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Armchair Anthropologist

from Monocot Down by Kirk Pearson

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Listen to earth warm, symphonic tone.
Rumbling and tumbling you all fell asleep,
A little wheel turning through nocturnal hum,
and the promises you said you would keep.

Holding your microscope to the horizon,
the lanterns slowly flicker as the night becomes steep.
With miles left before we can write it all down,
with miles before we sleep.

Now you can wander through the liminal to get to point B,
while vaguely ethnic music fills the day,
and the mothers of invention of the ambient sounds
are dancing the night away.

Everyone says armchair anthropologists will seldom conclude
as they desecrate and speculate away.
The air is still and silent and outstretched before us,
the envy of all we survey.

Stay for the sunset past the horizon,
the warming of the earth arrives before we rest,
for the planet keeps on thinning and spinning below us
and for a moment we have been among its guests.


from Monocot Down, released July 3, 2013
Nick Dunston- Bass
Alice Hayes- Violin
Caroline Kuhn- Vocals
Will Lord- Vocals
Kirk Pearson- Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin, Synths, Cello
Eric Poretsky- Piano




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