Thespians

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Recorded independently
Released Nov 20/2010
Produced by Chris Mason
Mixed by Dean Marino at Chemical Sounds, Toronto
Mastered by Noah Mintz, Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto

this song is about how undervalued art is, and how crucial it is to our survival

lyrics

this white piano is dripping blood
this dead soprano floats in the flood
barricade the theatre doors
thespians, quick, grab your oars!

so many wake to sounds of alarm
as if the morning should mean you harm
shunning sleep, shunning rest
cursing all that is blessed

dance instead of grieving
live instead of breathing
give instead of thieving
won't you? won't you?

timbre, timbre
curtains drop and pulses stop

lightning snatch, steal my energy
light refract, drown it in the sea
villains skulk, skulk behind me
I will not let their clouds inside me

as the Sun bleeds
hit that note
as the Earth breeds
hit that note
as the lungs plead
hit that note
as the beast feeds
hit that note

with your hand, your hand
hit that note
with your heart, your heart
hit that note
with your heart, your heart
with your heart, your heart, your heart, your heart

dance instead of grieving
live instead of breathing
give instead of thieving
won't you? won't you?

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from .272, track released November 20, 2010

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