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The Torchbearer

by Corsicana

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the silence speaks:
“you’ll be buried sullen and empty.”
your family’s shame
kept beside you at all times.

it’s the same battered resolve.

the soil behaves
as if you’re finally loving again.
the leaves decay
atop the envy we knew you’d repressed.

now, you are all that you hate.

on some hazy day,
when your return swallows me whole,
i’ll know to speak
in ways the summer couldn’t defend.

the silence heaves:
“leave your resentment where it belongs.”

did you catch the light through the cracks?


released September 13, 2022

Ben Pisano - Vocals, guitars, keys, synths, bass, drums, programming/sampling/processing

Darby Cicci - Trumpet

Produced, engineered, recorded, & mixed at The Astuary by Ben Pisano from Oct 2021 - Aug 2022
Trumpet recorded & engineered remotely by Darby Cicci

Mastered by Joe Lambert

Song & words by Ben Pisano

Cover photo by Madi Heath

Design by Ben Pisano


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Corsicana Denver, Colorado

hi! ben here. me & my friends make indie rock/dream pop with some added bleep bloops <3


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