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Isaac "Izzie" A whirlwind of emotions and variety, featuring the Anthem of the Year: Worldburners Unite.
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Buy the 7" version here: www.stormingthebase.com/seeming-worldburners-7-vinyl-white/

Following Seeming's album-of-the-year winning Madness & Extinction and their experiment with the 8-Track format comes Worldburners, an arson-themed EP that expands and deepens Seeming's endtime pronouncements.

Worldburners blasts listeners into punk territory with the bagpipe-filled scorcher "Worldburners Unite," sludges through industrial wastes with the Swans-inspired "My Body Is Always Screaming," and offers fiery alternate versions of "Goodnight London" and the title track.

This digital package adds even more burners: the genre-bending epic "Light a Fire," the searing coldwave ballad "Give Yourself to Fire," the piano meditation "Holy Fire," and a cover of the classic arsonist's tale "The City Sleeps," originally by MC 900-ft. Jesus. Also on the slate are remixes from Madness & Extinction, including efforts by Iris and AAIMON. While Seeming gear up to record their 2nd LP, the Worldburners EP clears a pyromanic path for what lies ahead!

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released July 10, 2015

Seeming is Aaron Fuleki & Alex Reed.
All songs by Alex Reed except "Holy Fire" by Alex Reed & Galen Brown, and "The City Sleeps" by Mark Griffin.
See individual tracks for further credits.

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Track Name: Worldburners Unite (Pandemic mix)
Worldburners Unite

See the tower through the trees
Give way to smoky memories
Worldburners Unite
The letters and the laws
The meaning and the cause
Worldburners Unite
And I’m not young
I’m closer to death than birth
And one thing that I’ve l learned
Is we’ve got no place here on Earth
So I say the cities and the towns
We’re gonna take ‘em down
Worldburners Unite

What is there to do
When everything we doctor
When everything we build
Is stained by our touch?
When everywhere we go
Is somewhere visited by somebody?
The madness here is circular
The madness here is us
What is there to do
When the groundwater’s poison
When rabies goes pandemic
Overcoming all vaccines?
A network tech cuts every cord
An artist breaks her easels / A painter shreds her canvas
A congressman leaps from a plane
And for the first time he is clean

You are not a hero
You are not a god
You are no protagonist
Advancing any plot
And every grain of knowledge
Over every grain of sand
Is an anchor is a dragon
Breeding watchfulness and rot
Somewhere there’s a field of ice
Somewhere there’s a ravine
But I’m afraid to show you where
For fear you’ll crash the scene
Fly away, all senses
Fly away, our spells
‘Cause nobody ever asked for us
Least of all ourselves
Track Name: My Body Is Always Screaming
My Body Is Always Screaming

My body is always screaming
A thousand voices strong
My heart and my mouth are bleeding noise
It’s a simple fact of what i am
And my body is always burning
Stare at me and go blind
My ears and eyes all bursting bright
It’s a scorching tide
It’s a battering ram

Cover my face and sever these hands
But the noise remains
Muzzle my mouth and fetter my legs
But the light still shines

My body is always screaming a scream
That’s unprovoked and true
And no soothing hand could interrupt
I’m a side effect of a deathless roar
My body is always firing
Ten thousand round a breath
My lungs are a suffering engine
Pounding to after the after, before the before

My body is torching ramparts
My body is breaking stone
There’s fuel instead of marrow
There’s fire instead of bone
There’s nothing to dull the explosion
There’s nothing to ease the drop
My body is always screaming
And this screaming will never stop
Track Name: Give Yourself To Fire
Give Yourself To Fire

You’re the face that steals the scene
Am I mad to see that the sun dulls round you?
You’re as clear as kerosene
And if I shone, would you engulf that spark too,
In red and gold and in blue?

