Sophronos

by Alkali Fly

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What a wretched thing this record is. Probably best just to ignore it.

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released July 8, 2014

All music composed, performed and produced by Leroy Birch.

Artwork by Leroy Birch

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Alkali Fly Melbourne, Australia

A solo artist from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Doing the things and having a time.

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Track Name: Echo
Oh sweetheart with the brand new scars,
I was there once, melting down your David's Star,
Neither here nor there, near or far,
I am the wonder, I am the reason,

There's a vibrance in her eyes, life set left in letterform,
I was there once, let that just say it all,


Imitation mannerisms peel my skin from time to time,
Lion-hearted sentries scanning the waste,
A separatism lost for hours, staining steel blades line your walls,
For the thousands stolen, sold out into the waste,

With the brand new scars, I was there once, melting down your David's Star,
Neither here nor there, near or far,
I am the wonder, I am the reason.
Track Name: Lay Down With Dogs, Wake Up With Fleas
Pick a pair of weathered jeans (anything) living heart, spirit holds,
Your attempt to evade this pretty white face in cutting out a little piece,
You won't, over, come over again,
Don't say that you need it, maybe I need it,

He's a black and white racist, living for the people and stealing from the ageless,
In filling holes with Ketamine the enemy, the darkness breeds,
We'd prefer it that you don't, over, come over again,
It's what they get for believing, vomitus, speechless,

All alone in my heart and this skin, all in the same in the way that you know,
Of all the choices, pieces of the stone, say that you need it,
Stand, walk, no harm- no respite,
Fresh, worn not by words nor time,
Bleeds through in walk and word and thought, I'm sure it's already inside,
Make me over in time, don't tell me you need it,
Don't tell me you need this,

All alone in my heart and this skin, all in the same in the way that you know,
Of all the choices, pieces of the stone, say that you need it,
Track Name: Apolune
How rapid your cycle through extremity, why don't they join me?
Translucent, this skin can't stop crawling,
Home fires burning before you were born and,
Spirit like the wind, if I did take you home for good tonight,
Grind to dust Ceramic Mask, I watch you ripple through the grass,
Whisper first and shiver last,
Lock the louvres, seal the doors, covet our once cool rapport,
Spirit like the wind is lost, I heard her howling down the hall,
And I don't want to be the one to preach but what you came here for,
Is nothing more than solace sought in opioids and alcohol,

Cold freshet flows by our wheels, there is no guarantee we'll get out of here,
But please, might be just what I need, just stay near me,
And I'll constitute the lining of your heart,


Where the trees cry rainwater, I'll be waiting, waiting for you,

For you,

Translucent, this skin can't stop crawling,
Home fires been burning before you were born,
And with spirit like the wind, if I did take you home for good tonight,
Then grind to dust Ceramic Mask, I watch you ripple through the grass,
Whisper first and shiver last,
Lock the louvres, seal the doors, covet our once cool rapport,
Spirit like the wind is lost, I heard her howling down the hall,
And I don't want to be the one to preach but what you came here for,
Is nothing more than solace sought in opioids and alcohol,

Svelte, sweet, but you're no me, I'm flying wide,
Now apolune, pardon your world for it's often sultry air,
It's just when you're away, they pine for you,
All for you,

The key, in earnest enforce, for you,
Sidestep will be seldom a choice twice considered,
I know you'll deliver.
Track Name: Soldier Of Christ
Carport, ant lines, our picnic,
It's not what I had in mind but it'll do,
These days with Dad at work, boys at school,
Our Wednesday walks around the lake, just me and you,
The bond forged, stronger than steel or stone,

Don't ever leave another letter like that at my door,
Such venomous sentences can't be tempered by a closing heart,
Yes- for my sake, I was reading end to start,
They have raised their proverbial vertical fingers to their lips,
Hold the banner, roll the third party in all this,
All I could ever say is, 'Sorry, she is one of his.'
One of his,

I'm having trouble in the end room,
I can't sleep in silence any more because at night there's something breathing,
And you said, 'Sounds like the demon of blood-lust',
Now if you were to leave, for your allegiance, to which you're solely sworn,
You'd march on in without falter, and your God,
Well he would keep you warm and would pace between,
Just a coward,

But please don't misunderstand,
You are us bastards only chance of seeing heaven,
Of this world born to common man, with such abysmal strength in your hands,
Lone soldier,

Whilst he sits in silence on a throne, you will march and,
Greet his foul foe,
Immortal hero,
Amidst the weak and earth's cursed, you are the light and,
Bane of hell's scourge,
You are my Saviour, my Mother,
Track Name: Raven And The Wolverine
Try and hide, living like you're underwater- choking all the time,
One more journey now, are your parents proud?
Take the knife out and bury them, Skeleton,
Liar liar left, none the wiser,

