by Weird Year

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recorded to an iPhone at band practice on 2/3/16.


The strange perfume I was leaking when I loved you
has ceased to reek of weakness
and it is the same, it is the same,
I am cold and alone but it’s peaches
so don’t speak sweetly, don’t tread lightly,
my head’s not so heavy, the world’s not so frightening
the livestock’s been pastured, amen to that chapter, “amen, amen amen”
but hey when will I see you again?
Hey when, Hey when, hey when,
Hey when will I see you again?

Hey when you build things you curse like a sailor
and the walls grow straight out of your mind
Hey when you laugh you sway like the dogwood
and the forest hollers back across time.
Hey when it stops, the sound settles, the heat wears off

all the finches get lost the walls wilt back to dust
and the last photo of our old life on some stock images website
And a dumb top 10 love songs I can sleep and still sing along
with that tasteless guitar riff root third fifth, root third fifth,
intro verse chorus verse chorus bridge chorus
and a tag of the first line of the first verse
to bring it all back around

and wrap it up like a piece of fruit turning soft on the counter
my sweet sticky love for you gone fly strike and sour
to contaminate rat legs and black plague and black plague
where last year at this time
I was not sick yet, you were not sick of it

can't write the apocalypse while caught in the thick of it
of construction work and traffic lights
neon orange and kelly green and reflective bright white
but I want the dogwood and maple and pine

so don't say that I didn't try to be kind
and don't say the whole world’s apple pie to the blind
‘cause it all looks delicious and my eyesight is fine
the joy of just breathing is unceasingly lovely and savory and divine
so don't say those tethers were inexplicably re-tied
‘cause I watch them flailing I saw us, we tried…I saw us.

And I watched the metropolis grind up virgin forest
and dry up the creekbed, don't say it was justified


released February 9, 2016
Tara and Hana singing, Zach on drums, Justin and Tara on electric guitars


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