Beast of the East​/​Den Mother

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Harvesting bones on the dust bowl's floor
My body hums like a thousand trains
I'm grinding with snakes while the vultures toil
I'd set myself on fire for some rain

I flee to the east and I flee to the west
Nothing moves but the shadows and the sun
I'm dying to leave but I've got no beef with the west because you know I am the beast of the east

Well I've got no sense of urgency
I've got no friends
So I'll just lock myself away inside this opium den
When they unhinge their jaws and swallow smoke
I'll wait for the storm
Then I'll arise and pack my bags and head for lines of the horse

The things I see in silence and the things I hear when blind
Can't compare to all the fingers that I'm feeling in my mind
It's stroking my brain
I can't remember my name
I've got to get out of this opium den...


from Horses in Drag​/​Horses in Heat, released January 24, 2017



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