Legacies LP

by Stonethrower

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1.
Set your task, know what you work for Dare you ask or 30 years more? Raise your hands to hold up the ceiling Charlatans don't know the meaning Everyone that adds weight to your fears Eats away your will to persevere Accumulate the reasons why you're wrong A disconnect I haven't felt in so long Sinking in, your labour's fruitless Your listless grin has left us toothless I can't accord with courts you carry When you curse my name
2.
A plague is running through The thread of common cause You need to get out The bloated words spat forth Unbidden and untrue You need to get out Hands washed You're living out your lies And silence falls But the legacy remains And you're picking at the bones Till your final curtain call A shot across the bow Found buried in the hull You need to get out Your errant eye seems shot But doesn't flicker once You need to get out Hands washed You're living out your lies And silence falls But the legacy remains And you're picking at the bones Till your final curtain call
3.
If these languishing hands can take A thought from cot to crypt We can smother them while they sleep We're not limited by the page Looking at the lines we make They can bare the weight of sunless days But it all comes too late It all comes too late The ink will dry But it all comes too late
4.
Call it what it is: a broken oath And then we try to hide A lie untold Watching from the stalls The chorus reaches high When we try to sing along We cough and croak And then we try to hide A lie untold Expelled from the circle And always looking in There's breath on the window Another slight, another broken vow Another lie untold, a lie untold And when we try to hide We cough and croak
5.
Ever here, incumbent Roll out the point and pin the purpose Set these stalks to pierce the sky No regrets Just build a lie upon a lie upon a lie Just build a lie upon a lie upon a lie Set these stalks and pierce the sky No bill to throw or questions why Just a lie upon a lie upon a lie upon a lie
6.
Deadpanning 02:57
The lamp is low Cower in the dark Stow the fear in your throat But don't swallow your pride Trembling nerves Dent the warning bell Stow your fear Or throw your cards away And pick another game So throw your cards away
7.
Constrictor 03:21
Dead weight You're taking this the wrong way Qu'est-ce que c'est? A prayer that comes with great weight Plague reigns And suffocates the typeface Constrictor Shook hands, made its escape Low light and lower life Rue the day Set sights on higher planes Yet comb the ground A page that brings the rain A stage that breaks with age This hand requires restraint Grave pains The artifice constructor Give me time This wave will pull me under Plague reigns And suffocates the typeface Constrictor Shook hands, made its escape
8.
You're listless and low by the night One eye on the door, and an eye for an eye Pray they never halt your hopes Those abstract and burdening thoughts Won't kick at the hate that rests in your heart Pray they never halt your hopes Ask yourself where you were Upon a throne with a phone that never rings Help yourself to my home Drag me out, a beggar and a thief Never halt your hopes

about

***THE DEBUT LP***

All proceeds from the digital version of this record will be split between two causes dear to us: Rad Apples/Conroys Basement, and the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER).

We believe in nurturing communities, and we believe in challenging systemic racism.

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Stonethrower is Kenneth Babarinsa, Ross Middlemiss and Cal Sutherland.

All songs written and performed by Stonethrower, except bridge section bass of 'Unbidden and Untrue' written by Avril Smart.

Recorded by Kenneth Babarinsa and Ross Middlemiss at DM Studios, Dundee

Mixed and produced by Kenneth Babarinsa and Ross Middlemiss

Mastered by Robin Sutherland at Esko Mastering
www.eskomastering.fi

Artwork by Gordy Crawford AKA Gordy Craw
www.gordycraw.com

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released July 17, 2020

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