Light from a Younger Universe

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lyrics

Oh god son!
Step into the light.
Inflame, irk, instigate, incite.
It’s a gesture so contrite.
Smacks of mendacity and spite.

Beyond the chasms and the void,
angered, anemic and annoyed,
I know what once we had enjoyed
we have now trounced, we have destroyed.

But a song will be sung for you,
and a dinner will be brought to you,
and then a morning’s going to come for you
and it’ll be your reprimand.

Lengths we went to will be taken back.
Ropes that bind you will be shaken slack.
But let’s hold off on goodbye.

And we can call out!
For what it’s worth
We’ll bring ‘em all down!
We’ll pack a fucking hearse.
And we can all shout
until we’re fucking hoarse
and that’ll be our reprimand.

We’ll give a nod to
just what it meant,
and run roughshod through the sacrament.
I was a god, too,
I was heaven-sent.
Who could ever understand?

Never closed eyes, but the inverse:
light from a much younger universe.
I’m fourth function!
with fourth-functionary friends.

In the quiet,
in the still of shock,
in between ticks of a ticking clock,
I can’t wait to say goodbye.

We can call out.
We can fall down.
We can call out.

We mutineers, we’ll comandeer
the splendid fear trapped in the sphere
between the mirrors between your ears.
Now here’s to all the insincere!

And only the snow can begin to explain:
I’m a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
Take what’s written! You can have it back.
I’m a blackout, I’m a heart-attack,
I am no longer compelled.
Goodbye.

credits

from Amateur Cartography, released March 5, 2013
Additional Musicians:
Eric Plunkard, Vince Troia, Jordan Von Zynda, Jordan David Wright - Vocals
Jordan Von Zynda - Percussion
Greg Kreiling - Percussion

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