Isolation Songs // March

by T E Morris

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Neunauge So nice to have fresh T E Morris songs. Lower especially is such a honest feeling piece of music. Now I'm almost looking forward to the Isolation time still to come. ; ) Favorite track: March 24 2020 (Lower).
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It's too cold to breathe I just want to watch for whatever tumbles down Or wait for fires to burn that ice away It was all here just yesterday It's nothing new but I've spent most of my adult life exhausted from clenching my teeth and my fists and looking down at whatever is lower than below It's nothing new but I keep biting my tongue until it bleeds and slips between my teeth and out into some words better that were better left unsaid for you and for me and for everyone The alarm ringing and ringing, my body oblivious to the world shaking around It's too cold to breathe I just want to watch for whatever tumbles down I was in a dream and I was a backwards traveller armed with the arrogance of thinking I could make it all better for all in every way Or wait for fires to burn that ice away It was all here just yesterday It's nothing new but I've spent most of my adult life exhausted from clenching my teeth and my fists and looking down at whatever is lower than below It's nothing new but I keep biting my tongue until it bleeds and slips between my teeth and out into some words better that were better left unsaid for you and for me and for everyone
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At the back of my head, there's a small window Go to sleep now I'll leave it wide open Why don't you talk? Why don't you talk? You just stand there looking into the dark A crowd of whispers in the ear, turn and no one's there It was hell for a while and now we drink all night Why don't you talk? Why don't you talk? You just stand there looking into the dark You can leave if you want but leave the light on I don't want to stand here looking into the dark
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Gripping onto tails, Delivering one speech after another, This is for the children, This is for deliverance, We’ve been running out of time for years. Picking up words out of the air, Understanding that I’m running in circles, Running down the clock, Running like I’m being chased, Running for any kind of place.
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Didn't hope for a resolution There's always been questions followed by mistakes If I choose this now, I could miss the winding path Don't mention the collapsing rooms Don't talk about the falling stars There's always been cracks underneath There's always been questions Don't mention the collapsing rooms Don't talk about the falling stars
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Honestly, is waiting really the key? Would it help to be tethered to a rock? Don't stop calling out your name And singing back a song with all you've got And the words tied to your tongue Sing it back with all you've got With the words tied to your tongue Sing it back with all you've got
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Whatever you want, Whatever you wanted from me is long gone. A last grain to stretch for miles, I recount your cursed words They were all I could recall Remember that cliffside? Jumping into slow-rolling waves, It was so warm, so warm and yet so dark. Are you human? Or is this a game for the rest of my time? Spending hour upon hour, With invisible voices with words upon words upon words upon words upon words upon words upon words upon words upon words

about

What a strange time to be living in. I spent the second half of last year, and up until recently, recuperating and trying to address my mental health issues. Now, like many of you, I find myself isolated at home whilst watching the news with uncertainty and growing uneasiness.

Whilst a lot of us are working remotely, there is still the rest of the hours of the day and night spent indoors. In between watching the same few episodes of Peppa Pig over and over, building Duplo and playing hide and seek (with my two year old of course!), I decided to try and get back to my songwriting, finish older projects, and stay creatively productive as possible. I started setting aside one hour each day in which to write, record and mix a song. Each song had to start from scratch. With a limited amount of resources at hand, it's a fun way to work and I have been sharing the results each day with the subscribers on my Patreon page.

At the end of each month, or for however long we are in isolation, I'll collect all of the songs that I have written for each day. There's no planning - just running with whatever idea pops up in those first few minutes of picking up an instrument. Some stream of consciousness, some more straight forward, some experimentation...

I hope you enjoy.

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released April 1, 2020

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