The Litany

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Over time, the numbers themselves take on their own significance and we perceive patterns that describe no underlying process.


I serve my master
My master serves my soul
My soul is perpetuated in the service of 3 goals

I have 9 masters
I own 23 crows
I've seen 49 journeys that no one else knows

I have no master
I have numbers
I have feelings


from Pattern, released January 17, 2015
Tyler Bassett: Piano, Voice
Sam Cooper: Violin
Fiona Dickinson: Cello



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