Great Apes - Simple Carhartics

from by Mission Social Club



Chicago back in '02
A sky swelling black and blue
Still drunk from the night before
I woke up on the bedroom floor
I lit a smoke and hit the street
Sweat electric in the summer heat
Logan Square stickin' to the skin
When the clouds cracked I was born again
She was a stranger
I didn't know her name
But we sat there together with our arms up in the rain
I believe in love and possibility
Her eyes were music and her laugh was poetry
Stinson Beach back in '98
One a.m. when we hopped the gate
Our feet buried in the winter sand
Talkin' shit about future plans
Jagged hope and gettin' high
Staring up star-freckled sky
Kinetic night pulling at me
I dove naked into the begging sea
With the cold black chaos
Surging all around
I went floating calmly
I became unwound
I believe in wild grace
And constant energy
I was just a word in the waves howled poetry
Washington just last week
In the woods beneath the snowy peaks
Three friends runnin' in the trees
Made young by company
Tumbling down cliff-edged dunes
New ideas and the harvest moon
Stick and poke to commemorate
Staples in my skin to mark the date
I believe in love and possibility
I believe in the binding tie
The song of life should be a bit sloppy and full of honesty
If you scream it loud and make it stick I'll hit that harmony


from Great Apes​/​Daikon Split, released August 30, 2012
Great Apes: Brian Moss, Matthew Kadi, Rob Carter, & Josh Kuntz
Recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Ryan Massey engineered and mixed this track. Mastered by Rob Jackson.



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