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lyrics

Flatline:
why do you want me
why do you want me to be
it’s better when we just sit back and see
you want me
why do you want me to be
it’s better when we just sit back and see

Chunjay:
I can be what you want me to be
Anything but me, if you want me to see
I’ll try to see what is wrong with me
Making nice making marks making mends, believe

Got off track, taking things back
I’ll color in the lines and I’ll bend the hacks
Fill in, refine what we lack lack lack
But we never settled out our reflection cracks

Flatline:
so set off we’re making mends with the ends
I’m better and so are most of our friends
I’m better and so are most of our friends
I keep running back and talking back to a thing that never settled itself

Chunjay:
I swear to you I’m better than before
I fear you think we’ve already settled the score
But there’s more to this mess than the stress and the chore
Can’t ignore this test, I know what a pyre is for

Running back, burning back, it all falls off
Choking down reality til the chains fall off
Broken old me trying not to call it off
Token old me longs for all that wasn’t off

Flatline:
why do you want me
why do you want me to be
it’s better when we just sit back and see
you want me
why do you want me to be
it’s better when we just sit back and see
I keep running back and talking back to a thing that never settled itself

Chunjay:
Doesn’t matter how many times we go back to the beginning
Doesn’t matter how much we repeat another inning
Clocks tick time, time is never ending
Seasons cycle in our mind, a garden needs tending

Our friends are better now it’s written on their faces
Pain and joy and frowns turn into frontal spaces
Mends with the ends within my frantic paces
Minds burn and bend, setting off to new places

Flatline:
so set off we’re making mends with the ends
I’m better and so are most of our friends
I’m better and so are most of our friends
I keep running back and talking back to a thing that never settled itself

credits

from The Summer of the Cicadas, released February 10, 2017
Music: Flatline
Lyrics and Vocals: Flatline and Chunjay

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Royal Ruckus Bakersfield

Unconventional hip-hop since 1998. The Summer of the Cicadas is a double album, releasing in February 10, 2017 on Invisible Library Records. summerofthecicadas.com

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