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Single- "Hammer, Anvil and Stirrups"

by the Deadfly Ensemble

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The A-side to the limited Deadfly Ensemble 7" vinyl single!


(introductions are made)
I needed her
her smallest bones
to make needles
her curtsy killed her

She was swollen up
a rotten white paradise of sunlight

Upside down
in churned-up black soil
a dew-laden moon-maze garden

It betrayed
floral flirting
an aggravation of calm
and there was

Me so noble
and I needed
her so swollen
her smallest bones.

(now familiar, he expands at leisure)
Her gasping pride
her station staring
mouthing silent Latin family

Mottoes from a dusty crest
tarsals under bend sinister

Black-flecked rusted ripe her lips
and a properly proportioned bustle

Brave and dimpled strength
her supine law
my fingers must separate

Me so noble
and I needed
her so swollen
her smallest bones.


released June 1, 2011
music and lyrics by Lucas Lanthier
arranged and orchestrated by the Deadfly Ensemble
Recorded and mixed by James Rupert Powell and Steven James


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