Reverie

from Palimpsest by Protest the Hero

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Our new album PALIMPSEST is out now. Merch/Vinyl - bit.ly/2OCeDdx

lyrics

The wingspan of my exploits is vast as the sea
Familiar commencement, familiar routine
As my Mother lay dying, my Father would scream
“Son, do you dream the American dream?”
Oh no, not me
Not on your life
I’m gonna live on the edge of a knife
And prey on the fools who should handle it timidly

You had your big dreams and planted a seed
You wanted a flower, but turned out a weed
My petals will curl and fall to the ground
You’ll whisper my name and you’ll spread me around
And as you grow in my supposed image
You won’t inherit the truth of how I feel
You’ll just assume that it’s real

Father, forgive me
For I know not what I do
Father, if I could, I’d chose to be like you

Forget this fucking face
Forget you ever saw it
Empty your pockets, your keys and your wallet
A mere $50, my life was delayed
Locked up and shut down for more than a decade

And so I sew my seed, year after year
I’ll be the meanest bastard you’ve ever seen when I get out of here
And so I sew my seed, year after year
I’ll be the meanest bastard you’ve ever seen when I get out of here

Freedom is incarceration by a different name
I’m free to walk the streets, but I’m financially detained

And so I sew my seed, year after year
I’ll be the meanest bastard when I get out of here

There’s nowhere left to turn, there’s nowhere left to run
So I’ll take what I’m owed or I’ll eat this fucking gun

And so I sew my seed, year after year
I’ll be the meanest bastard you’ve ever seen when I get out of here

You had your big dreams and planted a seed
You wanted a flower, but turned out a weed
My petals will curl and fall to the ground
You’ll whisper my name and you’ll spread me around
On the wings of the wind, to the end of the earth
My legend will grow as my story gives birth
To a new generation of violent offenders
Who worship my memory
Hyperbolize my splendor

And as you grow in my supposed image
You won’t inherit the truth of how I feel
And as you grow in my supposed image
You’ll piss away your precious, fleeting youth
Assuming you know the truth
Assuming you know the truth

credits

from Palimpsest, released June 18, 2020
ALL MUSIC BY PROTEST THE HERO

Rody Walker - Vocals
Luke Hoskin - Guitars
Tim MacMillar - Guitars
Mike Ieradi - Drums
Cam McLellani - Bass
Orchestral Arrangement / Production - Milen Petzelt-Sorace

PRODUCED BY: Derya Nagle
VOCAL PRODUCTION AND ENGINEERING: Anthony Kalabretta
DRUM PRODUCTION, ENGINEERING AND EDITING: Dean Hadjichristou
ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING AND EDITING: Darren “Jeter” Magierowski & Jill Zimmerman
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION AND MIXING: Simon Grove
MASTERING: Ermin Hamidovic
ARTWORK: Martin Wittfooth

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