be ok

by pocketmouse

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Diana Garvin
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Diana Garvin This is some of the most melancholic acoustic stuff I've ever heard; beautiful, somber, perfect rainy day music for feelin'. Super pooper recommended Favorite track: green pt 1.
Moe Williams
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Moe Williams this song makes me want to sleep in someone's arms forever Favorite track: how to be good.
Andrew G
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Andrew G v good, i saw her live and she covered radiator hospital and i was like "oh shit cool" but no one else knew rad hosp so i just looked weird saying that out loud Favorite track: spun.
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i recorded all of this in the bathroom of my new apartment, next to a vent that is very loud and shuts on and off every five minutes.
like my past releases, it was recorded on my canon powershot sx150.


released January 21, 2016



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pocketmouse Erie, Pennsylvania

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erie, pa.

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Track Name: spun
you sent me spinning into something strange,
something wrong, outside my skin.
it singes.

you sent me swimming too deep
I fall into myself.

it took two whole weeks for the bruises to pass through my skin
and, even then, I could still feel the needles in them.
Track Name: green pt 1
green is all that I want to be,
all that I want to see.
just you and me,
a couple of tangled weeds,
we line the streets,
try to overgrow everything,
try to overthrow everything
and be the king and queen of the weeds.

I scream at the thought of this being a dream.
I could wake and lose everything.
it's menacing and i'm grasping to the sheets
but you're here with me,
sifting air between my teeth,
holding gravity in my feet.
I feel what I can't see
and i'm free as long as you move me.

i fell in love with a ghost, i know.
i fell in love with a ghost but i don't care
because i can still feel you there.
Track Name: how to be good
my heart leapt into mouth
but my jaw's locked tight so i can't let it out.
i'm learning how to keep it all down.
i'm learning how to be good.

everyone needs to feed
so i eat poisonous boys and let them feed on me
is it a charity or a catastrophe?
i never meant to do no harm

but i'll cut off all of my hair
and i'll grow it all back like it was never there.
i'll pull out my teeth, cut my legs at my knees.
i'll be new by the time i'm there.

my heart bled out in my chest
and my lungs collapsed, suffocating the rest.
i'm learning how to hold my breath.
i'm learning how to be good.
Track Name: 1083.4
i can hear you singing in my CD player spinning on my way to work
and i can feel you swimming in my bloodstream if i hold my breath long enough.

there's something sick about the way you hold my hand a million miles away
but its okay, i'll get through.
it's okay but i miss you.
Track Name: emvy
i don't really want to talk about it.
not really something that you need to hear
communicated through sideways glances
and the heat when you are near

i don't really even have to say it
cause everybody already knows.
everybody's already saying it,
"you could've had it all."