Swan in Love EP

by faildaughter

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released January 25, 2019

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Track Name: If You Could Read My Mind
If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie
'Bout a ghost from a wishin' well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
You know that ghost is me
And I will never be set free
As long as I'm a ghost that you can't see

If I could read your mind love
What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind that drugstores sell
When you reach the part where the heartaches come
The hero would be me
But heroes often fail
And you won't read that book again
Because the ending's just too hard to take

I'd walk away like a movie star
Who gets burned in a three way script
Enter number two
A movie queen to play the scene
Of bringing all the good things out in me
But for now love, let's be real
I never thought I could act this way
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
I don't know where we went wrong
But the feelin's gone and I just can't get it back

If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie
'Bout a ghost from a wishin' well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
But stories always end
And if you read between the lines
You'll know that I'm just tryin' to understand
The feelin's that you lack
I never thought I could feel this way
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
I don't know where we went wrong
But the feelin's gone
And I just can't get it back
Track Name: Communist Lover
I learned from years of reading Marx
That Surplus is meant to be spread
To people who have less than you
I know I have so much to give
I give it all to you
But you revolt citing suppression
protesting my fascist affection

I gave you all I had to give from one to another
Baby what can I say?
I’m a communist lover

I picture you a swan in love
Two birds of a feather
We traveled to the highest point
above an Estuary
You dive down but I cannot
I’m not a swan I’m only a canary

So I’ll stay alone and sing my tunes
To keep me company
I’ve built a monopoly on sad songs
disguised with references to obscurity

You took to heart
The capitalists calling you a leech
But I happily obliged just to have you in my reach

I learned from years of reading Marx
That Surplus is meant to be spread
To people who have less than you
I know I have so much to give
I give it all to you
But you revolt citing suppression
protesting my fascist affection

I gave you all I had to give from one to another
Baby what can I say?
I’m a communist lover
Track Name: Choose Not to Lose Me
I think that things might be okay
If we just spend some time away
I know you’re tired
It’s cold outside
And sometimes I can’t help but cry
But I love you so much
I think we should try

I think that things will be okay
If we just give it a day
I’ll still be here
When you’re ready
I will hold you safe and steady

In your mind you weigh me down
But when I’m with you I am a cloud
I’ll put away the bridal gown
And give you room to think aloud

The world is scary
Dark and vast
And maybe we were moving fast
Accelerationism is enticing
But not when you are sacrificing
Smaller moments more important

In your bedroom getting high
Walking on waves and swimming in the sky
The comfort of the dark with you
The smell of your skin made me feel new

I will watch you shave your head
And I will fix the sheets on your bed
And we will watch strange foreign movies
While I pray that you choose not lose me

There is so much more
than What i can say
in stupid songs
I write while you’re away
There is nothing I could sing
To explain to you
Ethan Gathy
How much I love you