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For The Applicant

from Hoax Over Sleepytown by Colton Cerny



All the mountain ash is gathered up
Where the platforms breed beginnings
And the Sunday crowd collects to feed on visions of the vine
I see a stranger in the nursery crying out a voice of knives
And it's a joyous day for runaways up and down the line

oh but what I wouldn't give for just a small change of perception
Say the word and I'll come back today

Consciousness not fade away

Now the fairgrounds are in ruin
And the carnival is gone
And though the weather is an angry drunk everything will carry on
Through the empty rooms of summer legends live by word of mouth
Among the cracking bones of sugar cane in the cradle of the south

And still that chapel bell he chimes for me
Burning flesh off every hour
A wilderness of fortune and decay

Consciousness not fade away
Consciousness not fade away

From the western shores come suitors
And appraisers smooth as glass
They mark their treasures in the wake of youth oh so gently as they pass
And will my love be won salvation or will it rot here in the earth
Forever muzzled black and blue won't you tell me what its worth

Oh and what they wouldn't give just to add to their collection
The last to leave has finally gone a stray

Consciousness not fade away
Consciousness not fade away


from Hoax Over Sleepytown, released July 16, 2013


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Colton Cerny Austin, Texas

Texas born Colton Cerny is heavily influenced by old-time rock and roll. He and his band, The Trespassers, effectively harnesses an electic mish mash of style, delivering a potent cocktail of intensity and rhythm along with engaging lyrics.

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