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for the taking

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Music by Shells Of Paradise. Words, song, production, art by Tom Florida. Still images courtesy of Texas Archive of the Moving Picture.

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FOR THE TAKING

diamondback water, you see her
halfway 'cross the highway already
snaking a getaway from the bootsteps of the speculators,
us associates,
it's ours for the taking

cumulonimbus filter
agave shadow sees the edges blur
for one forever
for one forever

it said, alone or together,
that never mattered
we listen, everyone gets into the infinite whisper

regardless of whether
we tune to the chatter
it gets in, the living prism,
it gets in and it gives us the wisdom

later in the glare
the anvil evaporated;
how is it now so clear?
we loot for security
meet our responsibility
whenever we take up the trees we say "wait,"
"leave these three"

an acre of dirt, what's the purpose?
could serve up every amenity, I mean
people are paying good money
it's ours for the taking

the trail you ran by day
to walk at night a very different place
gets to the heart of your nature
incandescent and shaded

it said, alone or together,
that never mattered
we listen and everyone gets into the infinite whisper
over the weather no control ever
it gets in, the living prism,
it gets in and gives up the wisdom

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from shells of paradise, track released November 23, 2019
TOM - guitar, vox, fx
BENG - bass, vox
SAMB = synth, vox
TIPH - perc

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