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The Roach's Lament

from Molt by Molt

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My mother
told me to be careful
to mind where I'm treading
when I leave the nest

You'd be wise
to watch where you're going
the route you are keeping
could shorten your life

But young roaches
are often unheeding
they think they're immortal
a reckless belief

Because you never know
what may be lurking
at night in the kitchen
awaiting a meal

Now lately
the way to the pantry
had strangely been clearer
than ever before

I let my mind wander
forgot mother's cautions
fell into routine

and I did not see
eight furry legs
hiding under the counter
until I saw mysef reflected
nine times over
in her ugly eyes

her mandibles
clicking excitedly
I heard her tummy
growling as she gazed

She had me
I could do nothing
nor could my brethren
who saw it transpire

I thought fondly
of moonlight and bread crumbs
and all of those good things
I would never more see

(Solo: JS)

when a shadow
fell over the kitchen
a human had entered
I thought myself saved

but damn humans
think I am more filthy
than their guns and oppression
they side with the Huntsman
and leave me to die

my species
has been here far longer
and we will outlast them
we will live through all their nuclear war

(Solo: KS)

but I, I shall not see that day
or any other; or any other
Alas, the only thing I'll see
is the lair of the Huntsman
and my poor old mother will know
it's the last thing I saw
before I died

(Cadenza: KS)


from Molt, released January 12, 2013
Additional vocals by Bruno Maniaci


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