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I wrote this song soon after I met my now-husband, Charles. He's from Virginia.

lyrics

Isn’t it love, when you walk to the edge,
And, your voice echoes out, and, you know what is said?
Isn’t that love?
You’re hearing the truth, and, you’ve figured it out,
And, your body is strong, and, the memories dropped out of it.
Isn’t that love?

But, I need you to tell me cuz I really don’t don’t know everything.
I need you to tell me cuz I really don’t know everything.

Isn’t it love, when the calendar cries
For the moments dissolved in the night’s empty skies-
Asleep.
Isn’t that love?
You’re running a race, throw those trophies in piles,
Let the dust dress them up,
Cuz I’m crossing the lines with you.
Isn’t that love?

But, I need you to show me cuz I really don’t know everyone.
I need you to show me cuz I really don’t know everyone.

People and places and faces gone out-
When you’re looking around for the famous-est crowds,
I’m turning around, cuz that just won’t do it for me.
My lover, my miner, my major-est victor,
I’m sifting time’s sands for time-spending with you,
I’m peeling away the purposes you’ll never see.
And, frequently margins are falsities built
On the top of the roof of Excuse’s dark house
That you’re dragging along while it’s skipping away from you.
And, grabbing it slowly really won’t count-
When you know what you want, you’ve got to dive out for it,
Pulling it in is the only way that it can be.

The desert is dry and the space spacing-out,
But, you feel the withins and withouts, with time.
Isn’t that love?
The peaches all rot and the crooner’s head’s low,
But, the folk-est designs the clearest windows for you.
Isn’t that love?

But, I need you to help me cuz I really don’t know where I’ve gone.
I need you to help me cuz I really don’t know where I’ve gone.

credits

from ARNFINN, released July 2, 2015
Carey Sveen: lyrics, music
Evan Fricks: guitar
Robert Hellyer: bass guitar
Craig Howe: drums
Mike Kutchman: percussion

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