I've Always Loved the Monsters

from Nighthawks At McCoys by Time, Maudlin Magpie & A Thousand Vows



Sitting here under another starry night
I’m trying to get my mind right, thoughts took my sight
So much to do, so many to listen to
But I’m just trying to be in the moment and show love to you
I mean how many breaths are we guaranteed?
One second you’re heart could be pumping the next it might not beat
I’m just trying to keep seeing you blinking
I want to see you keep breathing, never stop is what I’m thinking
Are just mammals or is love real?
Or do animals know what love is and humans got a bad deal
Is it human nature to hate you or want to be your neighbor?
Would I kill for food or kill others to save you?
These are the questions I ask myself while the crickets sing
Am I eternal soul or just a carbon thing?
These are the things I ponder, I’m sorry my mind wanders
We’re taught to love messiahs but I’ve always loved the monsters

[Maudlin Magpie]
This blood orange sky
and Rorschach blossom mind
returns from unknown sonic webs
your thoughts untangle threads

If it wasn’t for these nerves would I even really feel?
If it wasn’t for these eyes would I see myself steal?
If it wasn’t for these ears would I really hear the lies?
If it wasn’t for this tongue would I taste the salt from your cries?
If it wasn’t for this nose would I smell the leaves of the seasons?
If it wasn’t for these words would we even have a reason?
What’s a body but a symbol, what’s a word but a symbol?
What’s a symbol but an attempt to understand reality?
What’s reality but a misunderstanding?
Without instincts, chemicals, and blood were stranded
Took the hand of my ancestors to my family tree
I admired the tumors, broken branches, and golden leaves
I asked my grandmother where the fruits are?
She smiles and points at my heart and says where the roots are
I start digging for the truth, my identity and me
I find a coffin in the roots, inside’s a mirror, my face is all I see

[Maudlin Magpie]
This blood orange sky
and Rorschach blossom mind
returns from unknown sonic webs
your thoughts untangle threads


from Nighthawks At McCoys, released April 1, 2021
Sub 37 bass by Maudlin Magpie




Time Denver, Colorado

Time was deemed the future of independent hip-hop by VICE and URB Mag. He has been called the Radiohead of rap and the love child of Neil Young and Andre 3000. He was named one of URB's next 100 artists in alongside Drake, Kid Cudi, and U-N-I. He has done songs with Kool Keith, Sole, and Onry Ozzborn and engineering work for Common. ... more


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