Trial by Fire

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While awaking feeling tired
In a modern, simple dwelling
And the day is full of missions
And the feeling’s overwhelming

We call to the rays of the sun
Cuz sleeping was fun but it’s done
Now open the shades and get up

Staring out into the jungle
From a window in the kitchen
As the floor begins to crumble
Under the weight of my ambition
To weed out the strays from the funders
Cuz we want the names, not the numbers
Look me in the eye

All you makers and breakers, mistakers and lovers
Who grab on the ground and up under the covers
For sisters and brothers, believers and others
Who grab all around for the reason

We dig inside this future fossil
And use our knowledge as a mirror
To be honest with ourselves about
How it really makes us feel

But all the pressure pushing down makes it almost impossible
To keep a pyre built and burning
Living with a sense of purpose
Giving out, in turn receiving
This is the force of all the forces

And these are the traits of the yearning
We may make mistakes, but we’re learning
To stay on the horse

All you makers and breakers, mistakers and lovers
Who grab on the ground and up under the covers
For sisters and brothers, believers and others
Who grab all around for the reason

We look around for reason
We look around for reasons

Hold fast, we are fracturing, planet’s calling
Either we’re falling apart, or it isn’t coming together
But I’m waiting for your records, give ‘em up
And whether we fall apart, or end up coming together
I will be shaking and making the best of the remnants you’ve buried in me.

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from Believing is Believing, released June 17, 2016

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Not Blood Paint Brooklyn, New York

Not Blood Paint is a theatrically vivid—and sonically intense—four-piece from Bushwick, formed in 2008 by guitarists George Frye and Joe Stratton, bassist Mark Jaynes and drummer Seth Miller.

Musically, it’s a group impossible to pigeonhole, far removed from traditional verse-chorus-verse structures. The songs manifest as detailed stories that worm into the minds of always-shifting narrators.
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