Samantha Sweatshirt

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this tiny gleam of hope is cracking beneath me
and every morning I awake my eyes are set on fire
throughout the day they burn away and they get so tired
a dismal face in any case is sure to leave a slow burn
it's a matter of picking pieces and constructing desirable spaces
but I'm brooding anyway
dear silly me
just fall asleep
ears attached to strings
world's smallest symphony
if I lead the day astray the tune stays with me
I'm left with hollow sockets and empty compartments
like the ones used to hold your emotions
designed to keep them sorted
so that you can you direct them at the convenient target
like it matters anyway
if the strings begin to fray the tune in haunting
I'm choking down on stems and leaves
upside down immersed in olive trees
that hang above your dim-lit street
where you deflect branches pipe dreaming
you're absorbed and I'm on fire
trying hard to burn in the letters
"love is not real" and I'm tired
what's the point you wishful forgetter
but that's not why I called tonight


from Love Is Not Real, released March 17, 2017



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Indie rock from Greensboro, NC. Former members of other bands.

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