The Longest Way Down

from by Vanessa Laurin

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i wasn’t ready for this
to sever my tether to your shadow
i wasn’t ready for this
to be the buffer that broke your fall
i wasn’t ready or willing or able
i wasn’t ready, not ready at all
and everyone wants to be the celestial body
but nobody wants to be the orbiting satellite
(everybody wants to be)
(everybody wants to be)
(everybody wants to be)
(everybody wants to bleed)
you were always so content
at the bottom of the pecking order
you’re always so content
just kicking back and toeing the line
but now you are so hell-bent
on your own annihilation
and it’s become quite evident
that we’ll soon be jumping, not flying
and everyone wants to be the celestial body
but nobody wants to be the orbiting satellite
and everyone wants to be the celestial body
but nobody wants to be the orbiting satellite
i wasn’t ready for this
to sever my tether to your shadow
i wasn’t ready for this
to be the buffer that broke your fall
and i wasn’t ready or willing or able
i wasn’t ready, not ready at all
and everyone wants to be the celestial body
if you’re holding on to me
and i’m holding on to nothing
which one of us has the longest way down?
rock face and canyon walls
peregrine and red-tail call
gliding on thermals
while our bodies go hurtling
if you’re holding on to me
at terminal velocity
and this all ends badly
then it’s all on your back
because i wasn’t ready to break your fall

© Vanessa Laurin

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from Before the Coyotes Come, released January 8, 2019

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Vanessa Laurin Ottawa, Ontario

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, producer and visual artist. She isn't with the band; she IS the band.

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