St. Matthew's Cemetery

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Glass jars filled with insects
Spill out silken light
You and I go walking
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night

We stumble onto dry bones
Witness a fresh kill
A fox feeds her five babies
In the crevice of a hill
In the crevice of a hill
In the crevice of a hill
In the crevice of a hill

An old doe has a hole in her hide where maggots become flies
It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve seen all night
It reminds me of the time
I saw a fawn in Saint Matthew’s Cemetery at dawn
I saw a fawn in Saint Matthew’s Cemetery at dawn
I saw a fawn in Saint Matthew’s Cemetery at dawn

She ate flowers that family members had left behind
She found refuge beneath dead trees that teemed with life
She looked at me with a hesitant skepticism
And I crumbled like a bug sprayed with pesticide
My eyes closed, I laid by the gravestones for a while
As my staged grief turned from acceptance to denial
A smile danced across my face
I couldn't tell if it was out of place or in the right one
I couldn't tell if I was being tormented or having fun
I couldn't tell if I wanted to stay still or run and run and run
I suppose it was both at once
Like a shotgun blast to the gut leaving buckshot in my lungs
She ate flowers that family members had left behind
She found refuge beneath dead trees that teemed with life
She looked at me with a hesitant skepticism
And I froze like a deer in headlights

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from Junior, released December 16, 2016

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Darth Nater Buffalo, New York

Solo project of Orca Enthusiast/Musician Nate Noworyta.

Lyrically dense story-songs filled with detailed imagery and characters, rooted in indie rock and folk.

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