Ember and Smoke

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Its a bitter pill, a dying hope
Leave a sour taste, a lump in my throat
Dreams of family alight on a column of smoke
Leave a lonely scent on my favorite coat
Words of intention spelled of burning ash
Repressed thoughts encased in melted glass
Fiery glow, drifting sparks afloat
Isolation wrapped in an ember cloak

Lightning bugs take flight
A glitter of warmth, a million dying lights
Let it burn, let the bitter winds blow
Take in the night, and let the emptiness go

What does blood mean?
It’s no thicker than 
The water running
Through my hands again

Can’t believe the great hypocrisy,
the lie we’re told to sleep
Wrapped in arms that choke and smother
When will we be released?

Can’t imagine life without the ones were told will always stay
A treason to tradition’s values, but we are better off this way

Now we walk the line between great loss and wild hope
Finding new families, but these will fall apart at last we know


from Demo 2016, released December 1, 2016




Subsumer Seattle, Washington


Kari Killjoy
guitar, vocals

Bex Berryhill
bass, vocals

Matt X2

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