I was taking voice lessons

I was taking voice lessons for a while but then I stopped going. I don’t think I want my voice to get prettier. I want it to get uglier.

~ Spinoza – Allies In Effigy (1.9MB mp3)

~ We’re still alive. Last words: we’re still alive. Allies in effigy, we’d die on our own time. The darkness cuts, but our blood was good enough. We feared no one and nothing could touch us.

The city is a furnace; the street, a stake to burn us. Despair–the sickness unto death. Smoke swallows steam, the sirens screaming. Another spark has gone out forever.

“If I flinch from the pain of the burning, believe not these words I have preached.”