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lyrics

Lower.
I walk into the ruins of New Orleans
Lower.
Maps won't lead you to it
Deep into the trees
These rivers float and feed
The old man and the sea
River.
Poison flowing through dirty Magazine
I'm black and I know that its tragic
But if I'm still I die
Keep movie creature of habit
Alive, alive, alive!
Realize.
Darkness gathers in places
Thick with mystery
Better realize
Hellions with painted on faces
Riot in your luxury
A curious recipe of voices in a rapid boil
Level.
All the playing fields
But not until you see the whites of their eyes
Not until you see the whites of their eyes
Perhaps the angels were sleeping
On that cold, dark night
Be sure to give 'em enough rope
And knives, hot knives
Rolling in masked parades
Tossing trinkets from floating graves
Lower.
Crawling from the wreckage of New Orleans
Lower.
Legend and antebellum
Deep into the trees
Laughter swells like a massive plume
Comes billowing over levee walls
Laughter.
The heavens will fall and the waters rise
To meet us all
Better rise, rise, arise!

credits

from The Vagabond Directory By Heart, released July 2, 2013
Sam Rae: Cello
Jasmine Jones: Vox
Adam Lammers: Synthesizers/Effects
"Black Woman" recorded by Alan Lomax

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Jake Joyce McCoy Boulder, Colorado

A moment ago this didn't exist and POW! Here it is. An enigmatic cartoon stumbled in from the wilderness claiming to have utilized wasted time wood-shedding songs from inside a vacuum. Running on hubris, fumes and parades of exhibition, this acoustic debut lingered as an idea then ballooned into an ambitious navel-gazing interpretation of the Book Of Revelation. I was gonna ask permission, but... ... more

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