Empathy

by Minimus The Poet

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released 26 May 2015

Engineered, mixed, produced by Aaron Wold at Mobtown Studios - www.mobtownstudios.com

Mastered by Alex Saltz at APS Mastering - www.apsmastering.com

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Track Name: Rust
Everything I know...
Means to exist? Or to an end?
Forcing me back
Promise me you won't leave me like this
I know you can't promise me that

Oh, everybody knows somebody, knows somebody, knows somebody

Wears you like a coat
Tatters and fray
The pattern would be all the rage
Collar at your throat, nice and easy
The strangle should strengthen with age

Feel your bones break

Aching and crying...
Aching and crying...
All the while knowing...

That you can't help but feel so alone
What a harrowing cycle
And you can't wait to kneel and atone
For the rust on your bible

Oh, everybody knows somebody, knows somebody, knows somebody

Promise me you won't leave me this way
Oh, it isn't your promise to make
Somebody show me how to cope
Make this easy
Not anymore....ever awake

Feel your earth shake

Aching and crying...
Aching and crying...
All the while knowing...

That you can't help but feel so alone
What a harrowing cycle
And you can't wait to kneel and atone
For the rust on your bible

Oh, everybody knows somebody, knows somebody, knows somebody
Track Name: Molasses
Through the window of your room
Belize and Nepal
Postcards lined up on the wall
Postcards lined up on the wall

Patient, waiting for the snow
Like leaves in the Fall
We're just rotting on the lawn
We're just rotting on the lawn

Oh, and it looks like it's raining cocaine again
Molasses is passed around the room
And the books that we've read would suggest the worst
But when have we listened to them?

Curious creaking from the floor
A breeze through the dark
Children hiding down the hall
Children hiding down the hall

Some will come and some will go
Like flames in a jar
Dare we light another one?
Dare we light another one?

Oh, and it looks like it's raining cocaine again
Molasses is passed around the room
And the books that we've read would suggest the worst
But when have we listened to them?

Burning bridges for the flames
They're heating our homes
Barefoot, walking on the coals
Barefoot, walking on the coals

Move into a single room
Like peas in a pod
Can't survive out on our own
Can't survive out on our own

Oh, and it looks like it's raining cocaine again
Molasses is passed around the room
And the books that we've read would suggest the worst
But when have we listened to them?
Track Name: Empathy
oh no
blighters plague arrests me from a dream
it was all true
oh no
forcing me to higher ground upstream
but they come through

leaving their mark
revel the dark
exuberant display
carried away

oh no
on the cadge, polluting everything
you so shrewd
oh no
flared resent; the silence of the spring
you so elude

walking about
down but not out
there's food and there's a bed
we're paying your rent

I awoke moments later
in a black and blue room
complimented nicely by
a ripening bruise

oh no
castaways abandoned at our feet
in a commune
oh no
cull their wretched yearning for the heat
with a loud boom

walking about
down but not out
there's food and there's a bed
we're paying your rent

I awoke moments later
in a black and blue room
complimented nicely by
a ripening bruise
Track Name: Lightning Rod
Fueled by side eyed glances
Closing open doors
Staving off advances
And when it rains it pours

You, the sky, imperil
Lay and know your worth
Too, the highest herald
Will crash and rain to earth

Walk a mile
Draw the line
Walk a mile

Racing the final fire
Drawn to a lightning rod
Making you mine, all mine
Pleasantly shocked and awed

Fate dissolving faster
Pale distended heart
Fending off disaster
To rive the rains apart

Walk a mile
Draw the line
Walk a mile

Racing the final fire
Drawn to a lightning rod
Making you mine, all mine
Pleasantly shocked and awed
Track Name: Another Host
Another frost has descended
Why does it wait 'til we're all gone?
A sinless plot to feed upon
Another host, another ghost to make

And when the sun has arisen
Burnt, irrevocable torture
Pray her rays provide the cure
Repair, reverse… repair the curse, too late

Oh, have we got a fighting chance at all?

No weathered storm, no surrender
Waving white flag is a no go
You'll realize then you never know
What fragile form can bear enormous weight

Oh, have we got a fighting chance at all?

Haste is a buzzard horde circling around your head
Pacing about the ward, waiting for your soul
Demons on patrol, oh no

Now gaze to the great beyond beckoning you from your bed
Daze, we are thrust upon what we fear the most
Giving up the ghost, oh God no

Another frost has descended
Why does it wait 'til we're all gone?
A sinless plot to feed upon
Another host, another ghost to make

Oh, have we got a fighting chance at all?

Haste is a buzzard horde circling around your head
Pacing about the ward, waiting for your soul
Demons on patrol, oh no

Now gaze to the great beyond beckoning you from your bed
Daze, we are thrust upon what we fear the most
Giving up the ghost, oh God no