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it doesn't all have to go perfectly
it can still be good

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released December 31, 2019

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Track Name: before this all
wellsprings of the age
here and gone

in a stray cascade
find a home

entire days
lost in tow

these moves will make
waterfalls

here i see the shore
through a night so long

each day sunny
each day on loan

it's not only
my own song

bring in the seas
and let things flow

we saw the fire blaze
we saw the fire blaze
from on high oh so far away

go and fill the trees
and the forest floor

melt through the weeds
let new things grow

we saw the fire blaze
we saw the fire blaze
from on high oh so far away

is there such a thing
as a deeper call

that's only heard
at the end of a long fall

if this will be
i need to know

you think i'm free
not at all

entire days
lost in tow

these moves will make
waterfalls
Track Name: gathering
i'm all in
the more room for falling
making gold from gray
though directions are somewhat vague

gather the wishes
bounding here as struggling fishes
out of water, through fields, over bridges
upstream, not knowing the way


did we ever think we'd be here
a tightrope between, no time to spare
hunting brightness from out of the deep night
off and on like a year of starshine

and though they may feel far or fake
refuse to believe they mean nothing
fill in the bed of my dry lake
from a great height, warmed by moonlight
Track Name: you are enough
oh love
my dusty dove
my whole heart
my first evening star

we're up very late
but barely awake
silent and close
holding what we may hold

in a room that's not your home
lit by the cold glow

if only you came
the same old way
will the waves run between your toes
will you fray the hem of your coat

and i know it's not right to go
beyond today
and i know your wings will grow
this or that way
we'll follow them, with patient feet
until they can spread
along the wild cacophony
somewhere beyond this place

but oh love
you are enough
my sweet one
my midnight sun

will not fade away
in the new day
however halfway safe
and afraid

and i know it's not right to go
beyond today
and i know your wings will grow
this or that way
we'll follow them, with patient feet
until they can spread
along the wild cacophony
somewhere beyond this place

oh love
my little love
my own blood
you are enough
Track Name: getting close
not much left to say
worn hearts on display
through a distant doorway
we yearn to go

to bid good riddance
to the cold statistics
that hold down the spirit
may it be so

so restless and adrift
where the stainless stay lit
faces fall away
it's getting close

my scars are aching
with the pain of waiting
i'm amazed we made it
we're going home

in the brilliant distance
we'll turn back to listen
and we'll barely hear it
we'll be long gone
Track Name: looking at you
make a sign
a well-wrought placard
to communicate your system

tell me your name
as though it mattered
a near identity

regardless it's
been a long drift
a few more days won't harm us

plans will be made
and we'll be vacating
the twisted cages we're made in


never mind
the fools who robbed us
are you my long lost sister

the moon
seen in the day
is what connects you to me

we will press on
oh we will feign none
although our bones come undone

in the heatwaves
nothing left to break
so we will drill for dopamine


the flashing figures fall to nothing
looking at you

the entire world is still becoming
looking at you

i don't mind the mysteries
that will forever stay unseen

they said these days will go away
but what ever could that mean

hold the phones and break the dates
and drop the acts and stay up far too late
the things a life takes all remade
looking at you

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