Carapace EP

by Shoe Eater

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released March 9, 2017

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Track Name: Buckle
The air that used to feed your lungs

The voice that once would pacify

Your mother's long hair, bathed in light, that nests your arms


Their betrayal is savage

Nothing left unexposed

They weren't intruders or vandals

They were guests in your home


We save our frailties

Preserve our millstones for those who can carry

We can not afford

To keep begging for

War to be fought without civilians

For them to grasp the act of giving


The air combusts inside your chest

Your lover's tone turned to ice

Your mother loathes the part of you that's your father


Cast out everything that buckles your legs

Never let go of the ones that help lift


We save our frailties

Secure our millstones safely
Track Name: Conduits Lost
The gale and the pounding rain cease

Your heavy eyes have dried and your gaze returns to mine

The debris can rest for now

If you could just listen to the quiet

I'm begging you

(I hope you heard it while you could)


It returns with renewed strength

Tearing down our shelter

Our fragile makeshift home


My feeble grip

Won’t stop or slow your body

From ripping from mine


Now I'm left to plead with your vexing anguished apparition

It doesn't know me, my face is a black mask


My words like children spurred to war

A naive passion propelling the surge

Between the beachhead and my throat

Is where they died


Though crises pass, like the storms,

And we can't take one more blow

As sure as war, it returns


Loyal to, vigil for,

Conduits lost


No matter how many times,

Each and every time you're lost, I'll offer up my spine


If it somehow helps you back to our home and tranquil thoughts

On the floor will be collapsed: me relieved


In this zero sum game, I can't know that my bet will play

But I know that I can lose


As my endurance fades, as I'm reduced to four legs

I'm left with one thing


I'm loyal to, vigil for

Conduits lost


We rode copper wire through continents
Track Name: Antithesis
You had her faith

That your failings were sincere mistakes

But to find your love was vain as drawing blood from a stone


Your monument could weather

Endless sand, wind and tremors

Collapsing on itself...

You're a thin shade of a mentor

Your legacy was was authored

Revisionists held in dogma

You tore down your idol

The fallacy fell and nearly killed it's followers


Failing her, failing over and over


You were gifted nearly endless chances

One selfless act could last a lifetime


She had to build with neglected rotten materials

Her home doesn't stand from your guidance but in spite of it


Your monument could weather

Endless sand, wind and tremors

Collapsing on itself...

You're a thin shade of a mentor

You're legacy was authored

Revisionists held in dogma

You tore down your idol


Solicit pity, impersonate a mother

We'll break the cycle and live your antithesis

(Your mother’s long hair, bathed in light, that nests your arms)