Holding The Picture

from Clipped Beaks by Cloud Rat

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Our side of a split LP with Disrotted ( disrotted.bandcamp.com )

Released in the US by Halo of Flies ( Halooffliesrecords.com ) &
In UK/EU by Dry Cough ( www.drycoughrecords.com )


...Neptune's mouth;
The tentacle shows through the fabric now.
“Beautiful humans,” He tells me.
“This is where to grow them."
He shows me a small game,
We use spears to impale them.

Tunnels and caverns; I live and inhabit.
An intelligence that calls itself “Unity.”
An underground nervous system.
I become unmoved while I absorb sunlight.
You enact total war on creativity.
Tunnels and caverns; I live to inhabit.
All sins ignored; To enact my cells.
There are others around me...

“Listen to me girl!
Your origin is unknown.
Your waste in a thousand burning seas.
Filth and desperation corrode your crevasses.
Seek nothing into the dream affairs.
Your ancestors were a plague.”

Wide open like a mouth,
Guided with nothing now.
At the mountains of madness,
My overlord has left me alone
And only I know what pain is.
Fluttering down on broad cheeks,
The planet’s winds whip against me.

Luminescent flashing,
Mother burning underneath the ground.
Or what I smell...
What is this?
Crashing life field,
A passage.
Am I the first visitor?
Neptune's mouth;
The tentacle shows through the fabric now...


from Clipped Beaks, released October 11, 2018
Recorded and Mastered by JC Griffin ( lakebottomrecording.com )
Artwork by Ryan Brady ( ryanbradyart.squarespace.com )


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