grim union

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released April 15, 2017

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WhatTwoLeft Ithaca, New York

Dogma is the source of our suffering.
Nothing is true, all is false.
Nothing is false, all is true.

Brandon- music & vocals
Tara - lyrics & vocals

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Track Name: Reverie's sustenance
Dense fog existential fatigue

My fuse, afire with intrigue

flickers among us a spark

Splashing onto my cheeks stained dark.

Eyes closed, limitless existence.

Humanity’s manners still promise distance.

I am the only one to blame.

Explosion shatters your dream of tame.





Squeeze the marrow gather the grit

That which would open a muscle, a pit





Feed me feed me



Here is my skin seeping with salt

I am dreaming of gargoyles once more
Track Name: Antarctica
Naked unrequited with the fall and winter eavesdropping

clothed for the blizzard I pass your trailer without stopping



Unsatisfied, a meddlesome spring leans against my hip

Egging me on to drop just the strap of my slip,

You are missed





Thankful the summer is busy planting poppies over the hill

She warms to the notion of soon bending my will



Who knows what that bawdy tart would suggest

Her hands are dirty, her hair caught in a birds nest



Hear the ground thaw

Feel sober withdraw

Play hard to get

But you won’t forget



When summer untied from manners comes crawling at your feet

Pinned under her elbows you’ll sit drowning in her heat



I remember that girl and boy heads tilted to the sky

Playing out the seasons with their tears and a sigh



Playing these games to feel alive

Wilting these memories are still committing to survive





Hear the ground thaw

Feel sober withdraw

Play hard to get

But you won’t forget





Hear the ground thaw

Feel sober withdraw

Play hard to get

But you won’t forget


Naked unrequited with the fall and winter eavesdropping

clothed for the blizzard I pass your trailer without stopping


Naked unrequited with the fall and winter eavesdropping

clothed for the blizzard I pass your trailer without stopping


Naked unrequited with the fall and winter eavesdropping

clothed for the blizzard I pass your trailer without stopping
Track Name: [ant-tip-uh-thee]
I

You

We

Wake up

Wake up



He

She

They



Hello are you there? I have been trying to reach you for years now but the shame in the air, it keeps swallowing my words...can you hear me? I am going to keep trying...hello?



I am here. I’ve been hiding under plastic woven blankets, warm. I’ve been collecting only what I want from the world there isn't anything so wrong with that. I don’t care what you have to say I have what I want and I’m keeping it.



I see what you are holding and it is drenched with the blood of so many others. Are you sure? Can you hear me?

They
Track Name: Dark rest stop
Under your slip fitful will thaws

Unable to draw in the air

Your twisted vision the cause

Offer me what you can spare

At coy this eager storm gnaws



Tonight we play out the dare

I’ll wake with wet underware



The taste of you on my skin

My finger warm on my tongue

Your whiskers’ phantom had been

A raw song, writhing, is sung



A body without border

Under dim secondhand light

Rewind my tape recorder

Parked here in this filthy night

A dark rest stop out of order



Tonight we play out the dare

I’ll wake with wet underwear



Your mission hard on my skin

I’ll wake the pale of your scars

I’ll make you work to get in

Euphoria presses mute on the cars


Your teeth releasing my shirt

Sour rain falls from your brow

My fingers lifting your skirt

Fill me with everything now
Track Name: Circumference of grief
It wasn’t what he asked for but the elements made an offer

With each of her screams the chorus of snow sang softer

Her fire rearranging shadows across the ground of his anxiety

Were she to wake the catatonic her loins still would escape satiety

As the bed takes in their icey weight fair trade closes its eyes

The cadence of regret persuades wrath’s stifled goodbyes



And tucked here in the corner of her fear she knows

And parked outside foot above the gas his tenacity goes

And in the wind she never felt this much wanting

And in this phantom pain lurk two echoes haunting

And to look beyond the explosions in their path

Is to be reminded of their incompatible math

And to close their eyes to this flagrant decay

Is to go on beseeching the nothing for

Another way

The factory’s last light extinguishes from fatigue

Ashes blown from the street searching, hungry for intrigue

Shedding his old skin he falls into dreamless sleep

Waking without him she holds her knees tight and begins to weep

Stealing strength from strangers who keep walking unaware

They hold just enough to brush their teeth and wash their hair

There is a bridge spanning unhinged shores on which two met

Now untethered we watch these two conspire to forget



And tucked here in the corner of her fear she knows

And parked outside foot above the gas his tenacity goes

And in the wind she never felt this much wanting

And in this phantom pain lurk two echoes haunting

And to look beyond the explosions in their path

Is to be reminded of their incompatible math

And to close their eyes to this flagrant decay

Is to go on imagining there is

another way
Track Name: Myopic masses
Legs hanging off the stone wall I can see your lines grow bolder

The wind drinks your tears, the mountain peaks over your shoulder

I feel the slow mystery of sitting on a syllable’s plans

Strength is a circle where choice and love hold hands

I wrap my fingers around their unwieldy youth

I try to keep in mind under corruption we’ll find truth

I’ll support the children in grief, swing them in play

Feed them from the blood of the birds that fell today



Some days I’ll ask more of life’s eccentric tone

serenading Jupiter to win her friendship

Make unruly wishes on an unremarkable stone

But today….

Today



Pollution settles in, a dictator and his hateful masses

Swastikas and white sheets now uncloaked by the myopic without glasses

Hatred now illuminated by indiscriminate lies

Our world asks you in millions to hear the people's cries

This is a call to those who write, who dream, who sing

Let the colors you create shadow the man who thinks he’s king

Chipping away a facade he can’t destroy our sight

We won’t wait til the whole of our nation is nothing but white...to fight...



Somedays I’ll ask more of life’s eccentric tone

serenading Jupiter to win her friendship

Make unruly wishes on an unremarkable stone

But today….
Today
Track Name: Foucault adrift
Unhinged (High)

Deranged (Low)

Untethered (Spoken)



Ungoverned

Unglued

Unlimited



Vindicated

Liberated

Dissociated



heretic's Infinite wilderness





Your forbidden is our playground

Let your children out to riot

On those steel walls we pound

Conviction to disquiet



Stuck in a coffin of your own making

While we feel nothing but air

It may be a long fall we are taking

But I’d rather see the truth in this dare

Than be there

Captive’s bondage to fear



Suffocated

Obligated

Necessitated



Forced

Coerced

Restrained



Dominated

Fabricated

hatred is over-rated
Track Name: Hafiz & the monkey waltz
You thought you could just go

Walk out and see what there is

You thought that I’d still be here

Waiting



I thought that I could just leave

Find just what I thought I’d need

I thought that you’d still be there

Waiting



Once I was all that you’d want

Softness in every nook

Once You would suck at my breast

Hungry



Once you were all that I’d want

Playful in every room

Once I would ride on your back

Hungry



Were we wrong?

Were we wrong?



Now you come knock at my door

Offering something unclear

Then you try hiding your face

Shaking



Now there are tears in my eyes

Asking for something unclear

Opening then shutting down

Shaking



Are we wrong?

Are we wrong?