All the Little Fishes

from Let's Pretend by Suzaku Avenue

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There was a boy I knew.
I can’t remember what we called him.
And this boy we knew,
One day he said we should go fishing.

So we went out to the lake,
And in the sun the water glistened.
And this boy I knew;
When he spoke, those fish they listened.

And I suppose some might just want to escape.
From their prison in the lake.

But when he cast out the line,
Those fish they swam as fast as could be.
And he caught all the little fishes in the little blue sea,
For him and me.

And I wondered what we looked like,
To those fish below.
Like omnipotent shadows,
Standing in front of a sheet of snow.

And I watched those fish choke,
As the line raised higher and higher.
And there they knew their mistake, but in the water:
He was the preacher, they were the choir.

And the fish swam to the boat
As the water vanished beneath
And the boat started to rock
But the boy carried on baiting,

And I wondered what was the appeal
Some of these fish could have had their whole lives left,
These fish died for a piece more massive
These fish died because the water was a cage.

I can’t seem to remember your name.

And the fish died because the water was a cage,
But maybe there are cages for some of us too,

The sea, the stars, the moon, the air above,
The reflection of the lake
The feel of a slippery fish in one’s hands –
It’s not enough, I suppose, but...

I can’t seem to remember your name.

The fish would do anything to escape
From their prison in the lake
They died for a piece of something more massive than themselves
The fish died because the water was a cage

They died for something because they didn’t know any better
For a shadow in a world less wetter
And just for a minute the lake covered the world
We screamed as the water swallowed us all.

I can’t seem to remember your name.
And he caught all the little fishes in the little blue sea, both them and me.

Now I know can remember your name.
We’ve always known it: it’s always been the same.

He was neither ghost nor an angel that took a fall.
He was god but was never there at all.

And all the little fishes gladly left their prison in the lake ,
For suicide in the air.
They died to take a glance at something much more massive than themselves,
But there’s no one there.


from Let's Pretend, released November 3, 2018


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Post-hardcore/metal - Dublin.

"Sometimes Irish bands come out of the blue to just floor you like this, and it’s incredibly refreshing when they do. Suzaku Avenue have daring musical style that at times sounds like a completely free form, train of troubled consciousness confessional; except you know they’ve worked very hard at crafting it all...

It's not noisecore: it's noir-core." - MetalIreland
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