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i kinda like the way it was before we settled on another hand
the gray area between war and peace eating away at lungs
at best it was apocryphal and it's allegorical at worst
reinterpreting rewritten tales of conquest
citing the sources that won't prove a thing
it's clear my recollection has been skewed by misinformation holding court
over dozens of sympathetic eyes that only root deep the shame
i think we had our fill of nasty things we fed with zeal to open mouths
all available condiments providing nothing to mask the taste
we'll err on the side of cautious winds
plan a great escape to let everyone know we mean it
we'll fare well enough to stab again but we'll keep our exits free of obstacles
the anecdotal evidence i found will only serve to further this
bold affront to everything that's good and keeping alive the lie
posthumously you might give me one last parting thought and hold your mouth
open wide to let the good things flow out
slicing, thus forking your tongue
in a way it's just as real
just as hammers leave a dent when there's no nail to strike or thumb to smash into a bloody scream
fell in love fell outta line with your teeth stuck in my eye
i fell in love and outta line with your teeth still in my eye


from Tales of Conquest - digital 7", released August 22, 2015



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Matthew Johnston: vocals/guitar, Jimmy Moore: bass, Matt Taylor: drums

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