False Lullaby

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that constant whirring hum has not become a problem
tho we don't know where it comes from
and that great Hercules isn't carrying anything
right over our building
and the stealth fighter jets haven't left the base yet
no orders
and the pilot light is dancing like St Elmo's fire
uncanny kids are laughing as the blue flames expire
like a comet dying in your eyes
random violence
swallowing its own tale of lies

can't we call a truce
with such a brutal truth?
you were doing fine
lost in the dreamtime
i would rather die
than sing you a false lullaby
not so great a sacrifice

i could give you the stats on impermanence
but they're fleeting as bats and no more transparent
and the chopper is a static eye untuning the sky
slicing up twilight with spiralling searchlights
while your favourite nameless insert-here species
is not about to go extinct
i promised i'd keep watch
but i swear i don't remember anything

can't we put a stop
to all this loss and chaos?
we can always claim
that it wasn't in our names
how can we survive?
and keep on performing this false lullaby is a pillowcase
of lies


from Pale Clouded Yellow, released June 30, 2014
also featuring:

Nathan Feddo - double bass
Owen Hewson - clarinet



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