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Requiem for 1230 N. Burling

from No Silence by i.e. kokoro



in the night i watched you run your fingers red
i remember what i heard your father said:

“i’m the wrong child, undesired i’ll always be
on the wrong side, have i chosen wrong for me?”

i will pray for you
i will pray for you

there’s a baseline (noise and rhymes), we make a home
throw the empire, will you try? you’d rather run.

“will you help me?” said your brother, late one night
“on the wrong side, i’ve been trying all my life!”

i will pray for you
i will pray for you

on the wrong side, lift your eyes!
you’ll always be on the wrong side,
with no lies or mouths to feed.

you’re the lone child
undesired you’ll always be
on the wrong side
undefined but always free

i will pray for you
i will pray for you


from No Silence, released October 14, 2014
Written by Kelly Reed
Vocals and synth: Kelly Reed
Synth: Nick Stetina


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i.e. kokoro Chicago, Illinois

i.e. kokoro is Chicago-based musician, Kelly Reed. With crafted lyrics and thoughtful compositions, her musical sensibilities have been likened to artists such as Emily Haines, Susanne Sundfør, and Cat Power. Her music explores the complexities of what it means to be human, creating sonic landscapes that deal in the universal experiences of truth, pain, loss, love and, ultimately, hope. ... more

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