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this is a situation that any sense would teach me to avoid
i have tried time and again to save myself from you
i used to fight and i used to say it was impossible
(so stop thinking it)
and i would make up lists of why i couldn't stand you

but every time i look at you i drown, unable to take full breath around you
every time i think we're close, you end up mentioning her name
like some old married man who brings his wife up to curb some kid's advances
is she a safety to you?

i am not very confident
when i am it's always the wrong time
so i am sort of like a dead weight with pincers
'cause when you try to pull me out and i'm not ready
(no matter how long i've waited)
i'll sink my claws into you, sometimes forever

and when you don't try i'll just float near the bottom
and look up at your light, far above me
and slam into the rocks every morning as i wake
from a beautiful freefalling dream
of you clinging like a crab and never letting go

and meanwhile here you are confessing to me
that you can't imagine life without her!
your brain is stuck in an endless loop
of 'she loves me, she loves me not'
and there's no saving you from this--
i've run out of hooks, i have no bait left
i ended up being caught

hey, i remember the clouds outside my window
when you told me who you loved
i don't remember if you ever told me why
but when i think of her i still see clouds above

there are things i would never see as sweet 'til they surfaced in him
i'm outside pressed against the glass like a specimen
eyes half-underwater and blurred and dim

and i'd like nothing better than to move this into safer harbors
but every time i give up hope,
the attention keeps pinning me down
how can i explain to you the position i'm in:
that every time i look at you i drown?


from Please Play Please, released August 19, 2010


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Genre outlaws from San Jose, CA. One moment we sound a little like Thom Yorke falling asleep to Tori Amos after having a fight with Trent Reznor. And in the next moment, not at all.

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