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you will not fade for me
you will not swim
how do you ask a bird
to meet you at the ocean's floor

down to the core of me
I thought I was safe sleeping here under the ground
but now what can I do

I'm sorry that you are drinking again
I'm sorry you can't see inside my chest
wishbone crack it open
watch me struggle against the truth lodged in my lungs
as we circumvent our circumstance

it's just a dodge
it's just a cheat
no matter how close
I hold my cards to my chest

you'll still be here
with x-ray glasses on
dealing the hands
so now what can I do

there's a secret cedar room locked between my ribs
it houses all the guilt packed away in cardboard boxes
but two hummingbirds still live there in their rusted birdcages
they buzz against the walls
they beat against the walls
oh, my heart against these walls

please take this flame from me
it's burning my throat
I don't need this harm
when all I've got's a thin armor of skin

someday I'll want what I've got
and you'll get what you want
scales level out but
for now what can I do

I'm sorry that you are drinking again
I'm sorry you can't see inside my chest
wishbone crack it open
watch me struggle against the truth lodged in my lungs
as we I outrun our circumstance

credits

from Canary in a Coal Mine, released February 28, 2012
Anna Vogelzang: Banjo, Vocals, Ukulele, Metallophone
Joseph Arnold: Fiddle
Anthony da Costa: Vocals
Emily Hope Price: Cello
Todd Sickafoose: Upright Bass
Brian Viglione: Drums

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