Waldeinsamkeit

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lyrics

Dive bomb doves in the apple tree
Feels like they know as much as me
About the hawkish boy from the heath
With the high hairline and grin full of teeth

Seven huge crows crowd the old mole tree
That once held rope which snapped
You fell down and skinned your knee
The sight of your own blood made you scream

At work I sit and stare at the screen
As I recall us watching you leave
And when you came back you cried at my feet
Saying they’d made you a killing machine

The final time I saw you was three years ago
Such an awkward reunion the words wouldn’t come
I wondered what happened to you
Shocked I saw that you wondered what happened to me too

Now in my head a scene already seen
My mind hosts a horror that shall never leave
It’s us hurling weak root weeds to strike
Our friends prostrate by the riverside
Lying dead still thought we were alive
And though you’re still dead I forget you died

I should have known
He who fights with monsters might take care
Lest he become a monster too

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

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

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