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God Won't Save You, But I Will

by Nicholas Merz

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getfuckedhailsatan This record is brilliant and all vibe. ALL. VIBE. Puts you in a place. Puts you in YOUR place.

U like my review? Fuck ya you do. Favorite track: God's Death.
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Flash! A bright light shines Then gone You're only awake for so long Yet it feels so real To pretend again Amen And to relate to that is a sad fact What a pious, perennial pact Oh to chase by twilight To lean heavily on dim light Like the sun’s gilded kiss over a moonlit sky I yell for more light The moon looks down Cause wolf and owl see clearly at night “Are you all right?” “Christ, Moon, Does it seem like I’m all right?” I've been out here all night In route chasing Up the mountain side So high Up Nailed to the rocks Stoned I’m spent I’m loose Unhinged Awake Crossing over Somewhere yonder I want it I need it I feel it Words Meaning Words Uncertain feeling It’s fine Everything is fine That’s right I’m here Not there I’m right Here Now So I’m in love I’m inside of love I think I’m in love So I must be in love Yes! Maybe that’s the answer Sometimes we need an answer Out of the black The mane shines through Above that fading shadow And to see it glow That Drifting Palomino It’s like falling through thin air When You’re so far From where you came And too old to hold on to What it is you came for Or where it is you came from I’m going to die There’s nothing wrong With saying goodbye Before I die Maybe this is how I’ll say goodbye To feel that steady come down And to let go of that drifting palomino And I’m falling through mid air
What is it about dancing that makes the lonesome pray? The twilight is entering and the kitchen is closed for the day In the evening the rustling and the constant questions stop The jerks and the losers the poseurs and users shadow stalk Golden light stays still at the feet of darkened hills Shining free like daylight the burn of moonlight sears Aging romancers only wait for answers in fear There’s a body pushing through night’s heaviest mood Eyes follow the turnstile of the passing day As you and I both know When to come and go, What is it about dancing that makes the lonesome?
The Forty 04:20
Daybreak Curbside Downtown jungle Bred second class from the start Sitting down to play the part Hot air Stern stare Me first grapple Watch the pale men fumble headfirst to the finish line You’re bleeding seconds while they kill time It’s sickening to cross that line And live life serving time Human pace Rat race Nonsense stumble An economic love affair It’s encouraged to compare It was more gentle in your mind Gravity’s grip on your spine Hey Don’t compromise Or feel so defined By the human design Don’t be denied By teachers Amassing poets and preachers Hey Who are you in this moment? A teacher A student A preacher A poet A doorway A doormat laying dormant A choice or chosen? Choose Or be chosen
God's Death 05:20
Count your blessings as I point my finger I could have left but still I linger The town I grew up in bore no chance at a second wind So Death became my friend Late at night we made a pact To live each day like it was the last So Death and I made a game where every day was just the same Each death carried no shame I was never afraid with Death by my side So one day I went for a ride Through a wood chipper my body turned to paint and beat like a drum It was there i was scattered like chum Over the river where the winter winds send a quiver And the fish eat around my spine My deaths were callus at the start The more I died I played the part In lessons for those who carry a gun And treat everyone like a lesser seen as a jester What if I was blown away? I whispered in Death’s ear one day A shotgun shell unloading shrapnel sharply cutting through my youth For books overdue Up in heaven God looked down Upon the Earth with a frown Watching two friends live a life with no end That was the day that God drew the line Telling Death it was not my time Death knew it was through we had our fun under the sun I cried the day God won All my rights were wronged that day God sent Death away So I cursed God’s name until they took away my tongue Yet again it was God who won
What I can’t define What was never mine Petaluma drive Searching for a sign When i’m on the line What do I hope to find? On Terlingua drive Petaluma drive What I could never find I just need a sign I’ve always lied I’ve always tried Petaluma drive If I could only be free If I could only be me All I need of life is All I need of life All I need of life is All I need is life I’m in need of life I’m in need I’m in need of life What I could never find What I need is time What I could never find What I need is time
Blush 03:46
I’m watching old friends unwind By drawing lines in between colors They illustrate what’s familiar But even a pen can wander I want to show empathy I want a discourse But when you crash a car at full speed it’s hard to learn without force I stand to find some aloe vera I can say so much about sunburnt skin Because that’s the reddest neck I’ve seen on a friend Now everyone is standing and my sister is crying Is it too much to ask to be civilized? Is it possible to not feel paralyzed? I can only watch someone cry so many times Oh to live as the fundamental slime My sister stands There’s no reason to stay It’s enough for her to say “Fuck it. And fuck you too. All you animals belong in a Zoo” A hard woman is good to find You’re god damn right that’s refined I don’t feel very refined When the world is unkind It’s hard to feel refined When the world begins to unwind Blush As the world begins to unwind


released October 9, 2020


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