I’m striking the matches
I’m cutting with light
I silence the doubts of my haunting choir
I’ll show you love if it takes all night
Give yourself to fire
We’ll be pulling the roof down
And peeling the paint
I’ll be ablaze as long as you require
I’ve got the patience of a saint
Give yourself to fire

A squad of trucks surrounds your home
And together we will endure their loud rain
For the loudest call I’ve known kindles on your lips
The cold world can’t contain
So don’t you climb that ladder down
Stay here with me where it’s warm and well lit
And though this house will fall to ground
The smoke that you and I become will never split
In one love we’ll forever transmit

See the world erupt in white
We are dawn unto the night

(I’ve got the blessing of the saints)
Track Name: Boats On Fire
Boats on Fire

Their power comes from the limousine
Their power comes from the yacht
So let’s take their toys apart
And get what they have got

Their power comes from the mansion
Their power comes from the suit
So let’s dissect the luxuries
And suckle at the root

But the boats are on fire
All smoking in a fleet
And the limousines careen
Wreaking wreckage on the street
It ain’t easy deconstructing
When you’re dancing to the beat
But I'mma get me some

Their power comes from the islands
Their power comes from a watch
And if we study all the angles of the second hand
We can climb another notch

Their power comes from a haircut
Their power comes from champagne
So let’s meter all the sugars and the ABVs
And we’ll be ridin’ the gravy train

Yeah the boats are fire
As we’re taking them apart
And my body is exploding
As I’m searching for my heart
And I’m sure that this is working
Sure as I was at the start
I'mma get me some
Track Name: Holy Fire
Holy Fire

Immersed in cults and chemicals
Polaroids and pentacles
I read the scholarship
I learned the science of the centerfolds
Stay human said the dusk
Stay human said the wind
But I stared into sun
And now I’ve seen beyond the end
I’ve got no time to pray
I’ve got no time to think
No time to move a muscle
I’ve got no time to blink
I was the empty vessel
The beast that hunts
I wanted something
Now there’s everything at once

The sky multiplies and subdivides
The atoms in between
I leave behind the lie so serene
Now I can’t deny the holy fire
Better left unseen

I could’ve been well satisfied
I could’ve stemmed this appetite
I could’ve walked a lifetime
In the passage of the pacified
I could’ve kept my face
I could’ve kept my name
If I’d stopped instead of
Pushing through the barricade of flame
It sure looked like the ending
It sure looked like the goal
It sure looked beautiful
But beauty only wants control
I could’ve drunk the wisdom
The dignified response
But I had to go and knock the door
To everything at once
Track Name: The City Sleeps
The City Sleeps

Stealing down an ally on a cold dark night
I see a halo in the rain around the street light
I stop and look, and listen to the sound
As the raindrops penetrate the silence all around
Alone, I gaze into the glistening street
The distant thunder echoing my heartbeat
Urging me on to a secret goal
Away from the light from this lamp on a pole
So I turn, slip away into the rain
Drifting like a spirit through the shadows in the lane
Clutching the tools of my trade in my hand
An old box of matches and a gasoline can
Darkness envelopes the scene like a shroud
A veil of emptiness hangs from the clouds
Filling up the cracks in this desolate place
Cradled by the night in an icy embrace

Moving to the town like a ghost in the rain
A dim reflection in a dark window pane
Blackness beckons from every side
Creeping all around like an incoming tide
A broken window in an empty house
I slip inside and begin to douse
The whole place with the fuel that will feed the fire
And push back the night, taking me higher
On out of the darkness in a deafening roar
The match in my hand is the key to the door
A simple turn of the wrist will suffice
To open a passage to paradise
I pause, I think about the past and the gloom
The smell of gasoline permeates the room
Everyone has a little secret he keeps
I light the fires while the city sleeps

The match makes a graceful arc to the floor
And time stands still as I turn for the door
Which explodes in a fireball and throws me to the street
I hit the ground running with the flames at my feet
Reaching for the night which recoils in the fire
The raindrops hiss like a devilish choir
Dying in the flames with a terrible sound
Calling all the names of the sleepers all around
But then in the arms of the night, they lay
Their dreams sprout wings and fly away
Out of the houses in a gathering flock
Swarming overhead as I hurry down the block
I make my escape with the greatest of ease
And savor the darkness, drop to my knees
And the lightless window, my hand on the latch
I reach in my pocket, and pull out a match
Track Name: Light a Fire
Light a Fire

You saved me from a burning house
You brought me back with mouth to mouth
With hands upon my chest, you pushed my heart
You made it start
And I all I knew at the edge of death
Were your green eyes and winter breath
I never heard your voice or learned your name
But oh, your kiss remains

Ooh
Come save me once again
I’ll hang onto you then
Ooh
I’ll bring you back to me
I’ll light a fire for all to see

