White Tailed Hind

from by Running After Rockets

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Is there someone else, or am I talking to myself?
Mistaken words make way into my broken consciousness
The city dies as I try to stay alive
Waves of light make way into my almost shut eyelids

Why would I drive and contemplate life?
I can’t do two things at the same time

And your glory passed me by
in the form of a white tailed hind
as it leapt across the spread of my headlights
And I had to shield my eyes
for the fear that I would die
But I caught a glimpse of white as it passed me by

Are you really here?
Are you a figment of my fear?
Past failed attempts feed fire to my failed attempts to come

The plot can’t progress until the characters get dressed
My actions can’t keep up with the speed of earth’s rotation

Why have I tried to live out a lie when it’s only helping me die?

O white tailed hind, I’m only a man
Share the same space, surely we can’t
In the same light, my frailty is shown
Your beauty does not belong on this road
How did I get here? Where do I stand?
I had no intention to be where I am
Now that I’ve seen you, I can’t help but know
I don’t belong on this road


from Those We Were, released May 19, 2012
Jon Andrew Castleberry - lead vocals, guitar
Andy Barksdale - lead guitar, vocals
Joseph Strickland - drums, vocals
Robert Paul III - bass, vocals

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Eric Gay




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