A Nation In Silhouette

from by The Nautical Miles

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Came back a little light of purse with bangles around your neck. Came back with a nation captured in full silhouette. Where the women speak in whispers once the tourists are asleep, and the future sits in shadows tonguing brand new sets of teeth.

A nation silhouetted by the sun.

The capital keeps gathering up the Empire’s dispossessed. Memories have hardened to a tangle in their chests. The women hold the line and sweep the violence from the door. The future was a moderate, now it’s calling out for war.

You told yourself better go see the world while you still can. Rebels took the bridges out the day after you left town. Just try and tell them this is the end of history. They are driven by the promises of brand new centuries.


from Ode to Joy, released May 4, 2014



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The Nautical Miles are an adventurous roots music band from Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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