The Marriage of a Killer and a Bird Song

by Harsh Winters

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released December 1, 2019

Written and produced by Luke G Joyce

Mastered By Robin Sutherland

Artwork by ARMY of MOTHS

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Track Name: Liars
This is a cry to forgotten days. A fork in the road where two lovers lay, I'm begging them to find the hate inside. Don't let those eyes connect tonight. Don't let that fateful spark ignite just turn away and let someone else collide.

This is too hard I hear you gasp. This is a life we cannot grasp and it is me I knew it from the start. As the hammer falls on my throat of glass my legs give way and I'm numb at last like needles punching air into my heart.

But I'm a fucking liar and I want to go back; live every single moment of the life that we have had; meet again on the rooftop as the city stares; awkward conversations in the early hours air. This is almost over can we just go, please. But there is no one listening; no one in front of me.
Track Name: Recovery
Are you lines all going straight down crossed with all your sadness not found? Take my only breath it's yours. Prop me up on the fractures of your door.

Don't fall, don't fall just breathe with me.

There are records scratching at their worth as the ceiling pushes us to earth. We will lie here distant as we are. There's a sunset fighting with the dark.

Don't fall, don't fall just breathe with me.

I won't recover if you don't recover.
Track Name: Broken
I'm not even that sure coz what we've got might be broken. But there's one thing we've got going as we're crying without knowing.

There's a runaway back street heading to the water. Just tell me that you love me for happy never after. We'll make it to the ocean and fall in at the deep end coz there's no point in swimming when we know it's the end. The last crow flies there's winter in its eyes, it will be home before you.

Beauty is floating with me. Headwinds whisper like they know me. And those long hills making smoke still they will guide us away from ourselves.

There's a runaway back street heading to the water. Just tell me that you love me for happy never after. We'll make it to the ocean and fall in at the deep end coz there's no point in swimming when we know it's the end. The last crow flies there's winter in its eyes, it will be home before you.

The waves are warm. Your heart is sworn as the colours become one.
Our arms like chains with empty veins. Down here we cannot run.
The storms we feed as our wrists bleed. It's death as a rainbow.
We both look up. Our eyes are shut. This beauty still it floats.
Track Name: The Dogs
Set adrift in my home a fistfight by the fireplace at dawn. Throat against the window a pivotal expression of what's wrong.

Suddenly the dogs are coming for me. My design is broken on the floor. The balance of the chemical I'm stealing. The crescent moon looks sad upon our meeting over there.

Here comes happy hump day. Here come lonely daggers from your letters. The method in the sadness. A stirring with a regret that I met her.

Suddenly the dogs are coming for me. My design is broken on the floor. The marriage of a killer and a bird song. We'll punch the lights out of our house of memories until their gone.
Track Name: Grace Note
The circus that I walk to be. The fraction that I want you to see. The rancid taste of thinking that I'm ok. So give me what I think is love. Punch me with an iron glove. Pull from the stool like I'm a boy again.

Covers grasped beyond the doors. Weighing on what isn't yours. Actions without looking. She was half of you. The banish to the corner stands. The twist from fucking chainsaw hands. The mother is the grace note that's always silent.

The flesh is burning ever still. Hereditary overspill. Appeal is getting thinner but I am holding on. Confessions that are never sworn. This desperate who seeks out the storms. Involuntary hands upon the fire again.
Track Name: Falter
I pull on your sleeves and drag you to the evergreen trees. Worry in your voice is broken like the skin on your knees. Passive little charm that covers up the killer in the heals. Looking in your eyes I can only see the burning fields.

Of course, it was you.

Blessed is the child that keeps our one emotion running wild. Take the bottom brick and toss another falter on the pile. I sit on it high and advertise that I'm the reason why. Gossip in the town the tally is that he cannot be found.

Of course, it was you.

Our love never cared it could never be scared to a death within a hollow home. Grit behind the teeth and a fire beneath burning embers of a heart of stone. Somewhere in those eyes, there's a lack of surprise and a picture of a lonely man falling to his knees with another disease and a wish to hold another hand.
Track Name: Falling Down
I'm falling down your stairs with my head in my hands. You scream and your smiling as my spine expands. I hear your words as I crawl to the door. You say this is a body you won't hold no more.

And I will never shed a tear and you won't know why.

Love is a joke for the deadpan boy. It won't raise a smile and it won't fill the void. And now you're seeing through one-way glass. No one has noticed that you have passed.

And I will never shed a tear and you won't know why.
Track Name: These Skies Are For Writing On
These skies are for writing on when you are far from home.
And your words are an open fire when I am all alone.

A change of the heart a change of the oil as we squeeze on the chambers and lay down the soil for the blood and the bones and the blinded affections. And the scars sit alone as a constant reflection. And our lives are a dead star, we're dead already. We are memories to be made. Please, will you die with me? I tourniquet my veins for one last look into those eyes that some god made. I've stopped breathing and I'm hearing your pleas. Don't cry lover I'm a few steps behind you just turn around. There's a spot in the garden under an ivy wall thats where my bones wait rested and comfortable.
Track Name: There's A Silence There
There's a silence there under the record player where you reflected so this man could stare.

Just a brick in time on a bridge that's mine. Dressed in mortar, never made to shine. So take a boat and meet me halfway dead. We'll spend our best days inside the ocean bed.
Track Name: For Maiju
There is a bruise around my heart it's black and blue.
I force the wound to never heal so I remember you.
I hope you found Valhalla dear with open gates.
I hear in the thunderstorms and silent breaks.
They lit a fire on water for you and held hands tight.
You are every sunset now and you burn bright.

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