Brown Dots

from by Great Apes



I scored a hit right before first period
off a sketchy metal head
he pulled it from a black Jansport
whited out with “Pantera shreds”

we dropped it in the cab of his pickup -
a rusted navy ’97 Chevy
I was tripping; I was feelin’ fucked up
he said, “dude, it’s gonna be heavy.”

tunneling through the hallways
with faces corroding
all the colors of chemistry
my whole world is exploding

we’re all so…

when lunch hit I was swimming out in the grass
on the field underneath the bleachers
the buzz of the bees and the breeze in the trees
tied to all time and creatures

I peaked in math with my head buried in the desk
tracing patterns on the back of my eyes
when the teacher called me, I was transcendent
high above my body disguise
crashing down on the overpass
in a cage above the freeway
staring into the promise
of insecurity and dismay

we're all so...


from California Heart, released October 14, 2016



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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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