The Swailing

from Young Familiar by Christians & Lions

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fka Pink Anthro-Apologist Retroscripts a Brief History of the Immediate Future

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Like household pets with broken necks,
their bodies dance ‘round their heads
while I dream in infinities, the space between

dumb terror and the door rolls over itself,
halves its body, breaks its back,
drags its weight inches--inches at a time,

like no time. I've got time.
I’ll find time.

Holy ghosts stir up raw decrypt
our root, stalks and leaves. Feeding family trees
in poor soil with blood, memories,

and faith—an unfixed concept
but still, perched just out of sight
We’ll comb the undergrowth by [the] swailing fire[‘s] light

And not breathe
nor speak
Close our eyes so we can see
See
We’ll see

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

Ben Potrykus - Vocals, guitar
James Weinberg - Accordion
Fiona Wood - Violin
Chris D'Amore - Upright bass
Chris Mara - Drums, percussion

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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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