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Abandoned Mansions

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No, the years really haven’t been kind
Central booking at sunrise
In the red at the edge of your eyes
Let it blur as you drive by

Grand abandoned mansions from a better time
Rotting out from the inside

If you dig, what d’you think you would find
It’s a tomb, not a gold mine
It’s the creche of the creatures who climb
Over each other’s bent spines

Giants in the earth and bullets in the sky
Little castles in their never-ending lines
Rotting out from the inside

If you dig what d’you think you would find

“Resignedly beneath the sky
The melancholy waters lie
And from the towers in the town
Death looks gigantically down” -( E.A. Poe)

Giants in the earth and bullets in the sky
Grand abandoned mansions from a better time
Bars and churches in their never-ending lines
Rotting out from the inside

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from Un​-​Becoming, released May 31, 2019

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J. Robbins Baltimore, Maryland

J. Robbins has been the singer/guitarist and principal songwriter in several DC-and-Baltimore-area post-punk rock bands since the late 1980s, most notably Jawbox, Burning Airlines, and Channels. He is also owner and operator of the Magpie Cage recording studio in Baltimore MD. ... more

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