Merry Go Round

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Strange strange morning tide
lick the shore
kill the night
break the dawn
in sunless fight
Tungsten light
leeches the dogstar of her sky

Small small under sky
skip sidewalk cracks
spit, and gum-rounds
Dripping wet
she goes inside,
the dogstar by her side

And I’m old and I’m old
and like a merry-go-round
And there’s no one else here
but Al'shira’s hound
sitting sideways on the Northern Line

Sing sing for your supper
What is dragged from the sea
is dragged from the sky
What is dragged from the sky
is dragged out of time
robbing the dogstar of her goodbyes

Hot heat of the underground summer
How can you explain
what you’ve lost in one Sothic year
She could hunt howl or wait
but there’s no point in begging
for deity’s fodder

And I’m old and I’m old
and like a merry-go-round
And there’s no one else left
but Alshire’s hound
getting nowhere on the Northern Line

Sometimes the city’s on fire
We go up for the flames
bathe in the burning
take what is ours
burnt offerings from forgotten
human promises

And I’m old and I’m old
and like a merry-go-round
And there’s no one else left
but Alshere’s hound
getting nowhere on the Northern Line.

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from demo, released August 6, 2016

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optiphonal wonder machine San Francisco, California

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Optiphonal Wonder Machine is an audiovisual, synthpop and improvisation band. Drawing inspiration from post-punk, Appalachian folk music, experimental improvisation, mythology, and science fiction; OWM uses live video processing, songs, and improvisation for our performances. ... more

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