Would you trust this, or throw it all away?
Oh what a shame, when I could kiss the ground that you traverse,
Pure as the driven snow, speak apparition,
It seems to me we've seen developments,
When there's a light in the corner, try your best and stay away from it,
Take my name, to keep you safe, always,

Open your quiver to every arrow and,
Make an attempt,
Ever settled leading gentlemen, the devil's ascent,
A stage starring Scarlet,
To better yourself is to bury yourself,
Track Name: Serpentine
Mercy days, how we've strayed, unprepared for this place,
Take your time, take your place, or take my eyes to keep you safe,

As it stands, well I am,
As it stands, well I have,

With those snake eyes, and that gen Y smile, it's universal,
Now, make shine, or just tell me why we've seen reversal,

Eternal, subside, ethereal, subside,

Cripple the creature and nurse him in secret,
If you work from behind, he won't know you're his keeper,
But a certain insignia scorches every well placed word,
That forked tongue doth expel,
I am the latter and we are the former, vehemence rots a soul unworn,
Be careful, I know how it burns through your armor,
Brother title shamed in chemical

Are you allergic to the sting of penance? Self preservation in art form,
Makeshift, this flailing glimpse of respect, yet it seems, and I felt,
This presentation was lacking in vigour,
Pray you would bury me down past the flies and beggars,
That feeling has a name, and I was a part of it,
I am a part of it, delivered with fervour,
The season sequence like this for good reason,

With those snake eyes, and that gen Y smile, it's universal,
Now, make shine, or just tell me why we've seen reversal,
Track Name: Blunt Blade
Siphoned with celerity, administered as medicine,
A slew of sinew, taut beneath a lack thereof,
And young devotion splits a quasi-courtship of it's own,
Oh no, you don't,

Five will take the tools and forge iconoclastic verse,
At this time, you may rediscover or be destroyed by the disperse,
Every few months you must walk in my room, sit down and pray,
Cause I find oil on the frames, you still leave oil on the frames,
Are you sleeping supine with a blunt blade?

Once draped in brilliant robes, spun words of golden light,
Now threadbare, stuttered, slurred,
Imbued through stitch and smile,
'Here walks a soul who hoped to reclaim that horizon and this spur,
Yet the ebb and flow, stagnation claims, when the title is usurped,
I learned, how I learned,

Is there some way to mute that tolling bell?
I'm stripped of garb and robbed of stealth,
Hang the horns and skin the pelt, Use your eyes as words may melt,
Now mute that tolling bell,

Siphoned with celerity, administered as medicine,
A slew of sinew, taut beneath a lack thereof,
And young devotion splits a quasi-courtship of it's own,
Oh no, you don't,
Track Name: Spider
Phantom life every Saturday, Three to split and the village wondered.
"As a congregation we care."
But little did they know, we'd found the start of what the noise would come to fight over,
And fight each other.

Little spider, coming down on the mirror.
Silly spider, is it made any clearer?

Oh I heard your heart from here.
Screamed a silence, then disappeared.
Come alone, now come alone, all the stones that you throw,
They're being collected.


Selfish is the sober man, fills his head with facts and plans to divulge for the nearest to him.
Chatter a fucking wall if it had ears.
But I learned how to stay, from that place.
Are you selling me the street names?

Such a simple set of standards yet it takes a hint of patience.
There is no helping for the stranded, just think inward instigation, make the same or waste away until it's done,
I simply am my father's son, repeat this 'till your end days come.

Live around, procreate, share the one mind twice.
Raise a child, stray lethargic, piss and waste your time.
By the energy, the answer to the question no one asked, now play intrepid and prepare yourself,
For phalanx steady tasks.
That, once completed leave embittered and conceited shrines.
Was this by accident, or triple sifted fine design?
Well I have seen the pledge and skipped to ending scenes of mine.
This desperate, drastic sense of self will take my mind alive.

It dances, balanced on my reason, fills my head at night.
The walls infested, vermin test my strength on every side.
I am looking forward to the conversation you and I,
Will have regarding how I let the team down sometime.

Hey there ten foot angel, come my way.
I know you must be busy but I prayed.
Track Name: I Heard You Harmonizing
This talk now more or less a game of dress-up,
Well played the strong and yes well played, the wise,
Though when eternal sunset rolls round once more,
All skin is shed and thus begins dark delight,

As I roll through the sphere and the snow,
The tattered wretch spits out chiding below,
He's my nocebo,
Sent forth the shriek of a Banshee in fright,
The sound still carries on the wind some nights,
Just the thought might paralyse one's mind,

I exist in salutations and crises,
I belong to Earth and all her joys that bind me,
Poisoned words hunt in packs, on all fours,
If you speak that tongue again, they'll come tapping at your door,

So what use is sophronos, when it will cost me my tribe and co.?
How I yearn for them so,

Said what use is sophronos, when it will cost me my tribe and co.?
How I yearn for them so.