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The Sealed Word

from Slow Burn by Black Fortress of Opium

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Inspired by the poetry of Zafer Şenocak


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


from Slow Burn, released October 29, 2021
Ajda Snyder: vocals, guitar, percussion
Tony Savarino: guitar, percussion
Dave Yanolis: bass, percussion
Yuri Zbitnoff: drums, percussion
Paul Wallfisch: piano

Recorded by Steve Flynn & Ryan Stockbridge at NEIA
Mixed by Martin Bisi at BC Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering, Brooklyn, NY


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Black Fortress of Opium Somerville, Massachusetts

Born 2006...exploring the psychic sub-conscious and creating a mood...music that is "rootsy yet ethereal (think Turkey by way of Texas)."

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