Black Gold

from by Zach Stock

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Get your tactile fix. Comes with original album art by Zach Stock and lyrics to all songs. Cd individually printed with love by Communitea Graphics. Allow about a week for delivery after item ships.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Until We Lay Alone via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

wake up,
wake up and my name’s as far away
as the factories that wove these tangled sheets
my window offers no relief
the sun is black, the sky is on its knees

I’m barely awake, but the day’s grown cold
nothing has not been bought or sold
can’t wrap my mind around this dream,
my fingers feeling for the seams, but I can’t get out of it
I can’t get out, I can’t get out

outside, standing frail like a wild tree
machine gun cradled like a smaller child
missing teeth like a church marquee
the cliché went the same way as her smile.
she wears the stars and stripes on her sleeve
like bars of code on her wrist
scars born of the invisible hand, and its miserable fist.
face wrought with illegible jest, she climbs into an oil drum
blackness rising up to her chest
the beating heart of the world to come
she says to me “I’m barely alive, but I’ve grown old.
nothing glitters in this black gold
can’t wrap my mind around this dream,
my fingers feeling for the seams, but I can’t get out of it
I can’t get out, I can’t get out”

she says “I can’t get out, I can’t get out”
She curses god and strikes a match, watches time collapse
as somewhere moses strikes a boulder
god speaks in a rage of light
a burning flash, at once the night is over
night is over, wake up
wake up

credits

from Until We Lay Alone, released October 28, 2011

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