The Mouth of the Nile

from by Words for Penga

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I’ve become convinced that nothing we can say will matter
And even if it did
There’s no one left to hear
We shout into the void without echoes to comfort us

I’ve been building a brand new religion
trying to find the words I need to breathe just to keep myself alive.

Through this song I am building a pyramid. It is not glamorous work and do not let anyone tell you otherwise. It is hours of backbreaking labor in the hot sun— dragging stone mile after mile without apparent design. It is important to remember this when building pyramids, but it is not the most important thing. No. What we must never forget— what we must whisper to ourselves after thousands of years when we wake up alone—is that the tomb of the pharaoh is not the pharaoh. It is the hole we make to remind us that our gods will die.

Oh, they’re all laughing at me.
Watching me fail
My head is on the anvil
Always on the anvil

I have let myself forget what has and hasn’t happened yet
Desperation has played upon my fears
But these problems are less than they appear

I’ve been letting metaphors
I’ve been letting metaphors
I’ve been letting metaphors
I’ve been letting metaphors
I’ve been letting metaphors
Been letting metaphors
And all these metaphors
Control my life

It’s all in my mind, it’s all in my mind
God knows, that these problems exist just in my head.


from Prose, released May 1, 2015
All music written by Zack Baltich, Ben Baltich, Colton Clouse, Peter Schurke and Alec Osthoff

Produced, Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Colton Clouse
Assisted by Zaque Pangburn



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Words For Penga Minneapolis, Minnesota

Words For Penga is a progressive rock band based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.  
All members agree that they were inspired early on by forward thinking bands that push boundaries in song writing. Some of these include Between the Buried and Me, Modest Mouse, Bon Iver, Explosions in the Sky, In Flames, and many more. Words For Penga writes dynamic music with surprises around every turn. ... more

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