Inverted In Charming Chairs

from by James Nisky



Sleeping forever inverted in charming chairs
Animation paused and mind impaired
Feeling illness in your chest
Into your place of rest
You're lulled into a slumber

Trust the distant voice requesting you to cross
Into its backwards mirror and be lost
Pillows gathered in a chest
On a tall tower to rest
Do you see my signals?

Too many times you've held the gun
Face against the wall
To find nowhere left to run

Too many times you've held the gun
Face against the wall
Too often nothing there at all

Breaching the fences that surround the vast expanse
Reaching for my shield and lance
Patrol the empty range
A knight's life is strange
And signed into service

Inviting sounds inside a maze
That you can't enter in
Entice you toward its edge
Good keepers unlock ways
Far off watchers favor you
And bequeath devices
For your efforts to exhume


from Dizzy Arrows EP, released September 7, 2016


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James Nisky quietly curates a small collection of adventurously inspired songs. With an overt focus on non-cliche, imaginative lyrical content, his words-and-music format is consistently lauded for its sense of poetry and inventive whimsical lyricism.

A veteran of the super-hip indie club scenes of San Francisco and Los Angeles, he spurns constant promotion in favor of unpredictability.
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