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lyrics

Tepid water, nervous by the window
sweating rings that leak into the paint
as muted sunlight creeps across your shadow -
setting scene for new uncertainties.

Our bodies spilling in the quiet light of morning,
unsure if it was something we had dreamt:
those foreign hands, that complicated breathing
just images that we had pictured while we slept.

This silence makes me anxious.
Your brown eyes make me nervous.

I hear the way you sing with apprehension
when you ask if I can learn to love myself.
But the answers are obscured by your exhaustion
and subtle hints of other inconsistent sounds.

Does this silence make you anxious?
"Do my sad eyes make you nervous?"

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from Hard to Love, released February 22, 2016

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the music project of James Jaskolka // a constant work in progress.

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