The Anxiety of Influence

by Against Nature

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John Brenner sings and plays guitar
Bert Hall Jr plays bass guitar
Steve Branagan plays drums


released February 1, 2007



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Track Name: Aporia
Keep your present mind
Swarming in Sunless caves
Only useless effort
Gadfly be humble yet

Keep silent, bitter no less
Plaything of the winds
It is words no longer
A child, I am wronged

The raven
Has now gorged
A lofty fear
The wise want love
The world wants
To be betrayed
Some new bliss
The death of us
An overthrow
My poverty
Confused to ill
I survived
Track Name: Mimesis
An unfinished business
A longing for the gutter
Lose life to find victory
Give me a place to stand

Who cannot lift himself?
My reader, my double, my brother
The right to be let alone
No more deadly curse

Weary without challenge
This monster of habit
The womb of monsters
Something's gotta happen
If he could he’d want to sing
Or glow, or burst, or cry

Impossible to enslave
Beast of muddy brain
The work of art, a confession
Art is long, life short

The sweetest inclination
In fear of oblivion
Patience enough to toil
The soil is bare
I have set my affairs on nothing
The pit, the pendulum

No coward soul is mine
Beautiful twilight
Martyrs by the thousands
With wisdom grows doubt
Breathes there the man with soul so dead
In the night that covers me
The head, the heart, the hand
I am the grass
I cover all