Sea of Fire (Side B)

by Prisoner of Earth

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(Tracks 0008-0015)

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released August 1, 2014

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Track Name: Invisible Friend
"here's to you, my lonely friend
my faded friend, my oldest friend
trembling hands hold our hearts
bodies warming wayward souls
holding high a torch atop a distant peak

our voices carry with the wind;
whispers of affection we can only infer
the fireplace sits empty in preparation
although it's long delayed
still there is an extra place saved for my arrival

although know I sleep under stars
that are forever apart
I drink tonight to only you;
for I know you're right behind me
cheeks still free of eyes
eyes that look right through me

I drink to you, my lonely friend
my only friend,
my best friend;
although I've never seen you"
- Cameron Eckman
Track Name: Father Doth Thou
Father doth thou wish I could be better?
Father doth thou thinkest I should fall ill?
Doth thou ever sit to write me a letter?
Doth thou ever want my heart to be still?

Father doth thou think that I murder?
Father do I poison thy pure heart?
Does it not hurt, hating thy own flesh?
Does it not scar thee, or tear thee apart?
Track Name: Dreams of Flowers
the words you form between your heart and
tongue push bullets through the membrane
the words you speak with crystal clarity
strings sing while vinyl pops like rain

i don't need you to tell me you love me
i don't need a warm, soft hand to hold
i just need someone to stand at the door
as dreams of flowers take my soul

gnashing teeth and fingers threading
hold my gaze against your ocean eyes
quickened breath and two become one
before we crash and break our ties

the moon doth toss the tides again
Track Name: Crow or Raven?
"Oh plague doctor
When did we first meet?
Did you make a housecall
When I was a little boy

Did you detune my radio,
Did you give me this rose?
I’ll give you handfuls of my hair
If you can fix my family

O can you even hear me?
Oh, here, brother!

When did you grow those wings?
Wrap up your tiny body now
In the feathers you are safe from me

Use spices from the window sill
As stuffing in your beak

And in the dreams I never find
The exact plants you need
Use the flowers from your nose
To brew your special tea

Oh plague doctor
Will those birds ever call for me?
The house is very ill
And your tincture isn’t working

Oh rosie Brother see,
I’ll never be a bird like you
My paper beak and wire wings
Will never work like yours

No crown made of anything
Will make me a king

Oh plague doctor
Could you make me wings?
Although I’ll never be a bird
Could you fix them to my spine?

I’ll never be a bird like him
I'll never grow these wings
I’ll never be a bird like him
But I could join him singing"
- Cameron Eckman
Track Name: Margot Goes Into The Light (Annie & Friends Pt. 3)
Sleep well, my precious one
The only thing that can touch you now
From under those secret stairs
Is in your dreams
The only thing that can watch you play
From under the bed
Is in your dreams

Hear me, my precious one
The only thing that can hurt you now
From inside your head
Is in your dreams
The only thing that can steal your breath
From its hiding place
Is in your dreams

Die peacefully, my precious one
The only thing that can snatch you up
From in your bed
Is in your dreams
The only thing that can hear you scream
From right above you
Is in your dreams

Wake up, my precious one
The only thing that can bring you back
From beyond the fog
Is above, is me
The only thing that can pull you up
From the land of night
Is above, is me
Track Name: Outside of Town
meet me on the train tracks
outside of town
hand in my hand, lay back
my love, lay down

the fog is closing in now
blocking out the world
the voices can't hurt you now
can't hurt anymore

the train is getting nearer
light beaming overhead
the horn is blaring clearer
this is not the end

(don't look back)
wherever she takes us
(don't look back)
the train won't ever leave us
(don't look back)
if you don't see me again
(don't look back)
I promise to-
Track Name: I Will Drift Away
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

I must drift away on this raft of wood
A dryad's corpse o're a sea of flame
A warmth radiates like you never could
But without loving eyes it's not the same

Columns of smoke block out the sun
A bloody glow where the ocean should be
My ear yearns your voice, but there is none
But I'll cling to it when birth comes for me

Why do you fight me when I say
To protect you I must go away?
The fire we burned in hands interwoven
Threatening to burn down the webs that I spun

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"I’ll never be a bird like him
I'll never grow these wings
I’ll never be a bird like him
But I could join him singing"
Track Name: Poo-tee-weet? (Outro)
"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse V