We Wait

by Harrison Lemke

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Our sentences lost all their sense somehow in the lateness of the hour. So we finished our conversation; the scanlines from the window hit your face. So we wait for some tornado touch-down, some spirit stirring sadness in its wake to come glorify our sleepy bodies - now warm and safe, now shivering awake. The bats hovered and clicked above us on the porch, watching distant lights. The air all thick with ions and vapor, brief sputtering images passing over my eyes on their way to some other world. So we wait for some tornado touch-down, some spirit stirring sadness in its wake to come glorify our sleepy bodies - now warm and safe, now shivering awake.
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That quiet rustling is the death-throes of this pretty evening. And in the electric air darkening everything we could say would seem stupid. We drove down to the shoreline to watch ancient meteors incandesce up in the atmosphere and to see something of ourselves in their loveliness, not long for this world. Impelled by things we don't understand, we are twin derelicts drifting into contact. And tonight I've no ambition but to spend myself in the warmth of your atmosphere. We drift together back to the car, drift through avenues aglow and deserted, drift to your door, where we drift apart, me with the heat of your kiss on my face, softly fading. And as I drift off alone, Aphex Twin tears a ragged hole to the center of the universe.

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A radio-ready indie folk jam, plus two others. Imagine it's on a 7-inch for full effect.

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released October 14, 2013

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Harrison Lemke Austin, Texas

tape-hiss symphonies to God

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