everything green and overgrown

by Ness Lake

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a detailed synopsis of my 2019

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released March 7, 2020

art from matthewryanjohnson.com

track 16 is a collaboration with
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Ness Lake Ypsilanti, Michigan

delay-driven
diary-rock
powered by chandler
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Track Name: i never do
flowers for me
keep forgetting
when nothing else matters you can be comforting
i cling on don't move
savored seconds you're gone soon

leaves fall through the grates
and into pipes and into lakes
i feel pale next to you
it never works i never do
Track Name: claw
somewhere in the harmonies
patient pretty things
candlewax and comforting
a hardwood floor synapse

and bend and crank and snap (and grasp and act)
troubled breathing, lungs collapse
like circus tents, more elephants
hold tighter on the reins

i'm somewhere in the harmonies
blinders off, periphery
the guns go off, i bend and buck
i try to leave but the door's still stuck on

everything you wanted felt so close
it always does
i claw and claw

somewhere in the felt i freeze
press dress mess me up im free
to hold a pose, a statue of the men i'll never be
days of dishes in the sink
i don't have time to feed the cat
but i can pet and pet and pet
i can laugh and laugh and laugh
Track Name: the leash
on every street in ypsilanti, someone's smoking weed
it's better this than something else, my friends decide to leave
and push against the wind, throw their bodies to the wind
until the air is still, they flutter down away from me

it's all you ever talk about, you strain your neck and thrash around the leash
when all you are is what you've done, you and i can sit around and become nothing

text you later
this time change is messing with my head
my bed is emptied of your stories and the spells that you had said

it's all you ever talk about, you strain your neck and thrash around the leash
when all you are is what you've done, you and i can sit around and become nothing
it's all you ever talk about, you strain your neck and thrash around the leash
when all you are is what you've done, you and i can sit around, you be the kiss, i'll be the sting, sink in my couch, become nothing

nothing
nothing
Track Name: it was the worst thing
when you think of me, do you do so tenderly?
stuck in a dream, can't see, arms outreached, i'm flailing
when you think of me, do you do so violently?
we both sit up, the lights are off
we're wide awake, we're mourning

every time you woke me up it was the worst thing
every time i've felt enough it's back to nothing
Track Name: you said yr sure
we'll touch until the cameras come on out
my hand extends, to touch your mouth
your lips peel off, i press them on my skin
a temp. tattoo, your resurrection

everything's so quiet
everything's so pure
i held you close
you said you're sure

we felt the score, our shoulders underneath
the wait so far, the taste of our relief
i love your love potion, reflexive slow motion, the clip and the band of emotion distortion, contorted then sorted, the pattern discordant

we were once friends or at least we were sort of

everything's so quiet
everything's so pure
i held you close
you said you're sure
Track Name: when you feel nothing
in the dark
you flail your arms
hoping that you might touch someone
no matter how hard
or fast you swing
everything hurts when you feel nothing

when you feel happy
feeling fleeting everything
seam to seam it seems empty
when the only ones left are me

everything's so perfect
everyone is so pure
do you think that it's worth it?
did you find the cure?
Track Name: can we cut the cat in half?
can we cut the cat in half?
she keeps on stepping on my things
the siren sings across the street
it's loudest when she's facing me

i cough up water on concrete
20 pounds of somebody
cutting stems, it's roses, hands
what if we slept again?

i don't know what to do
i can't grow with you
repot the plants in different homes
the roots untangle with our bones
Track Name: everything green and overgrown
hell isn't a place
it is a feeling
of not knowing where you are
or where you're stepping
or how far is too far
from my parent's house and tether, tangled in wishing do better

sever several seconds from each inhale
domesticate suffer suffocate
and do it all again again again

everything green and overgrown
the things you have
the things you own
everything that's green and overgrown
the things you have
the things you own
Track Name: tear my insides out
you were high
it was like highschool all the time
and i forgot about the chemicals
in your head
like a vat
nonstop staring at the sun

i never thought i'd be the one to curl up, turn around
i never thought i'd be the one to curl up, turn around

tear my insides out and you can have whatever you want
you just gotta dig it out
Track Name: stunned
i don't wanna die i just wanna fast forward
you're looking at him like you wanna leave you're so bored
everything's so green and overgrown now
i think it could stand to be trimmed back some

swimming with my friends there's a beer out of your view
conversation practiced just always missing my cue
rabbit in the clouds it reminds me of you
but my perception is bad and often misconstrued

now you're there
it's what you've become
when all you are is what you could have done
we sit so stunned
we sit so stunned

now you're in my car completely messed up
your eyes wanna leave they've had enough of the
feel numb, heal some, oscillating
the real dumb, fearsome feelingfeel numb, heal some, oscillating
real dumb, fearsome feeling
Track Name: weonlywentoutinmydreams
keep me on your hip
take me all around
i won't bark or bite
i won't make sound

after all i am a holster
a place for empty threats to sleep

i don't think at first
red is all i see
i just keep on speaking as the words all come to me
the fever is flourishing, the anger in bloom
i'm a wilted stem that should be cut soon

i never thought i'd be hungover
we only went out in my dreams

mustard yellow screaming
you came back in cursive
cold brew pensive virtue
black belt black shirt black shoes
i want you to want it
i want you to show me
the way that you're feeling
you me and the ceiling

after all i am a holster
a place for empty threats to sleep
i never thought i'd be hungover
we only went out in my dreams
Track Name: my own worst deity
magic my head
some spell you said
i'm my own god
pray to myself
linoleum mausoleum
hard wood beneath
i trust
can't see
much except the ceiling fan
hypnotize me

i say the same
over again
"i'm not alone"
"i have some friends"
indoctrinate myself with me
I am my own worst deity

glow in the dark
fabled space rocks
fall to the ground
scotch tape's unsound
they're not unique items and trophies
throw them away, grow up someday

in sickness and in hell
i isolate i have my shell
i have my shelves of worthless things
i'm in my womb of memory
Track Name: morning
i can't tell what's brighter
the sun wakes me up, i lay beside her

i can't tell what's harder
i get dressed i leave for work
my heart's beside her
Track Name: eaten alive
trail of black smoke
from the highway
fire burning oxygen
let me in oh let me in
i wanna burn like the best of them

i was in the treeline
eaten alive
dead eyed
headlights
eaten alive

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