Sky And The Other Side

from There Is A Line To Trace by Jacob Earl

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Mea culpa.


I got the strength to cross the river
All the lengths I've gone to deliver
This one last trip will make me rich
All this time, I was the snitch

New verse for a different control
I tried so hard to make me whole
A competitive Lord would have left me to die
A compassionate soul couldn't even try

Sky and the other side
This is the hardest I've ever tried

Superstition doesn't get you far
I mean, how many beats, how many bars?
Drink for the thirst, drink for the hunger
The Lord always left you alone to wonder

Did you pass away in your sleep?
Is this the longest death dream?
Are you a ghost without a home?
Non-corporeal and you didn't even know

Say goodbye to your friends and fam
Being a spectre is like being on the lam(b)
Sacrificial to faith of the Holy
If only you could tell me, if only, if only

Cruel whim of an absent creator
Still not here two thousand years later
Left you up to your own devices
The hurting numbed by all your vices

Sky and the other side
This is the hardest I've ever tried

One day we all bite the dust
There's an expiry date you can trust
How you fill your days til then
I can't make it like it was back then

We were cannibals on the road
Eating ourselves to make ourselves whole
I can laugh about it all now
When I was knee-deep in it, I didn't know how

Yes, I regret how I treated you so callous
It was out of jealousy, never out of malice
But the product was the same, I was to blame
For the shame you felt, and it was never the same

You and I don't speak anymore
But the Lord's still haunting both our doors
It's the price we pay for hypocrisy
And if it damns us both, I guess we'll see

Sky and the other side
This is the hardest I've ever tried


from There Is A Line To Trace, released May 29, 2020


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Independent DIY queer producer/songwriter/photog.

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