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Withering Heights

from Thread by Great Apes

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    Following three 7"s, Great Apes' debut full length, THREAD, will be released this fall on Asian Man Records. The lyrical and musical material on Thread was inspired by and pieced together from written conversations and interviews with close friends. The individuals who contributed spun narratives based on their own experiences and expressed their ideologies regarding subject matter they deemed important. Essentially, each song represents a different person.
    Co-released with Side With Us Records.
    1. Seventeen Years
    2. Arms of Catastrophe
    3. Yellow Ribbon
    4. Everything is Everything
    5. The Fine Art of Holtzing
    6. Vial of Life
    7. The Edge of Western World
    8. Withering Heights
    9. San Quentin
    10. Thread

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knives trace the ribs

inking porcelain blood

bed of languish,

with a blade in the lobe

the seriated parasite -

the gnawing unknown

in this withering body,

breathes expansive youth

letters to family - there’s no divinity

the universe isn’t god’s,

it’s randomly serene

test batteries / failed remedies

these passing particles

will be reabsorbed and seen

the parting partner

to have and hold in only health.

a hollow remission

of normality masked

then love like a whirlwind -

a purpose and home

in your arms I crumble.

the hips rot out (this again)

doused in pain and pills / sleepless in chills

on sticks at twenty six,

bones searing every day 

scalpels through the skin / they’re fusing metal in 

emerging bathed in sun 

oh, the rebirth of decay

now new fears rise:

how can I provide

incandescence and a life worth loving for?

in debt and in support,

I will not abort

you are my worry now,

and I don’t worry anymore


from Thread, released September 17, 2013


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