Glossolalia Lyrics - Vic Chesnutt

Vic Chesnutt North Star Deserter cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2007-8-27
length: 3:33
i am a stranger
lurking alone in my own vicious wilderness
while the meat in my chest
squeezes and teases a hulking hunger
groping in motion
balance is but a shimmering notion
and lurching compelled
my soul in its special hell of wet mortal limits
perpetually thirsting

but i bask in a beautiful byproduct
from twisting torque of dichotomy
what my eyes do see
in this spilling, dead wicked desert
it dances
born of babble
is now raison d'etre for the rabble
i sing my soul
with tongue
a sword in the sunlight
thrashing and flashing

Lyrics licensed by
CD 1
  • 1 Warm
  • 2 Glossolalia
  • 3 Everything I Say
  • 4 Wallace Stevens
  • 5 You Are Never Alone
  • 6 Fodder on Her Wings
  • 7 Splendid
  • 8 Rustic City Fathers
  • 9 Over
  • 10 Debriefing
  • 11 Marathon
  • 12 Rattle