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from The Ratatat EP by Bodi

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Verse 1:
Watched, yesterday slip past
Today spent trying to get that back
But you can't grasp what moves light speed
So perhaps letting go is all I…need
To just be…to just breathe…we
Talk about killing
But in the end whose blood's spilling
And yours so good love willing
With you for a long, long, time
So this is how magic feels
Pushing on until we push daffodils
Grave mass appeal, for the mask I peel
,One skin cell at a time
To show you that the scars and the wrinkles and the blemishes
And beauty of the stars that twinkle in the nebulas
Is equal, there's no difference
,Both atoms spin on long after we're finished
So what are limits?
When we've witnessed time's beginning and everything since
Stones that are thrown at the rock of gibraltar won't make, dents
- So dense I may be
But I believe in good in every single seed
Of every family tree
- So greener, maybe, on the fences other side
Keep my eyes on my weeds and my head in the skies
.Open wide for the lightning to strike
With fire in the eyes, make tomorrow...bright

And we know, we know
We don't make it out alive, live, live
So why lie, lie, lie
So why try, try, try
Cause we've held on for too long, now
Just to watch it all disappear
And tomorrow we could be gone
How's that for a motive to live right here?
So hold steady
So hold steady while
Hold steady while shooting for the moon
So hold steady
So hold steady while
Hold steady while shooting for the moon
And writing your name across the cosmos
Cause god knows we'll be there soon
Cause god knows
Cause god knows
Cause god knows we'll be there soon
We live an endless encore
Cause god knows
Cause god knows
When the curtains will finally draw close

Verse 2:
I don't really sleep anymore
Eyes bloodshot feels like I forgot
How to be myself
And I see my health
Start to flee, I've felt
When I breathe, I melt
It's a feeble wealth
All that we are dealt
And I'm too proud to say that I need your...help
. But I could use some
To help me thaw from this cold world where I grew numb
Gruesome, dog eat dog, kill or be killed
But I'm a product of the world I build
And "will wright"
And still life
Is still bright even in the darkness
. Spark this light
Or electric sheep I'll dream, as an android heartless
.Grim reaping what I sew, and this is why the harvest
Is fruitless at times - cause it's a bear market
But that's bull
Is the glass half empty or half full?
It's both
And success is learning how to hold em close
And not flinch or fold or choke
,I'm only whole when I go for broke (fade broke)

Bridge 2:
So hold tight
Cause you're in for the ride of your life

Verse 3:
Now is the time when I can choose which plan
To pursue: stand, or fall in the quicksand
Move through the minefield on the tip toes
Or knowing that I'll blow still smell the primrose
Garden, beg a pardon, there's no bartering with karma
Carve a part of paradise before the pair of dice will harm ya
Start to lose it, start a movement, helping others moving through it
Be as fluid as the river where we're floating til the ocean
Forms a tidal wave erodin, lonely islands we've become
Runnin back to where it's done, exactly where it all begun
Losin track of where the sunrays fade into our lung's
Baited breath and fated steps in shades of death there's only (one)
No matter where we come from, no matter can be destroyed
No need to fear the day we work to avoid
All we are is all there is, ever was, or will be
All we are is broken cells united, we're already free


from The Ratatat EP, released December 23, 2014
Instrumental: Gettysburg by Ratatat.
Lyrics and Vocals by Bodi
Mixed and Mastered by Bodi


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Bodi Washington

Bodi, formerly Alexipharmic, has been making music since he started watching YO! MTV Raps in Cookie Monster pajamas. He has toured the United States several times, made tracks with Eyedea, P.O.S., Emancipator, Budo, Kristoff Krane, and performed with many more. 50% of all his album and merch sales are donated to Mercy Corps' relief efforts in the Congo. He loves you, them, and sometimes himself. ... more

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