Johnny Powell and the Seasonal Beasts


Bring Back the Dying to Life

bring back the dying to life 
shame on me if i don’t give myself to the world 
i am everybody’s disciple 
teaching my crippled mind while it's heavy as iron 
ah you swines 

so far in my dying 
there has been 
twice i was alive 
as the river shivered, then the sea screamed (with us) 
do you remember these? 
please, let it have been 
how it will one day be 

so let’s bring back the dying to life 
shame on me if i don't give myself to the world 
and in the end there'll be smiles 
recollecting the joys that we plugged into our lonely holes 

so far in my dying 
the murk has revealed 
twice i was alive 
beyond meditated streams 
i need you to remember 
what you never believed 
that the beauty i saw in you 
is real

We asked a selection of poets to record their interpretations of the songs from our album, 'Twice', prior to having heard them. Click here to listen to Twice (Spoken Word Versions) on Bandcamp.