Likewise Vultures – Age

Without a shade of a doubt, I’ve listened to this song at least 100 times in the last two weeks since I discovered it’s existence on Chris Blackmore’s bandcamp page. “Age” will be the B-side to a 7″ coming later this year. It is arguably Likewise Vultures’ best work to date, a slow and sinking anchor of human reasoning and the affect of life lived and an egalitarian view of death and its finality, crooned so very darkly over twilight piano tinkerings that sound as though played while the pianist stared at himself in the mirror. “How long how long / till you tire of your own contradictions? / … / you use the people you hate / to fight the ones you love.” I’ve included the lyrics below. They are useful as a poem (or a diatribe), even without music. And they can also be useful to guide you calmly through the depths of this song’s bitter profundities.
And when the song is over, we’ll have to wait. We will patiently await more of the Likewise Vultures crooncore that is set to unfold over the next while. It is clear Chris Blackmore has found both a unique and palatable direction that will afford him all the success he chooses to appropriate from this industry grime.
Take this song and listen carefully.

i say
i say i find it intolerable
the idea we must live on
once our bones have safely gone
it’s the same sort of certainty that fuels
that worldly provincialism
timeworn men believe to have earned
but how long, how long
till you tire of your own contradiction
growing by the year
scoundrels and saints in the wreckage
all say
I had good intent
but I had good intent
but I had good intent
and I had reasons
locked away in the ways I was with you
youth’s heart like an airport
in truth I was an exquisite labyrinth of pain
drawn in self-loathing caricature
so will it be forty years of acting out
to find out
you use the people you hate
to fight the ones that you love

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  1. Pingback: Likewise Vultures – Age/Picasso Teeth 7″ | ARGUE JOB

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