Pretty Mouth And Green My Eyes

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Slowly all my thoughts receding
Sliding up the varnished ceiling
If you want to join
Spider dancing on a coin.

Operatic, marred by illness
What became of all this stillness?
I misplaced my watch
And time took me down a notch.

Celibate and worn with hunger
Hardwaremen and ironmongers
Down to kneeling sworn
Doormen sleeping, yet unborn

Celibate and worn with seeming
Two legs limping, varnished ceiling
Let me be your son
I will bear you as time runs.


from Hymns and Lies, released August 15, 2008
Lyrics by Daniel Sullivan.


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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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