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lyrics

Corduroy lines upon my face
Jacket naps in the alleyways
Throwing rocks at the big blue sun
My chest is breaking all at once
From salty dues and alabaster [1]
And off-beat cues all getting faster

Fell in love at a hospital bed
Glassy eyes were puffed and red
Poison filling in my blood
Your voice could never be still enough
To swallow whole the roaring fire
Proving me to be a liar

Needles[2] in the thread giving my piece of daily bread [3]
I'll never be whole, never be whole
The thoughts upon my head number as the hairs upon my chest [4]
I'll never be whole, never be whole

Blessings falling through my hands
Never gave the ship a place to land
Hoof and quiver[5] buried in the sand
Thirsty roots and hungry branch
In the bedsprings and the plastic shards
And the murmuring of your sugar heart [6]

Needles in the thread, giving my piece of daily bread
I'll never be whole, never be whole
The thoughts upon my head number as the hairs upon my chest
I'll never be whole, never be whole
Set the woodworks[7] of my house ablaze, I was never one to dig a subtle grave
We'll never be whole, we'll never be whole
Finger strength to snap the line,[8] drugging up your peace of mind
We'll never be whole, no we'll never be whole
Needles in the thread, giving my piece of daily bread
We'll never be whole, never be whole
The thoughts upon my head number as the hairs upon my chest
We'll never be whole, no we'll never be whole

1- Matthew 26:6-9
2- Methamphetamines
3- Exodus 16
4- labelling myself as both an idiot and a coward
5- Sagittarius, the centaur archer, symbolic of passion
6- diabetes
7- Sleeping At Last, Woodwork
8- Little Fish

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from The Perfect Arrow, released November 10, 2017

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Shortwave Texas

Independent folk/rock band from Ft Worth, Texas.

Luke Frederick
Luke Ridlehoover
Collin Brandt
Alex Bond

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