Fracture, Fusion

So here I am
Am I lost?
Am I found?
Is it sun or is it clouds?
clouds, clouds

I feel okay
Not quite sure
Not quite sure but I’m still
waiting around
waiting around

So there I was
making plans
saving up to get my feet in the sand
Sun on my back

I was okay
fairly sure
working hard, having dreams, and using my hands
using my hands

A needle tip touched a balloon
A clap, and the air left the room
What the hell is this for news?
What am I supped to do?

A needle tip touched a balloon
A clap, and the air left the room
What the hell is this for news?
What am I supposed to do?
What am I supposed to do?
How do I get through?

Love and Music
Love and Music in our lives
It’s fracture, fusion
Sometimes there’s no good solution
but Love and Music…
Love.

You Live

You live in a home built of rope
and I must admit I'm scared
to swing, to hang from the ceiling
You stay in a place made of thread
and I'm not ready to fall, to fall
to break, to break on my own
on my open face

I'd help you out of a bind
when you're all bound up
I'd pick, I'd pick
apart, apart
your web when it's sticking
I'm caught in the spokes of a wheel
rolling on the rails
You quit, you quit
You win, you win
You take, you take everything

You live where the light starts to split
and I’m not set up to take, to take
the risk, the risk
but I will — I’ll take it anyway
I’m caught in a case
empty walls, and the windows break
You take, you take
away, away
what is safe and I’m left flailing

Whalesong

There are patterns in the currents
The moon maps out the rules
How good it feels to rise, to turn to
splash a thank you
My body doesn’t lumber
It glides to split the surface
I can feel tiny things
But all you think I do is sing

Propellers down here make no difference
Churn the crest and pass on through
But there’s a spill inside the gills of secrets
you hold the hard deeds to
No matter where you cast the net
there is something tempered
Every little change makes a ring
But all you think I do is sing

Take a boat out into the sea
Turn the lens to watch for me
Take a boat out into the sea
Expecting to hear me say
Lalalalalalalalalalalalala
All you think I do is sing

The Way We Stay Under

I drew a heart with an arrow on her sneaker
Ballpoint initials were still a secret
She braided my hair down my back when I'd meet her
under the culvert, our toes in the water

We read about a women shaved her head for the service
No bulge in her pants must have made the men nervous
They strapped her down right, licked her cheeks, and they hurt her
Chelsea, is this the way we go under?

And now she's gone
How is she gone?
They wouldn't let me have her
They couldn't know how I loved her

Chelsea grew angry and thin like worn leather
She pierced both her lips, and she spit at the teachers
You assholes don't know how those other girls treat me
Shoot gum in my hair, they carved “dyke” on my chair

Down south the professors remain built of potential
They fed my right ear, scratched the left out as evil
I met a young man: boring and gentle
He dug me a koi pond, menorah on the mantle

And now she's gone
How is she gone?
They wouldn't let me have her
They couldn't know how I loved her

Now I'm another gray with arthritis
I drive by the culverts, I drown by my memories
I think of her hands and her love and her anger
Chelsea, is this the way we stay under?

And now you’re gone
How are you gone?
They wouldn't let me have you
They couldn't know how I loved her

Hide and Seek

Let go of me
Can't feel my feet
Fall after a rabbit taking the lead
I read your book
I bit the fish hook
Now I can't close my lips or I'll choke

Skip the print on my fortune cookie slip
Blank as it is, I like it, I like it

Hide and seek
Try and find me, 1 2 3
Too heavy when you hunt
Laugh and vanish, 3 2 1

So dangerous
Salt and hubris slip into your cuts and make you cuss
Folks with visions over oceans
are just as sure as you of the sun
Who wrote the script depends on a rusty paperclip
I'm glad of it
It's license to edit, to rewrite, to make fun of it

Hide and seek
Try and find me, 1 2 3
Too heavy on the hunt
Laugh and vanish, 3 2 1

I don't have the answers
but the point is neither do you
You let one source or the other
tell you what's sacred and true
So the ivy breaks through the surface
So it covers your house
Is this the space you do your hostessing
as the old foundation caves in?

Let go of me
Can’t feel my feet
Fall after a rabbit drunk on speed

Hide and seek
Try and find me, 1 2 3
Too heavy when you hunt
Laugh and vanish, 3 2 1

Private Parade

Walked out today
feeling this way
Saunter, don’t go straight
Rev up, don’t hesitate
Wallflowers wait
But I’ll take the bait
Could be your native state:
a private parade

And when the sun shines on your back, just laugh
Leave all those questions in the past—don’t ask

Dwelling is dead weight
Shake off that shade
Lasso the big plate
and tilt up your face
Turn on your taste
and burn up this place
Could be your native state:
a private parade

And when the sun shines on your back, just laugh
Leave all those questions in the past—don’t ask

The catacombs call you
To often the draw you down
Today is the memory
you’re making with me right NOW

