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Steel bones and a powder heart.
Without these I see the monster falling apart.
Reinforce it, give it more force and
justify its desolation.

It breeds in a wary mind.
Digs in and the paranoid impressions arise.
Reinforce it, give it more force just to
hold the fear aside.

Play! In the arcade.
Safe! But lying awake.
Crazy! Cradle the baby while you hold a knife.

The rounds are live. Keep your distance.
Such grace you know how to survive.
The horde arrives. It's no coincidence.
They're armed!
They're armed!
They're armed!
Hope you're lucky
They're armed!
They're armed!
They're armed!

The fuse burns in a child's eyes.
Thoughts catch in an adolescent fire disguised
by a quiet
deferent voice saying,
"everything is fine."

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from Last Words, released November 18, 2014

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UpdownUp Los Angeles, California

UpdownUp-the intertwining influences of a loop-loving, guitar-bowing multi-instrumentalist (Richard Devletian) and an ex- acapella group leader who's addicted to electronic music (Jason Ryterband). Their style combines lush harmonies and intricate soundscapes to form songs that bend genres. Listening is an uplifting journey through a world that is at once darkly nostalgic and hauntingly beautiful. ... more

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