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Lyrics from Coffee - Sylvan Esso

Lyrics from Coffee - Sylvan Esso

Dance

My chest is close to bursting like I’m trying to hold in a thousand burning suns. But these hands. These hands will save me. So I write. And write. And write some more. I scribble notes and hand letter things. Never the real words I want to pen on paper. Never stringing the sentences I so need to write. To begin is to unravel. And I’m not sure I know how to make it stop. So I dance around this highway of thoughts, going at 200 mph and headed nowhere.

Lyrcis from Lost Track of Time - MTNS

Lyrcis from Lost Track of Time - MTNS

Memory

I want to forget. I want to forget you and all the things you do. But you crawled up my ear and stayed there. I hear you in the music. In the crashing waves. I hear you even in the ringing silence of my empty room.

I want to forget. I want to forget you and all the things you do. But you crawled under my skin but refused to let me in. I feel you when I’m out in the sun. In my coffee cup. I feel you even in the cold, specially when it bites.

I want to forget. I want to forget you and all the things you do. But you crawled into my head and made a home of it instead. I see you in my dreams. In my waking hours. I see you in everything and most everywhere. And in these moments, I don’t want to forget. I’d rather just be dead.

 
 

Lyrics from Under - A.O.S.O.O.N.

Lyrics from Under - A.O.S.O.O.N.

Oxygen

You, my love
ignited a spark within.
A light that shined on
even the darkest of sins.

You, my love
add fuel to dreams.
Turned them concrete and whole,
made the stars within reach. 

You, my love
also stoked me till you broke me.
Like wildfire you burn brighter
and almost consumed me. 

You, my love
torched through the glory days.
Left me parched and singed,
and broiling with malaise.

Yet how do I leave when
you, my love
will always set my heart ablaze.

Lyrics from Hold Me Down - Mansionair

Lyrics from Hold Me Down - Mansionair

Psycho

I miss the way you hold my hand. How perfectly intertwined our fingers felt clasped together. It were as though our bodies gave away the truth that the universe kept secret. It was right there, the science of our phalanges. Unlocking hearts. Throwing away the keys.

Those same hands. Yours. Perfectly matched the circumference of my neck. I never thought you’d put them together. Measured. Heavy. Crushing. It was right there, the science of desire. Blinding hearts. Taking breaths away. 


Lyrics from The Cops - K.Flay

Lyrics from The Cops - K.Flay

Desire

Longing for those days where we swayed
to the rhythm of the rocking boat and we float
through daydreams and fantasies.
Limbs tangled. Naked bodies.

Lyrics from Mark - La Plage

Lyrics from Mark - La Plage

Maps

Tracing the moles on your skin
like constellations
they pepper your back,
tiny kisses of sunbeams.
 
Memorizing the shape of your face
like braille
they undulate,
little crests of waves.

Breathing in the scent of your neck
like vape
addictive, heady,
hard to break.


Lyrics from Skinny Love - Bon Iver

Lyrics from Skinny Love - Bon Iver

String Along

When you pull me in,
I catch a whiff
of his scent on your skin.

When we kiss,
it's him I taste
with bitterness on my lips.

When you say my name
it's his voice
a kind of haunting, it reverberates.

When you hold my hand
it's his touch
that lingers, coaxes, grasps.

When I lie on your breast
it beats to his rhythm,
piercing my chest.

When we part
it's him, him
who's always had your heart.

Lyrics from Goldmine Junkie - Big Grams

Lyrics from Goldmine Junkie - Big Grams

Stoner

an onyx
deep and dark
a million threads
of your midnight hair

two sapphires
your eyes
precious celestial
shining stars

three rubies
soul’s desire
bleeds, gushes crimson
hearth on fire

four jaspers
shared secrets
whispered in forests
brooding, intense

five opals
your freckles
prism of light
micro hearts in flight  

six amethysts
every kiss
bruises and breathes
craving another hit