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Squaring the Circle

An agent of change in troubled times.
at the center authority, in the provinces none
but the periphery is never further away than the pull of a trigger

I am that gun
point and shoot

A new force within new parameters
squaring the circle, cutting through land
nobody talking in an unauthorized way
no-one to tell me resistance is futile
no black and grey to cover up where these bullets fly
squaring the circle, culling the herd

I am that gun
point and shoot
out shooting twigs and grass
out shooting twigs and grass and dust
out shooting twigs and grass and dust and us

I am that gun
point and shoot
aiming at my own body

Silence. We wait by the church steps
wait for him to exit
rifles in our hands
we’re holding the arms of God

Must not let the waiting game get to me
the waiting, the waiting,
ashen cross on his forehead,
a divinely sanctioned crosshair
a ribbon sash

I am that gun
point and shoot
flying through twigs and grass and dust

II: I am that gun
point and shoot
a ribbon sash :II

II: I am that gun
point and shoot
aiming at my own body
I am that gun
point and shoot
flying out like the hands of God :II

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from What Comes After, released September 16, 2016
Written by Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn, additional songwriting and lyrics by Jenny Hval. Arranged by Mathias H. Tjønn and Hanne Hukkelberg

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Racing Heart Oslo, Norway

Racing Heart makes music that is both complex and catchy, with lyrics that are not afraid of taking on bigger issues in a personal way. Helped by some of the best and most noteworthy musicians from both Norway and the US, such as Jenny Hval, Hanne Hukkelberg and previously members of The War on Drugs, St. Vincent and Sufjan Steven’s band, these songs aim to mean something to you. ... more

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