I strike a match and call for help
But they keep sending someone else
Nobody’s eyes are quite so deep as yours
Nobody’s hands so coarse
And I’m not looking for sympathy
But there’s not much of this left in me
Just gotta know that I tried when it’s all said and done
So I dial 9-1-1
Track Name: Worldburners Unite (7" Version)
Worldburners Unite

See the tower through the trees
Give way to smoky memories
Worldburners Unite
The letters and the laws
The meaning and the cause
Worldburners Unite
And I’m not young
I’m closer to death than birth
And one thing that I’ve l learned
Is we’ve got no place here on Earth
So I say the cities and the towns
We’re gonna take ‘em down
Worldburners Unite

What is there to do
When everything we doctor
When everything we build
Is stained by our touch?
When everywhere we go
Is somewhere visited by somebody?
The madness here is circular
The madness here is us
What is there to do
When the groundwater’s poison
When rabies goes pandemic
Overcoming all vaccines?
A network tech cuts every cord
An artist breaks her easels / A painter shreds her canvas
A congressman leaps from a plane
And for the first time he is clean

You are not a hero
You are not a god
You are no protagonist
Advancing any plot
And every grain of knowledge
Over every grain of sand
Is an anchor is a dragon
Breeding watchfulness and rot
Somewhere there’s a field of ice
Somewhere there’s a ravine
But I’m afraid to show you where
For fear you’ll crash the scene
Fly away, all senses
Fly away, our spells
‘Cause nobody ever asked for us
Least of all ourselves
Track Name: Everything Could Change (Anti-Demo Mix by Andrew Sega of Iris)
Everything Could Change

Can I kill the lights, shut off the energy?
‘Cause the world is my windmill: it’s my enemy
Can I kill the voice that babbles me to sleep,
Warning me that this process never ends?
I’ll be talking when I am dead and soil
And the sound will remain when I carbonize to oil

It’s the ecstasy of flying miles above the hungry war
It’s the fear of concentration pulling me away once more
It’s the reason that I’m lying to you, why I can’t sit still
It’s the vaguest implication joining this world to my will

And I don’t think I can make this stop
Though everything could change in the world up top
Behind my skin blares a spoken song
Though everything could change it will echo on and on

I’m a radio tuned to white noise in between
What was hissing foreground is now a backdrop screen
And should a signal emerge within this cloudy stream
Would it trickle a message that I trust?
Can I know that a soothing word’s not just
The beginning of more grey noise to fill the dream?

There’s uncertainty with every face I think I’ve seen before
There’s an endless second guessing what’s behind my bedroom door
There’s no doubt that every blade of grass feels urgency to speak
There is writing on the wall in Braille through foothills of concrete

I’m no hallucination
Watch out: your vision lies
For every coelacanth reborn
Nine hundred oceans die
I know the truth is waiting
Somewhere behind the eyes
It narrates beyond the story’s end
Books locked from the inside

“Dream never in a dream. You are all I need.”

Your window wide, your soul outside
Thrown fast and run far
You’re not alone, you’re higher flown
Than boys with one heart
Stare at the sun, I’m everyone
I’m bone and feather
I float above the borders of
Now and forever
Track Name: Goodnight London (Gated Community Mix)
Goodnight London

I thought I felt an earthquake
I thought I’d had a stroke
When the city full of people
Turned to shadows made of smoke
Now huddled with my wireless
And an atlas of the Earth
I’ll say my little words yes I
Will spin the globe and watch it die
And wish you all a fond goodbye
For what it may be worth

The bombers have been sighted over Paris
So now it’s just a question of how long
And Pittsburgh, we’ll remember you
And farewell Buenos Aires
And no one’s left to see the fires in Hong Kong

So goodnight London, goodnight

There goes Salt Lake City
Where my best friend Kelly lived
And through the static I can hear
The sendoff in Madrid
And I kissed a girl from Moscow once
But now the Kremlin’s ash
So please accept my little blessing song
I’ll sing to all the lost as long
As I’m alive—there goes Saigon
In the mercy of the flash

And the stars above explode eternal
Ballet from the black
And maybe this is fitting
That we dance with light right back

I never got to know Australia
Sorry that I never wrote, Shanghai
Lower the curtain down on Memphis
Snuff out the candle on Mumbai
Track Name: My Body is Always Screaming (Tovarish Mix)
My Body Is Always Screaming

