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The boys say that they don’t have to answer when I ask (them to) bow down.

I will have my reign and no one else will obtain it.
May I have your attention please? To appease—please, introduce the ground to your knees.

Turn to the mirror where I’ve become accustomed to stare.
Oh how I love the man standing there.

I know you use more than your eyes to see.
I hope you don’t see the worst side of me.

But it seems not everyone is so subject to gold.
Whether promoted to my courts or dressed in shirts of fire their faith never expires.

May I have your attention please? To appease me, please? Give me your attention now!

Turn to the mirror where I was told not to stare.
Eyes lay witness to a beast, replacing the man. Look he’s crouching there.

Oh no say it ain’t so. Take this life I’ve sold and turn it into gold.

The reflection was that of a bird that gave no song to be heard. Oh I am as silent as I my thoughts!

Matted feathers sprout from my head, as sharp talons grow dark and long.
I am headstrong says the Lord, but still delicate—as being attached to an umbilical cord.

With wits lost about me and my dreams scattered across the field like seed. It is humility I need.

Lying in tall grass shrinks Babylon twice as small and fast. Not my empire but I who took the fall and fell onto a field to kneel. Looking around to no avail then a seventh to see God—you are real and I knew that before.


from Together & Apart, released October 11, 2011
Kyle Richards - Vocals
Tomas Robles - Guitar
Ryan Gude - Drums
AJ Elgersma - Bass



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Leading Last Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Leading Last is a 5-piece experimental rock band that spawned out of Northwestern Iowa. Stomach spewing lyrics derived from imaginative concept writing, driving guitars, solo bass, and catchy percussion drive their fans. Recently joining the Roster of Creative Representation (, this group strives to stay color outside the lines. ... more

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