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Are You Reading Me?

by The April Fools Childrenhood

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When I asked You to stay It came apart Unraveled by the bed Silk unlike your touch Passing through my mouth A pressure on me A pressure for all to see Are you reading me? Being frustrated is it part of the answer Being frustrated is it how we get there Being frustrated is it part of the answer Being frustrated is it keeping us together Are you reading me? I inch towards A path I know I ask it if It will ever let me go
Consumed 04:32
Some days after dark I whistle to the wind It caries all the air Out of my head And rising from the view The stagger of you And rising from the view Emptiness imbued Wouldn't you be impressed By the way I long for you the best Some days in the sun I wish that I could run Towards the nearest view And catch what's never true But rising from that view Nothing's ever true But rising from that view Separation takes a hold of me Wouldn't you be impressed By the way I long for you the best Wouldn't you be consumed By the way these thoughts don't turn with the days Wouldn't you be consumed Like the way I still am by you
Different 03:32
Walking home To a place I don't yet live Wandering amused when We find an excuse to kiss Exhale deep Inhale hard Take it all in We could be like this all the time What I need Is what I already have
Dogged Men 04:56
It's in the air we breath That which chokes it out of me Brutal in philosophy But not a part of me If I could think in words Words that stir the herd The words of dogged men Doing it wrong again The way they were taught to The way they were bread to The way they like to The way they like to
(I Know) 05:42
I'm tired I'm so tired So tired of waking up So tired of the same day Tired of hearing about everyone dying So tired of hoping Everything's already not okay I'm tired We're not the same We're living in separate worlds One where you die, and one where you don't Where the rich can overcome anything The rest of us are up on the air And we are falling The speed at which we're falling Is scaring me Every single day I can hear my ears popping This is just the way it is now


--- version 0.4 --- last updated: 2021/05/05 ---

"Are You Reading Me?" is the beginning of a new album by David Knights Cowling (The April Fools Childrenhood). New tracks will be added throughout 2021, mixes will change after their initial release, songs may disappear after their release.

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released February 5, 2021

Recorded, and mixed by David Knights Cowling in their home. All performances were similarly solitary in origin. Work is in progress.

Album art by David Knights Cowling.


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The April Fools Childrenhood Vancouver, British Columbia

David Knights Cowling creates on the unceded and occupied lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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