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Like a Bird: An Alex Schaaf Anthology (2010-2021) coming out on March 26th.  

The Mistress Deluxe Edition out now, get the vinyl here
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Like a Bird: An Alex Schaaf Anthology (2010-2021) coming out on March 26th.  

The Mistress Deluxe Edition out now, get the vinyl here


DRIVE ON / ARMISTICE


release date: April 1, 2019
as: Alex Schaaf
on: self-released
format: digital




SONGS

 
Drive On
Armistice


LYRICS


Drive On

Listen, now
she gestured everywhere
‘that’s what I call love’
i bent my ear
to carve it from the air
like a good boy does

right where i last left it
that’s where my heart’s waiting
Drive on

Coffee, black
whatever fruit there is
this is all i need
the window’s down
it’s getting everywhere
i can barely see

right where i last left it
that’s where my heart’s waiting
Drive on

Tell me where you wanna go
and I bet we’ll find peace there
Tell me who you wanna be
and I bet we’ll find love there
I bet we’ll find love there

right where i last left it
that’s where my heart’s waiting
Drive on

Armistice

I’ve been waiting so long for you
What do I wait for now?
I’m at the top of our stairs, darling
trying to work it out
Sit and listen, stand and read
I don’t know what to do
Yeah it’s a privilege, but god damn it

Like the oak when spring arrives
i had a job to do
the shit that keeps me occupied
I’m too embarassed to tell you
Ages come and ages go
don’t leave their mark on me
I kept my flame a burning stone
my only progeny

cause I’ve been waiting so long for you
What do I wait for now?
I’m at the top of our stairs, darling
trying to work it out
Sit and listen, stand and read
I don’t know what to do
Yeah it’s a privilege, but god damn it

Armistice was good for you
and i guess i can’t complain
but the war was good for work
I was busy every day
Now I’m drifiting, at a loss
for ways to sympathize
with a world that sees the sun
with dry and gleaming eyes

If this is all there is
I’m out driving
‘cross the Mississippi twice
I’m circling with a body
that’s rusted out
just another quiet night

cause I’ve been waiting so long for you
What do I wait for now?
I’m in the garden out back pacing
waving my hands around
Never taught what I should do
after the war was won
yeah it’s a privilege, but god damn it

yeah it’s a privilege, but god damn it











CREDITS


mixed by Danny O'Brien
mastered by Huntley Miller
cover photo by Jonah Lorsung
paint by AS