Over the Water

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My family, a brotherhood
walking over the water (over the water) with laughing:
an unexpected feeling following the sudden loss of control

I need clarity
that agonizing grandeur's a sobering verity: blood in salt water
this power isn't something we possess,
how dare a ship suggest it owns the wind within its sails?

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I am staring from underneath the breakers
as my kin passes over me, lungs weighed with water
they're scattering
when I was raised above the wake I was all alone---they'd already gone

So don't tempt me:
I'm already building up ramparts surrounding me
with moats of dark water
I'm hiding
If I'm so prone to causing strife, I'll stay in here and keep you outside

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Wake me up, wake me up!
How long have I been sleeping?
This isn't living, this is cowardice

Wake me up, wake me up!
I'm not seeing clearly
Break in, inside
and pull me out

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We are a body of broken bones that needs setting
The remedy is self-forgetting again and again

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from Over the Water, released August 31, 2013

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The Breaking Yard is a force like water, calmly lapping against the shore until a wind or any other disturbance whips up a fury of white tipped crescendos terrifying the fragile reality of their audience. No malice is in their sound but a more treacherous trait, a pure honest love for humanity.

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