon, basil and a cup of wine
the nighttime is my favourite time
incantations and spells that rhyme
I can't wait to make you mine

Rosemary, sea salt, and a pinch of thyme
At the end of this song you will be mine
My holy priestess, my witch divine
Under my spell until the end of time
Track Name: The Swamp Monster
Half elephant and half snake
The swamp monster will devour you before you wake
It doesn't matter if you're fat or thin
He will swallow you whole; flesh, bones and skin

If you happened to picnic in front of his cave
Or if in his swamp you decided to bathe
One would have to admit that you're a pretty big fool
Because you just chose to drown in a pool of monster drool

Sharpen your knives
Lock up your wives
The swamp monster is here
Run for your lives

The swamp monster killed my neighbour and his son
Apparently they never even got to run
We heard them scream, we heard them shriek
Sounds that would make the stomach of a grown monster weak

No man, no woman has ever lived to tell
Whether their meeting with the swamp monster went well
He might just honour you with a smile full of grace
Before tearing out your lungs and ripping of your face

Sharpen your knives
Lock up your wives
The swamp monster is here
Run for your lives

At night I'll think of him and get the frights
I'll sneak into my mother's bed or turn on all the lights
I even dreamt that he came to our house
He slipped through the front door, silent as a mouse

He ate my mother
He ate my father
He ate my sisters
He ate my brothers

And sat at the kitchen table staring at me
And sat at the kitchen table smiling at me
And sat at the kitchen table staring at me
And sat at the kitchen table smiling at me

Sharpen your knives
Lock up your wives
The swamp monster is here
Run for your lives

Half elephant and half snake
the swamp monster will devour you before you wake

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