SOFT EYES

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[i played and played and played and played and played
and i played and played and played and played and played]

fireflies under the water
16 years in the sun
skin cracked & boiling
wait for my letter

starfires under the water
3000 nights in the cold
shivering half-dreams of terrified godheads
and souls trapped in amber

[i prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed
and i prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed]

white flags into the slaughter
5 or more lifetimes locked in a cell
poems and christmas cards, greetings from desperate meetings--
"stay strong / keep on keepin' on / take care / hope you are well"

[i paid and paid and paid and paid and paid
and i paid and paid and paid and paid and paid]

soft eyes under the water
one sickly flame in the dark
can there be hope when there are no more illusions?
can a candle burn bright enough to bring back vision?
bring back my vision
take me from my mission
make me someone good.

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from Guilty Rainbow, released March 22, 2011

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Roommate Chicago

Roommate began as a Kent Lambert solo project in NYC in 2000 and has been an ever-mutating Chicago band since 2004. The band's 2015 album MAKE LIKE was released in 2015 and described by [sic] magazine's Tim Clarke as "astute, economical, meticulously performed and produced, and deeply affecting, both lyrically and musically." ... more

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