Chrysanthemums

by Champion Leader

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This is a cover version of the same song originally written by my brother, D.E. Lee Bozeman for his project, Orient Is His Name. He asked me to try my hand with the melody, but eventually completed it himself. I took the leftover tracks and (with his permission) recrafted them using my original attempt as a framework for this alternate version.

This song is meant as a companion piece to my cover version of The Smith's song "London", which you may find here:

championleader.bandcamp.com/track/london

You can find the original track of Orient Is His Name's "Chrysanthemums" here:

orientishisname.com/album/hidden-mansions-ep

Both "London" and "Chrysanthemums" are tracks that will be a part of the upcoming Champion Leader full-length album, "1987" (street date: 11/04/13)

lyrics

CHRYSANTHEMUMS

Is this the end, is this oblivion?
When in our hands, chrysanthemums

for it's a sign... of what's to come
The Great Divide, The Great Undone

Here I am … standing at this door
with the weight… of the world ….all gone… all gone to war
I carry it around
if you can tell
it is an art
and I do it well

And they make moving speeches: the sweetest cut is the one you are not dying for

We have to set this before our eyes
carve it into our hearts with knives, with knives, with knives, with knives!
"A third of all those, those with him fell"
I wrote it down, I underlined it… I underlined it well

And they make moving speeches:

the fires rage, the angels cry and the demons roar

Where is the gospel that tells us to kill?
Where is the brother that we would send to hell?
Tear me to pieces, and I will kiss your face
Tear me to pieces, Oh, you human race

And they make moving speeches:

harvest the bones in the desert on a foreign shore,
the fires rage, the angels cry and the demons roar

— Lyrics: D.E. Lee Bozeman (with additions by J. Bozeman)

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released October 15, 2013
Recorded at The Office, August-September 2013
©2013 Champion Leader / Low Cost High Yield

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Champion Leader Beaufort, South Carolina

Champion Leader is J Bozeman, of Luxury and They Sang As They Slew. He is an Eastern Orthodox priest. He makes music for the sake of his love of combining sounds and words. He lives in Beaufort, South Carolina, where the ocean plays a big part in inspiring his writing. ... more

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