cannibal king

by yesper

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1.
head up, head up on a spike for the crowd the cannibal king takes a bite and takes a bow but yeah, the conquest is wearing him down last on his mind when the candle goes out the carpenter thinks how the house will come down a decade or two and the weather wins out singing, "long days, long days coming." singing, "hard times, hard times again." darling, you're a terrible beauty right now a cannibal queen with your red talons out and yeah, i'm just the blood in your mouth last on his mind when the torch lights go out the cannibal king dreams of cornfields and plows and yeah, the quiet strength of the carpenter's house singing, "long days, long days coming." singing, "hard times, hard times again."
2.
03:56
it's a lawless state for the moment there's a violent god and in the godless rage spilling out over us we are all small in the lilac sun we are flat-backed on the ground where our lives ran thin we were cut from cloth, you cut us off as you turn to leave it's a red silence, it's a dead calm we're the weightless ones, we're a turn of phrase on your tongue we are headline black we're a pool of blood, an article that you turn to read it's a red silence, it's a dead calm
3.
03:11
when they call off the search for you they'll not have found a trace you're easy to miss lying in a weedy ditch physical love and violence are closer than cousins it's easy, my love, to get carried away in the moment and when i die, they'll bury me and with me the secret it's easy to miss if you're not looking in the right place
4.
04:20
climb up and raise the dead that once cast a shadow and walked like a man our weight could have stopped a train but heavy in life is weightless in death hung by my heels, hung by my toes the stories are old, stories are old hung like a lion, hung like a mole oh lord, making up for lost time i wake and walk at night hungry for sleep but i sleep in the light i slept around a lot wasted the harvest, none left for crops hung like a lion, hung like a mole the stories are old, stories are old hung by my heels, hung by my toes oh lord, making up for lost time
5.
02:27
we're all gonna die, we're just lobsters in the pot but that don't change a lot, the plot just thickens up and i catch myself in thought as if i'll be around to see the future coming on they'll have hovercars and robot stripper bars my great grandmother was ninety-six when death showed up i bet she acted tough, i bet she laughed him off and i catch myself in thought as if i'll be around to hear the midnight boarding calls evacuate to mars but we'll just take it all, we'll just take it all along all the hovercars

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cannibal king was recorded late at night in a gigantic empty storefront in downtown Seattle. except for the songs that were recorded in sweet Virginia. it is mostly about sex and death, though not at the same time. the title track was written on a farm in Chile. fact.

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released December 12, 2012

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yesper Seattle, Washington

yesper is a box with strings, one pair of hands, a mouth and a mic. Seattle is home now, but I still miss Virginia from time to time. i make records by myself because i'm afraid of commitment. i make records in secret so that they'll sound mysterious. i make records.

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