from by Te Kooti Brotherhood



I dropped the keys to my own land
It was sort of intentional
I let them drop from my own hands
I let them drop to the great expanse

Where I'm alright with you
I'm alright in the dark
In the dark I found a place to bloom
with you
I pray to move
From my own
For my own is only my own
And it's not a place for me forever

That’s why I pray for the response
Where you call and I open up myself
Like that time when you were alone and I met you and told you that home was not too far from here
And we walked into the night down the sides of city street lights
And we lost our way somewhere between the lights from distant glare
And I found a response that was something unexpected

A responding anxiety that moves me
To a place where the mirror
No longer illuminates a picture of the same

I'm longing to be
Where you may be
Where the longing
Gives way to a space
Where you can sit
And I can stand
As a standing under
In understanding
For I refuse, I refuse to lord it over
Oh God I pray those days are over
Oh God I pray those days are through


from Adieu, released May 11, 2016



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