Hygiene at the Turn of the Century

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Waiting on this bond to bend
I'm turning my back towards the sun
Hoping to be remembered as some silhouette that's left his mark
Moving on,
charging dismal grounds of convex ruins and dead towns
Because I know if I stayed, I just stand there staring at my empty house

But I'm pacing my steps to steer all focus from the past
But the sun's lashing out, cutting skin and penetrating
A constant anthem pounds between my temples
Pianos banging obnoxious melodies
Drums kicking and crashing

"The wind through the trees has been calling out, asking
'Will you stay? The ground underfoot spoils seed, lacking your footsteps.'"

Choirs chanting and shouting a sad familiar mantra: Crawling on tightropes like infantry

Behind me monuments of empty promise and statues of dead men salute white flags that wave so violently
A line of blank bases wait to be joined with the images of their previous idol

Now I'm following my aimless shadow
through a steady crawl that was once my steps
The setting sun's biting at the back of my ankles
This road's a fucking desert
Knelt-over purging those uncouth thoughts that I've been swallowing for months

For years I was once a hero
For year I neglected grasping on
My reflections screams as a mirage
A second glance
A second guess
A second best


from Self​-​Titled EP, released August 31, 2011
Ft. Zach Bauer of Tigerscout.bandcamp.com



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