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lyrics

ALWAYS THE SAME (SEMPER EADEM)

Whence, ask you, does this strange new sadness flow
Like rising tides on rocks, black, bare, and vast?
For human hearts, when vintage-time is past,
To live is bad: that secret all men know.

An obvious sorrow, with no mystery, shown,
Clear as your joy, to everyone around.
O curious one, seek nothing more profound,
And speak not, though your voice be sweet in tone.

Hush, ignorant! Hush, ignorant soul that's still enraptured,
And mouth of childish laughter, neatly captured.
Death pulls us more than life, with subtle wile.

Oh let my thoughts get drunk upon a lie,
And plunge, as in a dream, in either eye,
And in their lashes' shadow sleep awhile.

credits

from Baudelaire in a Box: Songs of Anguish, released May 27, 2015
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NEW TOWN DRUNKS:
Diane Koistinen: voice
Roberto Cofresí: guitarra
Stu Cole: bass
Robo Jones: trombone
Nathan Logan: drums
Doug Norton: keys, accordion

Recorded and mixed by Rick Miller at Kudzu Ranch, Mebane, NC
℗© 2014 Pirata Music (ASCAP)

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New Town Drunks Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“It is difficult to do justice in print to how beautifully and elegantly New Town Drunks construct their songs. Both musically and lyrically, this is a band that knows how to build a song, displaying a level of both imagination and ambition almost unheard of from any corner of popular music.
Jon Black – Awaiting the Flood
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