Vestige

by Carl Hauck

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1.
Refraction 02:43
In the morning When the sun's wet I will surface then sink Down there somewhere Unrefracted I am breathing it in Akin to tinder Swaddled softly In a filmy plastic sheet Or a trophy Dressed in old glass britches I am pushing it, I am pushing it Like the neon On a cheap marquee I am shaking Until mischief With a stone in hand Casts out mercy So I light up Once more Brighter than before And with embers tearing downward through the cool air I wipe my cheek And at last I am clean Eyes are digging Always digging I am buried In the carpet On the window sill I rest in shades of green Like a fungus Or a moldy fruit Thriving underneath The careful watch of present-minded people And I rise unseen Yeah, I rise unseen I rise unseen Yeah, I rise unseen
2.
It's a force of habit I swallow in twos In confluent quiets And Gaussian blues Our to my Leaves hours to mine A self in pieces There's so much to find I'm a vestige I'm all memory I am the festival cleanup Dimly moonlit debris
3.
Avert your eyes Don't touch The first unspoken rules of splitting Her sobs all certainty and doubt Nothing I can do about 'em But lie and watch the fan blades go around My love evaporates into a fog A shallow vision I pull the covers left 'til they fall to the floor Then it hits me that no one's pulling back The underheated room Feels much bigger than before A live-in tomb where I'm left holding all the slack My love evaporates into a cloud I pray it rains down soon
4.
Discovered you in a beehive Half smile, fully sly And I said Lead me on, honey Let's grow poor together Dolled up in a coffee bar You were penning Revelations An ill-advised adaptation For some quarter-filled room And I said Teach me how to fuck up And you laughed You're already there Been checking weather in Kokura Cloudy with a chance of ruin Can't stop feeding my dumb mouths Much too bored to let 'em heal So I beg Keep me on, honey And we flatline
5.
Pure Gold 05:50
Is this cold enough Suitably calculated Is it dark enough Bold but understated Is it falling over backwards Is it straining Does it feel like my own Does it feel like it's out of my hands Does it hang there uncertain, insecure Guess it's pure gold Virgin ears uncovered By some shaky pen The browbeaten unsmothered By some vaporous intent Now they're falling over backwards And they're straining to hear, so I ask now Does it feel like your own Does it feel like it's out of your hands Does it hang there uncertain, insecure Guess it's pure gold Does it feel like our own Does it feel like it's out of our hands Does it hang there uncertain, insecure Guess it's pure gold Guess it's pure gold Guess it's pure gold

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'Vestige'
by Carl Hauck

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released December 5, 2017

Piano & synth on "Refraction" performed & recorded by Bryan Kveton
Double bass on "A Shallow Vision" performed by Oliver Horton
Everything else by Carl Hauck

Recorded & mixed by Carl Hauck
Mastered by Joe Lambert

Cover photo by Dylan Fischer
Cover design by Garret Bodette

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