Rebel and Monk

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Woke up in a monastery
Sure won’t find my vices here
There’s a halo fighting me
A sea of robes, the eyes that show
Walks a truth I’ll never know
Set alight my path of shame

The pagan war was lost it seemed
Chemical highs strengthened my belief
That there ain’t no god but me
Sanctified a little petrified
My past has come to rob my grief
Not sure who’s gonna lose

Chorus: Woohoh take me down
To the hollow in the ground
I lie crooked please hear my prayers
I think this rebel’s gonna bow

My karma it ain’t looking good
Prostrations of a 1000 miles might save this wretched mind
A blessed scarf around my neck
Feels like a noose don’t take me yet
Let me suffer a few more lives

I wanna be pure, I wanna be whole
I wanna wear your holy robe
I want your wisdom and I want it now
Take me to the golden place
A promise of divine disgrace
There’s no wise in my shameful rise



from At the Devil's Throat, released May 25, 2012
Music by Hollow Strangers
Lyrics by Claire Baker



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Hollow Strangers Vancouver, British Columbia

HOLLOW STRANGERS are a female-fronted post punk indie band formed in Vancouver with musicians from England, Spain and Canada. They have developed an experimental edgy sound with influences ranging from PJ Harvey, Blondie, Muse, The National, Nick Cave and Tom Waits. ... more

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