As it is Written

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lyrics

I birth. I breathe. I wail and I seethe.
I shout. I kick.
As I am torn from the comfort of my mother’s flailing gut,
I start reading from the pages of the book as it is written for me …

I grow. I learn. I watch and I yearn.
I wait. I wile.
For the time when my kind shall inherit the earth
I keep reading from the pages of the book as it is written for me …

The rules and the queues and the signs on the street
Never stand on a carpet without wiping your feet
Follow every path as they are laid out for you
And when you knock on the door they will not let you in

Where does it lead?
A dead end.

I eat. I shit. I puke and I spit.
The over time I realise
I’m just a bag of blood and bone, now all wrinkled an old
And I start tearing out the pages of the book as it is written for me

credits

from Carmina de Nihil, released August 22, 2014
Peter Baxendale - vox, mandolin
robbie jalapeno - vox, guitars
Marty Pervan - horns
Stuart Robertson - drums
Damien Snow - electric bass

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