Every Eye is a Universe

by Tobias the Owl

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1.
oh there was never time enough though we spent years on end in love in sheltered moments that we shared in the home that we made and even when our lives were strained there was one thing that remained and even when i am far across borders you will always be my home i'll be floating like wind on the ocean i'll hear the echoes of your voice and all the world is spinning fast and our bricks and mortar never lasts and with every half life that we pass we are further away but even when our lives are strained there will be one thing that remains and even when i am far across borders you will always be my home i'll be floating like wind on the ocean i'll hear the echoes of your voice though i may travel far i will never be gone you will always be my home
2.
hang me on your wall i don't belong to anyone at all and hang me on your wall i can't be seen by anybody else sometimes i don't believe in anything at all in anything at all in anything at all so hang me on your wall lay me by the sea and i will hide when you wake from your sleep face me to the east and i'll be gone when daylight reaches me sometimes i don't believe in anything at all in anything at all in anything at all so hang me on your wall
3.
Murmurs 04:36
night wasn't cold in your eyes though the moon hung so low and so bright and the stars were so faint and so sparse and so far in the sky and the spark that you lit in the dark as it flickered and glowed in your arms was a glance of the truth on a wound as we both fell apart so please don't turn away hold on to me because i'm already lost like the murmurs in your thoughts so i drew words like lines in the sand but the prose turned to scars on my hands and the tide wouldn't churn wouldn't turn to the path that we planned so please don't turn away hold on to me because i'm already lost like the murmurs in your thoughts so please don't turn away hold on to me because i'm already lost like the murmurs in your thoughts
4.
if i were a seer of visions of futures i'd still leave them up to fate because i know tomorrow is fickle and hollow and it always comes to late so i'll leave roses at your feet their fading colours will grow weak and we've got so much more of the winter left to go the crowd has grown quiet their voices are dying the winter cold has chased them home but i keep their stories their pictures reminders of a past that's never gone so i'll leave roses at your feet their fading colours will grow weak and we've got so much more of the winter left to go
5.
Pretty 03:34
pretty is a way of feeling caught up in the motions of you caught up in the world you hold so dear with all that i could take for granted every little seed you planted every time you whispered in my ear and i'm not so pretty though i know it's easy to pretend that i am you pretty is a severed feeling a disconnected state of being caught up in the world that others see with every imperfection shining every light reflected blinding every whisper growing to a din and i'm not so pretty though i know it's easy to pretend that i am you and i'm not so pretty though it seemed so easy to pretend that i am you oh and i guess i'll never know i guess i'll never be as pretty as you seem pretty is a way of feeling caught up in the motions of you caught up in a world you hold so dear
6.
i've squandered all my decembers as leaves were falling from the trees and i awoke in a sea of delusion that soaked all the insights of my dreams so lay me to bed and sing me to sleep until the morning erases me and drown in your dreams and empty your thoughts and make me a memory because by the daybreak that's all i will be the dust turns to ash in my footsteps the sidewalks are cracking and crossing my path the coffers i carry are running on empty the portraits i've painted have faded to black so lay me to bed and sing me to sleep until the morning erases me and drown in your dreams and empty your thoughts and make me a memory because by the daybreak that's all i will be
7.
well you break me down so easily and you crack the walls here surrounding me and i'm so exposed and so incomplete in the naked truth you so clearly see and this sleight of hand is my only defense and you know that this sleight of hand is my only defense from you and if you should break in through my walls i wouldn't know what to do what to do well you have no doubt i'll be back again so you ruin me because you know you can and i'm suffering but i'll never learn how to keep you out when you want back in and this sleight of hand is my only defense and you know that this sleight of hand is my only defense from you and if you should break in through my walls i wouldn't know what to do what to do ... and this sleight of hand ... ... and this sleight of hand ... and i've wondered how much more now i can take until i bleed to death from all the wounds you've made but if you would care to make a few more i'd always let you back in let you back in
8.
when you were young you took my hand you knew the days were slipping fast with purple dusks they stole away and took all that we tried to grasp and i will paint my love all the colours of the sky but it's a white white wine that i cry and it's a white white wine that i cry that i cry a glowing thread will trace my path as i look backwards on the crash the pale blue light of the dust reborn will signal out new life has come and i will paint my love all the colours of the sky but it's a white white wine that i cry and it's a white white wine that i cry that i cry

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released August 26, 2016

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