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Bite Through Stone

from Broken Bone Ballads by Ceschi

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Bite Through Stone
(A song about tasting freedom through any means necessary & about realizing how strong we can be together. To the memory of Lise Waxer who taught me about the strength of community & education through music. The marimba on this recording is hers, passed down to me by her husband, Medardo Arias.)

For every bicycle in China there's a
cryogenically frozen embryo
that will
wake up in a cold sweat,
run around the veteran's hospital,
wondering what gave birth to it.

Then we'll sing the national anthem
while the government rounds up zygotes
in the latest titanium nets.
So they will keep their baby mouths shut
and suck down freedom with the other runts.

But I'm an impostor here.
I feel it in my bones
and in the way that I have never cared
about American hope.
Yes, you're an anomaly just like me.
So let's fuck in the street
to show them what it's like to be free.

You'll give birth on a highway.
With fifty frozen babies on all sides.
Curled up in their ice cube wombs,
sweet, closed eyed.
We'll come up with their names one by one.
Till every letter's used
and they've thawed out in the sun.

Then we can sharpen swords in sync with local textile workers
and sew together sinew for our injured ally warriors.
Building in solidarity beneath coniferous giants.
Planning to shove spikes into the backs of sleeping tyrants.
The subtleties of war are loud and so obnoxious
that they can shake stem cells out of test tubes and leave the deaf unconscious.
Nobody ever taught us the most valuable lesson.
Now there's a tragic lack of expression on the faces that we've dissected.

We're impostors here.
I know it in my soul.
I also know that we can rip through the skin of monster's throat.
I know that all our knuckles combined can break a mammoth's bones,
and all these tiny teeth together can bite through stone.


from Broken Bone Ballads, released April 7, 2015
5. Bite Through Stone
Guitar, Bass, Synth, Marimba by Ceschi
Drums by Factor Chandelier
Russian Synth & Piano by Keith Kawaii
Banjo by Alex Burnet
Backing vocals by Natalie Plaza Carballo (Child Actor)


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