Starlight (Not Tonight)

from by The Highrise Quartet

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it must be nice
feelin’ pretty and suave
wrapped tight in
purple ribbons weaved in and out your hair,
fiction takes grip, hang your lower cut lip

the stars are out, twisting, cascading in me; i wish to hide, but no one left it up to me
starlight: will you be my delight?
coerced candelas resplendent enough for us to live and breathe?
not tonight, or ever, it seems
scream fresh, my ghost,
if i could i wish may, strike the sword, become the sway to own our freedom

through the years, the char was sparse to grow through
in our haste, jesting mirrors embedded in our lungs
i'm sticking to the floor - i just want to explore
i’ve never felt this before: my minds’ dark tinged monstrosity
i know where i’m from - through tarred fields of unrelenting spit,
now burning through the planet core,
i must be lost; seared by the shore

earth and it's kind are drowning in heat - an interstellar calamity
i've flown to hide, but the planet’s not forgiven me
starlight: quelling time mending half-baked street lights
but your orbitals seem so serene,
despite matters selflessly obscene
i'm here tonight, superseded to never for free
my taunted flesh, scarred souls cling to me
if i could ask for one more thing, i'd end the wish to be our king and fall straight

back into the flame; trust in truth’s dismay


from Skyscraper to Mars, released August 9, 2017




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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