Drinking the Moon

from by The Highrise Quartet

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i miss you
but that’s not enough
i’ve got coins in my socks
bent backwards, a parrot’s brought to
mock your flesh and blood
and you pay it no attention
for death or living cold

i prefer to be alone
never look me in the eyes
bathing in charcoal
illuminate this sky
when volcanoes ash over
and we are merely dust,
i’ll be drinking the moon - i’ll pass it on to you

sleeping on granite rocks
bumpy skin and swollen eyes
drive home some lies, never to be opened with
knives of caked on rust and blush that
burns the touch
you bleed so fair for me

and i’ll never go back outside
never look myself with mine
subtropical storms are coming
won't you stand in line?
pride in your ironed shirt
devil in a miniskirt
let’s blow up the moon - i’ll bring some back for you

oh my darling - can it be true?
my sweet struck flu has stricken you
bring forth the poison
did we learn anything?

does it matter to you?
what matters to you?

darling, darling - what have we done?
we've spent our days wasting with twisted light
spelunking in oceans is fun for a while
we'll burn and fade in a few more miles

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from Skyscraper to Mars, released August 9, 2017

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The Highrise Quartet Halifax, Nova Scotia

Don't expect the unexpected, but don't expect the expected either.

Incorporating mystifying math rock rhythms, indie rock absurdism, contemporary harmony, off-the-wall avant-gardism, and the abrasiveness of noise, The Highrise Quartet is here to immerse listeners in a new world of impassioned idiosyncrasies. ... more

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