Chased by the Sun

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    Feathers and Wax. Illicitizen's awesome 2nd record.

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A song about how life sometimes seems to be nothing but work, sex and some jobs are no more than passive self destruction akin to substance abuse. And how some people are untouchable no matter how equitable and classless you pretend to be.


Chased by the sun.
Murdered every one.
Virgins in their guns.
Shines for the ones.
They came for the gold
but ate off the copper.
Worked in the mines
and dug what was offered.
The silver that they drank
mourns the motion to proffer.
Indecent forgiving
replacing the stopper.
Oh oh you can’t make them.
Oh oh no no you won’t touch them.
Silver in their loins.
Fire in their joints.
Chaste are the sons.
Breathing in the dust.
They came for the blood
and got all the pages.
They work in the fields
and lust for their wages.
The silver that they spent
frees the birds from their cages.
Indecent advising
replacing the sages.
Oh oh you can’t make them.
Oh oh no no you won’t touch them.
Solitary thoughts.
Things that they’re not.
Worried about lice.
Eating like birds.
There’s one on the rope
and one in the oven.
Resolving the pills
work better than carbon.
The garage is parked
and fence needs rebuilding.
The wasps keep on singing
to birds in the building.
Oh oh you can’t make them.
Oh oh no no you won’t touch them


from Feathers and Wax, released July 16, 2012
intro, music, lyrics vocal and electric guitar: eric cavanaugh.
electric bass guitar, orchestrations: maria zaccaro.
drum programming: cavanaugh.



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Illicitizen are a varied mix of thought provoking lyrics, melodic bass grooves and spikey guitars. Without fail the duo is noted for exposing norm violating rhythms and lyrical eccentricities. The constants are dramatic and demonstrative vocals and a stimulating bass beat. ... more

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