The Escapist

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it’s funny to feel so trapped
when you’re staring out at
the expanse of possibility

the dust of fear and routine
expectations and cell screens
horizons fall to futility

when I’m gone you’ll forget me
frankly that’s alright
you’ll be sleepwalking here
in the cogs and the gears
while I’m exploding in the light
it’s strange to feel so spent
in the age of innocence
hope chokes and the serotonin slides

staring out into the night
through the farms to coastal flight
where fantasy and savage truth collide
when I’m gone you’ll forget me
frankly that’s alright
you’ll be sleepwalking here
in the cogs and the gears
while I’m exploding in the light

if there’s a god she’s laughing at this toxic petri dish
oh, I need a sign that it’s not all meaningless
after sixteen years of lies, in a humming car I drive
to the churning west and walk into the sea

when I’m gone you’ll forget me
frankly that’s alright
you’ll be sleepwalking here
in the cogs and the gears
while I’m exploding in the light.

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from California Heart, released October 14, 2016

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Insert hype-up descriptors here. Plain and simple, San Francisco's Great Apes are a lyrical punk band. Music, much like a bio, is often at its best when it’s spit out intensely and quickly, with concision and honesty.

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