STRIKE GENTLY

by JOINT D≠

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released March 14, 2012

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swell maps for burning spirits,
tequila in your tea

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Track Name: Poison II
無名の
emerge from the end of a nightmare
feeling much better awake
poison ideas, a feeling so sullen
recurrent, too baleful to shake

all alone, unknown
all alone, for what?

desires and wants, a cease to thoughts, distilled to theatrics, intangible plots
left to the wolves, barely alive, inept and blind from the dark of the night
lay, sulk, wait
desaturate, stand to to the side, the place that you loved
swept away with the tide


confused, and left in the dark
deserted, scalded & marked
refractory, stubborn and cold
plagued, doomed, always alone.
Track Name: Damp
flood the stars and drown the skies,
look up to see the endless tide
just leave one to see
hid as the oceans approach, ensnared, and washed away
fled to the highest of ground, dragged down, and washed away
tentacles swathe as you snap in half, and wash away
reclaimed ground will fail, collapse, and wash me away

wash me away
Track Name: (I'm) Haunted
Your headache hurts, mine twists the knife
ghosts make noises in my head, the caustic sounds unmake my bed
poison, carcinogens drag me to the past
painkillers have no effect. put me under glass

my eyes are turning red and scare them all away
the scars cut down my face seep deeper by the day
i’m dumb, distracted, looking back until the end
keep your distance, stay away, i’m haunted gaunt & thin


apparition or heavy dose? wash the sheets and burn the clothes
lack of light & lack of rest, cancerous dreams i’m taunting death
poison, carcinogens drag me to my feet
painkillers have no effect, leave me in the street

constantly

I'm haunted.
Track Name: Instängd
holding the gun
assuming the debt
damned by reticence
no time to correct

tear down the walls, destroy the ways out
instängd, trapped, crushed in the rout
dismal horizon lights barren remains
awake, alive, aware of the change

embrace the bleak
in love with despair
flirt with our end
too stupid to care

trapped
Track Name: Depth Charge
burst apart in shattered chunks
ballast gives, the ship is sunk
to the floor, a benthic death
for all the pressure, there is no depth

depth charge
bottom feeders, consuming trash
soul compression, human traps
vapid creatures breed vapid clones, ineptitude from skin to bone
they let the salt corrode their own
Track Name: Uncertainty
recursive thoughts, neurotic habits
overwrought
shells of lust, of love
of trust
uncertainty
place and speed unknown, unclear, can’t measure
escarpment sheer

your hands are tied to mine, we both know we could cut the line
stares collide, eyes in orbit, states divide
accelerate, denying fate, how charming to be reprobate
cut loose ties to salvage tight, survival’s not the fairest sight

accelerate, denying fate, how charming to be reprobate
cut loose ties to save the tight, survival’s not the fairest fight

recursive thoughts, neurotic habits overwrought
place and speed unknown, unclear, can’t measure, escarpment sheer
uncertainty
Track Name: Strike Gently
snarling hate, dried out earth
mangled love, leagues of dirt
preoccupation, attention bare
hung up on things that were never there
invented problems, endless maze
labyrinthine gloom that must be razed
distant brilliance, flirting glare
destroy the tunnel as you emerge to air

fires don’t start this fast, but they can grow
eyes light up, engulfed with spiteful glow
the smoke will build, occlude all you should see
the lights grow dim, it’s getting hard to breathe

streaks of gold, clouds of black
toxic thoughts seep through your back
vessels smolder, lungs are singed
the years to build turned on their end
there’s no border, no walls to shape
no help worth calling, no time to wait
seeking refuge from the moonless haze
rip the air out, douse the blaze

fires don’t start this fast, but they can grow
eyes light up, engulfed with spiteful glow
the smoke will build, occlude all you should see
the lights grow dim, it’s getting hard to breathe

the air is thick, the fumes approaching quick
the stars run late, the skies desaturate
breathe in too much, you'll fill your lungs
stretched too thin
asphyxiation

fires don’t start this fast, but they can grow
eyes light up, engulfed with spiteful glow
the smoke will build, occlude all you should see
the lights grow dim, it’s getting hard to breathe


the lights go out, but I can finally breathe