Flesh and the Hunt

by Jacob Earl

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1.
The sun set nearly an hour ago But I can still see the faint outline of your tracks in the snow Well maybe we felt Geez, I love these parts Well they said something dark About our souls Hit me, hit me, hit me Slap me in the face I'm feeling things I couldn't possibly know It won't be long Before the darkness comes for me I have called for it to lighten my load I have called for it to lighten my load I have called for it to lighten my load It won't be long It won't be long It won't be long now It won't be long It won't be long now It won't be long Elementary My dearest, darkest, deepest desire I protect you I got what I was owed And it won't be long now No it won't be long The sun set nearly an hour ago But I can still see the faint outline of your tracks in the snow
2.
Why oh why oh why Why oh why oh why I long ago accepted that I'd never leave this town Stuck halfway between here and there And always being let down Downstairs The Television plays a re-run of your favourite show You're halfway around the world Son, you'd never know Why oh why oh why Why oh why oh why Sometimes I wonder if you even exist Did I fabricate you from a long-forgotten tryst It seems more possible with every passing day And the feeling that you get That you get further and further away Why oh why oh why Why oh why oh why I imagine you're a scientist An aerospace star Maybe one day your rocket research will take us all to Mars You are missing me From high on the Pyrenees Staring down like you're on past pont neuf to the seas You feel an emptiness Wrapped in sweet success I wish I could get just one night's rest
3.
Flesh and the hunt Flesh and the hunt Both the beginning and the end Front and back from here to the bend The smell of burning flesh, stench As the wild fires spread We're tracking a killer That has no name Hunting prey We've already tamed Remember the deal when it's time to pay up No excuses will save you, Will save you, will save you From the hunt I've sailed uncharted waters Bartered with the daughters Of the uncanny users Of this fix It's the biggest thrill Since the first time they killed The monsters inside the mouth The monsters inside the head You can't exercise these demons They are a part of the meaning We share a common bond The need we have to understand our wrongs Our flesh is our trap Our flesh is our hubris Our flesh is our love And how we use it The pursuit of happiness Has a darker side It's the place where our love goes When it dies An animal like you Understands my needs You enjoy that pursuit But not the dark that it feeds We can't have our cake and eat it too The sacrifice is too much I don't want to know the truth I just want to know your touch Flesh and the hunt The flesh and the hunt
4.
Bad boy covered in blood Running down the side of my face Bad boy covered in blood Fingernails caked with blood and paste Bad boy covered in blood Dripping and iron-tasting Bad boy covered in blood And mine's been all over the place Bad boy covered in blood Tragedy begets all your friends Bad boy covered in blood Please don't leave me in the end Bad boy covered in blood The question still remains Bad boy covered in blood How will you get out all the stains? Bad boy covered in blood Walking here for miles and miles Bad boy covered in blood Judged guilty at your trial Bad boy covered in blood Popular opinion reigns Bad boy covered in blood The blood just masks the pain The blood just pours out from the veins
5.
Cold war era in a few years time It looks like the same page For more than most of the crimes You should have said something The unrequited crush And I'm trying not to have a mental rush The last person who is leaving here tonight I'm trying so hard To identify this right But I was shaped By the things we felt and said Shame about you and I, and all the things we dread A martyr for no cause Because, just because A martyr for no cause Because, just because Yes You hardcore make my blood pressure rise Nature is playing with me And it's worth noting when it dies I'm gonna be there And you should reward me And yes you can get it I'm trying to restore me But this is written By artificial intelligence Technology Has been making me irrelevant I'm just a skin A husk in the shape of a man A queer martyr Fighting without a plan A martyr without a cause Because, just because A martyr for no cause Because, just because Yes
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And your father Is not your own He's some flawed bigot Who hates the way you've grown Tell him off Tell him the truth Let's be honest It's the least that you could do You and me We can run away from here I know you want to You've talked of it for years You and me We can run away from here I know you want to You've talked of it for years You and me We can run away from here I know you want to You've talked of it for years You and me We can run away from here I know you want to You've talked of it for years You and me We can run away from here I know you want to You've talked of it for years Escape the hunt Break lose Fuck the game It's the least that you could do Escape the hunt Break lose Fuck the game It's the least that you could do Escape the hunt Break lose Fuck the game It's the least that you could do Escape the hunt Break lose Fuck the game It's the least that you could do And your father Is not your own He's some flawed bigot Who hates the way you've grown Tell him off Tell him the truth Let's be honest It's the least that you could do

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Written and recorded in 18 days in February 2014, as part of the RPM Challenge.

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released February 25, 2014

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Jacob Earl Mississippi Mills, Ontario

Independent DIY queer producer/songwriter/photog.

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