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4 ton mantis
too big to fly
flaming battleships
falling out of the sky

i’m seeing
flesh-eating zombies
clawing out of the dirt
seems my prospect for survival’s
gone from shit-poor to worse

yet I’m alive
not going away
i will prevail
and fight fight another day

ain’t met no scrape
i can’t surmount
may get knocked down
but always up before the last count

tectonic. shift.
the ground beneath me morphs into
a giant. rift.
nearly swallowed whole

is this shit gunna blow
tell ya damned if i know
but she’s a long time coming
and she’s starting to show

yet here i stand
won’t bend or break
a line’s been drawn
which i will not forsake

not out of time
just out of place
this ship ain’t sailed
hell, ain’t even started the race, come on
breathe with me
hold your ground, now
find that pocket
ain’t no failing, I say you gotta

bide your time
hold that line ‘til the stars align
while on earth you get a finite time
just keep on rolling

yo-ho
diddle-eyed joe
trapped in a corner
nowhere to go

hi-yo
ain’t no stress
shot those suckers
and i’ll shoot the rest

yet I’m alive
not going away
i will prevail
and fight fight another day

not out of time
just out of place
this ship ain’t sailed
hell, ain’t even started the race, come on

breathe with me
these are strange days, indeed
incoming
keep your head down, I say you aughta

peer inside
given time you might find divine
while on earth you get a finite time
so keep on rolling on

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from Santa Carla, released October 31, 2011

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One-Eyed King San Francisco, California

A biting sermon of apocalyptic prophesy is delivered as the rhythm section unwaveringly drives the heavy, raucous guitar through the chests of the assembled. Not recommended for those of weak constitution, questionable moral composition or the easily suggestible.

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