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The Culling

"THE CULLING (performed by Dr. Aesh): Frightened to the core, Nighthawk volunteers his surrender, ignoring Osira's urgent pleas to stay and find some means of fighting. To this, Dr. Aesh and Osirah observe Nighthawk's apprehension on a phalanx of security monitors, only to see him murdered by 'The X + I' without reserve. Realizing his grave mistake, Dr. Aesh sacrifices his own being by handing to Osirah a lone means of escape." (ATUM story notes)



With fortune I'll live
With fever we will hive
Through pleasant plunder
In iron I 'came forged
To bind-sooth
With rockets on easy
High disc aglow
A violence swells in tow
Summon here where atum's renewed
And tell your unders
God ascends exhumed

So bid, so long
So bid, so long
As held in farewell
As held in farewell


ATUM : A Rock Opera In Three Acts   (buy [])


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Billy Corgan

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