The Word Shall Urge

by Ross Heselton

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First released as a podcast for Antenne Vie on the web-radio R22 Tout-Monde, September 2015:

r22.fr/son/the-world-shall-urge/

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TRUST WHAT LIGHT YOU UNDERSTAND BETWEEN THE BLACK AND ACHING LEAVES
MAN IS (NOT QUITE) DEAD
TRUST THE LIGHT BEFORE IT LEAVES

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released October 29, 2015

All voices and instruments: Ross Heselton*
Artwork: Quentin Richter
Words: Ross Heselton and Dylan Thomas
*Except modular synthesizer: Augustin Soulard and Pierre Relaño Mascarade

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Born 1994 on planet Earth. Writing, singing, playing, learning how to live and die. Also involved in l'Ecluse, Vie, Soleils Bleus, ALLIES and other subterranean collaborations...

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Track Name: The Word Shall Urge
1. The Word Shall Urge (Ross Heselton)

When the maggot moves in the unmoving bone,
Combing flesh and marrow,
The Word shall urge,
And urge,
And urge,
And surge again tomorrow.

When fiery lions from splintered pits
Grow through winter's lifted lids,
The Word shall urge,
And urge,
And urge,
And rage again tomorrow.

When the foaming heads of rotting birds
Slide into the sea,
The Word shall urge,
And urge,
And urge,
And surge again tomorrow.

When speeches of slaughter are heard
Down by barbed wire black water beaches,
The Word shall urge,
And urge,
And urge,
And rage again tomorrow.

When the tuneless moon is cold and old,
And the split-lip sun spits no gold,
And all that once was good and green
Seems naught but soot and powder,
The Word shall urge,
And urge,
And urge,
And surge again the louder.

The Word is Love.

2. And Death Shall Have No Dominion (Dylan Thomas)

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead mean naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan't crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.