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    Rawbeartoe & Variex "Always Something" CD in digipak with 12-page lyric booklet.

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when something's tearing me apart from the inside
I've got this therapeutic art form that's self diatribe
I don't run and hide, I dive in head first with heart heavy
letting the remedy of writing hold me steady
so extremities are stretched as far as mental tentacles go
it's good to feel the mind exercised by your soul
plus the only cost is a penny for my own thoughts
and my piggy bank is full, let my vision take control

sometimes I might forget why I even picked up a pen
way back when, but then I recall when I empty my head
into some self aware prose, tearing holes in my skull
haunted by something terrible that I can't bear to hold
onto any longer and metaphors are not cutting it
rummaging for a proper complement to my substance
but what's the point if we don't use our voices
I choose not to ignore it and reflect on what's important

and even if I could escape its evil clutches I would stay
beneath these verbal crutches I'm accustomed to, there's something
in the way that I've been juggling all the pieces has me reaching
for an answer to accompany all the secrets, all the sequences
have lined up so sweetly for me to take advantage of
the languages I'm speaking, brief encounters with this savage love
distracted by the puzzles and the webs I spin so cautiously
while listening to these words again, phonetically pissing into the wind

drifting on a free flowing thought is now the only thing
that makes me feel like I have a chance at coming close to peace
crawling out of the opening in my chest plate
to meditate on every record I should set straight
but at the end of the day all that really matters
is if I can tolerate the way I've written out these patterns
and avoid moving backwards and taking another misstep
nothing gets swept under when I introspect


from Always Something, released July 27, 2016



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