Distance, Surface, Speech

from by Surface Area



You’re a place inside my head that I’ve never seen, but I’ve always lived
I’m hoping that if I just pretend not to see you, you’re not there
But I’ll still listen and I will talk until I learn to let you go

We’re perfect strangers and we walk side by side and never say goodbye, “how do you do?”
You’re an ache in my spine where your hand moves my arms up and down
But you’ve lost your voice

Now I walk in traffic and sleep next to railroads with my heart on the tracks
Sleep on the ocean floor
Sleep next to the shore
Sleep on the ocean floor, and never come up for air

(Waited for the tide, the waves came too high,
We tried, we tried to work it up to say goodbye)


from s​/​t, released September 13, 2011



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Surface Area Corvallis, Oregon

Surface Area is Pete Davis on guitar, bass, vocals, piano, accordion, glockenspiel, and synths, and Jon Lervold on drums.

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