Departing An Empire

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Written in Brooklyn, NY, winter 2014. A song about changing your surroundings.


The new moon
A celestial sickle cell
Will you guide my feet tonight?
Over bridges built
From the bones of junkie kings
Whose gold has long since turned to dust
And in their place now reign
Not in blood but a deeper stain
Jackals fat on their remains
If I stay
I decay
Turn inward
Speak no more
If I stay
I embrace
Empty bliss
Strive no more
But instead
I refuse
To stagnate
I become
I’m done wading through
The wreckage of my high school
Waiting for the water to recede
Building dreams out of debris
Pulling strings out of my wrists
Accepting that I won't be missed
(one last thing before I go)
A rising tide will
Lift all of our ships until
The waves come crashing down
We won't survive
The Empire will split
When the waves come crashing down


from Thresher, released September 9, 2016



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Pronounced "Lam-neh-forms".

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