Curse Burner

by Broken Beak



Originally self-released by Broken Beak in July 2015

Limited-edition cassettes available at


released August 19, 2015

All songs written by Beau Brynes
Recorded and produced by Jake Ewald at Drexel University
Additional vocals and instruments by Jake Ewald and Roya Weidman
Cover photo by Austin Crostarosa



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Track Name: Book of Smoke
while you were wasting away
i'm camped up nearby in your window pane
observing your hum drum life

i was already enticed
by pages of skin brittled by the bind

i thought that she looked nice
shaking her way up the stairs for the night

are you feeling hypnotized?
i'm feeling hypnotized

i'm a book of smoke
my cover's blown
Track Name: Curse Burner
you're a curse and a burden
do you realize you're worthless?

all i want is to be brave
but what's the point of all that courage
when no one's around to be
astonished or amazed

please no passing through
let's cross if we can
Track Name: Tantrum
there are impossible things
like the blood dispersed with every pulse in my arm
i'll never know what it means
to be at rest or to ever be calm

it's been a long day
i'm alright, pay no mind to me

it's the wrong way
that's my plight, to destroy everything

in the horror of this nauseating height
hades sings soft into the dull night

"my boy where have you been?

you'll surely spirit swim, in due time.

go! run away with this and don't come back!"

a tantrum of lines
parades into the room to find
you and a dull knife pointed at your eye

is it impossible?
Track Name: Two Hands
two lungs that don't mind no air
just seven ribs wrapped tight
two hands to fix mine
too many eyes for one life

i wonder if he'll come back
to find this place made of silver
and place his head on a platter
when everyone wants a bite

i would love to come home and attend to
the bugs and the burnt out light
but honey i'm afraid that while you were away
he came and he took my life
down to the coal mine