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Bookburner (single)

by This Sect

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The first single from our album 'Shake the Curse', coming 23 May 2014.


Out burning books
Like a crossed out visionary
Dead in beat and dead in weight
Digging for clues in wet soil
Dragging feet in cement shoes
Fired up some crutches
Ran out of wood

When all it takes
To get my ten minutes
Of warmth
Are old books
Inked in bad blood
Frigid hands are thawing
This busy furnace
Will have to do
As a lobotomy
As my lobotomy

And if life is a wheel
This is the detour
Walked a narrow path
Along crooked roads

Climbed the hills
Through their catacombs
Got lost in worlds
Built on last rites

Erasing restricted parts
Of wayward documents
I’ll wipe the slate clean
I’ll cut the noose
And shift the blame
To clear my name

A bookburner
A personal
A bookburner


released April 9, 2014
Music by This Sect | Words by Gøran Karlsvik | Produced by Gunnar Kjellsby and This Sect | Mastered by Audun Strype

Vocals: Gøran Karlsvik | Guitars: Thomas Alkärr & Ole Andreas Hagen | Synth: Are Bøhm | Bass: Øystein H. Horgmo | Drums: Klaus Kristensen

Cover photo by Jostein Gjertsen.


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Post-punk weirdos.

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