Coming Up For Air

from by Kenny and the Swordfish

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Does this song sound like Barenaked Ladies to you? It kinda does to us.


I woke up in a daze this morning, teeth were falling out
And dreams escaped through crevasses left within my mouth left open wide, hoping that this plan might really work
And there’s no way that I deserve it but maybe there’s a place reserved for fuckups just like me who’ve lost it
Where we can be ourselves and you can all pretend it’s nice but know that deep down, of course we’ll want it to be hell

She’s sitting in an airport wondering how things got to this
Just another task, another thing to do, something to cross off a list
Do you ever wish that you could go back and find what you lacked?
She smiles and says this is who I am now, I tried to forget everything I ever knew
Because maybe if I do then I can start anew

Maybe we’ll write a better song
And we’ll hope that we’ll be home before too long

Maybe we could find a better way to say “anyway, there’s not much we can do here, so we might as well give up.”
Because we’re slowly drowning, can barely make a sound that’s not been swallowed up by people who, still clinging to the ground crushed by their fears of knowing nothing but still eager to believe that there’s something up above and a reason to believe that I won’t let myself down again


from Double Chorus, released July 8, 2014
Kenny - Guitars, Bass, Drums, Bongoes
Nate - Vocals, Trumpet, Keys, Bells, Tambourine



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