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I pray that my toes will take root
and my limbs will grow lithesome like elm
No matter how high god hangs the moon
You'll see me kiss the horizon unfurled
'cause branches aren't bothered by the changing of leaves
but my bones weigh me down to the bed
The choices I make, they are not best for me
So I'd rather stand choiceless instead
I'd rather be topside my head

It would scream in my rings, all that I've seen
Oh I could not forgive and forget
But my cheap memory remembers clicking of Ts
but the vowels are lost in neglect
I'd rather be topside my head

I give and I give and I give
Till my ventricles are overmined pits
Only blood shot through my eyes to show for it
But I owe yeah I owe yeah I owe
More than I could ever requite
I could never make this right

There's this turquoise I've crushed to inlay in my love
So maybe someone would find it worthwhile
But heaven knows that it's dark in the folds
so the shimmer is modest and mild
I have shaped with my hands, I have shaped with my will
only one issued opaque regret
So flay off my skin and carve me a hull
A still life, a silhouette
I'd rather be topside my head

I dig and I dig and I dig
through the wires and the whispers of my pith
only blood beneath my nails to show for it
But I know yeah I know yeah I know
I'll never reach Arcadian bliss
I'll always be snared in this head

But I pray that my toes will take root

I pray, I pray every day for you to stay

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from Some Songs I Wrote In College, released October 6, 2017

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Lena Sutter Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor based musician fusing a wide range of folk, rock, and electronic influences into unique, memorable tunes.

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