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All That Praises Heaven Slanders Earth.

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the sky is limitless but the land is not
the void is plentiful, the world is not

in the sky there is no chair
no throne among the starry vault
no king who does smile or frown
the watchful cosmic shepherd
is a vanity of man

the squalid and the devious
gives comfort to reward eternal
yet all that praises heaven slanders earth

living is no dreary chore
experience is not a veil

Circumstance my carve you wrongly
up to us to shape ourselves

with eyes upturned in fear the backhand
emperor can’t punish you

all that praises heaven slanders earth
the dictates of a vengeful father
2000 years of moral scorn

first the sword and then the book
one book to serve the conqueror
all that praises heaven slanders earth

the message in convenient doctrine
apologize for being born

in the land there is a willow
true survival’s only hope

life however great or mean
is the one and true reward


from Destroying, released March 10, 2015



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