Bodysongs

by Born Gold

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released 20 September 2011

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Track Name: Lawn Knives
Lawn Knives

we all cut close
and snip snip snip
i'm a woodland nymph
take off your clothes
and lie in the blades of grass
we all cut close
to our sunburn sideburns
crackle crackle flake
let no one know
Track Name: End of Days
End of Days

you have to do these things for yourself
i'm bound by stranger feelings

if voices tell me to act it out
i just won't bother listening

you have to do these things for yourself
i can't help much past raising
your booster seat on the pyre while you heave through your flute for me

you have to do these things for yourself
my mind is odd and fevered

if voices tell me to act it out
the question's "how or never?"

you have to do these things for yourself
the animals are watching
i feel the wind that comes when you say it's the end of days
Track Name: Decimate Everything
Decimate Everything

break your records
burn your clothes
we will not grow old if we decimate everything

shave your haircut
smash your glasses
we will not grow old if this cold feeling passes
Track Name: Morning Bath
Morning Bath

i dont know how you work
i'd ask but you're not sure
i dont know how you look
in the mirror while heaving now

i dont know how you work
some fevers have a cure
your mouth's a gauzy blur
in the mirror while heaving now

did you ever look away
the cavity our workday made
if you have a cruel complaint
say it, just say it

did you ever look away
our office with our coffin laid
if you wish that things would change
say it, just say it

the cavity our habits made
Track Name: Boring Horror
Boring Horror

that's not what your body said
"i'm a dried out orchid stem"
that's not what your body said
over and over and over again

that's not what your body said
and you know its dialect
that's not what your body said
over and over and over again

ill be your boring horror
ill be your glorious mirror
i don't know how you look away

i'll be your boring horror
your glowing black chimera
ill hold this scaffold right in place

that's not what your body said
"i'm a castle carved in flesh"
that's not what your body said
over and over and over again

that's not what your body said
and you know its architect
that's not what your body said
over and over and over again
Track Name: Wombstone
Wombstone

you were yourself while your flesh was nimble
but the brain has a way of stumbling into
corners and caverns
and red spattered patterns
till you
undo

you were yourself in your skin womb shaking
knit in varicose veins your whole body was naked
collapsed on the slab we're
awaiting the hour

when
you undo

like a baby barely awake
eyes as empty as urinal cakes
i figured maybe, anyway
empty is our merriment
Track Name: Wrinklecarver
Wrinklecarver

i don't want to live without it
i don't want to think about it
i don't want to feel my skin unlace its skates

i don't want to chew my tooth chips
i just want to boil the head till
its sparkling and see through like
we'd hoped we were

what a weary way we fall
we're as old as emeralds
Track Name: Eat Sun, Son
Eat Sun, Son

never felt so warm but your womb is a mountaintop
never felt so warm till your veins emptied over me
you could not have known that the sky opens up with this
blessed wonder
my gingerly moving limbs
we're going under
the grass starts to dance and swim

never felt so warm till the flames of gehenna licked
never was forlorn that's the way that we operate
a demon and a god are now raging inside
of your sacred fever
your gingerly bound restraints
you're going under
split lips hiss the songs of saints
Track Name: Alabaster Bodyworlds
Alabaster Bodyworlds

i've seen my pale limbs mummified in infernal fridges
wax paper, foil and plastic wrap hold fast their hinges
i've seen my face in shadowed lines
in a six-foot pool of ashes
i've seen my kidney
huddled next to the spleen of a sixty year old priest

i've seen my veins strain to be seen in plastinate noblesse
das kapital continues on well after cell death
i've seen my hair coiled in the grass
of a ditch in Strathcona County
i've seen the oily underpass
where the third search party found me

so come back down...
we have graves
in the dirt
so come back down

so, no?
Track Name: Early Birthday
Early Birthday

shrouded in snow pale as the morning star
your little flesh scarf sewn by your belly's arms
your boiling brain and the stove of your art
bubbling over black on the shattered glass

we all have time! i doubt it
you'll be just fine! i doubt it
suspended in amber, surrounded
by the lives you never wanted but you lost

it's what it is
that's what it is
it's what it is
little membrane between the things we've been

shivering cold, upright and frightened dumb
the pulp and wet fruit slip as your fingers numb
no design in the rope just a shriek and a moan
disembodied prayers for a life alone