Coming of Age

from Sweet Nothings by Bomethius

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And so we have time to kill
As if time stood still
Ticking us off, as it goes

Old man won’t you change your mind?
“Tradition,” they lied
“Is steeped in pure reason.”

Won’t you wait in an orderly line?
Or must you grumble and buckle?
For what do we struggle?

Changes take seasons
As seasons change
We’re learning the curve
None of us will be the same...

We’re coming of age
Still bound in time’s chains
Ticking us off (as it goes)

Must we wait in an orderly line?
Why can’t we, grumble and buckle?
For your sake we struggle

Kill the alarm; but mind the ticking
Kill the alarm; but mind the ticking


from Sweet Nothings, released July 14, 2019


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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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