Creatures Much Worse Than Ourselves

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we don’t sleep at night we just drive like maniacs
but we sleep all day and rot away in our bed sheets
and shameful childhoods we all live with the worst of regrets
we’re not asking for forgiveness
just that everyone would forget
everything we’ve ever done

we’ve all cloven hooves and we live like animals
and rightly so for the world is full of creatures much worse than ourselves
so i will stay indoors til i’m sure that it’s safe out there
this home’s so full of all my
thoughts someday they’re sure to scare me out
but i’m holding out til then

we’ve got stars for eyes we don’t see where we’re going to or coming from
so we hurt the ones we love the most and we’re never
quite sure why we do the things we do
i’ve always tried to make it right
but it always seems to make it worse


from Read This If I Don't Make It Home, released November 21, 2014



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Gratiot Lake Road Hampton, Virginia

Gratiot Lake Road is the modern folk music of husband and wife Ben and Emaleigh Jensen. Songwriter Emaleigh sings and plays melodies on a closed-back banjo and Ben sings harmonies while fingerpicking an acoustic guitar and stomping with ankle-percussion. Their songs vary from soft ballads to upbeat jams played in a style that has been described as haunting, bittersweet, and eerie. ... more


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