Jesse Dangerously; Jacob Earl - Oryx

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Jacob:

How you sleep at night
With the wolf outside
When the moon rises
You're always on my mind

I cry myself to sleep
Safe up in my tree
Wondering why you died
Why that wasn't me

You deserved a place
Upon the world stage
Now the world's gone
As far as I can see

How you sleep at night
Safely in my dreams
I keep your memory
Like a deity

I worship you each day
The Crakers come to pray
They don't know the truth
I'm responsible

They sing pretty songs
To honour all that's gone
And It just makes it worse
Reminds me of the wrong I done

I can't bring you back
After my attack
I shut that door
I'm so terrible

Jesse:

in the morning, afternoon, in the dark and light
with it howling at the moon, whetting bark and bite
all is cloaked except the sun's reflection on its face
I'm fixated, frustrated, I've gone to waste

No succor for a sucker like a sinner, like
No kidding, so much hidden out in plain sight
One of many, but the many wasn't on my mind
You & I was the only ones ever alive

With your perfect face & your unearthly grace
Bow down, so crown, pageant the pain away
So long & thanks for all the dirt & shit you held
There's certain risks when you urinate in wishing wells

In the dawn, in the gloaming, in the twilight
Nothing outside of my perception, mm just right
Which I filter through my wishes and my hindsight
Which I killed and which I shill for in this dying light

In public, in private, in two different ways
Can't let them see the way I crumble when they've gone away
But what's the use? I mean what else am I supposed to do?
It's unconscionable, all my debts are overdue

Not as pretty as this one, no way
All the cities and civilizations blown away
Everything happens to me, it's like I'm cursed
I'm obsessing on the question of my own worth

credits

from Before The Flood, released December 4, 2014
Jesse Dangerously: additional lyrics and raps.
Bad DJ Budget Cuts: spinning and scratching.

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Jacob Earl Ottawa, Ontario

Independent DIY queer producer/songwriter/photog.

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