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In Case of Emergency

from Speak Up by Farewell Typewriter

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Jason Countryman: vocals, guitar
Grant Shellen: bass, vocals
Audie Roldan: guitar
Steve Slater: drums


In case of emergency
I remind myself we are machines
Of happenstance and accidents
As much as we might cling to narratives

It’s never like what you learned
The words unravel and then they’re gone
I know it seems so absurd
Sometimes we need to be hurt
To give us direction

You’re facing down your enemies
But you can’t fight what you can’t see
A wooden link in a steel chain
Weakness will be burned away

There’s nothing you could’ve done
It’s useless trying to patch the holes
You could keep running away
From things you know you should say
To keep your conscious at arm’s length

Though at first it seems you received a bitter cup
Sometimes the sweetest thing is just to give up


from Speak Up, released April 13, 2018
Music by Farewell Typewriter
Lyrics by Jason Countryman


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