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A classic tale of a noble king maligned by lesser forces. "The King is dead. Long live the King."



Today’s a birthday party for a forgotten king
dethroned by crones with tarnished skull rings.
But, hope remains in every, in every living thing,
in every song, in every human being.

Shuffle the limbs of forgotten books.
Dormant anthems drain barbs from hooks.
& now the hurricanes have danced.
& now the envelopes have chanced upon
dead letter offices future & past
where flying fish rise on ocean in gasps.

Olde eyes & alibis.
Raised on rain & borrowed lives.
& now this hand is hidden.
& now this tale is written on
cabbage leaves with angel spit.
Carry the Moon & split the cost of it.

Spook the spokes & span the gaps.
Oval wheels wheeze & gasp
in a nautilus heart, in a nautilus heart.
Get to the end, return to the start, in a nautilus heart.
Bone & skin, where to begin?
Bone & skin, where to begin?

Oh, frog future.
Oh, lullaby tree.
Angels carry humor under their wings as
catalog crows hold their own noses,
days at the diary roll out the ghosts.
For holiday eyes & circumspect smiles,
tear out pages of uneasy miles.

Old maid, cold trade.
Portable prophets leave beds unmade like
virtue & veils sent through the mail to
Gordian maps built by elegant snails.
& all along we are wide wale woven.
Dough rise, loomed fresh from the oven.

Bone & skin, where to begin?
Bone & skin, where to begin?


from Caber Toss, released October 10, 2011
Christian Arial: Vocals, Trombone, Percussion
Terrell Brady: Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic 6- and 12-String Guitars, Keyboards
Alan Greenall: Drum Kit
Tommy Mortensen: Upright Bass

Recorded At:
Midnight Records, Salt Lake City

Produced By:
Isle of Skye (Christian Arial/Terrell Brady), Kent Rigby

Kent Rigby

Christian Arial, Kent Rigby, Terrell Brady, Mark Smith

Christian Arial, Kent Rigby

Published By:
Lucky Stiff Music




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