Sound Check at the Eschaton

by Harrison Lemke

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five songs about getting ready for the end

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released November 19, 2015

recorded at mostly forgotten times in living rooms and bedrooms in Austin, TX

all songs ©2015 by Harrison Lemke, but of course the lyrics to "Discipline" and "Abide With Me" are by George Herbert and Henry Francis Lyte respectively

thanks to dad for playing percussion,
and to the poets & the saints & the Lord who is over all

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Track Name: Song for St. Valentine
they left you lying headless on the Via Flaminia,
your blood splayed out in the mud like a crown.
the horses reeled and pawed the earth at the smell of it.
you're food for the wild dogs & the ravens now.

o unfeeling saint of all our favorite feelings,
o bloodied saint of bloodless letter-love:
would you pray for us?

they left you lying headless on the Via Flaminia,
your blood splayed out in the mud like a crown.
the winter sun pulled back the rain like a bridal veil
as your love-letter unfolded itself on the ground.
Track Name: the Earth and Heavens will wear out like a Garment
the earth and all the heavens will wear out like a garment
Track Name: Advent Song
the dried-up leaves
are scraping the gutter for you.
the dusty grass
is shivering in the last light for you.
the sun is
reddening and falling for you.
the clay and
the ditchwater are freezing for you,

patiently, patiently.

the park and the run-down buildings,
the stars and clouds and trees:
they all remember you.
they're all watching and waiting for you.
and the trees will clap for you,
and the clouds roll back for you,
and the stars go out for you;
they all remember you.
they're all watching and waiting for you

patiently, patiently.