The Swim

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our feet are running so fast on the dock
we'll surely fall and never come back
these waves are choking my ankles and tears
and i know now i really can't stay
you told me then but i already knew
cuz i could hear it in the tides and see it in your eyes too
oh in your eyes too

we washed our hands clean and hung out our findings of the day to dry
on the horizon for everyone to see
for everyone to see

diving forward in the freezing lake
i held your hand and we held our breath
the things we said were not important
so we try for it just like we should
but can't you catch your breath?
isn't it your turn to say what happens next?
what happens next?

we orphaned our melodies
to lie here silly sideways
searching for prettier boys and the finer things
oh those finer things

we swam out so far we couldn't see the land anymore
the sun is down and it's so dark
i can't see your face anymore
we went out so far we didn't know where we came from
the sun is down and it's so dark
i can't see your face anymore

have you ever seen the moon
when it looks so backwards in the sky
have you ever seen the moon
when it looks so backwards in the sky
like tonight

credits

from Overgrown, released August 3, 2013
written and performed by: Carly Howard
guitar: Carly Howard
banjo, glock, bass, add'l orchestrations: Tyler Phillips
harmonies: Kevy Bergman
cello: Kim Vogels

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Carly Howard Brooklyn, New York

Carly Howard is a Brooklyn-based theatre artist and singer/songwriter. This is her first album release. Overgrown is based on her last theatre piece about a vegan plant eating a guy. Expect to hear trumpet, violin, cello, clarinet, ambient guitar, and girl on girl harmonies. What?! ... more

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