Why Weren't They Stunned?

from Never A Moment Alone by Emily Davis

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Why Weren't They Stunned?

Why weren't they stunned
When the river turned to blood?
Everything sanguine
No need for suspicion
Why weren't they moved
Under the obsidian moon?
The stolen light -- a warning sign
That we're on borrowed time

Borrowed time and we're deepening the debt
Belligerent -- clearly in the red
Reckless and lost
In the abscess that's absence of thought
And all is chaos
'Til they embrace a cause

Ignore the floating fish
They don't exist

Why weren't they stunned
When the river turned to blood?
With eyes that barely open
Rarely recognize an omen
No sign of dread at
Impending pestilence
Boiled skin -- so it begins
Ignore the evidence

'Cause evidently it will never satisfy
Be insincerely optimistic
While the waters turn acidic
Life is lovely when it labors
To stay in your favor
While tired hands hold up
The ground on which you stand

Oh, deride them they deserve it
Be snide because they've earned it
This pathetic paradigm
All judgements justified

Will we be stunned now that
The river's turned to blood?
Will we occupy the present
With fear for firstborn sons?
Will we be spurned?
When will we learn?
Truth's never had an antidote --
No salve to stave its burn

When will we learn?


from Never A Moment Alone, released June 25, 2021
Produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris Common at Brainville Studios in El Paso, TX, with sound engineering provided by Ross Ingram.


Lyrics written by Emily Davis
Bass performed by Jose Macias
Electric guitar performed by Jorge Torres
Drums performed by Tomas Tinajero

We'd like to personally thank Adam Bever, Alan Arrowsmith, Alexis Gentile, Bry Cundiff, Chris Hyatt, Daniel Wolpert, David Mason, Erik Hartzfeld, Jason Domanowski, Josefine Weems, Justin and Julie Packnett, Katherine DeSmit, Kevin Cantara, Kristen Nyhus, Maarten Gassmann, Mark Brown, Sundown Tavern, Tim McGowan, Tim Phelps, and Zach Godsil for making this album possible. You guys are the best!


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Emily Davis El Paso, Texas

Emily Davis and The Murder Police are an alt-folk-punk band living in the desert southwest with an affinity for writing aggressive, introspective music. Their second LP "Never A Moment Alone" is out June 25, 2021.

EDMP has opened up for Sparta, The Kyle Gas Band, Neko Case, The Toasters, Leftover Crack, Authority Zero, Cold War Kids, and had a 16-day run with Bad Religion in late 2019.
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