Pax Romana

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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.


from As Roses, released July 14, 2018


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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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