Battle Creek

from by Bent Knee



I went down to the battle creek,
the things I saw there were amazing.
Bones never looked so real before,
I believed they were there
but now I'm sure.

I'm sure.

I was down by the battle creek,
the sheer numbers were startling.
Death never felt so real before,
always new it was there
but now I'm sure.

I'm sure.

Oh my daughters, oh my sons and lovers,
Did I raise you to harm one another?
Or did you learn it from someone else?
Did you pull it from someone else's hands?
And when you slip into blinking red,
do you blame it on God or on your fellow man?

I returned from the battle creek,
but my heart did not make it back with me.


from Shiny Eyed Babies, released November 11, 2014


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Bent Knee Boston, Massachusetts

A band occupying sonic territory entirely their own, Bent Knee continues to break ground with each successive album, a record maintained with 2019’s extraordinary "You Know What They Mean". The Boston outfit’s myriad influences are distilled into a deeply moving art-form that defies categorization, merging texture and style into music that’s thrilling, addictive, and unapologetically original. ... more


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