The Prime Of Our Decline

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lyrics

O, come all ye faithless, assembled alone in the void,
Easily.
Into this heavenly body a star is destroyed,
And destroying me.

In a way we could easily stray,
Into a lull or a burst of activity.
In our way we could foresee the day,
When nature would bend to our will.

Fused to equations, alive as a bright, fleeting spark.
(Wingless, sterile)
Or littered with dead suns and black holes, adrift in the dark.
(Cannon fodder)

Permanent and unchanging we die,
In a cascade of galaxies, betrayals and miseries.
Orbits and revolutions of the heart,
Have changed me into something I hate.


All alone in this treacherous, spinning globe,
We all choose our own ends.

But it’s all we know, it’s all we know we can do.
Was there chance afoot? Were we subject to destiny?

We stand alone in the prime of our decline,
Desperately struggling to hold this front-line.
Is it any wonder that they all cast us aside?
Retire, retreat, resign yourself that,
We stand alone in the prime of our decline.

But it’s all we know, it’s all we know we can do.

Is it any wonder, is it any wonder that they all cast us aside?

Risen apes or fallen angels?

Make of me this gift,
Time we cast adrift.
Cast aside.
Bend me to your will.

Fire me out over their heads.
Retire me now.

Now.

We stand alone in the prime of our decline,
Desperately struggling to hold this front-line.
Is it any wonder that they all cast us aside?
Retire, retreat, resign yourself that,
We stand alone in the prime of our decline.

We stand alone in the prime of our decline.

credits

from Home Of The Newly Departed, released May 21, 2015
Kavus Torabi: Singing, guitars, noises, percussion
Melanie Woods: Singing
Khyam Allami: Drums
Emmett Elvin: Piano and Organ
Chloe Herington: Bassoon, tenor and alto saxophone
Charlie Cawood: Bass

David J Smith: Percussion

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Kavus Torabi: Guitar and Singing
Melanie Woods: Singing
Chloe Herington: Bassoon, Saxophone and Singing
Emmett Elvin: Keyboards
Charlie Cawood: Bass
Ben Woollacott: Drums
Olly Sellwood: Baritone Saxophone
Josh Perl: Saxophone and Singing
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