there is an empire
sitting where we sit
there is a barbed wire
scratching our cheek in
there is a factory
made out of cement
there is a small flame
escapes from the top of it
there is a thick wall
built out of blue coal
there is an army
one thousand years old
there is a land and
it is full of giants
but do not lose step and
do not be frightened
cause there is a great fire
and it comes from the mountain
we wait in the watchtower
trying to keep it lit

it cannot be too much longer

we wake up slow we come like a ghost town
our bandages weave into our wedding gown
o sleeping city! o you stealer of souls!
do you see us coming? do you see us coming?


from I Wish I Could See Your Face (live songs from sunday mornings), released August 4, 2014
words and music by Alex Dupree



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seth woods Albuquerque, New Mexico

seth got his start in houston, tx, playing on his own, as well as in the robbie seay band for four years, before moving to austin in 2003. there he served as the music pastor at a small community church called mosaic, as well as playing in his own band sad accordions, chris simpson's zookeeper, and alex dupree's trapdoor band. he lives in albuquerque now, and makes music as the whiskey priest. ... more

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