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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 the moniker for chicago-based musician, Kelly Reed. With crafted lyrics, crisp vocals, and thoughtful compositions, her musical sensibilities have been likened to artists such as Emily Haines, Susanne Sundfør, and Cat Power.

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