That Awful Drive

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i would like to speak to you
as if our words have been translated from french
on a movie screen
the sun still shines in black and white in strange austerity
i cannot stand
these midnight drives suspended in black purgatory
i need you here
its easier to shut your eyes and divide fear evenly (listen to ease your feet off in the sea by belle and sebastian)

and i could not believe
a bleeding boy with broken feet
would be sitting in the back seat
and i would drive
because she asked and i need to prove to myself that i am kind
what alien
thoughts he had that made him want to take that awful dive?
but i will drive
for anyone who jumps in ecstasy or suicide

and i'll get along just fine x2

the things that i havent learned looking in the mirror i have learned
loking into eyes x2

i wont harbor enmity
for anyone or anything just excluding me
is it unfair?
i jusdge myself so harshly to enforce i'm elf aware
these shackles i
place on my wrist i polish them when the lights go off at night
so when i awake
ill be ready for this fragile world that i long ot embrace
and i'll get along just fine x2

chorus

WOOOAAAHH!!! x 1000000

and i would liek to speak to you
face to face for the first tim ein three months
its too much time to spend searching for traces left of you in my mind's eye
you ground me
but i fear that i am too much like the deeply rooted tree
that grips from beneath
and sucks the water from the soil
and leaves us thirsty

and i'll get along just fine

chorus

and i would like ot speak to you
and tell you all of these things that ive wanted to say for so long
while the weaight of the worl dis resting on my shoulders
and all of this distance
and all of this time
and so i welcome you i welcome you
to every dark corner of my heart
that orients itself in one direction
but gets muddled up when we're apart
and so the htings that i havent leanred loking in the mirror
i have learned looking into your eyes x2

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from Away, released September 23, 2014

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Original music of Samuel Silverstein
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