Soft Cage EP

by Body Betrayal

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released March 10, 2014

Recorded by the Joester at Punkall in Olympia, WA on October 3rd-5th.
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering
Released by Our Voltage (Berlin) & Body Betrayal
Cover art by Frances
Etching by Eli
All music and art by BB

Played by:
Frances - Vocals
Josef - Drums
Eli - Bass, Acoustic, and Vocals
Pancakes - Guitar & Synth
Joey - Piano & Noise
Maria, Tanner, & Peeple Watchin' - back up vocals



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Body Betrayal Seattle, Washington

A four piece queer punk band from Seattle, WA.

Frances - vocals
Eli - bass/vocals
Pancakes - guitar
Josef - drums

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Track Name: Sliver
the heavens aren't humane
and most life has left me
i am not a good survivor
my body's bitter bed unmakes itself

some scars last forever
some wounds don't get better
the older i get
the less i make the best of it
my appetite comes and goes
my stomach is a big black hole
i am not a good survivor
Track Name: Desert
no future
it's later than we thought
it's later than we thought
in our hearts we know
the world will not be saved
nature bats last
ghost acres and desert storms
wildness melts and sways
wild hearts break themselves

empire's desert
colonizes your veins
but fire is the basis for
all forms of the mouth

our guts are graveyards
a perennial insurrection

when active disillusionment is libratory
wild hearts break themselves
wild hearts clean themselves
wild hearts avenge themselves
wild hearts take care

wild hearts take care
Track Name: Time Spiral
time spirals and i'm here again
my head hurts, body aches
in the fog there is a thread
in the dark sound carves shapes

purity is a funeral pyre
rain turns ash essence to stone
build a shield
make a weapon
find an exit
break bread again
break bread
Track Name: Empty Binary//Build Capacity
our bodies are cages for birds in flight
songs are possibilities buried alive
sift untruths through my hands like sand
to find stars, the moon, the spell of myself
collapse a cave in your chest
to hold complexity
or just a place to hold
all of yourself
Track Name: My Gender Is Queer
i am a dream that hasn't been dreamt yet
everyone's got a stake in my identity
but there are no words
to match my lived complexity
Track Name: Soft Cage
who still believes in choice
dreamers, dreaming
come out to meet me

there is no in or outside
abstractions burn bright white

break the soft cage
our angers a violence
i believe in
break the soft cage
our loves a fury i depend on