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I Wish I Could

from Coils by Ramona Falls

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I wish i could hear you.

Clasp my lines like crumpled paper
throw the tea leaves I remember
what you said about your closest friends

It was starin' me in the face
the whole time, words that start with V,
I made the mistake of thinkin' she wasn't smart

I don't think you can enlarge without distorting it
you wish people would stop asking you where it's from

There are things i know i should do
There are things i choose to do
They're not the same, they're not even close
Sure I guess you have bold but I'm talkin' pianissimo
after you've given up being understood

I can't imagine wanting anything as much as they want us dead

I wish i could hear you.
You like pressure, you asked me, I pressed
Everything you told me about my past was wrong

I don't think you can enlarge without distorting it
you wish people would stop asking you where you're from

Gotta be careful, gotta be reckless, pinch those knobby fingers together
Since when have you obeyed anyone?
Please distract me so I won't know i'm waiting
If God is good, and you're good, then where does that put us?

It's not even close.
Well, we can't be lost, cause I know there's nowhere to be

I find myself obedient to what I don't know
to what's no longer here, to what has gone away


from Coils, released September 15, 2017


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Ramona Falls Portland, Oregon

Ramona Falls is the solo project of Brent Knopf of Portland, Oregon. See also the first 4 albums by Menomena, and, more recently, EL VY (an ongoing collaboration with Matt Berninger).

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