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Burden of an Empath

from Hellhound in the House by Hip Hatchet

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It’s the burden of an empath
to look upon this land
When the shadow grows long as the sun it sets
at the will of the idlest hands

The war that’s waged in recent days
between the money and the morals
Love against profit, thought that’s not all of it
There’s always a winner in a quarrel

Hope is hard to find
when you read between the lines
I wish that I had more to give
but i’ve barely even own whats mine.

I have my heart for love
and my hands for labor
A compass to help guide us home

If i heard a call to arms
I’d answer with posture held
Take a deep breath say to wish me the best
And join up against the world

A world that’s bigger than any of us
even when we come together
We’ve invested in love, poems and songs
which don’t work as well as their weapons

They forgot one thing
that when all of the money’s been spent
When the ice is all melted and the cities submerged
what will even be left

It’s the songs that we song
the poems we read
It’s the fight we put up
and the love we tried to spread


from Hellhound in the House, released January 20, 2017


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Hip Hatchet Nashville, Tennessee

With a voice that can meander from a whispering purr to a hardened howl, Hip Hatchet lusters the poetics of travel. Threading bold and unique guitar picking patterns with the strings of experience Hip Hatchet, the songwriting moniker of Philippe Bronchtein, is the beautiful resolution of a life lived in motion. ... more

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