How To Be Cold

from by the dreaded diamond



Don’t be amazed when the sky starts to drop
Don’t be transfixed by what lies in the road
If it’s not ours to ask why, who checks and balances
The cosmic show

I’ve been off on a bender again
Turning off all the lights in my head
With new friends, if I can call them friends for that
I’m not sure when acquaintances become your friends

My only pet is a mine canary
Who lives in my ribcage and sings her warnings
She bites me when I try to trade my birthright
For dreamless sleep

Coast to coast, can’t find a way to cope
Can’t seem to give up that good time ghost

It will be easier the sooner you stop comparing notes,
Undress in the snow
And learn how to be cold

How to be cold

Don’t be amazed when the sky starts to drop
You will remain through all forks in the road
Don’t be afraid of your role in the cosmic show


from YOUNGLING, released July 17, 2015



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