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I'm The One Who Loses

from The Cleft Serpent by Black Tape For A Blue Girl

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP on 140-gram Galaxy-swirl beer+black vinyl, includes full-color 4-page lyric book. Limited Edition of 500.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Cleft Serpent via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    THE CLEFT SERPENT and the companion INSTRUMENTAL & ALTERNATE MIXES album. CD in 4-panel digipak with 12-page booklet. Second CD in 4-panel digipak, limited edition of 500.

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  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    Black shirt with Michael Aul's Serpent logo, created for THE CLEFT SERPENT album. "Black Tape For a Blue Girl" in white on the back. Graphic on front of shirt is approximately 8″ wide x 9″ tall.

    Printed on American Apparel #2001 which are nicely-fitted modern-styled Ts. AA sizing:
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    Women's shirt printed on Bella + Canvas Ladies' Slim Fit
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    • Bandcamp doesn't let me charge different prices for different sizes. If you preOrder 2XL or 3XL could you be so kind as to pay $21 for your shirt, as they cost me $1.25 more.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Alabaster, Stortorget 1520 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • This is a MINIDISC. The full 8-track album and 7 bonus tracks. Limited edition of 50.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Cleft Serpent via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Cassette in cardboad O-card. A = 8 track album. B = 7 bonus tracks. Limited edition of 30.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Cleft Serpent via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 30  7 remaining
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD in 4-panel digipak with 12-page booklet. The 8-track album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Cleft Serpent via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

We gotta get out of sight, duck into a fluorescent underground parking garage
he’s pulling at door handles, oh cute he thinks we can escape
I’m the one who loses, I’m the one who loses
“You’re the one who lost it,” he shouts. “Where’d you stash that getaway car?”
too entranced to move, too pained to run
burst through sliding doors, dirty faces and cracked floors
red and blue flashes, he takes my weight dragging him down
shouting voices, people rushing, needles, alarms
my bloody shirt, bullet holes and dying red roses
crumpled on the cement, bright lights, dirty floors
I said you shouldn’t trust me, I said you shouldn’t trust me
I’m the one who loses, I’m the one who loses
his eyes get wide, he finally recognizes
“Snakey, don’t leave me, I can’t live without you”
my death arrives to devour my fading warmth
he rides the currents over my collapse
I’m the one who loses, I’m the one who loses
fragile tender moments with so much nothingness around them
your face fills every thought, as I’m dragged protesting to the void

credits

from The Cleft Serpent, released October 1, 2021

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Black Tape For A Blue Girl Portland, Oregon

Black Tape For A Blue Girl creates darkwave, ethereal, neoclassical, ambient, goth albums. This page also includes my ambient/electronic music, as well as side-projects. Thanks for listening. Sam

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