She Comes

from by The Calmative

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lyrics

She Comes

Holidays are hardest here.
We are just beginning again.
Mostly she keeps to herself in the evenings.
Flashing lights like motel signs
light our block right down the line.
Even I strung up a pine in the yard.
But we don't celebrate here.
We wait for a new year.
She's got tinsel eyes
in disguise
when she comes to me.

Some nights when the sky is clear
I am sound and she's all ears.
But in her eyes I see
a shine of tears.
She’s smiling like she's struggling.
She pretends she's happy.
When we touch lips
I feel the skin of skin,
her calluses.
We don't celebrate here.
We wait for a new year.
She's got tinsel eyes in disguise.
She comes to me
and she tells me she's over it
that we all die a little bit
every day and the more we live
the more we learn to forget.
But she's holding it.

In the winters we go dim.
We get under the influence.
Memories can make you
if you let them.
But at least we're broken in.
Even some of the pain’s worn thin.
Still the holidays are feeling endless.
We don't celebrate here.
We wait for a new year.
She's got tinsel eyes in disguise.
She comes to me.

credits

from How We Were Then, released April 27, 2014
Christopher Hughes - vocals, guitar
Pablo Burrull - bass
Sarah Lynn Fisher - keys
Tyler Johnston - horns
Ramon Muzquiz - drums
Joe Cepeda Overman - guitar
Matt Shasteen - guitar

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The Calmative Denton, Texas

Originally conceived as a studio project, The Calmative mixes traditional songwriting and instrumentation with ambient noise, feedback and drone. It is the moniker of Texas-based songwriter Christopher Hughes, and features a revolving cast of musicians. Collaborators include members of Spooky Folk, Pageantry, and the Blurries. ... more

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