Statelines

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She was honeycomb and tongue tied palindrome and I was anything but easy. She was fair of skin but not quite porcelain and I was all too quick to break. She was lemonade that cut right through my summer haze. She's that biting kind of sweet. The way that ice cubes laugh when stirring in a glass, oh, she did sound the same to me. But I lost you to too much pride and too many STATELINES. Our bed was canopy and we were greenery and we were sweet humidity. I was metronome and over calculated pulses sticking rhythm to our bones. We tumbled out of clothes and we were well exposed but I was never sure that I was even real. I was such a bore I was a dead metaphor marking time between the miles and the pages and the lines and I lost you to too much pride and too many STATELINES. We set sail from each other that may with rope between us tied to each other's wrists so if ever we drifted too far we'd feel that tug, turn around, and return to the other's arms. You were my northern star guiding through dark places, pulling me from dark safety of port-bound-life. You were my partner and I loved you as well as I knew how, but you wanted me to unlock doors in me that I was too busy denying existed. When you undid that length of rope a haze of fog drew up and I could no longer see you. I was screaming your name into the night sky. You thought I'd stay put but I got lost and scared and dropped anchor. Now, love, there's a STORM shredding my sails to ribbons and I'm crashing around myself. The shoddy seams holding me together won't last, wave goodbye to my mast--it's just balsam and ash I'm just balsam and ash I'm just balsam and--I've got to go my love but I will love you forever. I miss your song my dove but I will love you forever. You can drag my name through mud and I will love you forever. You are in my blood and I will love you forever. After us I slept with him and I will love you forever. Even though I slept with him I will love you forever. Forever forever forever I will love you forever. But I lost you to too much pride and too many STATELINES. I lost you to too much pride and the STORM in my mind.

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from Lead, released November 11, 2016

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Apres Pompeii Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Always forward, that is the mantra.
Apres Pompeii is currently entering a new era. Gospels is an ongoing project that will take form over the whole of 2013. With a full length album and seven EPs planned for the year, the path to its completion will undoubtedly be long and toilsome. This project’s focus is on the internal struggles and relationships that inform the way we interact with the world. ... more

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