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The Burden of Restlessness

by King Buffalo

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Burning 06:33
I turn my head from the stars To find I’m bound to the pyre It feels like every day, another ruthless flame I think I’m drowning in fire Another year lost in the wasteland Another day drowns in dust Another one dead in the wasteland I feel it falling apart Too many blisters and scars Are we the wick or the flame, are they just one in the same Was it just doomed from the start
Hebetation 04:30
I don’t know which way to run One thousand different ways but I can’t seem to live with one So I’m stuck where I’ve begun Another languid day, can’t seem to break away When I was young I tried a million different ways to find A panacea that would hebetate a restless mind 25 and all I find are clever ways to hide Every night I dream a million different ways for me to die Every night I close my eyes I lie awake and try to pacify a listless mind Nothing’s changed at 35 Still every night I dream a million different ways for me to die
Locusts 06:27
In the ether an ominous sound An intemperate wave Locusts engulfing the field An insatiable plague Emblazoned in emblems of navy and gray Perched on the horizon As they swallow the sun Made bold with a canting eye And the warmth of a gun Gilded in armor of navy and gray Malevolent storm Ravenous swarm Cold and pious they push from the sky No contrition there, as they circle the field Stifling the sun with wicked hands Everything undone with vicious plans Hand of the shield Suppressing the field Hand of the shield Smothering the field
Silverfish 03:42
I stare at the cracks in the wall And melt into nothing A silverfish slithering away, from everything I pick at the cracks in the wall The rats in the attic meandering by I feel like I’m losing my grip on everything, I’m drifting away I stare at the cracks in the wall I think I’m unravelling A silverfish slithering away, from everything, and everyone
Grifter 05:17
Each night as I crawl along Over the sands I sift through the blood and the fog Head in my hands I make my way over the dunes Desolate and dry The remnants of empires past Too stubborn to die Morbid and familiar Each hill like the last The grifters importunate hand An insatiable grasp Whispering in semaphore Pious and vain Surrounded by sycophants Withered and gray He promises deliverance Day after day Releasing only pestilence And festering decay
The Knocks 06:13
Everyday I wake up on the floor Another useless day like every other that’s come before I can feel it creeping more and more Don’t think I wanna wake no more, don’t think I wanna live no more As I press my ear against the floor A knocking beckons from the barricade on the door I can hear it pounding more and more Don’t think that I can take no more, don’t think I wanna live no more
Loam 07:41
I’m nestling into the soil, observing it all A peregrine floats above the clouds I don’t know if I’ll ever espy the root of it all Still I press my face into the ground, I’m waiting for the hammer to fall I think I’m beginning to see the root of it all Myopia gradually giving way The imminent tide leads to restlessness A forest springs out of nothingness The fear promenading away In its shadow a void Fix my eye to the barren path Where I only remain I’m shedding the burden of restlessness To rise from the loam of the nothingness


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released June 4, 2021

King Buffalo – The Burden of Restlessness
Written and recorded by King Buffalo in Rochester, NY at the Main Street Armory in December of 2020 & January of 2021

All arrangements by King Buffalo (c) 2021
Produced and Engineered by Sean McVay
Mixed by Sean McVay
Mastered by Bernie Matthews
Artwork by Zdzisław Beksiński
Cover Fonts by Mike Turzanski
Layout by Scott Donaldson



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King Buffalo Rochester, New York

“King Buffalo is a psychedelic trio in the classic format, whose expansive and thunderous music is a powerful concoction of heavy psych, blues, and stoner rock. Texturally rich and oozing with psychedelic goodness, yet honed and driving in the next blink of an eye. Their efforts coupled with their impressive live show, quickly gained them an international audience.” - Sludgelord ... more


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