Rotate The Mirror

by SILENT ERA

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Heart lay down Don't over-protect yourself Unblock the way around your paricardium Heart lay down And perforate distress Delete the iron around the constellations left Expel all residual doubt Relight, allow them in before you shut them out Belly up Raw way Rewrite the ritual now Unlearn the lullabye Heart lay down Expose the pith inside Peel of the smothering hull of a possessive rind Fragments all strewn about Grind down the callouses before you seal them out Don't tense up Wrong way Unplug the cycle this time Long way
2.
Who can wait? Beyond a trap door with rusted-shut hinges Demonstrate how all to get through the blushes and cringes When all else fails who will ask all the questions we don't know the answers to? Without a doubt we can't rotate the mirror until we are ready to Without a rock bottom angle to read from we'll never see the essential truth Without a doubt it'll be too late to save us despite what we've all been through Future unmade until a leap in the only direction Separate the woven from the waxy emulsion Blooming late...
3.
Say It Again 01:42
Whites of the eyes exposing tiny lives that live red line to line Composed of brittle parts that crumble as you zoom in to analyze Replete with heavily intricate details designed to take you for a ride All set to traumatize please realize it's your last breath Speck amplify tentatively creep behind faint ridges all align Cycles revive spitting up every audible angle made concrete in the mind Recalibrate the needle it wanders polar realities collide Listen for the crack to rattle Repeat repeat repeat Say it again, and then... Tightness inside cacophonous echoes hide one breath to clarify Anchors alight melting from the day to the night blank pages leap to life Psychic divide fingertip comb every inch for the buds along the vine Stop time, now realign repeat repeat repeat Say it again, and then...
4.
Light a candle for the lives lost Dog a grave for the facts glossed Fissuration of our timeline Misinformation for our memorializing shrines Sing a song for the Pacifist Clear the way for the Capitalist Charred screams from the women's lips Say their names and then ask How long will this carry on? Distraction weakens opposition Fingers pointed by the more corrupt Fennel kisses for the lives snuffed Hold our breath til the smoke clears Suffocating for five hundred years Sing a song for the Pacifist Pave the way for the Capitalist Charred screams from the witches' lips Say their names and then ask How long will this carry on? Cooperate with historical obfuscation Building blocks of the modern day Won't accept it's the civil way Waking hours like a bad dream What we get is a pyramid scheme Sing a dirge for the Pacifist Bow down to the Capitalist Charred screams from the women's lips Say their names and then ask How long will this carry on? Complicit in our mollification ------------------------------ #SayHerName for the Black and Indigenous women & gender variant people slaughtered as witches for resisting the violence of capitalism, silenced by the brutality of colonialism, victims of white supremacy.
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Can you list your allies? Who can exist otherwise? Re-examine our lives Deep resistance inside Sirens do not synchrontize Outgrow the safe confines of ceramic life Roots flail in the air and blister in the light Tendrils stretch and swirl Holding on to what haunts is an unserving lie Breathe in to breath and let it go Holding on to what haunts is an unserving lie Breathe out to breathe in and let it flood Lost the lush storyline Tune in to catch it in time Vibrations between hearts and minds Time to un-anesthetize Shake out the sand from your eyes Congealed oyster spit surrounding jagged specks Protecting scarred insides from learned reflex Count every pearl
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Ecstatic yes 02:19
Who can take another offense? Who can make in this far "undamaged"? If it's not ecstatic yes Hear the resounding no Makes asses of "innocent" assumption Lick ignorant interpretation What are these claims of entitlement? Get away from me No one owes one anything Under no obligation No place for commodification Lick ignorant interpretation If it's not ecstatic yes Hear the resounding no Makes asses of "innocent" assumption What are these claims of entitlement? Get away from me
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The Hook 02:36
Just a wrinkle Up on a down beat – hang on Corners crinkle All recognize the uncomfortable Unread sequel Rewrite the long dream – hang on Programmed people Push back and away from all the ways we can't understand Chances wasted Make the space, soften into acute awkwardness Not made simple Perpetual upkeep – hang on Foreign angle Catching the hook before it catches you Missing shingles Tepid surroundings – hang on Tensions mingle Refuse the urge to chew a human head off its neck Habits definitive Something new: relax into acute awkwardness
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Hey, kids of the world I got something to say Please listen to me right now Okay you're right, things could be worse But nevertheless I'm fed up with this world I've got this feeling in me, so hard to explain But I know there are millions who feel just the same Humanity's dying with silent screams Take a look at this world, perhaps you'll see what I mean How long will it take til you know? The revolution's inside you Deep inside your brain Why don't you join the upright crew And make another dream come true Ok as it seems, I gotta face the facts The perfect world's a dream cause mankind's bad Now why should I give up all my hopes and dreams As long as there are people who try to break the schemes So tell my how much longer will you follow a way That step by step leads to the world's decay When will you finally know? We can Future dreams

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12" available from Nervous Intent Records: nervousintent.bandcamp.com

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released September 15, 2020

Recorded by Kyle King.
All songs written by Silent Era except "Future Dreams," originally by Upright Citizens.
Mastered By Daniel Husayn.
Artwork by Michelle Hill.
Pottery by Osa.

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Video for Don't Go Out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNC8y7290eQ

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