Ruination Hymn

by forfeit

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sun rises whether or not i do,
i draw the curtains to block out you.
you never shined before,
so why'd you start now?
just a way to keep me wondering
now that i'm not around.
salt heavy air will keep your skin clean,
while mine continues to corrode.
weathered and worn,
left questioning why you're gone
and i'm still here;
why my dream got to become your reality.

now i don't have to see you anymore,
but you're still in my head when i think
about the new life i never got to start-

but you did.

you're not the only one who's let me down
(you left me with a permanent bitterness through this)
you're not the only one who's let me down
(there's no solace that i can see)
you're not the only one who's let me down,
so i hope california always reminds you of me.


released April 11, 2016
Recorded and mixed in March-April of 2016 by William Neylon at his house in Mokena, IL
Mastered by Chris Boyle
Photograph by Zak Maybaum

Initially released on a small number of CDs in screenprinted sleeves for Record Store Day 2016 along with the song "Fold".



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