Grow / Decompose

by Young Jesus

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1.
EMP 04:56
you drag your ears through flower beds and sift out all the cigarettes, you plunge your hand into a tree and take from it it's memories, you hear your mother singing sweet but disregard her melody while mending may and eloise and david with some pale green douglas fir and willow leaves, gently making something breathe. you use the blood from friends you had to warm the dirt, the leafy patch. the garden grows towards the lake and nothing now quite looks the same. and vines have now so suddenly become something like history. there is a song, in a or b, that burns down all the forest trees. but when you play the final chord, your capillaries turn to stone. so go ahead and search your chest, the slugs and inchworms know it best. you drag your ears through flower beds and sift out all the cigarettes, you plunge your hand into a tree and take from it it's memories.
2.
G 04:07
neil sits alone outside a motel in the summer he checks his phone checks when a friend is coming and with some make-up on he feels a flutter wearing the dress he bought for his mother says his name is paul as he slips under the covers he makes a joke about how fucking ain't for lovers he feels the lords embrace in the rubber he's calling jesus name into the covers some things feel like a revelation but we all grow and decompose just the same no its not the hurting part that heals but i know that we'll all be okay
3.
Oranges 03:15
she wants to believe he's something more he's eating an orange outside the door he's a deceiver when he's bored she's reading the oranges by the door she's a believer in the relief that we're all receivers of suffering becoming a kneeler checking on a fever praying to a god defined by his demons you can leave it all behind don't you know that don't you know that you can read it in the rinds don't you know that don't you know that she wants to change her name to mary she kicked the deceiver out the door she's throwing up from the girl she carries but the church demands the baby born now nine months later the baby moans she sits by the doorstep getting stoned feeding oranges without feeling praying she's not defined by her demons you can leave it all behind don't you know that don't you know that you can read it in the rinds don't you know that don't you know that
4.
Slug 03:32
he's a ghost in the dark call you closer he's a locust eating lark he's a plague he's a goat he's a cave dwelling creature preaching cud to a slug sucking blood from the teacher by the lake outside of town there's a landfill with some flowers growing fighting with the ground and in the fall he's alone with a view of the steeple with a drug their calling slug little brother starts to feel little brother starts to feel
5.
Brothers 04:44
Brothers: big brother got bruised by a cannonball made the news when he threw it down to wichita little brother just chews on a dirty bomb calls the girl that works at the telethon brothers don't bleed it's a cut of a different kind grandpa grew trees now the green runs through our spine big brother builds pews out of cinderblocks singing hymns with girl at the telethon calls a friend when she's out taking local calls meets him out at a bar outside of wichita little brother just chews on a dirt bomb lets his brain melt away in the aftershock in the flame calls the girl at the telethon tells her all about the bar outside of wichita you don't start clean spines are twisting in the rings this old tree been around before you were born
6.
Father Son 02:24
7.
Holy Ghost 01:23
i know the love of jesus christ i feel it in my throat but all the cut up butterflies grow demon heads and toes and from their toes grow little vines that reek of pheromones and as i choke on jesus christ they sneak up through my nose and in my bloody body build a church of marrow bones and in the church one's wearing women's clothing all alone he gets so old he falls apart while beating off to mold and in the blood he's seeing jesus christ inside my throat we all dissolve to thicker dirt than we have ever known and in the dirt there grows a vine god labeled holy ghost
8.
you know that i will always love you you know that i will never die you know that i will always love you you know that i will never die i got something i need to tell you i think i am losing my mind i wake up to all kinds of sirens grit my teeth and lose of time i think i've found a type of thinking (thinking) brings me close to losing touch (close to losing touch) dreams turn green then turn real then orange and real spits me out into a dream i got something i need to tell you i think i am losing my mind i moved out and became a writer mother, father, liver in time but i wake up to all kinds of sirens grit my teeth and lose sense of time while milo writes the sign of the cross with blood he drained while neil's alive it's a strange idea something blooms from dead orange peels it's neither negative or positive it's just a thing that is such a strange idea
9.
Milo 04:16
he sees your daughter in a sundress eating oranges alone he feels the love of a father a love his brother ignored but he is fumbling with a bottle cause it makes sense just to hold but don't you worry while he's using it just helps everything slow the robotics of a system built of neurons and bile regurgitate a type of matter a sort of natural dye he paints his face and feels a brightness glowing brighter inside the cave he built out of the thorax of the organist's hide milo's chewing on a plant that he bought ages ago it tastes something like aloe vera but it closes his throat and when he's done becomes a prophet sings the world as its shown but he is not the first to sing the overwhelming unknown all the birds singing all the plants growing all the wind blowing all the bugs crawling all the birds breaking all the plants dying all the wind crawling and the blood flowing and the waves breaking with the birds singing and the plants speaking to the wind dying
10.
Dirt 08:16
may's a dreamer of the dream that grows in greens and violets she's a feeler of the things that're only soothed by silence her frenzied blood flowing to her hands in everything she sees the aftermath she's a shell of a cathedral built on leaves and lilacs she's a feeler of the things that're only soothed by silence her frenzied blood flowing to her hands in everything she sees the aftermath

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released May 13, 2015

all songs written and performed by young jesus (john rossiter, shawn nystrand, peter martin, garrison benson, eric shevrin)

william thompson recorder/producer/engineer/designer what a special person to us

margie pratt took that picture and that photo shoot was so great

collin jordan and boiler room mastering

our families have been amazing (kay, peter, and elizabeth rossiter, i love you)

jordan thomas never got the credit he deserved for the incredible work he did recording/producing/engineering home. and being the friend he is always.

jordan epstein for being there for us

patrick kolstad, max tang, and the hellhole supermarket records crew

all our friends!!!! and you!!!!!

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