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there's gum in the gears! there's gum in the gears! that faded light won't glow!

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BB-048

for amy

i will always hold you close to me

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released November 12, 2016

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Track Name: gum
there's gum in the gears!
there's gum in the gears!
that faded light won't glow
to take the night and hold
you close and nice and dear
there's gum in the gears!

there's gum in the gears!
there's gum in the gears!
that faded light won't glow
through anything you know
whether lost or far or near
there's gum in the gears!

there's gum in the gears!
there's gum in the gears!
that faded light won't glow!

that faded light won't glow
here
Track Name: vultures
a rolodex of rotting old meat spins in the breeze so easily
each person i meet a puzzle complete without a piece
it's a miraculous feat to cook a meal the vultures won't eat
does anybody know what i mean?

does anybody know what i mean?
Track Name: wallpaper
you've seen me when i'm wallpaper
peeling off and expendable
to swing low was dependable

and you've seen me when i'm skyscraper
taking time away from cynical
ways that cage me in the typical

and you've seen me when i'm leftovers
you've seen me as universe
you've seen me laid across the centerfold
inside your iris i was made of gold

(me? i'm just a person)

i'm tearing the wallpaper off
and i'm taking it with me when i decide to go
and i'm watching the skyscraper fall
and i'm using the pieces to shelter me from the snow

and i'm throwing the leftovers out
i'm throwing the leftovers out
'cause i don't have a mouth to feed
i'm being the universe i want to be

and i'm tearing out both of your eyes
i'm tearing out both of your eyes
'cause there's nothing left inside of them to see
Track Name: $0.02
pitch it in just to pray for difference
there's a faded light inside your head
that no one ever gets to see
or really feel
it's something that you never got to say
and no one needs to hear it anyway

oh the thinks that i would think if two cents were worth anything
Track Name: bluff
getting myself off
by letting myself go
minutiae bleeds and spreads disease
through everything i know

identity decays
to set me in my ways
the setting sun blames everyone
to beg the sky to stay

my first and only love
you called me on my bluff
this sorry state this mess i've made
can never be enough
Track Name: lifeguard
love
mourning the mold in me
the scorn of frozen heat
praising the poltergeist of

love
a lifeguard letting me drown
love
that ghost is getting me down

love
a hardly holy heap
of bones so old and weak
they're barely breaking into

love
a lifeguard letting me drown
love
that ghost is getting me down

love
let me see that frown
Track Name: learning
to be like the fire
senseless
with you as the water
indifferent

abundant in the moment
but gone in an instant

learning
to be like the fire
burning
with you as the water

running

to be like the summer
screaming
with you as the winter
that seems content

i'm holding but the closest
is cold and out of focus

learning
to be like the summer
scolding
with you as the winter

frozen
Track Name: light
where's the light?
where's the light
we kindled all our lives
just to guide us through the night?

where's the light?
where's the light
that poured from everything
underscoring every scene?

where's the light?
where's the light?
we were born inside its glow
but it faded long ago

where's the light?
Track Name: i will
i will always know you
you are where i came to be
and i will always hold you
close to me

i will always hear you
when you have nothing left to say
and i will always be near you
when it all seems so far away

i will always help you
when you're worn down and weak
and i will always tell you
we're not what we deserve to be

i will always need you
but you beg me to go
and i will always love you
more than you know

i will always know you
you are where i came to be
and i will always hold you
close to me