Sea of Fire (Side A)

by Prisoner of Earth

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about

a collection of words cradled in swaths of sounds;
poems for the mind and the ear.

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(Tracks 0000-0007)

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released July 1, 2014

dedicated to my friend and musical mentor
clairerosalie.bandcamp.com
who wrote the poems "Crow or Raven?" and "Invisible Friend" (used with permission).

Also dedicated to the one who looked into the face of death for years and always kept a smile, Anne Frank, whose beautiful words and short but brightly burning life inspired the three "Annie Frank & Friends" songs.

Furthermore, this album wouldn't be entirely the same without the dark humorist Kurt Vonnegut, author of "Slaughterhouse V" and inspiration for the final track, "Poo-Tee-Weet?"

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Track Name: Agony (Introduction)
Why do you fight me when I say
To protect you I must go away?
The candle we held between our breasts
Is a fragile thing beneath my breath
Track Name: Brother Your Lover
Brother, your lover was found under water
We couldn't pull her out in time

Mother, your eldest, your sweet son, your blithest
Is hurting, his heart torn like mine

Brother, you must know we wouldn't give up
Not til the last breath of air left her chest
The minutes dragged on into hours that night
And the hours weren't some of her best

She knew you loved her
She knew that you were her beautiful, wonderful knight

Brother, your lover was found under water
We couldn't pull her out in time

Mother, your eldest your sweet son, your blithest
Is hurting, his heart torn like mine

I loved her as if she were mine
But I won't ever tell you, my brother
Track Name: Scattered Violets
I keep my thoughts in violet
Scattered 'cross the blackened sky
The space between the clouds
And leaves are where the oceans cry

I keep my screams in water
Flowing o'er the washtub lip
The cracks in the ceramic
Letting ice cold water drip

I keep chasing those feelings
Wond'ring how to hold them near
They must be quiet, fleeting
Or they're bound to disappear

Inside, can't I close my eyes
Without losing my violet skies?
The quiet moment that I love so dearly

Besides, can't I wrap my arms
Around myself, no words that harm
Water rising, losing feeling
Now it's only me
Track Name: They Found You In A Ditch
The message came early one October morning
The dead leaves shivering cold and afraid
The sun went a-hiding behind clouds a-mourning
The popping of camera flashes where he laid

But where did he go
Where do we go

In a different time they would've come seen you
In a different time, in a different place
In a moment the bullet was finding its way to
A different time, a different place

On a different pathway they would have loved you
On a different path, in a different choice
On a different roadside they would have seen you
On a different path, a time that's not there anymore
Track Name: Anne's Perpetual Confinement (Annie & Friends Pt. 1)
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be."
- Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl
Track Name: Peter In Chains (Annie & Friends Pt. 2)
My boy, sweet Peter
What’s got you in them chains
You know they already beat her
The third’s in labor pains
Oh, new world will take its reins!

My son, oh, Peter
Why those buckles weigh you down
She’s got you ‘round her finger
Now don’t let her see that frown
Spill no tears on that gown!

But, son
Don’t you fall in love
Oh, son
Don’t you fall in love with the lies

Oh, dear me, Peter
You’re love sick as can be
She’s got no heart to feed her
She’s got no business with me
Oh, she’ll suck your soul out clean
She go’n suck your soul out clean!

Oh, fruit o’ mine, Peter
Don’t believe a word she’ll claim
She knows they’ll throw her in the heater
You’re just a pawn in her game
Oh, she only loves your name!

But, son
Don’t you fall in love
Oh, son
Don’t you fall in love with the lies

Don’t you fall in love with the lies
She’s a liar and a cheat and a scam
Don’t you believe a word she breathes
Cause your family’s there in the end
Only your family is there ‘til the end
Only your family is there ‘til the end!
Track Name: Red-Striped Nights
Hey Jessica, I wanted to let you know
I’m sick of the lies and I’m cutting my ties
The cutting and the crying behind steam curtains
It’s no way to live for either of us, amends

Are hard to make, but there’s no stopping me
When you opened your mouth and black things came falling free
They pooled around us and we drowned in it for months
But still we tried to manage through nights passing blunts

No, I whittled away and I blamed me
I wasn’t helping you and I only saved me
But you think you get a free pass for what you did?
My heart was on the line, and you went and hid

Those red-striped nights you spent crying in pain
Could’ve picked up the phone and let me at least /try/ to help you change
But those evenings have apparently ended
Because you lied and had me worried what you left unsaid

So, Jessica, the next time you cut just a little too deeply,
Don’t call crying unless you’re /really/ willing to involve me
Track Name: The Dreaming Wolf
Running in the sunlight, and
Howling at the moon, my
Face against the rushing wind, my
Death is coming soon

The wolf is on the prowl, my
Dreams are still alive, old
Retribution calls my name, but
I'm running out of sight!

The storm is brewing faster,
The clouds are boiling high,
The anger and the wanderlust are
Burning through my eyes

The monsters want my flesh, the
Terrors want my bone, I'm
Singin' all my fears away, but
I'll be all alone

The wolf is on the prowl, my
Dreams are still alive, old
Retribution calls my name, but
I'm running out of sight!

My daddy can't come save me, my
Father doesn't care, the
Wolf within me wants to run, my
Future can't be here

My blood is still on fire, my
Dreams are still alive, my
Eyes are on the horizon, I'm
Running out of sight