Temet Nosce

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lyrics

Twist boa like around this
protruding blister of mind
until the skin cracks and allows
the poison to surface.

Make the hidden visible
while it is still tangible,
don't let it dry and settle
in long forgotten crevasses.

You wouldn't want to ignore your
skeletal closet just pry
the doors open, don't deny
these moulding memories.

Try to remove these
ominous elements while
benign not malignant.
Eradicate sprouting weeds.

To uproute and dissect this cocoon
you must dive deep,
stop paddling in the shallow end.
Wake up and smell the silence beneath your feet.
Not everything is thinking.

Some things are easier said than done.
It's hard to relax and give in to the venom.
We struggle and fight because we are frightened of being hurt
And so we deny what we have become.

Temet nosce

Know thy self
You have got to know thy self
Cause there isn't much else

credits

from Sagittarius, released February 3, 2011
Shane O Leary guitar/vocals
Ted Murphy drums

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lamp Cork, Ireland

Lamp are a curious sort. Angular guitars, irregular timings, progressive rock sensibilities and monster riffs. Finding a neat definition or genre with which to categorise the band is a challenging prospect.

The band create as sonically dense an output as possible through the use of low tunings and sub-octave guitar pedals. The resultant effect has come to be LAMP’s almost signature sound.
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