Passive Aggressive Killer

from by Erin Inglish



I feel the dun drum hum on my skin
An organized bomb, a car engine
Layer after layer of agitated air
Like a solar flare

There’s a tasteless tickle in my mouth
Like a swarm of insects are tryin’ to get out
An irritating tingle stings my teeth
Like the buzzing of a bee

Everywhere in my ears ‘till I hear the drone
Everywhere in my body ‘till it shakes my bones
Everywhere in my eyes ‘till I go blind
Passive aggressive killer of my peace of mind

I smell the baking of a bulb in the room
Sloughed off shoes, shit perfume
Layer after layer, it bakes on hot
Like sedimentary rock

For whose good fortune did I leave you there
In spite of your smile, I knew you were scared
Of a solitary cell with nothin’ but a light
Nothin’ but a light


from Muse, released November 1, 2015
Music & Lyrics by Erin Inglish
Banjo & Vocals: Erin Inglish * Harmony Vocals: Ray Duncan * Fiddle: Rosalind Parducci * Mandolin: Arlo Blaisus * Bass: Dylan Johnson



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Erin Inglish San Luis Obispo, California

Inglish's voice is both lush and raw, and her picking style on the five-string banjo is uniquely her own...expressive, sassy, dynamic.

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