Livid Being

from by Watercolor Paintings

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If ever I wake a few hours before you,
all I can do is watch the movements of your eyelids.
As they tell me emotions you're dreaming,
the content somehow controls your breathing.
So wake up living being.
The smell of sleep takes all the feeling.
Why do we fall asleep angry?
"Don't know how to talk now," we say.

If we try and we try, we could get by,
but why would we try?
If we try and we try, we could get by,
but why would we?
Oh, this bitter, silent streak.
woe serial me.
If we try, if we try, if we try

we'd sink into
the thoughtlessness you threw me,
all your kisses blew right by me.
You absorbed into me,
took all my love, gave me nothing—
but your sincerity.
You're simply soldier.
You turned out to be
a simple human,
can't talk about your feelings.

But I can feel the bodies get so tense,
I feel restless in my own movements.
First sign of insecurity:
you turn away from me while we're sleeping.

So wake up livid being.
Cut my words in thirds, I'm reeling.
The difference between what we say and what we mean,
what we say and what we don't know how to say.

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from When You Move, released November 20, 2013
Rebecca Redman - guitar, vocals
Mallory Watje - bass
Erin Birgy - drums

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