My body is always screaming
A thousand voices strong
My heart and my mouth are bleeding noise
It’s a simple fact of what i am
And my body is always burning
Stare at me and go blind
My ears and eyes all bursting bright
It’s a scorching tide
It’s a battering ram

Cover my face and sever these hands
But the noise remains
Muzzle my mouth and fetter my legs
But the light still shines

My body is always screaming a scream
That’s unprovoked and true
And no soothing hand could interrupt
I’m a side effect of a deathless roar
My body is always firing
Ten thousand round a breath
My lungs are a suffering engine
Pounding to after the after, before the before

My body is torching ramparts
My body is breaking stone
There’s fuel instead of marrow
There’s fire instead of bone
There’s nothing to dull the explosion
There’s nothing to ease the drop
My body is always screaming
And this screaming will never stop
Track Name: The Burial (AAIMON Mix)
The Burial

To the lighthouse that faithfully whispers the fisherman starboard
To the children whose days number more than every flower in Europe
To the nations who charter their florid colonial highways
To the towers erected by contractors named after kings
God will bury you; nature will bury you
To the gunmen who guard against all of the starving
God will bury you; nature will bury you
To the screens and the radios where words turn to weapons
God will bury you; nature will bury you
To the terrified rich man
God will bury you
To the killer of animals
Nature will bury you
To the worship of justice
The reliance on reason
And the fire in your eyes

God will bury you
Nature will bury you
Time will bury your bones unseen
Total and absolute
Infinite amplitude
Till all the black is ripe in green

And I’m not angry, I’m not sad
I’m just stating the fact that
God will bury you
Nature will bury you
Track Name: Convincing (Chaos Mix)
Convincing

Desert grows with hopes of kissing the jungle’s coolness
To breathe in through wet sand
But dead land’s where all the vectors steer
Now the desert is here
And she’s drowning in chaos

How strong the hangman’s hands become
With revolution’s swarming buzz
And as the fortress crumbles
He is all that upholds what there was
And without the black hood
And the gallows to pronounce his silent name
He’ll be reborn
Another hangman for the new regime

What does the washed up actress turn to
When her lines are cutting room debris?
She charms a field commander
Steals the secret plots of world war three
And batting childish eyes
She’s feigning drunken sloppiness
While giving green light clearance
To the death machines in Washington DC

And where do I go now that
Life has come tied me to the mast?
The sirens’ voices calling “Alex
Can’t you hear us? Don’t sail past
This starving magic
Don’t pretend that you don’t care”
But I whisper, “Art is less than life itself”
I’m really quite convincing
Track Name: The Eyes of Extinction (Against Nature Mix)
The Eyes of Extinction

Hiding
Hiding under the ground
Is the world still turning round?
Writing
I give names to the colors and shapes
Can I recall my lover’s face?
Sliding
Are there a thousand animals near
Or is the breathing that I hear
The space from one to ten,
From blue to white to grey?

And when I stare into the eyes of extinction
Where a memory’s asleep
Where it’s unsalvageably deep
Will I blend into the water of surrender
And be truly, truly gone
In annihilation’s splendor?

Hunt me
I’ll be running stray from the pack
Blood and moonlight glow on my back
Want me
Come on and give me reason to sing
Turn me into anything
Confront me
Because the choice is clear as ice
Between the emptiness, concise
And dead, or birth again
A chaos shaped like God

Come stare into the eyes of extinction with me
And together we might see
Another burning of the dawn
When it’s empty up in Heaven, there among the last debris
Is the seed still green and tender
Of a life that’s living on
Track Name: Party to Say Goodbye (PEGRITZ! Mix)
Party to Say Goodbye

Summer is at its height
And this night will be the shortest of the year
Everything is green
But fifteen is old enough to feel fear
And you and I feel it here
Just yesterday we met
And I forget how many days it’s been since then
But I am leaving for lifetime
I am cut off at the stem
And the plane leaves at ten A.M.

