In the Water

from by Te Kooti Brotherhood



I’m chasing a dream
I’ve been dipping in holy water
for this feeling that’s been pitched to me
Every time I taste from this river that's been
and gone from vestiges of milk and honey covered expenditures
supplemented by the chemical runoff making its way through rural New Zealand

But was it always in the water?

This vaccination doesn't let me see myself
Doesn't let me see that the border crossings
weren't made in the name or the names of someone else
In my own home province I am the king
In my own home province I will remain
Tasting the swirling of flavours passed on from mother’s linear fray

Waters rising, tides are shifting
In my protection, I ignore decision
In my protection I enjoy my living
With the ruse that I’m made for this endless giving
If my only protection is my ignorance
then maybe I could die as a happy man
Then maybe I could die as a proud man
Then I could die with no hands raised in demand

But was it always in the water?


from Adieu, released May 11, 2016



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