Spreading Arms As If You're Fully Feathered

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All your colors
Didn’t need me to tell them
How radiant they were
Blowing in the wind
When I showed you my childhood
And you understood.

Now spreading arms as if you’re fully feathered,
Terrified of feeling untethered.

I thought I saw you sleeping
So at peace with everything
Until you started shaking,
Until I woke you up.

Well, I got tired of being your alarm
When you just wanted 5 more minutes
Of blissful heroine, shedding everything you’ve built up,
Built up to hate
Then staring in the mirror,
Forgetting all your
But you were drunk and soon to cry on the toilet
Until you let me in
And you said, “You’re too good for me. I don’t deserve you.”
And I said, “You don’t love yourself enough to even let me love the scraps of what I see when I turn over in the middle of the night, wrap my arm around your waist and you don’t wake save to wrap your arm back around my wrist.”

Where are we going, never to return
Before it’d all be different anyway?
With vaguely reminiscent streets,
Yet you remember their names.

Where are we going, never to return again?
People pat us on our backs for leaving all we know.
Where are we going never to return again?
Here we go.


from Arrow, released March 13, 2015



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Telomeres Gainesville, Florida

Combining intricately picked acoustic guitar with unique percussion and subtle psychedelia, TELOMERES' confessional song- writing feels expansive yet intimate. Think Nick Drake meets Animal Collective.

TELOMERES thrives in near-silent rooms, where climaxing builds can dissolve into vulnerable hushes.
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