Gaia's Hypothesis

from by The Highrise Quartet

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you’ve stole my land
gaia, you were never home to me
green scape goats rung from honey
this land’s got it cut out of me

no! no! i shall not yield;
football games in deserted fields;
break your shins sweeping minefields.

oh, you think that you can own all the shots?
what do you know you are?
can you take the heat?
do the time not obsolete?
skyscrapers mulled into pseudonyms,
i’ve had my last deep ocean swim
how shall i compute the final rays
of these lives ablaze?
i will seize control

what did you expect?
i didn’t know -
of what horror might be brought
i don’t know -
iron clad trust is broken
i didn’t try - you're in denial
i didn’t care, i never loved you or myself

i want this place to burn so bright it bends space to my every whim
trees to be stripped
golf clubs, museums to ashes
let’s start a riot on 3am mainstreet
where’d all the people go?
the simian sameness enough to drive one to the edge of mad
it won't be enough
its never enough for this blood oiled machine
run and hide
whilst you still can
i'm coming for you and your little dog too


from Skyscraper to Mars, released August 9, 2017




The Highrise Quartet Halifax, Nova Scotia

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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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