No Measures

from by Esbern Snare

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You look to the storm with a shuddering, back from farther days
that you might have been through and yet you lose the path which you came from
And the obvious part you've learned, is she will never fold
for your worst has shown
But you bore your mistakes with another
that you offered to always find
You always tried

It comes from the north as a hollowing
the chimes that shook you first
The times when the coffee takes so long to ever be raised
to the muscles beneath your face
They left you old somehow
like the kids who had pulled your sleeves and wore you down
as they led you unmade
But you look farther out, to the holds of a state
And I could not get over it

Have I offered an honest life?
I always tried

Somehow all worth comes passing by before you rush outside
to say "Once I'd known it, even owned, yet chased for my whole life"
And every ounce was you
So get up
Just get up! I can hear the bells stop—and bonds forgot
No measures must you ever take to find me here, still under the arbor
Well you're such a precious sight


from Joys of Kin EP, released April 25, 2016



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Esbern Snare Norfolk, Virginia

We’re Esbern Snare, a six-piece from Norfolk. We independently released our first album "A Violent Peace" on March 28th of 2014, and are so honored we get to share it with you. Thank you so much for listening and for your continued support of what we love to do. ... more

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