Let Down Your Avant Garde

by b i k o s

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released 03 April 2012

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Track Name: Y3k
I am running late, my heart is gunning at hummingbird rates
I am running late, I’m racing, you’re waiting with a timeless grace

You say take sand
out of the hour glass
refill it will sugar,
Take our sweet time

I am running late, my heart is gunning at hummingbird rates
I am running late, but like your watch, you have a timeless face

You say take hands
off clocks fast
hands on my hips:
that’s time to waist
kiss the salt from my lips
kiss the halt from existence
a vault of ellipsis…

But your kisses so sweet
they hurt my fillings
floors my heart beat
when I see the ceiling

In 999 we were neighboring carnations
And I gave up before the calendar year
It was much the same for y2k
broke it off fearing the end was near

what are we gonna do in 2012?
It’s said the world won’t make it through
What are we gonna do in y3k,
if I can’t see that ends return as debuts?

I’m rerunning fate, my heart is gunning at hummingbird rates
Afraid what ruins await, my time changed watch sees signs and tries to run in place

With my
Flashlit canned goods in
Bottled water

Duct taped radio
First aid kit

Blankets matching
Favorite authors

Warm clothed escape routes
Card tricked by secret shoppers

we’ve carbon dated so long that
half-lived delay pedals decay
lemme count the ways

though every signal measure’s strong
in decomposed symphonic ways
still I countdown our days

too late to round down.
no documents of stay.
the new fate, its coming 'round.
yet I'm still in a haze.

In 999 we were neighboring carnations
but I gave up before the calendar year
It was much the same for y2k
broke it off fearing the end was near

what are we gonna do in 2012?
It’s said the world, world, world won’t make it through
What are we gonna do in y3k,
if I can’t see my time turns into you?
Track Name: Verses v. Verses
G:
when i peer through the columns of no stance and never mind;
start to think about the past, the painted walls, the raining tide

a tape counter rests at 702
with remnants ready to rewind;
re-entwine me with you

now images once color-fast collapsed to black & white,
an' I can hear your heart sinking, the way it falls in ever sigh

you read aloud a love letter unclear which case you prove;
oh it was verses v. verses
each line, poetry of you

M:
a broken water mane, in slow cascade,
doesn't look the same

I know your name, I can see it on the page
But it reads so estranged

And as in a case embossed, with initials lost,
the contents have to change

if all my belongings could fit in a brown suitcase
with all my boots, all my lace

I'd leave this place beneath a clouds' mistake
A sky tense with suspended lakes

the only salvation of this land-escape
it's going terrain, it's eroding grace

all my belongings in a brown suitcase
all my boots, all my lace

but the sounds that resonate
from your rainbow rising
are vertical versi-color verses aligning

you're a strobe-lit flip book on a
boat capsizing
but i am the river in the picture you're finding

just know Horizon, her eyes are on you

adjust know Horizon, your eyes shine through...

a weary cavalcade, of memories made
wonders why they came

as they promenade, the masses wane,
the losses only gain

for those that stay, there's no parade
only glossed prints,
tossed about the lane:

and they're gonna see
reflections of you and me
and you're gonna need…

to know Horizon, her eyes are on you
know Horizon, your eyes shine through…

G: and she said…

M & G:

through this time.

and through...

this space.

and through...

this tape.

and through...

this case.

with all my boots and all my lace.

M: all my boots, all my lace (repeated over remaining vocals until song ends)

G: and when I hear that last solumn dance within the lines
I start to think about the past;
in the faded walls of my mind

I just barely can recall the love we both knew,
until your voice cuts out, at 702