The Violent Bear It Away

by Pop Empire

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Chris Sotraidis fantastic writing, solid act! Favorite track: Calamity Jane.
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Benjamin D.A. Dope-ass psych rock. Favorite track: Tribulations.
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Johannes Duckeck Timeless, unconditional blues rock. Favorite track: Tribulations.
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released May 26, 2016


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Track Name: Sweetest Thing
My baby is all Summer then she's all Winter
She don't celebrate the Fall
She don't tolerate no Evil to be found
She's the sweetest thing, she's my girl

My baby is cool silver and stately black
She can operate my gun
She don't contemplate no evil against her man
She's the Sweetest Thing she's my girl

I don't dream sweet dreams about her
I can't sleep sweet sleep without her
I can't tease apart the day
She's the sweet sweet sweetest thing
So pretty as she lies
Nothing beautiful is true
Track Name: Psyche
Have you seen my baby
walkin side of the road?
if you see my baby lord she ain't
got no place to go

who's gonna shoe her little feet?
who's gonna glove her hands?
who's gonna kiss her red red lips?
who's gonna be her man?

who's gonna be her man?

she's a cold infinite wave
discretely symbolized
she is not what she is
soul not of a man

Psyche walk beside me
dark end of the road
can't find no hearts to bind no
place like home

brightness of midnight
is ever around her
loneliness and death-rattle
stillness go beside her

who's gonna be her man?
Track Name: Calamity Jane
I've been travelling
across the desert
they call me
the passing breeze
brothers and sisters
I have plenty
they don't know me
I'm from the open road

I'm gonna go someplace
warm and dark and lovely
I'm gonna seat all of my children
round the table

Mom and dad
I can't stay here
I've gotta leave
leave my old home
lord I'm going
land of plenty
milk and honey
wear my brand new clothes

I'm gonna strip my mind
of flesh and bone and body
I'm gonna see all of my friends
that I have missed

Calamity Jane
what's the matter with you?
why don't you love me
like you used to do?
You know my hair
is still curly
and my eyes, lord, my eyes
are still blue

Why don't you love me?
why don't you love me?
Track Name: Tribulations
Trials, troubles, tribulations
such as never been before
when the sun don't shine his light
and the moon all die of fright
fire come down from heaven
the blood shall fill the sea

I've been chosen and anointed
i am come at the dawn of time
so like lightning strike the east
flash far out into the west
i am death
there is no fullness without me

The mark must be upon your forehead
these worldly goods you then can buy
depart from me i never knew you
i hear my blessed savior cry
no second sight no soft wind blows
no hope for rest

Depart from me i never knew you
i hear my blessed savior cry
i am death
there is no fullness without me

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