If you don't break your ropes

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A song about life and death, livin' it up and livin' it down.

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when I am dead, it won't matter
how hard you press your ear to the ground
no one knows our name until our
last breath has gone out

the old dog bends his head listening
I guess the sound of the earthworms get to him
we look to the end of the tale
and find black marigolds and silence

and if you don't break your ropes while you're alive,
do y'think the ghosts will do it after?

I think of you walking along
a headland of green oats in June
so full of repose, so rich with life
I see us meeting at the end of town

close your eyes. I'm underneath their lids
going to sleep, I cross my hands on my
chest. It looks as though I'm flying
into myself, into myself

and if you don't break your ropes while you're alive,
do y'think the ghosts will do it after?

and if you don't break your ropes while you're alive,
do y'think the ghosts will do it after?

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from This Moment Again and Again, released December 24, 2013
Written and performed by Ari Gelardin and Jacob Palmer with Jason Slota on drums and Jay Pellicci recording at Tiny Telephone Recording Studio in San Francisco, California. (October 2013)

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This Moment Again and Again San Francisco, California

SF-based art collective This Moment Again and Again is a collaboration between artists Ari Gelardin + Jacob Palmer. They use their synesthetic skills to make music, art, books, and video art.

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