All the Angels Lost in the Ruins of Pompeii

from by Codename: Rocky

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I am standing on the edge of a mountain
fixing my gaze on a city bright with flames.
it smells of gasoline and dynamite,
a stale taste in my mouth that won’t burn away.
I light my cigarette as fire rises
with a smile so sublime.
I stopped believing that the matches were mine.
their ashes were already named.

Olympus was right
to punish our pride,
thinking we knew all the answers
when we should say
we don’t know the way
but our egos are like cancer.

I saw the embers from the top of a mountain
all ablaze, iridescent nights.
The stink of kerosene and turpentine
a bitter taste in my mouth i ignite.
I kill my cigarette as cinders fly by
with a smile so sublime.
I start believing the matches were mine.
ashes to ash, dust to decay


from Reboot, track released July 13, 2016
bill adams \\ trumpet
drew baker \\ drums
matt fitzgerald \\ bass
ivan ibarra \\ saxophone
rich iwason \\ trumpet
phil lara \\ trombone
daniel torres \\ vocals & guitar



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