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Blue smoke and cider sounds
curled above our heads like tongues of fire
under wires in a big
City Hall stands tall and every pregnant pause
is giving birth to answers
I can’t understand.

“We’re only starting a racket ’cause you’ve started a racket!”
I scream, “We only want to level this city because
things are so uneven!” But I don’t think they can hear me.

Like hot breaths between my praying hands
could make my fingers glow,
like the psalms between my palms are all
I’ll ever need to know,
I count out hymns for hims and hims and hers and hers
and hims-for-hearses, turn to face the wind and silence
flying sins in words-like-curses.

“Church and state had their day in the centuries before,”
I say, “The future is unwritten if we hold what can erase.”
But I still get sad ripping up ads that the Marines
send to friend every kid in my family.
(‘Cause I can afford to.)

I told her once, “There’s a great line in this song I heard,
But I can’t tell you unless something really big happens to us.”

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from More Songs for Dreamsleepers and The Very Awake, released November 21, 2006

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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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