I Won't Be There

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Tender skin grows again over the place where.
Everything intransitive; I’m not waiting for anything anymore.
And I don’t think I can keep up.
My timeline pulled taut, it draws my hopes in a knot.

Tendered skin, the makeweight in the deal for your time.
Whisper soft replacing all the feeling you had of being alive.
I’m wearing the finish off my teeth.
You’ve worn the heart off my sleeve.

I don’t think I can keep up with the days.
They just keep coming, I can’t get out of their way.

Whistle out, in the right key to see if I am still he. But I won’t be there.
Listen up, wait and see, it’s my likeness, but it’s not me.
So I won’t be there. No I won’t be there.

I squint at street lights I turn them into laser beams.
Slicing up the parked cars and the people on the street.
I squint at who I was, confuse waking with my dreams.
Splicing my memories with all these invented scenes.

Tender skin grows again over the place where you last kissed.

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from The Body You Ride Around In, released June 3, 2015

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Matt McKee London, UK

Intricate guitar lines compliment reflective lyrics bringing to mind 90’s alt heroes J Mascis, Evan Dando and Elliott Smith.

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