Frame

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lyrics

Frame


When the time
Moves in from behind
Aching for a re-do
Staring at the blind spots
You splashed inside
Witnesses and crimes
It will be seen decreeing
“Take it, tide!”

And when the sun
Weighs on everyone
Tearing up for nothing
Watching our re-run
Run away with some
Good for nothing bum
It will sing discreetly
“Death is done!”

This frame is weak-
Kneed in ways
The backboard bent
The gild is flaked
The borders blur
In halo haze

When your memory
Rides you in reverse
Drive a haunted highway
Cast a kind curse
Bumper car brains
Loaded trunk is filled
It’ll stand up shouting
“Heaven! Hearse!”

This door’s unhinged
The breezes blow
Kissing the jamb
The heave-ho
The bolts are blessed
The windows know

And when the moon
Bends to kiss the bough
Leaving beads of sweat
A trail to lives ago
And your hair’s a mess
Your shirt’s unpressed
It will whisper kindly
“Tears, flow!”

This frame is weak-
Kneed in ways
The backboard bent
The gild is flaked
The borders blur
In halo haze

When your bones wake you let me know
I’ll shake you gently
Utter spells and blow
The life force in
Marrow has to go
We’ll spell out together
“Break it, grow!”

This door’s unhinged
The breezes blow
Kissing the jamb
The heave ho
The bolts are blessed
The windows know

When the time
Moves in from behind
Aching for a re-do
Staring at the blind spots
You splashed inside
Witnesses and crimes
It will be seen decreeing
“Take it, tide!”

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from Everything, released March 24, 2017

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