Eternal Deferral

by The Melting Ice Caps

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1.
Miss It 02:08
we’ve got projection that should warrant further study our transference is currently attracting much research and several experts independently quite worried we broke the mould here or we broke something what’s the end of your project? there’s no ending to this love what’s the net gain of looking? i know you’ll only go and miss it altogether extrapolations never help me not to worry transiently i tend to be persuaded here and there and i appreciate you’re kind of in a hurry if they can’t keep up what are you proving? what’s the end of your project? there’s no ending to this love what’s the net gain of leaving? i know i’ll only miss us being altogether
2.
In Hove 02:02
what’s a boy in Hove supposed to do? i read a self-help book; now i think i’m screwed and is a saturday night really included in this voucher code? that schtick gets so old and tears have no effect upon the shingle saline waves and salt tears mingle and why this temperature so unprecedented for the time of year? yet little fear here i know you vape but here’s an ashtray saw it and thought of you, for old time’s sake why were those sunday night restaurants in the nineties always housed within a railway arch beside the bins? i do and don’t feel very different to a younger self who’s never gonna listen and when the time comes i know i won’t be even in the slightest ready enough now steady on
3.
Stance 01:34
where does truth go? it’s there below in the comments that no one’s reading do a little dance have a little solo time take another stance hatch another brand new line where does fear grow? it’s there down low that appendix? you didn’t need it do a little dance have a little solo time take another stance hatch another brand new line everybody waits to uncover the big mistake here’s another chance to deliver your hot take
4.
Downtown 02:22
the riverside of twisted roots and mattresses and shoes can only hold you for so long you’ve done bucolic blues there is a new old life ahead i see you waltzing through those louvre doors your life is not quite over yet i know i will see you downtown... …where melodramas never quite desist a party’s happening somewhere and you never could resist a tried and tested life’s ahead i see you marching through an open door if life is not quite over yet i know i will see you some time... …but only if you’re done with twigs and stones they only held me for so long and now i’m going home
5.
Lifesaver 01:41
they shot it down in flight let it feel the pull of fate but unblinkingly you just brought it straight home lifesaver staving off natural laws you gathered up that sparrow put the world back as it was I ran aground sometimes in a setting safe from sight and unbelievably you could make it right lifesaver saving from here or afar you scoop right up old cravings and put the lid back on the jar there you go lifesaver staving off natural laws you’ll gather up the broken sparrow and put the world back as it was
6.
Normal 01:49
you've got stuck in a loop where your hard work never recoups if you stepped off, what would it mean? why keep on if nobody sees? somebody has to be so deliriously normal some people have to strive it won’t be us god-given or not easily or painfully won if you're upward, don't let it go if you're unmade, don't let it show some people get to be so luxuriously normal some people have to thrive it won't be us somebody has to be so extravagantly normal somebody has to strive it can’t be me
7.
Wind-Up 02:29
i’m sure that you will have another chance to make your mark but it might not be in this life leave that theatre dark and you’re so eager to be constructive but it’s so easy to be distracted i know you were born to wind up strangers here but it isn’t quite a life plan this all-new old career and you’re so eager to be destructive but it’s so easy to be deflected and you’re so eager to be destructive but it’s so easy to fall
8.
it's old-fashioned then to mean this stuff to do as you have said you would but we're hesitant to go along with how you want life treated all return all refrain all dig in all resign all conspire all believe our eternal deferral begin living up to this are you ready then to go without the things you take for granted now? and whoever cares enough to scream you might as well get started all return all refrain all dig in all resign all conspire all believe our eternal deferral begin living up to this
9.
Hi-Vis Man 02:05
a master of alarm the constant throb of harm and no one wears a hi-vis bib as badly as you do it never was about what you think it's about you're doomed to be unnecessary: some purpose served, then dead and buried your dad can't bear to look your step mum's off the hook cos no one throws the insults round as stupidly as you it never was about what you think it's about you're doomed to be unnecessary: some purpose first, you secondary so go and find a better way to spend your precious time
10.
Post-Post 01:22
you shouldn't have posted that i wouldn't have advised it you're nervous and anxious now and looking for an answer you've got to the second page of search results but still nothing you have read makes this any better you wish you had never i could be comforting, soothing, emollient: "never confront the obnoxious contingent they've got nothing better to do with their time" but still nothing i can say makes this any better i wish you had never i wish you had never hit return because it's a lovely day to see the world
11.
Longest Day 02:03
an emblem of a semblance of something you know you were meant to finish but anyway whose thoughts are they? just get to the end of the working day life is at home where you left it love is at home where it stays i’m holding out for the end of the longest day i’ll disappear in finding the end of the last great task list but who’s to say which bits remain and what ripples out into something more? life is at home where we left it love is at home where it stays i’m holding out for the end of the longest day life’s right there where you left it love’s there right where you let it fall
12.
Highwaymen 02:02
i think you’ve got enough material to go on with for now give yourself a break and turn it inside out spin us a yarn some highwaymen abound some scumbags hang around some nightmares do not end until you send them on their way a villanelle, an elegy, a ballad, haiku or burlesque when you find you’re in a cul-de-sac, keep on stay at your desk when highwaymen abound and scumbags hang around some nightmares do not end until you send them on their way what do you have to say for yourself? you ought to write it down while chances still abound our words might hang around even when we are miles away where highwaymen find that their nightmares end

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released October 13, 2020

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