Bandages Out of Masking Tape (The Trauma Song)

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once again I'm a fuck-up & I haven't slept all night
I'm thinking about how hard it was to say no all those times
you can't tell me everything & I wanna know how you feel
& I don't
from my fire escape you can't tell anybody else is near
we'll sit here an hour, you don't even have to talk
I'm tense & nervous, maybe I think I do
that's my fuck-up once again
I see all the little nicks I've been collecting
on my hands in great detail

stay with me, friend
when I couldn't breath you tried so hard for both of us
stay with me, friend
it took us a long time to figure out breath's not something you can share

so you shared bourbon but only a little bit
I got bad memories with that, you already know
it seems getting better's reserved for those already well sometimes
maybe from birth we were always gonna be getting tired
I know we have different opinions
on just which shade of green means you're gonna lose the finger

stay with me, friend
we can eat the pastries I dumpstered from my own job
stay with me, friend
when we get sick from that it'll take our minds away from this

this shitty tape won't do much
to stop my infections
but toilet tissue underneath
collects most of the blood
it all washes off unsticky
in the sink hours too soon
but it don't cost much
to do it all over again
all over again
over again

stay with me, friend
where else are we gonna go
stay with me, friend


from Protection Fruit (Split w/ April Mei), released September 10, 2015



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solo project of Audrey Zee Whitesides from Little Waist. basically the normal-est gay lesbian you can imagine plus an even more normal acoustic guitar.

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