I Came Out Screaming

from by Nick Stiner



Well I came out screaming
Like everyone the same
I took my mother’s looks
But I got my father’s name

I wasn’t baptized like my brothers
But what can I say
No coat of water will ever
Hide that devil’s face

I shook off some bridle
But still taste that bit
That past that lasts in my teeth
No matter how much I spit

But if I should wander and never plant my feet
Leave me with these strings and another dream

I got this skull so ancient
Still can’t contain the sky
Just some fond old renderings
That deceive the memory of my eyes

So I got hungry for visions
The glitter that calls crows
Cause I wanted to hold this earth
Before I gave it my ghost

But if I should falter, if I should fail
Dig a hole in the garden and place me there.


from The Wilds of Your Heart, released May 15, 2013



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