Hope is Never

by Ziemba

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1.
It curls itself Its trembling Its hard to tear away Hard to tear away Its charming Its hopelessly romantic Its hard to tear away Hard to tear away All quivering All can rattle with the pull of gravity Soul but no sensation It curls itself It curls itself
2.
04:09
He's a phantom, see? Four faces, three colors From trinity to quaternity He's a phantom, see? The nearest custodian Of the lopsided people driving round the square Bodies have no corners We both know Lapis isnt just a stone It grows from breath Air blue bone Ooh Mapmakers No ships were swallowed Invisible Like and unlike Ooh I was a cedar, prizing their nasty diet (swallowed without chewing) I was an oak, a glacier leading back, a pendulum clock I was a palm, mechanical bird, the body infernal Ooh
3.
04:01
El Paso buried under red hot lava, blazing brimstone, hollow every syllable, pretend to be made of buffalo hide Quicksilver kills and quickens, uncanny equivalence, salt-wisened tears mark you are still a child Gravity needs steps, stairway of animation, radial arrangement, I'll let you touch my naked heart Hellfire tiptoe dancing, a buccaneer necromancing, lonely sublimation, dead letter never wasteland Melting desert mystery, forget soft earth clemency, tracing the path a dart flies, virtue heard through battlecries
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5.
You can go before this sore horizon blinds you I will show you where our burnished union leads to Its a home set on scattered kindling made to burn with the fire with the fire with the fire you can go before the sick dogs lick your eyes when you leave i will find a place the remnants can die if you mourn something lost before you just might find it in the fire in the fire in the fire if you pass through where the pounding rain cleanses you if you pass beyond the burning bridges split in two there's a church where all your dreams of death are sanctified with the fire with the fire with the fire
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03:11
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03:50
I am a tiger woman again, I run because I feel like it I have a mouth of sharpened teeth, killing but will not eat Then sweat close together, like water and live-wire Two eyes stenciled on the back, harmless will not attack Lured by a golden face, driven to keep apace To find pleasant nakedness, feel honest violence Feel like it, want to feel like it Practice this, combine everything A live-wire, not later
8.
your hope is never in line but I wouldn't mind holding to some vow I was thinking I might have waiting a long time just to roll over as you fall all over like fallen soldiers to come take this memory of me I wouldn't mind you turning in your sleep and if I come back for a day it won't be different than the way it was care for yourself tonight hope is never hope is never
9.
Hope, hope is a fold in the cloth You, you believe what you want Who, who doesn't cling when losing love? You, you believe what you want Eye in the fire, eye in the fire Eye in the fire, eye in the fire You believe there are things you're owed In the words of one who knows Who are you? Who are you? High from the fire, you're high from the fire High from the fire, you're high from the fire Got your eye in the fire, eye in the fire Eye in the fire, eye in the fire Hope, hope is a fold in the cloth You, you believe what you want Who, who doesn't cling when losing love? You, you believe what you want.
10.
I never found the time To try to be without I don't know how to grieve I know that you're alive Giving to lose Lines binding as they move And if I go outside And try to find the light Without faith or friends Without self confidence Who thinks about the where of without? I didn't see it before

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released June 24, 2016

Ziemba's debut full length Hope is Never was recorded in upstate NY at Black Dirt Studios* w/ Jason Meagher engineering and mixing. Jason also played guitar on several tracks. René Kladzyk on piano, synths, vox. Rob Smith was on drums, and Jimy Seitang was on bass. Christian Sawyer also played guitar on a couple tracks. Also featuring Valerie Kuehne on cello and Natalia Steinbach on violin. Mastered by Patrick Klem.
*Hope is Never was engineered and mixed by Daniel Collas (of Phenomenal Handclap Band), and Phantom See was engineered by Eli Winograd at Lone Pine Road Studios and mixed by Daniel Collas. All songs written & produced by René Kladzyk, with the exception of "Rapture" written by Jerry Yester and Judy Henske, & "Set Me as a Seal" text from Song of Solomon.

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