Saltwater

by polly grey

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releases December 31, 2019

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Track Name: maybe it is gold
your silence is so long and loud
i don't know how it'll ever end
it's such a small request a dose of respect
some words some communication

the lights reflect off the silver or maybe it is gold
i haven't been close enough to know
i have to rely on pictures i don't like the way it shimmers
when the words you sing are supposed to be
the thing that comforts me

your silence is so long and loud
i don't know how it'll ever end
it's such a small request it would kill this regret
but the time passes and nothing changes
Track Name: bury your truth
bury your truth in the distance between us
bury it in these miles
bury your truth til you can't remember it
bury it until it dies
bury it until it dies
bury it until it dies

well i don't know where your lies end
and where your truth begins
i don't know where your lies end
and where your truth begins

bury your truth in these years of silence
bury it in a mountain of lies
bury your truth in effects and dissonance
bury it until it dies
bury your truth in girls of convenience
bury it in the arms of your

i won't let
the spur of some moment
steal what has happened
and bury it away
you can't just
erase the past with
the flip of a switch won't
turn night into day

i don't know where your lies end
and where your truth begins
Track Name: revenge
revenge will be the storm i bring
when your sunny day is upon you
when you think the world is in your hands
and the ground is solid beneath you

i will be the earthquake
that breaks the world beneath you
i will be the ocean wave
that steals the ground beneath you

revenge will be the storm i bring
when your sunny day is upon you
i will be the falling rain
the flood the thunder the lightning

i will be the reminder
of every fucked up thing you've done
i will be the reminder
of every fucked up thing you've done

revenge will be the storm i bring
when your sunday is upon you
Track Name: children of fathers
we are the children of fathers
who fought in senseless wars a world away
as senseless as the stitches that
left scars on my mother's face
hit with a fist that belongs to my father
if love isn't violence then what is it?
if love isn't violence then what is it?

we are the children of mothers
who buried their feelings in bottles or pills or both
she told me to defend us
she said i was the only one who could
but she had a choice and i was a child
if love isn't sacrifice then what is it?
if love isn't sacrifice then what is it?

we are the children of fathers
we grew up we left home
we entered the world alone
fearless in the face
of what isn't a father's rage
but how do we know
who to love how to love to be loved?

if love isn't violence then what is love?
if love isn't silence then what is love?
Track Name: for the living
you mourn the dead
but you treat the living so bad
you'd think you'd learn
after all of these years

life, this life is for the living
this world is for the living
love is for the living

what good is the love you show
the only love you know how to give
to the heart, the heart
that has ceased its beating

this life all life is for the living
this world is for the living
love is for the living

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