Flora's Lexicon

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written by ajp3 & nikol rochelle
produced and engineered by Mike J. Balboa
mastered by Alan Douches
artwork by Fabio Napoleoni
graphic design by Johnny Bisaha

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released January 17, 2017

nikol - vocals
ajp3 - guitar, baritone guitar, acoustic guitar, bass
Will Brahm - lead guitar
Andrew Bogert - drums
David Abrams - lead guitar, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar

Additional Musicians:

Adam Alesi - drums, mallets
Florence Bullock - background vocals
Jaime Van Der Sluys - background vocals
Johnny Bisaha - background vocal

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sweetbitter Los Angeles, California

sweetbitter was formed by siblings nikol & ajp3.

petites morts EP (released 12/12)

i. pedestal
ii. flicker
iii. how far

Flora's Lexicon
(released 1/17)

I. Flora
II. Basilisk
III. Conservatory
i. cherry tree
ii. core
iii. orchids
iv. zephyr
v. flora's reprise
vi. herbarium
vii. her
IV. Oleander
V. Perennials

Artwork by Fabio Napoleoni
Graphic Design by Johnny Bisaha
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Track Name: Flora
With such delirium
That I was detected
Spread these to end
You begin, what everything
Looks like from inside
Cerise ocean
Hearts for lens
On axis the looks of it
Such that not even
Diana or buttercup glows

But a beanstalk would sate my fix
For bliss, for fish in the bowl
Swimming incessantly, marveling
At the same castle per whirl
Incessantly and the occasional
Jumping ship is only occasional
And shouldn't mess with the meadow
In your head
Dandelion
Jeremiad
Stramonium
Track Name: Basilisk
I would rather see a dragon, basilisk
Both less poisonous
You slither underneath my wall
All I need is one look

I hate/love you

I would rather see a scorpion, your maidens
Much less venomous
Sprigs in their hair
All I need is one to turn you

I love/hate you
I hate the way you

Breathe in, the way you breathe out
The way you pick me when I wear
Sprigs in my hair

All I need is one, all I need...

I love/hate/love/hate/love the way you

Breathe fire, the way you burn me
The way your tongue splits in two
When you kiss me I can see
Only one of you

You care when I wear
Sprigs in my hair

I hate/love love/love you

I love the way you
Slither under my wall

All I need is to be
Without you, with you
Track Name: Conservatory
i. cherry tree

Inside a conservatory
Cherry tree, or
Cherry wood door
Cherry would, but I
Wouldn't remember

Gee, I really love you

Inside somewhere
Not quite meadow
Cherry tree, or
Cherry wood door
Cherry would, but I
Wouldn't remember

ii. core

Seeds embedded (embedded)
In bed dead

I fold fingers over my palm
I fold fingers over my clover
A fit, a turn, or inside a bulb
Somewhere I don't fit Key to bloom, breeze to hold
Somewhere iron square A fit, a turn, or inside a bulb
Of which a hold inside Key to bloom, breeze to hold
Not quite, some spark A fit, a turn, or inside a bulb
Of that not quite Key to bloom, breeze to hold

I really love you


iii. orchids

Whether trading blood for echoes
Gets your attention
You in whatever form I imagine
Reconciles some aperture

That makes me want to explode
It makes me want to explode

Trade old leaves for skeletons
And light as favorable for hiding
Doesn't matter anymore

Doesn't merit said explosion
And just because you don't notice


iv. zephyr

Doesn't mean I forget to bring these


v. flora's reprise

Stramonium
Jeremiad
Dandelion
Jumping ship is only occasional
And shouldn't mess with the meadow
In your head

vi. herbarium

vii. her
Track Name: Oleander
Except, he said, I think in them
Your images aren't enough, she said
The time it takes you to feel
Loses feeling
You can't separate yourself
From your worst part
Waves are crashing
Body floating
Shipwreck the same
Lost love again
By water it's better broken
Fights better when its parts
Are losing
When losing is
And feels like field
When glitter for a while
Feels like skin
Sun adores you
Like I do

Sometimes in the rain
Your shipwreck is the same
Every night I try to save you
Every light I shine to faze you
Oh Leander She says, I'm still here
I'm still here He says

It isn't enough, she says The time it takes                                 
The time it takes you to feel it You to feel it loses feeling
Loses feeling It isn't enough, your images
You can't separate yourself
From your worst part
Oh Leander, I'm still yours
I adore you

Gee, I really love you
I really love you
Gee, I really love you
I do

By water it's better broken
Fights better when its parts
Are losing
When losing is
And feels like field
Sun adores you
Like I do

Sometimes in the rain
Your shipwreck is the same
Every night I try to save you
Every light I shine to faze you
Oh Leander, I'm still yours
Lost lover in the rain

It isn't enough, she says It isn't enough, she says
It isn't enough, he says It isn't enough, your images
I think in images
You feel separate
Oh Leander, I adore you
I adore you I adore you
I adore you I adore
I adore you
I adore you

By water it's better broken
Fights better when its parts
Are losing
When losing is
And feels like field
When glitter for a while
Feels like skin
Oh Leander
Waves are crashing
Body floating
Shipwreck the same
Lost love again

Bells will ring Waves are crashing
Sun will shine Body floating
I'll be his Shipwreck the same
And he'll be mine Lost love again
We'll love until
The end of time