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Lake Michigan

from Nesting EP by Anna Vogelzang



am i truly ready to quit these arms
i've grown to trust so hard
or am i truly lying to myself,
known it's been you all along

well today feels like autumn;
people are moving, currents are shifting
& my eyes are adjusting to the sun
my feet to the sand, my face to the wind

& i will learn this life
i will learn this life
i will say goodbye to you
i will learn this life
i will learn this life
i will build my own empire
without you

so you look me sternly in the face
& say i've done you wrong
but i think that living through these greys
might just be a roadmap to grace & new songs

& i tried to be better; i tried to work harder
i tried not to panic or flirt
but i've trudged through this love like an obstacle course
& if you'd just buy one more drink, then baby i could be yours
& i could learn this life
i would learn this life
i would say goodbye to you
i will learn this life
i will learn this life
i will climb the highest spire
with no parachute

i like the way i look in blurry photos
like a ghost who knows what was right
but i've silenced that spirit; i've questioned my judgement
set the city on fire bar to bar through the night

and now the seagulls they follow these secret lines
that pull them across the sky
and the buildings perforate the clouds
& the ferris wheel spins, & the waves keep on waving

& now on the horizon these sailboats are staggered
like paintings on porcelain plates
& i want to stay here, i want to be with you
but all we learn to adapt, we all learn to escape

i just came here to tell you i love you.


from Nesting EP, released January 15, 2009


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