Us In Atlantis Pt. I

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The balance beam was once a breeze for me.
Amber drink in hand, I'd dance courageously;
I couldn't fall — I thought I was fearless.
I never saw you swim through my peripheral.
In awkward grace, you whispered something cynical
But I didn't hear you the first time.

The city breathes, we are the dust that gets sucked in.
& the mannequins are cleaner than we've ever been.
Let's get a job behind a bar
& say that we make art.

The country is too quiet,
You need the noise to think.
With breakfast served at 5am
& pretension in the drinks.
Hypocrisy can taste so heavenly.

I never saw you swim through my peripheral.
In awkward grace, you whispered something cynical,
I fell, I'd fall a thousand feet to get to where you are.

Next to a multi-storey car park
That looked like a hotel,
We made stories about strangers
As if we knew them well.
A prejudice that's never felt so pure.

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from The View Before We Hit The Water, released August 5, 2016

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