Too Many Words

by Big Knife Little Knife

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what did you care to say? what did you do? this is for all the half- and broken-hearted got to just carry on with the current like I did discordant ashes fall on your deaf ears open eyes wide but dark closed in shadows this is for all the half- and broken-hearted what did I care to say? what did I do? like you did just you listen “you’ve got to kick at the darkness ‘til it bleeds daylight” you’ve got to build it up you’ve got to take it down and stand beside yourself stop and listen
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the crux of the issue the heart of the matter is to sew up all the ears against idle chatter we’ll give a name to the nameless and voice the voiceless always sold out and choiceless we’ll write a name to history apocryphal texts tired, used and broken down detritus, garbage in the face of all that is we’ll write a name to history the secret is there is no secret there is only us
3.
you take it and you give it away you’re drawing from the deepest part the author of a clever regret don’t think about the ending yet when you say you live for today you really mean you live for tomorrow under surface tense and withdrawn face upturned and drowning in sorrow when you say you’ll stay for a day you really mean a lifetime, or never you’re what you really live for or what you die for we’re discarded and burned all away an undercover hydrogen bomb timed to explode and clear the land a fist extends, a deal has been made connection then cuts off a hand close the source of what we all want to know shut the windows and rebar the goddamned doors fill the land with what sat upon the shelf crack the spines in half, tearing us apart
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to the barricades gets you arrested all hope intervened all hope contested you hit the wall and up it goes like cows to the slaughter killing sons and daughters invisible hands grasping, reaching take them down take it back (to) the origin the way it should be the way it could have been and start over save the sound hold it close save the sound

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released July 15, 2014

Big Knife Little Knife is Kevin Jagernauth, David Tkach and Denise Williams.

"Too Many Words" was engineered by Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn Studios and mastered by Mike Bond at Produced By Bond.

Artwork and design by Denise Williams.

All songs registered with SOCAN.

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Drums, guitars, and yelling about library closures.

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