Strange Light

from by Native Tongue

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Tell your despair, my friend, I'll tell you mine
I must've weighed it out a thousand times

I feel the twitching of my tongue
But words are caught somewhere between my lips and lungs

I've lost and found God so many times
The chase is all that is keeping me alive

Is this the way that things have always been?
Writing it off as just original sin

I can't wash the taste from off my tongue

You're finding out that it's much harder to sing
when you don't know if the words are what you really believe

My world's small and gray, my specks are all I see
The ghosts in my ear drown out the songs of birth that beckon to me

I'm like a well that has long run dry
You drop your bucket down to draw but you're just scraping the sides
And my throat has gone numb from screaming so long
They stopped listening years ago

Cough constriction from out your lungs

The light burns ya blind cause it's too bright to see
And they say "son just be grateful that it didn't consume your body"
Your fragile form is unworthy

I was told that the shepherd breaks the legs of his sheep
To protect them from the perils of their wandering
And it's hurting
Strange mercy

Now it feels like you're sinking in a sea of belief
But as you feel your bones snapping did you ever think
It can't be called love that's doing this to you


from Driftwood Head, released September 25, 2015



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