Nighttime (Song for the Fall)

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This song, the oldest in this release, was written in September 2014, a time marked for me by its proximity to the Israeli bombing of Gaza in Operation Protective Edge and the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

It is an attempt to reconcile the profound loneliness, isolation, and despair that I felt with the sense that something was about to explode, that the time for action was immediate, a sense that would be borne out by the uprisings of the following months across the U.S.

It was the night time but you weren’t sleeping
I came knocking on your door cause I wasn’t either
You let me in, and we couldn’t sleep together
‘Til we woke up in the morning curled around each other’s bodies
That’s the dream

In real life, it’s 4 in the morning
You’re at your place, I’m at mine, you’re asleep and I’m up worrying
‘Bout everything we stand for, and everyone who’s dying
And I wish someone would hold me so that I could finally start to cry
Yeah, I need to cry
Cause there’s something trying to claw its way out of my eyes

It was the night time but you weren’t sleeping
I came knocking on your door cause I wasn’t either
But this time there were people in the streets, the streets were filled up
And we went out to join them, and burn this fucking world down
That's the dream

And that’s why I stay up late at night
I’m just waiting for the revolution at 4 in the morning
Cause I can’t bear to think that I would be asleep when we take it over
And I can’t bear to think that I would be just another civilian,
A casualty, I wanna smash everything they’ve built out of concrete
I wanna kill every cop that I see on the street
I wanna love you ‘til the words come easily
I want something more than I can see
More than I can see

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from Dry Days, released September 1, 2016

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commie folk faggot shit. not watching the world burn, but being the burning world.

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