oh, the mountains​.​.​.

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oh, the mountains are glistening
where they’re glistening…
but from where i am sitting
you won’t find a mountain

no, height is only
for flighted things
flapping wings in the sky
here in the city of flat lines
like sheets on a clothesline

oh, the air is choking
and so am i
foreign plants
in streetlight

this ambition gets lonely…
why do we bite
if the apple tastes
of violence?
am i just terrified to die?
oh, just one more bite…

can i afford to fly?

every action i take is a break
from an alternate action
time ripple reaction
time follows attraction

and the only time
i feel alive
is after i’ve

my decisions
only turn out right
when i keep my eyes on the prize
and when i keep in mind
that i will die

can i afford to fly?

fly me out of the midwest tonight
because that’s what i’ve decided
i’ll find another chance
seek a better life

this life i live cannot be what’s right

my arrogant,
but human,
undying cry

can i afford to fly?

or will my final position
be determined by these
financial conditions?
the curse of the living…

can i afford to fly?


from Wishing You a CD​-​Recovery, released February 1, 2019


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