Wild Shade

from Young Familiar by Christians & Lions

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"What didn’t you do to bury me
but you forgot that I was a seed"
- Dinos Christianopoulos, The Body and the Wormwood


Winged things, prizes or pests
Fastened to death with the pins in our chests

Or posed with a shell, we both fell from the nest
To spend death as our life’s palimpsest

Spitted things they dropped among leaves
or buried beneath (didn’t know we were seeds)

Kernels of truth assuming the lead
Slowly fed by our foes’ entropy

Hand-made examples
Warnings to send
Dry skin studies and
Jarred wet specimens

Cast out the garden
Or lost to the wind
Ways are found and held
They spring up from within

Wild shades, ageless, unmoved
Will pour from the bodies that we all once used

Resurrection men can claim the refuse
If we fight, we still win when we lose


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

Ben Potrykus - Vocals, guitar
James Weinberg - Accordion
Fiona Wood - Violin
Miriam Lee - Viola
Chris Mara - Drums, percussion
Chris D'Amore - Upright bass
Sara Honeywell - Trombone
Chris Barrett - Trumpet




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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