besides the lighght

by Michael McGlennon

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1.
We are a boiling symmetry Unfolding at the line Pulled apart through time And I wonder where your face goes when I blink When I close my eyes and press my fingers against my eyelids I see these patterns I'm sure you're all familiar with them. You also see them when anybody gives you a bang on the head. Well sometimes these patterns echo - Arthur C. Clarke Your face is made of stars We are illusions that's a fact So lets play with our guitars And try to melt our faces off Oh I wished upon a weird thing A worm caught in the sun and writhing
2.
some might say I’m not a diamond refracting sunlight off your fingers I’m not precious like a stone but life, it’s worth its weight and yeah it gets pretty heavy when you just wanna have your own and some might say that the earth is really flat it’s just that flatness is all relative to scale and so that’s that but, i don’t subscribe ‘cause I like the way things bend like these strings beneath my fingers or the tall grass in the wind... the way it seems to listen so where’s this wheel goin’? I only feel it spin I guess there’s no point in knowin’ where the road has been sometimes I think my whole life I was asleep and you were made to wake me up because you like the way I sing are we just light? what does it matter? you know I love you more than anything and everything
3.
I’ll keep my fingers crossed I’ll let my mind get lost you’ll keep a locket in your pocket so no one knows I’d rip my eyes out for you just to keep an eye out for you silence now I’ll let my tongue rot in my mouth tell me not to, please tell me anything at all things I want I know not what it’s only clay and cotton stuffing where there would be guts I’d rip my eyes out for you just to keep an eye out for you memories just hang like taxidermy now and I ripped their eyes out for you

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'besides the lighght' is a three song EP consisting of outtakes from my fourth album ‘Why Is the Path to Nowhere’.

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released July 25, 2016

'lighght' is a poem by Aram Saroyan.
All songs written, performed, and recorded by Michael McGlennon.
Mastered by Dave Plowman at Nook Studio.

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