Hymns and Lies

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Nobody wanted the sun to rise.
The air was heavy with hymns and lies.
My sister lays in bed and does not cry.
My mind is gone, and Brahms is on the radio.

Today I walked alone from school
It seems like someone should have thought things through
Before they found a boy that no one knew
Out on the field. They sent a letter home with us.

No one had anything to say
When her eyes became a sightless blue
She turns and silently I walk away
I think she knew. But she won't need me anyway.


from Hymns and Lies, released August 15, 2008


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Boreas Tucson, Arizona

Boreas was a classically-trained rock band with lush vocal harmonies, a fierce DIY streak and a willingness to plunge into a wide range of musical styles. Described by local radio station KXCI as “baroque pop,” their music resounds with echoes of the Beach Boys, Animal Collective, Paul Simon, Radiohead and Steve Reich. ... more

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