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Whistle Back from the Archer

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When the agent found me lying, her arrow knockd and drawn

I tried to move, she said, "Son, don't try it, I've got the drop"

I said, "Oh, I shot my arrows years ago, they're just now whistling back"

My contingent has abandoned and my mouth's a dead connection

I move like the eyeless fish in abyssal water

I stumble from the party, caved in to the forest floor

Shot in the back with arrows

Once upon a time I loosed from my own bow

And later I fell

Birthed and squirrelled in leaves my frozen extremities

Arranged to spend the winter's night wedged into the earth's crust

Man how I failed again

You see, it's all about survival, so I chew the leaves and the seeds

Of these exiled weeds, of these crude remedies

That are worse than the disease

Man how it laid me out.

You see the time-line has two arrows

Catch me now I'm flying backward

Catch me now I think I'm falling

Catch me now

You're a damn good archer 'cause I keep falling

Shot in the back with arrows


from Clovis Points LP, released November 19, 2013



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Alarms & Controls Washington, D.C.

We are:
Chris Hamley: guitar, vocals
Arhur Noll: bass
Vin Novara: drums
Burleigh Seaver: guitar

Michael Honch: bass (2010-2013)

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