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from EPHEMERA by i.e. kokoro

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Three chairs in a row
Not sure I could say it's a metaphor
But they weren't there before
And sometimes they move
Closer, then farther, then disappear
Well, I'd like to dwell here
A sentiment, a detached abstraction
a flaccid distraction
from all of the shit that I'm in

There's a vacant car lot
A capitalist story from old years of glory
Of places we're not
It's like a vessel of hope
When the morning sun shines through I think I might find you
I'm not sure if that's true
On a gloomy day it's probably not what it seems
But I choose to believe
And I'll choose what I see
When I want to see

In the middle of the field
There's a gnarled, lonely tree
With back bent and limbs kneeling
It's lost in time
You took a picture of it once
I said I thought it was nice
I can hear it sometimes, singing:
"Suffering comes and we're all marching on."
I still hear it sometimes, singing:
"Even when you take, I still have faith that you love"

Now I'm here alone
And I think that it's right
And I've heard that it's right
But I pray that I'm wrong
Oh my God, am I wrong


from EPHEMERA, released October 14, 2016


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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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