The Fallen Leaves

by Selfish Giant

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Gil- guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and vocals.


released December 12, 2012



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Track Name: Reverse Migration
Down in the tropics winters have never been cold
Not even the whispers
I’ll suit up this year trading forests for piers, seeking snow
Against the will of my bones

Reverse migration, feathers adorn my sweet home
Returning the favors
The plans have been tailored and the glass has been cleaned once more
With fire burning my bones

Fallen leaves adorn this trail to mystery
Quiet streams still running to my mouth

Is it something I’m not that I’m afraid to find out
But my mind misses change, change to something I’m not
Track Name: Forget
Welcome in to my covert
No roofs, no floors, frames or pictures
And no promises

I think I got it figured out
As I take a look at my bone white painted bedroom walls
I know I should’ve said goodbye
The seasons used to feel like one
Our skins caressing clouds of dreams, leafs and perfectly blue skies
Now I can’t even feel my eyes

Clouded by the rain I held in for too long
Pressured thunderstorms now breaking through my eyes
I lost my compass, now all I get to see is the floor

I think I saw you holding hands
It brought so many thoughts of past adventures and photographs
I know I used to say they lied
I wish that I could live a lie
But then again I think of all the things that made me run
I’m sure that loneliness was one

And all these pieces don’t construct my previous thoughts
They’ve been scattered and then filtered through my heart
What was my discourse
I through myself against the wall

Is it true I didn’t care, is it true that I just gave you away
Is it true my brain did hide what my heart was beating for
Just to make me forget
Track Name: Requiem for Sand
There’s no sand anymore
There’s not a sun to warm my freezing lungs
And if you really want just stay

There’s no love anymore
You made your choices without my skin on yours

And if you sympathize this song might make you stay
Make sure you hear it all this tune might make you wait
Don’t worry, I’ll be fine, is all I heard you say
Which I could count on that I told myself
Track Name: Matches
Your eyes are better than the sky
They’re better than my life
What could I do if I’m out of sight
Run with me until I regret all that I’ve been
All that I’ve done the corpses I’ve killed

Right now I’m just feeling doubt
You brought the candles, there’s no matches laying around

Your voice like thunder in my ribs
Like nutrient to my veins
Composing the words I’m begging to say
Colored frames of static events are floating in space
The place where I live when I’m not in this world