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Crushed Pennies

by Field Medic

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the schools should teach the children how to lie and the pretty girls to freeze their skin and turn off the lights the world's been trying to eat me alive but my head's too big and i break its teeth every time it takes a bite there's a bit of antietam inside my mind where my comrades fell to the enemy and i am looking at their bodies in black and white i'm still alive though far from alright, i skulked from the fight dangling prey before me how could i walk away? why would i stay, butterfly my veins? if you know an easy way to sustain do you know an easy way? if you are an honest man be sure you always wear your helmet if you are a liar be prepared for happiness and fulfillment there's a screaming secessionist betwixt my ears that begs me to exploit my assets and feed the static shit wrapped in plastic they wanna hear it's quite severe they'd like me to be a mirror keep them calm while they're getting sheared. the mongols pasture will feed you until your fat enough to fit their coats and write them notes resigning your freewill in their handwriting and you must declare it is only fair that your sons and daughters will have to bear the weight of their absent father with t.v screens and bottled water so economics can prosper and you can buy all the happiness the land of the free has to offer.
i've never seen the darker side of green or anything that made the seams of my jacket seize and shut there's a hand that rings in the morning and puts boots on my shivering' feet before my dreams are even done payin twice the price of crushed pennies to keep the circus lights glowing while wagon wheels collect their dust a film projector moves along my scenes while behind the wall somebodies name is lost between all of the fuss a brunette heart born to complete the spring whistles the words the birds would sing brings up the garden all alone keeps a clothespin while i'm traveling for me to hang my victories or else to dry my flooded hopes waves erode all earthly certainty but cannot make love lost at sea we swallow deeply but never choke.
take a walk on my coastline sweetly and see that i got broken parts their feeding baby sharks it's a jagged coastline surely at my peak all my broken parts they're feeding baby sharks though i don't dwell in dark i'm just a meadowlark i sing my sadness in broke poetry and i'm gone in a blur of violence and wings. take a walk in my prairie kindly and see that i got broken parts their building matchstick barns it's a wild prairie baby at my feet all my broken parts their building matchstick barns though no brush fire starts i'm just a meadowlark i sing my sadness to bumblebees and i'm gone in a blur of diamonds and wings. take a walk in my city darlin and see that i got broken parts their feedin empty hearts it's a dirty city baby on my street all my broken parts their feedin empty hearts i wish i could get smart i'm just a meadowlark i sing my sadness and go to sleep and i'm gone in a blur of eyelids and wings.
Wooden Chest 02:33
everyone likes the prospect of something new something new like you make me a fool. everyone has darkness from their past in a wooden chest locked away you could be my spark put the stars back in their place. everyone's felt the morning with the sky bleached white and cold breath you can't escape you could be my coat first thing i hold when i'm awake. everyone has to answer to another who seeks no truth but the truth they make you could be my porch where honesty can't hide away would you be my porch? where honesty can't hide away...
Cobweb Skirt 02:19
rapidly get better rapidly get worse administer medication of sleep when remembering an old cobweb skirt that old cobweb skirt privileged middle aged women make me think of the months i house in the folds of my wallet and the corners of my mouth. rapidly recover rapidly get hurt.
Broken Part 03:27
i was about a league from home when i was struck by the whip of every lovely thing that once was mine that's now been stripped like the queen of distant courtesy who hands down her heat while i'm tearing up my insides screaming on the street. and darkness from my doctor keeps me stumbling through the arcade of fortune telling machines that print predictions of my fate they point me to the mirror, through my heart into a fit which instructs me to be origami and fold up all my secrets because i run when i see the broken part of me. and i watch from the window carved into the back of my skull while nothing seems to happen in my bedroom after the drapes are pulled. because i plucked a diamond from the highway and i tucked it in my pocket just as i plucked the diamond from where love waits and i threw it to the mastiffs.


Debut E.P from Field Medic. Field Medic is Kevin Sullivan, who also plays in the band Rin Tin Tiger.


released June 25, 2013

Tracks 1, 2, 4, and 5 recorded and mixed by Derek Shultz at Demons Dungeon Studios. Track 3 recorded and mixed by Ben Burney at Dad's Pad studios. Track 6 recorded and mixed by Kevin Sullivan at the "Orphanage" studios.
Mastered by Aaron Hellam at Hellams Castle.

Additional vocals on Track 5 by Derek Shultz and Ben Burney.

All music and lyrics copyright Kevin Sullivan 2013 (BMI).


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