Lyrics

Puppets EP (2017)

Today's Sun

I lay in the dark, with my eyes open
It's one of those things, imagination
It twists and it turns, to bizarre places
It comes and it goes, whenever it pleases

I'll take, I'll take, myself there at the speed of thought
I know, I know, one heartbeat at a time
Sit here, sit here, and listen to the city hum
And now, and now, you're slipping away from me

I'm a square box to your New York loft

I collect friendships like airport souvenirs
Nothing prepares you, years go by and years
Dropping keychains absentmindedly in snow
Don't wanna lose you, don't wanna lose you in the snow

I'll take myself there at the speed of thought
I know, one heartbeat at a time
Sit here and listen to the city hum
And now, and now, you're slipping away from me

It's never enough how much I feel it
It's fuckin' stupid, how much I feel it



Puppets

We're all friends here, all the time, aren't we?
We're all smiles here, all the time, aren't we?
We're all truth here, all the time, aren't we?
We're transparency all the time, aren't we?

We're public relations, here, aren't we?
We're spin machine, here, aren't we?
We're lies and deceit, here, aren't we?
We're stage-managed theatrics, here, aren't we?

We're facades, here all the time, aren't we?
We're crumbling walls, here all the time, aren't we?
We're exactly as we appear to be, aren't we?
We're all puppets, aren't we?



Magnetic Moment

I wonder if you’re pretty and strong-headed, if you’re caring and not just lip-serving, if you have ethics and morals and are militant about it? If you’re clumsy or careless or cautious or graceful? If you stress on the meaningless or strive for awareness? If I can teach you or you can teach me or if you know it all, already? 

I tried to say
I need you like envelopes need letters
I tried to say
I need you like glue needs glitter

I’ll tell you a secret
You are magnetic
And I’m starting to wonder if I’m more than just a moment

I wonder if you take pressure and fold or stand your ground, if you know that conceding is compromising and every compromise chips you into dust? If you’re self-less or self-ish or narcissistically self-confident? If you demand perfection or if you see the beauty in error? If you think everything at all is the answer to iron-fisted religious terror? 

I tried to write
That letter in invisible ink, 
I tried to say
Honey, it doesn’t matter what you think

I’ll tell you a secret
You are magnetic
And I’m starting to wonder if I’m more than just a moment