Shut in with the Burden

from by Great Apes

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the old familiar weight in the chest
the knees creak and the bones compress
locked myself in my room again
buried in a coffin bed to mend
with a mind set on self-mutiny
there’s no pity or pill for remedy
the moods swing like a pendulum
a moment’s peak pulled back to plunge

don’t lie and tell me
I’ll be fine….

another sleepless night
sun cuts through the curtain like a knife
the clamor in the lobes never quits
the valley fog in me never lifts

don’t lie and tell me
I’ll be fine….

(nothing you can say will make me feel good enough)

these days are the pages I don’t want to read
just turn me to the good parts that will never be
a cruel author’s character - penned for tragedy
just turn me to the good parts that will never be

on day three I was forced from quarantine
by a friend’s attempt to kindle self-esteem
coffee and smokes at River Park
with her hand on mine she begged: “don’t you fall apart”

just lie and tell me
I’ll be fine

(maybe something you could say will make me feel good enough)

these days are the pages I don’t want to read
just turn me to the good parts that will never be
a cruel author’s character - penned for tragedy
just turn me to the good parts that will never be

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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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