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He said to turn the lights out. Is it time to worry yet? Secret camps and and phone taps, no balances or checks. Maybe it will change us in ways that we can’t see. Slowly chip away at what we once believed. How did they know it was time to go? (Look away, don’t keep score…) How did they see that…(Lie awake, lie some more.)…they would come beating down the gates. (Situate yourself on a map…) Soon it would be too late. (…that charts the depth of the gap…) Cut your losses now. (…that opens up when you try to navigate a world that excludes…) Say goodbye to your friends. (…the more uncomfortable truths, a narrow vision that you have orchestrated…) This sweet little street. Here’s where it ends. (…to simulate a world that you’d rather.) Or dig yourself a burrow. Build a bigger, better nest. When you stick your head out, will you recognize what’s left? How did they know it was time to go? Ship cut through the water. Softly, in the wee hours.

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from Because I Wanted to Know, released May 11, 2010

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The Walking Hellos Brooklyn, New York

The Walking Hellos are what you might get if you kidnapped The Raincoats, Pere Ubu, The Shaggs, Lydia Lunch, The Throwing Muses and held them captive in a Bed-Stuy basement for 10 years. And gave them a banjo, a double-necked guitar, some pedals, and an accordion to play with while they were in there. ... more

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