In early morning, before the Sun rises in the east,
They called it Lucifer before he bore the mark of the beast.
They called it Quetzalcoatl; struck down his victims
With a spear of light that could pierce the veil of the night.
In the material world, which is all that we can know,
We all have appetites, and that's what the morning star insists upon. When it's gone,
It gives us pause, and we must think on the cause and the end,
And to Hesper us it sends.
But when the phosphorescent morning star returns,
Woe to the ones for whom the world is ruled not
By music and love, and the pleasures of desire fulfilled,
And the energizing ache of desires denied. Makes us feel electrified!
And in the moments before the Sun yields to the Moon,
There is an evening star shining and it makes us think that
What we can't know might nonetheless be real.
Tell me: How does it feel if you're unable to feel?
from B and Not B,
released March 9, 2010
David Ricardo: voice, electric guitar
Dusty DiMercurio: voice, tambourine
Rob Duncan: electric guitar
Brad Robertson: bass guitar
Dan Caporale: drum kit