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do you decide to go with this one or that one? oh, the twisted turns this life could take do you decide to go with this one or that one when you finally up and leave this place and i had no idea i'd be sitting here singing this to you until that friday at 6 a.m.
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are you the person you wish you were when you’re alone? There’s the person you are behind closed doors Are you the person you wish you were When you’re alone? And how did this come to pass? And how do we break it down? I see you’re all dressed up Is that for sex or self-confidence I’m usually dressed down, is that my privilege Or exhaustion of keeping up appearances Or is that who we are, without the pretense or pressure You simply won’t wear jeggings I have no love of sweatpants Hold close all your arms How much of the time are you left by your lonesome? I don’t mean add up all the moments that lie between my appointments and the pointless refreshing And how did this come to pass? And how do we make it matter? Hold close all your arms how hold? how hold? now old, now old, downfall, downfall, steady
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i’m not that good at being outwardly in touch now. with all the paths of living how deeply i inhale in and im not that good at being outwardly in touch now my preferred speed is lingering and i seldom disappoint me but that's not just what concerns me right now yeah i am hanging on a limb of a splintered bow and i think of home and what's waiting for me naught or crowds yeah i am the eagle flying below turbulent clouds and this rain makes rivers below my talons are out wings spread as i soar with no obstructions now i am protected from below the sky and above the ground
4.
finding yourself amidst not one thing familiar. in one seamless move, the winds wailing the light of the crescent moon diffused by the clouds the windows flew open arms flailing as flesh hit the rock an imprint of the past -faint grew the white noise and cat-calling -silence had filled up their place - sing there were no lies found in the hanging branches no misunderstanding of persistent flies all of the walking proved pointless and exhausting to the muscles and the bones and the mind -there and gone was the rush of the city life -also gone were the guilt and the plans- away no I haven’t seem them in a while and I’ve never seen anything wild I’ve been listening all the while Oh life, it hangs! with no signs of water and chewing vile flora they licked their own sweat till every pit and tongue dried collapsing beside the frenzied foot of a teaming anthill let your juvenile impulses sway this way and that way like the moving insects you went from place to place and all over again and god how sex implored you -all demands were long since forgotten -the only events were the breaths and being crawled upon no I haven’t seem them in a while and I’ve never seen anything wild I’ve been listening all the while Oh life, it hangs! to walk away then stay and never return to your home find yourself amidst not one thing familiar and just keep pressing on anyway
5.
have you seen that new video? have you seen that new video the one with the koala baby in a diaper no i haven’t seen it yet but have you seen my heart fall right out my back have you skimmed that new article the fucked up things happening here and abroad no i haven't read it yet should i do that before we hang out or did you want to just mention it have you been crushed on the inside in both the wonderful and hurtful ways yes i do know what its like remember its a matter of time you'll most likely bounce back
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it seems id rather get a neck cramp! It’s not as if I didn’t care About the things you’re doing there You said as you moved on and on and on You’ve got real work you’re behind on I know it’s hard to step outside You wink at me and then you’re gone There was a time when there was time that didn’t fly When we would lose ourselves for hours There was no constant buzzing beeping impetus To halt your ideas from your lips And take your eyes from mine The things I didn’t do or I did wrong Those are the things that keep me up till dawn But how’s that move the whole wide world along? It’s only when we’re sick or break our bones Do we let ourselves ease that load Consumption is the break for tired souls There was a time we weren’t tethered to the grid We fumbled in the grass for hours I didn’t check to see if this or that or such and such Responded to that thing that took your beauty from my eyes There is this diminishing beauty in the natural world Yet I’m using finite resources without too much thought at all There is significant beauty right outside my door a string of things precludes me with no real purpose at all There is this diminishing beauty in the natural world Related somewhat inversely to the way I carry on There is significant beauty right outside my door Yet it seems id rather get a neck cramp For no real purpose at all
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this place as a shameless mall. this place as a shameless mall i could not find just what i needed or wanted each and every single time i could not find just what i wanted
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you are a gem in this world!! I know things seem complicated right now There’s people still pulling you and your truest person right now down Your dear ones still won’t come around as often as you’d like But you are a gem in this world You may rarely look or feel your personal best Have six straight days with the littlest rest Or sleep for that matter All on top of this meaningless quest Yet you’re like the crystal I got at the boardwalk and Treasured till I lost it in this world You are a gem in this world Take that new truth for a fantasy whirl in your mind Write it on the back of your hand to remember Some people tie a string on their little finger Yeah you’re my reflection, let’s get soft around the edges now Make eye contact with me now If its not going to make you too anxious or uncomfortable Won’t you kindly to us both relax your often-furrowed brow Fuck the people that make you fearful and scowl Including fuck the police Yeah you are the magic that you seek in this world You are a gem in this world Yeah you should never be defined By your productivity in this diminutive system Bring these thoughts with you to your next thing If you decide in fact you want to go You are amazing in your own right You’re someone’s most beloved in time I may love you though I don’t even know you Look left and right ant the others Who most surely feel this too Let’s leave the shit behind And think of something fun to do when we’re done here Cause our time is finite as individuals And as a species in this world

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songs written on the nylon stringed guitar
4 tiny songs amidst 4 song songs

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released December 13, 2015

joshua marcus: nylon stringed guitar, concertina, computers, vocals
chrissy wolpert: vocals
rory connell: steel stringed guitar, ukulele
art by jo dery

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Joshua Marcus Providence, Rhode Island

joshua marcus loves cooking with and for friends, all things musical, making art with shapes, and getting out of one's brain. and the ocean. and genuineness.

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