Quote the Poet

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I see this body, I feel my heart
If anybody has to start
Then it’s me

My parents moved to the river on the West coast
4000 feet with views of only trees

And I have a brother but haven’t spoken to him lately
But he’s on my mind, all the time, and I hope to god he’s doing fine

I spent the whole last summer in a dark room
With the radio up high to drown out all the silence

When you’re still young I guess you can afford to
Still support your own ideals with concrete beams and faulty logic

I quoted the poet everyday
And used his words to delay
Doing what I said I would do
With my coat on I drive away
Headlights on they illuminate
The road I’ve avoided so many times

Well is it true that life moves on in cycles?
Cause if it were that wouldn’t sound too absurd

Because I often feel like I’m back at a starting line
And everything, that I have here, is impermanent (yet still perfect)

And who’s standard’s should we live by?
Our family’s, our community’s, our nationality’s, or our own?

I quoted the poet everyday
And used his words to delay
Doing what I said I would do
With my coat on I drive away
Headlights on they illuminate
The road I’ve avoided so many times

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from Side | Side, released November 6, 2015

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Birches Montreal, Québec

Side | Side is the debut EP of Birches, a collaborative project based out of Montreal and centred around the songwriting of Josh Spencer

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