Have We No Teeth

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Separately and secretly, we'll make our way
Different nights, the same therapist's couch
We'll be validated, we'll have our egos sated
On the basis of differing accounts
Of the same petty story of betrayal
Of hard work not getting us our way
Of trust that's been broken, of promises spoken
And when they fall apart, of doling out the blame

Have we no shame?

Persisted through college on the promises
Of a generation that left the world for broke
Now they say, "This ain't no place, kid, for anyone creative"
And shirk our ambitions like a badly timed joke
So we worked out our twenties pushing paper
And tracing our reflections in dimly lit screens
When they throw us a bone, we take the thing home
And with our fingertips, we pick the sucker clean

Have we no teeth?

I've been working out some answers here
Between cross-continental flights
But on the weekends we get wasted
The drinks blur and then erase them
They slip between the cracks of black-spotted nights
So I'm trying now to seek out a new peace
Warm as the sunlight that nourishes the trees
Sweet as the summer air pregnant with rain scent
Light as the rustle in the leaves

You can do as you please


from Eastward Expansion, released December 17, 2013
Alex Daniel - Vocals, Guitar
Trevor Mason - Drums, Synthesizers


tags: rock indie Busan


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eleven seventeen Busan, South Korea

A sometimes-band, sometimes-solo project started in 2004, featuring a rotating cast of members and collaborators. Eleven Seventeen features smooth guitars, driving beats, stark lyricism, and occasional electronic flourishes.

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