the torment of love

by Lightning Bug

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released February 28, 2017

thank you to zach miley for mastering these 4 songs

thank you to virginia woolf, tony hoagland, louis macneice, and my friend mikey



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Track Name: aubade
in spring, i am so frail
white blossoms fall until
their petals fill my eyes
and petrify my will

the clouds pass in the Sky
their faces seem to cry
i know it's only rain...
that Sky cannot feel pain

the Day begins to die
the Sun says its goodbye
steals color from the Earth
and gives it to the Sky

where did you go, my Day?
the Dawn has gone away...
some souls too gold to stay,
some thoughts too dear to say...
Track Name: nocturne
when did my soul stop growing?
was it when you left me?
i do, i do miss you...

even as i fall apart
i drive happiness into my heart
just like a knife
clean and sharp
Track Name: flower after flower
though i'm not 16
i'm still a child
pretending to be big
big enough to
forget my dreams
of rewriting things
that greater beings than me
have already
written for me

March has come too soon
just yesterday, the water still was froze...
now, sunlight glows
and flowers grow
as, quick! the river flows
and year by year
the water goes
where i cannot follow...