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lyrics

Always testing the waters before I'm jumping in
I know 16 to 23 ain't gonna kill a man
But silent hypothermia sets in and you don't know when 
Think I'll just sit here in the shade

My wife heard a blue ring washed up on the beach where our kids swim
My life is a film on inertia and coming out even
But violent anxiety rattles the bleachers I'm sitting in
Think I’ll slip under in the shade

Cause it's a lonely life
When you ain't got no fight
And it's a bitter pill
When you're just trying to not get killed
It's a travesty
When pain is all you believe

It's ok I'm fine
Happens all the time
So you can count I'll hide


Rest for a bit here in the shade
Happened so quick like a Brutus blade
This little kingdom’s gonna fade

I’m thinking that jumping this ship could permit me to live again
Down into deliverance waters I'll sink or I'll swim again
My daughter beholding with wonder the squalor and decadence 
Think I could fit here just the same


Cause it's a lonely life
When you ain't got no fight
And it's a bitter pill
When you're just trying so hard to be still
It's a travesty
When pain is all you believe

It’s a glimpse of light
When you crumble and you survive
And it’s better still
When the fire alarm is a drill
It’s a melody
When the pain finally sings out in grief

Think I’ll come out alive
Think I’ll come out alive
Like the changing of the tide
So you can count I’ll hide

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from Solastalgia, released November 20, 2016

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Chris De Souza Wollongong, Australia

Great-grandson of Dublin, grandson of Mumbai, born in Yellowknife and raised in suburban Vancouver, Chris has spent the past decade becoming a family man in Wollongong, Australia.

Chris spent the greater part of 2016 in the sanctuary of his little studio working on these tunes tunes that represent a shifting/tearing/fleeting/healing sense of self, community and place.
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