Regarding the You in Me

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turning the worn beige pages
of the photo album I found
in the basement with all the shit
mom and dad don’t use
they looked almost alive once
camping out on the coast and
laughing in the backyard
with the friends they don’t see now
I feel the imprint grip and rise
the looks and the flaws devise
a carbon copy in the veins
to craft a curse of a life constrained

I can’t become
I can’t be
the you in me
the you in me
I can’t succumb
sever me
from the tree
the you in me
the years flip to reveal
swelling resentment concealed
phantom shells of yourselves
loveless and callous throughout
a marriage of slamming doors
of secrets and private wars
a portrait of union aged
the faith rots and the lustre fades

I feel the imprint grip and rise
the looks and the flaws devise
a carbon copy in the veins
to craft a curse of a life constrained

I can’t become
I can’t be
the you in me
the you in me
I can’t succumb
so sever me
from the tree
the you in me

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from California Heart, released October 14, 2016

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Great Apes San Francisco, California

Jan. 13: Fireside Lounge, Alameda
March 3: Oakland

Insert hype-up descriptors here. Plain and simple, Great Apes are a lyrical punk band from San Francisco. While we all have been or are in an array of more complex projects, this band is founded on pop-sensible simplicity and the notion that music, much like a bio, is often at its best when it’s spit out intensely, with concision and honesty. ... more

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