The Hermit Crab Song

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This room grows smaller
Palm trees grow taller
Outside
I see their green leaves waving and I wish that they would die
When you come by I pretend to be asleep
You leave a sand dollar at the table by my feet
And then retreat
To god knows where
I don’t care
I hope you’re happy there

I hope this island erupts before my skull caves in
Before my spine constricts and melds with the curves of this bed
I hope this island erupts while I still have eyes to witness it with
While I can still inhale some sweet volcanic ash
While my brain can still perceive dread

When you come by I pretend to be asleep
You leave a small black leather bound book at my feet
And I read about a man who roamed the desert sands and healed people just like me
And I don’t really believe,
But the words are kind of comforting
And I don’t really believe,
But the words are kind of comforting

In the twinkling of an eye
In the twinkling of an eye
In the twinkling of an eye
We shall be changed
In the twinkling of an eye
We shall be changed
We shall be changed

This is my only body and I have not treated it well
But one day my slimy innards will wriggle out and inch their way into a new shell
This is my only body and I have not treated it well
But one day my scum covered innards will ooze out and inch their way into a new shell

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from People Are Animals, released June 24, 2017

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Solo project of Orca Enthusiast/Musician Nate Noworyta.

Lyrically dense story-songs filled with detailed imagery and characters, rooted in indie rock and folk.

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