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wherever it be

by JAILL

Wherever It Be-

your skinny little legs

it's hard to know when

it's time to break out

of your tiny little shell

in your tiny little hole

next to a great big sea

where you get swallowed up

is wherever it be

wherever it be

and you're sold in a cup

to a kid with one friend

a stuffed dog by his bed

was his grandpa's dog

and he offers a wealth

of larger shells

after stealing from the fountain

in the park

in the dark

it's ok

you'll be loved

you will be taken care of

there'll be no sun

there'll be no breeze

wherever you're loved

is wherever it be  

 

Port of Call  

you sailed through the night

angering every light

that tried to hold a spot on you

home before the day is new

and we know better and we know better

i'll be your port of call

hoping your voyage stalls

the days the nights

seem equally a drifting time

no words come back to me

you took on a few repairs

new outfit and twisting hairs

unloaded a few old stings

stocked up essential things

but we know better and we know better

i'll be your last port of call

vessel sways well past nightfall

the sun the moon

sometimes help you count to one and not two

till rare shared morning sky

the rays the cold

the waves will never let you know

they want you home

 

Flight Risks

cold

you won't even comfort me

you go home

where you won't even mention me

i'm not scared

because i know that you're free to be

anywhere or anyone that you want to be

i'm cool with you being

a flight risk

but just remember that some souls

are ones you want to travel with

cold

you won't even come to me

you go home

on a train to your family

i'm not scared

because i know that you're free to be

anywhere or anyone that you want to be

we're cool shit

we're both flight risks

but i know that your soul is one i'd like to travel with

 

Paint Me Scary

it's finally spring

you still woke up sad and we're both wondering

what you're restless for now

and it's most likely time

won't it slow down

except at trapped times

seasons change

no memories

everyone needs a chance to breathe and dream

things will be better

than you are picturing

it's finally warm

you're trying on bathing suits at the store

and you hate them all

though they look so good

tell me how your eyes

misunderstood

take my hand let's head outdoors

you know something in your brain is telling you lies

when you're not good enough

you couldn't be better

go ahead and feel bad

paint me scary and when you're done with that

i will hang on the wall

wish you'd hang on them all

then would you

smile to me

all joyously gummy

i will hold you there and take it in

i will hold you there and take it in

it's finally hot

i'm pouring out everything that i've got

there's that closed mouth smile

i know means shut up

and you haven't

listened much

it's ok girl

i won't give up

secretly i like that you need me

to be much better

than i am bound to be

go ahead and feel bad

paint me scary and when you're done with that

i will hang on the wall

wish you'd hang on them all

then would you

smile to me

all joyously gummy

i will hold you there and take it in

i will hold you there and take it in

 

Lala Is All Icicles  

every so often hearts break right before you need to know

river is keeping a good pace lala's headed for a hole

every so often hearts break follow her onto the ice

she pops up and paddles for the edge

holds for life and her claws dig tight

body freezing in the current

whimpers what i'd say before i die

every so often hearts say

now is not the time to separate

grabbed her by the neck and pulled her up

shook ourselves off back on the banks

lala is all icicles lala is all icicles lala is all icicles lala is all icicles

every so often heart breaks right before it doesn't need to

 

Spills

we could jump a thousand times higher come down hard the world still spin smooth as silk

and we could our lay our ears to the ground full bellied and sleep until we melt

dream about hearing a newer world growing life long before we built

now a gray day won't be berated

because there's lights for depression plus

buildings block sunlight from

sidewalks in every direction

one ignore the pain

two ignore the day

three ignore the place

 

Augmented 5th 

ooh my augmented 5th

will diminish what's yours

cause we live inside a structure

progression in fours

ooh i always just wanted to be

one of the chords

and our beat is always suffering

we're feeling beat down

cause our heads are always on to loose

to make a tight sound

and our sticks are always shattering

pieces on the ground

oh i never wanted to get

as low as the bass

cause it's sinking as it's walking

this isn't a race

ooh the hardest part to being good

is leaving some space

and our vocals would sound pretty good

with an echo effect

but just strip away the plug ins and

it's not what you'd expect

ooh the tone gets so dry and displeasing

but that's what you get

 

Helen You Sure Do Smell Bad For A Girl

helen you sure do smell bad for a girl

as you finger trace an autistic swirl

it makes me feel like everything will be okay

your sweaty forehead shows that we're the same

helen you sure do smell bad for a girl

climb into a dumpster after a day of twirls

i wanna say some things that sound so sweet

but all i think is how i need to eat

but you sure do feel good when you dance

i got too close at every chance

the whip of some curly hair

the lasso flairs

spinning and we'll take it again

helen you sure do smell bad for a girl

mixes with your gum breath for a swirl

intoxicating and i pull you tight

until the song ends cut and then take five

i don't want to know that your role's done

shooting the wormhole will be fun

and then at the planet premiere

i'll hope you're near

and we can laugh bout the closing run

you got a bad eye just like me

we risk banging our heads hearts hips and knees

helen you sure do smell bad for a girl

 

Space Ocean

zipping up and down this suit

it's bright white

i've only worn it twice

but this time six months straight

space ocean makes life wait

but you'll always come out dry  

you're breathing till you die

set sail i'm

portal side

starboard behind a

spaceship ski ride

holding breath

no helmet

no muscle core from a

freeze dried breakfast

but you won't write a letter back

the postman's

a floating skeleton

in a glass orb with a backpack

neon jukebox on the moon

plays a paddle harder tune

lack of oxygen's a laugh

zipping up and down this suit

it's bright white

i've only worn it twice

but this time six months straight

space ocean makes life wait

but you'll always come out dry

you're breathing till you die

 

Bored

opened your mouth and you'd been sharpening a sword

not gonna hear it

you don't want me anymore

are you ok darling looks like you're bored

i've been ok darling

feels like you're bored

planning out sunny ways to exist in the fall

no airplane collision program initiates a stall

we'll seek out some sun soaked spots

and be very tall

seek out some sun soaked spots

and be very tall

held out your hands and you'd been harboring a thief

under my overcoat is only underneath

take what you can get darling

take what you need

take what you can get darling

take all you need