.​.​.​But Not Completely

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Written during the Never Out Loud recording sessions 2011.

A very special thanks to Christopher Barn, without doubt one of the greatest musicians I've ever met. These tracks wouldn't exist without you.


Since silence may license
Opinions and guidance
To decide on a rightful
Place for my bridle

Who christens these, in betweens?

Give the journals to the circle
Those pages have purged all
The hurt and the struggle
And days that I'd brood on

Keep them contained, not led astray

They already know this
So this note is not hopeless
This is just to focus
The minds of the curious

And I see, clinging to my sleeve

There's not much that I have
That is still left intact
If there's use for it, use it
I hasten to add

For that chosen path, you're chipping at

In one piece in the ground please
There's no need for a burning
And no place for the churning
Of church bells and sermons

To cleanse my senses, leave them arrested

I never did rate any orthodox faith
Don't disgrace what remains with a christian grave

I don't expect you to see, this need in me

. . .

I drew meaning and feeling, swinging from the ceiling
Concealing some feelings by screaming and leaving
And eagerly proving myself not weakling
Applying the teachings of war wounds and teething

And ways to escape from those places abandoned
Nights with not but a song left to stand on
In those times I would find both a reason and pride
And would learn that sometimes all you have is inside


from Spire Cranes, released April 24, 2014
Written by Richard Smyth
Recorded and Produced by Christopher Barn and Richard Smyth



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Spire Cranes is the math-rock/electronica project of Kent-based artist Richard Smyth.

Writing, recording, producing and playing all of the instruments himself, Spire Cranes blends elements of jagged edged IDM with aggressively ethereal guitars, tribalistic Japanese drum styles and neo-classical instrumentation.
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