Since Before

by Juniper Tar

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about

A document of death, being, space, time and connection written and recorded over the course of 2 years.

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released 29 May 2012

Recorded at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Track Name: Twin Comet
My twin comet
Was Herculean
A bright crystal star
Punished and bleeding

Caved in and neutral
An atom bomb
Destroyed and sinking
We saw it fall

So I tamed the light
I called it death
The sad sack of circumstance
And cold empty breath

The grave resting number
In a frozen white year
The pointing dark finger in the
Reflected mirror

My twin comet
Was Herculean
A bright crystal star
Punished and bleeding

Delayed and dirty
An atom bomb
Destroyed and sinking
We saw it fall

We’ve grown tired
I’m not worried
We’ve grown tired
We’re not worried

My twin comet
Was Herculean
A cracked crystal star
Punished and bleeding

Caved-in and neutral
An atom bomb
Destroyed and sinking
We saw it fall

So we tamed the light
We called it death
A spoiled soulless home
Of cold, empty breath

A resting grey number
In the frozen white year
The pointing dark finger
And the end was free

We’ve grown tired
I’m not worried
We’ve grown tired
We’re not worried
Track Name: The Dullest Cleaver
Always gripping too hard
We nearly slipped
Into the ice
Cold night

Born here
Married to life
To cut the corners with
A blood drenched knife

I’ll leave
Your shadow alone
To the dreary silence
That fell like the snow

Now who’s holding the watch?
To strip the gears
And let the time fall out

Always pushing too hard
But never glowing
In the goodnight moon

The void we managed to steal
In the buried sunrise
Full of perished fuel

To leave your shadow alone
In the coated clearing
We found in hello

The drop we drew up with this
The dullest cleaver
And a chance to begin

Always gripping too hard
We nearly slipped
Into the ice
Cold night

Born here
Married to life
To cut the corners with
A blood drenched knife

I left your shadow alone
In the dreary silence
That fell like the snow

Now who’s holding the watch?
To strip the gears
And let the time fall out
Track Name: Canting
Steady your hands
To sink like a stone
Breathe like
The calm you could

Corral the tones
Telepathy moans
The light through the
Cold dark sphere

Adjoin the seams
Full patterns
Will gleam the glowing
Remains of light

You can’t steal
The light side of day
You can’t be wrong
And miss the mistake

Avoid the narrow remorse
The scraping metal grind spark
Of all the courage that’s lost
When you slip in

We watch the stones do it
When they just sink

Go curse your sleep
While the beating hearts beat
A dark pool
Of silt and blood

Your transparent stance
In the historic dance
Of removing
The blame from you

A gallop
At halt a
Tumultuous balk
While the victim stands in the mirror

You can’t steal
The light side of day
You can’t be wrong
And miss the mistake

Avoid the narrow remorse
The scraping metal grind spark
Of all the courage that’s lost
When you slip in

We watch the stones do it
When they just sink
Track Name: Black Pain Tea
At the end of the story
With an ending
Revealed

Took the shift
From the old guard
This building’s not sealed

With figures
Passing into corners
That one there
Hit the light

A scene that’s dotted
And narrow
When the pilot’s in flight

When I get through the story
To meet a friend
And a ghost

We barely meet
With a head nod
Despite this stained
Varnished hope

That twin
Is hardly a sibling
Or a back seated guide

We saw that scene
At the wedding
Staring straight
Through the bride

Black pain
You swallowed it all
Track Name: After The Tremors
The fake cloud
Of sad memory

A bruised
Empty version
Of truth

Replaced the noise
Bending the status
Of reversing the altar upstream

Pain free recovery

A gold light
Will shatter the day

Fold down
The fiction frame
Still froze
In the dullness of fate

Broke off
The poison arrows
Turned down
The faded star

Born after
All the tremors
Moved all this too far
Track Name: There Was Blood
There was blood
When the crown
Was coiled
With rust

And the crowd
Did see
The tunnel shaped
Opening

It was real
Receiving light

The blue eyed boy
He waved goodbye

In the cold
Cracked dome
Was retained
The memory

Of the human gold
Projected
And flickering

It was real
Receiving light

The blue eyed boy
He waved
Goodbye
Track Name: Weeds
Trying
To figure out comfort
I’m trying
To pick up some speed

The last full day’s
Draping its cape
And spreading seed
We’re trying
To dig up the weeds

I’m trying
To walk with a purpose
I’m trying to determine the pace

With soundless full echoes
In blankets removing space
Still trying to uncover
The grace

A short
Moment
The torn time to stay calm
The cloud cover
Pushed the bright
A straight line

I’m trying
To figure out comfort
And trying to pick up some speed

The last full day
Draping its cape
And spreading seed
The last full day
Draping its cape
And pulling weeds

Short moment
The torn time
To stay calm
The cloud cover
Pushed the bright
A straight line
Track Name: Black Pain
At the end of the story
With an ending
Revealed

Took the shift
From the old guard
This building’s not sealed

With figures
Passing into corners
That one there
Hit the light

A scene that’s dotted
And narrow
When the pilot’s in flight

When I get through the story
To meet a friend
And a ghost

We barely meet
With a head nod
Despite this stained
Varnished hope

That twin
Is hardly a sibling
Or a back seated guide

We saw that scene
At the wedding
Staring straight
Through the bride

Black pain
You swallowed it all
Track Name: Residents
A bruised throat
A cold tongue
Soaked in matter
Small enough

To come through
Finished and new
Clipped the clouds out
And tore them up

The slight gale
The full wail
Of phantom idiosyncrasies

The dull roar
Of closing doors
Abandoned bodies
Lay barely gone

A small wave
Of poised graves
Slid through soundless
Hollow haunts

The light shone
A chord moaned
All blazing beauty
Calm has begun

Collecting the point
Still clear
There’s too much
Math in adding
And dividing it

The polished pulp
Of fear
And borrowed bars
Of self evidence
In removing

All the heart’s residents
Track Name: Vaults
The tongues were traded the
Codes were cold
The broken message
Was seven years old

A cadence sampled
Like sips of wine
While the view was buried
Under murdering vines

All blacked out
On the road
Called erasing
We drove
Right into the wall

Its light now
On the infinite tightrope
To break through
The panic-proof vault

With a secret number
Like twenty three
This morning’s sparrow
Won’t talk to me

To keep a distance
Is to turn away
Total dark mourning
All painted grey

Its light now
On the infinite tightrope
To break through
The panic-proof vault