Shining Swords

by Black International

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Free download, taken from the album 'A Lesson In Repression'.


Written and Performed by Black International. Recorded at Chateau P and Chamber Studio, Edinburgh. Engineered and mixed by Andrew Bush. Additional recording by Niall Sinclair. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New York.

Nothing Grows Here mixed and mastered by Stewart McLachlan at Bastion Audio, Edinburgh.

Good Grief Records, 2015, 2016.

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released November 4, 2016


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Black International City of Edinburgh

new wave punk rock noise pop

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Track Name: Shining Swords
Let me in from the dark
I’m not frightened I’m just sick
& tired of playing this part
And if you offer yourself
I’ll take my chance and
Beat these words into shining swords
But they’re still blunt in my hands

This is why I can’t lie
Though you would never guess
I’d grind your thoughts in my mouth
And spit them out again
With shards of tooth
And makeshift sympathy

Threads of infinite life
Wrapped around an effigy
That’s infamous in my eyes
And I still shiver inside

Blinking in the brake-lights
I thought you’d never guess
That with my flashing canines
I’d take you down a peg
And eat your heart
With tasteful empathy

We wake up with
The stink of love
Clinging to us
But when you fly
Into the distance
I struggle to see you

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