Silver World

from The Hornet's Nest by Curtis McMurtry

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lyrics

we tell ourselves we will be chosen
if we draw lines we never cross
a silver world where nothing touches
and nothing gets dirty or lost

but the lord is a wolf not a shepherd
there’s no rope for us to hold on
there is only one path we can follow
we don’t go anywhere when we’re gone

build your towers to the heavens
nothing made is here to stay
put up a stone to mark our bones
until the wind wears it away

when I’m gone give me no coffin
lay me naked on a hill
leave my body by its lonesome
let the vultures have their fill

the years will scrape away my voice
and everything I ever knew
the dead don’t care if they’re forgotten
but the old, they surely do

build your towers to the heavens
nothing made is here to stay
put up a stone to mark our bones
until the wind wears it away

credits

from The Hornet's Nest, released February 24, 2017
Curtis McMurtry- vocals
Diana Burgess- cello, vocals
Nathan Calzada- trumpet, vocals
Taylor Turner- upright bass
Mike Meadows- percussion
Claire Trowbridge- bass clarinet

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Curtis McMurtry Austin, Texas

Curtis McMurtry writes apocalyptic indie folk about the selfish and the cowardly. Influenced by Fiona Apple and Tom Waits, Curtis' music combines sinister lyrics with sophisticated orchestrations. He specializes in sad songs and mean songs, and considers his catalogue to be "music for people that like to read." ... more

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