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the taste of the word on my tongue

where are you wounded girls, with bruised faces and blackened eyes?
break open your glass doors, welcome the whirling debris-
carve your name there in the marble and concrete...
kill idiot violence, punish greed, punish me.
run naked through the streets stabbing bloody eyes and scream.
i pray for you murderous, i pray for you well-honed and clean.
i pray for you anyway your violent nature needs you to be...
and i, i praise your name... i praise the taste of the word on my tounge,
and i praise your righteous, rising hate.
i praise your soft lips, and i praise your revenge.
i praise your tenderness and your skin, and i praise your pure, uncorruptable pain...
i praise your name...
i like you like that, lying there on your side.
i praise the scars on your body, and i praise your black mirrored eyes...
i praise your name...you're glorious!
so rise above the garbage. leave me where i fall.
rise above the wreckage. kill anything that walks.

praise your name-m. gira (angels of light)


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Apr. 15th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's really dark! Any chance you could email me the song if you've got it in mp3?
Apr. 15th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah... The strange thing is, it's amazingly swoony at the same time! Ok i will email you the illegally downloaded copy of the song in M-SMEG-3 format. HOWBOUT THEMAPPLES
Apr. 15th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
I can't even guess if you'll be as affected by his voice or this song as I am, because it sets me off! It's... Hm.

Me and this song, skipping cheerfully down Divisadero with an ipod and a machete, smiling beatifically as if it's The Sound of Music. I don't know how else to describe how weird it is.

Kind of like the Song to the Siren. Weirdly shiver-inducing.
Apr. 15th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
> Weirdly shiver-inducing.

I totally agree! The juxtaposition of the music with the lyrics is great. I've had it on repeat for several hours now.
Apr. 16th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
omg put the sharp objects away?

Are you alright?
Apr. 16th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
Furthermore, I demand props for my skip-to-my-lou-with-a-machete imagery.
Apr. 18th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
I take it you listen to SWANS on occasion? :)

Apr. 18th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
Many occasions! Ever since I first discovered them in 1990, I've been awed by Jarboe and Gira. I hadn't known of Angels of Light before and feel the need to catch up.
Apr. 16th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
i think im in love. you need to be canadian. or i need to be american or something. you should hear him reading his writing on "the somniloquist" if you haven't already.
Apr. 18th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
I haven't! Tell me more?
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