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from Within​/​Without by Danya River



I am living quasi-on-my-own
in the halfway house of my body
I haven't made it past all the trials of the path
but the roses smell dizzyingly lovely

From within, from without
it don't matter where the spirit comes from
just as long as you have got some

There's a paper price for everything
and we fly around on frail green wings
and we fly just to die in the crash and burn of greed
and with every breath, the death wish grows
we hide from life behind tinted windows
band-aids and booze to fix all the ways we bleed

Ephemeral is this holy space
a dying flash of wasted grace
Choice is here between my fingers
wisdom strike but you know it never lingers...


so you turn to him, Cosmic Comedian
and you ask for his forgiveness for the childish things you've done
On the opium of a forgiving god
you call out praises to the Holy Ghost to the Father and the Son.


I am living quasi-on-my-own
in the halfway house of my body


from Within​/​Without, released January 1, 2001
Danya River: Lead/Harmony Vox, Acoustic Guitars
Dave Lyons: Upright Bass
Christian Teele: Congas, Percussion
Wil Masisak: Harmony Vox


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