Flesh of Arms

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THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO TONIGHT
THE NORTHERN ARMS HAVE HELD ME TO THE LIGHT
TO THE LIGHT TO THE LIGHT
UP FROM BELOW THE MAST
THE ARMS THAT PULL THE OAR TOWARD THEE AT
LAST
THEE AT LAST THEE AT LAST
THESE LEGS HERE THEY WILL BEND
AND GHOSTS LONG LAID WILL RAISE HEADS AGAIN
WITH HAND ON HAND
IF NORTHERN ARMS WON’T HOLD YOU
I DON’’T NEED ARMS TO HOLD YOU ONLY EYES
NO MEMORIES
DEVOUR THE BRIER AND THORNS
AND EVERY MAN THE FLESH OF HIS OWN ARM
THE FLESH OF ARMS
DAUGHTERS OF THE FIELD
SING FOR ME NO MORE TILL WATERS YIELD
WILL WATERS YIELD
THOSE WHO RETURN WILL STAND
AND GHOSTS LONG LAID WILL RAISE HEADS AGAIN
WITH HAND ON HAND
IF NORTHERN ARMS WON’T HOLD YOU
I DON’’T NEED ARMS TO HOLD YOU ONLY EYES
NO MEMORIES
WE STEAL A FENCE TO MAKE OUR TENTS TO SETTLE
HERE AND HIDE
WHEN YOU BURIED US DID YOU BUILD A TRUSS
HAVE YOU DRAINED THE RIVER DRY
BODIES HAVE DISAPPEARED – WHAT DID THEY HEAR
ARE THEY FALLEN IN THE FIRE
ONLY EYES ONLY EYES
WE SEE WHERE THE WATER ENDS AND THE WATER
BENDS
AND THE SWAMP IS SET TO RISE
IF THE RIFLE WINS AND DESTROYS MY LIMBS
YOU REMEMBER I’M ALRIGHT
ONLY EYES, ONLY EYES

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from Northern Arms, released June 17, 2014

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Northern Arms Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Northern Arms are masters of haunting moods and striking storytelling. Helmed by singer and songwriter Keith Richard Peirce, the ten-piece band incorporates dark imagery with a musical mystique that hits on jazz, folk, and gospel, and blends it with gothic Americana in the vein of 16th Horsepower, Tom Waits and legendary Austin cult faves Lift to Experience.
- John Vettese, WXPN The Key
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