A year ago I stepped backwards.
At the time it was comfortable,
but before long it just hurt again.
I relived all the agony,
then I buried my past alive without regret.
I-90's six hours
never felt so empowering.
Left all my baggage from back home
on the side of the road.
Felt at home for the first time in 5 months,
walking down all the same halls.
Loving living, loving no one,
but before long, a new spark ignited itself.
She was so metropolitan,
but it hadn't been long enough for my heart to thaw again.
So we'd just be friends
and spend a weeks worth of nights
in the snow, letting the moonlight
erode my walls and place inside
a warmth meant to compromise
the ice surrounding my will to love.
Her and the moon were enough.
A Pleistocene flood of loving ensued.
Had thought that solitude was best for me,
but the warmth of her affection wrote our winter rhapsody.
Together keeping out the cold,
we abandoned all our worries and just watched the snow fall.
released March 29, 2017
Piano, additional vocals, and mixing by Rick Carl