Arms of Catastrophe

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thirteen with strained seam
s
hidden wounds open wide

we hit dad’s stash at the eighth grade dance

the bliss of a kiss – peel skin, drink it in 
the new
found confidence of recklessness and romance



with friends boundaries bend

dig dim to ascend

we found a way to never feel bad again

black need slow seethes

consumed and naïve

great escapes collapsing into dead ends



some hazy amnesia – we’ll call it fun

tying off when we come undone

snake oil fixes breaking tearing

we could care less about who’s caring



destroyer – venom revelry

a death dance – the arms of catastrophe

eraser – an anesthetic blockade

a needle – quack toxic surgery to hack out the memory



we bleed to the pleas of mutes bearing truth

you’ll get no recourse from a refugee that’s half-dead

amiss in the drift – without name and shameless

this lightless altar – a hospital bed



spit up in the alley – drenched in disease

through the S.F. fog comes clarity

calm in the rubble of quaking city

compassion curing – sweet Saint Pity 



destroyer – venom revelry

a death dance – the arms of catastrophe

eraser – an anesthetic blockade

a needle – quack toxic surgery to hack out the memory


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from Thread, released September 17, 2013

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Great Apes San Francisco, California

Jan. 13: Fireside Lounge, Alameda
March 3: Oakland

Insert hype-up descriptors here. Plain and simple, Great Apes are a lyrical punk band from San Francisco. While we all have been or are in an array of more complex projects, this band is founded on pop-sensible simplicity and the notion that music, much like a bio, is often at its best when it’s spit out intensely, with concision and honesty. ... more

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