Hungry Ghosts

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spitting fire in the way of lambs [1]
never told you I knew romance
said I'd take your hand and walk with you
but I really don't care

leading you down the road I showed you once
walking backwards to the beat of lust
we sang our song like the rivals only disguised as one [2]
the wrath we bring ourselves is kinda fun

I'm starving, starving, starving [3]
wanting blood wanting nothing but your knees to fail
Here comes the fire, here comes the flame
I'm bringing heat I'm bringing dust and I want your name written in it [4]

Chasing dreams like the child I am
Seeing stars from the embers you left
Maybe the dawn will bring some clarity
Till then I'm drunk off your causticity

I'm starving, starving, starving
Wanting life, wanting nothing but my soul to sing
Here comes the wind, here comes the shame
I'm seeing gold I'm seeing stars and I want my name written in it

May my aim be straight and true [5]
Give the wind a solid clue
Steel and feather giving birth
Take our happiness and mirth
Flesh and blood all giving out
Selling hope and fear and doubt
Rest assured that all your sins
Are crawling deep inside my skin [6]
I shot my heart on the funeral pyre
Gave the reason after lighting the fire
The tree that's burning at the root [7]
Has got me shaking in my boots

1- Hosea 4:16
2- Job 24:15
3- In Chinese traditional religion, a hungry ghost is a spirit that is driven by intense emotional and animalistic needs.
4- The first verses and chorus are directed at the speaker of the second verse and chorus; they are conflicing voices of the same person
5- Proverbs 26: 15-18
6- Undertale, genocide run exclusive encounter
7- The burning tree on the front of the album


from The Perfect Arrow, released November 10, 2017


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Independent folk/rock band from Ft Worth, Texas.

Luke Frederick
Luke Ridlehoover
Collin Brandt
Alex Bond

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