Alien Flower Sutra

by Rob Mazurek & Emmett Kelly

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the Bombs that lit up the night sky.. you brought your body closer to mine a thick must mixed with terpertine i closed my eyes, and frozen in time, began to count down a half an hour 'til the roof goes up in flames the bodies on the boulevard collapsing in waves cracking bones somehow we have been left alone, but in little time our walls will crumble an ocean breeze against a sand castle, you and i the children who once lived inside never did we notice what was so violent and near and closing in we disappear back to the ocean back to the waves back to the ocean back to the waves
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Blackout 02:50
if it must only be today, i would gladly take another moment by unsure steps, my blackout brought me here only for a moment hacking in the silted wind, peeled eyes bleeding from the sides be my guide, a long lost friend of mine lead me to the morning and if when day, should you burn away all that which protects us i'll believe, blackout, you were such good company. i shall miss you. dearly
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i untied my wrists. my hands were freed. gasping in the black breeze with the rainfall. the spaces inside me, cavernous ricochets. a voice is silent, now its the day. you and i are found in here. dancing dark. she moves for me. taking time untouchably. electric wires and thunders pummeling against the hull. sullenly silenced with a touch, we fade away, you and I, forever..
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Love clear me of time wasted on tending over the failing garden outside. the palace wall is dry and cracked. years of drought and violence watching we most carelessly retreat Love clear me of time wasted on holding on to flesh and blood for comfort. the hearths not been lit for some time. years of falling out of love watching we most carelessly retreat
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into the heart remember nothing at all a cloud of smoke nothing at all to recall where have you been? how'd you lose your name? without a name whats inside a name? and who decides? as if us here who are of the night are just some of those children flashing lights who's laughter echoes down the lonely boulevard, lost in the night i see them when i close my eyes, but never in real life where have all the children gone? i saw them all run to the water in the light of the blast into the heart. it was was a cave deep underground we all salvaged beneath what no one here seems to recall just deals with the pain the shattering past where have you been? and who's past it is now? is it yours, or mine? we must be brothers, you and i and not just merely camped here for the night because being here together there is a peace of mind i've not felt before when all thats wrecked now was good, nobody understood
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We Are One 02:47
we all one can become anyone under cross electric fire in the prison, we are one a good companion in the steel understands me like no other and feels nothing i cannot feel in the bolt of lightning, we are one
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An emotive collection of future folk ballads framed by an animate palette of electronic treatments.

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released May 13, 2016

Composed and Arranged by Rob Mazurek (OLHO, ASCAP)
Lyrics by Emmett Kelly (thecairogang, BMI)

Rob Mazurek - Electronic Treatments, Modular Synths, Cornet
Emmett Kelly - Voice, Guitar
Thomas Rohrer - Rabeca (on Blackout)
Guilherme Granado - Synth, Sampler, Electronics (on Bright Nights Havoc)
Carlos Issa - Guitar and Electronics (on Bright Nights Havoc)
Brittany Mazurek - Voice (on Embryo Genesis)

Produced by Rob Mazurek
Mastered by Helge Sten
Additional Editing by David Allen

Paintings by Rob Mazurek
Design by Craig Hansen

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