Breathing is Weird

by Rantipole

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Fish, they say, "Breathing is weird
why would you live somewhere but here
underneath these waves
Hermit crabs may go outside
but they're never far from inside
so hooked on spaying
our spawn the herons won't carry away"

That's why I don't look at faces
That's why I never go places
That's why I never leave

Screens, they say, "Spend all of your life
one righteous click the trigger by which
you'll erase your pain
Muzzles shoot your memory
much farther than the stars we see
your name cascades
in infamy forevermore you're framed"

That's why I don't look at faces
That's why I never go places
That's why I never leave

Friends, they say, "Come out of your room
you're twenty years out of the womb
pull back your thick shades
Lamp posts, bulbs and windowlights
long to embrace discovered hides
don't drench your flame
in gasoline and quickly burn away"

I'd rather fade into obscurity
than burn out in a sizzling scream
of gunpowder and debris
Yes I want to become part of my landscape
weeping willow cherry tree
maybe in two thousand years some kids will take an axe to me
and no one will remember my name
and nobody will ever find my grave


released August 15, 2014
Ben Dranoff - Guitar, Vocals
Theo Lowrey - Keyboards, Vocals
Aleah Black - Vocals
Philip Torphy - Bass
Daniel Risdon - Drums

Written by Ben Dranoff
Mixing+mastering - Theo Lowrey
Artwork - Aleah Black



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Rantipole Annandale On Hudson, New York

Rant´i`pole (rănt´ĭ`pōl) n. 1. A wild, romping young person. ; a. 1.Wild; roving; rakish.

5-piece Hudson-Valley based Indie-rock band.

Second album, Alarum, out now!

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