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Youth is yesterday,
what lies awake for me?

Humble beginnings,
replaced by a feverish pace.

Make a name, I said,
make a name and live on and on.

Lennon, Jobs: They’re not dead,
I still talk about them.

I won’t be forgotten.
Not today.
Not in this sick world.
Not a way.

It’s too easy now,
To be a name.
Dancing in the sparkling lights,
In the parade.

Kissing babies heads, driving fancy cars,
fucking everyone, cause you can / they are names.

Backed by black artifacts,
striding alone in time.

Ageless but infamous,
silhouettes slipping through.

Where do you fit?

I’ll say Frankenstein,
you’ll say the name of the Creature.

But it isn’t.

Your creation precedes you, Frankenstein,
the name lives on, but the face is mine,
Creature running in the dead of night
is more memorable than you or I.

Shelley: how’d you know?
Shelley: who’d you know?
Shelley: how’d you…?
Shelley, who?

What does it even mean now,
To have a name


from Youth Is Yesterday, released January 31, 2014




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