Calypso

by ThankYouPain

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You definitely know all those myths and classical works but what you remember is usually rough approximations, simplifications, plot sketches. You must remember, if only slightly, what was up with Romeo and Juliet. Macbeth. Hamlet. Jesus Christ. Noah. Cain and Abel. Pygmalion. Orpheus and Eurydice. Osiris and Isis. That myth about Calypso must have been in one of your kids books, definitely. Anyway, how about I recite it briefly.

So, Calypso was banished to her gods-forsaken island where she stayed for a really, really long time all alone before Odysseus ended up there by some misfortune - and misfortunes he was really fond of getting into. And when he finally did end up there she kept him there with her for seven years. But Odysseus was homesick, he was all about getting back to Ithaca to his wife and all that royal stuff of his. So eventually Calypso let him go and stayed behind, alone, for all the time to come. Until she finally died. Though she probably didn't die in that kids book. Now where's the fun in that.

But all this is irrelevant. Because now we're going to throw Odysseus away from this story. And all names. And the island. And Greece and Ithaca. And time frames. Let's exclude even gender pronouns.

And let's take Calypso's story right where she let Odysseus go and stayed on her damn island, all alone, forever.

This is an abstract 21-minute long lovesong. It starts with this bittersweet sadness of having just let go, and ends where Calypso herself ends. The last track had a working title "Requiem" some years ago, but it's not a requiem, it never was. Because after descending step by step into utter darkness of despair, when Calypso finally dies, the sea still splashes and the sun still shines. And the world around is still alive, and it goes on, and Calypso's story doesn't end there, it becomes a myth.

And myths should live on.

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released October 21, 2016

piano: Knyazhe
voice: Sheez
recorded and mixed by Michael Spek at Fattoria Musica
mastered by Chris Bauer at Audio Mastering Service

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Track Name: Waited
I've waited for so long
I've waited for so long
I've waited for so long
for you

Reach out for you wherever you are
No matter where, no matter how
And all the truths
And all the stories
And all the tears
Will fade away

I've waited for so long
for you
I've waited for so long
for you
Oh how long
Oh how long
I've waited for so long
I've waited for so long
for you

Let me remember
Let me get to know you
Let me start everything anew
Let me hear you
Let me go crazy
I reach out for you
Let me go home

I've waited for so long
I've waited for so long
I've waited for so long
for you

And I've grown sick of it
And I've grown tired
And although it's a long way to go
I'm strong enough to travel on my own
On my own
On my own
On my own
I'm strong
Track Name: I'm Weak
I'm weak
I'm crushed
I'm hit
I'm down
I'm weak

I'm weak and I'm sick of it
I'm crushed and I hate to recover
I'm hit - what if I ever returned the favor?
But i'm weak and I'm down
What if there was god?
Would he listen to what I've to say
I have a lot
If there was god I would tell him
What being sick is like

And I run
From you
As far away from you as I can ever get
Just pushing you away
But will I ever learn to live with it

Why am I so weak
Why can’t I let go
Why am I so sad
Will there be an end

...and I'm sick of it
I'm crushed and I hate to recover
I'm hit - what if I ever returned the favor?
But i'm weak and I'm down
What if there was god?
Would he listen to what I've to say
I have a lot
If there was god I would tell him
What being sick is like

I'm weak
I'm crushed
I'm hit
I'm down
I'm weak

I'm weak
Track Name: Little Bird
A little bird got sick and died
Waiting for you with me
I'm not sure if I'm not gonna follow
I'm not sure if I remember your face
But I remember your back
When you turned and walked away
I held my breath
Counted all of your steps
Till this rainy morning swallowed you whole

Day by day
I fed this bird
The same bullshit hope I lived for
That some day
You will return
Although I know you're not coming back

I am the ground
Burning behind your back
I am the land
Wasted by war that you carried through
I am
The orphaned children, the widowed wives
I am the land
Burning right where you left your steps

I am undone
I am misplaced
Just a mark on a map
A drop in the rain

My name is pain
This heartache I can't wash away
This heartache I can't run away from
This heartache I can't wash away

I am a soldier's wife
I am a soldier's mother
I am a soldier
Waiting to die alone
Away from home
Away from you
But this prison's forever my home

A little bird got sick and died
Waiting for you with me
I'm not sure if I'm not gonna follow
I'm not sure if I remember your face
But I remember your back
Track Name: Worldwide
Hello hello come gather round
Birds of all kinds come listen closely
I've grown so weak so I'll sing quietly
But quiet's enough, isn't it

I'd give away my life for one glimpse of hope
But since I can not I give myself to this song
Let it start quiet and grow into a hymn
Of everybody lost in despair

Fly, song of longing
Fly away, grow stronger
Let every voice join you
Let there be thousands
Thousands
Let the whole world sing with you till the walls shudder

Hello hello you little bastards
Pay some attention to my words while I'm here
I'm dying, slowly fading away
Look in my half-dead eyes, ain't I sexy?

I hereby deny existence of hope
I almost forgot what's like to be not alone
I only wish that my song lives on

O solitude
To you I sing
My last song

Let my last breath become
A storm, a hurricane, a doomsday calling
A wake-up call for every lonely soul
Stand up and sing with me this song of longing
And carry on without me when I'm gone

I want this song to fly
Farther than any of you ever flew
I want it worldwide
For every skin color, in every language
Please carry it far away
Cause if it isn't you then
Who's gonna tell my story when I die alone
Who's gonna sing my song
If it's not you
If it's not you
If it's not you

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