Come on, people
Look up
Yeah, feel it
The sun
Gotta live
For love
Come on, people
Look up
You gotta feel it
The sun
Gotta live
for love

And when the sun shines on your back, just laugh
Leave all those questions in the past—don’t ask
And when the sun shines on your back, just laugh
Leave all those questions in the past—don’t ask

The catacombs call you
To often the draw you down
Today is the memory
you’re making with me right now

Neon

New construction kicks up dust
and then it rains and then there's mud
The flooding washes over us
and then there's rust, and then there's rust
But this town is always moving
Plates are always shifting
A brand new batch is collecting dust
Dust back to rust, rust

Can't live my whole life on mute
Just to let out one scream
I get grey and beige and blue
But neon often suits me

When the breath comes to a close
the dirt receives a healthy dose
All plans and bonds will decompose
Fall into folds and fold and fold
A seed ignites inside there
All hands on deck, ascend stairs
A tiny vine breaks through the dust
Climbs toward the sun, the sun

Can't live my whole life on mute
Just to let out one scream
I get grey and beige and blue
But neon often suits me

Built it up to
break it down again
Wreckage turns to
bolts and fuel for the next round through

When the breath comes to a close
the dirt receives a healthy dose

Can't live my whole life on mute
Just to let out one scream
I get grey and beige and blue
But neon often suits me

Hey Boy

Hey, boy. Hey boy, why dontcha come
Hey, know you’ve got me on the run
Hey, boy. Hey boy, why dontcha come
Hey boy, know you’ve got me on the run

Love isn’t really on my mind
I just wanna spend some time near you
Babe, if you have the time to waste
I just want a little taste from you

Hey, boy. Hey boy, why dontcha come
Hey, know you’ve got me on the run
Hey, boy. Hey boy, why dontcha come
Hey boy, know you’ve got me on the run

Everything you talk about
my blood pumps around it
Everything you dream about
my dreams stretch around it
Every time you turn around
my eyes cut the surface
Every time we’re in a crowd
you’re the shape I notice - Hey boy

Love isn’t really on my mind
I just wanna spend some time near you
Babe, if you have the time to waste
I just want a little taste from you

Hey, boy. Hey boy, why dontcha come
Hey, know you’ve got me on the run
Hey, boy. Hey boy, why dontcha come
Hey boy, know you’ve got me on the run

Everything you talk about
my blood pumps around it
Everything you dream about
my dreams stretch around it
Every time you turn around
my eyes cut the surface
Every time we’re in a crowd
you’re the shape I notice
you’re the shape I notice
Hey boy

Try to play it cool
but I’m breaking all my rules
Sure my face gives it away
how heat builds through the day
Hotter, hotter, hotter, so hot
I don’t mind taking this off
Turn the lights on, you can watch

Everything you talk about
my blood pumps around it
Everything you dream about
my dreams stretch around it
Every time you turn around
my eyes cut the surface
Every time we’re in a crowd
you’re the shape I notice
Hey boy

New Persona

I get the feeling something's creeping in on me so tight
Must be from television shows I'm streaming in the night
Alarm goes off, I sit up shocked — this routine's really strange
Is there a way to keep the digital displays at bay?
'Cause it's theatrics anyway, the actors pack this place
You think you know just who are until you see your face
I'm gonna come up with a new persona

I'll throw my clothes away, I'll grow my nails, I'll dye my hair
Cultivate a foreign accent and consider prayer
'Cause it's theatric anyway, my face can be your face
You think you know just who you are until you leave a place
I'm gonna come up with a new persona

Gets too hot, throw that coat off
The weather is ever-changing
Don't be caught pacing the cages
The bars are just an illusion

An empty bank account will turn you to a junkyard dog
It's easy to forget the leash you wear you can chew off
Just smoke and mirrors, you can disappear without a trace
You think you know just who you are until you leave a place

Gets too hot, throw that coat off
The weather is ever-changing
Don't be caught pacing the cages
The bars are just an illusion

RUNNIN ROUND

We are spinning wild
off a grid, outdated
All the boxes blur
Safety belts unbuckled
and the tether is clipped
This trip takes grit
A savage fire to face it
To know what you did
Know what you left undone
and learn how to chase it

Today won't happen again

The light is already thin
You hold the choice, it's alright
to raise your voice up tonight

Runnin round and runnin round and runnin round
Runnin round and runnin round and runnin round, You keep
Runnin round and runnin round and runnin round
Runnin round, runnin tonight

Fear is in the wait (fear of fall)
Panic before a plunge
But midair intoxicated (it’s intoxicating)
and when you hit new ground
you feet start to run

Today won't happen again
Right now is already passed
You hold the choice, it's alright
to raise your voice up tonight

Runnin round and runnin round and runnin round
Runnin round and runnin round and runnin round, You keep
Runnin round and runnin round and runnin round
Runnin round, runnin tonight

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