i wrote you a letter / asked your best friend to send it / but took to the sea before you could have read it / retreated to snowcapped waters of the unknown / extracted my heart while it was still beating / but glowing and red / and i swear that sweat would envelop your arms if you broke down and held it / i swear i'm a good man / so why don't you love me back? / instead of twisting up words you just sat there in silence / in wind burnt homes sighing rays from a sunset / and all i could hear was the sound of the wasp nest / my head made a home for the hum of the insects / but my hands shake and shudder at the mention / of half written reasons why we'll only be friends / i swear i'm a good man / so why don't you love me back?
from The Albatross,
released November 12, 2013
Additional Musicians: Justin Reynolds: Trombone // Adam Gabbert: Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone // Annette Moeller: Violin // Emma Tiemann: Violin // Liz Myers: Cello