And my friends are all drunk outside but I don’t care
At this party to say goodbye we hide upstairs
On a bed that’s just three feet wide
In the minutes before daylight
We don’t have to act like we’re not scared

We lock our hands, so small and white
While our eyes are dark and filling up with rain
We never kiss or really speak
We can only play that tape again
And again and again and again
Summer is unkind
It’s the time when you forget each other’s names
But I remember our burning tears
And how we felt the same
All the embers and the flame

And the music will sing till dawn
As we gaze and we hold our tongues
Till we’re lit by the loveless sun
And the night fades to dream
Till you’re vanished and I am gone
And they strip this room clean

Tomorrow is just outside, it strides and tears
Through this party to say goodbye, and we cry upstairs
On a bed that’s just three feet wide
Where it feels like the whole world died
But we don’t have to act like we’re not scared
Track Name: The Flock (D0Wn THe LADD3r EDIt by VALHALL)
The Flock

Headlights, one in three-ninety
Why’d I leave it all behind me?
You know who I am, I can see through your plan
To make me free of something
But what you don’t know is the reason I…

You say that I’m not a real man
I say what does it mean
But there are parts of me that I just can’t set free
For they have been merged into one

You say that I don’t understand
I don’t know you well enough to judge
Sure as the stars you don’t know me
But you’ll never know the agony

Never I see now as a benefit
I promise that you could never stop
But you label me blackened eyes that cannot see
And I label myself as the flock
Track Name: Come Back (Is This Useless Nostalgia edit by Chaos & Ruki)
Come Back

Broke the city streets for you
Planted jungles where they burned
All the roots have toppled glass and steel
But you still have not returned
And the tigers are dead, and the thylacine’s fled
And the rain melts away their tracks
But I always thought if I remade the world
Then you’d come back

Burst through every dam for you
Made an ocean of the land
Sent the poachers to the silent sky
But I still don’t understand
When my ear’s to the ground
Then I swear there’s a sound
A savage roar of attack
If the echoes of the lost still pound
Then why can’t you come back?

The ibex of the Pyrenees
Woolf, Van Gogh, and Plath
Speak in Manx and speak in Beothuk
Walk the long, the lonely path
Where everyone, everything
Sure as songbirds can sing
Gazes outward from the black
If the light from Heaven finds the earth
Then why can’t you come back?
Track Name: New Year (Dub)
New Year

It’s a new year in an old house
With more technology you’ll never understand
Break out your typewriter with your “thees” and “thous”
Smearing old words with your old hands
You’ll call me Cassandra; I’ll call you King James
And all we write is true and all of it insane
But the changing of the seasons will forever stay the same, you say

The infantry’s retreating
Like they knew how this would end
Did you hear the Germans lost the war?
I bet they could use a friend
Right now supper’s getting cold
Right now God is growing old
Right now dialect is evolving
Outside this house
Or so I’m told

It’s a real fear for you and me
Burning clothing just to keep the winter warm
My fingers trace the gumline of a skeleton key
Not caring whether it could open up the door
And the faces at the window are children in the womb
Black-eyed and still but growing every day
You’ll die on the outisde or die in this room, either way

Our infancy’s receding
We’re a heartbeat from the end
Did you hear the madmen lost the war?
I bet they could use a friend
Right now supper’s getting cold
Right now God is growing old
Right now dialect is evolving
Outside this house
Or so I’m told

We’re stockpiling warheads, we’re stuck in the past
Death is art, truth is beauty, and the first shall be last
You’ll call me Athena; I’ll call you Monet
When the world is falling down, crumbling like clay
We’re hiding in caverns, forgetting our names
We dissolve in our mythology like blood in the rain
You’ll call me the lion; I’ll call you the lamb
I am lost in all you are; you’re alive for what I am
Track Name: Everything Could Change (Oppositional Defiant mix)
Everything Could Change

Can I kill the lights, shut off the energy?
‘Cause the world is my windmill: it’s my enemy
Can I kill the voice that babbles me to sleep,
Warning me that this process never ends?
I’ll be talking when I am dead and soil
And the sound will remain when I carbonize to oil

It’s the ecstasy of flying miles above the hungry war
It’s the fear of concentration pulling me away once more
It’s the reason that I’m lying to you, why I can’t sit still
It’s the vaguest implication joining this world to my will

And I don’t think I can make this stop
Though everything could change in the world up top
Behind my skin blares a spoken song
Though everything could change it will echo on and on

I’m a radio tuned to white noise in between
What was hissing foreground is now a backdrop screen
And should a signal emerge within this cloudy stream
Would it trickle a message that I trust?
Can I know that a soothing word’s not just
The beginning of more grey noise to fill the dream?

