Porous

by Natural Sympathies

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03:21
2.
02:29
3.
02:58
4.
03:48
5.
04:23
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released November 15, 2019

Written, performed, recorded, produced by Natural Sympathies
Mixed and mastered by Orion Paradis at SoulSound Studios
Drones by Ernie Dulanowsky (Pulsewidth) on tracks 3 + 4
Viola by Amber Phelps Bondaroff on track 7
Additional percussion by Justin Hauck on tracks 1, 7
Field recording by Andrea Jane Cornell on track 1
Made with the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board
Grey Records 2019

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Track Name: Hello
Hello is anybody out there
Hello? I know that I may never get an answer
but: hello

It's been a long lonely time
in here on my own
I've been waiting for anyone
to say it's safe to go outside
I'm holding her in my arms
my heart in my mouth
Can I be, will I be brave enough for both of us?

Hello is anybody out there
Hello? I know that I may never get an answer
but: hello

You've got to care, want to care for all the
new ones and old ones
I am scared to lose myself, I guess
I know I need support for me

Hello is anybody out there
Hello? I know that I may never get an answer
but: hello
Track Name: Late Summer
Late summer, late comer
in the buzzing shadows
you knew me, saw right through me
I became a ghost

A wet field shines in the sun
soaked to the waist
river water, a wet daughter
you knew that she would always float

Blades of grass in my hair
weeds wove like braids
small tokens of meadow broken
I knew that you couldn't wait

Hidden treasures in the branches
nests filled with eggs
come to me, burn right through me
I am nothing but welcoming legs

And so it comes down to this
a missed month, a secret bliss
and so it comes down to this
a missed month, a secret bliss
a sacred bliss
Track Name: High Road
You tell me how to do my job
show me which buttons I should have pushed
and then I say 'I've got it man, thank you for your feedback'
and you remind me of your degrees and working history
I say ' it's cool, I see your point'
and try to end this one-sided conversation

Take the high road so often
think I'm on my way to heaven
turn the volume down
end up at the radio station
Take the high road so often
think I'm on my way to heaven
turn the volume down
end up in a work of fiction

I don't want to fight
but i don't like your sight
I'm trying to be nice
trying to be polite

It's not you I hate
it's the way you see me
your near sightedness, sir,
shapes the corporate policy
It's not you I hate
it's the way you're treating me,
your fantasies, sir,
change the course of history

Are you kidding me?
Not him again
I can't even begin

I can't stand it anymore

Take the high road so often
think I'm on my way to heaven
turn the volume down
end up at the radio station
Take the high road so often
think I'm on my way to heaven
turn the volume down
end up in a work of fiction

Take the high road so often
think I'm on my way to heaven
turn the volume down
end up hating my vocation
Take the high road so often
think I'm on my way to heaven
turn the volume down
get a standing ovation
Track Name: Hard Line
I like the hard line
I like a triangle
isosceles
and all those other triangle shapes

I like the hard line
I like to take what's mine
I like a triangle three sides
I like the hard line

Scalene
oblique
acute
obtuse
equilateral
Pythagoras forever!

I like the hard line
I like a triangle
isosceles
and all those other triangle shapes

I like the hard line
I like to take what's mine
I like a triangle three sides
I like the hard line
Track Name: Winter
September is a patient month
October is saintly in its touch
the turning world shuffles along
dragging its orbitly heels because
winter sleeps so long

I am a visitor here
over-staying my welcome
drop your baskets off
surrender your good judgement because
winter sleeps so long

I think I am going to stay
all the same
I wear the dark like a cape
so soft and warm
when the summer comes it's all going to change
I'm sure, I'm sure
when the summer comes I'm sure it's all going to change
I think I am going to stay
all the same
Track Name: Come What May
Left my heart on an island
I didn't know I could part with it

Left my heart in my homeland
I didn't know I could part with it

Left their lives behind them
fled to find some sanctuary
ended up in a tent city
and given the name of 'refugee'

You say "not in my country;
I don't want them here"
as you sleep on land that is stolen
awash in fear

People crossing borders
on foot and with babies
trying to find a safe place
for their kids to be kids

You say "not in my country;
I don't want them here"
as you sleep on land that is stolen
awash in fear

Come what may, and so...
Come from away, and so...
Track Name: Pretty Impossible
All we're saying, all they're saying
is: it's not me, it's not she
considering the sharp blade of beauty
it cuts both ways and it's gotten

pretty impossible to wake up
put on my make-up, put on a smile
try to win them over
get so tired, guess I'm gonna
have to get with the girls
the new ones, the old ones
the ones we've just encountered
I love you

All we're saying, all they're saying
is: it's not me, it's not she
considering the sharp blade of beauty
it cuts both ways and it's gotten

pretty impossible to wake up
put on my make-up, put on a smile
try to win them over
get so tired, guess I'm gonna
have to get with the girls
the new ones, the old ones
the ones we've just encountered
I love you
just the way you are

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