Porous

by Natural Sympathies

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1.
03:21
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
2.
02:29
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
3.
02:58
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
4.
03:48
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
5.
04:23
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
6.
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...
7.
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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released November 15, 2019

VISIT YOUTUBE FOR THE COLLABORATIVE FILM VERSION: youtu.be/A71GGInIb_4
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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