Tilt-A-Whirl

Album: Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was (2020)
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  • My phantom brother came to me
    His backlit face was hard to see
    I couldn't move, I couldn't scream

    You can't un-hear Beethoven's 5th
    This human heart's an aggregate
    Competing feelings so disparate
    And strange

    Life's a solitary song
    No one to clap or sing along
    It sounds so sweet and then it's gone
    So suddenly

    My aging mother steeled herself
    Against the gravity she felt
    Braced for another fainting spell

    Fell in her mind through a trap door
    We picked her up off of the floor
    When she came to her throat was sore
    And she spoke

    Life's a game of solitaire
    Amusement rides at county fairs
    The Tilt-A-Whirl of our despair
    Ends suddenly

    Where'd it go?

    Life's a lonely love affair
    Kaleidoscope beyond compare
    It vanishes into thin air
    So suddenly Writer/s: Conor Oberst, Nathaniel Walcott
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., SC PUBLISHING DBA SECRETLY CANADIAN PUB.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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