We Sustain

from The Prolonged Insult by Libel

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Do ears deceive or is it tongues that bleed?
Our mouths taste stale like we've been chewing on iron bars
We sustain
On a diet of moldy bread and gruel

We aim to please with our symphony
But we shan't bother to tune the instruments
We sustain
A note that went flat some time ago
We sustain
A vision we've long known is lies

Tell strangers more truth than friends
Dark secrets are high in demand
They sell so well we just keep on
Increasing the supply

Can we deny that inside is out?
Lost count of all the accounts of dis-satisfation
We retain
So much water we're struggling not to burst
We remain
Encased in glass despite the cracks

Sewage creeps in from the under classes
We assimilate but can't relate
To the gibberish they speak; we use it to
Diversify our holdings

The front's coming down
The trash has grown up out back
The odor is stronger than it was before
But still they come
Lick clean our dirty plates
Never get enough of what we


from The Prolonged Insult, released October 13, 2009
Gavin Dunaway -- guitar/vocals
Julie Rozansky -- bass/vocals
Jonathan Hanson -- drums/percussion

Engineered by Andrea Zavareei and Gavin Dunaway
Mixed by Dunaway
Mastered by Jim Robeson at Bias Studio


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