Rough Designs

from Rough Designs by Manatree

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I’m never all alone with us
We keep our old motions up
You have heard it all before
But every word has hope for us
Heal our ancient wounds with all
We can hold in cold and rough designs
I’ve heard it all before
But there’s a greater plan for us

First of all I know you won’t
Wonder how when this is gone
We’ve been walking all around our neighborhood for far too long
And that’s not what I forget when I’m alone
Something we can hold through the dark

Open up my tired, burning
Eyes though they can’t see too far
Keep away the earnest
Every second a new dark
Keep my latent, violet
Melancholy, sing-song
Nothing you can fight,
No way to tell the right from wrong
I can’t fight what I don’t
Know how to find in myself
You leave yourself defenseless
Every second opens a new door

Set apart the truth
Won’t you cover up and move with me
Keep your point of view
In the limelight, won’t you come outside
Set apart the truth
I survive with what I take with me
Keep your point of view
And be true to us,
Be true to us


from Rough Designs, released March 22, 2019


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