i swim like a minnow

I Swim like a Minnow
  • I Swim like a Minnow
  • Empire! Empire (I Was a Lonely Estate)
  • Home After Three Months Away
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Empire! Empire! (I was a lonely estate) - I Swim Like a Minnow

you bobby-pinned your auburn hair back, 
as we crossed over the washington state line in my grandfather’s car 

we were fleeing the scene of a california coast line, 
where we buried our dreams among the gridlock and concrete 

barefoot, we pulled off the road, and stepped into the summer night 
and we drank greedily of greenery and open air 

this was not the time or place to address 
the emptiness that hung around us 

or how the end of this trip birthed us with uncertainty 
of what to do next

this is my favorite thing to listen to when i’m lying stoned in the grass at night. i never really ‘got’ Empire! before i listened to them stoned, but after that night i know that they are beautiful

you bobby-pinned your auburn hair back, 

as we crossed over the washington state line in my grandfather’s car 

we were fleeing the scene of a california coast line, 

where we buried our dreams among the gridlock and concrete 

barefoot, we pulled off the road, and stepped into the summer night 

and we drank greedily of greenery and open air 

this was not the time or place to address 

the emptiness that hung around us 

or how the end of this trip birthed us with uncertainty 

of what to do next