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Names of the Hare

from Young Familiar by Christians & Lions

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"Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark." Genesis 8:19

"The man the hare has met
will never be the better of it
except he lay down on the land
what he carries in his hand...
...to speak the praises of the hare.
Then the man will better fare." - Names of the Hare, Unknown, 13th Century

"I sall goe intill ane haire’
With sorrow, and sych, and meikle caire,
And I sall goe in the Divellis nam.
Ay whill I com hom againe" - Incantantion for taking the form of a hare from 17th Century Scottish witch trials


No fear of a vengeful god
Drives faith into my chest
To stave in the cage that cradles my heart
And tame what remains of the mess

So tell me, tell me I’m blessed

Names of the Hare
Names of the Hare
Names of the Hare

Call me what you will
I’m not so entitled
The moniker's fiction
The scripture, verse is holy libel

Names of the Hare
Names of the Hare
Names of the Hare
Names of the Hare

Define and conquer
Every creeping thing
Seeking shelter
in all the tagging,
the tagging and releasing

Names of the Hare
Invoked as dispersant
When you cast that spell
How can you tell if it’s working?

Oh, Names of the Hare
Names of the Hare
Names, Names of the Hare

Names of the Hare
Names of the Hare
Names of the Hare


from Young Familiar, released October 4, 2019
Melody and lyrics by Ben Potrykus

Ben Potrykus - Vocals, guitar, Organelle: Mellowtron
Chris Mara - Drums, percussion
Chris D'Amore - Upright bass
Miriam Lee - Viola




Christians & Lions Warren, Rhode Island

A "veritable underdog super group" (TheDig) formed in 2004. Ben Moy Potrykus (Bent Shapes, Receiving End of Sirens, etc), Matt Sisto, Chris Mara, and Chris Barrett are joined by Fiona Wood, Chris D'Amore, James Weinberg, and Sara Honeywell live. Also featuring Sam Potrykus, Kate Virginia, Greg Tellier, and more. ... more

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