Wounded Tropic, Vol. 1

by This Island Earth

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Wounded Tropic is a series of three albums that narrate the story of a small island, and it's devastation at the hands of a massive tropical storm. Four voices, both elemental and human, mark the disaster and it's bleak myriad of effects. Present in all volumes are the natives, the island, the ocean, and the storm itself.

Vol. 1 takes place as the tempest begins to form.

This is an album about the natural world, our ghosts, our children, the fears we hold, and the future we hope to create.

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released March 8, 2019

All songs written, arranged, and produced by Elijah Goodall

Elijah Goodall- vocals, guitars, bass, synths, keys, percussion, programming, field recordings

Micah Hummel- drums, percussion

Additional musicians

Anton Patzner- violin & viola on tracks 1, 7, 9 & 11
Emily Afton- vocals on tracks 3 & 9
Laura Weinbach- vocals on track 4

engineered by This Island Earth at Ghost Island Studios
drums on tracks 3, 6, 9 & 11 engineered by Sacha Müller at B-Side Studios
percussion/samples on tracks 2 & 7 engineered by Keith Banning at Grange Recorders
bass on tracks 3, 6, 9 & 11 engineered by Sacha Müller at Dead Aunt Thelma's

mixed by Jeff Stuart Saltzman
mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Audio Mastering

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Track Name: Tropic Rising
ISLAND:

what was I before you awoke?
an island with no anchor
a throat without a song

i felt the future
like an infinite sea
and from beneath the waves
you spoke to me

tropic rising bring us heat
in your heart prepare a feast

sons and daughters of paradise
i waited my entire life
to see you

young one, be brave
feel the wonder
and follow where it goes
i warned take only what you need
but you want it all
i'm in love
with the light that comes

my eden lay before your eyes
could all it's glory ever suffice?
you hold tremendous appetite

am I truly tropic rising?
does my heart contain a feast?
child of the waters
will I give you everything?

young one, be brave
feel the wonder
and follow where it goes
i warned take only what you need
but you want it all
i'm in love
with the light that comes

from you
Track Name: Creation Myths
NATIVES:

we could be the equal parts
creation speaks a sacred truth
that each one is made from two

as the dusk opens an infinite mouth
to let the stars come pouring out
a quiet anoints the air
barefoot walking through the smoke of incense
paradise dripping from your hair
my fingers catch in a single snare

your image like mist in my mind
skin like gold
spread across water
in your palms
you hold the dawn
and morning’s thirst demands
that i take a drink from both your hands

the flowers in our skull bloom slow
and I wonder what becomes
but now i see
what we owe the serpent and the tree
in the garden we became more than beasts

will we age together,
at the edge of night?
in the slow heat
where each limb awakes
sweeter than honey what the body gives

the flowers in our skull bloom slow
and I wonder what becomes
but now i see
what we owe the serpent and the tree
in the garden we became more than beasts

one day the love that you gave
will crown the children that you shape



don't you know the universe grows
with you
Track Name: Infinite Tide, pt. 1
OCEAN:

in whose image were you made?
of a hundred gods, am I not the one you crave?
the waters from which you came
bones that learned
how to gather upon the earth
but I gave you my blood
and your heart still beats in waves
your heart still beats in waves (echo)

one day i may rise
above the sacred palms
and holy mountain tops
shaped by the moon
to cover the summer you loved
on that day, will you embrace
where you came from?
Track Name: River Hands
NATIVES:

we stand naked in the river
like fingers pointing into the future
a rainbow of carbon in the mist
and in the distance the ocean calls us
but we’ve got something left to give

live long enough
and you lose the ones you love

if water rises to your lips
does the animal heart within
come to its senses?
can we ever tame
the ghost before we give it away?
let our children carry the flame
a gardens just another name
for ground that was once a grave

live long enough
and you lose the ones you love
cradled by the river
until it carries to the flood

maybe it’s our time

we’re all adrift in the infinite tide
Track Name: Sons & Daughters
ISLAND:

fledgling bird, I watched you grow
heard your song, as you knit new bones
the spark in your lungs, a life awoke
as it blooms into fire, I breathe the smoke

my body dreamed of light that came
and in the morning you remained

no matter the life you create
just know, my love, you cannot separate
the night from the day

as the ocean darkens
it's white-toothed, eager waves
will show you how the body breaks

and if death emerges
to gather you from me
what shape will you take?
Track Name: Firstborn
ISLAND:

my body dreamed of light that came
and in the morning you remained
Track Name: Bruised Earth
NATIVES:

sacred fruit in the branches above
taste and know the thoughts of gods
we inherit what the ground will yield
our common language
the withered trees of paradise

coral feathered,
delicate red
the blood we share
our hearts tethered
with a strand of thread
to each other life we’ve met

my fingers traced the braille
of sown fields
to find what was buried inside
both hands came back with earth
our gift
our birth

and I was blind
until it's clay covered both my eyes
and now i see we share a light

coral feathered,
delicate red
the blood we share
our hearts tethered
with a strand of thread
to each other life we’ve met

i may never know
why we dream in imagined colors
i may never know
who we are to each other
but I think I may find
that we awake after our lives
to learn that the divine

was a light that clung to our insides
Track Name: Infinite Tide, pt. 2
OCEAN:

are you in the mountains?
child, that’s not high enough
the wound I feared for you comes
it’s hidden in my love

you’re the dust of stars
but what’s a star?

just a memory of light
Track Name: Tempest Futurae
STORM:

last night i had no name
just a whisper
on some distant wave

oh ye of little faith believe
you were given all the world
now you inherit me

can you feel that hunger on the wind?
the hundred hands across your skin
by dusk I’ll be with you in paradise

like the stars that make up your bones
eventually the light implodes
someday soon
you’ll be nothing but dust in the dark

all these feeble offerings
that litter oceans floor
your hopes, your dreams
such small, broken things
child, I want more

no hymn will ease the suffering
I carry in my teeth

I’ve never known the taste of flesh
but I will learn
watch me learn