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We wrote this song for Xulhaz Mannan. While we were working on it, they attacked Holey and killed dozens. Today, as I was about to upload this, I realized it's the anniversary of Avijit Roy's murder.

We're all human. We live, we love, we die. There are those among us who give their love in the face of adversity, machetes, bullets. Maybe sacrifice is part of being human and so is hatred. We have plenty of both. The only thing we can do is to try to love more, accept more, share the magic of our lives. We are all born without sin, but sin sometimes finds us.

To Xulhaz. Faraz. Avijit. A thousand more.


Beautiful boy
See, don't be seen
The fields are now thirsty
For red in their green

Beautiful boy
Keep your voice low
Don't sing the songs
You learned long ago

Ami bipod khujini
Bipod amaye khujecche

Beautiful boy
Shine like a star
You're not who you think
You're not who you are

Beautiful boy
They're at the door
You once were an angel
Now you're no more

Ami bipod khujini
Bipod amaye khujecche

I never went looking for sorrow


Vocals: Mali Sastri (THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!)
Bass: Josh Cohen
Guitars and keys: Imran Aziz
Drums and lyrics: Arafat Kazi
Recorded and engineered by Josh Castaneda

Artwork by Farhan Aziz



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We formed a band in high school and never got over it.

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