You Are the Sun

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Written by Cassandra V. Chopourian & band

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Your shape when you sleep is the dead-man wingding
from the first chapter of Trenchtown Rock—

arms bent up at ninety degrees
legs splayed out and down, frog-like,

students love it, think they get it, can't decide if it's cheap or not
students love it, think they get it, can't decide if it's cheap or not.

You're so quiet,
I hear traffic through the monitor,
it's five a.m. and I can't sleep.
Light brightens blandly
behind the window.

You are the sun
You are the sun
enabling life
with your own unwitting combustion

while I am the grass
I am the grass
underscoring the blank places
by just lying here,

You are the sun (I am the grass)
You are the sun (I am the grass)
You are the sun (I am the grass)
You are the sun….while…..

I am the grass (you are the sun)
I am the grass (you are the sun)
I am the grass (you are the sun)
but I'd do anything to cover you up.

I'd do anything to cover you up.
I'd do anything to cover you up.
I'd do anything to cover you up.
I'd do anything to cover you up.
I'd do anything to cover you up.
I'd do anything to cover you up.

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from Unfinished Bird, released November 16, 2016

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