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"Confessions", by God, as told to Peyton Burgess

from "Confessions", by God, as told to Peyton Burgess by Esque



Words by Peyton Burgess
Music by Darren O'Brien


I'm a fat creature of convenience. I recline in my rickshaw, enjoying the ride. You're left pedaling outside.

In my empty billfold photo sleeve, the pattern you might start to see is a heart of formica.

At my feet are the crumpled receipts of your sabotaged ambitions and dreams, future cookie fortunes.

If you light your way by paper lantern, I will make the thing catch fire. I will blind you with its sudden brilliance, let it smolder out, and leave you in the dark.

Maybe this is me apologizing, but that scripture's left untold. So consider this a prologue, and a promise that it will not get any worse from here.

I've taught you some things: that Carolina jasmine scent's brief, but it's annual; and just 'cause you drink your champagne from a crystal don't mean it won't give you a hangover. But if I told you anymore, I'd ruin the surprise.

But at least I've made it easy for you to hate me and not yourself. At least you hate me and not yourself.


from "Confessions", by God, as told to Peyton Burgess, released October 25, 2011
Darren O'Brien - vocals, wash guitar, Mellotron
Martin Richards - vocals, bass, dumbek
Agustin Cichero - vocals, pipa, Mellotron
Chase Anderson - drums
Meg Okura - erhu
Quinn Walker - vocals


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