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Charleston Shoe Thieves - Once A Thief (Esme's Haunted)

from BLATTLE OF THE BLANDS by assorted artists



track by Leverett Jaques (@low_cinnabar)


There is a grove of flowers where the shoes hang from the trees
Where violets glitch & stutter, shining atemporally
One flower-covered pillar grows from an old Doc Marten boot
You can see the laces wrapped around the root

Once a thief, always a thief
No blaseball player sleeps beneath the earth
No restful bed, No restless dead
Once a thief, always a thief
No matter where you are, when fire swallows you
We'll come for you
Whose kicks? (Our kicks)

Esme Ramsey, won't you call us home?
Esme Ramsey, I will trouble you no more

We fought god, oh we fought god
We broke ourselves against the pods
And lost
First cursed among the chaos

Empty shoes & open laces
Worn out souls & broken traces
So many lost, grist for the gods' mill
Burning on, but for the turning wheel

God is dead, behold ascension
Thick as thieves, beyond our comprehension
For the 502, Doyle & Gloom
We will see you one day soon

Crack the sky, behold the Hall Stars
Baltimore is beautiful
Scattered loose like teeth
When the time comes
Just ask yourself whose kicks are these

Esme Ramsey, won't you call us home?
Esme Ramsey, I will trouble you no more


from BLATTLE OF THE BLANDS, released November 13, 2020


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