Sometimes I know I do
take too much from you and me
built to live between certain truth
it’s how I made you. Best to take
Spark of reticence, the torch to bear, and
the creak of my finger by
Bring me in, have me get to know what it is you’ve hidden here.
You keep the world so far, am I wrong so near?
Moments revealed weary, you always breathe
escape me again.
This stillness (de facto)
Why should you ever know?
How could you ever know why I’d give every pore?
I’m never this curious, I’m never this sure,
but here you are, engulfed, and I
Touch refracts, beauty wills.
The blade set in, and I bled and bled
like I knew I would, like I knew I would
I see the red, it feels so wet,
but the sword is dull.
from Living With Abbreviation
released February 25, 2014
Sheridan Riley: guitars, drums, vocals, chimes
Jan Sam Stroosma: bass
Words and music by Sheridan Riley
Produced by Sheridan Riley and Dylan Wood
Engineered and mixed by Dylan Wood
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering, Brooklyn NY
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