Reversal

from These Things Take Time by limesix

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Recorded in my bedroom in Orlando, 2011.

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Spinning around in the sunlight,
how could I ever forget?
The bright cleansing rays falling on you,
we hadn't messed it up yet
And I was under your wing,
and you were under my spell
I still remember that day,
its siren song looming and still

The last thing you said was the right thing to say,
even if you still don't see it that way, and
if we're frozen in time, then why do I like it?
I wish you wouldn't try so hard to fight it

Every mark I laid on you
abstracts and fades over time
And it abandons its place
in this one perfect moment of mine
I won't try and pretend
the flavor is something that lasts
But I remember that day,
pulling me into the past

The mark on the wall where we both tried to hide it
The place where I lay down my head every night
We'll kill ourselves trying to pretend that we like it
The only thing left is to say it's alright
The only thing left is to say it's alright
The only thing left is to say it's alright

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from These Things Take Time, released April 17, 2020
Sometime in 2011, I borrowed a mandolin from a friend at work, and upon learning that they're tuned the same as a guitar only backwards, quickly wrote a song with easy-to-pick-out chords. The lyrics are inspired by/an echo of an early pivotal scene in Ian McEwan's Atonement, which at the end of the book is revealed to be something different than you thought it was. And it's also about trying to freeze time, which now that I think about it makes it into my lyrics pretty frequently.

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Limesix is a rock band, in the 90s tradition. They maybe sound a bit like Portastatic, Yo La Tengo, and Say Hi, hopefully with some sly nods to Prince.

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