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ostensibly we ended friends
fringing upon an opinion
the hours that lagged
between our legs
together gathered could refined
and aged reap wine
we'll not be ones
who discard hands no more found fine

we'll not have wasted any time
we'll not have wasted any time

so worthless now the moments then
you stenciled 'mine' all over them
the 'ours' we lacked
could yet ferment
or frothing fragment at a touch
and fracture, fine
we'll not be us
explode our heads in selfish dust

I'll not have wasted any life
I'll not have wasted any life

I could be virtuous
the size of galaxies
I could be earliest
to rise above this wordless 'we'
I'll break from being one of them
and become one of me
I could be radiant
and stare into the open sea
I could be virtuous
an endless galaxy
I could be earliest
to thunder down this prophecy:

I will burn through my passions love lust ignoring companions
I will stay up at night afraid of fearing darkness and dawn
I will inhabit my demons I'll tutor them in new vices
I'll grip my dogged pursuers dammit I'll plant a new lawn
with their bodies bones and blood I'll build a better foundation
and I will level the crossbeams to be supporting the walls
of the home that she and I will raise over our future ashes
where we'll transmit our wonder so that we can share it all


from Alarum, released November 27, 2015
Written by Benjamin Dranoff



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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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