Can't Dance

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Engineered and mixed by Ryan Ruff
Mastered by Colin Althaus
Music by Birthrates

lyrics

Mom says: write something danceable
like there's nothing to my discomfort
that'll make me valuable
peel me back
to my unsettled core
I am the bag of salt and shadow
hung out back of your door

Can't dance to this.
Can't dance with me.
Can't move under the fear
I am everything that I seem
Can't dance to this.
Can't dance with me.
And there is nothing I could ever do
about the way I kick in my sleep

Like the way that when I drink
I pay close attention to my hands
and the way that when I smoke
I feel the sharpness on my loose ends
and the way my knuckles bulge
yeah there's a rippling in the vein
I am opposable
I am so well constructed
I am selfish all the same

And I notice now
the way I'm watching my fingers weave together
and I know it's high time
I get out of this chair and I leave
before I do something
I know I'll regret
but I stumble slipping on my shoes
and you pull me down to the bed

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from Act Right, released September 17, 2016

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