The Calls Were Coming From Inside the House

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There was a bursting out from a house I know well
But I’m a garden of ears and I rushed inside with eyes closed
But after 15 years, the frame could not sustain
That which I had done the utmost to contain

Do I leave a career's array to flame despite the age?
Do I stay, as if I alone could quell the murky blaze?

I smash the windows to throw some keepsakes on the lawn
Outside, the sirens speak plans of how to tamp the trouble
That we watch and embrace at the borders of roofs, but ultimately let rage
Even though there are still things I could slip in and save

Can it be that we choose unhealth in spite of age?
Clarity isn't sand enough to quell the murky blaze
When I speed to the calls that push the largest sound
Gravity isn't quite the force enough to keep it down

After all the rains we spray, the clock remains to defend
When the iron hands array the moment, then they descend
After all, the rains array to call a man to defend
Once the iron hands display the moment, then they descend


from Completions, track released October 9, 2015
Shawn Alpay - cello, vocals, bass
Mark Clifford - drums, vibes



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Completions Portland, Oregon

Songwriter, arranger, and engineer, releasing acoustic cello jams since 2015.

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