Inside a Ringing Chord


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released August 1, 2018


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Track Name: Savasana
“you came back only to turn the hourglass,
what day dissolves past my eyes
my body holds in a polluted breath
as the blood thins
the senses wither dim
a smoke that swims in my brain
a cloud exploded within my skull.”
Track Name: D.I.E.?
“searching for land
i’ve been baptized in your sand
searching for home
i’ve been sailing in the palm of hand
losing your body
stories of your first life
melted limbs
carry your legs back to high land
(tell me you’re alive and well)
you’re falling high and low high and low
you’re hiding out you’re hiding out
no thought believing
no feet to walk in
your boat is sinking
cause no one is believing
die to come with me to
it’s a stranger’s spit holding everything together
holding everything together
I can’t wake in this weather
black is coming to cure color
you will know nothing
holes in your life vest
sleeping in your hip crest
holding on a teared chest
you can’t rest you can’t rest
i’ve been chasing your fist for years
wishing on lips & starving hell
drowning in sour milk
searching for land
i’ve been trapped inside the palms of your hands
and I’m still
shunned on your grave
high on your grace
your way is suffer
high on your grace
shunned on your grave.”
Track Name: Disappearing Wall
(i battle the disappearing wall)
“feel so common place
like a rupture in my veins
feel so out of range
like a blockade is in my face
when water bleeds take me under
a recycled skin no longer
a see through memory
decoding your silence
decomposed presence
the weather of your void
piercing a cloud
on a white screen
how another will take my place
in the chair of misfortune
a tiny pearl
sunk into the mouth of an ocean
the punishing of life & light
your ill devotion cast underneath a bleeding a cloud
i won’t say the secret out loud
another relation:
the null silence
dividing open spaces
the runaway concentration
your poison
waste my time
with your scissors & a rock
handmade fire.”
Track Name: Something To Carry In The Dark
“lost looking glass
looking back
the crowns of pain
the gowns of shame
another black horse to carry weight
like a light in the dark
like a birth of spark
i go alone
i go alone
without flesh
without bone
without feet
without home
i go alone
i know you wait
lead me to that narrow gate
your arms wait
but now i go alone.”
Track Name: Sufferer
“like a shipwreck on your floor
tired of the guns
tired of war
light cowards digging their graves
a lie for a life
pick and shovel strife
these things you believe
is only another to blame
a lie for life
burn in another time
the lives are chains
you know no one
your plea lost in the arms of trees
there’s nowhere to run
there’s no reason to leave
mercy for the thief
mercy for the lost
mercy for the sleeping
please please please
i want to bleed you
these you believe
is another to blame
a martyr is born
a martyr is burned
all the lies are chains
crawling to be
alive in chains
on the inside are chains
a world taken over
a world that’s gone under
a world taken over
a world that’s gone under
and under the under.”
Track Name: Devil
“you hate to see the world slow down
you hate to walk with your feet on the ground
you hate gravity for what is down
its law and wrath
you can’t take it back
you’ve got moving to do
your maps are old
written over lines
erased erased over lines
you don’t care of latitude
you’ve got to move
you never follow
the hand that feeds the weak
will retire with embarrassment
he once carried a village in his arms
if it is he who has given hope
he can take it away
what would i do without you
it’s all we are is in the same place
all we are is in the same place
always the fame of your absence
always the facade of presence
the same sad choking gun
my time is done
my time is gone
the lie of the future the myth of the past
in moment the sad never ending new place
the feel of a real incision
so cheap
the bruised interaction
you make me feel so cheap.”

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