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The crane that built the empire
Is the crane that’ll bring it down
Turning over the buried one by one
And then never to be found

And in the scablands
That echo with teeth
The lone bird set
Down to a rest

Lazily you crossed
Your legs across the
Absence of my chest

The veil of optimism
Held by the promise
of the new

Misconstrues the text
And intentions
In a holy feverview

And this crane would
Touch us and lift us out
Of our burning home’s remains

Moving summers with
The ease of a barrel
Rolling through the barren plains

But the operator chokes and
Walks away from the switch
“I’m not paid enough,” he says,
“life’s a bitch”

And the crane that built the empire
Is the crane that’ll bring it down
Don’t look for answers
In the sky
The crane has settled down

The crane that built the empire
Stately, long and tall
A beacon in the lonely night
That all empires fall


from St. Annie, released August 21, 2012
Nick Nihil-Guitar, Vocals
Chris Icasiano-Drums
Tim Mendonsa-Bass
Kelly Young-Vocals



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Nick Nihil Seattle, Washington

Nick Nihil is a guitarist/composer currently living in Seattle. His arc is the cyclical embracing and denying of aesthetic in order to destroy, understand, and reconstruct the meta-narrative.
His main music project is with the art-rock/ambient rock band Dark Hip Falls.
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