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This fool that keeps beating desperately needs to stop
sending my feet wandering down paths I shouldn't walk
towards figures in the distance seen as perfect silhouettes
who always seem to vanish more the closer that they get
to me.

I know I'd hold my breath forever if she would only ask.
I'd hide nitrogen safe in my lungs until my face turns black.
Maybe now it's finally time to set my backup plan in motion:
I've been hiding maps in bottles, time to cast them in the ocean.
Find me.

Like a net spread wide to capture fish as they swim by,
I'll wade into the waters of an extroverted life.
No more nights spent dreaming of a girl I know by name
who doesn't know, or doesn't care, and doesn't feel the same
about me.

As I cling tightly to the raft on which I am adrift,
I count my stars and sing these bars and call each breath a gift.
I know this life is fleeting, full valleys and of crests -
never one without the other. Knowing that I know how best
to save me.

These metaphors and similes I love and love to tell
paint a picture of a life at sea where I'm lost in the swell.
It's time to fight the storm, take the wheel, and steer myself to land
to stand upon a foreign shore a new and shiny man.
That's me.
Serving Cosmosys' tenth exhibition "X".
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I really need to find someone to write music for me. I can't stop writing new lyrics for all the songs I love listening to.
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is my favorite piece of the pack. :-)
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Gymdawg Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Thanks!
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BramRomkes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's really great.
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Abstrcat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
What kind of music?
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:icongymdawg:
Gymdawg Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is too a Manchester Orchestra song.
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:iconabstrcat:
Abstrcat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I mean what kinda music do you want written for you :P
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Gymdawg Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I'm not sure really. Slower acoustic music is mostly what I write to so probably that.
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:iconabstrcat:
Abstrcat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Ah, cool. Probably can't help you out there then, unless you're into less-than-skillful piano. :P Anyway, I love the poem. :)
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:icongymdawg:
Gymdawg Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks anyway.
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Joetjuhh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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