The Wind Has Teeth

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With your sleeves pulled up, does the cold wind bite?
Pale skin riddled, with thin red lines
On the gravel road, as a car goes by
I will wave to you as you say goodbye
As you asked me then, I will ask you now
How did it get so difficult?

And I know that I can’t change it
I just want you to be weightless

With the spring in bloom
Things are growing from the frozen blue
Warmer winds are drifting through
And you look so ready to love again
Sometimes we miss our mark
Unsure of how to play our parts
But missing isn’t who we really are
Not in our hearts and heads

I just want you to see this
To let go of all your secrets
I just want you to feel painless

And eve though the wind has teeth
It would sing for you
If only you would ask it to
If only you would tell the truth
Won’t you?

I know that I can’t change it
I just want you to be weightless

(Lyrics by James McCurley)


from The Haunted South, released April 5, 2014



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Vertica Richmond, Virginia

Vertica is a four-piece collective from all over the east coast. Our sound is primarily a mixture of ambient and heavy rock, with some industrial influence. "The Haunted South" is a 13 song concept record, driven by deeply layered arrangements and cinematic themes. ... more

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