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Hey
What you almost didn't realize
In that moment you idealized
When the sky was burning blue
Well your eyes were burning, too
And your heart could only notice
Whisper words of truth
Whisper words our body knew your body already knew

You could be gone tomorrow
Longing for the wrong tomorrow
You could be shackled onto a mountain made of ashes made of dust
The wind could change tomorrow
Blow away the chains tomorrow
WHy do I keep hearing why are stuck?
Do I keep feeling we are fucked?
That all the answers aren't enough?

YOu walk
Through the forest of your memory
Through some ancient mystic memory
But tree's are falling down
In a sound so frightening loud
And the wolf is crying uncle
And the bears are tapping out
Pounding down to the ground with fists clenched tightly round
That thread of hope that found you
When you woke up lying naked
Crawling back to your mother
Crawling after your shadow after your shadow can't be found

I hear the echoes on the mountains all around me
I'm calling out they're calling back
That forest you walked into disappeared
And all that's left is what surrounds you
What has found you
What has bound you to the ground you painted black

Your watch
Is ticking but it's broken
Your sleeping mind awoken
All your dreams are coloured grey
You keep dreaming you could walk away from here
Like there's some other place but here
LIke there's some power in your fear
That makes your mirror image disappear

You're staring out the window
onto a room where you are sitting struck with fear
Staring out the window onto a room where you are sitting
Struck with fear
staring out the window
Onto a room where you are sitting struck with fear and staring out the window
Out the window

You could be gone tomorrow
Longing for the wrong tomorrow
You could be shackled onto a mountain made of ashes made of dust
The wind could change tomorrow
Blow away the chains tomorrow
WHy do I keep hearing why are stuck?
Do I keep feeling we are fucked?
That all the answers aren't enough?
That all that's left has come undone

Your faith was bonded to your hope
Now it's swinging from a rope unwinding slowly
From that Coca-cola castle in the sky that towers over
In its shadow you grow sober
In its shadow you grow colder
You can't fathom what you've shouldered yet

I hear the echoes on the mountains all around me
I'm calling out they're calling back
That forest you walked into disappeared
And all that's left is what surrounds you
What has found you
What has bound you to the ground you painted black

I hear the echoes on the mountains all around me
I'm calling out they're calling back
That forest you walked into disappeared
And all that's left is what surrounds you
What has found you
What has bound you to the ground you painted black

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from XENOPHILIA, released April 21, 2016
Scott Hamilton - Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Erik Schoepen - Mandolin

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Cougars in America Brussel, Belgium

Cougars in America is the new alt-folk project of Canadian-turned-Bruxellois singer-songwriter, Scott Hamilton. Poet, multi- instrumentalist, and troubadour, he transforms his world into song. His music has been compared to Bonnie Prince Billy or Sufjan Stevens, and serves in equal measures American Folk, Blues, and Indie Rock. ... more

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