Week 52 - Leaks Part X

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Even if you know it in your heart
The plummet and the climb aren't worlds apart
We can't expect a booming voice to come
Saying, "This is Earth. Please don't mess this up."
Overjoyed or underwhelmed the line has blurred so much that I can't tell
Just please know that you are home and I have got more ordered words to sell

‘cause oh my god the present’s leaking fast
Learn your name, people tend to ask
I have faith in the beating, human heart
I have faith that faith is made of stars
I had a dream that we might dance to a boundless, sweet, unending song
Do si do and off to hell or anywhere between that we might want
Here’s to the loudmouths, may they all live by their tongues

We can tell that something here went wrong
As a cast of thousands looking on
I wish I’d studied science half the time
But language sounds like music in my mind
The Earth’s a noose, a dangling loop that’s rough and taught and beckoning and straight
The Earth’s uncouth and resolute, a scallywag that’s goading us to play
Here’s to the stoic, may they point at someone else

You shouldn’t take your death so personally
Goodness sake what just came over me?
I’ve been away from here now for so long
I’m learning I can build home where I want
And It can be so big that it stretches out and grows and gathers pace
Over fields and river beds and crumbling schools and rusting motorways
Here’s to the twisted, may they guide us ever on

First of all they kissed you on the eyes
So that you’d know love or something trite
What you see isn’t down to anyone
How you see is like a loaded gun
I’d hate to think that such bad blood could be enough to distance us ‘til now
I’d hate to know that I have grown somehow more cantankerous than now
Here’s to the liars, may they never get found out

‘cause oh my god the present’s leaking fast
Learn your name, people tend to ask
I have faith in the beating, human heart
I have faith that faith is made of stars
I don't want to prophecise a year has gone and been and gone again
But I still know that there's a hope buried in the way everything ends

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from Cooper52, track released December 28, 2014

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Ardie Collins Cardiff, UK

I'm some kind of a songwriter from Cardiff.

In 2011 I released a song a day. In 2014 I released a song a week. I haven't been up to much since.

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