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the darkness made you cringe
i was tired and unignited
the many hats i wore for you
every weakness so apparent
down the stretch i couldn't be oblivious
to your sadness and your trauma
i am grounded by the sunshine
in your wild eyes
the terrible lies
only wanna smash the window
robbing us sober
sinking much lower
warm-blooded not beautiful anymore
i'm just getting older
i'm tired of life
but too wired to die
when you said "do you want to _____ ___ tonight?"
i should've headed
towards my room
i had no clue
that you would ask and try to make a life
and then you changed your mind
(suddenly everything has changed)
play that song, while you lie
i try to come towards heavenly everything
but why bother trying?
(it's all going to end when we move again)

i am avalanching, ambulancing
not sane and not crazy
reliably unhappy
and wishing for consistency
or some kind of everything
some kind of everything!
but why bother trying?

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from Silent Light, released May 4, 2017

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Garden on a Trampoline Chicago, Illinois

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Formerly known as James Eric & Automatic Pilot. Greg Kot of The Chicago Trib., described one of my records as "Tucked with introspective lyrics and grand washes of shoegazer guitar." ... more

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