Lost a friend to cocaine, couple friends to smack Troubled hearts map deserts, and they rarely do come back Lost a friend to oceans, lost a friend to hills Lost a friend to suicide, lost a friend to pills Lost a friend to monsters, lost a friend to shame Lost a friend to marriage, lost a friend to blame Lost a friend to worry, and lost a friend to wealth Lost a friend to stubborn pride And then I lost myself
I love my dog and she loves me The world’s a mess and so are we She tumbles long green muddy fields Sick with joy and glee And as she dreams sweet puppy dreams Whimpering gently
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band // Ring Them Bells (Freedom Has Come And Gone)
we was all of us just tumbling birds hanging in the sky & hauled our bones, long troubling roads, and didn’t none of us know why? & as we staggered towards a frightening dawn I swear all I ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever believed in was all of us together all along.
I learned it at 17 on drugs and well policed It kissed me as I fell with fists full of ringing bells So get fast and get quick with strung hands and swung hips Our dreams deserve this yeah our dreams deserve this
Efrim Menuck’s decision to record the first A Silver Mt. Zion album was inspired by the death of his dog Wanda, who died while he was on tour with Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The last song on the album “He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms…” called “For Wanda”.