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Lying Down with Dogs

from The Pearl (2019) by Metaphor

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A fair and prosperous young man joined me, and I made him my chosen companion. He warned me against the Egyptians, against mixing with unclean people. For I was dressed as they were, so that no one would guess I had come to steal the pearl. —HYMN OF THE PEARL, V-VI


Got’cho bright lights in Egypt land, swagger and sneer and a fisted hand. Prince of trouble, but I’m all right. Warm night, glass of wine, bright smile…hey everything is fine. Can’t look back, can’t see at all. Dead of night, hear Leviathan call—a voice that pours ice in my bones. Safe home, good friends, sweet wine…why should this ever end? Under sea, understand, under spell…am I still a man? Fading light, fading dreams, fading time…am I still…me? Native gone, native lie, native beam in the meat of my eye. Deep sea, warm arms…can’t let go (feels like) something’s wrong. There’s a name on the tip of my tongue I can’t remember, there’s a shadow at the edge
of my sight. If you press it here, baby, it feels a little tender and I don’t know how to make it…don’t know how to make it…I don’t know how to make it right. Wait…I know you…family? friend? I know you…what was your name again?


from The Pearl (2019), released January 4, 2019


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Metaphor San Jose, California

Metaphor hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. The band was originally a tribute to the music of early Genesis, then released four much-acclaimed albums of their own highly original compositions.

As a band, Metaphor is no more; but the members are still active. Visit their record label at tropeaudio.com to see other projects.
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