A Challenge To The Dark

by Cannons and Clouds

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Available July 16, 2013
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Track Name: Meridian
Dry your black tears on my kerchief Mascara inks spots on paisley
I’ll take your hands
And breath with you
For as long as we can conceive infinite time
Without clocks or watches
World War One brand smokes Lit with rolled matchbooks
And my callused fingers Whispering in ears, sweet voices Lips painted red, spiced breath of agave in spirits
Swirling lights and laughter
Dance as we grow older
‘Round and ‘round as we always will
Dark coffee pressed in French fashion Breakfast prepared in cast iron Tammy Wynette,
George Jones, crooning
Harmonies blend with fresh morning air and sweet rainfall
Sitting by your window
Listening to the buses go
‘Round and ‘round as they always will
Track Name: 1111
I could never run
I could never hide
I could never save myself from damnation or try
And all I want
Is to be with you
Can’t wait another moment on this Great Highway of blue
Ocean view
There’s a break in the fog
I see a little light
Reminds me of the red planet we stargazed at that night
And Jupiter watched
While Venus smiled
From the other side of this “Big Town” I love so much with pride All my life
Red and blue sparrows
Grab the hammer of hope
That forged the anchor to the ship that sails past Jonah’s whale, sea horses, and plum blossoms
Blue diamond
We’ve come so far
Since that tiny room
On eleven eleven east eight street in a town with nothing new
That late night drive
The abandoned farm
Our paths divide and merge
All these years memories are on tattooed arms
Track Name: A Challenge To The Dark
Smile at the face of all the hate, and everything that’s lurking in the darkness and the pain
On and on and on and on
We find our taste for the ire
I’ll take a day to find my way Within a garden full of total righteousness and sweet rain All in all in all in all
We’ll get our mantras back Forward
All succulents need soil
Just as all elephants remember
Brush the marrow off of the windows And etch the glass with acid on our tongues
Embryos are dripping through the nest Regard our “evening of redness in the West”
In and out of REM we run as lions Bounding o’er lakes of burning lyres Try, but you won’t fall asleep
You won’t, You won’t, You won’t Instead of pinching my arm,
In lieu of wetting my head,
Would you forget about it and start over again