ILL BALANCE

by Sustentacula

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SUSTENTACULA
ILL BALANCE


THE GATE

I’m not good and I’m not bad
I am what I am
some things I should, and some I should not
but I’ll give what I got
I’m gonna give it all away
I’ll let fate pick the day
I’m searching for the hand
that’ll lead me through the gate

I should like to make it plain
wanna say what I wanna say
I want you to be with me
and I don’t want to wait
I want to take your hand
and walk with you through the gate

because you are the one that I long for
you are the one that I long for


HEAVENLY DOOD-DADS, SAUNTERING

drop like light
from a belching eye
molt and twirl
spray your pearls through the ink of the sea

mucosal crown
throne and staff
laughing slime, chortling
what you love is what you seek

for we surround it
as we are surrounded
by an audible fragrance
an augury, that hums as it walks
I am compounded
by your entrance
into my heart
as resonant oceans multiply in parallel unifications


LOVE DART

what I lost can never be found
gave it up and wandered around
times we had, could it have been so fine
days I’ve cried, under the brine

I got a fractal head and a beachy vibe you know I got a flat snake to ride
to a chug-athon that I can’t redact because I got a dart sac in mind
it's a fantasy I won’t speak aloud…………but I’ll dream it in a far off way
I wanna love you like a hermaphrodite and sing a homily upon the tide


IOUAH


DYAD

the light that warmed you
the power that formed you
they’re waiting to unmask themselves
and writhe
at your feet

I stand before you
I have nothing
I will dance on the walls for you
and soon again I will be another thing

refresheth the soul of your master

I don’t want to undress you with my eyes
I don’t want to undress you with my mind
I don’t want to undress you with my hands
I wanna do
as you command


OBIE’S BRIDGE

taking a stop
stopping at obie’s bridge
to see the water crawl
like a begging man

no image left
in the reflection
no potion left
to reverse it back

the shape has shift into another thing
imagination is the gateway to suffering
I toil away like the scum I am
like a constellation

credits

released August 10, 2017

SUSTENTACULA

Ryan Stuewe : MPC, Synthesizers, Looper, FX, MIxer
David Rafn : Vocals, Midi guitar, Synthesizers, FX, Tape loops, Mixer, Computer, Guitar
Alyssa Reed-Stuewe : Dance, Movement, Creative Spirit-Force

All songs written by the band.

Lyrical help on DYAD provided by Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, and the Bible, used w/ permission of the authors.

Words on IOUAH were liberated from a book on tape found a thrift store in Salem OR.
If you correctly guess the author and title you will win a prize.
IOUAH contains samples from the album “Free Jazz from Slavery” by Hexlove/Faulouah.
Mastering and final mix by Daniel Rafn

Artwork by the band.

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