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We've got ourselves a verbal virus, virus
That sprung from a misguided iris, iris
A vision black and charred and narrow, narrow
With all the substance of a zero, zero

Your messenger is one lost rider, rider
And his false path is growing wider, wider
Then others tread it uninvited
And they feverishly recite it, recite

Recite the broken battered rumour, rumour
And let it expand like a tumour, tumour
Toxic as a glass of cyanide cider
Weave your web, you sinister spider

Tongues oh tongues can be like talons, talons
With all the grace of Joseph Stalin, Stalin
The lush garden it bears briars, briars
Stupid stupid stupid fucking liars


from The Benefit of the Free Man, released January 19, 2013
Music by The Benefit of the Free Man
Lyrics by Lee Piazza
Produced by Bentley Jarvis, Simon Jarvis and The Benefit of the Free Man
Engineered and mixed by Bentley Jarvis and Simon Jarvis at Bentley's Project Studio , February to August, 2012
Mastered by Shawn Jurek Mastering
Track photography by Jami Lefebvre



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The Benefit of the Free Man Toronto, Ontario

With their sophomore record set to be released later this year, The Benefit of the Free Man continue to build their repertoire of chamber folk songs that are as piercing as they are soothing.

"A mesmerizing and inspiring sonic force to be reckoned with" (Indie Round Table)

"A sound that is rich but unsettling; the negative space in the music becomes an instrument in itself." (Audio Reckoning)
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