Volume Fact - Chapter XII

from Terraforming by The Postman Syndrome

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    The Postman Syndrome was the spiritual predecessor to East of the Wall and Day Without Dawn. The band's debut album, Terraforming, was released in September, 2002.

    Matt Lupo (East of the Wall) - guitar/vocals
    Chris Alfano (East of the Wall/Day Without Dawn) - guitar/vocals
    Jim Stang (Day Without Dawn) - guitar/vocals
    Brett Bamberger (East of the Wall/Day Without Dawn) - bass/vocals
    Mike Somers (East of the Wall) - drums

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First a light, and then a cup, set upon a meager tray beside the book of revelations, and tucked by fireside's brighter light. Studiously dwell upon the ill-achieved stabs at grace.

The second light is tempered by its honesty, overshadowing the primary. Words contort accordingly. Another page torn, crumbled by a fist in reaction to actions pure in concept marred by dissatisfaction, squeezing drops of still flame from the cold page.

And yet it still must come to this: a wordless page, yet poignant fist to keep the fire still contained. And if there's no more to show for this tonight except a paper cut that's fine, and yet it still does ratify when bloody hands will satisfy and voices can't bring down the sky. Another page is smoothed and saved. The needless word has need today, the millionth word and first the same.

"Against stupidity the Gods themselves contend in vain."
Against true luminance the bright ones lose their sheen, but through humility the dullest troll can fail discretely.
"Against stupidity the Gods themselves contend in vain."

Illuminated now, a picture has two levels; there is the moment clad in shallow sun. Behind, there stands the fact, the noose of God surrounding; and tied to everything they fall, toppling the all.


from Terraforming, released September 22, 2002


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