Earth Lamentations

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By flame I am the monster
that you now have come to know
and by flame of burning coal
did move that train
and in my very bowels
does your Hammurabi lie
he is the stone and jewel
that makes my fame

And everyday I'm born again
by many different names
by many shaking hands trapped in a rut
And everyday I'm born again
a thousand different games
as each new door is open it is shut

I was the one hot air balloon
that brought you to the ground
but you grew wings and tamed the bucking sun
each surface of my water
where ghost tambourines resound
I heard you sing I am the only one


I'm nothing but an artefact
a trinket on your shelf
I'm nothing but a diaper in the dump
and for each nail that's hammered down
I holler out your name
oh, dear Machine I am your only slut

And every day I'm born again


from The Shore of Your Heart, released October 8, 2016



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One Hand Clap Chiang Mai, Thailand

One Hand Clap is an American solo artist living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Beyond music, Bard is a life coach, novelist, and absurdist. He’s been to jail, lived in Russia, been married to a psychic, loved a junky, and been so sick he thought he might die. If he hasn't been smoking too much, he can hold his breath for 2 ½ minutes. ... more

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