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Wicked Covenant

by Bury the Machines

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Settle the score push the plunger down the lesson can’t be learned in this life The arsonist burns the ones he loves the brightest the embers form a mandala it can be seen from space under the skin the sickness crawls the aspersion lives on and on the cracked bones the lost teeth a parable the watchwords “that way lies monsters” but you will never learn From beyond ghostly sign seal your fate words divine reaching out branch of thorns your only love comes as scorn We repulse one another punch the fucking mirror we lost our mother we like it rougher punch the fucking wall we live to suffer we can’t control each other so we must destroy ourselves there is no future lock us in a cage forever a prisoner Beneath my wrath a child’s tears wasted youth squandered years Beneath my wrath a child’s fear Disintegrate Not for Nothing I see a burning butterfly trail of carnage left behind Not for Nothing beneath the wrath of tyrants, dunces renegades and imbeciles Not for Nothing wandering skum dog (this k is not a misprint) gypsy fool a contribution of chaos and madness rejecting everything a state of global “NO” Not for Nothing
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Take the man from the cage the cage lives within the man rage boils over burns all who come close mind runs like a mudslide washes out logic and sense entombed with suspicion and fear a hostage a prisoner a victim’s tears you’ve squandered the years Bound to your madness two sides of a coin holed up in a fortress of trash poison your mind the children around you observe your collapse an hejira from reason unhinged unspoken words you can’t hear you’ve squandered the years
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Spirit adrift beneath the waves shelter in numbers danger lives among the ranks a life of service a life at sea guard against the enemy Her stems and stalks come together where the heart lives hair spills down a heavenly disaster pure beauty her weaponry the water washes out the former saliva tastes like blood dwell upon moving forward into dawn darkness in her wake beneath the waves vibrant unfoldment owl eyes turn toward you don’t avert your gaze her grace her ammunition obliterate prior sins forgive and move onward she’ll do what it takes to heal, recover accept, move forward grow, emote disperse disease grow a heavenly disaster reflected in the water guard against the enemy reflected in the water spirit adrift reflected in the water her beauty, her weaponry reflected in the water tastes like blood reflected in the water darkness into dawn reflected in the water vibrant unfoldment reflected in the water owl eyes turn toward you reflected in the water shelter in numbers reflected in the water beneath the waves reflected in the water pure beauty, her weaponry reflected in the water her grace, her ammunition reflected in the water

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released June 9, 2017

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Bury the Machines Chicago, Illinois

Bury The Machines attempts to cope with the inevitable burden of humanity; the depression, loss, and hardship that is the price of consciousness. A stunted wail of hope and providence transmuted from tragedy and suffering; the promise to the tortured souls, the outcasts and artists that can no longer trudge the path toward redemption alongside us. ... more

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