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the most bitter consequence
for trying to make something
out of something that evades sense
i left it in suspense and waited
i tried to make it safe, warm, incubated

but it still turned cold and i'm turned
torn up inside, i think you lied, i think you lied
what you tried was a lie but at least you tried
for if not for trying i might have died
the thought of the rejection
scorned, bad child, father's lesson

in the streets the voices echoed and severed
in the cold summer night air, paradoxical weather
hunched over, face wet with saltine liquid
defeated and somber, defeated and broken
a grey cloud walked around a melancholy sound
a melancholy man who felt no one would understand
No one can fix what he had just seen
what he had tried to be, not of himself and he failed
this was his loss of a dream, a perfect tale
a perfect tale
a perfect tale
he had a perfect tale
he had a perfect tale


from The Land of Tears, released October 14, 2016



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Twisted folk music by Brandon Hodges.

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