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There’s blood on the ground.
Our father was ill.
You just laid there dead,
I was standing so still.
I wish it was me.

Could you paint me a picture
With deep reds and blues?
I’ll keep it in my pocket
To remind me of you.
To remind me things change.

Under the shade of the trees,
I take up my bed.
While the depths of the seas
Fill the edges of my head.
Oh, what have I done?

I tried to write you a letter,
But I couldn’t sign my name.
You know I’m not hiding,
I just can’t stand the shame.

Oh I wish it was me,
Laying dead on the ground
With my head in my hands.
Then I’d know that I’m not alone.


from Under, released June 3, 2016



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Anthony Aparo Atlanta, Georgia

From a young age Anthony was encouraged to pursue the arts by his parents. His father introduced him to music at a very early age—sharing with him records from Nick Drake's "Pink Moon" all the way to Outkast's "ATLiens." The depth of this diverse listening pallet along with his father's mentorship led to an intense study of lyric, melody, and the craft of songwriting. ... more

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