The Ox

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If I could burn thoughts away
with my butane lighter
I would be covered now in ash
though your voice would still be ringing

Thought I could sleep you away
lose you in corridors of dreaming
but in the morning I see clear
all of the places you'd be waiting

There's a world under the earth
don't it call when it all starts to hurt

There's a deep sky above all our eyes
though we may try we can't realize

Maybe it's like cold steel or ice that shoots through my head
As I turn the key and drive away into night
Screaming and pushing myself
Passing all the places I want to be
Is anything better than where I am

And If I the ox cannot go on
what of the load I've borne since the dawn
And if I the crow am lame
what of my flight
should I scratch across town until I'm gone?

You can't just sleep on a night like that or any night unique
without diving in to the depth of the moment
But all the same it adheres to you
and the song I sung rails across me

and I don't remember you at all

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from De La Warr, released July 1, 2012

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De La Warr Portland, Oregon

De La Warr, a burgeoning force on the Portland (OR) music scene, boasts an indie sound that incorporates R&B vocals and folk sentiment into a pop context.

Tyler Johnson-vocals, guitar
Julia Cramer-vocals, keyboard
Jordan Wilson-guitar, bass
Steve Foster-drums
Catherine Mehta-vocals
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