As Roses

by Bomethius

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Offended 03:14
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As Roses 04:23
As roses a long line of blue They smile indiscreetly up at you The soul of the day in reward You’re all that’s left so please keep from getting bored.
 As roses a long line of red They’ve fed off everything that’s failed that's dead. And now all the dreams that you’ve fled, We’ll find another one in your bed.
 So close your precious eyes little one And seek comfort in the darkness, when you’ve done. The flame burns from blue then to red Now rest in the warmth restored of what’s been read.
 As roses a long line of death So cast out all the demons in your breadth. The lame and the weak will implore But you must please just keep from getting bored.
 Please just keep from getting bored. Please just keep from getting bored. As roses in their last waking bloom Have flowered with a pluck of that finite loom And friends to your side you recall Who will catch you at the first sign of fall?
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Pax Romana 03:01
We're burning down statues and raising up new ones. We all must hold the sign. If you prefer to not to, there's a sign for that — and someone will hold it for you. Given today we'll fight for you, but tomorrow we might fight you too. So bombs will be dropped, and people will talk, “Dear Bob what do you think? Is the Pax Romana not magnificent?!" “I don’t read fiction, I read history,” He said, without the slightest smile. The irony of it all is his mystery But for us here’s a dusty pyre But I'll stand with the Ottomans as they conquer Central Europe— Burn down all the bureaucratic nonsense. Finally, a position that’s completely clear, Though they stand on other’s ground, In the hearts of their enemies strike fear. Learning is the new sacrificial lamb And so we slaughtered our exams I’ll regurgitate what you think you need But history is just a recipe.
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You and Me 01:27
You call me your bunny I call you my honey We go perfectly Which is why you can't leave me You and me go together like Cherries and ice cream. You and I go together like Whip cream and pie. 
When I tell you, “I love you” It's not a lie. It is very true. Yeah, I will keep on lovin' you. 

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Oh Caroline 05:25
Oh Caroline Have you been misused? Your family cries divided The fires of our faults ignited Positions willfully assumed Debts and rage exhumed Love and labor Without one a sabre Provision is a step Alone a step too few. I didn’t love you, And if I did I lied. But the hatred in my heart The hatred’s finally died. Oh Caroline I hope you’ve found a life to live, And people with real love to give. Time may never heal our wounds, But we may as well bury them in these dunes. This desert doesn't seem to end, and my thirst remains unquenched. Surely we’ve already seen the worst But we’ve been saying that for years The moon upon my misdeeds many shines, And like Augustine I’m richest in pears and lies. Just before I close my eyes I hear your desperate cries. And if I’m haunted here I cringe to know your fear. I almost remember happy days, But these are just memories. Forgive me, I’ve mumbled. Forgive me, I’ve stumbled. Oh Caroline. Oh Caroline
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My Shadow 02:37
Stepped out of bed not knowing What the day would bring but it looks like It’s all really quite funny My sunny day turned rainy I’ve been looking for my shadow My only friend—but it looks like He’s not around He can’t be found It’s hard to live in a world Where the sun might fade Everything obscured by the shade Tomorrow’s joys in sorrows presently paid I’ve been looking for my shadow My only friend—but it looks like He’s not around He can’t be found I’m all alone So if you see my shadow Please let me know What friends I have are on loan And my dreams it seems Cuz I’ve been looking for my shadow My only friend—but it looks like But he’s not around He can’t be found I’m all alone
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What came first the projector or the screen? The teacher or the textbook? Who cares what you've seen? Wipe that face off your look. Hang yourself on our hooks, they’ve been set aside for what we took Here’s a combination, please lock your mind inside — no thinking during class. We've invented our knowledge and called it expensive--but not all will be accepted. You’ll have to meet the baseline digits *Ah, yes. Between watering the concrete, and painting the grass green… tuition should only go up a couple thousand dollars...* Incompetence and confidence the best teacher makes Now please stop thinking for the curriculum’s sake Find the debt that's right for you, fulfill your requirements and pay your dues. At the end’s a paper, we had signed just for you, *walk quickly—there are a lot of these to get through.*
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Birds Below 04:03
Do your eyes often to the skies ascend? Soaring with birds below, and lyres above.
 Have you scoured the weight of your power? Conflicts in silence. Have you had enough of all You thought you desired?
 Read Will Durant's story of humanity The world is failing in perpetuity Just because you planted an acorn Doesn't mean you'll see the tree
 If you can't bring peace to the world Bring it to your family If you can't help all the people Just help one. Abandon the warmth of familiarity for the cold side of the pillow I've suppressed more of my memory Than I care to remember. Now as in times past, it's finally December. Just as in times past.
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Twisting and twirling, The bounding and swirling Is strides ahead of The life I had planned, And furthers its span In the nonsense of living Where everyday is for giving.
 And a winter’s chill reminds us As Roses dormant close Let's please just stay composed For we all must reap what's been sown
 The fireplace crackles that we are forgiven, As the kettle said to the stove. Its whistle is ringing in ears that heard singing Once not so long ago. Together alone With the kettle we're screaming For that which we can never know.
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Bomethius Dallas, Texas

Bomethius is the alter ego recording alias of Jonathan Hodges (b. 10-10-96), a Dallas based musician. An accomplished violinist, Hodges started studying music at age 3. Addressing doubts, fears, and disappointments from his own personal experience, Hodges recorded the first two Bomethius albums alone in his bathroom and quickly developed a unique baroque pop sound informed by melancholy, and wit. ... more

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