You, who put knife in back, come along. I’ll take root sheathed in black in a song. Oh, callous queen. You whose choice birthed the lie everywhere. I’ll raise voice, face to sky in a prayer. Oh, callous queen. Open and floating there. Who are you? What are you? Thicken and taint the air. Who are you? What are you? You who bled on the cross be repaid. I’ll wear red rags and gauze in a shade. Oh, callous queen.
from Renaissance Beast,
released November 2, 2014
BS - classical guitars, banjo, cellos, percussion, trumpet
Landon Strause - oboe