Earth Unfolding

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distracted by the weight of my eyes
it's hard to get myself to sleep at night
my sticky thoughts are stuck on other's thoughts

now books are tied up to my hands
and I'm slower than a turtle up on land
just trying to leave behind my own shells

and I, I'm not the wind
I'm a trickily spigot
and find me my calloused feet
and find me my sweat

cause I smeared my heart around
on loved ones and on plans
and I'm slipping in red muck
and I've got none of it left

unfold the sticky soil
it's all you, it's foolproof
laughing little lanterns guide you through the night time
unfold the sticky soil
its all you, a fool's proof
laughing little lanterns knowing something that you don't

I take a breath and finally say
I'm ready for the west to win all my friends away
and maybe I'll throw my bones to the road
to tell the truth I'm so afraid
everyone hands out their little "it will be okay"'s
but the earth's unfolding and you go

unfold the sticky soil
they tell you a fool's proof
laughing little lanterns are coming in the night time
unknown the pieces toil
it's all through it's all through
keep you in the night time, wake you in the morning
unfold the sticky soil
it's all you, it's foolproof
laughing little lanterns unfold the sticky soil

the path is unwinding, earth is unfolding this time is due
I'm losing your warmth, I'm losing mine too
I got this rib cage to fill and lord knows that I am trying to
sift through the soil finding what makes it full


from vireonidae, released March 30, 2016



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