Drinking From The Trough of a Tyrant's Piss

by The Living

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03:44
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04:36

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released October 19, 2018

Vocals/Guitar: Derek
Guitar: Julian
Drums: Jason
Bass: Jeremy
Synths, Keys, and organs by all of the above

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Heavy atmospheric rock from San Francisco.


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Track Name: Dirty Dream
dirty dream, remember
five a.m., awaken
losing me inside you
it’s not love but I’m breathing hard

Oh, another dirty dream
another way to lose myself
Track Name: Vivaldi
growing flaccid, I am not going soft
pulling me all day, I do not feel robbed

come

five hundred thousand miles
but I still rub you all the right ways

rub

my shaking is out of my hands
nearer than last time to arrival
my shaking is out of my hands
nearer than last time to arrival
Track Name: Mask
too slow my time to be stolen by another
too lean my frame to be stretched out by hunger
too good a price to be broken by a glass
too long a love to have forgotten a past

too lovely a face to broken by a mirror
two hands apart to be joined by fear
two steps forward to becoming three
who steps forward in believing me?

I don’t want to wear a mask anymore
Track Name: Leaving
firecracker in late July split apart to a different sky
I still feel the flame as you jet to a different place

leaving time without cracking you
leaving time

forgot how to drape an arm across the back to a cold shoulder
that feel of something warm disappears when I try to hold her

leaving time without cracking you
leaving time
Track Name: Drinking From The Trough of a Tyrant's Piss
you were scrolling through facts on a friday night
one hand pointed as you prophesied
another victory comes with another drink
stroke me again i’ll tell you what to think

you’re an ignorant fuck and your back is bending
crossing another one out i count another lemming
i’ve read books on power and the art of war
i give looks that cower you on my floor

the greatest pain is to be in your presence
i cannot plug my ears i suffer another vengeance
scorn on everyone you see
scorn on everyone you see

so fucked full of lies remember this
while drinking from the trough of a tyrant’s piss
i was right before you were wrong
get on your knees where you belong

now i have you at my feet
reciting everything i say
your tongue sounding so sweet
i’m coming to the news from today

you were out of my sight when i screamed your name
reciting everything i say
practice cleaning my feet with dying hair
rocking me gently in my chair

repeat

i have stockpiled for the flood
and I’ll swallow every last drop

now i have you at my feet
reciting everything i say
your tongue sounding so sweet
i’m coming to the news from today

hear my words, abandon fist
drinking from the trough of a tyrant’s piss
hear my words, abandon fist
drinking from the trough of a tyrant’s piss
Track Name: Stab
nightsurfing, swallowed by an old wave
treading to you but I’ll keep on kicking up yesterday
keep on making the same waves

why the strange fixation, while the knife pricks me
oh, but I love life so I’ll keep on twisting what you say
keep on twisting your blade

you stab, I’ll twist the knife

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