T​.​F​.​B​.​S​.​I​.​Q​.​O​.​T​.​S

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With a knife to the captain’s throat and a starving engine bellow, we’re adrift but our wake keeps us all afloat on this barely buoyant bow. We’ve been taking on water awhile. On deck, rust and sweat and the crew that’s still left. Drowned rats float all around. Shovel all your bunks into the fiery gut. We won’t rely on luck. Keep making way. Past storms have left us awash. Ignore the maps and charts and the seas’ assaults. Keep making way. French inhales of smoke. The turbine, it chokes on this iron boat. Keep making way. We’re dancing on a blade and tempting fate but, come what may keep making way. No shoreline in sight, but that suits me just fine. HeyHeyHeyHeyHeyHey. Take up your rum for the fire, a spark to start the fire. Your tobacco boy is for the fire, the blood that fuels the fire. Furnace, persist. Our driest days are left behind us. Scrap the lifeboats to stoke the fire, the hungry belly fire. Cargo and love-notes’ desires consumed in lusty fire. Furnace, persist. Soaking days are now upon us. There’s no bed for rest or bread to ingest but we’ll not desist. Keep making way. Past storms left us awash. Ignore the maps and charts and the seas’ assaults. Keep making way. French inhales of smoke. Soot covered clothes. The engine bellows, “keep making way.” We’re dancing on a blade and tempting fate, but come what may keep making way. No lotus-eaters aboard. No sirens singing us to the shore. Shore leave? Sure. A waste, when you never make port. The ocean. The rake. The whore. Cast the waves aside. Underway, her wake keeps us all topside. Heave Ho. Keep on making way.

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from Brahe, released August 24, 2011

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Pandas Baltimore

It’s like punk, but with more musicianship. Maybe it’s actually prog, but prog that never went to Berkeley. Then again,maybe it’s metal, but without all the spiky leather. Or perhaps it’s hardcore, but more Greg Ginn and less Jamey Jasta.

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