There’s uncertainty with every face I think I’ve seen before
There’s an endless second guessing what’s behind my bedroom door
There’s no doubt that every blade of grass feels urgency to speak
There is writing on the wall in Braille through foothills of concrete

I’m no hallucination
Watch out: your vision lies
For every coelacanth reborn
Nine hundred oceans die
I know the truth is waiting
Somewhere behind the eyes
It narrates beyond the story’s end
Books locked from the inside

“Dream never in a dream. You are all I need.”

Your window wide, your soul outside
Thrown fast and run far
You’re not alone, you’re higher flown
Than boys with one heart
Stare at the sun, I’m everyone
I’m bone and feather
I float above the borders of
Now and forever
Track Name: The Shadows (Have Shadows mix by I, Parasite — Trumpet Version)
The Shadows

I’m alone in the house; the power is dead
I’ve done all that I can to keep track of time in my head
But what I think of as day is a twilight away
I’m just a shade of grey in a black, black bed
And a prayer could be water, it could fill in the gaps
And a thousand Muhammeds uncork a thousand taps
But somehow I am dry; from the corner of my eye
I see real worlds die when they’re drawn onto maps
There’s a shadow that fades in and out with the light
I pretend it’s an angel, I pretend it’s a satellite
And I know of course that somewhere there’s a source
Taking color by force, dragging all into white
Now the shadow is moving and it looks like a fist
And the darkness is connecting with a pugilist kiss
And I’m flying and I’m reeling and I’m seeing through the ceiling
And the clouds are all revealing more and more as they twist
Now it’s a wolf, it’s a bullet, it’s a mother of ten
Now it’s a boulder rolling from atop the mountain again
Now it’s coercing the unwilling, it’s insidious, instilling
Need for sex and love of killing all the children of men
Now every meaning is a ghost, each number a clown
Because the blades of the engine keep spinning around
Never reaching the center, knocking but they don’t enter
Pulling from what is meant or projecting fatally unbound
When the shadows stare back, tell me what do they see?
Is there a burning bush, a lion, or a hammer in me?
And tell me is it arbitrary, the images I carry?
It’s between Marx and Mary and the shadows and me

Yes the shadows are moving
And I’m scared to know why
Yes the shadows are moving
And we’re all gonna die
Track Name: Beautiful for the Last Time (Riou* mix)
Beautiful for the Last Time

Genevieve put on your jewelry
And hide that handgun where they will not see
Don’t mind your wrinkles, don’t mind your age
Because the time has come to take the stage
In that black empire dress you stole
Now bravely face the night patrol
And you’ll be beautiful
For the last time

Friedrichsain bear proud your injury
Your graffiti tags and squatter luxury
Because the cleanup crew is here to scrub the past
And a civilized future is coming fast
With the traces of ‘45 and ‘68
Forever painted over by the state
So be beautiful
For the last time

But poor ugly child, go to the balcony
Do you hear the clouds beckon with their falconry
To a skylocked world will you show your face
Where your burns and bends are silk and lace?
Will you trade your body for falling snow?
Will you blanket the ground below
Where you’ll be beautiful
For the first time?
Track Name: Escape (Abandoned demo)
Escape

This is a step against forgetting
This is a word against the gentle voice of sleep
That sings to kill so easily
I want to wake the rusty clockwork
I’ll pick the clenching lock that swallowed its own key
And the caves will laugh and the clouds will see
You break in two the ground beneath my towering fear
That sometimes things really do just disappear

You are the shackles gone tarnished
You are at last the unharnessed
You’re an escape artist
You’re an escape
You find the world that’s lost to me
You rise in reciprocity
This is escape velocity
This is escape

And when I step into the daylight
The sun is crying at the funeral performed
In memory of the night before
And if I drink away a brain cell
There’s one less unexpected rhyme I might reveal
A dimming of the empyreal
But if a bronze age hunter freezes in the ice
Is it too much to ask to live twice?
And if our broadcast waves bounce off of Andromeda and back
I know in you the signal stays intact

Every book at Alexandria
Each tiger of Tasmania
The love in leper colonies
The dreams that fly away from me
And every last of every tribe
Each language known by none alive
The paintings burned in World War Two
They all escape oblivion in you