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I've been flipping through magazines with faces like birthday cakes and bodies like Christmas Eve and smiles just like Halloween. I've been gazing at picture tubes flashing signals of sex and distress in my nest of cathode rays I will hide for days. I will hide from your heartbeat deep inside it will find me I will crack in your mirror I will melt on your tongue. I've been listening to ocean songs violins rip my skin apart whitecaps break my spirit typhoon come and break my heart. I've been wandering paper trails as diligent file clerks whistle dixie from their smoldering piles of history I will run and flee. I will flee to your shelter I will climb up your walls your eyes like sapphires love will rise when dead leaves fall. I've been reading from scriptures words can paint such awful pictures locusts plagues great wars and floods the gods give nothing if not love. Floodplains run with tears sun-baked midnight clears clearings freshly cut love burns underfoot. I've been staring at movie screens with faces like birthday cakes and bodies like Christmas Eve and smiles just like Halloween. I've been gazing at boats on the lake how much luxury would it take to kill me and how much of your breath would it take to fill me and how much love will save me?

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from Songs The Animals Taught Us, released April 18, 2006

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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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