Gin & Altars

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lyrics

Bits of glass on the ground
A table lamp that you found
Skipping off the merry-go-round
Sideways up but always down

I’ve got a rock in my shoe
A mouth of gold is nothing new
Gin and altars all day long
Gin and altars in our song

Silence speaks the words you keep
In a bottle you mistreat

Galleons reach the idle dead
But the berth was in their heads
It’s getting awful grave
Nurse to beer the wound she gave

And with this morning folding down
Like the flags we put out

Streets take on a glow
When you’re walking alone
There’s a fear in his eyes
Which I’ve learned to despise

Even though the cards that were laid on the bed
Could’ve been something he once said

There’s blood in my eyes
No sympathies in sight
Your downy skin alive
St Stephen with a smile
His arms open wide

It’s like when the chosen have already chose
It’s like when the broken have broke all their bones
A festival of light blindsides the right
A juggernaut jack-knifes into my side.

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from Vivian Comma Close, released April 17, 2016

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