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1.
Last night I tasted salty kiss Flavors of fear and bitterness What a crime to leave unsaid Leave unspoken the heart's head What a crime to leave unsaid Shadow like velvet Soft on skin As you linger and long for him What a crime to leave unsaid Leave unspoken the heart's head What a crime to leave unsaid Now all the times she yelled Wishes she'd whispered And in his absence echoes the silence Sweet sugar so bitter Shiver like winter on her tongue Never let another in To your heart's chamber
2.
Number one know that it's not fair Number two know that you can't care Number three know that it's nowhere But in your heart Love on the lips of your lover Sweet wine you long to savor (A taste that gets lost in your mind) You can try your best to preserve it But it will leave you blind Don't lay it down for the rest of the clowns Don't lay it down for the rest are all fools Don't lay it down for the rest of the world It's only the facts of love My father once long ago warned me not to expect any kind of reward For traveling the path of suffering in the name of love He said confusion is par for the course my child And love the most dangerous game You may think that you can tame it But it will leave you lame Don't lay it down for the rest of the clowns Don't lay it down for the rest are all fools Don't lay it down for the rest of the world It's only the facts of love
3.
Here Lies 05:07
Here lies someone Who struggled to thrive To create and survive But got swallowed up whole Many late nights Shattered dreams and decisions Spent restlessly fighting the tide Seeking new flavors to savor not bitter Sweet fresh and tasting of spice Longing for the newness of life And precious connection of love Some have it easy and some fight the storm Not tasting grapes on the recline Or in the dark corner of forgotten one-hit wonders Porcelain angels dues paid Longing for the newness of life And precious connection of love Don't ask for so much greedy soul Life can't always make you feel whole
4.
Like stars align and worlds collide That's how I feel beside your side But you forget where duty lies Forget to keep me in your mind Don't take away what makes it good Don't take away what makes it good You never love me like you should Don't take away what makes it good What I want you used to have What I want What I want you used to have What I want Don't try to bend me 'til I break Ain't no maid could take my place Got one foot down one out the door Don't let this be your last mistake What I want you used to have What I want What I want you used to have What I want Don't take away what makes it good Don't take away what makes it good You never love me like you should Don't take away what makes it good
5.
She's exotic like nothing Nothing else you have seen You want so badly to touch her But you're not her kind of thing She's calling your number Dialing your mind Got a deal with the dial Got a hook on your line She's sending the signal You're hearing the tone Luring ya nearer And you don't even know You follow the call To its origin Tell you just what she's thinking I want him Siren calling your mind Siren calling you Siren calling you She could give you the heavens But the waiting is Hell Things just might take a turn One can never tell The conditions are changing Opening up There's a space in the clearing Chance is moving in Siren calling your mind Siren calling you Siren calling you I've got to be able to hang up If I want to I've got to be able to hang on If I need to I've got to be able to take off If I want to I've got to be able to take off If I need to Siren calling your mind
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You are dying on the street where the news was delivered To you aloud You are dying with the bottle under your arm That you never got to open With all the words you had wanted to say The sealed word you kept all to yourself So tonight I ask does anyone know the distance From Seattle to a small town called Chehalis You're not here to know So let me tell you I still travel on our path and in tangent circles

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Ih loving memory of Halyna Hutchins

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released October 29, 2021

Ajda Snyder: vocals, guitar, mandolin, organ, piano, percussion
Tony Savarino: guitar, electric sitar, baritone guitar, percussion
Joel Simches: bass
Dave Yanolis: bass, percussion
Yuri Zbitnoff: drums, percussion
Paul Wallfisch: piano
Dieter Wolf: guitar, feedback, distortion

Produced by Martin Bisi and Ajda the Turkish Queen
Recorded by Josh Hager at Metacomet Sound, Steve Flynn at NEIA, & Martin Bisi at BC Studio
Mixed by Martin Bisi at BC Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering, Brooklyn, NY

All songs © 2021 Black Fortress of Opium/Sul Ross (ASCAP)

Artwork & Graphic Design by Giuliana Funkhouser

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New "Slow Burn" EP!!! Born 2006, Boston's Black Fortress of Opium
specializes in exploring the psychic sub-conscious and creating a mood with music that is "rootsy yet ethereal (think Turkey by way of Texas)."

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