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I stood above the ocean
Like someone who had power
Or beliefs

The cliffs fall down before me
The black uneasy tide

All night the timpani play
A beating you could never escape
I bet the cold is paralyzing

Your body like the weight of the waves
All the force, but none of the pain
I always found it so exciting

And my fantasies keep on
I’ve been so deep for so long
If you’re here then you must be one

And the end has been coming
It’s of something uncertain
For what feels like forever now

I didn’t have anyone in mind
It’s more like anyone I can find
I need someone to really jump in

Who really has strength for the quiet?
The little things that make up a life?
I guess I got the wrong impression

And the stone they were finding
So alike and unlikely
They were so many skies apart

How could you reconcile them?
You’ve got only a lifetime
And the effort would break your heart

Now nothing will destroy me, babe
I’ll never live up to my name
I mustn’t let it be a burden

The tide rolls back again
The memory is wasted away
Someday it will be all forgotten


from Survival of the Softest, released August 11, 2017
Backing vocals by Noah Quillec



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