Jasmine Abstraction

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I cut that tree of knowledge down
So that I could get some peace
I was tormented by the sound
Of it's electricity

And I crept away in vain
As the lighting seared my eyes
And I whispered with my hands
"You'll never take me alive"

Slowly I grow to the size of my masters
Tear at the quotes that were written in anger
I'm alone when I know there is still time for laughter
And a question is better than finding an answer

I gestured with my glass
"I won't crawl this way again"
But my memory folds it's traps
In time to make amends

And I feel it making dens
With the shrapnel of our faith
And I feel it making sense
The noblest mistakes

Closely we've sewn our backs to the atlas
That marks our thrown of paper and teargas
The barbs of your tone suggest that the last chance
To go it alone, is mistaken for happenstance


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



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Spire Cranes England, UK

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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