Red Clay

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Red Clay

Time comes to take me apart,
Dismembered, waiting to depart,
Unholy, slips slowly away,
Mould coldly, hands split the red clay—red clay,

Shot the bolt on the door to the prop room where my moods lie,
Closed the shutters, turned the sockets to look back at me,
Hid my skeleton guilt in the cupboards with a cold sigh,
Fixed my broken smile, broken heart bleeding degree by degree,

Cold sober holds over me,
Hiding in lost misery,
It can’t induce me to stay,
Figures cast by potter’s hands red clay—red clay,

Filed emotion away in the attic along with my old toys,
Hung like highwaymen, strung from the cloisters in butcher shop rows,
Wrapped my conscience in bandages, stranded and tangled with lost joys,
But my mind I hid deep in the cellar where no other soul goes,

And so in the end,
On what does it all depend,
What, who, why, how anyway?
In the end it’s all just red clay—red clay.


from Seize the Day, released November 1, 2014
Richard Benjamin



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Ra Rising is a contemporary progressive indie rock band from the UK.

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