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"One could do worse than to be a swinger of birches."
- RF

"...who has only at heart your getting lost"
- RF


It's late in the evening, you'll be just get getting home
You'll see the slip of paper that I taped to your door.

I know you are broken like a birch at her base
You must've known I was never meant for this place.

When traveling alone, you've got to strip to the bone
And leave your memories locked up at home.
I don't even know who I am on these roads.

I forgot where my home was, as the nights were growing warm,
And I slept in the dirt until my jacket was torn.

I was somewhere up north where the sky never smiles,
I recall that I haven't seen tracks in awhile.

Or when traveling alone, you've got just one song to own,
To sing over and out through your throat.
You've got to speak with somebody to stay afloat.

We all fall down heavy
Under just another day
And we've grown calloused hands and feet
And there are blisters on our brains.
Like branches, in an ice storm, we pray.

Oh I wish I could've been there when the birches let down light
When fools with aces in their sleeves are quoted in the bible
But now it's all wrapped in plastic and I'm searching for air,
God knows I was never gonna find it in there.

Or when traveling alone, you hide your secrets in your coat.
And you wander 'till you wander astray.
Duck your head and shut your eyes
Cause all we can do is pray.

Or like branches, in an ice storm, we wait.


from If I'm Not Struck By Lightning, released May 1, 2017
Additional Synths and Noises: Adam Hirsch

Recorded and Mixed at: Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, CA
Audio and Mixing Engineer: Adam Hirsch
Mastering by: Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Inc.



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