Tomorrow My Roots Will Grow

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The root to all your unease is dying of a chronic disease
Your doctor says a month is all there is but you’ve got nothing to say anyway
The root to all your distress is putting on a dress that you wish you didn’t own because it’s covered in second hand mess
The root to all your pain is making plans and standing people up because the clouds thickened above your head and it came

And went away
Inside your head reliving all the terrors of your yesterdays
I heard you say
There’s nothing that can substitute the absence of dismay

I'm stepping over gutters and wondering where the water goes when I spill it all and watch you sweep the pieces to the side
And they fall across the road, and make the overhead construction look like a practical joke
They speak in worker's jargon elbowing each other's bellies, and we gaze and wish that all of it could rest on the concrete

The root to all your flaws is merely existing at all
Lamenting all the fuck-ups that compliment you
The root to all your woe flows from head to toe and the things you’ve done become yourself and watch your nasty reflection grow
The root to all your love was given in the form of private parts and finger tips and your sincerest lips

I'm stepping over gutters and wondering where the water goes when I spill it all and watch you sweep the pieces to the side
And they fall across the road, and make the overhead construction look like a practical joke
They speak in worker's jargon elbowing each other's bellies, and we gaze and wish that all of it could rest on the concrete

I pressed a conch against my ear
I stretched my being just to hear

The sound of cranes and big machines
Projecting miles away from here

The epicentre is where I sleep
Empty heads play hide and see

And I want to be more like them
And watch my paranoia sink

Into the ground
Into the earth
And my roots will grow
Even if it’s slow

Tomorrow my roots will grow x (8)

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from Soft Copy, released July 7, 2017

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