that's life

by the smallest one

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originally a part of "what happened?", but i decided it didn't really work anywhere, pace-wise. so now it's a single.


i’ve been wrestling
with all kinds of things.
you’ve been waiting for him
to pull my strings.

you said to me,
"faith is the key" -
that I will be saved
as long as I believe.

but i’ve thought a lot,
& my idea of god
is different from yours,
& for that we’re wrong.

& the line we’ve sketched
has been pulled & stretched
around the earth,
& we’ve lost sight of the ends.

you check in annually,
to make sure i’m okay.
you ask me if i’ve found him,
& i don’t know what to say.

now that the moon has died,
i wait for the sun to rise,
but she never shows.

& every time i check the clock,
his fingers slowly turn to claws,
& they won’t let me go.

i spent all my time
inside my mind,
with you, in the future,
& everything was fine.

when i woke up,
& the dream was done,
i knew i was conscious,
but i kept my eyes shut.

now i’m looking through
the screen at you,
& i feel my stomach drop -
these stills just won’t do.

& you look at me
through that screen,
& tell me that you care -
i’m not sure what that means.

been looking out my window,
in hopes that you’ll be there.
but I just see my reflection,
& it starts to disappear.

in the darkness of the shade,
all the colours become grey,
& my eyes turn blind.

we’ll fill the ground with separate seeds,
& let the past fall to our feet;
it ain’t great, but that’s life.

yeah, that’s life.


released October 4, 2016



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the smallest one Calgary, Alberta

my name is mason & i like to write songs about things.

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