Unlawful Wilderness

from Ripe Fruit / Unlawful Wilderness by Thom McCarthy

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You've been invited by the law
you've been indicted by the law
no cover in shadow they see how you've been
only resemble not my my my fault
mandible, howling without no moon

out on the summit in the squall
friend of the raven and her claw
fly over gander away with the sun
one day i'll feather but trouble for now
lost my wits
flapping my elbows down

i wanna live in a tree
i wanna bathe in a creek like a wild beast
cause my life on the town ain't free.
don't wanna wrestle a bear
don't wanna die from a poisonous snake bite
So here in the town, I stay.

wilderness awake for now
til the law comes to drill you up
hide away your lifeblood they want to make machines run
with your soul. that's the goal.

dig a hole and build a nest
evolution robbed me
can't survive with this body
in the wild.
feral child.


from Ripe Fruit / Unlawful Wilderness, released February 21, 2015
Guitar, Bass, Percussion: Thom McCarthy
Saxophone: Jeremy Keim-Shenk


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