Half​-​hearted

from by Adrian Morse

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if our lives were a movie
it’d be the art house kind
with a romantic climax
then dénouement, where everybody dies
we’d leave audiences bewildered
by the time the credits rolled before their eyes

our setting: an evening river valley scene
the sun is taking its fall so half-heartedly
as streams of light beam between the trees
you want to contemplate god, as if that’s something to believe
when the only thing I can contemplate are the freckles on your skin
and how lovely you’d feel wrapped around me in the cooling air we’re in

amidst all the natural beauty of this view
and the natural order we’re both wedded to
the only beautiful thing I can contemplate is you
the only beautiful thing I can’t look at is you

scene two, in which everything’s so perfectly bleak
a quiet park, your hair careening gently in the breeze
april showers have given new life to this place
while songs and stories have put this sad panda look on your face
you want to contemplate our lives, as if it’s something to believe
when the only thing I can contemplate is the kiss that isn’t coming

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from bright smile black eyes, released January 4, 2011
Pretty Misery Music© 2010

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Adrian Morse Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Based out of Philadelphia, Adrian is classically trained in composing for computers and a self-taught destroyer of stringed instruments. He is a veteran of countless musical missteps, unrealized bands, and aborted projects. His latest releases include a solo acoustic EP of (mostly) covers and an LP recorded with Trackjackets. His latest project is a band called Readership. ... more

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