Nuclear Pastel

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Song was written late 2013

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Sent us away for all those who bear and
She knew the scene, lament and prepare all my
Wits for a girl, not in it for truth but
Never could be defined

Out on the street where the walls would conform
From dust to the wind like our love it is gone
And I'm no longer afraid, why was I afraid
In the first place

Well they say that you're always on the edge
With the minutes that are done and she's filled her dress
In the only way, water could ever fill
Anything at all

Now that it's rot, I'm too down in deep
I've killed the sparrow who promised not to speak
Now the only thing I witness is the cold calling me
And my eyes are ablaze

Ashes poured out, in my withering skull
Mixed in with rain, laid like cement
I failed to interpret, fail to perceive
Fail to invent, fail to appease

Handed a raincheck and clean bill of health
Scurried like ants after we felt ashamed and
Everybody gossips, fingers on the window
Watching those who leave

Friends say they like me, like mothers have to love
As a newborn I breathe, through her filterless lungs
And I'm no longer alone, why was I alone
Through the worst of it all

Fell short of safe while my feet touched bare
The frozen winter tar and city never slept
Neither did I, hard for my mind
To shut away the noise

Now that it's rot, I'm too down in deep
I've killed the sparrow who promised not to speak
Now the only thing I witness is the cold calling me
And my eyes are ablaze

Ashes poured out, in my withering skull
Mixed in with rain, laid like cement
I failed to interpret, fail to perceive
Fail to invent, fail to appease

Out in the dark, crawling through rust
With the hours in the years, covered in lust
As it waves away, the ocean in a still
The pallbearer weeps, and the angel reaps

Sore lips embark, weightless the words
Everybody claims a risk to my reply
I speak no name, but somebody answers
Hateful the thought, born as a cancer

Out in the dark, crawling through rust
With the hours in the years, covered in lust
As it waves away, the ocean in a still
The pallbearer weeps, and the angel reaps

Sore lips embark, weightless the words
Everybody claims a risk to my reply
I speak no name, but somebody answers
Hateful the thought, born as a cancer

And it all shines through

credits

from Wilderness Road, released April 7, 2014
Nathan Przekop - Vocals, Guitar, Lyrics

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Cigarettes and Milk Portland, Oregon

Everyone says my moniker is gross. Cigarettes and Milk is the factual and fictitious project of Waldo Przekop. Which is me. Stories of a kid who hates the system of oppression put in place by a capitalist society. Songs of my deepest internal grief and anxiety. I am emotional, almost none of my music is happy. I am a lo-fidelity musician and I am folk out of the gutter. A blueberry farmer too. ... more

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