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I was born a breeze,
and you, a breath
“Let us stay vapor,” we’d plead
‘Till someone see’d us to this tense
We awoke as newborns

Each a writhing ball of light
We were instruments of vision
Beyond certain frequencies
Despite all the vibrations
But I shake and age just to exist
(To renew what peace we had forfeit)

So we all shapeshift
or go apeshit soon enough
I’m proof--POOF--I’m breeze, you’re breath
Stumbling towards birth, flowers bloom in reverse

Big, twilight sleep in the dirt
Like meeting the meet I’ll meet
as I leave my body on this earth

We were colonists by proxy
All the sidewalks were enemies
And the noon sun beat us like a ghost
Burnin in a bad dream
But I tossed some prophecy on those streets

You were there
With flowers in your hair
And your pupils grew
like you were lucid or in love

And when the wine took my legs
Your touch took my breath
For it was wasted on anything
I’d said or done before or since
And if you didn’t, now you’ll see
That I was you and you were me


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

Ben Potrykus - Vocals, guitar
Chris Barrett - Trumpet, euphonium
Chris Mara - Drums, percussion
Chris D'Amore - Upright bass
Gregory Tellier - Electric guitar solo




Christians & Lions Providence, Rhode Island

A "veritable underdog super group" (TheDig) formed in 2004. Ben 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.

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