Civil Union

by Civil Union

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Terri Cool downer tunes. Favorite track: Don't Wring it Out.
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Brian Feary Anthony is cool and Perry is cool and Alessandra is cool and this band is shit, nah just joking they're cool Favorite track: Waxed Shroud.
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released June 2, 2013

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Track Name: Cradle
you can tell me what you like
and i can promise not to recite
but aren't we both so well-rehearsed
at making the most of when we're at our worst

we don't have no money so we stay indoors
where there isn't much we have to ignore

it's entertainment
it's entertainment and i like it more than most things

today's bliss is tomorrow's pain
and the following weeks are pretty much the same
but in the cradle that is your bed
things were done that hurt my head

it's entertainment
it's entertainment and i like it more than most
Track Name: Brownlee
shopping monday morning with the elderly and unemployed
they bumble around this amputated town
the pharoah promised salvation after the plagues
but this desert is bare, no fruit can grow here

brownlee, brownlee. so much to answer for

did you see my street on tv3 the tear-jerking tragedy
the scattered remains are unlikely to change
i would leave here but i guess it's more complex than it sounds
there's a few things around that are tying me down

brownlee, brownlee. so much to answer for
Track Name: Waxed Shroud
we were two then we were one
left to wilt underneath the sun
you flirted with death in a bar
and were drunk enough to get in her car
upholstery sticky and red
and the seats could fold out to a bed
to lay until the trumpet blares
and have insects pull out your hair

i haven't seen the sky in weeks
and i have lost the will to speak
sitting still, not making sound
replaying events round and around
Track Name: We Are a People on a Mission
a lavish dinner party
in the house of romney
the walls bleed with history
and eschatology

we are a people on a mission
to burn the dead wood of this land
we didn't crawl through tunnels of skeletons
for it to slip through our chosen son's hands

well i guess you got off lightly
guess you were lucky this time
we're making plans for you anyway
it's for your own good
Track Name: Don't Wring it Out
you've got to keep this feeling alive
don't wring it out don't let it dry
and say all that you can before it dies
be careful it might take you if you let it
they won't understand no, they won't get it

the walls are closing in now
and you're too weak to push them back
and the people you decorate yourself with
are indifferent, broken and cracked

don't you dare struggle now
that will only make things that little bit worse
it can't stay inside let it all out
it needs to be free to disperse

you're lying on top of me
and we're both lying to each other
i could tell you about my mother and pain
but would anything really change or would most things just stay the same

the walls are closing in now
and you're too weak to push them back
and the people you decorate yourself with
are indifferent, broken and cracked

don't you dare struggle now
that will only make it that little bit worse
it can't stay inside let it all out
it needs to be free to disperse