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    Empress/Abscess' is the 31-minute debut full-length from Immortal Bird. Recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, IL and mixed/mastered by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves in Queens, NY. Artwork by Kikyz 1313, layout by Meg Dolan.

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lyrics

My tongue aches
Heavy with echoes
Slick with apathetic drippings
I could force a sound

Push words through my teeth
Watch them flutter like wounded insects
Only to sprawl twitching on the ground

They will not survive
We cannot survive
And in my death throes
With my dying gasp
You will misunderstand

Weakening my impact
Bludgeoning resilience
I offered tender flesh
You brought your heavy hands

Occupy my time
Hollow out my bones till they crumble
Scraped too thin
Marrow dribbling from your mouth

We are all museums of flesh and fear
Exhibits of failure and false light

She is an abscess
Masquerading as an empress
A sparrow passing for an ibis

A sacrifice of bruised skin
Draped in silk
Damp with stomach acid
And foreign sweat

Nails cutting into palms
Ripping trails down your neck
Jagged map of no man’s land
Where I’d fear to tread

The journey is a lie
There is nowhere left but further down.

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from Empress​/​Abscess, released July 14, 2015

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