Bedside Dictionary

by Self Talk

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You read to me from the dictionary
Make this a little less scary

'Cause my lungs swell at the thought of being alone with you
And it feels like the bends when we come up for air again
And I get high on your new hair and your old shampoo
And I lie to my friends about what's really going on here

I'd picture us from above
Pretend that the warmth was love.

You keep the beat in old movie theatres
But are you ever going to feel safe here?

'Cause I'm no good at doing what they say I should
Guess I put you away for a day when I need a warm hand or two
And I get wild on the little things you say and do
And my heart is afloat on the lies and the hope we spin in this room

I'd picture us from above
Pretend that the warmth was love.

Say it to me now, as you let your hair down
And I will roll the words around in my mouth.
Spit it out, spit it out, before you lose me in the crowd
Did you cut your skin on my affection?
Did you let me in with all my deception?
Spit it out, spit it out, if you want the stage then I am your crowd
Okay, I'm a kid without conviction
And I held my breath when I felt you breathing.


released July 12, 2017
Engineered, mixed and produced by Aaron Dobos at Sing Sing South. Mastered by David Walker at Stepford Audio. Artwork by Tom Lanyon.



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Punchy pop-rock, inspired by heartache and hindsight, nostalgia and new beginnings.

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