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Looking Back

from Mean Letters by Collapsing Opposites



Waves crash on a shore. They aren’t just waves, we’re something else altogether.
Boats working away – we’re not really working, just looking back.
Looking back into illusions, there’s something that’s soothing about oceans and soft light.
Looking back to your favourite movie and everything’s moving, but not today.

Clouds reflect fiercer architect
because space was cold before it got sold.
And ozone layer is in your prayer,
because ultraviolet light might restore your sight.

Shells cover your skies – block out your eyes – with visions of salty sea air.
Lips distract you with diss. It’s hard to persist with what we were just talking about.
Looking back into the future. And time will calm me down as waves heal these rocks.
Looking back into our lives: there'll be a time when we will both die.

Concave? Convex? How should you frame it?
Photograph won’t express what’s in your…
Brains aren’t important anymore.
Brains aren’t important anymore.


from Mean Letters, released April 10, 2005
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Ryan McCormick sang and played guitar, keyboard and saxophone.
Eli Bornowski played trumpet.
Ebony Bertorelli played recorder and sousaphone.
Soren Brothers played melodica.
Kavitha Premarajah played clarinet.
Jaime Denike played flute.
Humming by Ebony Bertorelli, Soren Brothers, Sean Ramsay, and Adam Horn.
Recorded by Pietro Sammarco at Chubbo Sound, Vancouver BC, 2004-2005.


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