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all the flies in the room had their eyes on you.
your head dug between my shoulders.
you wish you'd told her before you got the news that you'd be home soon.
but you can't help your bleeding.

you have splinters under your fingernails
from the wood on your father's house.
he built it from nothing,
like he built you from nothing but the bones of his burning spouse.
you can't help your breathing.

you have purple hands.
bare your baby teeth.
this is not what you had planned,
so bury yourself in sleep.
wash your purple hands of it.
pull out the last of your baby teeth.
burn your bridges; burn your plans.
this is not theirs to keep.
this is your home to keep.


released July 14, 2017
"mess" is allison gliesman, kevin briody, tanner pinkerton and evan velasquez.

recorded in edwardsville, illinois at bird cloud recording.
production and recording by ryan wasoba
mastering by joel hatstat in athens, georgia



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the dust between your sheets


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